Horse Racing | Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes

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.



PREVIOUS THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
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