Vaquera Claims 2013 Tibbie Stakes In Photo Finish – Results

Vaquera has won the Group 3 Tibbie Stakes at Newcastle today September 19, 2013.


Vaquera wins the Tibbie Stakes 2013 in a photo finish. Photo: Steve Hart

The four-year-old claimed the win in a photo finish that involved an impressive five horses crossing the line seemingly as one.

Vaquera has now won three of her 10 race starts and has earned more than $180,000 in prize money during her horse racing career.

The High Chaparral mare was first-up in the 2013 Tibbie Stakes for the spring carnival after taking part in two Sydney trials.

Vaquera’s most recent result was a third placing in the Group 1 Queensland Oaks at Eagle Farm Racecourse on June 1, 2013.

Her last win was in the $35,000 Australian Turf Club Handicap at Canterbury in April this year.

The galloper is trained at Royal Randwick Racecourse by Gai Waterhouse and is nominated for the $2.65 million Caulfield Cup and $6.2 million Melbourne Cup later in the carnival.

Her next task is likely to be the Group 1 The Metropolitan, which will take place at her home track of Randwick on Saturday October 5, 2013.

Vaquera was paying big odds of $26 to win the 2013 Tibbie Stakes at, as were the other place getters.

Gold Epona, who finished second, was offering $31.20 to place, while third place runner Cameo was paying $8.40 to finish top three.

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2013 Tibbie Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 10 VAQUERA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 5 55kg $21
2 14 GOLD EPONA Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 0.1L 13 55kg $101
3 1 CAMEO Peter Snowden Joshua Parr 0.3L 7 57kg $31
4 8 SOAPY STAR Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 0.5L 4 55kg $26
5 12 LUCKY LAGO John O’Shea Jim Cassidy 0.6L 3 55kg $5
6 7 LILLIBURLERO David Payne Christian Reith 1.5L 14 55kg $3.70F
7 2 JADE MARAUDER Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 1.6L 9 57kg $16
8 3 CATHAY LADY John Sargent Blake Shinn 1.9L 11 56kg $9
9 17 ONA’S CHOICE Norm Hilton Dale Spriggs 2L 6 55kg $151
10 6 SHARNEE ROSE Kris Lees Joao Moreira 2.8L 1 55kg $7
11 18 LOLAVIE Paul Perry Nathan Berry 3.4L 15 55kg $151
12 15 PRINCESS LAYLA John O’Shea James McDonald 3.8L 16 55kg $21
13 9 JUST A GIRL Scott Aspery Jason Collett 3.9L 8 55kg $21
14 5 IMPETUOUS Clarry Conners Brenton Avdulla 5.1L 10 56kg $9
15 13 UNIMPEACHABLE Joseph Pride Tim Clark 6.5L 12 55kg $9
16 4 SCORPIO QUEEN Kerry Parker Peter Robl 6.6L 2 56kg $61