Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2025 Tips, Field & Race Guide

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2025 at Royal Randwick.

Offering prize money of $4 million, the 2000m race is open 3 year olds and up at weight-for-age conditions.

We provide you with Queen Elizabeth tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live stream to watch the race unfold.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips | Nominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2025 Schedule

Date April 12
Track Royal Randwick
Distance 2000m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight for Age
Prizemoney $4 million
Age 3YO and Upwards

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tips

When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick, keeping some important factors on your side can help you.

Our experts assess all the Queen Elizabeth Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2025 tips to help you back the winner.

Our team of expert tipsters will provide 2025 Queen Elizabeth Stakes tips and selections once the final field has been declared.


Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations

The nominations for the 2025 Queen Elizabeth Stakes will be taking place at 11am on February 11, 2025.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw for the 2025 Queen Elizabeth Stakes will be released at 8:00am April 08, 2025.

This page will be updated following the barrier draw.

Check out the Queen Elizabeth Stakes barrier draw stats and info.

2024 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results & Replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1 PRIDE OF JENNI Ciaron Maher Declan Bates 3 57kg $7
2 VIA SISTINA (IRE) Chris Waller James McDonald 5 57kg $1.85F
3 MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) Ben, Will & JD Hayes Craig Williams 9 59kg $10
4 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Ben Melham 6 59kg $8.50
5 KOVALICA (NZ) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 7 59kg $20
6 BUCKAROO (GB) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 2 59kg $18
7 PLACE DU CARROUSEL (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Tommy Berry 8 57kg $9
8 CEOLWULF (NZ) Joseph Pride Tom Marquand 1 55.5kg $20
9 ZEYREK (FR) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Joshua Parr 4 59kg $101

See more Queen Elizabeth Stakes results and replays here.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Betting Odds

Leading bookmakers LadbrokesNedsbet365 & Palmerbet have the latest 2025 Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting markets in the days leading up to the race. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes History

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes, originally known as the AJC Queen’s Plate, was first won by Cossack in 1851. He would return to claim victory in 1852.

A very interesting fact is that Cossack would capture the AJC Queen’s Plate in 1866. This wasn’t the inaugural winner of the race though – it was his son, also named Cossack!

The AJC Queen’s Plate would remain until 1872 before changing to the AJC Plate in 1873 in what would turn out to be a historic event as Dagworth and Reprieve dead-heated for first after their three mile journey (4800m).

It was decided that a winner would need to be crowned and the two initial victors would contest the event after the last race of the day. Another thrilling contest ensued with Dagworth winning the tie-break by a short-neck.

The AJC Plate would be contested until 1954 (although the 1934 edition was run as the AJC Kings Cup) before converting to the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

With $4 million in prizemoney the Queen Elizabeth Stakes attracts the country’s best middle-distance and staying horses, and is one of the most prestigious races on the Australian racing calendar.

In recent years, a number of international gallopers have contested the event and this number will hopefully continue to grow with the Australian Turf Club (ATC) and Racing NSW keen to attract world-class performers.

The open weight-for-age race is one of four Group 1 events on Day 2 of The Championships which also showcases the $2 million Sydney Cup (3200m), $1 million Coolmore Legacy Stakes (1600m) and $1 million Australian Oaks (2400m).

Notable winners of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes are Sportsman (1853-54), Archer (1862), The Barb (1869), Tim Whiffler (1868 & 1870-71), Chester (1878-79), Carbine (1889-91), Wakeful (1902), Poseidon (1908), Trafalgar (1909 & 1911-12), David (1921-23), Phar Lap (1930), Peter Pan (1933), Flight (1946), Tulloch (1958 & 1960-61), Ming Dynasty (1978), Jeune (1995), Doriemus (1996), Might And Power (1998), Lonhro (2003), Grand Armee (2004-05), More Joyous (2012), It’s A Dundeel (2014) and Criterion (2015).

Champion mare Winx captured the 2017 and 2018 editions as part of a winning streak in the thirties.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2024 Pride Of Jenni
2023 Dubai Honour
2022 Think It Over
2021 Addeybb
2020 Addeybb
2019 Winx
2018 Winx
2017 Winx
2016 Lucia Valentina
2015 Criterion
2014 It's A Dundeel
2013 Reliable Man
2012 More Joyous
2011 My Kingdom of Fife
2010 Road To Rock
2009 Pompeii Ruler
2008 Sarrera
2007 Desert War
2006 Eremein
2005 Grand Armee
2004 Grand Armee
2003 Lonhro
2002 Defier
2001 Shogun Lodge
2000 Georgie Boy

Top 5 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners

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Queen Elizabeth Stakes Live Stream


Queen Elizabeth Stakes Promos

With the country’s leading bookmakers offering horse racing promotions and every day of the week, you can get more bang for your buck.

The offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races with promos such as Double Your WinningsCash Back and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.

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