Queen Elizabeth Stakes VRC
Not to be confused with the Australian Turf Club Group 1 race of the same name, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) is a Group 3 event contested over 2,600m at Flemington Racecourse on the first Saturday of November annually.

A key support act on the Mackinnon Stakes Day program, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes makes a nice consolation race for stayers that failed to gain a start in the coveted Melbourne Cup race the Tuesday before.

A quality handicap event formerly known as the Queen’s Cup, the VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes also offers a bonus to any horse that was paid up for at final acceptances stage but was balloted out of the Melbourne Cup field. Irish-trained mare True Self (2019) was the last Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner to take out the bonus. She returned in 2020 and improved on a lead-up 13th in the Caulfield Cup to successfully defend her Queen Elizabeth Stakes title at Flemington.

A good lead-up races into the Queen Elizabeth Stakes include the Caulfield Cup and the Moonee Valley Gold Cup.

Horses that do well in this race often go on to enter the Zipping Classic at Sandown. 

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, November 6th, 2021
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,600 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Qualification: Three year olds and over (excluding maidens)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Victoria Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $300,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1854
  • 2021 VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winner: Warning

vrc queen elizabeth stakes 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday November 6, 2021. 

  1. #1 Warning
  2. #2 Sound
  3. #5 Wentwood

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) Betting 2021

There are many different ways to bet on the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC), we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC).
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC). Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC), you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC), in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC), in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Queen Elizabeth Stakes VRC

  1. Login at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) Betting (above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) Favourites 2021

Early favourites in 2021 VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting include 2019 Victoria Derby winner Warning and Moonee Valley Gold Cup winner Lunar Flare who defeated subsequent Melbourne Cup fourth placegetter Floating Artist last start. 

Warning ($3.40 in 2021) was the last Queen Elizabeth Stakes favourite to win.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) 2021 Field

The official 2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) field of final acceptances is released the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) 2021 Tips

Favourite: #1 Warning ($2.60 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #4 Lunar Flare ($5.50 at time of publish) 

Best Roughie: #2 Sound ($7 at time of publish)

Our exclusive 2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE 2021 MACKINNON STAKES DAY PREVIEW & TIPS

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) Race Day 2021

The 2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) takes place on Saturday the 6th of November, 2021 as one of the key support acts on Flemington’s Mackinnon Stakes Day program. The other Group status races on the card include the:

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) Nominations 2021

Nominations close 12PM, Monday the 1st of November, 2021. 

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) Weights 2021

Quality handicap conditions apply to this race. Weights will be declared by 4 PM, Monday, the 1st of November, 2021 with weights on the final acceptances listed in our above Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) Field section. 

Warning (59kg in 2021) was the last Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) top-weight to win.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) Acceptances 2021

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 3rd of November, 2021 and published in our above Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) Field section. 

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) jockeys 20221

Riders must be declared by 1 PM Wednesday, the 3rd of November, 2021 and will be published in our above Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) Field section. 

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 6th of November, 2021. 

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) Prize Money 2021

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) prize purse is worth $300,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $180,000
2nd $54,000
3rd $27,000
4th $13,500
5th $7,500
6th $6,000
7th $6,000
8th $6,000

 

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) Race Number 2021

The 2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) is set to run as Flemington Race 2 at 1:15pm (AEDT) on Mackinnon Stakes Day, Saturday November 6, 2021. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) Form Guide 2021

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2021 QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES FORM GUIDE

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) Live

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) Winners

Winners of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) going back to 1999 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to view the full list of Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC) winners, going all the way back to 1854, please visit our Winners page.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Time
2021 Warning Anthony & Sam Freedman Nash Rawiller 2:44.69
2020 True Self Willie Mullins Hugh Bowman 2:44.99
2019 True Self Willie Mullins Ryan Moore 2:45.42
2018 Jaameh David Hayes Mark Zahra 2:45.09
2017 Vengeur Masque Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 2:42.99
2016 Francis Of Assisi Charlie Appleby William Buick 2:41.13
2015 Dandino Darren Weir Ben Melham 2:46.93
2014 Le Roi Tony McEvoy Damien Oliver 2:43.13
2013 Precedence Bart Cummings Craig Williams 2:46.45
2012 Puissance De Lune Darren Weir Glen Boss 2:44.23
2011 Ironstein Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 2:44.81
2010 Moudre Ciaron Maher Craig Williams 2:45.22
2009 Sterling Prince Wayne Hillis Hugh Bowman 2:34.58
2008 Capecover Alexander R Fieldes Craig Williams 2:38.89
2007 Zavite Anthony Cummings Nash Rawiller 2:38.57
2006 Gallant Guru Lee Freedman Steven Arnold 2:40.67
2005 Our Smoking Joe Lee Freedman Noel Callow 2:33.81
2004 Fantastic Love Saeed Bin Suroor Kerrin McEvoy 2:44.80
2003 Zazzman Tony Vasil Kerrin McEvoy 2:37.52
2002 Makybe Diva David Hall Luke Currie 2:35.78
2001 Hatha Anna Saeed Bin Suroor Patrick Payne 2:40.98
2000 Savrocca Jeff Rogers Brett Prebble 2:37.81
1999 Zerpour David Hall Brett Prebble 2:41.04

 

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