Thoroughbred Club Stakes

The Thoroughbred Club Stakes is a Group 3 sprint for three-year-old fillies held at Caulfield Racecourse on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day in October.

2019 Thoroughbred Club Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 California Zimbol
  • 2nd: #2 Loving Gaby
  • 3rd: #8 Don'ttelltheboss



The Thoroughbred Club Stakes is a Group 3 1200m sprint conducted at Caulfield Racecourse during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Held under set weights plus penalties conditions and restricted to three year old fillies, the Thoroughbred Club Stakes provides a perfect opportunity for young fillies to showcase their talent in a highly competitive environment. With $200,000 prize money on offer, this is a lucrative race for connections of the winner.

The Thoroughbred Club Stakes falls on one of the most prestigious days of Victorian racing: Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day. The Thoroughbred Club Stakes forms part of a massive race card full of Black-Type events, which include the: Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m), Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m), Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m), the Ladbrokes.com.au sponsored Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m), Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m) and Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) for stayers eyeing a Caulfield Cup ballot exemption.

The Group 3 MVRC Champagne Stakes is a good lead up event to watch, as a number of fillies come via there including Invincible Star (7th in 2017). In 2008, for example, Impressive Eagle improved on a Champagne Stakes third to take out second in this event. In 2009, Avenue won both events. The next year, Solar Charged came second in both events. The year after that (2011), Platelet won this following a second in the Champagne Stakes. In 2016 Hear The Chant improved on a lead-up last in the Champagne Stakes at Moonee Valley for her win.

Following a good run in the Thoroughbred Club Stakes, fillies might continue on to any number of races, depending on their preferred campaign. The Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes, the Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes and the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes have all been won by fillies who had admirable runs in the Thoroughbred Club Stakes.

In 2018 the Thoroughbred Club Stakes winner Sunlight went on to beat the boys in the Coolmore Stud Stakes. She also won the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap / William Reid Stakes double down the Flemington straight the following autumn.

The 2019 Thoroughbred Club Stakes ran on Saturday October 12, 2019 and was won in an upset by the Team Snowden-trained California Zimbol. 

Thoroughbred Club Stakes 2019
Date: Saturday October 12, 2019
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $1200,000

2019 Thoroughbred Club Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 California Zimbol
  • 2nd: #2 Loving Gaby
  • 3rd: #8 Don’ttelltheboss

The Team Snowden-trained last start winner California Zimbol was too good for her rivals on Caulfield Guineas Day winning the meeting’s opening Group race with a powerful 2.25 length upset over the odds-on favourite, Loving Gaby.

Read more on the win by potential 2019 Coolmore Stud Stakes-bound California Zimbol.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 6 CALIFORNIA ZIMBOL Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 6 55kg $4.20
2 2 LOVING GABY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 2.25L 7 57kg $1.85F
3 8 DON’TTELLTHEBOSS Robbie Griffiths Dean Yendall 4.25L 4 55kg $10
4 5 ATHIRI James Cummings James McDonald 5L 8 55kg $7
5 4 LANKAN STAR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 5.3L 1 55kg $31
6 12 BACKPEDAL Andrew Noblet Jamie Kah 7.55L 3 55kg $14
7 11 ZOUPINO Lloyd Kennewell Zac Spain 7.95L 2 55kg $61
8 9 CROWNED LIZZIE Daniel Bowman Declan Bates 8.95L 5 55kg $71
1 ANAHEED Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 0
10 SANDSATION Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 0
3 LI’L KONTRA Ryan Balfour Dwayne Dunn 0
7 KNOWLES Jason Warren Ben Allen 0

2019 Thoroughbred Club Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Thoroughbred Club Stakes 2019 odds and betting markets on this year’s line-up of hopeful three-year-old fillies will be detailed in a table below complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au as soon as markets on the Caulfield Group 3 are released.

2019 Thoroughbred Club Stakes Field

The Thoroughbred Club Stakes field tends to attract handy fillies with fairly extensive black-type experience. Fillies tend to contest the Thoroughbred Club Stakes field following success in other black-type events, rather than stepping up to it for the first time.

The 2019 Thoroughbred Club Stakes field and barrier draw are released on the Wednesday of race week and will be provided for punters in full below as soon as released by Racing Victoria.

