Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2017

Saturday April 8, 2017

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. 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 8, 2017 and was known as The Coolmore Legacy Stakes.

2017 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Results

  • 1st: Foxplay
  • 2nd: Zanbagh
  • 3rd: Dixie Blossoms

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 8, 2017
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age – Fillies & Mares
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1972

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 – 2017.

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 – 2017. 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.

2017 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Betting

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2017 odds will be published below as soon as markets for the Group 1 Randwick mile feature run on the second Saturday in April are released.

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 – 2017, 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.

2017 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Field

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2017 field and barrier draw is to be released on Tuesday April 4, 2017 and will be announced below.

The official 2017 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Final Field attracted the full eighteen staters including two fillies – Foxplay and Oregon’s Day – out to be the first three-year-old to win since 2008. Early favourite in Queen Of The Turf Stakes betting meanwhile is last start William Reid Stakes winning mare Silent Sedition drawn barrier seven.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 2x231x2121 SILENT SEDITION Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 7 57kg 110
2 240x518x03 FIRST SEAL John P Thompson Blake Shinn 14 57kg 108
3 2x41670x91 HEAVENS ABOVE Tim Martin Tye Angland 5 57kg 108
4 27156×5554 REAL LOVE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 3 57kg 106
5 5x0560x261 ZANBAGH John P Thompson Damian Lane 16 57kg 106
6 20214×3103 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Sam Clipperton 12 57kg 105
7 8x359x4735 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 2 57kg 103
8 x274088x24 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Tommy Berry 17 57kg 102
9 2x210x2040 EURO ANGEL (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Corey Brown 13 57kg 99
10 5137×89117 ELLE LOU Chris Waller James Doyle 4 57kg 98
11 5x046741x0 JESSY BELLE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 18 57kg 98
12 111×840 ABBEY MARIE Michael Kent Luke Nolen 8 57kg 97
13 3121435×26 EXTENSIBLE Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 6 57kg 92
14 50x7225x34 PURE PRIDE (NZ) Murray Johnson TBA 1 57kg 85
15 15355×7955 ALASKAN ROSE (NZ) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 11 57kg 84
16 x000560x30 DIAMOND MADE Bruce Cross Ms Jess Taylor 9 57kg 71
17 2x114x2414 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 10 54.5kg 98
18 21x9x2381 OREGON’S DAY Mick Price Damien Oliver 15 54.5kg 80
  • 2017 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Nominations closed on February 6, 2017 and drew 117 entries
  • 2017 Queen Of The Turf Stakes First Acceptances closed on March 7, 2017 and left 60 fillies & mares

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.

2017 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Tips

The latest autumn Queen Of the Turf Stakes 2017 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 has 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 six – most recently Azdadellia (2016). 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 three from 2005 – 2017 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

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).

2017 Queen Of The Turf Results

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2017 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 8, 2017 and released below.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 17 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 10 54.5kg $7.50
2 5 ZANBAGH John P Thompson Damian Lane 0.5L 15 57kg $20
3 6 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Sam Clipperton 1L 11 57kg $5.50
4 1 SILENT SEDITION Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 1.2L 7 57kg $4F
5 18 OREGON’S DAY Mick Price Damien Oliver 1.9L 14 54.5kg $16
6 2 FIRST SEAL John P Thompson Blake Shinn 2.5L 13 57kg $17
7 9 EURO ANGEL (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Corey Brown 2.6L 12 57kg $41
8 16 DIAMOND MADE Bruce Cross Ms Jess Taylor 4L 9 57kg $101
9 11 JESSY BELLE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 4.1L 17 57kg $61
10 3 HEAVENS ABOVE Tim Martin Tye Angland 4.3L 5 57kg $7.50
11 4 REAL LOVE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 4.9L 3 57kg $26
12 12 ABBEY MARIE Michael Kent Luke Nolen 5.3L 8 57kg $26
13 7 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 7.6L 2 57kg $10
14 14 PURE PRIDE (NZ) Murray Johnson Jason Collett 8.2L 1 57kg $21
15 13 EXTENSIBLE Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 8.7L 6 57kg $41
16 10 ELLE LOU Chris Waller Christian Reith 9.1L 4 57kg $51
17 8 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Tommy Berry 12.1L 16 57kg $31
15 ALASKAN ROSE (NZ) Michael Moroney 0

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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