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The Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes is a Group 3 race held on Australian Cup Day during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. It is a race for two-year-old fillies under set weight plus penalties conditions and offers $150,000 in prize money. Held at Flemington Racecourse, it covers a distance of 1200m and tends to attract handy sprinters from across the state. It is raced alongside premier races on the Australian Racing Calendar like the Group 1 Australian Cup, the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap, the Group 2 VRC Sires Produce Stakes and the Group 2 Blamey Stakes.
The event has gone by many names over the years, from the Bloodhorse Breeders Plate (1971-1990) to the Bloodhorse Breeders Stakes (1991-2000). From its inception in 1971 to 1995, this event was staged over 1400m, but in 1996 it was reduced to its present distance of 1200m. Between 1980 and 1998 it was a Group 2, before being down-graded to Group 3 status in 1999.
|2016||THYME FOR ROSES||BEN MELHAM||GAI WATERHOUSE||01:10.1|
|2015||PASADENA GIRL||VLAD DURIC||PETER MOODY||01:10.5|
|2014||CLIFTON RED||STEPHEN BASTER||DAVID HAYES||01:11.1|
|2013||MONTSEGUR||CRAIG WILLIAMS||PETER SNOWDEN||01:10.0|
|2012||SNITZERLAND||COREY BROWN||GERALD RYAN||01:10.2|
|2011||TRIPLE ASSET||MICHAEL RODD||JOHN KEYS||01:09.9|
|2010||SHAAHEQ||STEVE ARNOLD||DAVID HAYES||01:10.9|
|2009||MY EMOTION||CRAIG WILLIAMS||MICHAEL KENT||01:12.0|
|2008||OVAL AFFAIR||VLAD DURIC||DAVID HAYES||01:10.3|
|2007||ROSE CEREMONY||CHRIS SYMONS||MATHEW ELLERTON||01:10.1|
|2006||NEDIYM’S GLOW||NOEL CALLOW||MATHEW ELLERTON||01:11.1|