The Thoroughbred Club Stakes is a Group 3 set weights & penalties race held each October at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres and worth $150,000 in prize money. The 2019 Thoroughbred Club Stakes was won by California Zimbol from Loving Gaby with Don'ttelltheboss third.
Taking place on the first day of the Melbourne Racing Club's three-day spring carnival, the Thoroughbred Club Stakes features alongside the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, Group 1 Toorak Handicap and Group 1 Caulfield Stakes.
|Date:||Saturday 10th October 2020|
|Track:||Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||3yo Fillies - Set Weights + Penalty|
|2019 Winner:||California Zimbol|
The Thoroughbred Club Stakes is a three-year-old fillies race that attracts moderate to handy fillies that generally don't figure in many of the big spring races ahead. Winners and placegetters are capable of picking up a lower quality fillies event during the Melbourne spring racing carnival, but rarely go on to win a major Group 1 race.
Occasionally a top class filly may contest this event and go on to bigger and better things, such as Sunlight (2019), who took out the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival in November. She also won multiple Group 1 races the following autumn, including the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington and the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley.
California Zimbol (2019) took out a BM78 race over 1100m at Canterbury in Sydney before heading to Melbourne to win this event in impressive style for the Peter & Paul Snowden stable.
Recent Thoroughbred Club Stakes winners include Sunlight (2018) and Invincible Star (2017).
Loving Gaby (2nd in 2019) captured the Group 1 Manikato Stakes at her next start, while Sunlight (2018) took out the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington.
Secret Agenda (2nd in 2015) managed to win the Gr3 Red Roses Stakes at Flemington during the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Prior to that Avenue (2009) claimed the Gr3 Red Anchor Stakes on WS Cox Plate day at Moonee Valley and Headway (2nd in 2009) won the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington on Derby day.
1. $4.20 California Zimbol 55.0 Kerrin McEvoy
2. $1.85 Loving Gaby 57.0 Damian Lane
3. $10.00 Don'ttelltheboss 55.0 Dean Yendall
4. $7.00 Athiri 55.0 James McDonald
5. $31.00 Lankan Star 55.0 Luke Nolen
6. $14.00 Backpedal 55.0 Jamie Kah
7. $61.00 Zoupino 55.0 Zac Spain
8. $71.00 Crowned Lizzie 55.0 Declan Bates
Margins: 2.25 len, 2 len
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|2019||California Zimbol||Loving Gaby||Don'ttelltheboss||1:09.8|
|2016||Hear The Chant||My Country||Modern Wonder||1:09.7|
|2015||Serene Majesty||Secret Agenda||Harlem River||1:09.7|
|2012||Cavalry Rose||Mareeza||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|