Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winner Addeybb (Photo: Steve Hart) | Neds.com.au

Looking for early info on this year’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 2,000 metres every March at Randwick Racecourse as the feature race on Day 2 of ‘The Championships’ each April, the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes is a lucrative $4 million weight-for-age contest that attracts a quality line-up of gallopers each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. 

The Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on Golden Slipper Day as well as the Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) are the key lead-ups into the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

UK raider Addeybb (2000) was the last horse to complete the Ranvet Stakes – Queen Elizabeth Stakes double. That year, Chris Waller’s brilliant mare Verry Elleegant ran second in both events with a Tancred Stakes victory in between, further franking the form. 

In 2021 Addeybb went back-to-back in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes when again beating home Verry Elleegant. The duo also ran one-two but in reverse order in that year’s Ranvet Stakes results, while Verry Elleegant went on to win that year’s Melbourne Cup at Flemington in the spring.

queen elizabeth Stakes 2022 – quick information

  • Race Day: Saturday, April 9th, 2022
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,000 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Three year olds and older
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $4,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1851
  • 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winner: Think It Over

queen elizabeth Stakes 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday April 9, 2022. 

  1. #1 Think It Over
  2. #2 Zaaki
  3. #4 Mount Popa

The 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Think It Over scored a huge upset off a bold tactical ride by jockey Nash Rawiller to defeat a star-studded field as a $41 roughie.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, 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.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, 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, 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 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 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 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, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2022

  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 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.

Which Horse Will Win The Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2022

The best way to pick which horse will win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up autumn racing carnival form, assess the barriers, look for the proven WFA performers and those with a good Group 1 strike-rate. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner include: 

  • Ranvet Lead-Up: The Ranvet Stakes has produced a host of recent Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners including Addeybb who did the double in 2020 before improving on his second to win his second QE in 2021.
  • Mighty Mares: The mares have won the Queen Elizabeth Stakes seven times since 1987 boosted by the three-peat of Winx (2017-19), while the fellow Waller-trained mare Verry Elleegant ran second twice in 2020 and 2021.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Favourites 2022

Early favourites in 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting include dual runner-up and reigning Melbourne Cup champion Verry Elleegant along with the Annabel Neasham-trained Zaaki

Addeybb ($4.20 in 2020) is the last Queen Elizabeth Stakes favourite to salute for the punters and the fourth straight after Winx (2017-19) won as the top elect three times on the trot.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2022 Field

The official 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes field of final acceptances is announced on the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below once announced. 

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2022 final field features a star-studded line-up of Group 1 winners including 11-time elite level champion Verry Elleegant, All-Star Mile winner Zaaki and seven-length Rosehill Guineas winning three-year-old Anamoe.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2022 Tips

Favourite: #6 Verry Elleegant ($3.20 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #2 Zaaki ($4.20 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #3 I’m Thunderstruck ($16 at time of publish)

Our exclusive 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


Queen Elizabeth Stakes Race Day 2022

The 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes takes place as part of Day 2 of ‘The Championships’ at Royal Randwick running on Saturday April 9th, 2022. Along with the Queen Elizabeth Stakes the meeting features a further three other Group 1 events with the running of the:

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and will be published in our above Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field section. 

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations 2022

Nominations are taken on Tuesday the 8th of February, 2022.

