ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes
The Championships Day 2 – Betting Guide
|Date:||Saturday, April 08, 2023|
|Location:||Royal Randwick, Sydney|
THE ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes is a group one, weight-for-age race, three-year-olds race over 2000m, held at Randwick.
A race steeped in history, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes has existed in Australia for well over 160 years.
Currently held on day two of The Championships as the showpiece event, the $4 million prize money makes it Australia’s richest weight-for-age race and is currently the fourth biggest purse in thoroughbred racing behind the Melbourne Cup, The Everest and the All Star Mile.
The race has undergone massive changes since the inception of The Championships.
The prize money was boosted from a relatively meagre $500,000 to the huge amount it holds today, and is recognised as the signature event of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
The race has been known as the Queen’s Plate, The AJC Plate, the AJC King’s Cup and the AJC Plate, but has not had a name change since it was anointed the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 1954.
There are many notable winners of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes over the race’s long history, and winner’s plaque reads like a veritable hall of fame honour roll for Australian thoroughbred racehorses.
2023 ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting odds
The 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds as of May 30 look like this:
- Hitotsu – $8.00
- Zaaki – $9.00
- Anamoe – $11.00
- Incentivise – $11.00
- Think It Over – $11.00
- Duais – $15.00
- Montefilia -$15.00
- Huetor – $17.00
- Mo’unga – $17.00
Best ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners bookmakers
As the race is one of the showpiece events of the Australian thoroughbred racing calendar, any bookmaker worth their salt will open markets well in advance of the race kicking off.
The bookies we back in to give you the best possible service and odds are listed below, and we recommend anyone looking to bet on the QE Stakes to take a look below to read our comprehensive bookmaker reviews.
Latest ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes News
Betting on the ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes
Since the dramatic increase in prize money, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes is now a true international event with betting sites all over the world, taking wagers on it well in advance.
As the fourth richest race in Australian thoroughbred racing, the race is targeted by trainers and owners from around the globe.
The best indicator for the race is exposed form, and you will have no troubles finding recent runs of the horses taking place in the pinnacle of The Championships.
Given the calibre of the field, usually there is no true standout market elect in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, but favourites have experienced great success.
With four of the last six winners of the race were all sent around favourites in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, with the Kerry Parker-trained Think It Over causing a massive upset in the 2022 edition.
2022 ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes result
Recent ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners
- The 2022 field for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes was arguably the field of the century and it took a Nash Rawiller special to hand Think It Over another Group 1 win. Having settled just off race leader Zaaki, the champion hoop opted to take his mount to the grandstand side of the track which was rated a Heavy 10. However, the outside rail was the place to be as the ground out there was as fresh as Nash could have hoped for. Prior to Think it Over’s win, he had had four starts on heavy going and had not finished in the top three at any of those starts. Despite starting as a $41 chance, Think It Over showed his Group 1 qualities and defeated a field that consisted of Zaaki, Verry Elleegant, Anamoe, Duais, Montefilia and I’m Thunderstruck.
- It was billed as the race of The Championships and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes lived up to the hype with Addeybb out-toughing Verry Elleegant to capture the $4 million showstopper. The English raider was clearly superior last autumn to win the Ranvet Stakes – Queen Elizabeth double but when Verry Elleegant turned the tables in the first leg last month, the jury was out on whether Addeybb could fight back. In a tactical affair, Addeybb was tardy to jump and settled midfield before Marquand moved up to sit at the flanks of leader Dalasan approaching the 800m. James Mcdonald made his move on Verry Elleegant before the corner, sliding up to join Addeybb and it was race on but the mare could not match the English horse’s fight giving him back-to-back wins in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
- The market had it down to a race in three, Addeybb, Verry Elleegant and Danon Premium. Ultimately it was Addeybb who reigned supreme in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Having been gifted the run of the race Tom Marquand had Addeybb in the perfect position to pounce on the leader, and pounce he did, going on to claim consecutive Group 1 wins after taking out The Ranvet Stakes three weeks earlier.
