Tab Stakes

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

TAB Stakes, Flemington

Run over 1,200 metres, the Tab Stakes is a Group 2 race taking place at Flemington Racecourse. With a $300,000 prize purse, it attracts some of Australia’s best sprinters.

Starting out as a Principal Race, this race was upgraded to Group 2 status in 1979.

This race serves as a good lead up for the Darley Classic, run at the same course and distance.

Tab Stakes 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Open handicap
  • Qualification: Three year olds and over (maidens excluded)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Prize Purse: $300,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1868

Tab Stakes Betting

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Tab Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Tab Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Tab Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Tab 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 Tab 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 Tab Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Tab Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Tab 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 Tab Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Tab Stakes

  1. Log in at
  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 Tab Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

tab stakes 2020 ODDS

Early market odds on the 2020 tab stakes will be displayed below. For current odds on our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Tab Stakes

The best way to pick who will win the Tab Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Straight Shooters – With no turn, this race suits horses that excel at running the straight.
  • Hot Lead Ups – The Caulfield Sprint and AJ Moir Stakes both serve as good lead ups to this race.

Tab Stakes Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2 and TBA #3.

Tab Stakes 2019 Field

Once nominations are released. we will display the 16 most likely runners to make the field below.

Tab Stakes 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBA.

Best Bet: TBA.

Best Roughie: TBA.

Tab Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 2nd of November, 2019.

Tab Stakes Barrier Draw

The 2019 Tab Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Tab Stakes Nominations

Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 28th of October, 2019.

Tab Stakes Weights

An open handicap applies to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 28th of October, 2019.

Tab Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 30th of October, 2019.

Tab Stakes Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 30th of
October, 2019.

Tab Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 2nd of November, 2019.

Tab Stakes Prize Money

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

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

Tab Stakes Race Number

The Tab Stakes is race number 5 on Saturday, the 2nd of November, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Tab Stakes Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s Tab Stakes has been released.

Tab Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 Tab Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Tab Stakes Winners

Winners of the Tab Stakes for the past five years are displayed in the table below. For a full list of winners, please visit our winners page for this race.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 Osborne Bulls James Cummings Hugh Bowman 59 kgs 1:09.88
2017 Rich Charm Udyta Clarke Patrick Moloney 54 kgs 1:08.90
2016 Illustrious Lad Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 54.5 kgs 1:08.31
2015 Eclair Choice Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 55 kgs 1:09.34
2014 Deep Field Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 54 kgs 1:11.05
2013 Fontelina Anthony Cummings Peter Robl 57.5 kgs 1:09.01
2012 Fontelina Anthony Cummings Vlad Duric 54 kgs 1:08.81
2011 Sister Madly John Sadler Damien Oliver 54.5 kgs 1:10.41
2010 Whitefriars Rick Worthington Jim Cassidy 52.5 kgs 1:11.11
2009 Eagle Falls David Hayes Damien Oliver 54.5 kgs 1:08.90
2008 Hot Danish Les Bridge Danny Nikolic 54.5 kgs 1:10.10
2007 Swick Bart Cummings James Winks 54 kgs 1:09.27
2006 Dance Hero Gai Waterhouse Chris Munce 55 kgs 1:08.62
2005 Glamour Puss Danny O’Brien Steven King 52 kgs 1:08.93
2004 Takeover Target Joe Janiak Jay Ford 53 kgs 1:08.27
2003 Ancient Song Peter Moody Scott Seamer 51.5 kgs 1:11.03
2002 Rubitano Brian Mayfield-Smith Nash Rawiller 57.5 kgs 1:07.17
2001 Sudurka Brian Mayfield-Smith Danny Nikolic 52.5 kgs 1:08.43
2000 Easy Rocking Ron Quinton Jim Cassidy 54.5 kgs 1:10.03
1999 Pharein David Hall Brett Prebble 52 kgs 1:07.90