Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2022

Saturday April 9, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: Last start winners have an excellent recent record in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes results

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes runs on the second Saturday of April* as part of the elite racing action of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and has recently been known as the Coolmore Legacy Stakes. The Group 1 race for fillies and mares is held on Day 2 of The Championships at Royal Randwick Racecourse and runs alongside the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Sydney Cup and Australian Oaks.

*In 2021 the Queen Of The Turf Stakes ran on the third Saturday of April with all race meetings of the autumn in Sydney from Slipper Day onwards postponed a week due to the weather.

Contested over 1600m the mile classic was run over 1500m up until 2014. It has been conducted under weight-for-age conditions since 2005 and offers a total of $1 million in prize money including $600,000 for the Queen Of The Turf Stakes winner.

For 2020 the Queen Of The Turf Stakes (run as the Coolmore Legacy Stakes) prizemoney was down to $500,000 due to the Coronavirus outbreak with $287,000 going to the winner, with stakes boosted back to $1 million in 2021.

Winners of the Coolmore Classic and Emancipation Stakes are exempt from Queen Of The Turf Stakes ballot and have provided the majority of winners in the past decade or so.

The last female galloper to complete the Coolmore Classic – Queen Of The Turf Stakes double was Con Te Partiro (2020)  – the first since Appearance (2013).

The latest edition of the Queen Of The Turf Stakes took place on Saturday April 9, 2022 on Day 2 of The Championships and saw Nimalee score an upset win at $31. 

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 9, 2022
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age – Fillies & Mares
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1972

2022 Queen Of The Turf Results

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2022 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 9, 2022 and released below.

  • 1st: #6 Nimalee ($31)
  • 2nd: #9 Annavisto
  • 3rd: #3 Icebath

The Matthew Smith-trained Nimalee ($31) scored a notable upset with a soft win late in the 2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes results to hand both jockey and horse their maiden Group 1 victories.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Betting

Queen Of The Turf Stakes betting is traditionally led by proven Group 1 performers that come out of the Coolmore Classic in March over 1500m at Rosehill.

The Coolmore is a quality handicap race while the Queen Of The Turf is WFA so looking for fillies and mares with previous weight-for-age form is also important.

Nettoyer (Doncaster Mile 9th in 2021) became the first Queen Of The Turf Stakes winner since 2001 to finish worse than sixth in the lead-up, and last start winners often dominate the odds with six saluting from 2008 – 2022.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes odds are usually dominated by four-year-old mares as this age group has produced more winners than any other including six of the winners from 2010 – 2022. In 2017-2018 however the three-year-old fillies went back-to-back with Foxplay and Alizee respectively.

Favourites enjoyed a purple patch from 2004 – 2012 winning all but one of the editions before three upset Queen Of The Turf Stakes results from 2013 – 15 including 40/1 roughie Diamond Drille (2014). The punters were back in luck for the 2016 edition when Azkadellia won as the shortest-priced in Queen Of The Turf Stakes betting.

There was another notable upset in 2019 when Kenenda won the event – run as the  Coolmore Legacy – at odds of $26.

In 2021 Nettoyer also won in a boil-over at 25/1, while the next year Nimalee continued the new trend of roughies in Queen Of The Turf betting saluting at 30/1.

2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Odds

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2022 odds and markets for the Group 1 Randwick mile feature will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned to view the Queen Of The Turf Stakes betting markets.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Queen Of The Turf 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 Of The Turf Stakes Field

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes field features a line-up of the season’s best fillies and mares proven over a mile and coming out of lead-up races like the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) the month before and the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) a fortnight earlier.

From 1996 – 2022, 12 Queen Of The Turf Stakes winners had their final lead-up in the Coolmore Classic including three completing the double most recently Con Te Partiro (2020).

In that time only three had their preparatory run outside of Sydney most recently with Typhoon Tracy who came off a Melbourne win at Caulfield in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes in 2010 followed in 2019 by Kenedna who improved on a Group 2 Sunline Stakes third at The Valley.

