The Carbine Club Stakes is an exclusive three year olds only Group 3 race held every year at the iconic Flemington Racecourse in Victoria’s biggest city – Melbourne. The race is run over a distance of 1600M making it one of the major Group 3 mile races in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. With a purse of up to $250,000 in prize money, the Carbine Club Stakes is one of the best paying Group 3 races.
For the last two decades, the event has grown remarkably to become a popular showpiece in Australian horse racing and every year, the Carbine Club Stakes has always done remarkably well to attract a full house at the Flemington Racecourse. Last year, the Carbine Club Stakes title was graciously won by Paximadia after outclassing a strong line up of highly talented milers. The amazing Hucklebuck came through closely to take home the second spot while Equator was on hand to finish third. The race features along a number of exciting Group 1 events on derby day at the Flemington Racecourse.
Some of the notable events to watch out for include the Group 1s AAMI Victoria Derby, The Coolmore Stud Stakes, The McKinnon Stakes and the pulsating Myer Classic. Three year olds that do exemplary well in this event can consider taking on the Group 2 Sundown Guineas at the Sundown Racecourse a few weeks later. The Carbine Club Stakes is regarded as an ideal race for horses experienced and talented over sprint distances.
In its proud history, the event has provided a great spring board for emerging sprinters to launch their careers on the right foot and in fact, a number of talented horses have emerged from this race. Some notable three year olds to feature in the event include Lunar Rise who won it in 2012, Kidnapped who was on hand to take home the Carbine Club Stakes and the Sundown Guineas double back in 2009, and Galah, Champion in 2011 and runner up in the Sundown Guineas in the same year.
Carbine Club Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2014||Kermadec||Stratum Star||Manhattan Avenue||1:37.2|
|2011||Galah||Highly Recommended||Saint Etienne||1:37.8|
|2009||Kidnapped||Disco Summit||Ruse De Guerre||1:37.8|
|2008||Dr Doutes||Lucky Thunder||Millbank||1:36.2|
|2005||Testafiable||Fusiachi San||San Vesuvio||1:36.0|
|2004||Al Maher||Squad||Pin Up Boy||1:37.9|
|2003||Sir Dex||Tchaikovsky||Sandy River||1:38.9|
|2002||Delago Brom||Lord Volksraad||Charlie Bub||1:35.1|
|2001||All Courage||Gordo||Road To Dance||1:35.1|
|2000||Inspire||Sporting Scribe||Neptunes Journey||1:37.9|
|1998||Toy Carousel||Rock You||Kensign||1:35.2|
|1997||Antiquity||Desert Light||Modern General||1:37.4|
|1996||Kailey Choice||King Ivor||Monets Cove||1:35.4|
|1995||Saintly||Brackenbury||Touch Of Force||1:34.8|
|1992||Baskerville||Lansdowne Road||Prince Of Ipoh||1:37.3|
|1991||Rapan Boy||Laranto||Springhill Lad||1:35.6|
|1990||Pre Record||Galaxy Dancer||Friends Venture||1:37.1|
|1988||Wonder Dancer||Glacier Peak||Shipwreck||1:36.7|