Tibbie Stakes

The Tibbie Stakes is a Group 3 event run by the Newcastle Jockey Club on a Friday in mid-September for fillies and mares.

2023 Tibbie Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Banana Queen
  • 2nd: #8 Sanstoc
  • 3rd: #6 Mirra View



The Tibbie Stakes is a 1400 sprinting event held at Newcastle Racecourse (also known as Beaumont Racecourse) on a Friday in mid-September.

The Tibbie Stakes is restricted to mares and fillies and traditionally attracts mainly Sydney-trained hopefuls. Run under set weights plus penalties conditions with total prize money of $250,000, the Tibbie Stakes can serve as a nice early lead-up to similar class and conditioned races of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

The Tibbie Stakes forms a major part of the annual two day Newcastle Racing Carnival. The Tibbie Stakes falls on the second day of the carnival, Newcastle Cup Day, on which the Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup is also held along with the Group 3 Cameron Handicap.

One of the major lead up races to the Tibbie Stakes is the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) held at Rosehill the week before. From the Tibbie Stakes, the Group 3 Angst Stakes (1600m) at Randwick over the mile in early October makes a nice target race.

Hope In Your Heart (2022) is the last mare to complete the Tibbie Stakes – Angst Stakes double.

In 2020 the Tibbie Stakes winner All Saints’ Eve went on to run fourth in that year’s $7.5 million The Golden Eagle race, which is now worth $10 million in prize money.

The 2022 Tibbie Stakes winner Hope In Your Heart franked the form with a host of subsequent top level runs including a Golden Eagle fourth and second in that year’s The Gong. She also returned in 2023 and ran fourth in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic, Group 1 Doncaster Mile, and placed second in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes.

The 2023 Tibbie Stakes ran on Friday September 15, 2023 as part of the Newcastle Gold Cup Day card and was won in dominant fashion by surprise winner Banana Queen ($17). 

2023 Tibbie Stakes
Date: Friday September 15, 2023
Track: Newcastle Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Fillies & Mares SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $250,000

2023 Tibbie Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Banana Queen ($17)
  • 2nd: #8 Sanstoc
  • 3rd: #6 Mirra View

The progressive Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou-trained So You Think mare Banana Queen ($17) was impressive late hitting the front inside the final furlong to score a notable upset for a well-deserved Black-Type victory in the 2023 Tibbie Stakes results at Newcastle.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 9 BANANA QUEEN Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Kerrin McEvoy 6 55kg $17
2 8 SANSTOC (NZ) John O’Shea Tom Sherry 1.44L 7 55kg $8.50
3 6 MIRRA VIEW Peter & Paul Snowden Chad Schofield 3.93L 5 56kg $11
4 10 DIAMOND DEALER Bjorn Baker Ryan Maloney 4.76L 3 55kg $15
5 1 WOLLOMBI Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 4.86L 11 57kg $3F
6 12 ANAGAIN Joseph Pride Jay Ford 5.36L 10 55kg $31
7 7 SHORT SHORTS (NZ) Brad Widdup Jean Van Overmeire 5.85L 4 55kg $7
8 13 SPEAK UP John O’Shea Zac Lloyd (a) 6.22L 2 55kg $17
9 2 BELLATRIX BLACK (NZ) Kris Lees Damien Oliver 6.48L 13 57kg $26
10 11 IN DE SUMMERTIME Keith Dryden Ms Rachel King 7.65L 1 55kg $26
11 15 LOVES ME LIKEAROCK (GB) Kris Lees Andrew Gibbons 7.74L 14 55kg $61
12 3 ARTS Edward Cummings Tyler Schiller 8.58L 8 57kg $71
13 4 RAZETA Kris Lees Dylan Gibbons (a) 10.48L 12 56.5kg $8
14 14 SUNBORN Edward Cummings Brock Ryan 16.13L 9 55kg $151
SB 5 TIMES SQUARE (FR) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 0 56kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2023 Tibbie Stakes Betting

The top Tibbie Stakes 2023 odds and Newcastle Cup Day betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

All Saints’ Eve ($5 in 2020) was the last favourite in Tibbie Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

There was a notable upset in 2023 with Banana Queen saluting at Tibbie Stakes odds of $17.