Another earlier lead-up is the Group 3 Aspiration Quality (1600m) on Randwick Guineas Day and Diamond Drille (2014) was the last mare to complete the Aspiration Quality – Queen Of The Turf Stakes double.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes nominations are taken on a Monday in early February before first acceptances close a month later. The final Queen Of The Turf Stakes field of acceptances and barrier draw is released on the Tuesday before the race and connections have until then to pay the $11,000 fee for any late entries.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes odds favoured the 2016 winner Azkadellia

Azkadellia (2016) was favourite in Queen Of The Turf Stakes betting for her win in the Group 1 autumn mile feature. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Field

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2022 field and barrier draw will be available below the Tuesday of race week so stay tuned to see what autumn milers make the line-up.

James Cummings’ class mare Colette coming off a George Ryder Stakes second headlines Saturday’s 2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes field and betting markets for the mile showdown for fillies and mares at Randwick.

  • Scratched: #4 Shout The Bar (10), #5 Hungry Heart (11), #11 Mirra Vision (2) and #16 Yearning (7)

2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Nominations

The 2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes nominations are taken on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. 

Ninety-seven female gallopers make-up the Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2022 nominations this autumn including last year’s Australian Oaks winner Hungry Heart and her Melbourne Cup winning stablemate Verry Elleegant who has a host of options during ‘The Championships’.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 148x1x ANCIENT GIRL (NZ) F 3 Clinton McDonald
2 2113x2153x ANNAVISTO (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 90
3 217x16171x ARCTIC THUNDER M 4 Gary Portelli 86
4 1x8x ARGENTIA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
5 11x141600x ATISHU (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 98
6 321135x BARB RAIDER F 3 Jerome Hunter
7 20x412221x BEDFORD SQUARE (NZ) M 4 Matthew Smith 67
8 33x138x24x BELLUCI BABE (NZ) M 5 Bjorn Baker 90
9 78x906424x BONVICINI M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
10 28120x731x BRING THE RANSOM M 5 Bjorn Baker 92
11 5x11x BROOKS BATTLE M 4 Bjorn Baker 65
12 8x15x2124x BROOKSPIRE M 4 Chris Waller
13 48x10x177x CHAILLOT M 5 Archie Alexander
14 x1121x50Px CLIFF’S ART (IRE) M 6 Matthew Smith
15 454x65118x COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 112
16 456125x DAISIES F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
17 1121x3610x DUAIS M 4 Edward Cummings 104
18 5349x1541x ELECTRIC GIRL M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
19 12x134x15x ENTRIVIERE (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards
20 11x ESPIONA F 3 Chris Waller 80
21 4311Dx191x EXPAT (NZ) M 4 Mark Newnham 93
22 4x3111x FANGIRL F 3 Chris Waller 86
23 59x9049x1x FILL OF FUN M 5 Anthony Cummings 63
24 7860x0132x FLEETWOOD MACA (NZ) M 4 Annabel Neasham 76
25 7x47830x2x FORBIDDEN LOVE M 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 104
26 1144x3516x FOUR MOVES AHEAD F 3 John Sargent 92
27 2x12x2330x GREAT NEWS M 5 Kim Waugh 88
28 321x HARDLY SWEET F 3 Greg Eurell
29 1327x6030x HARMONY ROSE M 4 Mark Newnham
30 59180x464x HASSTOBEGOOD (NZ) M 5 Joseph Pride 74
31 8×460 HAVE MERCY F 3 Edward Cummings
32 21x23204x HERESY F 3 James Cummings 80
33 2x2111026x HINGED F 3 Chris Waller 92
34 111x84837x HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 107
35 7211188x4x I SIYOU BABY (GB) M 4 John O’Shea 77
36 42x354912x ICEBATH (NZ) M 5 Brad Widdup 108
37 7x1x I’M DIVINE F 3 Edward Cummings
38 339x40554x IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 84
39 9x35x1338x IN HER HONOUR (ARG) M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
40 1131112x5x INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) M 6 Danny O’Brien
