Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2020

Saturday April 11, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The George Ryder Stakes is a top lead-up into the Queen Elizabeth Stakes

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes is the richest race of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and offers $4 million in total prize money including a lucrative $2.4 million to the winner.

The prizemoney for the 2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes was reduced to $2 million with cuts made across the carnival due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including $1.16 million reserved for the winner.

Held on Day 2 of The Championships on the second Saturday of April each year at Royal Randwick, the weight-for-age Group 1 classic is run over 2000m and is held on the same day as the Sydney Cup, Australian Oaks and Queen Of The Turf Stakes.

The winners of the previous year’s Epsom Handicap and The Metropolitan as well as the current year’s Ranvet Stakes, Tancred Stakes, Doncaster Mile and ATC Derby are all exempt from Queen Elizabeth Stakes ballot.

The event attracts the season’s best weight-for-age gallopers and middle-distance hopefuls and one of the best Queen Elizabeth Stakes lead-up races is the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) held three weeks earlier at Rosehill Gardens on Golden Slipper Day.

The latest edition of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes took place on Saturday April 11, 2020 and was won by the UK raider Addeybb. 

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 11, 2020
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $4 million ($2 million in 2020 due to COVID-19)
  • First Run: 1851

2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results

The 2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 11, 2020 and published below.

  • 1st: #2 Addeybb
  • 2nd: #12 Verry Elleegant
  • 3rd: #1 Danon Premium

The 2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes results in the post-Winx era were an international affair with Ranvet Stakes winning UK raider Addeybb doing the double. He defeated the same mare he beat home last start, Verry Elleegant, who had subsequently won the Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) for Chris Waller. Waller failed to win the race four years running after his historic three-peat with Winx (2017-19), but Verry Elleegant was far from disgraced. The Japanese visitor Danon Premium ran well for third, just failing to get traction on the Heavy (8) track.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 2 ADDEYBB (IRE) William Haggas Tom Marquand 1 59kg $4.20F
2 12 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 2.8L 2 57kg $5
3 1 DANON PREMIUM (JPN) Mitsumasa Nakauchida James McDonald 3.2L 3 59kg $4.40
4 10 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tim Clark 4.8L 12 59kg $13
5 4 TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 5L 8 59kg $5.50
6 13 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards Kerrin McEvoy 5.1L 4 57kg $9
7 3 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Sam Clipperton 9.4L 7 59kg $81
8 6 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 9.7L 5 59kg $26
9 5 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Glen Boss 9.8L 6 59kg $19
10 9 IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 13.3L 10 59kg $101
11 8 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller Joshua Parr 14.6L 11 59kg $71
12 7 GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams Adam Hyeronimus 16.7L 9 59kg $151
11 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Jason Collett 0

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Betting & Odds

Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting each year is led by the season’s best weight-for-age performers coming out of lead-up runs in races including the Doncaster Mile, George Ryder Stakes and Tancred Stakes (formerly The BMW).

From 2010 – 2020 all but two of the eight Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners ran either first or second in their lead-up runs including It’s A Dundeel (2014) and Criterion (2015) who came out of The BMW and George Ryder Stakes respectively.

The last horse to come off a Melbourne lead-up run and win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes was Sarrera (2008). Favourites in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds have saluted eight times since 2005 most recently with three-time hero Winx (2017, 2018 and 2019) followed by the UK raider Addeybb (2020) who completed the Ranvet Stakes – Queen Elizabeth double.

2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Odds

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2020 odds and prices on the runners this autumn’s race, including the reigning Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Winx, will be available below as soon as available so stay tuned.


Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes field attracts a top class line-up of weight-for-age champions that come via races including the George Ryder Stakes and the Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) also held in Sydney during the autumn.

The last galloper to complete The BMW – Queen Elizabeth Stakes double was Eremein (2006).

Dual champion Grand Armee is one of three individual Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners for trainer Gai Waterhouse who also won with Desert War (2007) and More Joyous (2012).

Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds online - Ladbrokes.com.au

Super mare Winx (pictured winning her first in 2017) is the most famous recent Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations close on a Monday in early February before first acceptances a month later.

The final Queen Elizabeth Stakes field of acceptances and barrier draw is then released on the Tuesday before the race.

2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2020 field and barrier will be released on the Tuesday of race week  and published below.

The international raiders dominate the 2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes final field and betting markets with Japanese star Danon Premium (3) early favourite over UK galloper Addeybb drawn the rails and coming off the lead-up Ranvet Stakes victory.

