Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2024

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.

2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Winner Nimalee

2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes winner Nimalee. Photo: Steve Hart.

*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 next edition of the Queen Of The Turf Stakes takes place on Saturday April 13, 2024 on Day 2 of The Championships at Randwick in Sydney. 

2024 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Odds

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2024 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 2024 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 Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 13, 2024
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age – Fillies & Mares
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1972

2024 Queen Of The Turf Results

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2024 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 13, 2024 and released below.

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

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 – 2023.

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 – 2023. 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.

In 2022 the Chris Waller-trained Atishu won the Queen Of The Turf Stakes at $10 odds improving on a lead-up second in the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Field

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes race 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. Atishu (2nd in 2023) was the last Queen Of The Turf Stakes winner to come via the Emancipation Stakes.

From 1996 – 2023, 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.

2024 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Field

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2024 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.

2024 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Nominations

The 2024 Queen Of The Turf Stakes nominations are taken on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. 

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2024 nominations attracted 121 female gallopers including Chris Waller’s champion mare Fangirl, her Champions Stakes winning stablemate Atishu, and the Ciaron Maher-trained Empire Rose Stakes – Champions Mile double winner from the spring Pride Of Jenni who resumed with a brilliant second in the CF Orr fresh.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 31115x089x AFFAIRE A SUIVRE (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher
2 19x505314x AMAZONIAN LASS F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
3 627111x03x AMOKURA M 4 Kris Lees
4 312x64280x APRILIA (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees
5 32x1165x ARCTIC GLAMOUR F 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 77
6 Px52021x8x ATISHU (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller
7 x614x1250x AUSBRED FLIRT M 5 Brad Widdup 92
8 2x1331x AUTUMN ANGEL F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
9 15x188x AUTUMN BALLET F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 83
10 3417420x0x BARBIE’S FOX M 7 Ben, Will & JD Hayes
11 x72476x58x BELLE PLAISIR (NZ) M 7 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
12 25131314×5 BLACKCOMB M 5 Kris Lees
13 0250x5030x BYRON BELLE M 4 John Sargent 69
14 349x22532x CALL DI M 4 Joseph Pride 91
15 122x21248x CAP DE JOIE (GB) M 5 Nick Ryan
16 99464x370x CHAIN OF LIGHTNING M 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
17 1x1736417x DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) M 6 Michael Kent
18 4831440x1x DIAMOND DEALER M 5 Bjorn Baker 87
19 x15427325x DIAMOND MODEL M 4 Mark Minervini 69
20 1x1x DONEGAL F 3 Ben, Will & JD Hayes
21 43x793342x DUAIS M 6 Edward Cummings
22 61x31x116x ELECTRIC IMPULSE M 4 Henry Dwyer
23 2024127x3x ELETTRICA (NZ) M 5 Richard & Will Freedman 74
24 5x ENGELINE (IRE) M 4 Nick Ryan
25 117x21714x ESPIONA M 5 Chris Waller
26 166x15x51x ETERNAL FLAME (NZ) M 4 Michael Kent
27 2x522x120x FACILE F 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 80
28 227x13174x FANGIRL M 5 Chris Waller 117
29 127x228x2x FOXY CLEOPATRA M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
30 2116x0301x FOXY FRIDA M 6 Andrew Noblet
31 2x19140x6x FRENCH ENDEAVOUR F 3 Matthew Smith 74
32 x22113x21x GENTLY ROLLED M 4 Bryce Heys 75
33 81x4x4x GOOD BANTER (NZ) F 3 John O’Shea 60
34 2x417372x GRINZINGER BELLE (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien
35 844x40786x HINGED M 5 Chris Waller 104
36 442x36899x HOPE IN YOUR HEART M 5 Kerry Parker 107
37 121113x4x HOWGOODAREYOU M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 80
38 117x16122x I AM ME M 5 Ciaron Maher
39 15x I NEVER DREAMED F 3 Ben, Will & JD Hayes
40 9838x2261x INFATUATION F 3 Bjorn Baker 79
41 x27213x10x JENNILALA M 4 Ciaron Maher
42 1x2221x JOLIESTAR F 3 Chris Waller
43 13x322232x KIMOCHI F 3 Gary Portelli 96
44 24x4012x KIND WORDS F 3 Kris Lees 70
45 21x08x4x KRISTILLI F 3 Annabel Neasham 84
46 x523x03x4x LA CRIQUE (NZ) M 5 Simon & Katrina Alexander
47 3123x2111x LADY LAGUNA M 4 Annabel Neasham 107
48 111Lx LEARNING TO FLY F 3 Annabel Neasham 90
49 11x267x LEGACIES F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
50 74836x111x LEKVARTE (NZ) M 5 Joseph Pride 94
51 407x28047x MADAME POMMERY M 4 Chris Waller 102
52 1x13x5131x MAGIC TIME M 4 Grahame Begg
