Turnbull Stakes

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Turnbull Stakes
Group 1 race
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Location Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
Inaugurated 1865 (as VRC Royal Park Stakes)
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Sponsor Yellowglen (2016)
Race information
Distance 2,000 metres
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Four years old and older that are not maidens
Weight Set weights with penalties
Purse A$500,000 (2016)
Bonuses Winner exempt from ballot in the Caulfield Cup
Amounis,1930 winner
Ajax II, Dual winner (1938, 1940)

The Turnbull Stakes is a Victoria Racing Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race, for horses four years old and older, run under set weights with penalties conditions over a distance of 2,000 metres. The race is held at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia in early October. Total prize money is A$500,000.[1]

Race History[edit]

It is one of the important races of the Spring Racing Carnival and is considered a major preparatory race for the Caulfield Cup, W S Cox Plate and for the Melbourne Cup.

Race name[edit]

In 1948 the race was renamed after the Victoria Racing Club Chairman at the time Richard Turnbull.[2]

The race has featured in the VRC Spring meet under different names.[3]

  • 1865–1894 - Royal Park Stakes
  • 1895–1897 - September Stakes
  • 1898–1935 - October Stakes
  • 1936–1947 - Melbourne Stakes
  • 1948 onwards - Turnbull Stakes

Race grade[edit]

  • 1865–1978 - Principal Race
  • 1979–2005 - Group 2
  • 2006 - Group 1
  • 2007–2009 - Group 2
  • 2010 onwards - Group 1

Race distance[edit]

  • 1865–1883 – 2 miles (~3200 metres)
  • 1884 - 134 miles (~2800 metres)
  • 1885–1890 – 2 miles (~3200 metres)
  • 1891 - 158 miles (~2600 metres)
  • 1892–1894 - 112 miles (~2400 metres)
  • 1895–1915 - 114 miles (~2000 metres)
  • 1915–1922 - 112 miles (~2400 metres)
  • 1923 - 114 miles (~2000 metres)
  • 1924 - 118 miles (~1800 metres)
  • 1925–1947 - 1 mile (~1600m)
  • 1948–1970 - 112 miles (~2400 metres)
  • 1971 - 114 miles (~2000 metres)
  • 1972 onwards - 2000m

Race conditions[edit]

  • From 1864 to 1963 the race was run under Handicap conditions.
  • From 1964 to 1970 the race was run under Weight for Age conditions.

The winners[edit]