  • Scratchings: #11 Life Less Ordinary (12)
# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x6x110x22x DANON PREMIUM (JPN) Mitsumasa Nakauchida James McDonald 3 59kg 118
2 3x4121x2x1 ADDEYBB (IRE) William Haggas Tom Marquand 1 59kg 116
3 84x231x358 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Sam Clipperton 7 59kg 116
4 1x2223x113 TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 8 59kg 116
5 6621x421x3 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Glen Boss 6 59kg 113
6 x5111x4577 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 5 59kg 111
7 2x037902x0 GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams Adam Hyeronimus 9 59kg 109
8 58166×3205 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller Joshua Parr 11 59kg 109
9 112x20x810 IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 10 59kg 108
10 22x2311x11 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tim Clark 13 59kg 108
11 03374×6646 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Jason Collett 12 59kg 103
12 x9410x4221 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 2 57kg 116
13 411112×334 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards Kerrin McEvoy 4 57kg 115

2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes First Acceptances

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes first acceptances are taken in early March, about a month after the nominations and four weeks out from the event.

There are 77 first acceptances for the 2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes including visiting UK galloper Addeybb coming off a fresh win in the Tancred Stakes.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 3x4121x2x1 ADDEYBB (IRE) G 6 William Haggas
2 1112×55343 ADMIRAL’S JOKER G 7 Kylie Vella
3 05420×2442 ALIFEROUS M 4 Kris Lees 86
4 65800×8957 ANGEL OF TRUTH G 4 Gwenda Markwell 101
5 x75720x507 ARISTIA M 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
6 143276×507 ATTENTION RUN (GER) M 5 Kris Lees 87
7 125x11x680 ATTORNEY (FR) G 5 Matthew Smith 75
8 2147×54533 AVILIUS (GB) G 6 James Cummings 116
9 73803523×6 BEST OF DAYS (GB) G 6 James Cummings 108
10 120204231x BLENHEIM PALACE (IRE) G 4 Chris Waller 97
11 54713×2531 CASCADIAN (GB) G 5 James Cummings 104
12 1x4722x681 CASTELVECCHIO C 3 Richard Litt 108
13 12×349 CHENIER C 3 Anthony Freedman
14 x6306x010x CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB) H 5 Kris Lees 103
15 112617×909 COME PLAY WITH ME G 5 Chris Waller 106
16 3141x0x068 DANCETERIA (FR) G 5 Kris Lees 110
17 x6x110x22x DANON PREMIUM (JPN) H 5 Mitsumasa Nakauchida
18 7x5955x566 DANZDANZDANCE M 5 Chris Waller 107
19 12182115×3 DR DRILL (GB) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 99
20 2x1205x281 DREAMFORCE G 7 John Thompson 112
21 32x7350x99 EL DORADO DREAMING M 4 Kris Lees 102
22 10111x42x7 ESTI FENY (HUN) H 5 Matthew Smith 91
23 20x211x234 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) H 6 Matthew Smith 113
24 768256×411 FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
25 17x77223x0 FRANKELY AWESOME M 4 Kris Lees 90
26 0426351625 FUN FACT G 4 Bjorn Baker 88
27 11x211x214 FUNSTAR F 3 Chris Waller 103
28 2x037902x0 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 9 Matthew Williams
29 x042874x97 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) H 7 Archie Alexander
30 313x09x290 HALLELUJAH BOY (JPN) G 7 Kris Lees
31 84x231x358 HAPPY CLAPPER G 9 Patrick Webster 116
32 06380×4549 HARLEM (GB) G 8 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
33 113×40 HEART OF PUISSANCE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
34 172x1260x7 HOMESMAN (USA) G 6 Anthony Freedman 110
35 22x171353x IL PARADISO (USA) H 4 Chris Waller 107
36 x112x20x81 IMAGING (GB) H 5 Chris Waller 104
37 x58166x320 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 110
38 1x5111x457 KOLDING (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 111
39 50211x8x58 LEVENDI H 5 David Payne 104
40 03374×6646 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 106
41 54×2561165 LUVALUVA (NZ) M 5 John Sargent
42 3246077×62 MASK OF TIME (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 96
43 22x2311x11 MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
44 x411112x33 MELODY BELLE (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards 115
45 x113411x84 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien
46 22x30x0364 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 109
47 278822×118 MISS SISKA M 6 Grahame Begg 107
48 200x6101x3 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 111
49 131x3002x9 MR QUICKIE G 4 Phillip Stokes 107
50 x156x11126 MUGATOO (IRE) G 5 Kris Lees 84
51 235160×122 MUSTAJEER (GB) G 7 Kris Lees 111
52 x836190x14 NETTOYER M 6 Wendy Roche 100
53 59260×0751 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 103
54 x2893731x7 NORWAY (IRE) H 4 Chris Waller 102
55 3232621×07 OCEANEX (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
56 7x420142x8 OLMEDO (FR) H 5 Kacy Fogden 108
57 311x68x072 PRINCE FAWAZ C 3 Anthony Cummings 95
58 6x7104x356 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) M 4 David Brideoake
59 90431x5x08 PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) H 4 John Thompson 86
60 4x23960x66 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees 104
61 170x540x38 RED CARDINAL (IRE) G 8 Kris Lees 105
62 1x2161x421 REGAL POWER G 4 Grant & Alana Williams
63 100x6x4069 RINGERDINGDING H 4 Anthony Freedman
64 4x3115x514 SHADOW HERO G 3 Mark Newnham 102
65 611x111x31 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 4 Chris Waller 97
66 25040×8464 SO SI BON G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
67 6441301×79 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 110
68 3x1651x127 SUPER SETH C 3 Anthony Freedman 108
69 1x2223x113 TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) G 5 Jamie Richards 116
70 007713116x THE CANDY MAN G 6 Barry Baldwin 102
71 3x25110x78 THOUGHT OF THAT G 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 80
72 x9410x4221 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 114
73 6621x421x3 VOW AND DECLARE G 4 Danny O’Brien
74 x34121x755 WARNING G 3 Anthony Freedman 103
75 x185310x39 WOLFE (JPN) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 100
76 878730×425 YOUNGSTAR M 5 Chris Waller 102
77 0x79851x72 YULONG PRINCE (SAF) H 5 Chris Waller 106

