Carbine Club Stakes


Date: Saturday 31st October 2015
Track: Flemington racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: 3yo – Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $250,000
2014 Winner: Kermadec

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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Kermadec Stratum Star Manhattan Avenue 1:37.2
2013 Paximadia Hucklebuck Equator 1:38.0
2012 Lunar Rise Tatra Proverb 1:35.3
2011 Galah Highly Recommended Saint Etienne 1:37.8
2010 Mr Chard Goldstone Condelago 1:36.0
2009 Kidnapped Disco Summit Ruse De Guerre 1:37.8
2008 Dr Doutes Lucky Thunder Millbank 1:36.2
2007 Zacroona Schilling Montonari 1:36.4
2006 Permaiscuous Patriotism Antidotes 1:37.1
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
1999 Over Trousers Poking Around 1:35.0
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
1994 Perfect Harmony Marwina Chelsworth 1:36.6
1993 Voting Nordic Express Oakmont 1:36.0
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
1989 Submariner Afghan Rebel Escalation 1:36.3
1988 Wonder Dancer Glacier Peak Shipwreck 1:36.7