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The Turnbull Stakes runs at Flemington Racecourse as a lead-up to other Melbourne Group 1 spring races.
2017 Turnbull Stakes Results
- 1st: #2 Winx
- 2nd: #3 Ventura Storm
- 3rd: #1 Humidor
Turnbull Stakes News
The Turnbull Stakes is a Group 1 race for staying types held in early October at Flemington Racecourse.
The Turnbull Stakes originally ran on the same Saturday as the Epsom Handicap at Randwick, but Victorian Racing Club (VRC) rescheduled the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival program to account for the AFL Grand Final in Victoria. Offering $500,000 in prize money, the Turnbull Stakes is the marquee race at the meeting.
There are four other Group status races on the Turnbull Stakes Day card with the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m), the Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1400m), Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) and the Group 3 The Bart Cummings (2500m) for Caulfield Cup types.
|2017 Turnbull Stakes|
|Date:||Saturday October 7 , 2017|
|Conditions:||4YO & Up – Set Weights + Penalties|
The Turnbull Stakes is for four-year-old entries and up run under set weight conditions plus penalties. Offering a generous prize purse of over $500 000, this 2000m middle-distance event always attracts an elite field of highly competitive runners, many of which use the race as a key lead-up to the carnival’s feature races including the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. Since being awarded Group 1 status however, the Turnbull Stakes is now seen as a premier race in its own right and not simply a preparatory race. As the first quality middle-distance race at the carnival, the Turnbull Stakes provides stayers with a chance to run over the more suitable 2000m building up to the longer 2400m and 3200m races later in the spring.
In past years the Turnbull Stakes has proven a truly excellent guide to the spring feature races, with the Turnbull Stakes providing a number of Melbourne Cup , Caulfield Cup winners and Cox Plate winners. The Turnbull Stakes paired with any of these three later events makes for some great betting doubles throughout the carnival.
In 2017, the Turnbull Stakes took place Flemington on Saturday October 7 , 2017.
2017 Turnbull Stakes Results
- 1st: #2 Winx
- 2nd: #3 Ventura Storm
- 3rd: #1 Humidor
Check out the official Turnbull Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more on the outstanding six and a half length win by the world’s best mare Winx who easily accounted for her rivals in her Flemington debut posting her 21st consecutive triumph and becoming a 14-time Group 1 winner.
|1||2||WINX||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||–||2||57kg||$1.20F|
|2||3||VENTURA STORM (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||6.5L||5||56.5kg||$17|
|3||1||HUMIDOR (NZ)||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||7.25L||4||59kg||$7.50|
|4||4||ASSIGN (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||9L||6||56.5kg||$51|
|5||6||SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Damien Oliver||11.25L||7||54.5kg||$31|
|6||5||MAGICOOL||Tony Romeo||Christopher Brown||26.25L||1||54.5kg||$201|
|7||7||SKYFIRE||Amy Johnston||Dwayne Dunn||26.45L||3||54.5kg||$201|
2017 Turnbull Stakes Odds & Betting
The Turnbull Stakes 2017 betting markets and updated odds from Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as released.
2017 Turnbull Stakes odds are dominated by super mare Winx who is on track to have her first run at Flemington in the race on way to a shot at a third Ladbrokes Cox Plate win.
2017 Turnbull Stakes Field
The Turnbull Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of spring gallopers each year coming via a host of different lead-up races including the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) run the Sunday prior at Caulfield. Plenty of runners come into the Turnbull Stakes field off a Sydney campaign and in 2015 and 2016 both champions of the Flemington Group 1 won the Group 2 Hill Stakes at Randwick in the lead-up with Preferment and Hartnell respectively doing the double.
The official Turnbull Stakes 2017 Final Field & Barriers will be announced on Wednesday October 4, 2017 and published in full below.
Champion mare Winx will face just six rivals in the 2017 Turnbull Stakes Field as she looks to extend her winning streak to 21 straight. Chris Waller’s 13-time Group 1 winner jumps from barrier two in her final Ladbrokes Cox Plate lead-up, with the only foreseeable danger in the Turnbull Stakes field being the Darren Weir-trained Makybe Diva Stakes winning Flemington specialist Humidor.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x42212x681||HUMIDOR (NZ)||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||4||59kg||114|
|2||1x1111x111||WINX||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||2||57kg||132|
|3||01121x5x76||VENTURA STORM (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||5||56.5kg||106|
|4||x9210x71x0||ASSIGN (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||6||56.5kg||104|
|5||0x0x770x00||MAGICOOL||Tony Romeo||Christopher Brown||1||54.5kg||84|
|6||14407x5x86||SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Damien Oliver||7||54.5kg||104|
|7||4113345×75||SKYFIRE||Amy Johnston||Dwayne Dunn||3||54.5kg||61|
2017 Turnbull Stakes Nominations
The 2017 Turnbull Stakes nominations are released by Racing Victoria on Monday October 2 and are tipped to feature Chris Waller’s dual Cox Plate champion Winx who will be after her 21st consecutive win and Group 1 success number 14.
