Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2018

Saturday April 14, 2018

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 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.

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 Appearance (2013).

The latest edition of the Queen Of The Turf Stakes took place on Saturday April 14, 2018 and was run as the Coolmore Legacy Stakes. 

2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Results

  • 1st: #17 Alizee
  • 2nd: #4 Prompt Response
  • 3rd: #6 Heavens Above

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 14, 2018
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age – Fillies & Mares
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1972

2018 Queen Of The Turf Results

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2018 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 14, 2018 and released below.

The official 2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Results saw the race’s only filly Alizee beat home the older mares in a gun late run.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 17 ALIZEE James Cummings Glyn Schofield 8 54.5kg $8.50
2 4 PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 2L 7 57kg $12
3 6 HEAVENS ABOVE Tim Martin Tye Angland 2.5L 4 57kg $15
4 9 OREGON’S DAY Mick Price Michael Dee 2.6L 12 57kg $26
5 11 ABBEY MARIE Michael Kent Damian Lane 2.9L 3 57kg $14
6 3 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Corey Brown 3.1L 16 57kg $7.50
7 13 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman Brenton Avdulla 3.3L 2 57kg $21
8 2 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3.4L 9 57kg $15
9 16 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Dean Yendall 3.8L 11 57kg $71
10 5 SILENT SEDITION Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 3.9L 10 57kg $7EF
11 1 DAYSEE DOOM Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins 5.2L 17 57kg $13
12 8 ZANBAGH John P Thompson Hugh Bowman 6.7L 5 57kg $81
13 10 PAYROLL Richard Laming Damien Oliver 6.8L 1 57kg $18
14 7 SPANISH REEF Ken Keys Mark Zahra 7.4L 15 57kg $7EF
15 14 SAMOVARE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joao Moreira 7.5L 6 57kg $21
16 12 AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ) Kris Lees Jason Collett 8.4L 13 57kg $41
17 15 PERFECT RHYME Ron Leemon Luke Currie 9L 14 57kg $201

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 five saluting from 2008 – 2018.

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 eight from 2010 – 2018. 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.

2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Betting

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2018 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 – 2018, 11 Queen Of The Turf Stakes winners had their final lead-up in the Coolmore Classic including two completing the double. In that time only two 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.

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.

2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Field

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2018 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 official 2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Final Field drew a bumper line-up of 17 hopefuls including last start Emancipation Stakes winner Prompt Response in gate seven for eight-time winning trainer Gai Waterhouse.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x31250x115 DAYSEE DOOM Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins 17 57kg 108
2 x23475x384 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 9 57kg 111
3 x42143x163 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Corey Brown 16 57kg 108
4 50344×1451 PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 7 57kg 107
5 14x550x513 SILENT SEDITION Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 10 57kg 109
6 0x56685x69 HEAVENS ABOVE Tim Martin Tye Angland 4 57kg 107
7 112249×111 SPANISH REEF Ken Keys Mark Zahra 15 57kg 104
8 x70100x807 ZANBAGH John P Thompson Hugh Bowman 5 57kg 107
9 810583×222 OREGON’S DAY Mick Price Michael Dee 12 57kg 103
10 12x73211x2 PAYROLL Richard Laming Damien Oliver 1 57kg 103
11 0x72586x65 ABBEY MARIE Michael Kent Damian Lane 3 57kg 102
12 x22027x078 AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ) Kris Lees Jason Collett 13 57kg 102
13 9762026546 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman Brenton Avdulla 2 57kg 102
14 212720×222 SAMOVARE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joao Moreira 6 57kg 96
15 2x6278x855 PERFECT RHYME Ron Leemon Luke Currie 14 57kg 85
16 631×7433 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Dean Yendall 11 57kg 67
17 24113×1604 ALIZEE James Cummings Glyn Schofield 8 54.5kg 105
  • 2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Nominations closed on February 12, 2018 and drew 115 hopefuls
  • 2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes First Acceptances closed on Tuesday March 13, 2018 leaving 60 entries

2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes First Acceptances

The official Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2018 First Acceptances for the race now known as the Coolmore Legacy Stakes feature 60 hopeful fillies and mares including Winx who is almost no chance of running, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes a far more attractive feature for the world’s best on the same day.

2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Nominations

The official Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2018 Nominations feature 115 hopefuls including the defending Chris Waller-trained champion Foxplay. Waller has also thrown in an entry for his superstar mare Winx, but is leaning towards her running the Group 1 $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) on the same day instead.

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 Group 2 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 eight winners including four of the five from 2011 – 2015.

2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Tips

The latest autumn Queen Of the Turf Stakes 2018 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.

  • 1st: #3 DIXIE BLOSSOMS ($5.50)
  • 2nd: #14 SAMOVARE ($26)
  • 3rd: #17 ALIZEE ($11)

Wide open race shaping-up as a stellar showdown between some of the season’s best mares and there is value galore. Sticking with early favourite DIXIE BLOSSOMS ($5.50) for the win. Ron Quinton’s honest five-year-old is fourth-up and set to peak at her pet track (8:4-1-2). Yet to finish out of the money over the Randwick mile (3:2-0-1) including the third in this last year. Comes off a Rosehill third in the Emancipation Stakes from the back and if she has luck from the wide gate (16) this weekend is the one to beat. SAMOVARE ($26) is way overs. She comes off three seconds, the latest two behind SPANISH REEF who is at single-figures in the Queen Of The Turf. This mare has the consistency, class, gun record over a mile and good barrier to challenge. ALIZEE ($11) is a Group 1 winner at the track / distance (Flight Stakes, 2017) and is the only three-year-old filly in the mix looking to emulate FOXPLAY from last year. Her lead-up in the Vinery Stud Stakes (4th) showed she is better over 1600m than 2000m and she gets that here with some weight relief.

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 seven – most recently Azdadellia (2016) and Alizee (2018). Gai Waterhouse is the most successful Queen Of The Turf Stakes trainer with eight winners, most recently Amanpour (2015).

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 has won in over three decades 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 – 2018 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

2018 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2018 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.

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
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