Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2020

Saturday April 11, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: Last start winners have an excellent recent record in the Queen Of The Turf / Coolmore Legacy 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 is now 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.

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 Coolmore Legacy Stakes prizemoney was down to $500,000 due to the Coronavirus outbreak with $287,000 going to the winner.

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 11, 2020 as the Coolmore Legacy Stakes and was won by the in-form Con Te Partiro. 

Coolmore Legacy Stakes Race Info

  • Registered Name: Queen Of The Turf Stakes
  • Date: Saturday April 11, 2020
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age – Fillies & Mares
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million ($500,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)
  • First Run: 1972

2020 Queen Of The Turf Results

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2020 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 11, 2020 and released below.

  • 1st: #3 Con Te Partiro
  • 2nd: #17 Funstar
  • 3rd: #7 Danzdanzdance

The 2020 Coolmore Legacy Stakes results saw the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Scat Daddy mare Con Te Partiro relish the Heavy (8) track on the short back-up out of the Doncaster Mile to salute by 1.8 lengths beating the well-backed filly Funstar.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 3 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 7 57kg $9
2 17 FUNSTAR Chris Waller James McDonald 1.8L 10 54.5kg $2.50F
3 7 DANZDANZDANCE Chris Waller Opie Bosson 3.8L 4 57kg $21
4 15 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) Kris Lees Jason Collett 4.3L 11 57kg $41
5 5 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Nash Rawiller 4.5L 2 57kg $17
6 8 NOIRE Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 5.5L 5 57kg $26
7 9 POSITIVE PEACE Bjorn Baker Adam Hyeronimus 6.7L 14 57kg $13
8 6 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Ms Rachel King 7.2L 9 57kg $61
9 13 AMANGIRI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 7.5L 8 57kg $13
10 1 ALIZEE James Cummings Glyn Schofield 9.5L 13 57kg $16
11 12 SPANISH REEF Ken Keys Jay Ford 11.3L 3 57kg $91
12 2 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Glen Boss 13.6L 6 57kg $8
13 4 MISS SISKA Grahame Begg Tom Marquand 19.9L 1 57kg $19
14 14 POHUTUKAWA James Cummings Joshua Parr 22.6L 12 57kg $21
11 MISS FABULASS Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 0
16 FIDELIA Robbie Griffiths Jean Van Overmeire (a) 0
10 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 0

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Odds & 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. No Queen Of The Turf Stakes winner since 2001 has finished worse than sixth in the lead-up and last start winners often dominate the odds with six saluting from 2008 – 2020.

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 – 2020. 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 Coolmore Legacy at odds of $20.

2020 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Betting

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2020 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 Coolmore Legacy Stakes betting markets.


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 – 2020, 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.

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.

2020 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Field

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2020 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.

The 2020 Coolmore Legacy Stakes final field drew 17 hopefuls led in betting by Chris Waller’s Group 1 winning filly Funstar drawn out in gate 13.

  • Scratchings: #10 Unforgotten (7), #11 Miss Fabulass (9), #16 Fidelia (5)
# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x1374x2155 ALIZEE James Cummings Glyn Schofield 16 57kg 114
2 836190×141 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Glen Boss 8 57kg 110
3 16x405x616 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 10 57kg 108
4 278822×118 MISS SISKA Grahame Begg Tom Marquand 1 57kg 107
5 451131×125 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Nash Rawiller 2 57kg 106
6 37x042x308 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Ms Rachel King 12 57kg 105
7 7x5955x566 DANZDANZDANCE Chris Waller Opie Bosson 4 57kg 104
8 54565×5532 NOIRE Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 6 57kg 104
9 222×211111 POSITIVE PEACE Bjorn Baker Adam Hyeronimus 17 57kg 104
10 3403x600x0 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 7 57kg 103
11 8×77182624 MISS FABULASS Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 9 57kg 102
12 04130×5364 SPANISH REEF Ken Keys Jay Ford 3 57kg 102
13 260x4316x3 AMANGIRI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 11 57kg 100
14 x4247x3389 POHUTUKAWA James Cummings Joshua Parr 15 57kg 100
15 90527×5206 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) Kris Lees Jason Collett 14 57kg 98
16 53630×8333 FIDELIA Robbie Griffiths Jean Van Overmeire (a) 5 57kg 93
17 11x211x214 FUNSTAR Chris Waller James McDonald 13 54.5kg 106

