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Coolmore Legacy Stakes facts and figures

$500,000 GROUP ONE COOLMORE LEGACY (formerly QUEEN OF THE TURF) STAKES

* Prize money halved for 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic and reduced wagering income

HISTORY

* For fillies and mares three-year-olds and upwards at weight-for-age

* First run in 1972 when won by Refulgence

* Upgraded to Group One status in 2005

* Moved from Rosehill (1500m) to Randwick over 1600m in 2014

* Winners include Scomeld (1980), Romanee Conti (1992), Danglissa (2000), Mnemosyne (2006), Divine Madonna (2007), Forensics (2008), Typhoon Tracy (2010), More Joyous (2011, 2012), Appearance (2013) and Alizee (2018)

* Champion mare More Joyous is the only dual winner

* Gai Waterhouse is the most successful trainer with seven wins, including four of the past 10. Her most recent winner was Amanpour in 2015

* Con Te Partriro, trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, could become the fourth horse to complete the Coolmore Classic/Queen Of The Turf double after Favoured (1974), Camino Rose (1999) and Appearance (2013)

* 2017 winner Foxplay was the first filly to win since Forensics (2008)

TALKING POINTS

* Alizee aiming to join More Joyous as the only dual winners of the race

WHAT CONNECTIONS ARE SAYING

“I feel privileged every time I put a saddle on her big, broad back. She is a mountain of a mare and if the track is no worse than a (soft) seven it would be a great way to see her out” – Alizee’s trainer James Cummings

“She’s definitely done more than we ever thought she would. She’s done a great job but I think she’s continuing to improve so regardless of what happens on Saturday, hopefully she can go on with it” – Positive Peace’s trainer Bjorn Baker

“Last year she was second-up into it after winning the Bendigo Bracelet so it’s a completely different preparation. We’ve got a bit more of a handle on her now and we feel she’s going as good as she has done” – Miss Siska’s trainer Grahame Begg

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