Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC)

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC)

Group Three Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2024
Location: Flemington Racecourse – Melbourne, Victoria
Prize Money: $300,000
Distance: 2600m

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) is a Group 3 race held at Flemington. The Queen Elizabeth Stakes follows Quality Handicap conditions for stayers over 2600m and boasts a prize-pool of $300,000.

In its early years, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes held the status of a Principal Race until 1979. The Queen Elizabeth Stakes, which has been raced as the Queens Cup, was then elevated to Group 2 status until 2004, before being downgraded to Group 3 in 2005.

Throughout its history, the Queen Elizabeth has been run at various distances. It initially covered three miles and later settled at 2400m in 1972. Since 2010, the race has been run at 2600m.

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes has gained recognition as a prominent race for imported horses. Notable winners include Francis Of Assisi, Dandino, Fantastic Love, Hatha Anna and True Self (twice).

Prior to True Self’s victories in 2019 & 2020, the last mare to triumph in the VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes was Makybe Diva in 2002, marking the beginning of her remarkable reign. She would go on to win the Melbourne Cup, for the following three years.

An exceptional display of dominance was seen in 1998 when Might And Power, having already claimed victory in the Cox Plate, easily triumphed in the ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Carrying 60kg and facing only five subpar opponents, he won by an astounding seven lengths while still under restraint.

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2024 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) Final Field

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Previous Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) Field

  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks
    Ladies Man
    Allan Sharrock
    Opie Bosson
    2 Silks
    Duke De Sessa
    Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
    John Allen
    3 Silks
    Knights Order
    Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
    Tim Clark
    4 Silks
    Kris Lees
    Mark Zahra
    5 Silks
    Phillip Stokes
    Zac Spain
    6 Silks
    Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
    Beau Mertens
    7 Silks
    Regal Power
    John Leek (Jnr)
    Michael Dee
    8 Silks
    Chris Waller
    Chris Williams
    9 Silks
    Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
    Daniel Moor
    10 Silks
    Third Realm
    Anthony & Sam Freedman
    Jamie Kah
    11 Silks
    So Dazzling
    John Sargent
    Dean Yendall
    12 Silks
    Port Philip
    Julius Sandhu
    Kerrin McEvoy
    13 Silks
    Phillip Stokes
    14 Silks
    Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
    Jye McNeil
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks No Compromise Chris Waller Brett Prebble 1 59kg
    2 Silks Persan Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 4 57.5kg
    3 Silks Sound Mike Moroney Jamie Mott 5 57.5kg
    4 Silks Great House Chris Waller James McDonald 2 57kg
    5 Silks Lunar Flare Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 12 56.5kg
    6 Silks Kukeracha Chris Waller Damien Oliver 11 56kg
    7 Silks San Huberto Matt Cumani John Allen 9 55.5kg
    8 Silks Warning Anthony & Sam Freedman Nash Rawiller 13 55.5kg
    9 Silks Luncies Kris Lees Tim Clark 8 54kg
    10 Silks Carif Peter & Paul Snowden Jamie Kah 3 54kg
    11 Silks Soulcombe Chris Waller Craig Williams 7 54kg
    12 Silks King Of The Castle Robert Hickmott Michael Dee 6 54kg
    13 Silks Captain Envious Paul Preusker Dean Yendall 10 54kg

2023 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) result

1stMuramasa (+340)
2ndLadies Man (+200)
3rdDuke De Sessa (-125)

