Queen Elizabeth Stakes – Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival 2018
Group 1 $4 million ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Randwick racecourse Saturday 14 April – A 2000m racing classic
The ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age race held each year in April at Randwick racecourse in Sydney during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The race is run over a distance of 2000 metres and worth $4,000,000 in prizemoney. iTipsports Racing will be there with all the action with our Sydney Racing Tips Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
Sydney Racing Tips
Analyst Blaazing Ben Perkins is one of Australia’s most informed and best judges of Racing form over a long period of time with his insightful and colourful commentary and he will be there with all of the form and tips for a big Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival 2018.
Queen Elizabeth Stakes tips
iTipsports Racing provides Sydney Racing Expert Tips to subscribers the day before race day with an email and easy to read form sheet. Market for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes is:
$17 Aloisia, Johannes Vermeer
$26 Tosen Stardom, Hartnell, Happy Clapper, Gailo Chop, Royal Symphony, Cliffs Edge
$51 Egg Tart, Almandin, Tom Melbourne
The 2014 ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes was won by It’s a Dundeel, 2015 winner was Criterion, the 2016 winner in a high class affair was Lucia Valentino from runner up The United States and 2017 was the mighty mare Winx who will be set for this race for 2018.
The establishment of the $20 million two week ‘The Championships’ for the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival at Royal Randwick racecourse resulted in a huge prize money boost for the ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes, now a $4 Million event and the world’s richest turf race over 2000 metres.
Held on the second day of The Championships along with the Group 1 Australasian Oaks, Sydney Cup and Coolmore Legacy Stakes the ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes is sure to attract plenty of interest this autumn.
The ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes is a high quality horse race and the 2000m distance at level weights makes it a very attractive race for quality thoroughbreds to contest during The Championships in the autumn. The massive prize money on offer will make this race a tempting one for many trainers and owners, with overseas interest sure to see a classy galloper or two make the trip to Sydney in April.
The race generally assembles a top class field of gallopers and some outstanding horses have saluted over the years, including the likes of More Joyous (2012), Grand Armee (2004-05), Lonhro (2003), Might And Power (1998), Rough Habit (1992) and Our Poetic Prince (1989).
Races such as the G1 Ranvet Stakes under the same conditions earlier in the carnival are good lead up races to this event, while three-year-olds who contested the Group 1 ATC Derby or Group 1 Rosehill Guineas might consider running here.
Middle distance types who ran in the Group 1 Doncaster Handicap the week before might also be tempted to go on and tackle this race, especially those horses better suited to the 2000m distance of this race.
Outstanding mare More Joyous (2012) won the Doncaster on her way to winning this race and claimed the Doncaster Mile & ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes double in the process.
It’s A Dundeel (2014) finished second in the Gr1 The BMW over 2400m at Rosehill before scoring an exciting win in this event and recent ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners include Reliable Man (2013) and More Joyous (2012).