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2023 Tibbie Stakes Form

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2023 Tibbie Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Tibbie Stakes 2023 Tips on the Newcastle Gold Cup Day support act this September.

  • To Win: #6 Mirra View ($8 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Nice price offered on the in-form Mirra View for Team Snowden. The five-year-old daughter of More Than Ready returned to her best last start for a confidence-boosting Black-Type win when defeating a quality field in the Listed Mona Lisa Stakes at Wyong. She presents fitter for the run second-up on Friday with an imposing record two runs in (4:3-0-1). Ticks plenty of other boxes too including three placings from as many starts at Newcastle and a lovely record at the distance (5:3-1-0). Okay weight-wise and looks overs.

2023 Tibbie Stakes Field

The official Tibbie Stakes field and barrier draw is released on the Wednesday of race week and attracts a class line-up of in-form fillies and mares coming out of earlier Sydney Spring Racing Carnival events including the Group 2 Tramway Stakes (1400m) or the Listed Mona Lisa Stakes (1350m) at Wyong a fortnight earlier.

Banana Queen (4th in 2023) was the last Mona Lisa Stakes graduate to back-up and win the Tibbie Stakes. The Mona Lisa form was firmly franked that year in the Tibbie with the winner Mirra View running third in the Group 3, while Sanstoc ran second in both races.

The 2023 Tibbie Stakes final field features a quality line-up of spring-bound female gallopers led in betting by the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Extreme Choice four-year-old Wollombi with the Group 3 winner coming off a close placing to her stablemate in the Mona Lisa Stakes at Wyong.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3x31117x43 WOLLOMBI Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 11 57kg 85
2 18x696597x BELLATRIX BLACK (NZ) Kris Lees Damien Oliver 13 57kg 82
3 10150×0 ARTS Edward Cummings Tyler Schiller 8 57kg 78
4 1x909139x4 RAZETA Kris Lees Dylan Gibbons (a) 12 56.5kg 85
5 7307x1x87x TIMES SQUARE (FR) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 14 56kg 98
6 152×514881 MIRRA VIEW Peter & Paul Snowden Chad Schofield 5 56kg 83
7 146x1523x9 SHORT SHORTS (NZ) Brad Widdup Jean Van Overmeire 4 55kg 85
8 8139x110x2 SANSTOC (NZ) John O’Shea Tom Sherry 7 55kg 81
9 x11127x574 BANANA QUEEN Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Kerrin McEvoy 6 55kg 80
10 51125×4831 DIAMOND DEALER Bjorn Baker Ryan Maloney 3 55kg 80
11 x877x1192x IN DE SUMMERTIME Keith Dryden Ms Rachel King 1 55kg 73
12 x234532136 ANAGAIN Joseph Pride Jay Ford 10 55kg 72
13 0x31117x87 SPEAK UP John O’Shea Zac Lloyd (a) 2 55kg 72
14 63x661x060 SUNBORN Edward Cummings Brock Ryan 9 55kg 72
15 04732x310x LOVES ME LIKEAROCK (GB) Kris Lees Andrew Gibbons 15 55kg 77

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Tibbie Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Tibbie Stakes are taken the Monday leading-up to Newcastle Gold Cup Day.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 7307x1x87x TIMES SQUARE (FR) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1 56kg 98
2 3x31117x43 WOLLOMBI M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 2= 57kg 85
3 1x909139x4 RAZETA M 4 Kris Lees 2= 56.5kg 85
4 146x1523x9 SHORT SHORTS (NZ) M 5 Brad Widdup 2= 55kg 85
5 152×514881 MIRRA VIEW M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 5 56kg 83
6 18x696597x BELLATRIX BLACK (NZ) M 5 Kris Lees 6 57kg 82
7 8139x110x2 SANSTOC (NZ) M 5 John O’Shea 7 55kg 81
8 x11127x574 BANANA QUEEN M 5 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 8= 55kg 80
9 51125×4831 DIAMOND DEALER M 5 Bjorn Baker 8= 55kg 80
10 10150×0 ARTS M 4 Edward Cummings 10 57kg 78
11 x877x1192x IN DE SUMMERTIME M 5 Keith Dryden 11 55kg 73
12 x234532136 ANAGAIN M 5 Joseph Pride 12= 55kg 72
13 0x31117x87 SPEAK UP M 4 John O’Shea 12= 55kg 72
14 63x661x060 SUNBORN M 6 Edward Cummings 12= 55kg 72
15 2×191 FRENCH ENDEAVOUR F 3 Matthew Smith 15 54kg 70
16 804x3421x8 THUNDER BEAUTY (IRE) M 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 16 56kg 101
17 04732x310x LOVES ME LIKEAROCK (GB) M 5 Kris Lees 17 55kg 77

