Queen Elizabeth Stakes (ATC)

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Queen Elizabeth Stakes
Group 1 race
PETER PAN lll 1933 AJC ST LEGER JIM PIKE.JPG
Peter Pan,1933 AJC Plate Winner
Location Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
Inaugurated 1851 (as Queen's Plate)
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor Longines (2017)
Race information
Distance 2,000 metres
Surface Turf
Qualification Three year old and older
Weight weight-for-age
Purse $4,000,000 (2017)
This article is about an Australian Turf Club horse race at Randwick Racecourse, Sydney. For the Victoria Racing Club race with a similar name run at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne during the VRC Spring Carnival, see Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC).
Poitrel,1919 & 1920 AJC Plate Winner
Rogilla,1934 AJC Kings Cup Winner

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes is an Australian Turf Club Group 1 Weight for Age Thoroughbred horse run over a distance of 2,000 metres at Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in the autumn during the ATC Championships series.[1] Prize money in 2013 was A$500,000 and was increased to A$4,000,000 in 2014 to become the richest race of the Sydney Autumn Carnival and the richest WFA race in Australia.[2]

History[edit]

Poseidon,1908 AJC Plate winner

The origins of this race is firmly associated with colonial Sydney and the growth of thoroughbred racing in the colony during the 1840s and 1850s. The Australian Jockey Club initiated an autumn race meet which coincided with the Easter holiday period and created several races which exist even today. Of these races was the Queen's Plate in honour of Queen Victoria which was first run in 1851 over a distance of about 3 miles.
Through the early 20th century the race continued to hold it prestige, but with the decline in long distance racing, the AJC focused on the Sydney Cup as the premier long distance event of the AJC Autumn Carnival.[3] By the mid 1950s the race had changed its name and had its distance shortened.[1] Distance was changed several times until today's distance of 2000 metres in 1986.[1]

The ATC focused on the Queen Elizabeth Stakes as it became the A$4,000,000 signature event of a new Sydney autumn racing series called 'The Championships' attracting international entries.[2]

Name[edit]

  • 1851–1872 - Queens Plate
  • 1873–1933 - AJC Plate
  • 1934 - AJC Kings Cup[4]
  • 1935–1954 - AJC Plate
  • 1954 onwards - Queen Elizabeth Stakes

In February 1954, Queen Elizabeth II visited Australia and the Australian Jockey Club named a race in her honour. She was present at Randwick on 6 February 1954 and witnessed 33/1 long shot Blue Ocean win the race with a track record of 2 minutes 27 34 seconds for the 1 12 miles race.[5] On the last day of the 1954 AJC Autumn Carnival was the last named race for the AJC Plate as Lancaster won the Weight for Age 2 mile race.[6] The next year, on the last day of 1955 AJC Autumn Carnival held on 16 April 1955 the meeting, the fourth race on the card was the Queen Elizabeth Randwick Stakes over a distance of 1 34 miles.[7]

Distance[edit]

  • 1851–1913 – 3 miles (~4800 metres)
  • 1914 - 1 12 miles (~2400 metres)
  • 1915–1922 – 3 miles (~4800 metres)
  • 1923–1927 - 2 14 miles (~3600 metres)
  • 1928 - 1 12 miles (~2400 metres)
  • 1929–1933 - 2 14 miles (~3600 metres)
  • 1934 - 1 12 miles (~2400 metres)
  • 1935–1941 - 2 14 miles (~3600 metres)
  • 1944–1946 - 1 34 miles (~2800 metres)
  • 1947–1953 - 2 14 miles (~3600 metres)
  • 1954 - 1 12 miles (~2400 metres) (Queen Elizabeth Stakes)
  • 1954 – 2 miles (~3200 metres) (AJC Plate)
  • 1955–1969 - 1 34 miles (~2800 metres)
  • 1970–1971 - 1 12 miles (~2400 metres)
  • 1972 - 1 34 miles (~2800 metres)
  • 1973–1978 – 2400 metres
  • 1979–1983 – 2000 metres
  • 1984–1985 – 2400 metres
  • 1986 onwards - 2000 metres

Records[edit]

The 19th century horse trainer Etienne L. de Mestre won the race 9 times: (1862, 1868, 1870, 1871, 1873, 1874, 1876, 1878, 1879)[8]

1934 Racebook[edit]

Winners[edit]

Queen Elizabeth Stakes[edit]

AJC Plate[edit]