2020 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 2020 Coolmore Legacy Stakes first acceptances drew 66 hopeful female gallopers including ace filly Funstar for trainer Chris Waller and Alizee who won the race as a three-year-old back in 2018.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 71115×490 ACTING (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 90
2 x2111x7773 AKARI F 3 Brad Widdup 84
3 05420×2442 ALIFEROUS M 4 Kris Lees 91
4 x1374x2155 ALIZEE M 5 James Cummings 114
5 260x4316x3 AMANGIRI M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 100
6 x75720x507 ARISTIA M 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
7 6428×51221 ASHARANI M 4 Kris Lees 84
8 x11181x316 ASIAGO F 3 James Cummings 84
9 3×33217222 BAM’S ON FIRE M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
10 17115×9743 BENITOITE M 4 Clinton McDonald
11 17104×180 BONVICINI F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
12 16x405x616 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) M 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 108
13 7x5955x566 DANZDANZDANCE M 5 Chris Waller 104
14 2x163x952 DARLING POINT F 3 Brad Widdup 63
15 2130×34170 DAWN DAWN M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
16 90527×5206 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) M 6 Kris Lees 98
17 32x7350x99 EL DORADO DREAMING M 4 Kris Lees 101
18 10×0052518 ETANA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 94
19 x1421x438P FASCINO (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 85
20 53630×8333 FIDELIA M 4 Robbie Griffiths
21 07x504x080 FIESTA M 4 Chris Waller 96
22 2x2914x160 FLIT F 3 James Cummings 105
23 17x77223x0 FRANKELY AWESOME M 4 Kris Lees
24 11x211x214 FUNSTAR F 3 Chris Waller 106
25 x02514x103 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR M 4 Mark Newnham 99
26 2×56143237 HASSTOBEGOOD (NZ) F 3 Roger James & Robert Wellwood
27 8010338449 HOUSE OF CARTIER M 4 John Sargent 85
28 70×6852903 INSENSATA M 6 Jason Coyle 83
29 37x042x308 INVINCIBLE GEM M 6 Kris Lees 105
30 490×627428 IRITHEA M 6 Bjorn Baker
31 x1212x3210 LOVING GABY F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 116
32 411112×334 MELODY BELLE (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards 115
33 8×77182624 MISS FABULASS M 4 Kris Lees 102
34 278822×118 MISS SISKA M 6 Grahame Begg 107
35 446x11133x MIZZY M 4 Anthony Cummings 108
36 241949x50x NAANTALI (NZ) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 93
37 836190×141 NETTOYER M 6 Wendy Roche 110
38 141211 NIMALEE F 3 Matthew Smith 76
39 54565×5532 NOIRE M 6 Chris Waller 104
40 x61231x503 NUDGE F 3 Chris Waller 85
41 3232621×07 OCEANEX (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 100
42 211490×163 ON THE WHITE TURF (NZ) M 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 74
43 55x3x03x80 OUR ABBADEAN (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 103
44 88x32x89x8 PEACEFUL (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees 71
45 x4247x3389 POHUTUKAWA M 4 James Cummings 100
46 222×211111 POSITIVE PEACE M 4 Bjorn Baker 104
47 6x7104x356 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) M 4 David Brideoake
48 x422x11122 PROBABEEL (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards 106
49 2x1653x020 REGIMENTAL BAND F 3 Kris Lees 69
50 3x4101x127 SAVATIANO M 5 James Cummings 112
51 27x27000x2 SCARLET DREAM M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 94
52 15×1949 SELICA (NZ) F 3 Phillip Stokes
53 21240×42 SNAPDANCER F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
54 310x SORRENTINA (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees 69
55 04130×5364 SPANISH REEF M 6 Ken Keys
56 6x21930x56 SPANISH WHISPER M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 100
57 x2160x1259 SUBPOENAED (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 77
58 451131×125 SWEET DEAL M 5 John Thompson 106
59 x1332x6450 SWEET SCANDAL M 5 Chris Waller 94
60 15x513x110 SYLVIA’S MOTHER M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 101
61 41011×7735 TOFANE (NZ) M 4 Michael Moroney 107
62 3403x600x0 UNFORGOTTEN M 5 Chris Waller 103
63 x9410x4221 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 116
64 01x213x740 WRITTEN WITH EASE F 3 Stuart Kendrick
65 78730×4250 YOUNGSTAR M 5 Chris Waller 99
66 11×6 ZAYYDANI (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig

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.

2020 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Tips

The latest autumn Queen Of the Turf Stakes 2020 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.

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) – 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 four from 2005 – 2020 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

2020 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2020 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
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