Queen Elizabeth Stakes
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The Queen Elizabeth Stakes is a Group 3 race run under Quality Handicap conditions for stayers at Flemington conducted by the Victoria Racing Club.
The Queen Elizabeth Stakes is run over 2600m. It was first run as the Queen Elizabeth in 1954 with Cromis (Autumn) and Rising Fast (Spring) winning it.
The race was a replacement for the CB Fisher Plate taken from the Autumn.
It is sometimes renamed and run as the Queen’s Cup on the rotational basis of Australian Race Clubs.
The Queen Elizabeth Stakes was a Principal Race until 1979 then Group 2 up to 2004 before back to Group 3 in 2005.
It has been raced over so many distances from 3 miles to begin with all the way down to 2400m in 1972. From 2010 it has been at 2600m.
The Queen Elizabeth Stakes has turned into a good race for the imported horses. Francis Of Assisi, Dandino, Fantastic Love, Hatha Anna plus others raced predominantly overseas.
Last mare to win was Makybe Diva in 2002. This was the start of her reign. She would win during Cup week the following three years – the Melbourne Cup itself.
Might And Power almost went around for fun in 1998 after winning the Cox Plate. He met five poor rivals, carried 60kg and won by seven lengths hard held.
The Queen Elizabeth Stakes is worth $300,000 in 2018.
Notable winners of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes include Precedence (2013), Puissance De Lune (2012), Our Smoking Joe (2005), Zazzman (2003), Makybe Diva (2002), Might And Power (1998), Hyperno (1979/1980), Salamander (1978), Leilani (1974), Scotch And Dry (1972), Rain Lover (1968), Galilee (1966), Even Stevens (1962), Sailor’s Guide (1956/1958), Redcraze (1957), Rising Fast (1954/1955), Hydrogen (1952/1953), High Caste (1939/1940/1941), Ajax (1938), Hall Mark (1935), Rogilla (1933), Phar Lap (1930), Amounis (1929), Violoncello (1922), Eurythmic (1920), Wakeful (1902) and Tim Wiffler (1867/1870).
The 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes was won by Vengeur Masque from Grey Lion and Wheal Leisure.
Previous Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners
|JAAMEH 5G |
IFFRAAJ (GB) - MISS GIBRALTAR (GB) ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE)
|M J ZAHRA||56.0||D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG||8|
|VENGEUR MASQUE 5G |
MONSUN (GER) - VENETIAN BEAUTY (USA) LEAR FAN (USA)
|PATRICK MOLONEY||54.5||MICHAEL MORONEY||9|
|FRANCIS OF ASSISI 6G |
DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) - QUEEN CLEOPATRA (IRE) KINGMAMBO (USA)
|WILLIAM BUICK||58.0||C APPLEBY||4|
|DANDINO 8H |
DANSILI (GB) - GENEROUS DIANA (GB) GENEROUS (IRE)
|B MELHAM||58.0||DARREN WEIR||4|
|LE ROI 5H |
AREION (GER) - LIMAGA (GB) LAGUNAS (GB)
|D OLIVER||56.5||TONY MCEVOY||9|
|PRECEDENCE 8G |
ZABEEL (NZ) - KOWTOW (USA) SHADEED (USA)
|C WILLIAMS||58.0||BART & JAMES CUMMINGS||8|
|PUISSANCE DE LUNE 4H |
SHAMARDAL (USA) - PRINCESS SERENA (USA) UNBRIDLED'S SONG (USA)
|G BOSS||54.5||DARREN WEIR||7|
|IRONSTEIN 6G |
ZABEEL (NZ) - GENTLE GENIUS (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
|B AVDULLA||54.0||GERALD RYAN||9|
|MOUDRE 5G |
BLEVIC (AUS) - TOLKAAMI (AUS) RAAMI (GB)
|C WILLIAMS||55.0||CIARON MAHER||1|
|STERLING PRINCE 6G |
COLOMBIA (NZ) - STERLING PRINCESS (NZ) ONE POUND STERLING (GB)
|J BOWMAN||56.0||VANESSA HILLIS||1|
|CAPECOVER 6G |
CAPE CROSS (IRE) - SET UP (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
|C WILLIAMS||53.5||A FIELDES||6|
|ZAVITE 5G |
ZABEEL (NZ) - MISS VITA (USA) ALLEGED (USA)
|N RAWILLER||54.5||ANTHONY CUMMINGS||7|
|GALLANT GURU 4H |
MONTJEU (IRE) - PROUD HALO (AUS) DON'T SAY HALO (USA)
|S W ARNOLD||56.5||D L FREEDMAN||1|
|OUR SMOKING JOE 5G |
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - DALZING (AUS) BLAZING SWORD (AUS)
|N CALLOW||57.0||D L FREEDMAN||5|
|FANTASTIC LOVE 4G |
PEINTRE CELEBRE (USA) - MOON FLOWER (IRE) SADLER'S WELLS (USA)
|K MCEVOY||56.0||SAEED BIN SUROOR||6|
|ZAZZMAN 6G |
DISTINCTLY NORTH (USA) - GLEN IRIS (AUS) MARSCAY (AUS)
|K MCEVOY||56.5||TONY VASIL||8|
|MAKYBE DIVA 3F |
DESERT KING (IRE) - TUGELA (USA) RIVERMAN (USA)
|L CURRIE||52.0||DAVID HALL||13|
|HATHA ANNA 4H |
SADLER'S WELLS (USA) - MOON CACTUS (GB) KRIS (GB)
|P PAYNE||57.5||SAEED BIN SUROOR||8|
|SAVROCCA 8G |
CALEDONIAN PLANET (AUS) - OUR DREAM (AUS) BIRCHWOOD (AUS)
|B PREBBLE||53.0||JEFF ROGERS||6|
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