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Monday 11th March 2024

A Preview of the Prestigious Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2024

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes stands as the crown jewel of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, boasting a whopping $5 million in total prize money as of 2023. This remarkable event, which unfolds on the second Saturday of April each year at the venerable Royal Randwick, is a part of The Championships' second-day lineup. It’s a 2000m Group 1 weight-for-age classic that shares the spotlight with the Sydney Cup, Australian Oaks, and Queen Of The Turf Stakes.

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Reflecting on recent history, the 2022 edition was taken by the commendable "Think It Over," captured beautifully in photographs by Steve Hart. The financial trajectory of the stakes saw a significant dip in 2020, plummeting to $2 million due to the pandemic-induced economic strain, only to rebound impressively over the subsequent years. By 2023, the prize climbed to an eye-watering $5 million, underscoring the event's prestige and the racing community's resilience.

This event not only is a showcase of the season’s premier weight-for-age champions and middle-distance prospects but also serves as a critical juncture for contenders bypassing the ballot via victories in key races like the Epsom Handicap, The Metropolitan, Ranvet Stakes, Tancred Stakes, Doncaster Mile, and ATC Derby. Among the premier preparatory races is the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes, a crucial lead-up event hosted at Rosehill Gardens on the esteemed Golden Slipper Day.

Mark your calendars for April 13, 2024, when the next chapter of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes unfolds at Royal Randwick, promising another spectacle of equine excellence and competitive spirit.

Odds for the 2024 Queen Elizabeth Stakes

In anticipation of the 2024 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, betting enthusiasts and race aficionados alike eagerly await the odds for this premier event. Below, we will promptly update the odds for the autumn race's runners as soon as they become available. Betting on the Queen Elizabeth Stakes has never been more exciting, with a star-studded field of local and international contenders battling it out for the coveted title and prize money.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2000m (All-In) Odds - Opening on April 13, 2024, at 10:00 am

In anticipation of the 2024 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the odds have been eagerly awaited by both enthusiasts and punters, hinting at what promises to be a fiercely competitive race. Leading the pack is "Fangirl," priced tantalisingly at 4.50 for a win and 1.88 for a place, showcasing her favouritism among the contenders. "Mr Brightside" trails closely with odds of 6.00 to win and 2.25 to secure a place, reflecting strong confidence in his performance.

The list expands to include an array of talented runners like "Via Sistina" and "Pride Of Jenni," both presenting attractive options for bettors, with odds standing at 10.00 and 11.00 for wins, respectively. Not to be underestimated, "Gold Trip" and "Place Du Carrousel" promise to make their mark, listed at 12.00 and 13.00 for wins, solidifying the race's reputation for depth and unpredictability. This spectrum of odds underscores not only the talent poised to grace the Royal Randwick but also the thrilling betting landscape awaiting eager participants on April 13, 2024.

Key Race Details for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2024

Set against the historic backdrop of Royal Randwick Racecourse, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes continues its legacy on Saturday, April 13, 2024. This Group 1 race challenges contenders over a 2000m course under weight-for-age conditions, showcasing their endurance and speed.

With prize money soaring to $5 million, reflecting both its prestige and the high stakes at play, the event proudly draws its lineage back to its inaugural run in 1851. This race not only celebrates the pinnacle of equine athleticism but also marks a significant event in the global racing calendar, inviting both seasoned champions and emerging talents to vie for supremacy.

Behind the Betting: Analyzing Queen Elizabeth Stakes Favorites and Underdogs

Betting trends in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes reveal a narrative of favourites and underdogs, where performance in lead-up races significantly influences odds. Historical data from 2010 to 2023 highlights that nearly all winners placed first or second in their preceding races, showcasing the predictive value of earlier performances. Notably, champions like It’s A Dundeel and Criterion emerged victorious after strong showings in the Tancred Stakes and George Ryder Stakes.

The last instance of a victor with a Melbourne lead-up was Sarrera back in 2008, underscoring a preference for Sydney-based preparatory runs among winners. Favourites have triumphed nine times since 2005, a testament to the accuracy of pre-race favourites in guiding bettors. The legendary Winx secured three consecutive wins from 2017 to 2019, with international stars Addeybb and Dubai Honour winning the Ranvet Stakes – Queen Elizabeth Stakes double in subsequent years for trainer William Haggas.

Addeybb's surprising 2021 victory as the second elect, defeating the favoured Verry Elleegant, highlights the unpredictable thrill of racing. However, Think It Over's astonishing win in 2022, overcoming 41-to-1 odds, and Dubai Honour's favorite win in 2023, emphasise the dynamic and often unpredictable nature of Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting.