Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2017

Saturday April 8, 2017

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 $4 million in total prize money including a lucrative $2.4 million to the winner. 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, The BMW, 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 latest edition of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes took place on Saturday April 8, 2017 .

2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results

  • 1st: Winx
  • 2nd: Hartnell
  • 3rd: Sense Of Occasion

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 8, 2017
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $4 million
  • First Run: 1851

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Betting & Odds

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 The BMW.

From 2010 – 2017 all but two of the eight 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 BMW 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 five times since 2005 most recently with Winx (2017).

2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Odds

Our futures outright Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds and all-in prices on the probable runners in this autumn’s race are listed below.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes 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 The BMW (2500m) also held in Sydney during the autumn.

The last galloper to complete The BMW – Queen Elizabeth Stakes double was Grand Armee (2005) who also won the previous year’s edition of the latter. 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.

2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2017 field and barrier draw will be released on Tuesday April 4, 2017 and published below.

The official 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Final Field & Barriers are now out with nine acceptors dominated by the odds-on favourite Winx who chases her seventeenth win on the trot and further stamping herself as the world’s best turf horse.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 211123×282 HARTNELL (GB) John O’Shea James Doyle 1 59kg 115
2 183538×633 EXOSPHERIC (GB) Lee & Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 2 59kg 112
3 x56469x212 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Blake Shinn 5 59kg 112
4 2x6145x353 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott Damien Oliver 7 59kg 111
5 41454x12x3 SENSE OF OCCASION Kris Lees Corey Brown 4 59kg 106
6 11x92384x3 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 8 59kg 101
7 x145x227x0 SINGING (FR) Kris Lees Sam Clipperton 9 59kg 96
8 1182×5352 NO DOUBT Anthony & Edward Cummings Tommy Berry 6 59kg 85
9 1x1111x111 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 57kg 132
  • 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations closed on February 6, 2017 and attracted 101 entries
  • 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes First Acceptances closed on March 7, 2017 and cut the number of entries down to 61
Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds were $7 on the 2016 winner Lucia Valentina

Lucia Valentina (2016) became just the second Queen Elizabeth Stakes winning mare to salute for the punters since 1987. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tips

Looking for gallopers that finished in the money in lead-up Sydney Group 1 races like The BMW held a fortnight earlier over 500m further is a top Queen Elizabeth Stakes tip.

Favourites in the race only have a fair record so looking for value in the markets and laying the top fancy in betting can also prove lucrative.

Mares have a poor Queen Elizabeth Stakes record with only three female gallopers beating home the boys since 1987 meaning the stallions and geldings dominate tipping on the race.

2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tips

Our insider Ladbrokes’ Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2017 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.

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 most successful Queen Elizabeth Stakes barriers since 1983 are six (six winners), two (five winners) and four (five winners) so looking for horses drawn the inside alleys is a top form guide tip.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form Facts

  • Favourites don’t have a great recent record in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes results with Winx (2017) the last to salute for the punters
  • Since 1987 just three mares have become Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners with More Joyous (2012), Lucia Valentina (2016) and Winx (2017)
  • 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)

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 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 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) and Winx (2017).

2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results

The 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 8, 2017 and published below.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 9 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 57kg $1.12F
2 1 HARTNELL (GB) John O’Shea James Doyle 5.3L 1 59kg $18
3 5 SENSE OF OCCASION Kris Lees Corey Brown 5.7L 4 59kg $151
4 4 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott Damien Oliver 6.5L 7 59kg $41
5 3 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Blake Shinn 7.7L 5 59kg $20
6 8 NO DOUBT Anthony & Edward Cummings Tommy Berry 19.2L 6 59kg $201
7 2 EXOSPHERIC (GB) Lee & Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 19.5L 2 59kg $61
8 6 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 19.9L 8 59kg $151
9 7 SINGING (FR) Kris Lees Sam Clipperton 20L 9 59kg $301

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2017 Winx Hartnell Sense Of Occasion 2:07.2
2016 Lucia Valentina The United States Happy Clapper 2:04.82
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