Winners and Past Results for the Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes.
Hosted by Victoria Racing Club, the Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes is a Group 3 race for two year old fillies held during the autumn racing carnival in Melbourne in March.
Horses travel over 1200 metres of Flemington Racecourse under set weights & penalty conditions. The race is worth $150,000 in prize money which is usually taken by horses who have the ability and experience to tackle Flemington's 1200 metre straight. The Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes is held alongside two million dollar Group 1 events, the Australian Cup and Newmarket Handicap. Other major events of the day include the Group 2 VRC Sires Produce Stakes and Blamey Stakes.
Better performing two year old fillies may make their way to the Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes after contesting in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse in February. Top performers may fancy their chances in the Golden Slipper Stakes although the race hasn't produced any top placegetters as yet. Fillies may also fancy their chances in The Jansz National Stakes at Morphettville Racecourse over 1200 metres later in March. The 1200 M Group 2 Magic Night Stakes at Rosehill Racecourse a fortnight later may also be on the cards for some of the better performing fillies.
The inaugural event was held as the VRC Blood horse Breeders' Plate, a principal race in 1971, which was won by a horse named Gossiper. Baglaga Miss was the first to win the race as a Group 2 event in 1980. The race was downgraded to Group 3 in 1999 and has been in the same class ever since. It has been held as the Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes since 2001. Notable gallopers to add the Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes to their resume include Twining in 1987, Apollo Wonder in 1990, Dama De Noche in 2001 and Shaaheq in 2010.
|Year||Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes Winners|
|2016||Thyme For Roses|
|2002||Dama De Noche|
|1997||It's A Giggle|
|1992||Love Comes To Town|
|1981||Rose Of Kingston|