Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2023 Tips, Field & Race Guide

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2023 at Royal Randwick.

Offering prize money of $1 million, the 1600m race is open to 3YOs and up, fillies and mares, and up at weight-for-age conditions.

We provide you with Queen Of The Turf Stakes 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 Of The Turf Stakes 2023 Schedule

Date April 8
Track Royal Randwick
Distance 1600m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight-for-age
Prizemoney $1 million
Age 3YOs + (fillies and mares)

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Tips

When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Randwick, keeping some important factors on your side can help you.

Our experts assess all the Queen Of The Turf Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2023 tips to help you back the winner.

Our team of expert tipsters will provide 2023 Queen Of The Turf Stakes tips and selections once the final field has been declared.

READ: 2022 Queen of the Turf Stakes Tips & Preview

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Nominations

There are two rounds of nominations for the 2023 Queen Of The Turf Stakes with the first taking place at 11am on February 8, 2023, while the final nominations are taken at 12:00pm on March 7, 2023.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw for the 2023 Queen Of The Turf Stakes will be released at 9:00am April 4, 2023.

This section will be updated following the barrier draw.

2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Results & Replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1 NIMALEE Matthew Smith Damien Oliver 2 57kg $31
2 ANNAVISTO (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ms Rachel King 5 57kg $16
3 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Kerrin McEvoy 11 57kg $5.50
4 YONCE (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 1 57kg $7.50
5 PROMISE OF SUCCESS (GB) John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 3 57kg $14
6 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 9 57kg $26
7 NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 4 54.5kg $31
8 LIGHTHOUSE (USA) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Jamie Kah 8 57kg $9
9 STEINEM (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tommy Berry 13 57kg $26
10 QUANTUM MECHANIC Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damian Lane 10 57kg $41
11 BARB RAIDER Jerome Hunter Craig Williams 6 54.5kg $26
12 LE LUDE John Thompson Brock Ryan 14 57kg $61
13 FANGIRL Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 12 54.5kg $7
14 COLETTE James Cummings James McDonald 7 57kg $4.20F
 – SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Nash Rawiller 0
 – HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller Mark Zahra 0
 – MIRRA VISION Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 0
 – YEARNING Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 0

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Queen Of The Turf Stakes Betting Odds

Leading bookmakers LadbrokesNedsbet365 & Palmerbet have the latest 2023 Queen Of The Turf Stakes betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the Queen Of The Turf 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 Of The Turf Stakes History

Taking its place as one of four Group 1 events on Day 2 of The Championships, the Queen Of The Turf Stakes attracts the best female gallopers and is open to both fillies and mares.

Run under weight-for-age conditions, mares will carry 57kg whilst three-year-old fillies carry 54.5kg.

Similar to the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) held at Flemington Racecourse during the spring, the Coolmore Legacy is becoming more prestigious as it carries double the prizemoney.

Refulgence won the inaugural running of the race in 1972 when it was a Principal race and run over one mile (1600m).

It was then run over 1500m the following year and remained that way until 2008 when it was contested over 1550m at Canterbury before reverting back to 1500m between 2009 – 2013.

As of 2014 onwards, it has been contested over one mile, transferred from Rosehill Gardens to Royal Randwick and is worth $1 million in prizemoney on Day 2 of The Championships which also showcases the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), $2 million Sydney Cup (3200m) and $1 million Australian Oaks (2400m).

The most reliable lead-up race to the Queen Of The Turf Stakes is the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m).

The Coolmore Classic is currently held at Rosehill Gardens four weeks earlier than the Queen Of The Turf Stakes which allows some runners to compete in the Emancipation Stakes which is in the middle with a two-week break either side; this allows the option for fillies and mares to contest both events in the lead-up.

Some classy gallopers have won the race, including Ducatoon (1981), Camino Rose (1999), Danglissa (2000), Hosannah (2003), Mnemosyne (2006), Divine Madonna (2007), Forensics (2008), Neroli (2009), Typhoon Tracy (2010) and More Joyous (2011-12), Appearance (2013) and Alizee (2018).

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2022 Nimalee
2021 Nettoyer
2020 Con Te Partiro
2019 Kenedna
2018 Alizee
2017 Foxplay
2016 Azkadellia
2015 Amanpour
2014 Diamond Drille
2013 Appearance
2012 More Joyous
2011 More Joyous
2010 Typhoon Tracy
2009 Neroli
2008 Forensics
2007 Divine Madonna
2006 Mnemosyne
2005 Ike's Dream
2004 In A Bound
2003 Hosannah
2002 Ugachaka
2001 Sorrento
2000 Danglissa

Top 5 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Winners

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Queen Of The Turf Stakes Live Stream

TAB customers are able to live stream the 2023 Queen Of The Turf Stakes free of charge courtesy of Sky Racing vision.

You can watch the action from your mobile device or desktop for every Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race live.

TAB offers Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central on their racing live streaming service.

T&Cs Apply. Vision available for all three Sky Racing channels. Data charges may apply.

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Queen Of The Turf Stakes Bonus Bets

With the country’s leading bookmakers offering horse racing promotions and bonus bets 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 bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.


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