Recent Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) results

  • Muramasa ($4.80) continued his winning ways since returning as a gelding, smashing his rivals in the Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) on Saturday at Flemington, and securing his third-straight victory of the campaign. The Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young-trained four-year-old was able to get into a lovely rhythm under Daniel Moor and take a sit mid-field with cover throughout the 2600m journey. It was a race set alight with a solid tempo courtesy of Knights Order ($21.00) and Third Realm ($23.00) charging to the lead, allowing some of the more favoured gallopers a luxurious run in transit. Duke De Sessa ($4.60) got into a perfect stalking position when turning for home, as did Ladies Man ($14.00) as both looked to weave a passage to victory. It was to no avail, however, as Muramasa simply outmatched his rivals, with the low-weighted son of Deep Impact storming away with the prize.
  • Chris Waller may have found his top seed for the 2023 Melbourne Cup as his newest imported galloper, Soulcombe, destroyed his rivals in the Group 3 Queen’s Cup at Flemington. Having his first start in Australia, Soulcombe sat the back of the field over 2600m event and even though the leaders threw the anchors out and went at a slow tempo, the import showed a blistering turn of foot to put the quality field away with ease. Soulcombe was a drifting favourite before the race started, jumping as a $3 favourite with online bookmakers, but there was no worries for punters as he ended up running away with the prize by 2.25 lengths over Luncies and Captain Envious.
  • Warning made a triumphant comeback at Flemington by securing a victory in the Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m). The success can be attributed in large part to an exceptional front-running ride by Nash Rawiller. Having previously claimed the 2019 Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m), Warning had not competed in a similar race at Flemington since his Melbourne Cup Carnival triumph two years ago. His subsequent six starts at the track were over shorter distances, except for the 2020 Melbourne Cup (3200m) where he finished 12th. Returning to the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, which offered an extra 100m compared to the Victoria Derby, proved to be the catalyst for Warning’s impressive performance. He displayed great determination, ultimately crossing the finish line 1.25 lengths ahead of Sound, the victor of the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m). Wentwood, the winner of the Group 3 Bendigo Cup (2400m), followed closely in third place, just a neck behind.
  • History repeated itself at Flemington as True Self, an Irish mare trained by Willie Mullins, defended her title in the Group 3 VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m). Remarkably, True Self had been the first horse balloted out of the Melbourne Cup field for the second consecutive year. Ridden by jockey Hugh Bowman, True Self settled three back on the fence and faced difficulty finding clear running upon straightening. However, she managed to force her way between Creedence and Le Don De Vie, surging strongly inside the final 200m to win by a length. Pondus, who had previously finished as the runner-up in the Bendigo Cup, settled for second place once again. Chapada, the winner of the Herbert Power Stakes, finished a length behind in third place. True Self had been struggling for form, being unplaced in her six starts since her victory in last year’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Her misfortunes included a disastrous start in the Ebor Handicap, where she fell behind by 12 lengths, and a challenging run on a Soft 6 track in the Caulfield Cup, resulting in a 13th-place finish.
  • Willie Mullins celebrated his first victory in Australia at Flemington on Saturday, as True Self delivered an impressive performance to win the $300,000 VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Ridden by jockey Ryan Moore, True Self effortlessly moved into a prominent position and surged forward with confidence, ultimately winning by a comfortable margin of 1.5 lengths. True Self’s triumph marked the 12th time that Mullins had sent a runner to Australia, having previously achieved notable successes with Max Dynamite, who finished second in the Melbourne Cup, and Simenon, who secured fourth place in the same prestigious race earlier in the decade. Mullins’ long-awaited victory added another milestone to his impressive career as a trainer, showcasing his ability to excel on the international stage.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) winners

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2023 Muramasa Daniel Moor Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
2022 Soulcombe Craig Williams Chris Waller
2021 Warning Nash Rawiller Anthony & Sam Freedman
2020 True Self Hugh Bowman Williem Mullins
2019 True Self Ryan Moore Williem Mullins
2018 Jaameh Mark Zahra David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig
2017 Vengeur Masque Patrick Moloney Mike Moroney
2016 Francis Of Assisi William Buick Charlie Appleby
2015 Dandino Ben Melham Darren Weir
2014 Le Roi Damien Oliver Tony McEvoy
2013 Precedence Craig Williams Bart & James Cummings
2012 Puissance De Lune Glen Boss Darren Weir
2011 Ironstein Brenton Avdulla Gerald Ryan
2010 Moudre Craig Williams Ciaron Maher
2009 Sterling Prince Hugh Bowman Vanessa Hillis
2008 Capecover Craig Williams Alexander Fieldes
2007 Zavite Nash Rawiller Anthony Cummings
2006 Gallant Guru Stephen Arnold Lee Freedman
2005 Our Smoking Joe Noel Callow Lee Freedman
2004 Fantastic Love Kerrin McEvoy Saeed Bin Suroor
2003 Zazzman Kerrin McEvoy Tony Vasil
2002 Makybe Diva Luke Currie David Hall
2001 Hatha Anna Patrick Payne Saeed Bin Suroor
2000 Savrocca Brett Prebble Jeff Rogers

