Tulloch Stakes

The Tulloch Stakes (2000m) is a Group 2 race held at Rosehill Racecourse on Tancred Stakes Day as a key Australian Derby lead-up in the autumn.

2020 Tulloch Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Quick Thinker
  • 2nd: #5 Zebrowski
  • 3rd: #4 Diasonic



The 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 Tancred Stakes Day.

The meeting is host to two Group 1 races – the $1.5 million Tancred Stakes (2400m) and the $500,000 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 $200,000 in total prize money the Tulloch Stakes serves as a key lead-up to the Group 1 $2 million Australian Derby (2400m) contested at Royal Randwick a week later on Day 1 of ‘The Championships’. Recent horses to complete the Tulloch Stakes – ATC Derby double are Starcraft (2004), Jon Snow (2017), Levendi (2018) and Angel Of Truth (2019).

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 2020 ran on Saturday March 28, 2020 and was won by promising young Kiwi stayer Quick Thinker. 

2020 Tulloch Stakes
Date: Saturday March 28, 2020
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 2000m
Conditions: 3YO Colts & Geldings – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1973

2020 Tulloch Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Quick Thinker
  • 2nd: #5 Zebrowski
  • 3rd: #4 Diasonic

The Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman-trained Kiwi galloper Quick Thinker proved his staying potential with a dominant victory in the Tulloch Stakes 2020 results ahead of an ATC Derby bid next month.

Click here to read more on the 2020 Tulloch Stakes win by the favourite Quick Thinker.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 1 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman James McDonald 2 56kg $2.70F
2 5 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Hugh Bowman 1.3L 6 56kg $4
3 4 DIASONIC Richard Laming Nash Rawiller 2.1L 8 56kg $13
4 3 RELUCENT (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 4.1L 7 56kg $10
5 7 BLAZING SUNRISE Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 4.5L 4 56kg $26
6 2 FORTRESS COMMAND Gerald Ryan Jason Collett 5L 5 56kg $10
7 9 HIGHMASTER Gwenda Markwell Glen Boss 9.1L 3 56kg $91
8 6 PRIDE OF ADELAIDE Nathan Doyle Tim Clark 9.3L 9 56kg $6
9 8 SIRMAZE Jason Coyle Tom Marquand 39.3L 1 56kg $19

2020 Tulloch Stakes Betting & Odds

The updated Tulloch Stakes 2020 odds with betting links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the Group 2 staying showdown for three-year-old colts & geldings will be available below the week of the race.

2020 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 Tancred Stakes Day serving as a final lead-up to the Australian Derby.

The official 2020 Tulloch Stakes field will be released by Racing NSW  on the Wednesday leading-up to Tancred Stakes Day and published below once announced.

The Tulloch Stakes 2020 final field features nine Derby hopefuls with the Kiwi galloper Quick Thinker the one to beat in barrier two with James McDonald to ride.

Click here to read more on the 2020 Tulloch Stakes field and odds.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1x1356x423 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman James McDonald 2 56kg 77
2 1134×90 FORTRESS COMMAND Gerald Ryan Jason Collett 5 56kg 75
3 323234×142 RELUCENT (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 7 56kg 69
4 155×423 DIASONIC Richard Laming Nash Rawiller 8 56kg 68
5 26×11 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Hugh Bowman 6 56kg 67
6 2×211 PRIDE OF ADELAIDE Nathan Doyle Tim Clark 9 56kg 65
7 3212×781 BLAZING SUNRISE Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 4 56kg 63
8 331666×204 SIRMAZE Jason Coyle Tom Marquand 1 56kg 60
9 6×3431 HIGHMASTER Gwenda Markwell Glen Boss 3 56kg 58

2020 Tulloch Stakes Nominations

The Tulloch Stakes 2020 nominations are set to close on Monday March 23, 2020 and will be listed below as soon as available.

