Hugh Bowman riding Winx
Hugh Bowman riding Winx wins the TAB Turnbull Stakes during Melbourne Racing at Flemington Racecourse on October 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

Turnbull Stakes Betting Tips

The Turnbull Stakes is a major Group 1 race held at Flemington and it’s run a week before Guineas Day at Caulfield.

Worth $500,000, it has been won by Winx most recently and that has helped increase its popularity on the world stage.

We will have final-field tips for the Turnbull Stakes when it is released three days prior to the running, however, punters can bet into the market around four months before the Turnbull Stakes is run.

Bookmakers offer a comprehensive 2019 Turnbull Stakes market with all the major runners covered.

Turnbull Stakes Odds

Bookmakers don’t currently have any odds available for the 2019 Turnbull Stakes but we will update them when they are released.

Turnbull Stakes Bookmaker Offers

The following bookmaker are offering Turnbull Stakes bonus bet deals.

Turnbull Stakes Field

The field for the 2019 Turnbull Stakes won’t be confirmed until October 2 when RISA releases the final field, barrier draw and weights.

The Toorak Handicap field consists of 18 runners and four emergency runners in case of scratchings. The field is determined by prize money, class and various other handicapping factors.

Turnbull Stakes Form Guide

The Turnbull Stakes is a great form guide for the big spring carnival races. Punters have had great success betting on the winners of this race before the Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup.

Melbourne Cup-performed runners include Galilee, Let’s Elope, All Our Mob, Doriemus, Makybe Diva, Efficient, Zipping and Green Moon. The list never ends and it stands alone as the best Cups form guide for punters.

The Cox Plate is also a good form race for horses coming out of the Turnbull Stakes, with the likes of Winx using it as a warm-up run.

Sunline won the 1999 and 2000 Cox Plates before winning the Turnbull Stakes in 2001. She would later fail to win her third Cox Plate, but her Turnbull Stakes win was impressive.

Form coming into the Turnbull Stakes is often autumn form from Sydney and Melbourne.

Turnbull Stakes Previous Winners

2014Lucia Valentina
2013Happy Trials
2012Green Moon
2011December Draw
2007Devil Moon
2005Makybe Diva

Turnbull Stakes Live Streaming

Punters can livestream the Turnbull Stakes at Beteasy. The Australian-based bookmaker shows all Australian and New Zealand racing live and all you need to do is have a positive account balance.

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Turnbull Stakes Race Schedule

Below are the dates, times and betting schedule for the Turnbull Stakes and the nine supporting races on the big card.

DateOctober 5, 2019
ConditionsSet Weights & Penalties
Prize Money$500,000

The Turnbull Stakes is one of 9 quality betting races, which also includes the Edward Manifold Stakes and The Bart Cummings.

It’s the only Group 1 feature on the card.

  • Race 1: Maribyrnong Trial Stakes
  • Race 2: Antler Luggage Stakes
  • Race 3: Paris Lane Stakes
  • Race 4: UCI Stakes
  • Race 5: Turnbull Stakes
  • Race 6: Gilgai Stakes
  • Race 7: The Bart Cummings
  • Race 8: Edward Manifold Stakes
  • Race 9: Blazer Stakes

Turnbull Stakes History

The Turnbull Stakes has been in existence since 1865, making it one of Australia’s oldest 2000m races.

Named after the Victorian Racing Club Chairman at the time Richard Turnbull, the Turnbull Stakes has since changed names on a few occasions but the old name was restored in 1948 when Beat Gem was victorious.

It has been taken out by some of Australia’s finest middle-distance thoroughbreds. Wakeful, Ajax, Rising Fast, Galilee, Sunline and Winx have all won, and we’re leaving out Vo Rogue, Let’s Elope and Naturalism.

It’s a form guide race, as we’ll discuss later, but the Turnbull Stakes is best known as a lead-in race to the bigger riches later in the carnival.

The Turnbull Stakes is a great race in its own right but most runners aren’t having their grand final that early in the spring. It’s used as a preparation for the Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup.