Queen Elizabeth Stakes Barrier Draw Stats & Info

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The Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) barrier draw and final field will be declared on Tuesday, April 08 2025. 


Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations – Where It All Begins

The highlight of The Championships is the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, a $4 million WFA race held over 2000m at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Day 2.

Several superstar middle-distance/stayers will contest the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the honour roll is certainly impressive. Since 2000, horses such as Lonhro, Grand Armee (twice), It’s A Dundeel, Winx (three times) and Addeybb (twice) have won the prestigious event.

Nominations for the 2025 Queen Elizabeth Stakes are likely to be held at 11:00am on February 11, 2025

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Barrier Draw – When, Where And How Is It Conducted?

The all-important final field and barrier draw for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes will be conducted on Tuesday, April 08, 2025.

Being the biggest race of The Championships, the barrier draw is often conducted at a barrier draw function in New South Wales with a representative for each horse randomly drawing a barrier for their respective runner.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Barrier Statistics – Winners From The Past 20 Years

Year Horse Barrier Weight
2024 Pride Of Jenni 3 57kg
2023 Dubai Honour 7 59kg
2022 Think It Over 4 59kg
2021 Addeybb 3 59kg
2020 Addeybb 1 59kg
2019 Winx 9 57kg
2018 Winx 10 57kg
2017 Winx 3 57kg
2016 Lucia Valentina 10 57kg
2015 Criterion 4 59kg
2014 It’s A Dundeel 1 59kg
2013 Reliable Man 2 59kg
2012 More Joyous 7 57kg
2011 My Kingdom of Fife 7 59kg
2010 Road To Rock 2 59kg
2009 Pompeii Ruler 4 59kg
2008 Sarrera 8 59kg
2007 Desert War 4 59kg
2006 Eremein 6 58kg
2005 Grand Armee 2 58kg
2004 Grand Armee 3 58kg


Is There A Barrier Draw Bias in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes?

There isn’t a barrier draw bias in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes with winners mainly coming from barriers one through to seven.

The main reason for no definitive bias is that the race often attracts a smaller field of high-quality gallopers and the honour roll showcases that with horses such as Rough Habit, Jeune, Doriemus, Intergaze (twice) and Might And Power winning in the 1990s.

With smaller fields, the winners are certain to come from inside to middle barriers – since 1990, only three winners have drawn 10 or wider.


Most Successful Queen Elizabeth Stakes Barriers

Barrier Wins
4 6
3 6
2 5
1 4
6 4

Last updated for 2024 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results

Please note that barrier statistics only include races from 1990 onwards.



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