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Tibbie Stakes

The Tibbie Stakes is a Group 3 event for fillies & mares that takes place on a Friday afternoon each year in September at Newcastle racecourse in Newcastle during the Sydney spring racing carnival in New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres under set weights plus penalties conditions and offers $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2017 Tibbie Stakes was won by Zanbagh from Perfect Rhyme with Hetty Heights third.

Previously a listed event, the Tibbie Stakes was upgraded to Group 3 status for the 2013/2014 racing season and is held on the first day of the Newcastle Jockey Club's two-day Newcastle Gold Cup Carnival in Newcastle, located around 200km north of Sydney on the Hunter Coast.

Four group races are held on the opening day of the Cup carnival, with the Gr3 Newcastle Gold Cup, Gr3 Cameron Handicap and Gr3 Spring Stakes all taking place alongside the Tibbie Stakes.

The Newcastle Gold Cup carnival was previously held on Wednesday & Thursday but was moved to Friday & Saturday for the 2015/2016 racing season to give locals a better opportunity to come along enjoy the day.

2017 Tibbie Stakes info

Date: Friday 15th September 2017
Track: Newcastle racecourse, Newcastle
Distance: 1400 metres
Race Type: 3yo Fillies - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000
2017 Winner: Zanbagh

The Tibbie Stakes is one of the feature races up for grabs for fillies & mares only on Newcastle Gold Cup day and typically the better class gallopers will be favoured by the set weight & penalties conditions of the race.

Any mares contesting this event might go on to a race like the Gr3 Angst Stakes at Rosehill the following month as it is raced under similar conditions. Nocturnelle (2012) managed to take out the Tibbie Stakes & Angst Stakes double after winning this race. Skyerush (2nd in 2011) finished third in the Angst Stakes following a second place finish in the Tibbie Stakes.

Horses resuming from a spell have tasted success in recent times including Spirits Bird (2016) and She's Clean (2015), something to note when doing the form.

Zanbagh (2017) finished unplaced in the Gr2 Tramway Stakes over 1400m at Randwick before scoring in this event and recent Tibbie Stakes winners include Spirit Bird (2016) and She's Clean (2015).

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Newcastle Track Map

Newcastle race track is a flat track which has a circumference of 2000m and horses race in a clockwise direction. The track surface is turf and the straight length is 415m.

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2017 Tibbie Stakes result

1. $16.00 Zanbagh 58.5 Hugh Bowman
2. $17.00 Perfect Rhyme 55.0 Tim Clark
3. $31.00 Hetty Heights 55.0 Andrew Adkins

then followed
4. $31.00 Elle Lou 57.0 Blake Shinn
5. $3.60 Imposing Lass 57.0 Jason Collett
6. $15.00 Princess Posh 55.0 Brenton Avdulla
7. $13.00 Zestful 57.0 Tye Angland
8. $4.40 Lubiton 56.0 Glyn Schofield
9. $13.00 Philosophy 55.0 Corey Brown
10. $51.00 Beatniks 55.0 Adam Hyeronimus
11. $31.00 Skylight Glow 55.0 Ms Rachel King
12. $31.00 Pygmy 55.0 Kerrin McEvoy
13. $26.00 Shazee Lee 57.0 Jay Ford
14. $26.00 Girl Sunday 55.0 James Innes Jnr
15. $9.50 Sort After 55.0 Joshua Parr

Margins: 0.51 len, 0.60 len
Time: 1:23.62

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Tibbie Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 Zanbagh Perfect Rhyme Hetty Heights 1:23.6
2016 Spirit Bird Fitou Savoureux 1:19.9
2015 She's Clean Two Blue Sultry Feeling 1:23.3
2014 Fine Bubbles I'm In The Money Gold Epona 1:23.7
2013 Vaquera Gold Epona Cameo 1:23.8
2012 Nocturnelle New Beginning Irish Dream 1:22.7
2011 More Strawberries Skyerush Sweetest Melody 1:24.0