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Queen Elizabeth Stakes

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History

VENGEUR MASQUE winning the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
VENGEUR MASQUE winning the Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Picture: Racing and Sports

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.


Racing and Sports

Previous Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
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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