Queen Of The Turf Stakes


Coolmore Legacy Stakes Winner Con Te Partiro (Photo: Steve Hart) | Neds.com.au

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

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes (recently known as the Coolmore Legacy Stakes) is a 1600m mile showdown for fillies and mares held on Day 2 of Sydney’s ‘The Championships’ at Royal Randwick each April. Offering $1 million in prize money, the weight-for-age event offers a nice next-up option for runners out of the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m).

Con Te Partiro (2020) was the last mare to complete the Coolmore Classic – Queen Of The Turf Stakes double, a popular punt during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

First run in 1972, the event has been won by plenty of quality mares including More Joyous (2011-12) and Alizee (2018).

Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2022 – quick information

  • Race Day: Saturday, April 9th, 2022
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,000 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Fillies and mares
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $1,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1972
  • 2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Winner: Nimalee

Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2022 RESULTS

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

  1. #6 Nimalee
  2. #9 Annavisto
  3. #3 Icebath

The 2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes winner Nimalee was impressive off an on-speed run to power away and score an upset at $31 odds for trainer Matthew Smith’s maiden Group 1 success.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Queen Of The Turf 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 Of The Turf Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Queen Of The Turf Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Queen Of The Turf Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Queen Of The Turf 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 Of The Turf 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 Of The Turf Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Queen Of The Turf 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 Of The Turf 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 Of The Turf Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Queen Of The Turf 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 Of The Turf Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Queen Of The Turf 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 Of The Turf Stakes in 2022

The best way to pick which female galloper will win the Queen Of The Turf Stakes in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up Sydney autumn racing form, assess the barriers, look for proven Group performing mares and those at longer odds with the favourites having a poor recent record. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Queen Of The Turf Stakes winner include: 

  • Four-Year-Old Factor: Four-year-old mares have the best strike-rate in the race over the past decade.
  • Form Runners: From 2005-2022 just six Queen Of The Turf Stakes winners ran worse than third in their lead-up performance. The 2020 Doncaster Mile winning mare Nettoyer (Doncaster Mile 9th in 2021) became the first Queen Of The Turf Stakes winner since 2001 to finish worse than sixth in the lead-up.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Favourites 2022

Early favourites in 2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes betting include Godolphin’s $7 million earner Colette coming off a George Ryder Stakes second perennial place-getter Icebath coming off a third in last Saturday’s Doncaster Mile results. 

Azkadellia ($2.80 in 2016) was the last Queen Of The Turf Stakes favourite to win.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2022 Field

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

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2022 final field features a class line-up of fillies and mares including Chris Waller’s Vinery Stud Stakes winning filly Fangirl, George Ryder runner-up Colette for Godolphin and dual Doncaster placed mare Icebath.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2022 Tips

Favourite: #1 Colette ($3.90 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #3 Icebath ($6.50 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #7 Promise Of Success ($14 at time of publish) 

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

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE 2022 QUEEN OF THE TURF STAKES PREVIEW & TIPS