41 x474126x6x INVINCIANO M 6 Joseph Pride 82
42 42x211144x ITA M 4 Bjorn Baker 72
43 621x418x9x JAMAEA F 3 Robert & Luke Price 92
44 1x11x JUMP THE BROOM M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 74
45 121x0x810x KAHMA LASS (NZ) M 4 Jamie Richards
46 0x15x1510x KATALIN M 5 James Cummings
47 16x638x23x KIKU M 4 Chris Waller
48 21x216133x KISSONALLFORCHEEKS M 4 Daniel Morton
49 301117x55x KRONE M 6 Tony Gollan
50 44x055829x LE LUDE M 6 John Thompson
51 31514x121x LEVANTE (NZ) M 5 Ken & Bev Kelso
52 x55x11112x LIGHTHOUSE (USA) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
53 1x3088x50x LUNAKORN M 5 Kris Lees 80
54 x139x5320x MALLORY F 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 86
55 x14141216x MIRRA VISION M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 97
56 2x327791x MOKULUA F 3 Clarry Conners 80
57 56x611920x MORE PROPHETS M 5 John Thompson 94
58 11912x NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
59 244x09300x NEVER TALK M 4 Kris Lees 87
60 24421x332x NICCI’S FLING M 4 Gary Portelli 80
61 194x42446x NIMALEE M 5 Matthew Smith
62 NIMBOSTRATUS (FR) M 4 Annabel Neasham
63 81x PINK IVORY (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 59
64 3x4391025x PIPPALI M 4 Jason Coyle 71
65 102x15215x PROBABEEL (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards
66 9x132x121x PROMISE OF SUCCESS (GB) M 6 John O’Shea 80
67 133x03402x QUANTUM MECHANIC M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
68 79x17517x QUEEN OF DUBAI F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 76
69 960x65610x RICH HIPS M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 101
70 43113x822x ROCHA CLOCK M 5 John O’Shea 105
71 123×1 ROOTS F 3 Chris Waller 65
72 445x10412x RUBY TUESDAY M 5 Gary Portelli
73 3x3x11525x SAMOOT (IRE) M 4 Kris Lees
74 441x0x782x SCORE M 5 Annabel Neasham 75
75 3x132x880x SHE’S ALL CLASS F 3 Chris Waller 84
76 24x371970x SHE’S IDEEL M 6 Bjorn Baker 105
77 23x101126x SHIHONKA F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 78
78 14x300x57x SHOUT THE BAR M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 106
79 604117100x SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
80 1235x1114x SIRILEO MISS M 4 Symon Wilde
81 x11339x21x SNAPDANCER M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 98
82 676722221x SPROUT WINGS M 4 Matthew Smith 63
83 1149x6291x STEINEM (GB) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
84 4x4969x STRAY F 3 Anthony Cummings 59
85 36x721711x SWEET RUBY F 3 Kim Waugh 76
86 11x9x TILIANAM (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 76
87 7211x3427x TOFANE (NZ) M 6 Michael Moroney
88 725x27584x TRICKY GAL M 6 Matthew Smith
89 159x23835x VAN GIZ M 5 Bjorn Baker 77
90 245x41053x VANGELIC M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 107
91 112x21431x VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 122
92 6224x0420x WANDABAA M 5 Kris Lees 97
93 25x491214x YEARNING F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
94 0016x0x46x YES BABY YES M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens
95 111x YONCE (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
96 14115x457x ZOU DANCER M 4 Danny O’Brien
97 1128x ZOUZARELLA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 76

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes First Acceptances

First acceptances for the Queen Of The Turf Stakes close in early March about a month out from the race, four weeks after the nominations in February.

The 2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes first acceptances close at midday on Tuesday the 8th of March, 2022.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Tips

Queen Of The Turf Stakes tips are dominated by fillies and mares coming off a top three or four lead-up run in the Emancipation Stakes and or Coolmore Classic.

The then Group 2 (now Group 1) Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Randwick in mid-March also produced two winners in recent times with the Gai Waterhouse-trained superstar More Joyous complete the double back-to-back in 2011 and 2012.

