The Queen Of The Turf Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age race for fillies & mares held each year in April at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres under set weight conditions and worth $1,000,000 in prize money. The 2019 Queen of The Turf Stakes was won by Kenedna from Dixie Blossoms with Unforgotten third.
Moved to the second day of The Championships during the Sydney autumn racing carnival, the Queen Of The Turf Stakes is one of a number of feature races held on the day, with the highlight being the $4 Million Group 1 ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
|Date:||Saturday 11th April 2020|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||Fillies & Mares - Weight for age|
The Queen Of The Turf Stakes is a race for fillies & mares only and the weight-for-age conditions gives the better females an advantage, especially if there is an outstanding three-year-old filly in the field.
Generally attracting the best female gallopers going around, the Queen Of The Turf Stakes quite often assembles many of the fillies & mares who contested the recent Group 1 Coolmore Stud Classic earlier in the carnival.
The Coolmore Stud Classic is a handicap event while the Queen Of The Turf is run at weight-for-age race, which suits the better performed mares involved. Appearance (2013) was the last female to win the Queen of The Turf Stakes & Coolmore Stud Classic double in the same year.
Those mares heading north for the Brisbane winter racing carnival may decide to tackles races such as the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes on the Gold Coast in May or the Group 1 Winter Stakes at Eagle Farm in June. Streama (4th in 2014) won the Hollindale Stakes at her next start after finishing fourth in this race, while Red Tracer (2nd in 2013) went on to win the Winter Stakes following her second place finish behind Appearance here.
Kenedna (2019) ran third in the Group 2 Sunline Stakes over 1600m at Moonee Valley in Melbourne before making the trek north to Sydney score an impressive victory for the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace stable.
Recent Queen Of the Turf Stakes winners include Alizee (2018) and Foxplay (2017).
1. $26.00 Kenedna 57.0 John Allen
2. $7.00 Dixie Blossoms 57.0 Christian Reith
3. $10.00 Unforgotten 57.0 James McDonald
4. $41.00 Miss Siska 57.0 Jamie Kah
5. $31.00 Spanish Reef 57.0 Mark Zahra
6. $3.80 Alizee 57.0 Hugh Bowman
7. $15.00 Prompt Response 57.0 Blake Shinn
8. $6.00 Nakeeta Jane 54.5 Joshua Parr
9. $41.00 Seabrook 54.5 Brett Prebble
10. $41.00 Daysee Doom 57.0 Glyn Schofield
11. $71.00 Princess Posh 57.0 Kerrin McEvoy
12. $21.00 Fundamentalist 54.5 Sam Clipperton
13. $26.00 Invincible Gem 57.0 Corey Brown
14. $12.00 Amphitrite 54.5 Craig Williams
15. $61.00 Sedanzer 57.0 Tim Clark
16. $19.00 Oregon's Day 57.0 Damien Oliver
17. $101.00 Eckstein 57.0 Tommy Berry
18. $51.00 Dyslexic 57.0 Brenton Avdulla
19. $81.00 Consensus 57.0 Michael Walker
Margins: 0.2 len, 0.1 len
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|2018||Alizee||Prompt Response||Heavens Above||1:34.9|
|2016||Azkadellia||Heavens Above||Noble Protector||1:35.9|
|2014||Diamond Drille||Gypsy Diamond||Red Tracer||1:35.8|
|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|
|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|
|2002||Ugachaka||Miss Zoe||Snow Hero||1:28.4|
|2001||Sorrento||Poppett||Belle Du Jour||1:27.7|
|1999||Camino Rose||Flickering Fire||Staging||1:28.5|
|1997||Kenbelle||Admiring Glances||Timeless Winds||1:27.8|
|1995||Light Up The World||Arborea||Bionic Bess||1:29.0|
|1994||The Perfume Garden||Lady's Way||Flitter||1:29.8|
|1993||Excited Angel||Strokes||Romanee Conti||1:27.4|
|1992||Romance Conti||Kinght's Contessa||Mamzelle Perdu||1:29.6|
|1991||Ricochet Rosie||Argyle Cut||Tessuti||1:28.0|
|1990||Memphis Blues||Just Trish||Marathon Star||1:34.1|
|1989||Special Finish||Red Express||Graduation||1:32.1|
|1988||Chez Paree||Balmoral||Loving Devotion||1:31.8|