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Thoroughbred Club Stakes

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 prizemoney. The 2018 Thoroughbred Club Stakes resulted in a dead-heat between Flit and Ready Set Sail, with Meryl 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.

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Thoroughbred Club Stakes info

Date: Saturday 12th October 2019
Track: Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: 3yo Fillies - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000
2018 Winner: Flit & Ready Set Sail (dead-heat)

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.

This race takes place on Caulfield Guineas day and fillies tend to come via the Gr3 Champagne Stakes at Moonee Valley on Gr1 AJ Moir Stakes night.

Flit (2019 DH), trained by James Cummings, and Ready Set Sail (2019 DH), trained by Mick Price, finished third and fourth respectively in 2YO Maiden events at both Bendigo (1100m) and Sale (1212m) before dead-heating in this event.

Recent Thoroughbred Club Stakes winners include Sunlight (2018) and Invincible Star (2017).

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Spring Carnival Guide

This race has not proven to be much of a guide to later spring feature races of late although Secret Agenda (2nd in 2015) managed to win the Gr3 Red Roses Stakes at Flemington during the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Platelet (2011) went on to win the Gr1 Sangster Stakes & Gr1 Goodwood at Morphettville in the autumn of 2013 before winning the Gr2 Gilgai Stakes at Flemington the following spring.

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 Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington on Derby day.

Gamble Me (2007) took out the listed Red Roses Stakes on VRC Oaks day later that spring and Belcentra (3rd in 2007) won the listed Desirable Stakes on Melbourne Cup day two days earlier.

2019 Thoroughbred Club Stakes result

=1 $8.50 Flit 55.0 Dwayne Dunn
=1 $26.00 Ready Set Sail 55.0 Damien Oliver
3. $2.70 Talented 55.0 Luke Currie

then followed
4. $101.00 California Honey 55.0 Beau Mertens
5. $13.00 Favourite Things 55.0 Stephen Baster
6. $6.00 Varda 55.0 Craig Williams
7. $20.00 Fact Or Fable 55.0 Ben Melham
8. $51.00 Miss Harriette 55.0 Clayton Douglas
9. $21.00 Judgement 55.0 Jamie Kah
10. $201.00 Amarula Queen 55.5 James Winks
11. $9.00 Pelican 55.5 Luke Nolen
12. $5.50 Charleise 55.5 Mark Zahra

Margins: Dead-heat, 3 len
Time: 1:09.94

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Thoroughbred Club Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Sunlight Humma Humma Meryl 1:10.1
2017 Invincible Star Counterplay Jorda 1:09.5
2016 Hear The Chant My Country Modern Wonder 1:09.7
2015 Serene Majesty Secret Agenda Harlem River 1:09.7
2014 Earthquake Tawteen More Radiant 1:09.4
2013 Missy Longstocking Anatina Bulbula 1:11.1
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
2009 Avenue Headway Kanzan 1:09.7
2008 Damselfly Impressive Eagle Okaylah 1:11.7
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
2000 Arrabeea Queen Belle Ball 1:11.4
1999 Camargue La Zoffany Kena 1:24.0
1998 Speedy Kids Coed Visual Displays 1:25.4
1997 Cornwall Queen Snapshots Pinpante 1:24.0
1996 Flaming Heart I Love To Dance Gamila 1:24.9
1995 Vigil Tonicity Castlereagh Run 1:23.7
1994 Verocative Bionic Bess Poetique 1:23.9
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
1990 Mammy Zilezal All Mine 1:25.2
1989 Lady Of Perfection Sweet Ripa Dalmator 1:24.6
1988 Boardwalk Angel Volterra Super Unicorn 1:24.0