The ATC Carbine Club Stakes is part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and is one of the most exciting Group 3 events for three year olds. The race is held every year in April at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse. The ATC Carbine Club Stakes covers a middle distance of 1600M and is run under predetermined weights and penalty conditions. The race was elevated to a Group 3 event for the 2010-11 racing season and since then, the event has grown to become one of the major Group 3 races for three year olds.
The ATC Carbine Club Stakes is worth $200,000 in prize money and in the 2013’s edition, Toydini exhibited a great performance to claim the title ahead of Hawkspur and Bradman in second and third respectively. The race is held on the first day of the championship races and features along a number of exciting and big money events including the Group 1 Doncaster Handicap.
A lot of horses use the ATC Carbine Club Stakes as a good build up race for other major and relatively challenging 3yo races such as the ATC Australian Oaks and the ATC Australian Derby. The Group 3 Phar Lap Stakes is a good lead up race for the ATC Carbine Club Stakes and last year, Toydini managed to complete a remarkable ATC Carbine Club Stakes and Phar Lap Stakes double.
Three year olds that perform well in the event can also consider running in the Group 3 Frank Packer Plate and even though not many horses have managed a double swoop for the ATC Carbine Club Stakes and the Frank Packer Plates, Fat Al in 2012 did exemplary well to win these two titles during the Sydney Autumn. Some of the notable horses to take part and win the ATC Carbine Club Stakes include Al Dharfa in 2010 and Needs Further back in 2011.
ATC Carbine Club Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2014||Gypsy Diamond||Casino Dancer||Rock Sturdy||1:40.3|
|2012||Fat Al||Now You Know||Galah||1:34.0|
|2011||Needs Further||Divorces||Shadows In The Sun||1:35.9|
|2009||Orca||The Astronomer||Rhyno Chaser||1.36.3|
|2008||Roas To Rock||Rockwood||Running to Win||1.39.0|
|2004||Toulouse Lautrec||Red Terror||Harley Ma||1.36.6|
|2003||Who Did It||Galante||Mythological||1.37.6|
|2002||Wet Lips||Grand City||Raise A King||1.36.7|