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tips

Looking for gallopers that finished in the money in lead-up Sydney Group 1 races like the Tancred Stakes held a fortnight earlier over 500m further is a top Queen Elizabeth Stakes tip.

Favourites in the race only had a fair record until the three-peat of odds-on fancy Winx (2017-19) followed by a fourth straight win for the punters in 2020 with the European visitor Addeybb.

Mares also had a poor Queen Elizabeth Stakes record until recent years when the hoodoo was lifted with victories by More Joyous (2012), Lucia Valentina (2016) and Winx (2017, 2018 & 2019).

2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tips

Our insider Ladbrokes’ Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2020 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for who to back and sack in the Group 1 weight-for-age classic this autumn.

  • To Win: #12 Verry Elleegant ($6.50) 

The internationals are dominating Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting, but with a likely Soft track happy to lay the Japanese raider. Addeybb from the UK is a danger off that Ranvet Stakes win fresh, but the hot form horse and value bet is Chris Waller’s outstanding mare Verry Elleegant. She was the narrow runner-up in the Ranvet before a flawless win in the Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) next start. Drops back to 2000m, which actually suits, and while the double hasn’t been done since 2006 – this mare is going too good to bet against.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form Guide

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes form guide provides punters with all the must-know race facts and statistics including barrier positions and lead-up form. Horses coming off runs at Rosehill and Randwick have dominated the race over the past 30 years with only two Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners coming off a non-Sydney lead-up since 1983.

The age of the runners in the field is also listed on the Queen Elizabeth Stakes form guide and only one three-year-old has won in three decades with Intergaze (1997).

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form Facts

  • Favourites didn’t have a great recent record in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes results until the three-peat of Winx (2017-19) followed by that of UK galloper Addeybb (2020)
  • Since 1987 seven Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners have been mares with More Joyous (2012), Lucia Valentina (2016) and Winx (2017-19)
  • Three-year-olds don’t stack-up in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes form with only one beating their older rivals in over 30 years – Intergaze (1997)

2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results

Horses aged between four-years-old and six-years-old coming off lead-up runs in Sydney Group 1s have dominated the Queen Elizabeth Stakes results over the past 30 years.

There have been a number of upset Queen Elizabeth Stakes results in that time as well with some of the longest priced victories going to Reliable Man ($12 in 2013), My Kingdom Of Fife ($13 in 2011) and Sarrera ($51 in 2008).

Other notable recent Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners include Road To Rock (2010), Desert War (2007), Lonhro (2003), three-time champion Winx (2017, 2018 & 2019) and UK raider Addeybb (2020).

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Addeybb Verry Elleegant Danon Premium 2:06.9
2019 Winx Kluger Hartnell 2:02.5
2018 Winx Gailo Chop Happy Clapper 2:01.6
2017 Winx Hartnell Sense Of Occasion 2:07.2
2016 Lucia Valentina The United States Happy Clapper 2:04.8
2015 Criterion Red Cadeaux Royal Descent 2:05.3
2014 It’s A Dundeel Sacred Falls Carlton House 2:03.7
2013 Reliable Man It’s A Dundeel Happy Trails 2:01.8
2012 More Joyous Manighar Secret Admirer 2:05.3
2011 My Kingdom Of Fife Sacred Choice Syreon 2:07.7
2010 Road To Rock Triple Honour Monaco Consul 2:03.8
2009 Pompeii Ruler =2 Sarrera =2 Metal Bender 2:07.1
2008 Sarrera Nom Du Jeu Tuesday Joy 2:03.5
2007 Desert War Haradasun Spirit of Tara 2:04.2
2006 Eremein Aqua d’ Amore Ike’s Dream 2:02.4
2005 Grand Armee Delzao Mummify 2:02.6
2004 Grand Armee Lonhro Pentastic 2:03.2
2003 Lonhro Pentastic Republic Lass 2:04.8
2002 Defier Freemason Emission 2:04.3
2001 Shogun Lodge Go Flash Go El Mirada 2:05.5
2000 Georgie Boy Cronus Referral 2:07.7