2016 Queen of The Turf Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

Queen Of The Turf Stakes News

Azkadellia has justified her clear favouritism in betting markets with a gutsy performance to win the 2016 Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick this afternoon. Azkadellia’s impressive Autumn Carnival form delivered a close second in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) and third in the…


Queen Of The Turf Stakes

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2016 is an important and highly respected Group 1 race held at the prestigious Royal Randwick Racecourse in April. Worth $1,000,000, the Queen Of The Turf Stakes draws the nation’s elite fillies and mares to compete under weight-for-age conditions over the 1,600 metre distance.

Falling on the second day of The Championships, one of the feature race days in the world famous Sydney Autumn Carnival, the Queen Of The Turf Stakes takes place on a day when an astounding $9.5 million is available in prize money. The dominant three-year-old fillies who have performed well over the last season usually claim victory at the Queen Of The Turf Stakes, as the weight-for-age conditions gives the higher quality female runners an advantage.

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Saturday 9th April will see the running of the 2016 Queen Of The Turf Stakes.

An excellent race to keep an eye on in the lead-up to the Queen Of The Turf Stakes is the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Classic (1500m). Held a fortnight before the Queen Of The Turf Stakes, it is another top quality race held over the same course and distance, and many fillies and mares competing at the Autumn Carnival will contest both races. Camino Rose was the last female to succeed in both races in 1999; and the Coolmore Stud Classic/Queen Of The Turf Stakes double is a classic in the betting markets well worth checking out the odds for.

One of the carnival’s biggest and most highly regarded races is the Group 1 Doncaster Handicap (1600m) held two weeks after the Queen Of The Turf Stakes. Many of the dominant fillies and mares in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes will follow up their campaign with a run in the Doncaster, so keep an eye on the winners for this next race too.

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes always offers thrilling and generous betting opportunities, as the classy females fight it out for a Group 1 win. So make sure you check out the range of wagers available for the race and see if you can pick this year’s Queen!

The Championships Day 2

The Championships is one of the biggest series of racing in Australia. Held over two days during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, The Championships is an illustrious series, boasting nearly $20 million total prize money and a host of spectacular Group races. Featuring eight Group 1 events, The Championships truly is the pinnacle of horse racing in the Autumn. Alongside the Queen Of The Turf Stakes are these massive events:

Upcoming Races

Group 1

George Ryder Stakes

(1500m)

Rosehill

$400,000

3YO & Up WFA

Group 1

Storm Queen Stakes

(2000m)

Rosehill

$400,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Golden Slipper

(1200m)

Rosehill

$3,500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

TJ Smith Stakes

(1200m)

Randwick

$1,000,000

WFA

Group 1

Sires Produce Stakes

(1400m)

Randwick

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 2

Sapphire Stakes

(1200m)

Randwick

$175,000

3YO & Up SWP

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Details

  • Date: Early April
  • Location: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney
  • Race Distance: 1500m
  • Status: Group 1
  • Race Conditions: Fillies & Mares – Weight-for-age
  • Stakes: $400 000

At the next Sydney Autumn Carnival get behind your favourite female for the Queen Of The Turf Stakes, and make some money out of the carnival’s best day of group racing!

On the 1st of November 2016, the Melbourne Cup races off!