The Thoroughbred Club Stakes is a pulsating sprint race run under set weights over a sprint distance of 1200M. The Group 3 race is held yearly in September at the Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne. In its proud history, the Thoroughbred Club Stakes has been a great platform for emerging sprint super stars with its popularity growing remarkably over the last few years. The Thoroughbred Club Stakes is today worth up to $ 125,000 in prize money and Miss Longstocking was the proud winner of last year’s race.
Coming through in second and third respectively was Anatina and Bulbula in what was a hotly contested race. The Thoroughbred Club Stakes will share the same day and the same stage with a number of high profile races in this year’s Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Some notable events to look watch out for include Group 1 races The Caulfield Stakes, Toorak Handicap and the Caulfield Guineas.
The event is exclusive to three year old fillies only and is regarded by many horse trainers and jockeys as a remarkable spring board for fillies keen on bigger successes in other major sprint races. The most ideal lead up races for the event includes the Group 1 AJ Mori Stakes or actually the Group 2 Champagne Stakes. In most cases, the race assembles above average horses from local areas. A number of high profile horses have emerged from the race though. Platelet for example was on hand to win the 2011 edition of the Thoroughbred Club Stakes on course towards a well earned victory in the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes.
In 2009, the outstanding Headway came from a second placed finish in this race on course towards victory in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes. The thrill and excitement that has been associated with the Thoroughbred Club Stakes is set to continue in the years to come and will be a great pick for horse racing fans in this year’s Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
Thoroughbred Club Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2012||Kelinni||Cavalry Rose||Saturn Rock||1:10.0|
|2011||Platelet||The Fairy’s Kiss||Hollyweird||1:10.2|
|2010||Solar Charged||Jesse’s Girl||Dance Of The Ocean||1:09.1|
|2007||Gamble Me||Vivacious Spirit||Belcentra||1:10.0|
|2006||Splashing Out||Corton Charlemagne||Flame Of Sydney||1:10.6|
|2005||Queen Of The Hill||Jadescent||Readyforcatherine||1:11.1|
|2004||Emlozza||Miss Mooney Mooney||Tahni Girl||1:10.9|
|2003||Crown Princess||Harley Ma||Beautiful Gem||1:10.0|
|2002||Innovation Girl||Sensational Spot||Toast Of The Coast||1:09.5|
|2001||Patterns||Hello Boys||Swing A Deal||1:11.1|
|1998||Speedy Kids||Coed||Visual Displays||1:25.4|
|1996||Flaming Heart||I Love To Dance||Gamila||1:24.9|
|1993||Cairncross||Lots Of Smiles||Tristera||1:24.2|
|1992||Googs Dream||Star Goose||Rubique||1:29.0|
|1991||Cushion||Tilgarza Miss||Lusty Habit||1:24.4|
|1989||Lady Of Perfection||Sweet Ripa||Dalmator||1:24.6|
|1988||Boardwalk Angel||Volterra||Super Unicorn||1:24.0|