53 x5167669x2 MAH ALI F 3 Benjamin Smith
54 211x2x MAKARENA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 85
55 0130x6685x MAYROSE M 5 John Sargent 71
56 312x MIRACLE OF LOVE F 3 Paul Messara & Leah Gavranich
57 514881356x MIRRA VIEW M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 83
58 17203x MISS COUVER M 4 Anthony Cummings 60
59 220x15211x MISS FABERGE M 4 John Sargent 74
60 2134x4x MOESHA F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
61 2x1144x MOLLYNICKERS F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
62 3x353x530x MORE SECRETS M 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
63 520x11257x MOUNTAIN GUEST M 4 John Sargent 72
64 35x43911x MUMBAI MUSE F 3 Michael Freedman 87
65 50x611460x MUSTANG VALLEY (NZ) M 5 Andrew Forsman
66 1153x2116x NUNTHORPE M 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 84
67 5x0912257x NYOTA M 5 John Sargent 65
68 x11x15800x OLENTIA M 4 Chris Waller 94
69 x9344x032x OSMOSE (FR) M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
70 13x51x OUR GOLD HOPE F 3 Robert & Luke Price 63
71 38x911169x OUR RED MORNING (NZ) M 4 Greg Eurell 75
72 2344116x3x PARTY FOR ONE M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 84
73 3538x5319x PIER PRESSURE F 3 Kris Lees 76
74 2x21x PINK CHANDON F 3 Michael Moroney
75 1346x80x6x PODIUM QUEEN (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller 81
76 1x306x POIFECT F 3 Ben, Will & JD Hayes
77 74x331891x POPTRONIC (GB) M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
78 8x62611x2x PRIDE OF JENNI M 6 Ciaron Maher
79 223393448x QUEENMAKER M 5 Edward Cummings 73
80 247x QUICKSTER F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
81 9139x4080x RAZETA M 4 Kris Lees 83
82 6124x5120x RENAISSANCE WOMAN (NZ) M 4 Bjorn Baker
83 99x785113x REVOLUTIONARY MISS M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 102
84 616537x73x RIVAPORT (FR) M 6 Grahame Begg
85 2211x ROLL ON HIGH F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
86 0x52x5010x ROOTS M 5 Chris Waller
87 4x62x2114x RUNNING BY M 4 Ciaron Maher
88 0150x7527x RUTHLESS DAME (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher 110
89 121215x21x SEMANA M 4 Ciaron Maher 101
90 714811115x SEONEE M 5 Patrick Payne
91 1523x97x4x SHORT SHORTS (NZ) M 5 Brad Widdup 82
92 1146x8520x SHUFFLE DANCER M 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
93 3534x7110x SIRILEO MISS M 6 Symon Wilde 107
94 0200x7059x SO DAZZLING (NZ) M 4 John Sargent 90
95 1189x1660x SOUL CHOICE M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
96 41x136x5x SOUNDS OF HEAVEN (GB) M 4 Joseph Pride 89
97 48x295251x STAR IMPACT M 5 Mark Minervini 66
98 51136x450x STREET GOSSIP M 4 Joseph Pride 77
99 13121x1x SUNSHINE IN PARIS M 4 Annabel Neasham
100 7418x41x9x TERRESTAR M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
101 435x94252x THALASSOPHILE M 5 Chris Waller 97
102 1x3x THE HAWKESBURY F 3 Clarry Conners 62
103 7307x1x87x TIMES SQUARE (FR) M 5 Ciaron Maher 98
104 42x11169x TIZ INVINCIBLE F 3 Ciaron Maher 92
105 x4x112115x TOJAKI M 4 Stuart Kendrick
106 3x21x1225 TREIZE M 4 John Sargent 67
107 1x13120x TROPICAL SQUALL F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
108 221x6734x TUTTA LA VITA F 3 Chris Waller 86
109 314x42764x UNUSUAL CULTURE (NZ) M 5 Ciaron Maher
110 1626x4111x VAGRANT M 4 Mitchell Freedman 95
111 6210x VIBRANT SUN F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
112 x2162x116x VIENNA PRINCESS M 4 Chris Waller 105
113 31×2 WAIKATO GIRL (NZ) F 3 Michael Freedman 66
114 95143x645x WALTZ ON BY M 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 86
115 115x41116x WISHLOR LASS M 5 Symon Wilde
116 07149x324x WOLVES M 5 Benjamin Smith 60
117 6x5746111x YANKEE HUSSEL M 4 Kris Lees 81
118 11114x851x YONCE (NZ) M 6 Ciaron Maher
119 14x78x313x ZENNZELLA M 4 Ciaron Maher
120 500x32125x ZOE’S PROMISE M 4 Kris Lees
121 1x419x646x ZOUGOTCHA M 4 Chris Waller 104
Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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

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.

2024 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Tips

The latest autumn Queen Of the Turf Stakes 2024 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
2023 Queen Of The Turf Stakes winner Atishu

2023 Queen Of The Turf Stakes winner Atishu was strong late producing a stellar turn of foot to win the Group 1. Photo: Steve Hart.

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).

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2022 form was franked with upset winner Nimalee going on to run third in the $2 million The Invitation that spring, while the third placed Icebath won Victoria’s Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) during that year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes form from 2023 was franked that spring with the winner Atishu claiming victory at Flemington in the Group 1 Champions Stakes (2000m).

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 – 2023 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.

2024 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2024 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 race 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).

Past Queen Of The Turf Stakes Winners

Recent Queen Of The Turf 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 Atishu Hope In Your Heart More Secrets 1:38.2
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