Carbine Club Stakes

  • Date: Saturday April 1st, 2017
  • Racecourse: Flemington
  • Race Distance: 1,600m
  • Conditions: 3YO Set Weight Plus Penalties
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Carbine Club Stakes News

Acatour can repay followers in Sunshine Coast Guineas

Acatour can repay followers in Sunshine Coast Guineas

Premiership winning jockey Jeff Lloyd is tipping backers of last Saturday’s beaten Eye Liner Stakes favourite Acatour to stick with him when he heads to the Group 3 $125,000 XXXX Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) at the Sunshine Coast on July 1.

Beaten Eye Liner Stakes favourite Acatour, above, will head to the Sunshine Coast Guineas. …

The 2017 Carbine Club Stakes is a Group 3 race that takes place annually at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne.

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Run over a distance of 1,600 metres, the Carbine Club Stakes is open to three-year-old horses only. The Carbine Club Stakes is run under set-weight plus penalty conditions and is worth more than $200,000 in prize money.

The Carbine Club Stakes was first run in 1983 when it was won by a horse named Wage Freeze. The race was originally run as a Listed Race until it gained Group 3 status in 1998.

The Carbine Club Stakes is held on Victoria Derby Day each year, which is the first day of the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington.

The Carbine Club Stakes shares its day with eight other Group races, including the Group 1 Victoria Derby, Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes, Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes, Group 1 Myer Classic, Group 2 Wakeful Stakes, Group 2 Salinger Stakes, Group 3 The Lexus Stakes and Group 3 Chatham Stakes.

Horses that run in the Carbine Club Stakes have often come via races such as the Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes and the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas. Those horses that perform well in the race are likely to run in upcoming races such as the Group 1 Emirates Stakes and the Group 2 Sandown Guineas later in the spring carnival.

Notable Carbine Club Stakes winners include Wonder Dancer (1988), Saintly (1995), Delago Brom (2002), Al Maher (2004), Kidnapped (2009) and Galah (2011).

2017 Carbine Club Stakes Field

The Carbine Club Stakes field regularly attracts some very handy three year olds. Running so late in the spring racing carnival, most of the horses lining up in the Carbine Club Stakes field have had plenty of starts in the preceding weeks and are well into their best form. As a result, it tends to be relatively easy to understand the form of the Carbine Club Stakes field.

The 2017 Carbine Club Stakes field is published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x11144x488 VELADERO Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 2 58kg 84
2 22×111 EUSEBIO John O’Shea James Doyle 5 57kg 80
3 x0060471x6 FLYING JESS John Moloney Brenton Avdulla 8 56kg 84
4 x2210x4121 THEANSWERMYFRIEND Robert Smerdon Luke Nolen 9 56kg 77
5 13x1135x78 ACATOUR Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 1 56kg 76
6 722×241331 MR SNEAKY Lee & Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 3 56kg 74
7 1x32828x64 VIOLATE Brent Stanley Luke Currie 7 56kg 67
8 89865×714 SCREAMARR Anthony & Edward Cummings Tye Angland 4 56kg 63
9 0x4311x972 ZENALICIOUS Les Bridge Tim Clark 6 55kg 83

2017 Carbine Club Stakes Nominations

The Carbine Club Stakes nominations tend to draw horses from a wide range of preparations, although the vast majority will have spent a fair amount of their spring in Melbourne and thus be there already. Looking over the Carbine Club Stakes nominations, it quickly becomes apparent that this is no ordinary Group 3 event. The class and ability of the three year olds that appear in the Carbine Club Stakes nominations is certainly well above that of many other three year old races.

The 2017 Carbine Club Stakes nominations are provided below.

Carbine Club Stakes Results

Carbine Club Stakes results, winners and winning times since 2000 are displayed below.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2015 1 Hi World 2 Farolitos 3 Inauguration  1:38.01
2014 1 Kermadec 2 Stratum Star 3 Manhattan Avenue  1:37.3
2013 1 Paximadia 2 Hucklebuck 3 Equator  1:38.0
2012 1 Lunar Rise 2 Tatra 3 Proverb  1:35.3
2011 1 Galah 2 Highly Recommended 3 Saint Etienne  1:37.8
2010 1 Mr Chard 2 Goldstone 3 Condelago  1:36.0
2009 1 Kidnapped 2 Disco Summit 3 Ruse De Guerre  1:37.8
2008 1 Dr Doutes 2 Lucky Thunder 3 Millbank  1:36.2
2007 1 Zacroona 2 Schilling 3 Montonari  1:36.4
2006 1 Permaiscuous 2 Patriotism 3 Antidotes  1:37.1
2005 1 Testafiable 2 Fusiachi San 3 San Vesuvio  1:36.0
2004 1 Al Maher 2 Squad 3 Pin Up Boy  1:37.9
2003 1 Sir Dex 2 Tchaikovsky 3 Sandy River  1:38.9
2002 1 Delago Brom 2 Lord Volksraad 3 Charlie Bub  1:35.1
2001 1 All Courage 2 Gordo 3 Road To Dance  1:35.1
2000 1 Inspire 2 Sporting Scribe 3 Neptunes Journey  1:37.9