Turnbull Stakes Horse Race

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The Turnbull Stakes Race is one of the exciting racing events in Australia. In 2021, the race will be held on October 2, 2021, at Flemington racecourse. Not only does this great event attract many bettors to the track, but also provides for some great online betting options.

With total prize money set at $500,000, there are some great opportunities to wager and win! Enjoy Turnbull Stakes betting on this Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race, featuring horses over the age of 4 (see other Group 1 horse races in Flemington).

Race History

This exciting horse race has been running since 1865, where the first winner was The Sign. It is a 2.000m race that is organized by the Victoria Racing Club. Over the years, the race was known by various names until it was finally named the Turnbull Stakes Race in 1948. In the 1800s, it was two miles in length and then shortened to one mile. The current length of 2.000m has been in place since 1971.

Turnbull Stakes Race Results

Over the years, there have been some notable winners at this great Melbourne race. Take a look at the results from the 2020 race. You will find many of these horses entering the 2021 event, so keep an eye on them when choosing bets!

Horse Margin Barrier Weight
Verry Elleegant 9 55.5kg
Toffee Tongue 0.1L 15 53.5kg
Finche 0.2L 12 54.5kg
Dalasan 0.3L 5 56.5kg
Master of Wine 0.9L 6 56.5kg

Past Winners

Over the years, there are have been big winners. For much of the race history, northern trained horses did not perform well. However, recently, northern horses started taking wins, including Verry Elleegant in 2020, Kings Will Dream in 2019, and Winx in 2017 and 2018.

In 2010 when the set weights and penalty conditions were overlooked, Hartnell beat the last Caulfield Cup winner by three lengths and was then beaten by 8 lengths in the Cox Plate. Three winners in the past 10 years have gone on to win the Melbourne Cup.

Barrier Draw Statistics

Barriers play an important role in horse racing and the chances of winning a race will be impacted by which barrier the horse starts. The field barrier draw at the Turnbull Stakes can be the reason for even the best horses to lose. Past race results have shown that horses drawing a barrier is essential to winning. Since 2002, there have only been two horses to win from any double-digit barrier.

Turnbull Stakes Winners by Barrier

When it comes to choosing winners, barriers will play an important role and can alter odds. The most Turnbull Stakes winners have come from barriers 2 and 8. Since 2000, here are the winners by barrier:

Barrier Wins
1 1
2 4
3 2
4 4
6 1
7 1
8 4
9 2
12 1
13 1
16 1


What time is the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington?

The excitement of this years race will begin at 12:30.

What to wear to Turnbull Stakes day?

Every major race in the Spring Racing Carnival has a specific flower dedicated to the day. When heading out to Turnbull Stakes, be sure to add White Freesia to your wardrobe!

Who won the Turnbull stakes 2020?

The Turnbull Stakes winner for 2020 was Verry Elleegant, trained by Chris Walker and ridden by Mark Zahra. The win came from barrier 9.

Learn more about other Group 1 races in Flemington, Melbourne

If you are looking for other group 1 horse races in Flemington racecourse, read the pages listed below to get more information.

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