  • 1954 - Lancaster
  • 1953 - Jan
  • 1952 - Aristocrat
  • 1951 - Playboy
  • 1950 - Hurry Up
  • 1949 - Carbon Copy
  • 1948 - Russia
  • 1947 - Russia
  • 1946 - Flight
  • 1945 - Craigie
  • 1944 - Katanga
  • 1943 - race not held
  • 1942 - race not held
  • 1941 - Beau Vite
  • 1940 - Mosaic
  • 1939 - Defaulter
  • 1938 - Old Rowley
  • 1937 - Allunga
  • 1936 - Silver Ring
  • 1935 - Master Brierly
  • 1934 - Rogilla[4]
  • 1933 - Peter Pan
  • 1932 - Veilmond
  • 1931 - The Dimmer
  • 1930 - Phar Lap
  • 1929 - Strephon
  • 1928 - Limerick
  • 1927 - Limerick
  • 1926 - Windbag
  • 1925 - Windbag
  • 1924 - Rapine
  • 1923 - David
  • 1922 - David
  • 1921 - David
  • 1920 - Poitrel
  • 1919 - Poitrel
  • 1918 - Lanius
  • 1917 - Kandos
  • 1916 - Greencap
  • 1915 - Ulva's Isle
  • 1914 - Cagou
  • 1913 - Harpist
  • 1912 - Trafalgar
  • 1911 - Trafalgar
  • 1910 - Prince Foote
  • 1909 - Trafalgar
  • 1908 - Poseidon
  • 1907 - Dividend
  • 1906 - Tartan
  • 1905 - Emir
  • 1904 - Lord Cardigan
  • 1903 - The Victory
  • 1902 - Wakeful
  • 1901 - La Carabine
  • 1900 - La Carabine
  • 1899 - Merloolas
  • 1898 - Amberite
  • 1897 - Newhaven
  • 1896 - The Harvester
  • 1895 - Havoc
  • 1894 - Light Artillery
  • 1893 - The Admiral
  • 1892 - La Tosca
  • 1891 - Carbine
  • 1890 - Carbine
  • 1889 - Carbine
  • 1888 - Abercorn
  • 1887 - Trident
  • 1886 - Matchlock
  • 1885 - Reginald
  • 1884 - Legrand
  • 1883 - Plunger
  • 1882 - The Drummer
  • 1881 - Progress
  • 1880 - Caspian
  • 1879 - Chester
  • 1878 - Chester
  • 1877 - Robinson Crusoe
  • 1876 - Robin Hood
  • 1875 - Lurline
  • 1874 - Dagworth

Queen's Plate[edit]

  • 1873 - ‡Dagworth
  • 1872 - Hamlet
  • 1871 - Tim Whiffler
  • 1870 - Tim Whiffler
  • 1869 - The Barb
  • 1868 - †Tim Whiffler
  • 1867 - Fishhook
  • 1866 - Cossack
  • 1865 - Canobie
  • 1864 - Tarragon
  • 1863 - Tarragon
  • 1862 - Archer
  • 1861 - Talleyrand
  • 1860 - Gratis
  • 1859 - Strop
  • 1858 - Zoe
  • 1857 - Veno
  • 1856 - Cooramin
  • 1855 - Vanguard
  • 1854 - Sportsman
  • 1853 - Sportsman
  • 1852 - Cossack
  • 1851 - Cossack

‡ Dagworth and Repreive deadheated. On a second rerun Dagworth was victorious by a short neck.[44]
The Barb was first past the post but was disqualified for not carrying the correct assigned weight.[45]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Winners and Past Results for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes". Progroup Racing (Australia). 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "The Championships" (PDF). australianturfclub.com.au. 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sydney Cup". horseracinginfo.com (Australia). 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "KING'S CUP TO ROGILLA - A Thrilling Finish (Official 1934 Result AJC Kings Cup)". The Mercury (Hobart). Trove (Digitize newspaper). 9 April 1934. p. 9 (column 4–5). Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Miller, George (7 February 1954). "OUTSIDER BLUE OCEAN'S RECORD". The Sun Herald, Sydney. Trove (Digitize newspaper). p. 27. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "LANCASTER MIGHT REMAIN IN SYDNEY". The Sun Herald, Sydney. Trove (Digitize newspaper). 25 April 1954. p. 25. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Racing Form Guide (for Randwick)". The Sun Herald, Sydney. (Google News Archive (Digitize)). 15 April 1955. p. 1 of 8 (insert section). Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "de Mestre Family Tree". de Mestre Family. tripod.com. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "2017 Result – Longines Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 8 April 2017)". breednet.com. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "2016 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stakes (held 9 April 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  11. ^ "2015 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stakes (held 11 April 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "2014 Result – Longines Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 19 April 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "2013 Result – Santos Coffee Queen Elizabeth (held 27 April 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "2012 Result – Tabcorp Queen Elizabeth Stakes (held 28 April 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "2011 Result – Hyland Queen Elizabeth Stakes (held 23 April 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "2010 Result – Syd City Lexus Queen Elizabeth (held 24 April 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "2009 Result – Emirates Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 25 April 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "2008 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stakes (held 3 May 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  19. ^ "2007 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 14 April 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  20. ^ "2006 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 22 April 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  21. ^ "2005 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 2 April 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "2004 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 17 April 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  23. ^ "2003 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 3 May 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  24. ^ "2002 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 13 April 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  25. ^ "2001 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stk (held 28 April 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  26. ^ "2000 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 6 May 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  27. ^ "1999 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 17 April 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  28. ^ "1998 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 25 April 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  29. ^ "1997 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stakes (held 12 April 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  30. ^ "1996 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 20 April 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  31. ^ "1995 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 22 April 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  32. ^ "1994 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 9 April 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  33. ^ "1993 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 12 April 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  34. ^ "1992 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 20 April 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  35. ^ "1991 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 1 April 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  36. ^ "1990 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 16 April 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  37. ^ "1989 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 27 March 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  38. ^ "1988 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 4 April 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  39. ^ "1987 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 20 April 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  40. ^ "1986 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 31 March 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  41. ^ "1985 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 8 April 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  42. ^ "1984 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 23 April 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  43. ^ "1983 Result – Queen Elizabeth Stks (held 4 April 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  44. ^ "Randwick Autumn Meeting (Official 1873 results and commentary)". The Argus (Australia), Melbourne. Trove (Digitize newspaper). 21 April 1873. p. 6 (column 1). Retrieved 18 April 2013. It was decided to run off the dead heat after the last race... This was a splendid race, and only won by Dagworth by a short neck. 
  45. ^ "The Australasian Turf Register". Google (Digitized books). The Australasian, Stillwell and Knight, Melbourne. 1873. p. 159. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 

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