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|Date||Saturday, 8th April, 2023|
|Racecourse||Randwick Racecourse, NSW, Australia|
The $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age contest run over 2000m at Royal Randwick racecourse.
The first Queen Elizabeth Stakes was run in February 1954 not long after the coronation of the new monarch and coincided with her visit to Royal Randwick.
The race replaced the Queen’s Plate (1851-1873) and AJC Plate (1874-1954). Carbine (1889, 1890, 1891) was the first horse to win this race on three occasions and Phar Lap (1930) was another winner in this race.
Some of Australia’s Champions of the Turf have gone on to win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and majority of them on multiple occasions, including Tulloch (1958, 1960, 1961), Ming Dynasty (1978), Might And Power (1998), Winx (2017, 2018, 2019).
The Queen Elizabeth Stakes has become the highlight of The Championships in recent years. Winx won the race three times in a row, then in the last two years the clash of Addeybb and Verry Elleegant has been one of the standout races of the Australian Turf. Since 1958 only 8 individual mares have won this race.
The Queen Elizabeth Stakes has been a great race for punters who like to back the favourite, especially recently. The name that comes to mind first is Winx, she won three straight as an odds on favourite, can’t forget then Addeybb, who started a $4.20 favourite here last start and made it four favourites who have won the race in a row.
The longest priced winner was all the way back in 1970, when Panvale was sent out at 80/1.
The Queen Elizabeth Stakes is one of the biggest Australian Group 1 races in Autumn, and due to this it brings some of the greatest horses, from Australia and right around the world, to Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. The major Group 1 race also attracts the attention of many Aussies, who like having a casual bet on a Saturday. Our expert racing tipsters will put together a list of the best Queen Elizabeth Stakes tips, so look out for this in the leadup to the big race.
Due to the fact that nominations are not accepted for the 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes yet, it is difficult to provide any accurate updates. However, as the Autumn Racing Carnival continues on and we get closer to race day, the type of horses that are targeting this race will become a lot clearer.
When we have an outline of the horses that are looking to target the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, then we can provide more updates. If you are looking for Queen Elizabeth Stakes horse tips, then we will keep you updated on which horses are likely to be running, meaning you can put on your futures bets with confidence!
We will list The Sharks’ Queen Elizabeth Stakes best tips for the race this year closer to the time of the race. Make sure you check back on this page for updates!
Our tips are not out for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2023 as it is too far out from the event. But the good news is that when the final field for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes is announced, we will provide guidance on each and every runner in the 2023 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
You will find all this information below, when it becomes available. Stay tuned!
Winning a Queen Elizabeth Stakes trifecta is not simple, to say the least. But there are definitely tips and tricks that you can consider to make punting a little bit easier.
Queen Elizabeth Stakes Trifecta Tip 1
Don’t blindly trust other punters, always go with your gut when it comes to choosing your favourites. Do your own research and look at stats into runners you think may have a shot at the Queen Elizabeth Stakes trifecta.
Queen Elizabeth Stakes Trifecta Tip 2
If you’re a bit unsure where to start with your research, consider checking out a Queen Elizabeth Stakes form guide – bookies like Sportsbet and Neds have them available year-round.
Queen Elizabeth Stakes Trifecta Tip 3
Consider placing a box trifecta rather than a straight trifecta. A box trifecta covers you in all combinations of finishing positions, once you’ve chosen three runners. It will also cost a little extra to place, but improves your chances of winning a Queen Elizabeth Stakes trifecta by a massive amount.
Where to Place a Queen Elizabeth Stakes Trifecta?
You’re able to place a Queen Elizabeth Stakes trifecta through an online bookie – or in store at TAB. Online bookies often offer elite punting services – with plenty of fans placing a box trifecta with the 3 favourites in their bet.
Online bookies are also not subject to business hours or location – which means you’re able to place a Queen Elizabeth Stakes trifecta from your living room! Online bookies also offer a step-by-step guide into placing a Queen Elizabeth Stakes trifecta.
