Turnbull Stakes

The Turnbull Stakes is a Group 1 race held at Flemington Racecourse in early October on the same day as Sydney’s Epsom Handicap Day card at Royal Randwick.

Since 1972, this event has been a 2000 metre race. Considering that it’s run at set weights with penalties, it’s the only Group 1 race in Australia to feature these conditions at such a distance.

This race can be a great lead in to the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, especially for people wanting to bet on the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and the iconic Melbourne Cup. Green Moon (2012) was the last galloper to complete the Turnbull Stakes – Melbourne Cup double. 

Plenty of outstanding horses have won the Turnbull Stakes throughout history including: Ajax (1938, 1940), Comic Court (1949, 1950), triple Melbourne Cup champion Makybe Diva (2005) and more recently four-time Cox Plate hero Winx (2017, 2018).

Turnbull Stakes 2020 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,000 metres
  • Weight Class: Set weights with penalties
  • Qualification: Four year olds and older (excluding maidens)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Victoria Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $500,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1865

Turnbull Stakes 2020 Betting

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

How To Bet On The Turnbull Stakes In 2020

Log into neds.com.au

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

2020 Turnbull Stakes FIELD (HORSES)

The official Turnbull Stakes 2020 field is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

Turnbull Stakes 2020 Odds

The Turnbull Stakes 2020 odds will be published here once betting opens. For the current odds,  you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of Turnbull Stakes here.

Turnbull Stakes 2020 Tips

  • Favourite: TBD.
  • Best Bet: TBD.
  • Best Roughie: TBD.

Check in with Jared Timms and the racing experts on our blog closer to race day for the full 2020 Turnbull Stakes tips and betting selections.

Turnbull Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 3rd of October, 2020. Turnbull Stakes Day is also host to four other Group status races with the running of the: 

  • Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m)
  • Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m)
  • Group 2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes (1400m)
  • Group 3 The Bart Cummings (2500m)

Turnbull Stakes 2020 Nominations

Closing time for nominations is 12 PM on Monday the 28th of September, 2020. 

Turnbull Stakes 2020 Weights

The race is run at set weights plus penalties. Final weights will be declared at 4pm on Monday, the 28th of September, 2020. The official Turnbull Stakes 2020 weights for the final field will be published in our above Turnbull Stakes Field section. 

Turnbull Stakes 2020 Acceptances

Acceptances will be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 30th of October, 2020. The official Turnbull Stakes 2020 final acceptances will be published in our above Turnbull Stakes Field section. 

Turnbull Stakes 2020 Riders

Riders must be announced by 1 PM on Wednesday, the 30th of September, 2020. The official Turnbull Stakes 2020 jockeys will be published in our above Turnbull Stakes Field section. 

Turnbull Stakes Race Number

Turnbull Stakes is set to run as Race 7 on Saturday October 3, 2020. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse. 

Turnbull Stakes 2020 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 2020’s Turnbull Stakes has been released.

Turnbull Stakes Winners (Past Results)

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2019 Kings Will Dream Jye McNeil Chris Waller 2:03.5
2018 Winx Hugh Bowman Chris Waller 2:01.6
2017 Winx Hugh Bowman Chris Waller 2:02.0
2016 Hartnell James McDonald John O’Shea 2:01.0
2015 Preferment Hugh Bowman Chris Waller 2:01.3
2014 Lucia Valentina Kerrin McEvoy Kris Lees 2:01.8
2013 Happy Trails Dwayne Dunn Paul Beshara 2:02.9
2012 Green Moon Craig Williams Robert Hickmott 2:02.1
2011 December Draw Michael Rodd Mark Kavanagh 2:03.9
2010 Zipping Nicholas Hall Robert Hickmott 2:03.2
2009 Efficient Nicholas Hall John Sadler 2:01.6
2008 Littorio Steven King Nigel Blackiston 2:02.4
2007 Devil Moon 2:03.4
2006 Sphenophyta 2:01.9
2005 Makybe Diva S R King D L FREEDMAN 2:01.5
2004 Elvstroem N Rawiller Tony Vasil 2:00.4
2003 Studebaker S Baster B W PETERSON 2:04.0
2002 Northerly G J Childs Fred Kersley 2:02.3
2001 Sunline G J Childs T J MCKEE 2:03.9
2000 Fairway D Beadman J DENHAM 2:02.2
1999 Sky Heights D Oliver C ALDERSON
1998 Aerosmith G J Childs Peter Hurdle
1997 Marble Halls D Oliver D L FREEDMAN
1996 Doriemus Greg Hall D L FREEDMAN
1995 All Our Mob W Harris Gai Waterhouse
1994 Redding D Brereton G J KELLY
1993 The Phantom Chance R D Vance John Wheeler
1992 Naturalism S D Marshall D L FREEDMAN
1991 Let’s Elope S R King Bart Cummings
1990 Better Loosen Up M Clarke D A HAYES
1989 Super Impose D Gauci D L FREEDMAN
1988 Vo Rogue C Small V R RAIL
1987 Vo Rogue C Small V R RAIL
1986 Just Now H White J J ATKINS
1985 Lacka Reason G Willetts MS M BULL
1984 Al Dwain R J Skelton R Autridge
1983 Chez Nous M Clarke C S HAYES