The Queen of the Turf Stakes is a popular group 1 race event that takes place at the Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. The race is a weight-for-age race for fillies and mares ran over a distance of 1600m. The Queen of the Turf Stakes is worth $1 million in prize money and last year, the winner was the Appearance. The Red Tracer and Steama all took second and third respectively. In this year’s Sydney Autumn racing carnival, the Queen of the Turf Stakes will feature among the ten championship races along with the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes worth $4 million in prize money on the same day.
The race is seen by many trainers and horse owners as the best event for three year old fillies and mares. Over the last decades, the race has attracted a lot of brilliant mares some of which have gone on to make a name in the Australian horse racing turf. In recent years, The Queen of The Turf has featured horses from the group 1 Coolmore Stud Classic which takes part a week before the commencement of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
However, it is important to note that the Coolmore Stud Classic is a handicap event which is very different from the weight-for-age Queen of The Turf Stakes. Appearance was the last mare to claim both the Coolmore Stud Classic and the Queen of The Turf stakes in the same year. Other horses that have claimed similar honors in the recent past include the More Joyous in 2011 and 2012 and the Typhoon Tracey in 2010.
The Queen of The Turf Stakes is one of the many races that are set to light up the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The race will feature on the second day of the championship. Other events to look out for alongside the Queen of The Turf include the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes, Group 3 events such as the TL Baillieu Handicap, and The Neville Sellwood Stakes.
Queen Of The Turf Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|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|
|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|