The 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations attracted 75 potential runners including Chris Waller’s Melbourne Cup winning mare Verry Elleegant, Caulfield Guineas winner Anamoe for Godolphin and the Annabel Neasham-trained Zaaki.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x320x4x68x ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 103
2 21x1212x3x ANAMOE C 3 James Cummings 114
3 6538x2500x ANGEL OF TRUTH G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 100
4 3211x0111x BANKERS CHOICE (NZ) G 4 Michael Moroney
5 21223x117x CALLSIGN MAV (NZ) G 5 Danny O’Brien
6 13x545432x CASCADIAN (GB) G 7 James Cummings 112
7 421x40030x CEPHEUS (GB) G 5 Matthew Dunn 91
8 x71241112x CHALK STREAM (GB) G 4 Chris Waller 84
9 454x65118x COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 112
10 21321x8x3x CONVERGE G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 100
11 x246121x1x DAJRAAN (GB) H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 78
12 733x08360x DALASAN H 5 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
13 1x6x42107x DELPHI (IRE) H 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman
14 1121x3610x DUAIS M 4 Edward Cummings 104
15 73x131416x EARLSWOOD (GB) H 4 Maddie Raymond
16 111x12183x ELEPHANT (NZ) G 5 Emma-Lee & David Browne
17 265x83123x ENTENTE G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 105
18 0111x42x7x ESTI FENY (HUN) G 7 Matthew Smith 91
19 12021x3x8x FIRST IN LINE (GB) G 6 Matthew Smith 92
20 88x311615x FORGOT YOU (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
21 2184x3121x FOURHOMETWO (GB) G 4 Annabel Neasham 95
22 8x13x HANDSOME KING H 4 Robert Quinn
23 2x53011x5x HILAL C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 94
24 706x151x HITOTSU C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
25 111x84837x HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 107
26 42x354912x ICEBATH (NZ) M 5 Brad Widdup 108
27 5x1311311x I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 111
28 1131112x5x INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) M 6 Danny O’Brien
29 x1111x900x IRONCLAD (GB) G 6 Will Clarken
30 211224251x KING MAGNUS G 6 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
31 22501x599x KOLDING (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 115
32 3x54518x5x LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) H 4 Annabel Neasham 106
33 1x57482x5x LUNCIES (GB) G 5 Kris Lees 94
34 63x000300x MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
35 18x2242x6x MAXIMAL (GB) H 4 John O’Shea 96
36 6345x3214x MONTEFILIA M 4 David Payne
37 3106×71 MORIDAN C 3 Anthony Cummings 64
38 107x12543x MO’UNGA (NZ) H 4 Annabel Neasham
39 1x211x088x MOUNT POPA (IRE) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
40 x21111114x MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) G 4 Ben & JD Hayes
41 980x489x4x MUSTAJEER (GB) G 9 Kris Lees 102
42 1211111x0x NANCHO (GER) G 7 Archie Alexander 107
43 53x4x11x0x NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) G 6 Peter G Moody 103
44 112x470x NORMANDY BRIDGE (FR) H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 92
45 824x558x7x NUMERIAN (IRE) G 6 Annabel Neasham 102
46 233x09142x PARRY SOUND G 6 Bjorn Baker 96
47 11x PASCERO C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
48 510x06000x PORT GUILLAUME (FR) G 5 Ben & JD Hayes
49 21x174185x PRIVATE EYE G 4 Joseph Pride
50 102x15215x PROBABEEL (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards
51 121x PROFONDO C 3 Richard Litt
52 5030x2244x PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) G 6 John Thompson 99
53 133x03402x QUANTUM MECHANIC M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
54 0x8752208x RIODINI (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 104
55 348x84972x ROCK G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 100
56 38x552455x SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 102
57 22x3321x0x SHERAZ (FR) G 5 Chris Waller
58 24x371970x SHE’S IDEEL M 6 Bjorn Baker 105
59 14x300x57x SHOUT THE BAR M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 106
60 604117100x SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
61 117x12x SILENT IMPACT G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 76
62 x343x61x2x SINAWANN (IRE) H 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman
63 420x92029x SKY LAB G 4 Paul Perry 100
64 2513x2x34x SPANISH MISSION (USA) H 6 Peter G Moody
65 4411x2107x STEELY G 5 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 93
66 4x4969x STRAY F 3 Anthony Cummings 59
67 91x211x SUREFIRE (GB) H 4 Chris Waller
68 6x34205x1x THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 6 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
69 14x613111x THINK IT OVER G 6 Kerry Parker 116
70 6x13624x3x TOP RANKED (IRE) H 6 Annabel Neasham 108
71 245x41053x VANGELIC M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 107
72 112x21431x VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 122
73 25x491214x YEARNING F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
74 75232x528x YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) G 4 Danny O’Brien
75 D111x1131x ZAAKI (GB) G 7 Annabel Neasham

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes first acceptances 2022

First acceptances are taken on Tuesday the 8th of March, 2022.

queen elizabeth Stakes Weights 2022

Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday the 5th of April, 2022 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field section. 

queen elizabeth Stakes Acceptances 2022

Final acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Tuesday the 5th of April, 2022 and will be published in our above Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field section. 

queen elizabeth Stakes Jockeys 2022

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, 6th of April, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field section. 

Most Successful Queen Elizabeth Stakes Jockeys: 

  • George Moore (6)
  • Damien Oliver (5)
  • Peter Cook (5)
  • Neville Sellwood (5)
  • Hugh Bowman (4)

queen elizabeth Stakes Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 9th of April, 2022. 

queen elizabeth Stakes Prize Money 2022

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes prize purse is worth $4,000,000 in total, distributed from places first through to 12th.

Place Prize Money
1st $2,320,000
2nd $755,000
3rd $395,000
4th $180,000
5th $95,000
6th $40,000
7th $40,000
8th $40,000
9th $27,500
10th $27,500
11th $20,000
12th $20,000

queen elizabeth Stakes Race Number 2022

The 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes is set to run as Randwick Race 8 at 3:55pm (AEST) Saturday the 9th of April, 2022. There are ten races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse. 

queen elizabeth Stakes Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Queen Elizabeth Stakes Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: Racing NSW

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners

Winners of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. To view a list of Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners going back to 1954 visit our winners’ page

2022 Think It Over Zaaki Mount Popa 2:10.8
2021 Addeybb Verry Elleegant Dalasan 2:05.5
2020 Addeybb Verry Elleegant Danon Premium 2:06.9
2019 Winx Kluger Hartnell 2:02.5
2018 Winx Gailo Chop Happy Clapper 2:01.6
2017 Winx Hartnell Sense Of Occasion 2:07.2
2016 Lucia Valentina The United States Happy Clapper 2:04.8
2015 Criterion Red Cadeaux Royal Descent 2:05.3
2014 It’s A Dundeel Sacred Falls Carlton House 2:03.7
2013 Reliable Man It’s A Dundeel Happy Trails 2:01.8
2012 More Joyous Manighar Secret Admirer 2:05.3
2011 My Kingdom Of Fife Sacred Choice Syreon 2:07.7
2010 Road To Rock Triple Honour Monaco Consul 2:03.8
2009 Pompeii Ruler =2 Sarrera =2 Metal Bender 2:07.1
2008 Sarrera Nom Du Jeu Tuesday Joy 2:03.5
2007 Desert War Haradasun Spirit of Tara 2:04.2
2006 Eremein Aqua d’ Amore Ike’s Dream 2:02.4
2005 Grand Armee Delzao Mummify 2:02.6
2004 Grand Armee Lonhro Pentastic 2:03.2
2003 Lonhro Pentastic Republic Lass 2:04.8
2002 Defier Freemason Emission 2:04.3
2001 Shogun Lodge Go Flash Go El Mirada 2:05.5
2000 Georgie Boy Cronus Referral 2:07.7