Turnbull Stakes

Turnbull Stakes

Winners and Past Results for the Turnbull Stakes.

Victoria Racing Club hosts a number of black type races during the Melbourne spring racing carnival which includes the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes for horses four years old and upwards.

The 2000 metre race is held at Flemington Racecourse in October under set weight and penalty conditions. A tidy purse of $500,000 is offered by the VRC in what is considered one of the premier races during the spring carnival. The race has produced a number of high class gallopers like Makybe Diva who have gone on to win the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate, and Melbourne Cup as well.

The Turnbull Stakes is the ideal platform for horses preparing for the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup, and is also a handy form guide for the Yalumba Stakes held at Caulfield Racecourse one week later. Horses may use a number of races as a warm up for the Turnbull Stakes although the 1800 M Group 1 Underwood Stakes at Caulfield a fortnight earlier is one of the races to follow.

Some of the finest gallopers to etch their name on the trophy and move on to achieve greater success include Zipping in 2010 who was runner in the WS Cox Plate in his next run and followed it up with a fourth place in the Melbourne Cup and his fourth Group 2 Sandown Classic in succession. Unplaced in the 2009 Turnbull Stakes, Viewed and Roman Emperor went on to cross the finishing line in the Caulfield Cup ahead of the rest in the same order. Makybe Diva followed up her 2005 Turnbull Stakes win iwth a victory in the WS Cox Plate as well and then went on to win three Melbourne Cups in succession. Elvstroem managed to scored a Turnbull Stakes / Caulfield Cup double in 2004.

The Turnbull Stakes has been hosted by VRC since 1865 and remained a principal race until Dulcify won in 1979 when it achieved Group 2 status. It was upgraded to Group 1 in 2006 and had a brief demotion to Group 2 the next year. However, it has enjoyed Group 1 status again since 2010.

Lee Freedman, one of the most prolific Melbourne Cup trainers, is also one of the most successful trainers in the Turnbull Stakes, and his wins in this race account for a number of his Group 1 victories. Other notable winners of the Turnbull Stakes include Rising Fast (1954), Galilee (1968), Super Impose (1989), Let's Elope (1991), Naturalism (1992), Doriemus (1996), Northerly (2001) and Elvstroem (2004).

Year Turnbull Stakes Winners
2017 Winx
2016 Hartnell
2015 Preferment
2014 Lucia Valentina
2013 Happy Trails
2012 Green Moon
2011 December Draw
2010 Zipping
2009 Efficient
2008 Littorio
2007 Devil Moon
2006 Sphenophyta
2005 Makybe Diva
2004 Elvstroem
2003 Studebaker
2002 Northerly
2001 Sunline
2000 Fairway
1999 Sky Heights
1998 Aerosmith
1997 Marble Halls
1996 Doriemus
1995 All Our Mob
1994 Redding
1993 The Phantom Chance
1992 Naturalism
1991 Let's Elope
1990 Better Loosen Up
1989 Super Impose
1988 Vo Rogue
1987 Vo Rogue
1986 Just Now
1985 Lacka Reason
1984 Al Dwain
1983 Chez Nous
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 Stellar 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
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
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