There are a lot of important factors to consider before betting on the Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Make sure you have a read on below before you place your bets:
Is Previous Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form a Good Indicator of Future Success?
Recent years results suggest that previous runnings of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes have been a great guide to future renewals. Winx won this race three years in succession in 2017, 2018 and 2019 when she dominated the weight-for-age racing in Australia.
William Haggas has traveled from England with his import Addeybb in the last two years and combining with Tom Marquand has proved too strong for the Chris Waller mare Verry Elleegant in what has been two titanic struggles.
We did, however, see a new winner in 2022, when Think It Over proved too good for the rest of the field.
Should I Bet On The Favourite in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes?
Yes. Favourites have won five of the last six Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Winx was odds on in all her wins and Addeybb has been short his last couple (2020 and 2021).
In the last 11 years only three winners have started at double figure odds, including in 2022 when Think It Over won at odds of $34. Weight-for-age races suggest the best horse has their chance to win and often that is the favourite.
Formlines from Lead Up Races
The best lead-up races to the Queen Elizabeth Stakes are weight-for-age races such as the George Ryder Stakes and the Ranvet Stakes.
Winx took her usual path winning the George Ryder/ Queen Elizabeth double three years in a row then Addeybb has come through the Ranvet on his way to victory.
Think It Over came through the Australian Cup and Tancred Stakes before contesting the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, where he came 2nd and 4th respectively.
Usually a good three-year-old can get an advantage on the weight-for-age scale but the last three-year-old winner was Intergaze back in 1999 and only five three-year-olds have been successful in this race.
Age is not as important at this level as much as class.
Weight-for-age gives the superior gallopers an even playing field and has been proven over centuries. The best horse with the best form will always be favoured.
Mares have won four of the last seven runnings of the Queen Elizabeth with Lucia Valentina winning in 2016 then Winx taking three in a row.
Weight-for-age gives each gender an even chance and it is not so much a defining factor in finding the winner.
Our Queen Elizabeth Stakes best bets for 2023 are not out just yet, make sure you keep an eye out on this page as we will provide more details about our best bets when the final field is announced.
You will find all this information below, when it becomes available. Stay tuned, or alternatively you can chat to The Shark to get the best tips for every day!
Below is a table that outlines the basics on how to bet on the Queen Elizabeth Stakes:
|Bet Type||How to Place This Type of Bet|
|Win Bet||Place a bet on the horse you think will be the outright winner (1st place) in the 2023 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place a bet on the horse you think will place in the top three in the 2023 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but the odds are safer.|
|Each-Way Bet||Place a bet on the horse you think will win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, with a safety net of a place bet. If your horse runs 1st, you will collect both the win and the place pay-out. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd, you will win only the place pay-out.|
|Quinella Bet||Place a bet on the horses you think will finish 1st and 2nd in any order in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.|
|Exacta Bet||Place a bet on the horses you think will finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.|
|Trifecta Bet||Place a bet on the horses you think will finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.|
|First Four||Place a bet on the horses you think will finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the correct order in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.|
|Quaddie||Place a bet on the winners of four nominated races to win a quaddie. This means you have to select three other races apart from the Queen Elizabeth Stakes to place a quaddie.|
Long before the Queen Elizabeth Stakes field is announced – majority of online bookmakers will open early markets, or all-in markets, for Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting. This is an excellent time to bet on your chosen horse, as you could have the ability to bet on solid contenders for the 2023 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at juicy odds.
Once the 2023 Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds are released by the bookmakers, they are known to fluctuate a lot in the lead up to race day. This is especially the case once we have a better picture of which horses will be targeting the race, and their recent form in the lead up.
If you choose to bet in these markets, you could find a favourite priced at $10 or more, which will mean you get more funds in your back pocket if your horse goes on to win. However, there is added risk with placing a bet at this time and you need to be aware before moving forward.