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Race Day 2022

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

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Barrier Draw 2022

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

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Nominations 2022

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

The 2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes nominations attracted 97 early entries including Chris Waller’s Melbourne Cup winning mare Verry Elleegant and the spring’s $2 million The Invitation winner Icebath.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 148x1x ANCIENT GIRL (NZ) F 3 Clinton McDonald
2 2113x2153x ANNAVISTO (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 90
3 217x16171x ARCTIC THUNDER M 4 Gary Portelli 86
4 1x8x ARGENTIA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
5 11x141600x ATISHU (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 98
6 321135x BARB RAIDER F 3 Jerome Hunter
7 20x412221x BEDFORD SQUARE (NZ) M 4 Matthew Smith 67
8 33x138x24x BELLUCI BABE (NZ) M 5 Bjorn Baker 90
9 78x906424x BONVICINI M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
10 28120x731x BRING THE RANSOM M 5 Bjorn Baker 92
11 5x11x BROOKS BATTLE M 4 Bjorn Baker 65
12 8x15x2124x BROOKSPIRE M 4 Chris Waller
13 48x10x177x CHAILLOT M 5 Archie Alexander
14 x1121x50Px CLIFF’S ART (IRE) M 6 Matthew Smith
15 454x65118x COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 112
16 456125x DAISIES F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
17 1121x3610x DUAIS M 4 Edward Cummings 104
18 5349x1541x ELECTRIC GIRL M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
19 12x134x15x ENTRIVIERE (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards
20 11x ESPIONA F 3 Chris Waller 80
21 4311Dx191x EXPAT (NZ) M 4 Mark Newnham 93
22 4x3111x FANGIRL F 3 Chris Waller 86
23 59x9049x1x FILL OF FUN M 5 Anthony Cummings 63
24 7860x0132x FLEETWOOD MACA (NZ) M 4 Annabel Neasham 76
25 7x47830x2x FORBIDDEN LOVE M 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 104
26 1144x3516x FOUR MOVES AHEAD F 3 John Sargent 92
27 2x12x2330x GREAT NEWS M 5 Kim Waugh 88
28 321x HARDLY SWEET F 3 Greg Eurell
29 1327x6030x HARMONY ROSE M 4 Mark Newnham
30 59180x464x HASSTOBEGOOD (NZ) M 5 Joseph Pride 74
31 8×460 HAVE MERCY F 3 Edward Cummings
32 21x23204x HERESY F 3 James Cummings 80
33 2x2111026x HINGED F 3 Chris Waller 92
34 111x84837x HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 107
35 7211188x4x I SIYOU BABY (GB) M 4 John O’Shea 77
36 42x354912x ICEBATH (NZ) M 5 Brad Widdup 108
37 7x1x I’M DIVINE F 3 Edward Cummings
38 339x40554x IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 84
39 9x35x1338x IN HER HONOUR (ARG) M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
40 1131112x5x INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) M 6 Danny O’Brien
41 x474126x6x INVINCIANO M 6 Joseph Pride 82
42 42x211144x ITA M 4 Bjorn Baker 72
43 621x418x9x JAMAEA F 3 Robert & Luke Price 92
44 1x11x JUMP THE BROOM M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 74
45 121x0x810x KAHMA LASS (NZ) M 4 Jamie Richards
46 0x15x1510x KATALIN M 5 James Cummings
47 16x638x23x KIKU M 4 Chris Waller
48 21x216133x KISSONALLFORCHEEKS M 4 Daniel Morton
49 301117x55x KRONE M 6 Tony Gollan
50 44x055829x LE LUDE M 6 John Thompson
51 31514x121x LEVANTE (NZ) M 5 Ken & Bev Kelso
52 x55x11112x LIGHTHOUSE (USA) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
53 1x3088x50x LUNAKORN M 5 Kris Lees 80
54 x139x5320x MALLORY F 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 86
55 x14141216x MIRRA VISION M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 97
56 2x327791x MOKULUA F 3 Clarry Conners 80
57 56x611920x MORE PROPHETS M 5 John Thompson 94
58 11912x NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
59 244x09300x NEVER TALK M 4 Kris Lees 87
60 24421x332x NICCI’S FLING M 4 Gary Portelli 80
61 194x42446x NIMALEE M 5 Matthew Smith
62 NIMBOSTRATUS (FR) M 4 Annabel Neasham
63 81x PINK IVORY (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 59
64 3x4391025x PIPPALI M 4 Jason Coyle 71
65 102x15215x PROBABEEL (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards
66 9x132x121x PROMISE OF SUCCESS (GB) M 6 John O’Shea 80
67 133x03402x QUANTUM MECHANIC M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
68 79x17517x QUEEN OF DUBAI F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 76
69 960x65610x RICH HIPS M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 101
70 43113x822x ROCHA CLOCK M 5 John O’Shea 105
71 123×1 ROOTS F 3 Chris Waller 65
72 445x10412x RUBY TUESDAY M 5 Gary Portelli
73 3x3x11525x SAMOOT (IRE) M 4 Kris Lees
74 441x0x782x SCORE M 5 Annabel Neasham 75
75 3x132x880x SHE’S ALL CLASS F 3 Chris Waller 84
76 24x371970x SHE’S IDEEL M 6 Bjorn Baker 105
77 23x101126x SHIHONKA F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 78
78 14x300x57x SHOUT THE BAR M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 106
79 604117100x SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
80 1235x1114x SIRILEO MISS M 4 Symon Wilde
81 x11339x21x SNAPDANCER M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 98
82 676722221x SPROUT WINGS M 4 Matthew Smith 63
83 1149x6291x STEINEM (GB) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
84 4x4969x STRAY F 3 Anthony Cummings 59
85 36x721711x SWEET RUBY F 3 Kim Waugh 76
86 11x9x TILIANAM (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 76
87 7211x3427x TOFANE (NZ) M 6 Michael Moroney
88 725x27584x TRICKY GAL M 6 Matthew Smith
89 159x23835x VAN GIZ M 5 Bjorn Baker 77
90 245x41053x VANGELIC M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 107
91 112x21431x VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 122
92 6224x0420x WANDABAA M 5 Kris Lees 97
93 25x491214x YEARNING F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
94 0016x0x46x YES BABY YES M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens
95 111x YONCE (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
96 14115x457x ZOU DANCER M 4 Danny O’Brien
97 1128x ZOUZARELLA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 76