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Tibbie Stakes History

The Tibbie Stakes was inaugurated in 1990 and quickly became an important target for fillies and mares across New South Wales. Originally named the Tibbie Plate, the race received an upgraded name when its status was lifted to Listed in 2005. In 2013 the Tibbie Stakes was upgraded again to Group 3. Along with a prize increase this meant the Tibbie Stakes would now be a prime target for Sydney-stabled horses.

Notable Tibbie Stakes winners include More Strawberries (2011), She’s Clean (2015), Sweet Deal (2019), and Hope In Your Heart (2022).

The Tibbie Stakes results and winning times since 2001 are below.

Tibbie Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2023
Tibbie Stakes
1st Banana Queen 1 minute 22.31 seconds
2nd Sanstoc
3rd Mirra View
2022
Tibbie Stakes
1st Hope In Your Heart 1 minute 24.74 seconds
2nd Riduna
3rd Katalin
2021
Tibbie Stakes
1st Madam Legend 1 minute 25.85 seconds
2nd Mirra Vision
3rd Great News
2020
Tibbie Stakes
1st All Saints’ Eve 1 minute 24.68 seconds
2nd Yamazaki
3rd Wandabaa
2019
Tibbie Stakes
1st Sweet Deal 1 minute 24.42 seconds
2nd Notation
3rd Connemara
2018
Tibbie Stakes
1st Princess Posh 1 minute 23.10 seconds
2nd Savatiano
3rd Irithea
2017
Tibbie Stakes
1st Zanbagh 1 minute 23.62 seconds
2nd Perfect Rhyme
3rd Hetty Heights
2016
Tibbie Stakes
1st Spirit Bird 1 minute 19.9 seconds
2nd Fitou
3rd Savoureux
2015
Tibbie Stakes
1st She’s Clean 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd Two Blue
3rd Sultry Feeling
2014
Tibbie Stakes
1st Fine Bubbles 1 minute 23.8 seconds
2nd I’m In The Money
3rd Gold Epona
2013
Tibbie Stakes
1st Vaquera 1 minute 23.9 seconds
2nd Gold Epona
3rd Cameo
2012
Tibbie Stakes
1st Nocturnelle 1 minute 22.8 seconds
2nd New Beginning
3rd Irish Dream
2011
Tibbie Stakes
1st More Strawberries 1 minute 24.1 seconds
2nd Skyerush
3rd Sweetest Melody
2010
Tibbie Stakes
1st Vintedge 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Hidden Wonder
3rd Ashlee’s Jewel
2009
Tibbie Stakes
1st Moti 1 minute 22.4 seconds
2nd Patronyme
3rd Illuminates
2008
Tibbie Stakes
1st Miss Pageantry 1 minute 23.4 seconds
2nd Maybe I
3rd Tijuana
2007
Tibbie Stakes
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2006
Tibbie Stakes
1st Yolo 1 minute 22.6 seconds
2nd Gawne
3rd China Jade
2005
Tibbie Stakes
1st Shalimar Sky 1 minute 23.7 seconds
2nd Fantasia
3rd Johan’s Toy
2004
Tibbie Stakes
1st St Jessie 1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd Magsaya
3rd Hennessy Waltz
2003
Tibbie Stakes
1st Imperatrix 1 minute 23.9 seconds
2nd Native Jester
3rd Reve
2002
Tibbie Stakes
1st Miss Zoe 1 minute 26.2 seconds
2nd Airlie Bird
3rd Our Earth Star
2001
Tibbie Stakes
1st Expresso Rose 1 minute 24.3 seconds
2nd Unknown
3rd Unknown

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