Depending on when you place your bet on the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2023, your horse may not even get a run but you also won’t get your stake back, occurring when the market is ‘All-In’ or closer to the time of the race. If you are having a bet when it says ‘Before Noms’, you have the luxury of receiving your money back if the horse you chose ends up not running.
The 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds are yet to be released, please check back soon for updates!
It was a small field for the 2022 running of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, but the quality was still most certainly there. In total there were nine runners for this race, and more than half of them were under double digit odds, which just showed just how open the market was.
The favourite before the race was Verry Elleegant, who had been a bridesmaid for two years in a row and was looking to go one better this year. She had just come out of the Ranvet Stakes, finishing 2nd, and before that she won the Chipping Norton Stakes.
Next in the line of betting was Zaaki, at odds of $4.20. Zaaki was coming off a great win at the All Star Mile and so far this season he has a record of 7:4-1-1. Anamoe was next in the odds, and came out of a stellar performance in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas, which was also on a Heavy track.
Then it was Duais and Montefilia who were the other two runners under double digits. Duais had just won the Australian Cup and Tancred Stakes before contesting the Queen Elizabeth Stakes. In her previous run, Montefilia won the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes.
With the 2023 Queen Elizabeth Stakes field yet to be determined, let’s take a look back at the 2022 field, headlined by winner Think It Over:
|1. THINK IT OVER (59kg)||4||Nash Rawiller||Kerry Parker|
|2. ZAAKI (GB) (59kg)||3||Jamie Kah||Annabel Neasham|
|3. I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) (59kg)||6||Mark Zahra||M Price & M Kent (Jnr)|
|4. MOUNT POPA (IRE) (59kg)||8||William Pike||M, W & J Hawkes|
|5. DALASAN (59kg)||1||Chad Schofield||L Macdonald & A Gluyas|
|6. VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) (57kg)||7||James McDonald||Chris Waller|
|7. DUAIS (57kg)||9||Joshua Parr||Edward Cummings|
|8. MONTEFILIA (57kg)||2||Hugh Bowman||David Payne|
|9. ANAMOE (55.5kg)||5||Tommy Berry||James Cummings|
In recent years the Queen Elizabeth Stakes has been more about quality than quantity and barriers have not been as important but always advantageous for those drawn close to rail to find a position and some cover in early stages.
Winx won from barrier 10 in 2018 then followed up and won from barrier 9 in 2019.
Addeybb came from an inside gate to win in 2020 and then again enjoyed the perfect run from barrier 3 to win last season.
It was a first time winner in 2022, when Think It Over was drawn perfectly, and won from barrier 4.
What a race that was! Another small field, like what we saw in 2021, but this year, the favourite didn’t do enough to get the win. Verry Elleegant was trying to win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes for the first time, after finishing 2nd two years in a row. It was not to be however for Verry Elleegant, as she ended up finishing down in 5th (out of 9 runners).
The market was very open for this race, despite the small field. There were five runners under double digits, but the winner was in fact one of the four runners that was over the $10 mark. Think It Over won the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at odds of $34.
The race was pretty much just a battle between Think It Over and Zaaki, who finished just 0.4L behind the winner. Then it was a 4.41L gap back to 3rd place, which was Mount Popa, who just happened to be another runner starting well over double digit odds.
Think It Over and Zaaki were the top two runners in the race for a long way, and Zaaki was still in 1st place at the 400m mark, before being overtaken by Think It Over. The entire field of nine runners was separated by 13.07L.
