Carbine Club Stakes

The Carbine Club Stakes is a Group 3 mile event held at Flemington Racecourse on Victoria Derby Day on the Saturday prior to Melbourne Cup Day.

2022 Carbine Club Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Kaizad
  • 2nd: #2 Heman
  • 3rd: #1 Brave Mead



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 $500,000 in prize money after stakes were doubled in 2021.

The Carbine Club Stakes shares a race program with eight other Group status races making VRC Derby Day an event for racing purists. There are three Group 1 spring races on the card: the Victoria Derby (2500m), Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) and Empire Rose Stakes (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 2021 Carbine Club Stakes form was franked with the winner Fangirl returning the following autumn to win the 2022 Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes.

The 2023 Carbine Club Stakes was held on Saturday November 4, 2023 as part of VRC Derby Day at HQ and saw the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Kaizad ($11) lead all-the-way for an impressive upset in the first.

Carbine Club Stakes 2023
Date: Saturday November 4, 2023
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $500,000

2023 Carbine Club Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Kaizad ($11)
  • 2nd: #2 Heman
  • 3rd: #1 Brave Mead

Progressive Capitalist gelding Kaizad ($11) lead from barrier to box to post an impressive half-length upset for the Waterhouse / Bott stable in the 2023 Carbine Club Stakes results to kick off the Derby Day racing action at Flemington.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 KAIZAD Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 6 57kg $11
2 2 HEMAN Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 0.5L 2 57kg $3.10
3 1 BRAVE MEAD Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Spencer 1.25L 5 58kg $3F
4 7 ERSA Ben, Will & JD Hayes John Allen 2L 1 55kg $11
5 9 JUST IN TIME Richard & Will Freedman Damien Oliver 3L 7 55kg $18
6 8 MAH ALI Benjamin Smith Ms Winona Costin 3.75L 4 55kg $201
7 5 INFLUENTIAL Chris Waller James McDonald 4.15L 3 57kg $4.40
8 4 CRITIQUE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Opie Bosson 4.25L 8 57kg $26
9 6 ROVNO AMBER Shane Nichols Zac Spain 11.25L 9 57kg $51

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Carbine Club Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Carbine Club Stakes 2023 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.

Fangirl ($2 in 2021) was the last Carbine Club Stakes favourite to salute for the punters.

There was a notable upset in 2022 with Perfect Thought winning at Carbine Club Stakes odds of 25/1.

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2023 Carbine Club Stakes Form Guide

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2023 Carbine Club Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Carbine Club Stakes 2023 Tips on the VRC Derby Day support act this spring.

  • To Win: #1 Brave Mead ($2.80 at time of publish) – BET NOW

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained favourite Brave Mead looks a hard to beat favourite to kick off Derby Day with a win for the punters. The nicely-bred Brave Smash colt is a three-time winner from seven starts coming into this Group 3 with the confidence of a last 1400m win at Caulfield. He’s got black-type winning form and is a Group 1 performer from the autumn with a run behind Militarize in the Sires’ in Sydney. Came from mid-field to win last time out suggesting he’ll run out the mile and is going good enough to back here.

2023 Carbine Club Stakes Field

The 2023 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 2023 Carbine Club Stakes final field features a smart line-up of promising three-year-old milers led in betting by last start Caulfield winner Brave Mead from the Maher/ Eustace stable.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3118×321 BRAVE MEAD Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Spencer 5 58kg 81
2 12×84 HEMAN Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 2 57kg 70
3 6×2213 KAIZAD Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 6 57kg 67
4 510×516 CRITIQUE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Opie Bosson 8 57kg 67
5 254×1 INFLUENTIAL Chris Waller James McDonald 3 57kg 64
6 6×3714 ROVNO AMBER Shane Nichols Zac Spain 9 57kg 62
7 0512 ERSA Ben, Will & JD Hayes John Allen 1 55kg 65
8 49×5167 MAH ALI Benjamin Smith Ms Winona Costin 4 55kg 62
9 1 JUST IN TIME Richard & Will Freedman Damien Oliver 7 55kg 63

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Carbine Club Stakes Nominations

Early nominations for the Carbine Club Stakes in 2023 close the Monday of race week and will be made available below once released.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 3118×321 BRAVE MEAD C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 81
2 510×516 CRITIQUE C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 67
3 0512 ERSA F 3 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 65
4 12×84 HEMAN C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 70
5 254×1 INFLUENTIAL G 3 Chris Waller 64
6 1 JUST IN TIME F 3 Richard & Will Freedman 63
7 6×2213 KAIZAD G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 67
8 206×17 MAGIC MOGUL G 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 62
9 49×5167 MAH ALI F 3 Benjamin Smith 62
10 6x220x2551 MOJAVE DESERT C 3 Chris Waller 69
11 6×3714 ROVNO AMBER C 3 Shane Nichols 62
12 1×213 SENTIMENTAL FLAME F 3 Travis Doudle 64
13 04×12604 SUBRISING F 3 Nigel Blackiston 64
14 1262 VERDAD G 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 76
15 31 WARMONGER (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 62

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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.

In 2021 three-length winner Fangirl for Chris Waller became the first filly to win the Carbine Club Stakes in 15 years.

Carbine Club Stakes results, winners and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Carbine Club Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2023
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Kaizad 1 minute 35.62 seconds
2nd Heman
3rd Brave Mead
2022
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Perfect Thought 1 minute 37.89 seconds
2nd Elkington Road
3rd The Fortune Teller
2021
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Fangirl 1 minute 35.86 seconds
2nd Brigantine
3rd Daily Bugle
2020
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Crosshaven 1 minute 36.32 seconds
2nd Aysar
3rd Horrifying / Endanger (Dead Heat)
2019
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Dalasan 1 minute 38.05 seconds
2nd Brandenburg
3rd Groundswell
2018
Carbine Club Stakes
1st Ranier 1 minute 36.33 seconds
2nd Wild Planet
3rd Secret Blaze
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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