  • 2016 - Hartnell [4]
  • 2015 - Preferment [5]
  • 2014 - Lucia Valentina [6]
  • 2013 - Happy Trails [7]
  • 2012 - Green Moon [8]
  • 2011 - December Draw [9]
  • 2010 - Zipping [10]
  • 2009 - Efficient [11]
  • 2008 - Littorio [12]
  • 2007 - Devil Moon [13]
  • 2006 - Sphenophyta [14]
  • 2005 - Makybe Diva [15]
  • 2004 - Elvstroem [16]
  • 2003 - Studebaker [17]
  • 2002 - Northerly [18]
  • 2001 - Sunline [19]
  • 2000 - Fairway [20]
  • 1999 - Sky Heights [21]
  • 1998 - Aerosmith [22]
  • 1997 - Marble Halls [23]
  • 1996 - Doriemus [24]
  • 1995 - All Our Mob [25]
  • 1994 - Redding [26]
  • 1993 - The Phantom Chance [27]
  • 1992 - Naturalism[28]
  • 1991 - Let's Elope [29]
  • 1990 - Better Loosen Up [30]
  • 1989 - Super Impose [31]
  • 1988 - Vo Rogue [32]
  • 1987 - Vo Rogue [33]
  • 1986 - Just Now [34]
  • 1985 - Lacka Reason [35]
  • 1984 - Al Dwain [36]
  • 1983 - Chez Nous [37]
  • 1982 - Birchwood
  • 1981 - No Peer
  • 1980 - Amarla
  • 1979 - Dulcify
  • 1978 - Lefroy
  • 1977 - Salamander
  • 1976 - Denise's Joy
  • 1975 - Analight
  • 1974 - Leilani
  • 1973 - Australasia
  • 1972 - Sharif
  • 1971 - Igloo
  • 1970 - Arctic Symbol
  • 1969 - Fileur
  • 1968 - Galilee
  • 1967 - Star Belle
  • 1966 - Tobin Bronze
  • 1965 - Craftsman
  • 1964 - Sir Dane
  • 1963 - Sometime
  • 1962 - Aquanita
  • 1961 - Blue Lodge
  • 1960 - Aircraft
  • 1959 - Mac
  • 1958 - Pandie Sun
  • 1957 - Syntax
  • 1956 - Pushover
  • 1955 - Redcraze
  • 1954 - Rising Fast
  • 1953 - Petrograd
  • 1952 - Aldershot
  • 1951 - Morse Code
  • 1950 - Comic Court
  • 1949 - Comic Court
  • 1948 - Beau Gem
  • 1947 - Sea Monarch
  • 1946 - Bernborough
  • 1945 - Lawrence
  • 1944 - Counsel
  • 1943 - Amana
  • 1942 - Great Britain
  • 1941 - Panka
  • 1940 - Ajax
  • 1939 - Manrico
  • 1938 - Ajax
  • 1937 - John Wilkes
  • 1936 - Prince Quex
  • 1935 - Cardinal
  • 1934 - Hall Mark
  • 1933 - Middle Watch
  • 1932 - Viol D'Amour
  • 1931 - Viol D'Amour
  • 1930 - Amounis
  • 1929 - High Syce
  • 1928 - Highland
  • 1927 - Royal Charter
  • 1926 - Manfred
  • 1925 - Fujisan
  • 1924 - Whittier
  • 1923 - Whittier
  • 1922 - Tangalooma
  • 1921 - Tangalooma
  • 1920 - Eurythmic (horse)
  • 1919 - Night Watch
  • 1918 - King Offa
  • 1917 - Lanius
  • 1916 - Greencap
  • 1915 - Lavendo
  • 1914 - Aleconner
  • 1913 - Mountain Princess
  • 1912 - Lady Medallist
  • 1911 - Flavian
  • 1910 - Captain White
  • 1909 - Iolaire
  • 1908 - Pink 'Un
  • 1907 - Subterranean
  • 1906 - Ellis
  • 1905 - Gladsome
  • 1904 - Gladsome
  • 1903 - Wakeful
  • 1902 - Strata Florida
  • 1901 - Haymaker
  • 1900 - Hautboy
  • 1899 - Mora
  • 1898 - Bobadil
  • 1897 - Ayrshire
  • 1896 - Resolute
  • 1895 - Hova
  • 1894 - Fortunatus
  • 1893 - Vakeel
  • 1892 - Donation
  • 1891 - Marvel
  • 1890 - Megaphone
  • 1889 - Prince Consort
  • 1888 - Mentor
  • 1887 - Carlyon
  • 1886 - Trenton
  • 1885 - Trenton
  • 1884 - David
  • 1883 - Legrand
  • 1882 - Darebin
  • 1881 - Sweetmeat
  • 1880 - Progress
  • 1879 - First King
  • 1878 - Warlock
  • 1877 - Robinson Crusoe
  • 1876 - Tocal
  • 1875 - Robin Hood
  • 1874 - Dagworth
  • 1873 - Don Juan
  • 1872 - King Of The Ring
  • 1871 - Warrior
  • 1870 - Tim Whiffler
  • 1869 - Peeress
  • 1868 - The Barb
  • 1867 - Warwick
  • 1866 - Volunteer
  • 1865 - The Sign

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners and Past Results for the Turnbull Stakes". Progroupracing.com (Aus). 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Turnbull Stakes". horseracing.com.au (Aus). 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "VRC Turnbull Stakes (winners from 1865-2000)". Beijing Jockey Club (in Chinese). China Stud Book. 2000. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "2016 Result – Yellowglen Turnbull Stakes (held 2 October 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "2015 Result – Yellowglen Turnbull Stakes (held 4 October 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "2014 Result – Turnbull Stakes (held 4 October 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "2013 Result – Turnbull Stakes (held 5 October 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "2012 Result – Turnbull Stakes (held 6 October 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "2011 Result – Turnbull Stakes (held 2 October 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "2010 Result – Turnbull Stakes (held 3 October 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "2009 Result – Turnbull Stakes (held 3 October 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "2008 Result – Turnbull Stakes (held 4 October 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "2007 Result – Turnbull Stakes (held 6 October 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "2006 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 7 October 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  15. ^ "2005 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 1 October 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  16. ^ "2004 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 2 October 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  17. ^ "2003 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 4 October 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  18. ^ "2002 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 5 October 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  19. ^ "2001 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 6 October 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  20. ^ "2000 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 7 October 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  21. ^ "1999 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 2 October 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  22. ^ "1998 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 3 October 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  23. ^ "1997 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 4 October 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  24. ^ "1996 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 5 October 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  25. ^ "1995 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 7 October 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  26. ^ "1994 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 2 October 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  27. ^ "1993 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 2 October 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  28. ^ "1992 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 3 October 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  29. ^ "1991 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 5 October 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  30. ^ "1990 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 6 October 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  31. ^ "1989 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 7 October 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  32. ^ "1988 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 1 October 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  33. ^ "1987 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 3 October 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  34. ^ "1986 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 4 October 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  35. ^ "1985 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 5 October 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  36. ^ "1984 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 6 October 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  37. ^ "1983 Result – Turnbull Stks (held 1 October 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015.