Turnbull Stakes

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Turnbull Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Flemington Racecourse
Melbourne, Australia
Inaugurated 1948
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.vrc.net.au/victoria-racing-club
Race information
Distance 2000 M (10 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Four-year-olds & up
Weight Set Weights with penalties
Purse $502,000

The Turnbull Stakes is a 2000 metre Group 1 Australian Thoroughbred horse race, run under Set Weights with penalties conditions. The race is held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne in October. Total prize money is A$502,000. It is one of the important races of the Spring Racing Carnival along with the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate etc. as many of the highly favoured horses for the Melbourne Cup run in this race.

Race History[edit]


  • From 1948 to 1970 the race was run over 12 furlongs (2400 metres).


  • From 1948 to 1963 the race was run under Handicap conditions.
  • From 1964 to 1970 the race was run under Weight for Age conditions.
  • Prior to 2006 the race held Group 2 status.

Winners since 1999[edit]

2013 Happy Trails[1] 6 Dwayne Dunn Paul Beshara Mrs E. Dickmann, et al 2.02.94
2012 Green Moon[2] 6 Craig Williams Robert Hickmott Mr N C Williams et al 2.02.11
2011 December Draw[3] 6 Michael Rodd Mark Kavanagh Mr R A Pegum, Mr G Towzell 2.03.98
2010 Zipping[4] 9 Nicholas Hall Robert Hickmott Lloyd Williams, S.J. Williams 2.03.23
2009 Efficient[5] 6 Nicholas Hall John D. Sadler Lloyd Williams et al. 2.01.60
2008 Littorio[6] 4 Steven King Nigel A. Blackiston Mark Barrett, Murray McInnis et al. 2:02.44
2007 Devil Moon 4 Corey Brown Mark A. Kavanagh Hzarry Perks et al. 2:03.46
2006 Sphenophyta 6 Danny Nickolic Lee Freedman John O'Neill, Mark Pejic et al. 2:01.90
2005 Makybe Diva 6 Steven King David Hall Emily Krstina Syndicate 2:01.57
2004 Elvstroem 5 Nash Rawiller Tony Vasil Mr. F. B. J Tagg et al. 2:00.46
2003 Studebaker 4 Stephen Baster John Hawkes T. Pistikakis & M. Lam et al. 2:04.06
2002 Northerly 6 Greg Childs Fred R. Kersley Mrs J. A. Kersley et al. 2:02.30
2001 Sunline 6 Greg Childs Trevor McKee T. McKee, T. Green, H. Lusty 2:03.96
2000 Fairway 4 Darren Beadman Jack Denham J. Cordina et al. 2:02.22
1999 Sky Heights 4 Damien Oliver Colin Alderson R. Legh, A. Calabro et al. 2:04.60

Earlier winners[edit]