Linlithgow Stakes

Looking for early info on this year’s Linlithgow Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Salinger Stakes Winners: Kemalpasa (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) |

Formerly known as the Salinger Stakes and in recent years run as the TAB Stakes for sponsorship purposes, the Linlithgow Stakes is a Group 2 sprint run and won at Flemington Racecourse down the ‘Straight Six’ on Victoria Derby Day.

The 1200m showdown takes place on a Saturday in either late October or early November on the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and is an open handicap race offer $300,000 in prize money.

First contested in 1868, the event was formerly a weight-for-age race and before 2006 was run on VRC Oaks Day. Since being moved five days earlier, it now serves as a nice lead-up into the Group 1 $2 million Darley Sprint Classic (1200m).

Glamour Puss (2005) was the last galloper to complete the Linlithgow Stakes – VRC Sprint Classic double.

The race has held Group 2 status since 1979 and plenty of good horses have won the Linlithgow Stakes including: Phar Lap (1930), Chatham (1931-33), Ajax (1937-38), Sky High (1962), Vain (1969), Mahogany (1996), Fastnet Rock (2004), Illustrious Lad (2016) and Osborne Bulls (2018) who went on to win five consecutive Group 1 races.

Linlithgow Stakes 2021 – Quick Information

  • 2021 Race Name: TAB Stakes
  • Race Day: Saturday, October 30, 2021
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Handicap
  • Qualification: Open
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Prize Purse: $300,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1868
  • 2021 Linlithgow Stakes Winner: Justacanta

Linlithgow Stakes 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Linlithgow Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 30, 2021. 

  1. #8 Justacanta
  2. #2 Kemalpasa
  3. #5 Isaurian

Linlithgow Stakes Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Linlithgow Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Linlithgow Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Linlithgow Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Linlithgow Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Linlithgow  Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Linlithgow Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Linlithgow Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Linlithgow Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Linlithgow Stakes to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Linlithgow  Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Linlithgow Stakes in 2021

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  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Linlithgow Stakes Betting above.
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Linlithgow Stakes 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Linlithgow Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Linlithgow Stakes?

The best way to pick which sprinter will win the Linlithgow Stakes in 2021 is to take into account their lead-up form in similar grade/distance races, any past form at the Flemington track and those that may be Group 1 performed dropping in grade. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Linlithgow Stakes winner include: 

  • Past Performers: Many horses will contest multiple editions of the race and perform well including the recent back-to-back wins by Kemalpasa (2019-20). Kemalpasa also returned in 2021 to run a devastatingly close second to upset winner Justacanta ($17).
  • Gilgai Lead-Up: Flemington’s Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) held at the same track and distance earlier in the spring makes a solid lead-up into the event, although no horses has done the double since Belle Du Jour (2001).

Linlithgow Stakes 2021 Favourites

Early favourites in 2021 Linlithgow Stakes betting include Caulfield Sprint winner Oxley Road and the consistent Adelaide raide Kemalpasa who has strong Melbourne form. 

Linlithgow Stakes 2021 Field

The official Linlithgow Stakes 2021 field of final acceptances is announced the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

The 2021 Linlithgow Stakes field features just nine potential Darley Classic contenders led in betting by Peter Moody’s Caulfield Sprint winner Oxley Road.

  • Scratched: #1 Kementari (7) comes out in favour of a run in the $1 million Winners Stakes in Sydney. 

Linlithgow Stakes 2021 Tips

Favourite: #7 Oxley Road ($3.30 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #2 Kemalpasa ($3.60 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #5 Isaurian ($16 at time of publish) 

Our Neds’ exclusive 2021 Linlithgow Stakes tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

Linlithgow Stakes Race Day 2021

The 2021 Linlithgow Stakes takes place on Saturday, the 30th of October 2021 as part of Victoria Derby Day, which is the first of the famous four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival. Along with the Linlithgow Stakes and the Group 1 $2 million Victoria Derby (2500m) the other key races on the Derby Day card include:

Linlithgow Stakes 2021 Barrier Draw

The 2021 Linlithgow Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Linlithgow Stakes Field section. 

Linlithgow Stakes 2021 Nominations

Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 25th of October, 2021.

Linlithgow Stakes 2021 Weights

Open Handicap conditions apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 25th of October, 2021 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Linlithgow Stakes Field section. 

2021 Linlithgow Stakes Top-Weight:

  • #1 Kementari (59kg) – SCRATCHED
  • #2 Kemalpasa (58kg)

Linlithgow Stakes 2021 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 27th of October, 2021 and published in our above Linlithgow Stakes Field section. 

Linlithgow Stakes 2021 Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 27th of October, 2021 and published in our above Linlithgow Stakes Field section. 

Linlithgow Stakes Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 30th of October, 2021. 

2021 Linlithgow Stakes Scratchings: 

  • #1 Kementari (7) 

Linlithgow Stakes Prize Money 2021

The Linlithgow Stakes prize purse is worth $300,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $180,000
2nd $54,000
3rd $27,000
4th $13,500
5th $7,500
6th $6,000
7th $6,000
8th $6,000

Linlithgow Stakes Race Number 2021

The 2021 Linlithgow Stakes is set to run as Flemington Race 4 at 2:20pm (AEDT) on Saturday, the 30th of October, 2021. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Linlithgow Stakes 2021 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Linlithgow Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Linlithgow Stakes Live 2021

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Linlithgow Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Free to air television: Channel 7

Linlithgow Stakes Winners

Winners of the Linlithgow Stakes going back to 2000 displayed in the table below. 

2021 Justacanta Kemalpasa Isaurian 1:10.0
2020 Kemalpasa Order Of Command Bold Star 1:10.4
2019 Kemalpasa Order Of Command Zoutori 1:10.0
2018 Osborne Bulls Bons Away Runson 1:09:8
2017 Rich Charm Missrock The Monstar 1:08.9
2016 Illustrious Lad Counterattack Southern Legend 1:08.3
2015 Eclair Choice Hot Snitzel Dothraki 1:09.3
2014 Deep Field Driefontein In Cahoots 1:11.0
2013 Fontelina Spirit Of Boom Rarefied 1:09.0
2012 Fontelina Spirit Of Boom Tiger Tees 1:08.8
2011 Sister Madly Rarefied Temple Of Boom 1:10.4
2010 Whitefriars Beaded Chasm 1:11.1
2009 Eagle Falls Turffontein Absolutelyfabulous 1:08.9
2008 Hot Danish Fighting Fund Sunburnt Land 1:10.1
2007 Swick Great is Great Typhoon Zed 1:08.9
2006 Dance Hero Shadoways Miss Andretti 1:08.6
2005 Glamour Puss Barely A Moment Cape Of Good Hope 1:08.9
2004 Takeover Target Recurring St Basil 1:08.2
2003 Ancient Song Into The Night Blessum 1:11.0
2002 Rubitano Intelligent Star Cosmic Strike 1:07.1
2001 Sudurka Hire Camena 1:08.4
2000 Easy Rocking Umrum Tilt The Scales 1:10.0