Bet on The Queen of The Turf Stakes
The Queen of the Turf Stakes held every April at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, Australia and is part of their annual autumn racing carnival. The Queen of the Turf Stakes is resitricted to fillies and mares and is held on the same day as the Sydney Cup, one of the biggest races of the year. The race has held Group 1 status since 2005 and currently offers a purse of $1 million.
The Queen of the Turf Stakes was inaugurated in 1972 and the race is sponsored by Coolmore Stud and is known currently as the Coolmore Legacy Stakes. Over the history of the race, the location has changed several times and it was run at Rosehill Racecourse and Canterbury Park Racecourse before settling on Randwick Racecourse in 2014 as part of the ATC Championship Day.
Some of the top fillies and mares in Australia’s racing history have won this race and the most noteworthy is More Joyous who was victorious in both 2011 and 2012. In addition to the Queen of the Turf Stakes in 2012, she also won the Doncaster Handicap and Queen Elizabeth Stakes for a total of eight career Group 1 wins.
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2017 Queen of the Turf Stakes Contenders
Without the imposing shadow of the great Winx to contend with, the door was wide open in the 2016 edition of the Queen of the Turf Stakes for a filly to step forward and earn a coveted Group 1 victory. A field of fifteen fillies and mares assembled and the race was shaping up to be a competitive one.
Azkadellia was sent off as the overwhelming favorite in the race and she delivered under jockey Damian Oliver. In her trademark style, she rated well off of the pace towards the back of the pack and was left with some work to do as they approached the stretch. She found a clear path and began to make her way towards the lead and had plenty left to hold off a bold late charge from Heavens Above and Noble Protector.
Check back closer to the race for the contenders for the 2017 Queen of the Turf Stakes!