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.

2017 Carbine Club Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Levendi
  • 2nd: #5 Sambro
  • 3rd: #16 Irish Vega



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 $200,000 prize money.

The Carbine Club Stakes shares a race program with nine 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 Mile (1600m), Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) and Myer Classic (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 2017 Carbine Club Stakes was held on Saturday November 4, 2017 .

Carbine Club Stakes 2017
Date: Saturday November 4, 2017
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2017 Carbine Club Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Levendi
  • 2nd: #5 Sambro
  • 3rd: #16 Irish Vega

See below for the full Carbine Club Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the win by race favourite Levendi ($4) who showed a good late turn of foot to salute in a gutsy effort for the Derby Day punters.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 7 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 5 56kg $4F
2 5 SAMBRO Chris Waller Michael Walker 0.3L 9 56kg $11
3 16 IRISH VEGA Anthony Freedman Tommy Berry 0.4L 4 56kg $21
4 2 BEAU GESTE James Cummings Damian Lane 0.6L 3 56kg $10
5 1 SNITZEPEG Darren Weir Craig Williams 0.7L 6 57kg $7.50
6 15 RELLSON (NZ) Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 1.7L 11 56kg $17
7 11 OCTABELLO Mick Price Michael Dee 2.45L 2 56kg $12
8 3 GAULOIS James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 2.55L 15 56kg $7
9 9 HYPNOTIST Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2.65L 14 56kg $19
10 12 ALMIGHTY Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 4.9L 10 56kg $41
11 13 GIVE John Moloney Patrick Moloney 5.1L 8 56kg $151
12 8 PASEETO Tony McEvoy Ms Jamie Kah 5.3L 13 56kg $15
13 4 DANGER DEAL Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jeff Lloyd 6.55L 1 56kg $61
14 10 LORD SUNDOWNER Mick Price Jake Noonan 10.55L 12 56kg $26
15 14 MACTIER Mick Price Noel Callow 14.8L 7 56kg $41
6 KAONIC (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 0

2017 Carbine Club Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #1 Snitzepeg
  • 2nd: #7 Levendi
  • 3rd: #4 Sambro

Read our full VRC Derby Day 2017 Tips and Carbine Club Stakes Betting Preview.

Carbine Club Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Carbine Club Stakes 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.

2017 Carbine Club Stakes Field

The 2017 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 2017 Final Field features 16 hopefuls and the Darren Weir-trained Snitepeg is drawn better than mid-field in gate six chasing a third win on the trot after back-to-back 1400m wins at Flemington and Caulfield respectively. Goldolphin’s last start Kembla Grange winner Gaulois drew the outside alley, while roughie hope Danger Dean has barrier one. Trainer Chris Waller saddles-up two chances with the in-form duo Sambro and Kaonic, while Lord Sundowner shapes-up as a danger from the Mick Price stables.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2150×52411 SNITZEPEG Darren Weir Craig Williams 6 57kg 80
2 1×3137 BEAU GESTE James Cummings Damian Lane 3 56kg 76
3 32x321x21 GAULOIS James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 16 56kg 74
4 322234×160 DANGER DEAL Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jeff Lloyd 1 56kg 64
5 43135×7233 SAMBRO Chris Waller Michael Walker 9 56kg 73
6 311 KAONIC (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 11 56kg 70
7 1×166 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 5 56kg 70
8 4x353x11 PASEETO Tony McEvoy Ms Jamie Kah 14 56kg 72
9 1×1154 HYPNOTIST Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 15 56kg 71
10 52×3112 LORD SUNDOWNER Mick Price Jake Noonan 13 56kg 69
11 1×18 OCTABELLO Mick Price Michael Dee 2 56kg 68
12 3231×6 ALMIGHTY Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 10 56kg 62
13 249×641709 GIVE John Moloney Patrick Moloney 8 56kg 60
14 1×885 MACTIER Mick Price Noel Callow 7 56kg 61
15 414 RELLSON (NZ) Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 12 56kg 64
16 14 IRISH VEGA Anthony Freedman Tommy Berry 4 56kg 63

2017 Carbine Club Stakes Nominations

The 2017 Carbine Club Stakes nominations are released by Racing Victoria on the Monday of race week, the full list of early entries to be published right here.

The Carbine Club Stakes 2017 Nominations attracted 20 three-year-old milers led by the Darren Weir-trained Snitzepeg coming off back-to-back Melbourne black-type wins in October.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2150×52411 SNITZEPEG C 3 Darren Weir 1 57kg 80
2 1×3137 BEAU GESTE C 3 James Cummings 2 56kg 76
3 32x321x21 GAULOIS C 3 James Cummings 3 56kg 74
4 322234×160 DANGER DEAL G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 4 56kg 64
5 43135×7233 SAMBRO C 3 Chris Waller 5 56kg 73
6 311 KAONIC (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 6 56kg 70
7 1×166 LEVENDI C 3 Peter Gelagotis 7 56kg 70
8 4x353x11 PASEETO C 3 Tony McEvoy 8 56kg 72
9 1×1154 HYPNOTIST C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 9 56kg 71
10 52×3112 LORD SUNDOWNER G 3 Mick Price 10 56kg 69
11 1×18 OCTABELLO C 3 Mick Price 11 56kg 68
12 3231×6 ALMIGHTY C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 12 56kg 62
13 249×641709 GIVE C 3 John Moloney 13 56kg 60
14 314 VILLERMONT C 3 Aaron Purcell 14 56kg 63
15 7×14 SKY BOY G 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings 15 56kg 62
16 2231 FREE FLY TOO C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 16 56kg 65
17 414 RELLSON (NZ) C 3 Aaron Purcell 17 56kg 64
18 210 WOULDA THOUGHT SO G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 18 56kg 63
19 1×885 MACTIER G 3 Mick Price 19 56kg 61
20 14 IRISH VEGA G 3 Anthony Freedman 20 56kg 63

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
2018
Carbine Club Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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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