Carbine Club Stakes
Group Three Betting Guide
|Date:||Saturday, November 2, 2024|
|Location:||Flemington Racecourse – Melbourne, Victoria|
The Carbine Club Stakes (VRC) is a Group 3 race held at Flemington racecourse on VRC Derby Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival worth $500,000.
Throughout its history, the Carbine Club Stakes has consistently been run over a mile (1600m). Initially classified as a Listed Race, it gained Group 3 status in 1998.
In recent years, the Carbine Club Stakes has seen limited success for fillies, with only six of them claiming victory since Permaiscuous in 2006. The most recent filly to win the race was Fangirl (2021), who went on to win the Vinery Stud Stakes in the following autumn season.
The Carbine Club Stakes has often served as a reliable indicator of a horse’s potential, with renowned trainer Bart Cummings frequently using the race to assess his horses’ abilities. Notable winners of the race include Think Big, who went on to win the Melbourne Cup, and Saintly, another Melbourne Cup champion.
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2024 Carbine Club Stakes Final Field
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Previous Carbine Club Stakes Field
No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Brave Mead Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Spencer 5 58kg 2 Heman Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 2 57kg 3 Kaizad Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 6 57kg 4 Critique Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Opie Bosson 8 57kg 5 Influential Chris Waller James McDonald 3 57kg 6 Rovno Amber Shane Nichols Zac Spain 9 57kg 7 Ersa Ben, Will & JD Hayes John Allen 1 55kg 8 Mah Ali Benjamin Smith Winona Costin 4 55kg 9 Just In Time Richard & Will Freedman Damien Oliver 7 55kg No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Tijuana Ben & JD Hayes Mark Zahra 2 58.5kg 2 Sandpaper James Cummings William Buick 5 58kg 3 Liberty Steps Ben & JD Hayes Damien Oliver 4 57kg 4 The Fortune Teller Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 12 57kg 5 Lincoln Square Greg Eurell Jye McNeil 7 57kg 6 Elkington Road Mike Moroney Jamie Mott 11 57kg 7 Rediener Chris Waller Brett Prebble 8 57kg 8 Watadeel Phillip Stokes Zac Spain 10 57kg 9 Big Story Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damian Lane 13 57kg 10 Lindermann Chris Waller N/A 6 57kg 11 Perfect Thought John Sargent Craig Williams 9 57kg 12 Pungo Chris Waller James McDonald 1 57kg 13 My Brothers Keeper Stephen Brown Harry Coffey 3 57kg
2023 Carbine Club Stakes result
Recent Carbine Club Stakes results
- Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott kicked off their Melbourne Cup Carnival in fine style with Kaizad ($11.00) leading every step of the 1600m to claim the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes at Flemington. Although the son Capitalist had only missed the placings once throughout his career, he was unwanted in betting, jumping at ($11.00) with online bookmakers. However, after he jumped perfectly and went straight to the lead for Tim Clark, Kaizad was always going to be hard to run down. Clark allowed his mount to get into a rhythm and run the race to suit himself before giving a big kick on the home turn to put two lengths on his nearest rival at the 300m mark. The two favoured runners in the race, Brave Mead ($3.00) and Heman ($3.10) chased gamely, but they were never a winning chance, as Clark got the most out his gelding late and recorded a nice victory.
- 27 years after Saintly won the race in the same colours, John Sargent’s Perfect Thought caused a massive upset in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes. Having been sent out as a $26 chance in the opening race on VRC Derby Day, the colt relished the genuine tempo that race favourite Pungo set throughout the 1600m affair. Craig Williams had his mount perfectly positioned throughout and when asked to quicken, Perfect Thought was quick to put his rivals away and would go on to claim victory by two lengths when eased down.
- Chris Waller, once again, started Victoria Derby Day on a high note by training the winner of the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) for the third time in eight years. Fangirl, ridden by James McDonald, delivered a dominant performance to secure victory in the 2021 Carbine Club Stakes. With this win, Fangirl joined the ranks of Waller-trained Carbine Club Stakes winners Kermadec (2014) and Comin’ Through (2016). Notably, she became the first filly to claim victory in the race since Permaiscuous in 2006. During the race, McDonald positioned Fangirl as they bided their time in the second half of the pack. As they entered the home straight at Flemington, McDonald made his move, taking Fangirl to the widest part of the track. With an impressive burst of speed, Fangirl surged past Brigantine, the runner-up priced at $5.50, with 200m to go she crossed the finish line with a comfortable three-length margin.
- New Zealand-owned three-year-old Crosshaven called on all his fortitude to outgun stablemate Aysar in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m), the opening event of the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington. The Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes-trained gelding had been a model of consistency, winning five of his seven starts and entered the contest on the back of a fourth placing in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m). Ridden by expat Kiwi Daniel Stackhouse, Crosshaven lead throughout at a measured tempo and despite being headed in the straight by Aysar, rallied back to score in determined fashion.
- Dalasan, a South Australian star, delivered a significant victory for connections when getting the better of Brandenburg in the Carbine Club Stakes. Despite being a beaten favourite in the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude and the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, Dalasan, trained by Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas, made a strong comeback in the Group 2 event at Flemington. Following a gun ride from Hugh Bowman, Dalasan was able to pounce on the lead inside the final 200m and would go on to beat Brandenbrug by half-a-length in impressive fashion.
Carbine Club Stakes winners
|Carbine Club Stakes Past Winners|
|2023||Kaizad||Tim Clark||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|2022||Perfect Thought||Craig Williams||John Sargent|
|2021||Fangirl||James McDonald||Chris Waller|
|2020||Crosshaven||Daniel Stackhouse||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes|
|2019||Dalasan||Hugh Bowman||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas|
|2018||Ranier||Hugh Bowman||James Cummings|
|2017||Levendi||Ben Melham||Peter Gelagotis|
|2016||Comin’ Through||Michael Walker||Chris Waller|
|2015||Mahuta||Brad Rawiller||Darren Weir|
|2014||Kermadec||Blake Shinn||Chris Waller|
|2013||Paximadia||Kerrin McEvoy||Peter Snowden|
|2012||Lunar Rise||Hugh Bowman||Bart Cummings|
|2011||Galah||Kerrin McEvoy||Peter Snowden|
|2010||Mr Chard||Craig Williams||Dean Lawson|
|2009||Kidnapped||Kerrin McEvoy||Peter Snowden|
|2008||Dr Doute’s||Michael Rodd||Mark Kavanagh|
|2007||Turquoise Forever||Nash Rawiller||Rodney Douglas|
|2006||Permaiscuous||Damien Oliver||David Hayes|
|2005||Testafiable||Luke Nolen||Peter Moody|
|2004||Al Maher||Jim Cassidy||Gai Waterhouse|
|2003||Sir Dex||Damien Oliver||Gregory Hickman|
|2002||Delago Brom||Steven Arnold||Tommy Hughes|
|2001||All Courage||Jim Cassidy||Lee Freedman|
|2000||Inspire||Larry Cassidy||Clarry Conners|
Carbine Club Stakes winners pre-2000
|Carbine Club Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000|