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes first acceptances 2022

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

Queen Of The Turf 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 acceptances to be published in our above Queen Of The Turf Stakes Field section. 

Queen Of The Turf 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 Of The Turf Stakes Field section. 

Queen Of The Turf 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 Of The Turf Stakes Field section. 

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Scratchings 2022

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

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Prize Money 2022

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes prize purse is worth $1,000,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $580,000
2nd $190,000
3rd $98,000
4th $44,000
5th $22,000
6th $10,000
7th $10,000
8th $10,000
9th $8,000
10th $8,000

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Race Number 2022

The 2022 Queen Of The Turf Stakes is set to run as Randwick Race 9 at 4:35pm (AEST) on Saturday the 9th of April, 2022. There are ten races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse. 

Queen Of The Turf 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 Of The Turf Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2022 QUEEN OF THE TURF STAKES FORM GUIDE

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Live 2022

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

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: Racing NSW

Queen Of The Turf Stakes Winners

Winners of the Queen Of The Turf Stakes going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. To view a complete list of past Queen Of The Turf Stakes winners from 1972 – the present click here

YEAR WINNER 2ND 3RD TIME
2022 Nimalee Annavisto Icebath 1:40.2
2021 Nettoyer Probabeel Quantum Mechanic 1:35.8
2020 Con Te Partiro Funstar Danzdanzdance 1:39.1
2019 Kenedna Dixie Blossoms Unforgotten 1:35.3
2018 Alizee Prompt Response Heavens Above 1:34.9
2017 Foxplay Zanbagh Dixie Blossoms 1:39.6
2016 Azkadellia Heavens Above Noble Protector 1:35.9
2015 Amanpour Catkins Noble Protector 1:37.7
2014 Diamond Drille Gypsy Diamond Red Tracer 1:35.8
2013 Appearance Red Tracer Streama 1:30.7
2012 More Joyous Miss Keepsake King’s Rose 1:28.5
2011 More Joyous Melito Happy Hippy 1:29.2
2010 Typhoon Tracy Illuminates Montana Flyer 1:29.9
2009 Neroli Hot Danish Imananabaa 1:31.2
2008 Forensics Perfect Drop Occurrence 1:31.5
2007 Divine Madonna Cheeky Choice Beauty Watch 1:30.6
2006 Mnemosyne Regal Cheer Shania Dane 1:28.2
2005 Ike’s Dream Tui Song Dannu Martine 1:28.7
2004 In A Bound Hec Of A Party Ain’t Seen Nothin’ 1:28.0
2003 Hosannah Arrabeea Faith Hill 1:27.9
2002 Ugachaka Miss Zoe Snow Hero 1:28.4
2001 Sorrento Poppett Belle Du Jour 1:27.7
2000 Danglissa Glided Angel Zatella 1:28.2