Winners and Past Results for the Queen Of The South Stakes.
The Queen of the South Stakes is part of the Adelaide Racing Carnival, which is considered to be the highlight of the thoroughbred racing season in South Australia.
The Adelaide Racing Carnival runs from March through May annually, and is organised by South Australian Jockey Club. The races are mainly held at the Morphettville Racecourse. Consisting of a number of racing days, one of the most anticipated race days is the Queen of the South Stakes Day.
The Group 2 Queen of the South Stakes is run over 1600 metres of the Morphettville Racecourse. The event is for fillies and mares and is run under set weight and penalty conditions. Held in mid April, this Queen of the South Stakes is worth $275,000, and is one of the main events for female horses in the racing calendar. It has often fielded a number of quality local and interstate contenders and the classiest of these have usually taken home the $275,000. Interestingly, a number of favourites have obliged in the race. The event takes place alongside the Group 3 SA Chairman's Stakes and the Group 3 DC McKay Stakes. Fillies and Mares well accustomed to running a strong mile or more are the best suited for this event, where the long straight tends to help those gallopers who are strong at the finish.
There are a number of events to consider as a lead up to the Queen of the South Stake with the most important being the Group 2 Yallambee Classic, which is run over 1200 meters for two year olds, under set weight conditions. Females who perform well in the Stud Classic are likely to improve on performance in the the Queen of the South Stakes, the only difference between the races is the 400 metre increase in distance. Another high profile race to consider is the Group 1 Australasian Oaks, which is run under set weights for three year olds, over 2000 meters, earlier in the season. Considered to be one of Adelaide 's premier racing events, females who have competed here would more than easily be able to handle the Queen of the South Stakes.
Some of the most remembered appearances have by Memphis Blue who won the event consecutively in 1989 and 1990, Shavano Miss in 1991 and 1992, and Sylvaner in 2002 and 2003. Among the recent winners are Returntosender in 2010 and Bird of Fire in 2009.
|Year||Queen Of The South Stakes Winners|
|2016||Into The Mist|
|2013||Star Of Giselle|
|2009||Bird Of Fire|
|2008||Trick Of Light|
|1993||San Pauli Girl|
|1985||Star Style Girl|
|1982||Rose Of Kingston|