You’ve read the words, now watch the video! Have a squiz below at the 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes race:
Here are the results from the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2022:
|1st||1. THINK IT OVER (59kg)||Nash Rawiller||–|
|2nd||2. ZAAKI (GB) (59kg)||Jamie Kah||0.6L|
|3rd||4. MOUNT POPA (IRE) (59kg)||William Pike||4.41L|
|4th||5. DALASAN (59kg)||Chad Schofield||6.45L|
|5th||6. VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) (57kg)||James McDonald||6.73L|
|6th||3. I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) (59kg)||Mark Zahra||6.99L|
|7th||7. DUAIS (57kg)||Joshua Parr||7.5L|
|8th||8. MONTEFILIA (57kg)||Hugh Bowman||8.5L|
|9th||9. ANAMOE (55.5kg)||Tommy Berry||13.07L|
The results for the upcoming Queen Elizabeth Stakes are not yet available, but in the meantime, you can have a look below at all the recent past winners:
|2022||Think It Over||Zaaki||Mount Popa|
|2020||Addeybb||Verry Elleegant||Danon Premium|
|2018||Winx||Gailo Chop||Happy Clapper|
|2017||Winx||Hartnell||Sense Of Occasion|
|2016||Lucia Valentina||The United States||Happy Clapper|
|2015||Criterion||Red Cadeaux||Royal Descent|
|2014||It’s A Dundeel||Sacred Falls||Carlton House|
|2013||Reliable Man||It’s A Dundeel||Happy Trails|
|2012||More Joyous||Manighar||Secret Admirer|
|2011||My Kingdom Of Fife||Sacred Choice||Syreon|
|2010||Road To Rock||Triple Honour||Monaco Consul|
George Moore holds the record with 6 winners of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes including his first win on Tulloch. Hot on his heels is Damien Oliver with 5 wins, his last winner being Lucia Valentina in 2016.
One rider who can bridge the gap is Hugh Bowman who currently sits equal third on the table with 4 wins along with Peter Cook and Neville Sellwood.
James McDonald has only been successful on one occasion when he won on the Murray Baker trained It’s A Dundeel in 2014 and is overdue for another win.
No female rider has won the Queen Elizabeth Stakes so let’s hope this could be the year for Rachel King or Jamie Kah to create a slice of history.
In 2022, Nash Rawiller managed to get another Queen Elizabeth Stakes win on Think It Over. This was his first win since 2012 when he steered More Joyous to victory.
While the 2023 Queen Elizabeth Stakes jockeys are yet to be decided, know that the best that Australia has to offer will be there on the big day. If you are interested in a little history, have a look at the table below, which outlines all the winning jockeys over the past few years:
|2022||Think It Over||Nash Rawiller|
|2016||Lucia Valentina||Damien Oliver|
|2014||It’s A Dundeel||James McDonald|
|2013||Reliable Man||Hugh Bowman|
|2012||More Joyous||Nash Rawiller|
|2011||My Kingdom Of Fife||Nash Rawiller|
|2010||Road To Rock||Damien Oliver|
Dating back to the early days of Australian racing, Etienne de Mestre was the King of Trainers and he won this race, or the equivalent race, a record 9 times.
Since the race has been classified as the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1954) Tommy Smith has been dominant and his record of 11 wins will take some catching for those chasing.
Of the current trainers Chris Waller has won the race 5 times while Gai Waterhouse has 4 wins on her resume. Chris Waller has been a touch unlucky in recent years with Verry Elleegant filling second spot in the last two years.
Gai Waterhouse has not been successful since More Joyous won in 2012 and she will be keen to cut back on her dad’s record this season. Although the 2022 edition of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes was not meant to be for Waterhouse, as it was Kerry Parker who got the win with Think It Over.
While the Queen Elizabeth Stakes trainers for 2023 are yet to be released, we will update you with all of the news as it comes to hand. In the meantime, take a look back at some of the previous trainers to win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes:
|2022||Think It Over||Kerry Parker|
|2016||Lucia Valentina||Kris Lees|
|2015||Criterion||D Hayes & T Dabernig|
|2014||It’s A Dundeel||M Baker & A Forsman|
|2013||Reliable Man||Chris Waller|
|2012||More Joyous||Gai Waterhouse|
|2011||My Kingdom Of Fife||Chris Waller|
|2010||Road To Rock||Anthony Cummings|