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) winners pre-2000

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) Past Winners Pre 2000
Year Horse
1999 Zerpour
1998 Might And Power
1997 Bright Spot / Vita Man
1996 Valance
1995 Pindi
1994 Bullwinkle
1993 Hear That Bell
1992 Kawtuban
1991 Frontier Ban
1990 Savage Toss
1989 Our Shannon Lad
1988 Zamakima
1987 Globetrotter
1986 Colour Page
1985 Chelaware
1984 Irish Lord
1983 Fountaincourt
1982 My Sir Avon
1981 Kip
1980 Hyperno
1979 Hyperno
1978 Salamander
1977 Tom’s Mate
1976 Perhaps
1975 Four Leaf
1974 Leilani
1973 Director
1972 Scotch And Dry
1971 Classic Mission
1970 Big Philou
1969 Lochcourt
1968 Rain Lover
1967 General Command
1966 Galilee
1965 Craftsman
1964 Piper’s Son
1963 Summer Fair
1962 Even Stevens
1961 Dhaulagiri
1960 Nilarco
1959 Webster
1958 Sailor’s Guide
1957 Redcraze
1956 Sailor’s Guide
1955 Rising Fast
1954 Rising Fast
1953 Hydrogen
1952 Hydrogen
1951 Bronton
1950 Playboy
1949 Dickens
1948 Phoibos
1947 Columnist
1946 Leonard
1945 Don Pedro
1944-1942 Race Not Held
1941 High Caste
1940 High Caste
1939 High Caste
1938 Ajax
1937 Black Mac
1936 Queen Of Song
1935 Hall Mark
1934 Nightly
1933 Rogilla
1932 Kuvera
1931 Veilmond
1930 Phar Lap
1929 Amounis
1928 Gothic
1927 Silvius
1926 Pantheon
1925 Pilliewinkie
1924 Lilypond
1923 Rivoli
1922 Violoncello
1921 Tangalooma
1920 Eurythmic
1919 Artilleryman
1918 Kennaquhair
1917 Wallace Isinglass
1916 Lavendo
1915 Carlita
1914 Mountain Knight
1913 Radnor
1912 Cider
1911 Trafalgar
1910 Alawa
1909 Alawa
1908 Alawa
1907 Mountain King
1906 Dividend
1905 Tartan
1904 Sweet Nell
1903 Combat
1902 Wakeful
1901 Rock Gun
1900 Malster
1899 Merriwee
1898 The Grafter
1897 Aurum
1896 Bloodshot
1895 Auraria / Wallace
1894 The Harvester
1893 Patron
1892 The Admiral
1891 Steadfast
1890 Megaphone
1889 Abercorn
1888 Mentor
1887 The Australian Peer
1886 Trident
1885 Trenton
1884 Commotion
1883 Off Colour
1882 Commotion
1881 Wellington
1880 Progress
1879 Suwarrow
1878 Warlock
1877 Pluto
1876 Calamia
1875 Richmond
1874 Melbourne
1873 Don Juan
1872 King Of The Ring
1871 Warrior
1870 Tim Whiffler
1869 Charon
1868 Glencoe
1867 Tim Whiffler
1866 Race Not Held
1865 Volunteer
1864 Race Not Held
1863 Musidora
1862-1860 Race Not Held
1859 The Moor
1858 Green Linnet
1857 Crockford
1856 Tomboy
1855 I Want It
1854 Shadow
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