Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2021

Saturday April 17, 2021

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 is was briefly 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 17, 2021 having reverted back to its registered name with Nettoyer scoring an upset win at 25/1. 

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Race Info

  • Registered Name: Queen Of The Turf Stakes
  • Date: Saturday April 17, 2021
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age – Fillies & Mares
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million 
  • First Run: 1972
 

2021 Queen Of The Turf Results

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2021 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 17, 2021 and released below.

  • 1st: #5 Nettoyer
  • 2nd: #1 Probabeel
  • 3rd: #6 Quantum Mechanic

The Wendy Roche-trained Nettoyer ($26) was back to her best scoring an upset win in the 2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes results. Last year’s Doncaster Mile winner broke a year-long drought with the narrow upset over beaten favourite Probabeel ($2.15F) ahead of a trip to Brisbane for the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup over the winter. 

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.

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 – 2021.

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 – 2021. 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 $20. 

In 2021 Nettoyer won in a boilover at 25/1. 

2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Betting

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2021 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.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 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 – 2021, 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.

2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Field

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2021 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 2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes final field features 13 fillies and mares led in betting by recent Futurity Stakes winner Probabeel

2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Nominations

The 2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes nominations were taken on Tuesday, February 9, and drew 108 fillies and mares led in betting by brilliant Perth-trained Arcadia Queen and Chris Waller’s Caulfield Cup winner Verry Elleegant

2021 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 2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes first acceptances closed at midday on Tuesday the 9th of March, 2021 attracting 67 fillies and mares led in early betting by star WA-trained mare Arcadia Queen and brilliant Kiwi-trained Group 1 winner Probabeel. 

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.

2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Tips

The latest autumn Queen Of the Turf Stakes 2021 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: #2 Colette ($6.50 at time of publish)

An interesting edition of the Queen of the Turf and like the price (although firming fast) on the classy Godolphin-raced Colette to return to winning form. She’s drawn wide (12), but has the ability to overcome the gate as she comes back to a mile. The Golden Eagle winner was excellent first-up taking out the Group 2 Apollo (1400m) and was last seen running fifth to superstar Verry Elleegant in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m). This is a much easier assignment and she’s rock hard fit. That form line looks excellent and this is a winnable event for her. 

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 five from 2005 – 2021 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

2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2021 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
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