Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2024

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 $5 million in total prize money as of 2023.

2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winner Think It Over

2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winner Think It Over. Photo: Steve Hart.

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, before being elevated back to $4 million for 2021 and subsequently increased to $5 million for the 2023 edition.

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 next edition of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes takes place on Saturday April 13, 2024 at Royal Randwick. 

2024 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Odds

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2024 odds and prices on the runners this autumn’s race will be available below as soon as available so stay tuned.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Queen Elizabeth Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 13, 2024
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $5 million
  • First Run: 1851

2024 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results

The 2024 Queen Elizabeth Stakes results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 13, 2024 and published below.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Betting

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.

From 2010 – 2023 all but three of the 10 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 Tancred Stakes 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 nine times since 2005 most recently with three-time hero Winx (2017, 2018 and 2019) followed by UK raiders Addeybb (2020) and Dubai Honour (2023) who both completed the Ranvet Stakes – Queen Elizabeth double for trainer William Haggas. In 2021 Addeybb returned and won again as the second elect defeating the favourite, his last start conqueror and last year’s runner-up Verry Elleegant who went on to win that year’s Melbourne Cup race.

There was a big upset in 2022 with Think It Over improving on a lead-up fourth in the Tancred Stakes to win at Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds of $41.

Dubai Honour ($2.30 in 2023) was the last favourite to win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes race 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 Tancred Stakes (then The BMW) – Queen Elizabeth Stakes double was Eremein (2006).

UK raider Addeybb did the Ranvet Stakes – Queen Elizabeth Stakes double in 2020. In 2021 Addeybb atoned for a lead-up second to Verry Elleegant in that year’s Ranvet to beat her home in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in a repeat of the 2020 quinella. Addeybb’s stablemate Dubai Honour (2023) was the last horse to do the Ranvet – Queen Elizabeth double.

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 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.

2024 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2024 field and barrier will be released on the Tuesday of race week  and published below.

2024 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.

The 2024 Queen Elizabeth Stakes first acceptances close at midday on Tuesday the 12th of March, 2024.

2024 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations

The 2024 Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations are taken on Tuesday the 13th of February, 2024. 

