2018 Coolmore Legacy Stakes

DateSaturday, April 14
TrackRoyal Randwick
Distance1600m
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeWeight-for-age
Prizemoney$1 million
Age3YOs + (fillies and mares)

COOLMORE LEGACY STAKES BETTING SELECTIONS & TIPS

Our experts will have their pre-race predictions and Coolmore Legacy Stakes betting selections available for the Group 1 race.

Some key pointers are:

  • The Coolmore Classic is one of the key lead up races
  • Four-year-olds have the best recent record
  • Drawing barrier 8 or lower is an advantage

WHERE TO BET ON THE COOLMORE LEGACY STAKES

Bookmakers Ladbrokes and Sportsbet are some of the best places to bet on the Coolmore Legacy Stakes and all Randwick races. They offer some of the best odds and promotions on the big race. Or take advantage of the top 5 bookmaker deals below.

For the best way to make a profit on the Coolmore Legacy Stakes, read our guide on "How to make money betting online".

COOLMORE LEGACY STAKES HISTORY AND GUIDE

The Group 1 Queen of the Turf Stakes (1600m) is now known as the Coolmore Legacy Stakes and takes place at Randwick Racecourse annually in April during the Sydney Autumn Carnival 

The race is a premier weight-for-age race for fillies and mares and attracts the best female gallopers going around, and is part of a fantastic day of racing that includes the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m), Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m).

The most reliable lead-up race to the Coolmore Legacy is the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m).

Refulgence won the inaugural running of the race in 1972 when it was a principal race run over one mile.

Some classy gallopers have won the race, including Ducatoon (1981), Camino Rose (1999), Danglissa (2000), Hosannah (2003), Mnemosyne (2006), Divine Madonna (2007), Forensics (2008), Neroli (2009), Typhoon Tracy (2010), More Joyous (2011-12), Appearance (2013), Diamond Drille (2014), Azkadellia (2016) and Foxplay (2017).

Coolmore Legacy Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2000Danglissa
2001Sorrento
2002Ugachaka
2003Hosannah
2004In A Bound
2005Ike's Dream
2006Mnemosyne
2007Divine Madonna
2008Forensics
2009Neroli
2010Typhoon Tracy
2011More Joyous
2012More Joyous
2013Appearance
2014Diamond Drille
2015Amanpour
2016Azkadellia
2017Foxplay

RANDWICK RACECOURSE TRACK DESCRIPTION

Randwick is the largest racetrack in New South Wales and all races are run in a clockwise direction. It is a sweeping track with a rise from the 300m mark to the winning post in the home straight.

As well as the main track, Randwick Racecourse contains a second track known as Kensington. Due to large rainfall in the area, Kensington has been reconstructed using the Strathayr racing surface which is similar to Moonee Valley.

Strathayr is a turf cover over a base of sand, this means it is a free draining track which can take a substantial amount of rain without affecting the rating.

RANDWICK RACECOURSE HISTORY

Originally known as the ‘Sandy Course,’ Randwick Racecourse was first used in 1833 where a private match race between two horses was held. 

In 1840 the track was abandoned as a racecourse and used for training purposes before the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) moved its headquarters to Randwick and held a meeting in 1860. 

The Queen Elizabeth II stand was opened to the public on August 4, 1969, and in 1992, Queen Elizabeth II visited Randwick and opened the new $30 million Paddock Grandstand. 

The Australian Derby (2400m) remains one of the longest standing races to be held at Randwick after its inaugural running took place in 1861.

Randwick hosts some of Australia's most iconic Group 1 races throughout the year, during both the spring and autumn carnivals in Sydney.

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Doncaster Mile and TJ Smith Stakes are some of the elite races taking place at Randwick during the prestigious The Championships during the autumn.

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