Turnbull Stakes

  • Date: Sunday October 2, 2016
  • Racecourse: Flemington
  • Race Distance: 2,000m
  • Conditions: 4YO & Up Set Weights Plus Penalties
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2016 Turnbull Stakes News

Australian Cup Autumn target for Jameka

Australian Cup Autumn target for Jameka

Trainer Ciaron Maher has pencilled in the Group 1 $1.5m Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington in March as the main Autumn Carnival target for his Caulfield Cup winner Jameka.

Caulfield Cup winner Jameka, above, will be set for the Australian Cup at Flemington in the Autumn. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Jameka was one of …

The 2016 Turnbull Stakes is a 2,000 metre Group 1 race that is held in early October each year at Flemington Racecourse. Part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the Turnbull Stakes is run under set-weight plus penalty conditions and is worth $500,000 in prize money. The Turnbull Stakes is open to horses that are aged four-years-old and upwards only.

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The Turnbull Stakes was first run in 1948 when it was won by Beau Gem. The Turnbull Stakes was named after the Victoria Racing Club Chairman at the time; Mr Richard Turnbull. The race was originally held over a distance of 12 furlongs (2400m) until 1972 when it was changed to today’s 2,000 metres.

The Turnbull Stakes was initially run under handicap conditions until 1964 when it was made a weight-for-age race. The race was run under weight-for age conditions from 1964-1970 and was changed to set-weights in 1971. Prior to 2006, the Turnbull Stakes was a Group 2 race, however, when Makybe Diva blitzed a quality field to win the race in 2005, it was given it’s Group 1 status the very next year.

Throughout the years back-to-back Turnbull Stakes titles have been claimed by only two horses; Comic Court (1949-50) and Vo Rogue (1987-88). The fastest winning time since 1999 was set by Elvstroem (2004), who won the race in a time of 2 minutes and 0.46 seconds.

The slowest winning time was set by Sky Heights, who finished the race in 2 minutes and 4.6 seconds in 1999. Notable past winners of the Turnbull Stakes include Rising Fast (1954), Redcraze (1955), Tobin Bronze (1966), Galilee (1968), Leilani (1974), Dulcify (1979), Super Impose (1989), Doriemus (1996), Sunline (2001), Northerly (2002), Makybe Diva (2005), Littorio (2008), Efficient (2009) and Zipping (2010).

2016 Turnbull Stakes Field

The Turnbull Stakes field is customarily filled out with older horses with a lot of experience at the Flemington track. You’ll usually spot some fairly well known names in the Turnbull Stakes field, particularly some top stayers.

The 2016 Turnbull Stakes field will be finalised on Wednesday, September 28th and uploaded here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 07x4110x45 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 59kg 115
2 1x4214x808 TARZINO (NZ) Mick Price Craig Newitt 8 58kg 109
3 208x0775x8 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Ben Melham 6 57.5kg 109
4 4650x5x211 HARTNELL (GB) John O’Shea James McDonald 4 57.5kg 115
5 610x5212x6 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott Damien Oliver 2 57.5kg 111
6 230x5501x5 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) Lee & Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 1 57.5kg 112
7 x25305x934 SET SQUARE Ciaron Maher Luke Nolen 12 55.5kg 105
8 5x11113x02 TALLY John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 9 55.5kg 100
9 x45324x471 JAMEKA Ciaron Maher Nicholas Hall 7 54.5kg 108
10 1F1x121x09 SOFIA ROSA (NZ) Stephen Marsh Ms Danielle Johnson 10 54.5kg 105
11 16x7733x86 DE LITTLE ENGINE Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 3 54.5kg 93
12 122x323x50 SECOND BULLET Danny O’Brien 13 54.5kg 93
13 32x1114x41 RAW IMPULSE (GB) Darren Weir Craig Williams 11 54.5kg 95

2016 Turnbull Stakes Nominations

The Turnbull Stakes nominations are frequently filled out with utter talent. It’s not often that the Turnbull Stakes nominations features a preponderance of duds, particularly since it was upgraded to Group 1 status.

When the 2016 Turnbull Stakes nominations are closed on Monday, September 26th, they will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 07x4110x45 PREFERMENT (NZ) H 5 Chris Waller 1 59kg 115
2 1x4214x808 TARZINO (NZ) H 4 Mick Price 2 58kg 109
3 208x0775x8 HAPPY TRAILS G 9 Paul Beshara 3 57.5kg 109
4 0069x031x2 GALLANTE (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 4 57.5kg 107
5 4650x5x211 HARTNELL (GB) G 6 John O’Shea 5 57.5kg 115
6 x45324x471 JAMEKA M 4 Ciaron Maher 6 54.5kg 108
7 610x5212x6 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) H 7 Robert Hickmott 7 57.5kg 111
8 230x5501x5 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 7 Lee & Anthony Freedman 8 57.5kg 112
9 3132114×27 REAL LOVE M 6 Darren Weir 9 55.5kg 107
10 1F1x121x09 SOFIA ROSA (NZ) M 4 Stephen Marsh 10 54.5kg 105
11 x25305x934 SET SQUARE M 5 Ciaron Maher 11 55.5kg 105
12 10x3419x10 MISS ROSE DE LAGO M 6 Danny O’Brien 12 54.5kg 105
13 5x11113x02 TALLY H 4 John O’Shea 13 55.5kg 100
14 1x0420x015 AWESOME ROCK H 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 14 55.5kg 109
15 5x2018x732 HE OR SHE G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 15 55.5kg 107
16 x063540x27 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 16 52.5kg 107
17 122x323x50 SECOND BULLET G 6 Danny O’Brien 17 54.5kg 93
18 16x7733x86 DE LITTLE ENGINE G 6 Danny O’Brien 18 54.5kg 93
19 703x8148x0 ARAB DAWN (GB) G 6 John O’Shea 19 54.5kg 99
20 32x1114x41 RAW IMPULSE (GB) H 5 Darren Weir 20 54.5kg 95

Turnbull Stakes Results

Turnbull Stakes winners, places and winning times are shown below.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2015 1 Preferment 2 Royal Descent 3 Set Square 2:01.34
2014 1 Lucia Valentina 2 Lidari 3 Brambles 2:01.84
2013 1 Happy Trails 2 Puissance De Lune 3 Fawkner 2:05.27
2012 1 Green Moon 2 Seville 3 December Draw 2:02.11
2011 1 December Draw 2 Glass Harmonium 3 Playing God 2:03.98
2010 1 Zipping 2 Shocking 3 Shoot Out 2:03.2
2009 1 Efficient 2 Predatory Pricer 3 Scenic Shot 2:01.6
2008 1 Littorio 2 Master O’Reilly 3 Zipping 2:02.4
2007 1 Devil Moon 2 Scenic Shot 3 Haradasun 2:03.4
2006 1 Sphenophyta 2 Our Smoking Joe 3 Aqua D Amore 2:01.9
2005 1 Makybe Diva 2 Lad Of The Manor 3 Confectioner 2:01.5
2004 1 Elvstroem 2 Mummify 3 Confectioner 2:00.4
2003 1 Studebaker 2 Pentastic 3 Strasbourg 2:04.0
2002 1 Northerly 2 Dash For Cash 3 Fields Of Omagh 2:02.3
2001 1 Sunline 2 Universal Prince 3 Primrose Sands 2:03.9
2000 1 Fairway 2 Sunline 3 Diatribe 2:02.2