The 2020 Tulloch Stakes nominations attracted a dozen potential ATC Derby runners including class So You Think colt Quick Thinker from NZ who was the best of the boys over the line when third to Funstar and Probabeel in the Phar Lap Stakes.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 3212×781 BLAZING SUNRISE G 3 Kris Lees 63
2 155×423 DIASONIC G 3 Richard Laming 68
3 145x30x613 ERIC THE EEL G 3 Stuart Kendrick 80
4 1134×90 FORTRESS COMMAND C 3 Gerald Ryan 75
5 6×3431 HIGHMASTER G 3 Gwenda Markwell 58
6 26724×426 LIAM’S THE BOSS G 3 Brad Widdup
7 2×211 PRIDE OF ADELAIDE G 3 Nathan Doyle 65
8 1x1356x423 QUICK THINKER C 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 77
9 6x66300x11 SACRAMENTO G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 62
10 331666×204 SIRMAZE G 3 Jason Coyle 60
11 1×1110 TORRENS C 3 Ethan Ensby 78
12 26×11 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 67

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 next-up Australian Derby champions Angel Of Truth (2019), Levendi (2018) and Jon Snow (2017); as well as Hauraki (2015), and Count Encosta (2010).

See below for the full Tulloch Stakes results going back to 2000.

Tulloch Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Tulloch Stakes
1st Quick Thinker 2 minutes 5.75 seconds
2nd Zebrowski
3rd Diasonic
2019
Tulloch Stakes
1st Angel of Truth 2 minutes 8.91 seconds
2nd Madison County
3rd Cossetot
2018
Tulloch Stakes
1st Levendi 2 minutes 4.14 seconds
2nd Astoria
3rd Weather With You
2017
Tulloch Stakes
1st Jon Snow 2 minutes 9.81 seconds
2nd Prized Icon
3rd Captain Duffy
2016
Tulloch Stakes
1st Old North 2 minutes 1.9 seconds
2nd Torgersen
3rd Multifacets
2015
Tulloch Stakes
1st Hauraki 2 minutes 03.1 seconds
2nd Omeros
3rd Merion
2014
Tulloch Stakes
1st Gallatin 2 minutes 07.5 seconds
2nd Singing Flame
3rd Best Case
2013
Tulloch Stakes
1st Philippi 2 minutes 5.08 seconds
2nd Hippopus
3rd Sir Denzel
2012
Tulloch Stakes
1st Polish Knight 2 minutes 01.7 seconds
2nd Iggi Pop
3rd Rekindled Alliance
2011
Tulloch Stakes
1st Fast Clip 2 minutes 03.8 seconds
2nd I Think I Do
3rd Shootoff
2010
Tulloch Stakes
1st Count Encosta 2 minutes 03.9 seconds
2nd Descarado
3rd Maluckyday
2009
Tulloch Stakes
1st Harris Tweed 2 minutes 7.2 seconds
2nd Dr Doutes
3rd Old Jock
2008
Tulloch Stakes
1st Book Of Kells 2 minutes 8.01 seconds
2nd Rios
3rd Prince De Galles
2007
Tulloch Stakes
1st Tipungwuti 2 minutes 1.79 seconds
2nd Pacino
3rd Carnegie House
2006
Tulloch Stakes
1st Manton 2 minutes 2.09 seconds
2nd Sepia
3rd Goldtown
2005
Tulloch Stakes
1st Stella Grande 2 minutes 2.99 seconds
2nd Roving Owl
3rd King Johny
2004
Tulloch Stakes
1st Starcraft 2 minutes 1.57 seconds
2nd Strafed
3rd Delzao
2003
Tulloch Stakes
1st Natural Blitz 2 minutes 0.86 seconds
2nd Platinum Scissors
3rd So Assertive
2002
Tulloch Stakes
1st Prince Of War 2 minutes 1.97 seconds
2nd Valedict
3rd My Tally
2001
Tulloch Stakes
1st Zareyev 2 minutes 0.66 seconds
2nd Universal Prince
3rd Off Guard
2000
Tulloch Stakes
1st Shogun Lodge 2 minutes 2.32 seconds
2nd Now Voyager
3rd Padfoot Charlie

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