Fillies and mares trained by Gai Waterhouse also make top Queen Of The Turf Stakes tips as she boasts an imposing record of nine winners including four of the five from 2011 – 2015. Waterhouse’s latest was in 2020 with Con Te Partiro.

2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Tips

The latest autumn Queen Of the Turf Stakes 2022 betting tips and selections from the Ladbrokes expert team of tipsters will be detailed below the week of the race outlining the value bets of the Queen Of The Turf field.

  • To Win: TBD

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Form Guide

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes form guide is a must review before placing bets on the autumn classic and displays information from the trainers and jockeys to the barrier draw.

Only two Queen Of The Turf Stakes winners since 2001 have won from double digits when Mnemosyne saluted from barrier 10 of 14 in 2006 and Foxplay from gate 10 of 17 in 2017.

The most successful Queen Of The Turf Stakes barriers since 1983 are 1 – 8, with eight producing the most winners with eight – most recently Azdadellia (2016), Alizee (2018) and Kenedna (2019). Gai Waterhouse is the most successful Queen Of The Turf Stakes trainer with nine winners, most recently Con Te Partiro (2020).

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Form Facts

  • Four-year-old mares have dominated the Queen Of The Turf Stakes results in the past 30 years including all four winners from 2013 – 2016
  • No mare over five-years-old had won in over three decades until Con Te Partiro (6yo in 2020) and Nettoyer (7yo in 2021) – so check for runners aged 3 – 5 in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes form guide
  • Runners coming off a top three run are the best to back in your Queen Of The Turf Stakes tips with just six from 2005 – 2022 finishing worse than third in the lead-up
  • The Emancipation Stakes and Coolmore Classic have produced more Queen Of The Turf Stakes winners than any other lead-up autumn races

2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Results

Favourites have a dominant record in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes results over the past decade or so however there has been some notable upsets in that time.

Both the 2014 and 2015 Queen Of The Turf Stakes champions saluted at juicy starting prices with Diamond Drille ($41) and Amanpour ($21) getting the job done respectively for Gai Waterhouse to give her a total of eight victories. Waterhouse took out her ninth and first in partnership with Adrian Bott in 2020 with Con Te Partiro.

Some of the most noteworthy Queen Of The Stakes winners in the past decade include Forensics (2008), Typhoon Tracy (2010) and More Joyous (2011-12).

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2022 Nimalee Annavisto Icebath 1:40.2
2021 Nettoyer Probabeel Quantum Mechanic 1:35.8
2020 Con Te Partiro Funstar Danzdanzdance 1:39.1
2019 Kenedna Dixie Blossoms Unforgotten 1:35.3
2018 Alizee Prompt Response Heavens Above 1:34.9
2017 Foxplay Zanbagh Dixie Blossoms 1:39.6
2016 Azkadellia Heavens Above Noble Protector 1:35.9
2015 Amanpour Catkins Noble Protector 1:37.7
2014 Diamond Drille Gypsy Diamond Red Tracer 1:35.8
2013 Appearance Red Tracer Streama 1:30.7
2012 More Joyous Miss Keepsake King’s Rose 1:28.5
2011 More Joyous Melito Happy Hippy 1:29.2
2010 Typhoon Tracy Illuminates Montana Flyer 1:29.9
2009 Neroli Hot Danish Imananabaa 1:31.2
2008 Forensics Perfect Drop Occurrence 1:31.5
2007 Divine Madonna Cheeky Choice Beauty Watch 1:30.6
2006 Mnemosyne Regal Cheer Shania Dane 1:28.2
2005 Ike’s Dream Tui Song Dannu Martine 1:28.7
2004 In A Bound Hec Of A Party Ain’t Seen Nothin’ 1:28.0
2003 Hosannah Arrabeea Faith Hill 1:27.9
2002 Ugachaka Miss Zoe Snow Hero 1:28.4
2001 Sorrento Poppett Belle Du Jour 1:27.7
2000 Danglissa Glided Angel Zatella 1:28.2