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 prizemoney. The 2018 Queen of The Turf Stakes was won by Alizee from Prompt Response with Heavens Above 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 13th April 2019|
|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 Gr1 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 Gr2 Hollindale Stakes on the Gold Coast in May or the Gr1 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.
Alizee (2018), like Foxplay the previous year, ran fourth in the Gr1 Storm Queen Stakes over 2000m at Rosehill before scoring a classy victory in this event and recent Queen Of the Turf Stakes winners include Foxplay (2017) and Azkadellia (2016).
1. $8.50 Alizee 54.5 Glyn Schofield
2. $12.00 Prompt Response 57.0 Blake Shinn
3. $15.00 Heavens Above 57.0 Tye Angland
4. $26.00 Oregon's Day 57.0 Michael Dee
5. $14.00 Abbey Marie 57.0 Damian Lane
6. $7.50 Dixie Blossoms 57.0 Corey Brown
7. $21.00 Eckstein 57.0 Brenton Avdulla
8. $15.00 Foxplay 57.0 Kerrin McEvoy
9. $71.00 Nettoyer 57.0 Dean Yendall
10. $7.00 Silent Sedition 57.0 Craig Williams
11. $13.00 Daysee Doom 57.0 Andrew Adkins
12. $81.00 Zanbagh 57.0 Hugh Bowman
13. $18.00 Payroll 57.0 Damien Oliver
14. $7.00 Spanish Reef 57.0 Mark Zahra
15. $21.00 Samovare 57.0 Joao Moreira
16. $41.00 Aide Memoire 57.0 Jason Collett
17. $201.00 Perfect Rhyme 57.0 Luke Currie
Margins: 2 len, 0.5 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|