Carbine Club Stakes

The Carbine Club Stakes is a Group 3 mile event held at Flemington Racecourse on Victoria Derby Day on the first Saturday of November.

2019 Carbine Club Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Dalasan
  • 2nd: #6 Brandenburg
  • 3rd: #2 Groundswell



The Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes is a 1600m race held at Flemington Racecourse on Victoria Derby Day.

Held under set weights plus penalties conditions, the Carbine Club Stakes is restricted to three year old horses and pays a healthy $500,000 prize money.

The Carbine Club Stakes shares a race program with eight other Group status races making VRC Derby Day an event for racing purists. There are four Group 1 spring races on the card: the Victoria Derby (2500m),  Kennedy Cantala (1600m), Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) and Empire Rose Stakes (1600m).

Sydney’s Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) can act as a fairly effective lead up race to the Carbine Club Stakes. Some horses choose to target the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) prior to stepping down in grade for this race.

Following their run in the Carbine Club Stakes, there are a number of available avenues for horses to pursue. Some head to the paddock, while others stay on for what’s left of the spring racing carnival. The Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m) is one of the elite options for the young milers with the double last completed by Mahuta (2015).

The 2019 Carbine Club Stakes was held on Saturday November 2, 2019 and won by Dalasan.  

Carbine Club Stakes 2019
Date: Saturday November 2, 2019
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $500,000

2019 Carbine Club Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Dalasan
  • 2nd: #6 Brandenburg
  • 3rd: #2 Groundswell

The Leon MacDonald-trained Dalasan gave the field a start but charged home from the back to run over the top of his rivals, holding off the challenge by Brandenburg to secure the Carbine Club Stakes 2019 win and a $1m bonus.

Read more on the 2019 Carbine Club Stakes victory by the Hugh Bowman-ridden Dalasan.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight
1 1 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Hugh Bowman 4 58.5kg $3.40F
2 6 BRANDENBURG (NZ) John Sargent Dwayne Dunn 0.5L 8 57kg $8.50
3 2 GROUNDSWELL Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 1.75L 2 57kg $4.40
4 4 CONQUEROR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 3.5L 1 57kg $21
5 11 KAVALMO (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Walker 4.5L 3 57kg $9.50
6 7 HILO James Cummings Craig Williams 4.7L 9 57kg $9.50
7 8 ROCK AMORE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 7.7L 6 57kg $31
8 3 VINCO Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jamie Kah 10.7L 7 57kg $71
9 5 HEIRBORN (NZ) Anthony Freedman Opie Bosson 18.7L 5 57kg $5
10 10 ROYALTY Tony & Calvin McEvoy Tim Clark 30.7L 10 57kg $101
9 MORENO (NZ) Chris Waller John Allen 0

2019 Carbine Club Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Carbine Club Stakes 2019 odds on the three-year-old milers will be listed below complete with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to back your insider Carbine Club Stakes tips at the best prices.

2019 Carbine Club Stakes Field

The 2019 Carbine Club Stakes field is released on the Wednesday leading-up to VRC Derby Day and will be detailed in full below once announced along with the Carbine Club Stakes barrier draw.

The Carbine Club Stakes 2019 Final Field attracted 11 hopefuls before the early scratching of #9 Moreno. The Anthony Freedman-trained Groundswell and Dalasan for Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas are battling for top spot in betting having run third and fifth respectively in the Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas last start.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 112×1125 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Hugh Bowman 5 58.5kg 93
2 4×133 GROUNDSWELL Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 2 57kg 82
3 313179×388 VINCO Tony & Calvin McEvoy James Doyle 8 57kg 67
4 25×14236 CONQUEROR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 1 57kg 70
5 11×3 HEIRBORN (NZ) Anthony Freedman Opie Bosson 6 57kg 71
6 23×2212 BRANDENBURG (NZ) John Sargent Dwayne Dunn 9 57kg 76
7 4×1162 HILO James Cummings Craig Williams 10 57kg 72
8 574×14 ROCK AMORE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 7 57kg 69
9 63×21 MORENO (NZ) Chris Waller John Allen 4 57kg 64
10 2147 ROYALTY Tony & Calvin McEvoy Tim Clark 11 57kg 61
11 8×51 KAVALMO (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Walker 3 57kg 62

Carbine Club Stakes History

The Carbine Club Stakes is traditionally the first race on the Derby Day schedule. As a result, it is the first event in the four day Flemington Racing Carnival and sets the tone for the massive Group 1 events to follow.

The Carbine Club Stakes was made a listed event in 1983, with Freeze taking it out that year. It was upgraded to Group 3 in 1998, with Toy Carousel the winner.

The Carbine Club Stakes has in the past been sponsored by Inglis.

Notable Carbine Club winners include Brave Salute (1984), Perfect Harmony (1994), Delago Brom (2002) and Mr Chard (2010). In recent history, a large number of horses who appear in the top three Carbine Club Stakes results have also gone on to place in the Sandown Guineas.

Perhaps the most renowned Carbine Club Stakes winners of all is Saintly, who took victory in 1995. Trained by Bart Cummings, Saintly went on to win or place in 21 of 23 starts (winning 10). Some of his scalps include the Group 1 Australian Cup, Group 1 Cox Plate and Group 1 Melbourne Cup.

Carbine Club Stakes results, winners and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Carbine Club Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Dalasan 1 minute 38.05 seconds
2nd Brandenburg
3rd Groundswell
2018
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Ranier 1 minute 36.33 seconds
2nd Wild Planet
3rd Secret Blaze
2017
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Levendi 1 minute 35.35 seconds
2nd Sambro
3rd Irish Vega
2016
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Comin’ Through 1 minute 35.14 seconds
2nd Morton’s Fork
3rd Bezel
2015
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Hi World 1 minute 38.01 seconds
2nd Farolitos
3rd Inauguration
2014
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Kermadec 1 minute 37.3 seconds
2nd Stratum Star
3rd Manhattan Avenue
2013
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Paximadia 1 minute 38.0 seconds
2nd Hucklebuck
3rd Equator
2012
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Lunar Rise 1 minute 35.3 seconds
2nd Tatra
3rd Proverb
2011
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Galah 1 minute 37.8 seconds
2nd Highly Recommended
3rd Saint Etienne
2010
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Mr Chard 1 minute 36.0 seconds
2nd Goldstone
3rd Condelago
2009
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Kidnapped 1 minute 37.8 seconds
2nd Disco Summit
3rd Ruse De Guerre
2008
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Dr Doutes 1 minute 36.2 seconds
2nd Lucky Thunder
3rd Millbank
2007
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Zacroona 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Schilling
3rd Montonari
2006
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Permaiscuous 1 minute 37.1 seconds
2nd Patriotism
3rd Antidotes
2005
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Testafiable 1 minute 36.0 seconds
2nd Fusiachi San
3rd San Vesuvio
2004
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Al Maher 1 minute 37.9 seconds
2nd Squad
3rd Pin Up Boy
2003
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Sir Dex 1 minute 38.9 seconds
2nd Tchaikovsky
3rd Sandy River
2002
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Delago Brom 1 minute 35.1 seconds
2nd Lord Volksraad
3rd Charlie Bub
2001
Carbine Club Stakes
1st All Courage 1 minute 35.1 seconds
2nd Gordo
3rd Road To Dance
2000
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Inspire 1 minute 37.9 seconds
2nd Sporting Scribe
3rd Neptunes Journey

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