A dozen fillies make-up the Thoroughbred Club Stakes 2019 Final Field including multiple Group 1 placegetter Loving Gaby who resumed with a first-up Group 3 win at The Valley.

Update: The field is down to just eight runners with three early scratchings: #1 Anaheed (7), #3 Li’l Kontra (10), perennial placegetter #10 Sandsation (12) who drew the outside alley and #7 Knowles (4).

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x51461x935 ANAHEED Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 7 58kg 88
2 16422×1 LOVING GABY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 9 57kg 99
3 22213131×2 LI’L KONTRA Ryan Balfour Dwayne Dunn 10 57kg 78
4 x14209x749 LANKAN STAR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 1 55kg 77
5 x34334x553 ATHIRI James Cummings James McDonald 11 55kg 77
6 152×1 CALIFORNIA ZIMBOL Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 8 55kg 74
7 6x02x10 KNOWLES Jason Warren Ben Allen 4 55kg 63
8 3184 DON’TTELLTHEBOSS Robbie Griffiths Dean Yendall 5 55kg 65
9 12 CROWNED LIZZIE Daniel Bowman Declan Bates 6 55kg 63
10 2×22 SANDSATION Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 12 55kg 61
11 18 ZOUPINO Lloyd Kennewell Zac Spain 2 55kg 62
12 16 BACKPEDAL Andrew Noblet Jamie Kah 3 55kg 64

Thoroughbred Club Stakes History

Inaugurated in 1976, the Thoroughbred Club Stakes has had plenty of time to become an accepted and almost fundamental feature of the spring racing carnival. There’s little doubt that the Thoroughbred Club Stakes plays an important role in the development of a lot of young fillies.

Between its inception and 1999, the Thoroughbred Club Stakes was held over 1400m. At 1200m, the Thoroughbred Club Stakes today occupies an important slot on the first day of the three day Caulfield Cup Carnival, Caulfield Guineas Day.

Notable Thoroughbred Club Stakes winners include Boardwalk Angel (1988), Vigil (1995), Cornwall Queen (1997), Queen Of The Hill (2005), Platelet (2011), Missy Longstocking (2013), Earthquake (2014) and Sunlight (2018). Thoroughbred Club Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.

Thoroughbred Club Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st California Zimbol 1 minute 9.89 seconds
2nd Loving Gaby
3rd Don’ttelltheboss
2018
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Sunlight 1 minute 10.15 seconds
2nd Humma Humma
3rd Meryl
2017
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Invincible Star 1 minute 9.52 seconds
2nd Counterplay
3rd Jorda
2016
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Hear The Chant 1 minute 9.76 seconds
2nd My Country
3rd Modern Wonder
2015
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Serene Majesty 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Secret Agenda
3rd Harlem River
2014
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Earthquake 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Tawteen
3rd More Radiant
2013
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Missy Longstocking 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Anatina
3rd Bulbula
2012
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Cavalry Rose 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Mareeza
3rd Saturn Rock
2011
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Platelet 1 minute 11.9 seconds
2nd The Fairy’s Kiss
3rd Hollyweird
2010
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Solar Charged 1 minute 09.1 seconds
2nd Jesse’s Girl
3rd Dance Of The Ocean
2009
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Avenue 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd Headway
3rd Kanzan
2008
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Damselfly 1 minute 11.7 seconds
2nd Impressive Eagle
3rd Okaylah
2007
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Gamble Me 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Vivacious Spirit
3rd Belcentra
2006
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Splashing Out 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Corton Charlemagne
3rd Flame Of Sydney
2005
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Queen Of The Hill 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Jadescent
3rd Readyforcatherine
2004
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Emlozza 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Miss Mooney Mooney
3rd Tahni Girl
2003
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Crown Princess 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Harley Ma
3rd Beautiful Gem
2002
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Innovation Girl 1 minute 09.5 seconds
2nd Sensational Spot
3rd Toast Of The Coast
2001
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Patterns 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Hello Boys
3rd Swing A Deal
2000
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Arrabeea 1 minute 11.4 seconds
2nd Queen
3rd Belle Ball

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