The official 2018 Turnbull Stakes Nominations were extended and now feature 12 hopefuls dominated by Winx who chases her 14th Group 1 success making her Flemington debut in the event on way to a shot at a third consecutive Ladbrokes Cox Plate victory.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|2||x42212x681||HUMIDOR (NZ)||G||5||Darren Weir||2||59kg||114|
|4||01121x5x76||VENTURA STORM (IRE)||H||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||4||56.5kg||106|
|5||x9210x71x0||ASSIGN (IRE)||G||7||Robert Hickmott||5||56.5kg||104|
|6||384x386x51||HARLEM (GB)||H||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||6||55kg||103|
|7||x031x270x0||GALLANTE (IRE)||G||7||Robert Hickmott||7||54.5kg||101|
|9||14407x5x86||SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB)||G||6||Robert Hickmott||9||54.5kg||104|
|10||0x0D71x000||AMRALAH (IRE)||H||8||Robert Hickmott||10||54.5kg||101|
|11||1x8400x725||ABBEY MARIE||M||5||Michael Kent||11||52.5kg||102|
Turnbull Stakes History
Named in honour of the incumbent VRC Chairman Mr. Richard Turnbull, the Turnbull Stakes was first run in 1948 when Beau Gem claimed victory. It was originally a 12 furlong (approx. 2400m) Principal race up until 1972 when the distance was changed to the shorter length of 2000m with Australia’s adoption of the metric system. The race was run as a handicap event through until 1963 when weight-for-age conditions were adopted until 1970 when eventually the Turnbull Stakes became a set weights plus penalties race. In 1979 the event was elevated to Group 2 status and remained the same until 2006 when it was installed as a Group 1 event following the win of the infamous Makybe Diva in 2005.
Notable winners of the Turnbull Stakes include Rising Fast (1954), Galilee (1968), Super Impose (1989), Let’s Elope (1991), Naturalism (1992), Sunline (2000), Northerly (2002) and Efficient (2009). In 2012 Green Moon won the Turnbull Stakes before taking out the ‘race that stops the nation’ with a Melbourne Cup victory two starts later on the first Tuesday of November.
To most famous recent Turnbull Stakes winner was Winx who won her Flemington debut in the race in 2017 by six and a half lengths.
|Turnbull Stakes Records|
|Multiple Winners:||Comic Court (1949 & 1950), Vo Rogue (1987 & 1988).|
|Most Successful Jockeys:||Two jockeys have won four Turnbull Stakes.
Harry White with Lefroy (1978), No Peer (1981), Birchwood (1982) and Just Now (1986).
R. Higgins with Sir Dane (1964), Galilee (1968), Leilani (1974) and Denise’s Joy (1976).
Recent Turnbull Stakes Winners
|2018 Turnbull Stakes||1st||TBD||TBD|
|2017 Turnbull Stakes||1st||Winx||2 minutes 2.07 seconds|
|2016 Turnbull Stakes||1st||Hartnell||2 minutes 1.03 seconds|
|2015 Turnbull Stakes||1st||Preferment||2 minutes 1.34 seconds|
|2014 Turnbull Stakes||1st||Lucia Valentina||2 minutes 1.84 seconds|
|2013 Turnbull Stakes||1st||Happy Trails||2 minutes 2.94 seconds|
|2nd||Puissance De Lune|
|2012 Turnbull Stakes||1st||Green Moon||2 minutes 2.11 seconds|
|2011 Turnbull Stakes||1st||December Draw||2 minutes 3.98 seconds|
|2010 Turnbull Stakes||1st||Zipping||2 minutes 3.23 seconds|
|2009 Turnbull Stakes||1st||Efficient||2 minutes 1.6 seconds|
|2008 Turnbull Stakes||1st||Littorio||2 minutes 2.4 seconds|
|2007 Turnbull Stakes||1st||Devil Moon||2 minutes 3.4 seconds|
|2006 Turnbull Stakes||1st||Sphenophyta||2 minutes 1.9 seconds|
|2nd||Our Smoking Joe|
|3rd||Aqua D Amore|
|2005 Turnbull Stakes||1st||Makybe Diva||2 minutes 1.5 seconds|
|2nd||Lad Of The Manor|
|2004 Turnbull Stakes||1st||Elvstroem||2 minutes 0.4 seconds|
|2003 Turnbull Stakes||1st||Studebaker||2 minutes 4 seconds|
|2002 Turnbull Stakes||1st||Northerly||2 minutes 2.3 seconds|
|2nd||Dash For Cash|
|3rd||Fields Of Omagh|
|2001 Turnbull Stakes||1st||Sunline||2 minutes 3.9 seconds|
|2000 Turnbull Stakes||1st||Fairway||2 minutes 2.2 seconds|