The Tibbie Stakes is a popular fillies and mares race that takes center stage at the Broadmeadow Racecourse in the city of Newcastle, 200KM North of Sydney in New South Wales. The event is an ideal Group 3 race for horses looking to test their abilities over sprint distances. The Tibbie Stakes is today worth up to $125,000 in prize money and last year, outstanding mare Vaquera produced a great run to win the race. Gold Epona and Cameo both had to settle for second and third respectively.
The Tibbie Stakes was upgraded from a listed event to a Group 3 race for the 2013-14 racing season. The race features on the Two day Newcastle Racing Carnival along with the Group 3 Spring Stakes and the Cameron Stakes which should be an ideal line up for great country racing. The event is always a perfect stage for emerging sprinters and in recent years, the Tibbie Stakes has produced a number of exciting racing talents most of which have gone on to make it big in Australian Horse Racing.
The event is one of the premier fillies and mares only race in Newcastle and in most cases in form or relatively classier horses tend to win it. The ideal progression for mares that perform well in this race is the Group 3 Angst Stakes that takes center stage at the Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney a month later.
The last mare to win the Tibbie Stakes and the Angst Stake double was Nocturnelle back in 2012. In 2011, Skyerush came close to a double victory after finishing second in the Tibbie Stakes on course towards a third placed finish in the Angst Stakes. For many horse racing lovers looking for a great show of raw country sprinters, the Tibbie Stakes is definitely a great race. The event is expected to grow bigger and better for the 2013-14 season in its new Group 3 status.
Tibbie Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2014||Fine Bubbles||I’m In The Money||Gold Epona||1:23.7|
|2012||Nocturnelle||New Beginning||Irish Dream||1:22.7|
|2011||More Strawberries||Skyerush||Sweetest Melody||1:24.0|