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Carbine Club Stakes

The Carbine Club Stakes is a Group 3 race for three-year-olds held at Flemington racecourse annually during the Melbourne spring racing carnival in late October or early November. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres and worth $200,000 in prizemoney. The 2017 Carbine Club Stakes was won by Levendi from Sambro with Irish Vega third.

The Carbine Club Stakes is held on Derby day, which is the first day of the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival. It's a huge race day featuring four quality Group 1 races - The AAMI Victoria Derby, Coolmore Stud Stakes, Cantala Stakes and Myer Classic.

2018 Carbine Club Stakes info

Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018
Track: Flemington racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: 3yo - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $200,000
2017 Winner: Levendi

The Carbine Club Stakes is a mile event for three-year-old gallopers that can herald the onset of a topliner such as Saintly (1995), who announced himself to the racing world with a spectacular victory, but more often than not it simply attracts handy types who may go on to races like the Gr2 Sandown Guineas later in the spring. Mahuta (2015) was the last three-year-old to win the Carbine Club Stakes & Sandown Guineas double.

Three-year-olds who are strong at the end of 1400m or have performed well over 1600m are suited to this event. The Carbine Club Stakes usually kicks off proceedings on Derby Day to set the Melbourne Cup four-day carnival into action.

Levendi (2017) finished an unlucky sixth in the Gr1 Caulfield Guineas over 1600m at Cauldield before finisning strongly to win this event and recent Carbine Club Stakes winners include Comin' Through (2016) and Mahuta (2015).

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Winners of this race may go on to taste success in the Gr2 Sandown Guineas as Mahuta (2015), Paxmadia (2013), Kidnapped (2009), Over (1999), Voting (1993) and Shankhill Lass (1995) all managed to achieve in recent times. Morton's Fork (2nd in 2016), managed to win the Sandown Guineas at his next start, while Kidnapped (2009) took out the Gr1 SA Derby the following autumn in Adelaide.

Equator (3rd in 2013) finished runner-up to Paxmadia in the Sandown Guineas, while Lunar Rise (2012) and Galah (2011) finished second & third respectively in the Sandown Guineas after winning this race.

Schilling (2nd in 2007) went on to win the Sandown Guineas, while Caymans (4th 2008) also won the Sandown Guineas with Lucky Thunder (2nd 2008) running third in the same race.

2017 Carbine Club Stakes result

1. $4.00 Levendi 56.0 Ben Melham
2. $11.00 Sambro 56.0 Michael Walker
3. $21.00 Irish Vega 56.0 Tommy Berry

then followed
4. $10.00 Beau Geste 56.0 Damian Lane
5. $7.50 Snitzepeg 57.0 Craig Williams
6. $17.00 Rellson 56.0 Mark Zahra
7. $12.00 Octabello 56.0 Michael Dee
8. $7.00 Gaulois 56.0 Brenton Avdulla
9. $19.00 Hypnotist 56.0 Kerrin McEvoy
10. $41.00 Almighty 56.0 Blake Shinn
11. $151.00 Give 56.0 Patrick Moloney
12. $15.00 Paseeto 56.0 Ms Jamie Kah
13. $61.00 Danger Deal 56.0 Jeff Lloyd
14. $26.00 Lord Sundowner 56.0 Jake Noonan
15. $41.00 Mactier 56.0 Noel Callow

Margins: 0.3 len, 0.1 len
Time: 1:35.35

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Carbine Club Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 Levendi Sambro Irish Vega 1:35.3
2016 Comin' Through Morton's Fork Bezel 1:35.1
2015 Mahuta Patch Adams Bassett 1:37.8
2014 Kermadec Stratum Star Manhattan Avenue 1:37.2
2013 Paximadia Hucklebuck Equator 1:38.0
2012 Lunar Rise Tatra Proverb 1:35.3
2011 Galah Highly Recommended Saint Etienne 1:37.8
2010 Mr Chard Goldstone Condelago 1:36.0
2009 Kidnapped Disco Summit Ruse De Guerre 1:37.8
2008 Dr Doutes Lucky Thunder Millbank 1:36.2
2007 Zacroona Schilling Montonari 1:36.4
2006 Permaiscuous Patriotism Antidotes 1:37.1
2005 Testafiable Fusiachi San San Vesuvio 1:36.0
2004 Al Maher Squad Pin Up Boy 1:37.9
2003 Sir Dex Tchaikovsky Sandy River 1:38.9
2002 Delago Brom Lord Volksraad Charlie Bub 1:35.1
2001 All Courage Gordo Road To Dance 1:35.1
2000 Inspire Sporting Scribe Neptunes Journey 1:37.9
1999 Over Trousers Poking Around 1:35.0
1998 Toy Carousel Royal Voyage Kensign 1:35.2
1997 Antiquity Desert Light Modern General 1:37.4
1996 Kailey Choice King Ivor Monets Cove 1:35.4
1995 Saintly Brackenbury Touch Of Force 1:34.8
1994 Perfect Harmony Marwina Chelsworth 1:36.6
1993 Voting Nordic Express Oakmont 1:36.0
1992 Baskerville Lansdowne Road Prince Of Ipoh 1:37.3
1991 Rapan Boy Laranto Springhill Lad 1:35.6
1990 Pre Record Galaxy Dancer Friends Venture 1:37.1
1989 Submariner Afghan Rebel Escalation 1:36.3
1988 Wonder Dancer Glacier Peak Shipwreck 1:36.7