Thoroughbred Club Stakes News

Trainer Robert Smerdon has revealed rising three-year-old Fontiton will likely be kept to sprint races during her campaign through the 2015 Spring Carnival, meaning events like the Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on October 10th are likely to figure. Fontiton immediately stamped her claims as one to…


Thoroughbred Club Stakes

The 2015 Thoroughbred Club Stakes is a Group Three Australian horse race for three-year-old fillies held every October. Taking place at the stunning Caulfield Racecourse, the Thoroughbred Club Stakes forms part of the highly anticipated Caulfield Guineas Day, and in turn part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Competed at set weights with penalties, the Thoroughbred Club Stakes spans 1200 metres and has total prize money of $150,000.

Traditionally attracting a field of fillies less inclined to the major spring features, the Thoroughbred Club Stakes is usually won by a moderate filly on the day. Taking place on Caulfield Guineas Day, the Thoroughbred Club Stakes runs alongside the Group One Caulfield Stakes (2000m), the Group One Toorak Handicap (1600m), the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m), the Group Two Herbert Power Stakes (2400m), the Group Two Schillaci Stakes (1000m) and of course the headlining $1 million Group One Caulfield Guineas (1600m).

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Race Information

Date: October
Racecourse: Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: 3YO Fillies, Set Weights and Penalties
Group Listing: Group Three
Prize Money: $150,000

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

The Thoroughbred Club Stakes – History & Betting

The Thoroughbred Club Stakes was first run in 1957 as the Maroona Handicap and saw Threat claim the original honours. Between 1976 and 1999, the Thoroughbred Club Stakes increased to 1400 metres, but returned to the original and current length of 1200 metres in 2000.

When it comes to betting on the Thoroughbred Club Stakes there is not an option on offer better than online bookies. Forget about fitting in with your local TAB’s schedule, make your punting fit in your own lifestyle with a reputable online bookmaker such as Ladbrokes.com.au. With constantly updated odds, using an online bookie when betting on the Thoroughbred Club Stakes means you will see your money go far. When betting on the Thoroughbred Club Stakes, punters should consider watching the Group Three Champagne Stakes (1200m) which takes to the Moonee Valley track two weeks beforehand. Many runners will back up the Champagne Stakes in the Thoroughbred Club Stakes – so follow the favourites at Ladbrokes.com.au. Also useful to punters is familiarising yourself with previous Thoroughbred Club Stakes winners.