Thoroughbred Club Stakes

The 2016 Thoroughbred Club Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Caulfield Racecourse.

Thoroughbred Club Stakes News

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The 2016 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: Caulfield Guineas Day. The Thoroughbred Club Stakes forms part of a massive race card full of Black-Type events, which include the: Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m), Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m), Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m), the 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. 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.

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 2016 Thoroughbred Club Stakes will be run on October 8, 2016.

Thoroughbred Club Stakes 2016
Date: October 8, 2016, 2016
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies SWP
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

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 are detailed in the table below complete with links to

2016 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 2016 Thoroughbred Club Stakes field and barrier draw were released on Wednesday October 5 and features a full line-up of 16 fillies including Merriest and the returning John Sargent-trained In The Vanguard.

See below for the full 2016 Thoroughbred Club Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw, following the link for a detailed race preview.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 4414×601 SELENIA Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil (a) 9 57kg 79
2 16×813 MERRIEST Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 16 56kg 77
3 12x11x36 MY COUNTRY Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 10 56kg 75
4 1xPx17x CONCHITA Paul Perry Craig Williams 8 56kg 63
5 1×02 MODERN WONDER Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 13 56kg 71
6 2x421x4 PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Kerrin McEvoy 2 55kg 70
7 2x234x SOVIET SECRET Sam Pritchard-Gordon Chris Parnham 6 55kg 70
8 224×21 SUMMER GLEN Mick Price Michael Dee (a) 4 55kg 64
9 17x722x1 BRULEE Peter Robl Nicholas Hall 15 55kg 71
10 12x IN THE VANGUARD John Sargent Michael Walker 1 55kg 75
11 9x21x2 STOP MAKING SENSE Ciaron Maher Luke Nolen 7 55kg 68
12 152 COCOEXCEL Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 11 55kg 65
13 1×721 MOONLOVER Matt Laurie Ben Melham 14 55kg 67
14 9x115x ANGHARAD John O’Shea James McDonald 3 55kg 66
15 65×6421 FILLE CHAMPAGNE Pat Hyland Ryan Maloney 5 55kg 60
16 1×0 HEAR THE CHANT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 12 55kg 66

2016 Thoroughbred Club Stakes Nominations

The 2016 Thoroughbred Club Stakes nominations were taken by Racing Victoria on Monday October 3 and feature a bumper 24 three-year-old fillies including the MVRC Champagne Stakes winner Selenia and the in-form Danny O’Brien-trained Merriest.

Check out the official 2016 Thoroughbred Club Stakes Nominations below.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 4414×601 SELENIA F 3 Robbie Griffiths 1 57kg 79
2 60x4116x20 TRIS F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 2 57kg 69
3 16×813 MERRIEST F 3 Danny O’Brien 3 56kg 77
4 12x11x36 MY COUNTRY F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 4 56kg 75
5 1xPx17x CONCHITA F 3 Paul Perry 5 56kg 63
6 1×02 MODERN WONDER F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 6 56kg 71
7 177×88 WANT TO ROCK F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 7 55.5kg 66
8 2x421x4 PROMPT RESPONSE F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 8 55kg 70
9 2x234x SOVIET SECRET F 3 Sam Pritchard-Gordon 9 55kg 70
10 224×21 SUMMER GLEN F 3 Mick Price 10 55kg 64
11 17x722x1 BRULEE F 3 Peter Robl 11 55kg 71
12 12x IN THE VANGUARD F 3 John Sargent 12 55kg 75
13 2816×1 SUSPENDERS F 3 Gerald Ryan 13 55kg 67
14 9x21x2 STOP MAKING SENSE F 3 Ciaron Maher 14 55kg 68
15 29×45 SMART AMELIA F 3 James Cummings 15 55kg 65
16 152 COCOEXCEL F 3 Chris Waller 16 55kg 65
17 1×721 MOONLOVER F 3 Matt Laurie 17 55kg 67
18 9x115x ANGHARAD F 3 John O’Shea 18 55kg 66
19 2021 WANTED TO SING F 3 Matt Laurie 19 55kg 62
20 65×6421 FILLE CHAMPAGNE F 3 Pat Hyland 20 55kg 60
21 1×0 HEAR THE CHANT F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 21 55kg 66
22 217 IN CONTEMPT F 3 Darren Weir 22 55kg 63
23 22 IN TIMES OF WAR F 3 Chris Waller 23 55kg 60
24 13 SNEAKERS (NZ) F 3 Nigel Blackiston 24 55kg 63

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
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Serene Majesty 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Earthquake 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Tawteen
3rd More Radiant
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Missy Longstocking 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Anatina
3rd Bulbula
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Cavalry Rose 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Mareeza
3rd Saturn Rock
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Platelet 1 minute 11.9 seconds
2nd The Fairy’s Kiss
3rd Hollyweird
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Solar Charged 1 minute 09.1 seconds
2nd Jesse’s Girl
3rd Dance Of The Ocean
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Avenue 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd Headway
3rd Kanzan
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Damselfly 1 minute 11.7 seconds
2nd Impressive Eagle
3rd Okaylah
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Gamble Me 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Vivacious Spirit
3rd Belcentra
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Splashing Out 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Corton Charlemagne
3rd Flame Of Sydney
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Queen Of The Hill 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Jadescent
3rd Readyforcatherine
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Emlozza 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Miss Mooney Mooney
3rd Tahni Girl
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Crown Princess 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Harley Ma
3rd Beautiful Gem
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Innovation Girl 1 minute 09.5 seconds
2nd Sensational Spot
3rd Toast Of The Coast
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Patterns 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Hello Boys
3rd Swing A Deal
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Arrabeea 1 minute 11.4 seconds
2nd Queen
3rd Belle Ball