Thoroughbred Club Stakes

The Thoroughbred Club Stakes is a Group 3 sprint for three-year-old fillies known in 2021 as the Maroona Stakes held at Caulfield Racecourse on Caulfield Guineas Day in October.

2021 Thoroughbred Club Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Sneaky Five
  • 2nd: #8 New York Baby
  • 3rd: #3 Crystal Bound



The Thoroughbred Club Stakes – currently run as the Maroona 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: 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), the 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.

More recently the 2019 Champagne Stakes winner Loving Gaby ran second in the Thoroughbred Club Stakes results before backing-up to win the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at The Valley on Cox Plate Eve.

In 2020 Swats That became the latest filly to complete the MVRC Champagne Stakes – Thoroughbred Club Stakes double. She then ran second in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes down the straight at Flemington.

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 2021 Thoroughbred Club Stakes ran on Saturday October 9, 2021 and was won in an upset by last year’s $1 million Golden Gift winner Sneaky Five at 25/1. 

Thoroughbred Club Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday October 9, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 Thoroughbred Club Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Sneaky Five ($26)
  • 2nd: #8 New York Baby
  • 3rd: #3 Crystal Bound
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 SNEAKY FIVE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 11 57kg $26
2 8 NEW YORK BABY Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Oliver 0.75L 9 56kg $7
3 3 CRYSTAL BOUND Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 0.95L 1 57kg $4.40
4 1 SERADESS Mark & Levi Kavanagh Luke Currie 1.15L 5 58kg $9.50
5 4 ROBODIRA John O’Shea Brett Prebble 1.35L 2 56kg $7
6 5 LARKSPUR RUN James Cummings Craig Williams 1.45L 6 56kg $8
7 11 SPINNING Tom Dabernig Daniel Stackhouse 2.2L 8 56kg $21
8 15 STAR WALTZ Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 2.95L 3 56kg $26
9 9 ALL ABOUT EVE Andrew Noblet Billy Egan 3.45L 12 56kg $81
10 13 DUEASTAR Matthew Williams Dean Yendall 4.95L 4 56kg $41
11 12 SHIHONKA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jordan Childs 5.35L 7 56kg $4.20F
12 14 FOREVER AND A DAY Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 25.35L 10 56kg $81
10 DECENT RAINE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 0
6 A VERY FINE RED Mark Newnham 0
7 FROST FLOWERS Anthony & Sam Freedman Craig Newitt 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Thoroughbred Club Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Thoroughbred Club Stakes 2021 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.

Swats That ($2.80 in 2020) was the last favourite in Thoroughbred Club Stakes betting to win.

2021 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 2021 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.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11×51 SERADESS Mark & Levi Kavanagh Luke Currie 6 58kg 80
2 11x SNEAKY FIVE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 13 57kg 85
3 12×1 CRYSTAL BOUND Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 1 57kg 86
4 1x42x20 ROBODIRA John O’Shea Brett Prebble 2 56kg 82
5 221×1722 LARKSPUR RUN James Cummings Craig Williams 7 56kg 76
6 14×315 A VERY FINE RED Mark Newnham 8 56kg 75
7 135×70 FROST FLOWERS Anthony & Sam Freedman Craig Newitt (late alt) 15 56kg 69
8 1×1 NEW YORK BABY Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Oliver 11 56kg 71
9 122×79 ALL ABOUT EVE Andrew Noblet Billy Egan 14 56kg 65
10 286×1643 DECENT RAINE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen (late alt) 3 56kg 68
11 23×1 SPINNING Tom Dabernig Daniel Stackhouse 10 56kg 63
12 23×1 SHIHONKA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jordan Childs 9 56kg 67
13 13×3 DUEASTAR Matthew Williams Dean Yendall 5 56kg 63
14 16×2 FOREVER AND A DAY Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 12 56kg 63
15 31 STAR WALTZ Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 4 56kg 62

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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
2021
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Sneaky Five 1 minute 10.95 seconds
2nd New York Baby
3rd Crystal Bound
2020
Thoroughbred Club Stakes
1st Swats That 1 minute 10.41 seconds
2nd Muntaseera
3rd Bella Nipotina
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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