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VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes

The VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes is a Victoria Racing Club Group 3 Australian Thoroughbred horse race for horses aged three years old and over, under open handicap conditions, over a distance of 2500 metres.

It is held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.

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Race History

Distance

1854 - 1874 held over 24 furlongs (approx. 4800m)
1875 - 1876 held over 16 furlongs (approx. 3200m)
1877 - 1878 held over 18 furlongs (approx. 3600m)
1879 held over 16 furlongs
1880 held over 18 furlongs
1881 - 1884 held over 16 furlongs
1885 held over 20 furlongs (approx. 4000m)
1886 - 1887 held over 16 furlongs
1888 held over 24 furlongs (approx. 4800m)
1889 held over 18 furlongs
1890 - 1894 held over 16 furlongs
1895 - 1971 held over 12 furlongs (approx. 2400m)
1972 held over 2400m
1973 onwards held over 2500m.

Class

1854–1978 was a Principal Race
1979–2004 was a Group 2
2005 onwards Group 3

Name

1854 - 1872 the race was known as the ‘Queen’s Plate’
1873 - 1874 the race was known as the ‘Flemington Plate’
1875 - 1894 the race was known as the ‘Canterbury Plate’
1895 - 1968 the race was known as the ‘C.B. Fisher Plate’
1969 the race was known as the ‘Queen’s Cup’
1970 - 1973 the race was known as the ‘C.B. Fisher Plate’
1974 the race was known as the ‘Queen’s Cup’
1975 - 1978 the race was known as the ‘C.B. Fisher Plate’
1979 - 1984 the race was known as the ‘Queen Elizabeth Stakes’
1985 the race was known as the ‘Queen’s Cup’
1986 onwards the race has been called ‘Queen Elizabeth Stakes’

The winners

  • 2009 - Sterling Prince [1]
  • 2008 - Capecover
  • 2007 - Zavite
  • 2006 - Gallant Guru
  • 2005 - Our Smoking Joe
  • 2004 - Fantastic Love
  • 2003 - Zazzman
  • 2001 - Hatha Anna
  • 2000 - Savrocca
  • 1999 - Zerpour
  • 1998 - Might And Power
  • 1997 - Vita Man / Bright Spot (dead heat)
  • 1996 - Valance
  • 1995 - Pindi
  • 1994 - Bullwinkle
  • 1993 - Hear That Bell
  • 1992 - Kawtuban
  • 1991 - Frontier Ban
  • 1990 - Savage Toss
  • 1989 - Our Shannon Lad
  • 1988 - Zamakima
  • 1987 - Globetrotter
  • 1986 - Colour Page
  • 1985 - Chelaware
  • 1984 - Irish Lord
  • 1983 - Fountaincourt
  • 1982 - My Sir Avon
  • 1981 - Kip
  • 1980 - Hyperno
  • 1978 - Salamander
  • 1977 - Tom’s Mate
  • 1976 - Perhaps
  • 1975 - Four Leaf
  • 1973 - Director
  • 1972 - Scotch And Dry
  • 1971 - Classic Mission
  • 1970 - Fileur
  • 1969 - Lochcourt
  • 1967 - General Command
  • 1965 - Craftsman
  • 1964 - Piper’s Son
  • 1963 - Summer Fair
  • 1962 - Even Stevens
  • 1961 - Dhaulagiri
  • 1958 - Webster
  • 1955 - Rising Fast

  • 1953 - Hydrogen
  • 1952 - Hydrogen
  • 1951 - Bronton
  • 1950 - Playboy
  • 1949 - Dickens
  • 1948 - Phoibos
  • 1947 - Columnist
  • 1946 - Leonard
  • 1945 - Don Pedro
  • 1944 - Race Not Held
  • 1943 - Race Not Held
  • 1942 - Race Not Held
  • 1941 - High Caste
  • 1940 - High Caste
  • 1939 - High Caste
  • 1937 - Black Mac
  • 1936 - Queen Of Song
  • 1935 - Hall Mark
  • 1934 - Nightly
  • 1932 - Kuvera
  • 1931 - Veilmond
  • 1929 - Amounis
  • 1928 - Gothic
  • 1927 - Silvius
  • 1926 - Pantheon
  • 1925 - Pilliewinkie
  • 1924 - Lilypond
  • 1923 - Rivoli
  • 1922 - Violoncello
  • 1921 - Tangalooma
  • 1920 - Eurythmic
  • 1919 - Artilleryman
  • 1917 - Wallace Isinglass
  • 1916 - Lavendo
  • 1915 - Carlita
  • 1914 - Mountain Knight
  • 1913 - Radnor
  • 1912 - Cider
  • 1911 - Trafalgar
  • 1910 - Alawa
  • 1909 - Alawa
  • 1908 - Alawa
  • 1907 - Mountain King
  • 1906 - Dividend
  • 1905 - Tartan
  • 1904 - Sweet Nell
  • 1903 - Combat
  • 1901 - Rock Gun
  • 1900 - Maltster
  • 1899 - Merriwee

  • 1898 - The Grafter
  • 1897 - Aurum
  • 1896 - Bloodshot
  • 1895 - Wallace / Auraria (dead heat)
  • 1894 - The Harvester
  • 1893 - Patron
  • 1892 - The Admiral
  • 1891 - Steadfast
  • 1890 - Megaphone
  • 1889 - Abercorn
  • 1888 - Mentor
  • 1887 - The Australian Peer
  • 1886 - Trident
  • 1885 - Trenton
  • 1884 - Commotion
  • 1883 - Off Colour
  • 1882 - Commotion
  • 1881 - Wellington
  • 1880 - Progress
  • 1879 - Suwarrow
  • 1878 - Warlock
  • 1877 - Pluto
  • 1876 - Calamia
  • 1875 - Richmond
  • 1874 - Melbourne
  • 1873 - Don Juan
  • 1872 - King Of The Ring
  • 1871 - Warrior
  • 1870 - Tim Whiffler
  • 1869 - Charon
  • 1868 - Glencoe
  • 1867 - Tim Whiffler
  • 1866 - Race Not Held
  • 1865 - Volunteer
  • 1864 - Race Not Held
  • 1863 - Musidora
  • 1862 - Race Not Held
  • 1861 - Race Not Held
  • 1860 - Race Not Held
  • 1859 - The Moor
  • 1858 - Green Linnet
  • 1857 - Crockford
  • 1856 - Tomboy
  • 1855 - I Want It
  • 1854 - Shadow

References




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