The 2017 Tulloch Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-old colts & geldings contested over 2000m at Rosehill Gardens under set weights held midway through the illustrious Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival on The BMW Day.
The meeting is host to two Group 1 races – the $1.5 million Group 1 The BMW (2400m) and the $500,000 Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) – as well as a host of support acts including the Tulloch Stakes and the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) for the fillies & mares.
Offering $175,000 in total prize money the Tulloch Stakes serves as a key lead-up to the $2 million Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) contested at Royal Randwick a week later on Day 1 of ‘The Championships’. The last horse to complete the Tulloch Stakes – ATC Derby double was Starcraft (2000).
Horses may come into the Tulloch Stakes field via a number of earlier autumn lead-up races including the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) run at the same track a fortnight earlier on Coolmore Classic Day.
The Tulloch Stakes 2017 will be run on Saturday March 25.
|2017 Tulloch Stakes|
|Date:||March 25, 2017|
|Track:||Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Sydney|
|Conditions:||3YO Colts & Geldings – Set Weights|
2017 Tulloch Stakes Field
The Group 2 Tulloch Stakes field features a maximum of 16 three-year-old colts and geldings plus up to four emergency horses and is released on the Wednesday before The BMW Day.
The official 2017 Tulloch Stakes field is set for release by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 22, 2017 and will be published in full below.
2017 Tulloch Stakes Nominations
The Tulloch Stakes 2017 nominations are set to close on Monday March 20, 2017 and will be listed below as soon as available.
Tulloch Stakes History
First run in 1973 when Longfella claimed victory, the Tulloch Stakes began as a Principal race run over 1850m. In 1979 the race distance was increased to 2000m and the event was installed as a Group 2 race.
There have been a number of high quality horses to take out the Tulloch Stakes including Ivory’s Irish (1995), Mahogany (1994) and Durbridge (1991), all of which won the Tulloch Stakes/Australian Derby double.
More recent notable Tulloch Stakes winners include Hauraki (2015), and Count Encosta (2010).
See below for the full Tulloch Stakes results going back to 2000.
Tulloch Stakes Winners
|1st||Old North||2 minutes 1.9 seconds|
|1st||Hauraki||2 minutes 03.1 seconds|
|1st||Gallatin||2 minutes 07.5 seconds|
|1st||Philippi||2 minutes 5.08 seconds|
|1st||Polish Knight||2 minutes 01.7 seconds|
|1st||Fast Clip||2 minutes 03.8 seconds|
|2nd||I Think I Do|
|1st||Count Encosta||2 minutes 03.9 seconds|
|1st||Harris Tweed||2 minutes 7.2 seconds|
|1st||Book Of Kells||2 minutes 8.01 seconds|
|3rd||Prince De Galles|
|1st||Tipungwuti||2 minutes 1.79 seconds|
|1st||Manton||2 minutes 2.09 seconds|
|1st||Stella Grande||2 minutes 2.99 seconds|
|1st||Starcraft||2 minutes 1.57 seconds|
|1st||Natural Blitz||2 minutes 0.86 seconds|
|1st||Prince Of War||2 minutes 1.97 seconds|
|1st||Zareyev||2 minutes 0.66 seconds|
|1st||Shogun Lodge||2 minutes 2.32 seconds|