- Day two of the 2019 Championships was all about Winx and the mightymare delivered in spades in her swansong. Winx jumped evenly and settled nicely, running freely in midfield. Just before the turn Bowman decided it was go time and she duly responded, getting to the front with absolute ease and stormed away to win her final ever race.
- Winx came into the Queen Elizabeth looking to go back-to-back and there weren’t many prepared to doubt the great mare. The punters’ faith was rewarded after Winx rocketed past Gailo Chop in the final stages of the race to record a commanding victory.
- Winx was once again superior in beating the usual contenders around Randwick. The Chris Waller-trained champion cruised up to them around the home turn and Hugh Bowman didn’t have to move a muscle. Its 17th win in a row was a stylish victory and it was another high-profile win to the resume. Read the full report here.
- Lucia Valentina was considered a borderline outsider in the huge field in 2016, and after settling at the back of the field the bookies would have been comfortable with any bets placed on the $8 hope. Just before the turn the horse made its move but got badly held up. After a rival shifted wide in the straight, the run presented itself for the mare which rocketed to the front to record a special win.
- The strongly supported Criterion went into the 2015 edition of the QE Stakes as $4.90 chief elect, but few would have predicted just how easily the gun would make it look. Camping on the speed for the majority of the race, Criterion booted clear at the 400m mark and gapped the field to record a comfortable win.
- In what would prove to be the champ’s swansong, It’s A Dundeel took out the 2014 QE Stakes in amazing fashion. Going out as a $4.40 shot, the Kiwi superstar raced in third for the majority of the journey, but was somewhat gapped by the front pair. Seemingly in slow motion the brilliant New Zealander pegged back Carlton House, then held out a fast-finishing Sacred Falls to round out its glittering career.
- It’s A Dundeel was expected to torch the field in the 2013 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, but English runner Reliable Man offered plenty of cheek heading into the straight. The Kiwi superstar loomed up but the $12 shot Reliable Man offered more in the final 200m to cause a massive upset – much to the chagrin of the Sydney crowd.
Past ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners
|ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes Past Winners|
|2022||Think It Over||Nash Rawiller||Kerry Parker|
|2021||Addeybb||Tom Marquand||William Haggas|
|2020||Addeybb||Tom Marquand||William Haggas|
|2019||Winx||Hugh Bowman||Chris Waller|
|2018||Winx||Hugh Bowman||Chris Waller|
|2017||Winx||Hugh Bowman||Chris Waller|
|2016||Lucia Valentina||Damien Oliver||Kris Lees|
|2015||Criterion||Craig Williams||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|2014||Dundeel||James McDonald||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman|
|2013||Reliable Man||Hugh Bowman||Chris Waller|
|2012||More Joyous||Nash Rawiller||Gai Waterhouse|
|2011||My Kingdom Of Life||Nash Rawiller||Chris Waller|
|2010||Road To Rock||Damien Oliver||Anthony Cummings|
|2009||Pompeii Ruler||Craig Newitt||Mick Price|
|2008||Sarrera||Damien Oliver||Michael Moroney|
|2007||Desert War||Damien Oliver||Gai Waterhouse|
|2006||Eremein||Glen Boss||Allan Denham|
|2005||Grand Armee||Danny Beasley||Gai Waterhouse|
|2004||Grand Armee||Danny Beasley||Gai Waterhouse|
|2003||Lonhro||Darren Beadman||John Hawkes|
|2002||Defier||Damien Oliver||Guy Walter|
|2001||Shogun Lodge||Glen Boss||Bob Thomsen|
|2000||Georgie Boy||Lenny Beasley||John Size|
ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners pre-2000
|Queen Elizabeth Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000|
|1998||Might And Power|
|1989||Our Poetic Prince|
|1981||My Blue Denim|
|1943||Race Not Held|
|1942||Race Not Held|