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.

2017 Thoroughbred Club Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Invincible Star
  • 2nd: #10 Counterplay
  • 3rd: #3 Jorda



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 $150,000 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.

The 2017 Thoroughbred Club Stakes ran on October 14, 2017 .

Thoroughbred Club Stakes 2017
Date: October 14, 2017
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies SWP
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2017 Thoroughbred Club Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Invincible Star
  • 2nd: #10 Counterplay
  • 3rd: #3 Jorda
Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight
1 1 INVINCIBLE STAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 15 57kg
2 10 COUNTERPLAY Phillip Stokes Noel Callow 4L 11 55kg
3 3 JORDA James Cummings Glyn Schofield 4.2L 1 56kg
4 2 SPLIT LIP Will Clarken Ms Linda Meech 5.95L 3 56kg
5 9 TRUE EXCELSIOR (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Daniel Moor 6.7L 4 55kg
6 8 LUQYAA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 7L 16 55kg
7 13 JOSEPHINE SEA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 7.1L 6 55kg
8 5 WANTED DIVA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 7.85L 9 55.5kg
9 12 FROM THE CLOUDS Matt Laurie Michael Dee 8.6L 8 55kg
10 7 JE SUIS TYCOON Henry Dwyer Chris Parnham 8.7L 14 55kg
11 14 BEERZATBERNZ (NZ) Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 8.9L 7 55kg
12 16 THE QUEEN’S REWARD Byron Cozamanis Daniel Stackhouse 9L 2 55kg
13 18e REWARDING LAUGHTER Eric Musgrove Dean Yendall 9.1L 10 55kg
14 4 UNDOUBTABLE MISS Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil 9.3L 13 55.5kg
15 15 DIVINE MESSENGER Robert Smerdon Ben Melham 9.7L 12 55kg
16 17e EXTREME BLISS David Brideoake Ryan Maloney 10.2L 5 55kg
19e NAANTALI (NZ) Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 0
6 RIVER JEWEL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 0
11 TARCOOLA SPIRIT Jason Warren Ben Allen (a) 0

Thoroughbred Club Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Thoroughbred Club Stakes 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.

2017 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 2017 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 capacity line-up of three-year-old fillies have been accepted for the Thoroughbred Club Stakes 2017 Field this Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day including the Lindsay Park-trained Luquaa who has work to do from the far outside barrier (19 into 16), while the Goldolphin’s Gimcrack Stakes winner from last October Jorda gets the rails run from barrier one.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1x6x7 INVINCIBLE STAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 18 57kg 74
2 33x116x424 SPLIT LIP Will Clarken Ms Linda Meech 3 56kg 72
3 1×38 JORDA James Cummings Glyn Schofield 1 56kg 75
4 221×750 UNDOUBTABLE MISS Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil 16 55.5kg 69
5 011×6 WANTED DIVA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 9 55.5kg 68
6 4217×8 RIVER JEWEL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 14 55.5kg 65
7 271×3 JE SUIS TYCOON Henry Dwyer Chris Parnham 17 55kg 68
8 9x125x3 LUQYAA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 19 55kg 67
9 32×1343 TRUE EXCELSIOR (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Daniel Moor 4 55kg 65
10 11×28 COUNTERPLAY Phillip Stokes Noel Callow 11 55kg 66
11 1×102 TARCOOLA SPIRIT Jason Warren Ben Allen (a) 15 55kg 67
12 07x6x131x6 FROM THE CLOUDS Matt Laurie Michael Dee 8 55kg 66
13 133x JOSEPHINE SEA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 6 55kg 64
14 156x BEERZATBERNZ (NZ) Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 7 55kg 65
15 0x21 DIVINE MESSENGER Robert Smerdon Ben Melham 12 55kg 66
16 12 THE QUEEN’S REWARD Byron Cozamanis Daniel Stackhouse 2 55kg 63
17e 615 EXTREME BLISS David Brideoake Ryan Maloney 5 55kg 63
18e 14 REWARDING LAUGHTER Eric Musgrove Dean Yendall 10 55kg 63
19e 1 NAANTALI (NZ) Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 13 55kg 63

2017 Thoroughbred Club Stakes Nominations

The 2017 Thoroughbred Club Stakes nominations are taken by Racing Victoria on the Monday leading up to Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day each October and will be available below in full.

The Thoroughbred Club Stakes 2017 nominations drew a bumper 22 three-year-old fillies including the Lindsay Park-trained stakes placed Luqyaa, last start Champagne Stakes third placegetter behind Houtzen True Excelsior and Group 3 winner Invincible Star.

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. Even though the race rarely produces a multiple Group 1 winner, quite a few talented horses have gone through it.

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) and Missy Longstocking (2013). Thoroughbred Club Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.

Thoroughbred Club Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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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