The 2024 Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations attracted 101 weight-for-age stars including the Lindsay Park-trained ace weight-for-age performer Mr Brightside and Chris Waller’s multiple Group 1 winning mare Fangirl.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 35720x211x ACQUITTED (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees 100
2 x254x1564x AMENABLE G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 99
3 x36117x11x AMOR VICTORIOUS G 4 Bjorn Baker 91
4 0x77114x0x ARAPAHO (FR) G 7 Bjorn Baker 112
5 Px52021x8x ATISHU (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller
6 1152x5201x ATTRITION H 4 Mitchell Freedman 109
7 x1104x1x2x BELLAGIO OPERA (JPN) H 4 Hiroyuki Uemura
8 364x11356x BERKSHIRE SHADOW (GB) G 5 Ciaron Maher
9 315232674x BOIS D’ARGENT (GB) G 7 Annabel Neasham
10 6x143x275x BUCKAROO (GB) H 5 Chris Waller 107
11 114226x12x CAMPIONESSA (NZ) M 6 Mark Walker
12 119535x70x CANBERRA LEGEND (IRE) H 4 Chris Waller 89
13 x335x9732x CAP FERRAT C 3 Chris Waller
14 115x2x315x CARINI (FR) G 5 Danny O’Brien
15 54x5213x7x CASCADIAN (GB) G 9 James Cummings 114
16 342151120x CEPHEUS (GB) G 7 Matthew Dunn 110
17 21x336193x CHIHULY G 4 Greg Eurell
18 413 COSMIC LAD G 3 Edward Cummings
19 16x2x00x9x DAWN PATROL (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees 100
20 761x01544x DEMOCRACY MANIFEST G 5 Chris Waller 103
21 3x4372317x DETONATOR JACK (NZ) G 5 Ciaron Maher 107
22 43x793342x DUAIS M 6 Edward Cummings
23 111x360x1x EARL OF TYRONE (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher 103
24 ELTON BAROWS (JPN) H 4 Haruki Sugiyama
25 0x18x0x46x ELUSIVE PANTHER (JPN) H 6 Takashi Kubota
26 227x13174x FANGIRL M 5 Chris Waller 117
27 111120x50x FAWKNER PARK (IRE) G 5 Annabel Neasham 90
28 127x228x2x FOXY CLEOPATRA M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
29 x5x24x556x GAIA FORCE (JPN) H 5 Haruki Sugiyama
30 x345937x0x GALERON (IRE) H 4 Annabel Neasham 93
31 14x380x00x GEAR UP (IRE) G 6 Annabel Neasham 99
32 5x5119x21x GLORY DAZE (IRE) G 5 Ciaron Maher 94
33 570x41350x GOLD TRIP (FR) H 7 Ciaron Maher
34 2113x6265x HAWAII FIVE OH H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 110
35 x423x56x4x HEARTS CONCERTO (JPN) H 4 Ryo Takei
36 420x80700x HEZASHOCKA (NZ) G 6 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
37 844x40786x HINGED M 5 Chris Waller 104
38 180x57208x HOO YA MAL (GB) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 106
39 6x8241930x HOSIER (IRE) G 7 Mark Minervini 100
40 3216x0676x HUETOR (FR) G 7 Peter & Paul Snowden 107
41 878x67500x INVER PARK (GB) G 6 Kris Lees
42 3x3x JUST AS SHARP (NZ) C 3 Graeme & Deborah Rogerson
43 6061x1110x JUST FINE (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
44 3x3L73310x KALAPOUR (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees
45 13x322232x KIMOCHI F 3 Gary Portelli 96
46 8663x0007x KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) G 9 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
47 3131x9250x KOVALICA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 108
48 1x310x121x LEGARTO (NZ) M 4 Ken & Bev Kelso
49 1210x0488x LINDERMANN G 4 Chris Waller 102
50 0x9931218x LOCH EAGLE G 5 Kris Lees 103
51 407x28047x MADAME POMMERY M 4 Chris Waller 102
52 421x02609x MAJOR BEEL (NZ) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 98
53 x7x1x12x6x MASKED DIVA (JPN) M 4 Yasuyuki Tsujino
54 45x00x579x MATENRO LEO (JPN) H 5 Mitsugu Kon
55 1x1x62x22x MATHLETIC (FR) G 5 Michael Moroney
56 12515x516x MIGHTY ULYSSES (GB) G 5 Annabel Neasham
57 3011x5158x MILITARIZE (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 107
58 x92014101x MILITARY MISSION (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 108
59 x111222x1x MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) G 6 Ben, Will & JD Hayes
60 x04x181x2x MUJTABA (GB) G 6 William Haggas
61 x900x1116x MURAMASA G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
62 50x611460x MUSTANG VALLEY (NZ) M 5 Andrew Forsman
63 5x5123209x NEW ENDEAVOUR (IRE) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 99
64 808021110x NORMANDY BRIDGE (FR) G 6 Ciaron Maher
65 21x0x211x ORCHESTRAL (NZ) F 3 Roger James & Robert Wellwood
66 10x726177x PALMETTO (NZ) G 5 John Sargent 102
67 1x1x3x1x1x PANFIELD (CHI) H 7 Chris Waller
68 02x69x860x PERFECT THOUGHT G 4 John Sargent 85
69 92x1132x6x PERICLES G 4 James Cummings
70 74x331891x POPTRONIC (GB) M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
71 8x62611x2x PRIDE OF JENNI M 6 Ciaron Maher
72 2x1x PROGNOSIS (JPN) H 6 Mitsumasa Nakauchida
73 20x004072x RAGING BULL G 5 Mark Minervini 86
74 6124x5120x RENAISSANCE WOMAN (NZ) M 4 Bjorn Baker
75 17x12121x RIFF ROCKET G 3 Chris Waller
76 20567x154x ROYAL PATRONAGE (FR) H 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
77 076x69550x SENOR TOBA G 6 Caspar Fownes
78 129x24305x SERPENTINE (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 99
79 14x90x366x SHARP ’N’ SMART (NZ) G 4 Graeme & Deborah Rogerson
80 90x704037x SIR LUCAN (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
81 3534x7110x SIRILEO MISS M 6 Symon Wilde 107
82 0200x7059x SO DAZZLING (NZ) M 4 John Sargent 90
83 682x14372x SOULCOMBE (GB) G 5 Chris Waller
84 1x510x41x STAR OF INDIA (IRE) G 5 Annabel Neasham 99
85 213x1x1x1x STRAIGHT ARRON G 5 Caspar Fownes
86 30413x00x TANNHAUSER C 3 Chris Waller 83
87 x1112x711x TAVI TIME (NZ) G 4 Kris Lees 81
88 1x111x113x THINK ABOUT IT G 5 Joseph Pride 118
89 4241x6316x THINK IT OVER G 8 Kerry Parker 120
90 4x13321x6x TOM KITTEN C 3 James Cummings 100
91 2924x1111x UNSPOKEN (IRE) G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 107
92 460x02295x VOW AND DECLARE G 8 Danny O’Brien
93 03x429602x WILLIAMSBURG H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 96
94 115x41116x WISHLOR LASS M 5 Symon Wilde
95 07149x324x WOLVES M 5 Benjamin Smith 60
96 0311632x3x YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) G 6 Danny O’Brien
97 217x32642x ZAAKI (GB) G 9 Annabel Neasham
98 11x007121x ZARDOZI F 3 James Cummings 102
99 35x454010x ZEYREK (FR) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
100 17x14x2x6x ZOOLOGY (GB) H 4 Ciaron Maher 90
101 1x419x646x ZOUGOTCHA M 4 Chris Waller 104

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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 and another international raider saluting for the punters in 2023 in Dubai Honour.

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).

2024 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tips

Our insider Ladbrokes’ Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2024 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: TBD

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).

The form out of the 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes was franked with the runner-up, Zaaki, going on to place in a host of subsequent Group 1 races before successfully defending his title that spring in the Group 1 Champions Stakes (2000m) at Flemington over the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

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 gallopers Addeybb (2020) and Dubai Honour (2023).
  • 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).

2024 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2024 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Records

Below we take a look at some of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes race records like who is the most successful Queen Elizabeth Stakes jockey and what horse has run the fastest time in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes?

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Race Record: Intergaze in 1997 set the current Queen Elizabeth Stakes winning time of  2:01.22.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Jockey Record: George Moore holds the current record with six Queen Elizabeth Stakes winning rides followed by Damien Oliver (5), Peter Cook (5), Neville Sellwood (5) and Hugh Bowman (4).

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Trainer Record: The late, great Tommy Smith Tommy Smith prepared a record 11 Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners. In the modern era the most successful Queen Elizabeth Stakes winning trainers are Chris Waller (5) and Tommy Smith’s daughter Gai Waterhouse (4).

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 race 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 Think It Over ($41 in 2022), 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, 2021).

Past Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners

Recent Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2024 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2023 Dubai Honour Mo’unga Anamoe 2:07.7
2022 Think It Over Zaaki Mount Popa 2:10.8
2021 Addeybb Verry Elleegant Dalasan 2:05.0
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