Turnbull Stakes

2020 TURNBULL STAKES NEWS

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The Turnbull Stakes is a $500,000 Group 1 race that has set weights and penalties. It is raced over 2000m and is regularly used as a lead-up race for some of the bigger distance events later in the spring.

In 2019, Kings Will Dream edged out Finche in a thrilling race to win the Turnbull Stakes, with Hartnell finishing third and Vow And Declare making up the first four. From the Turnbull, Kings Will Dream raced in both the Cox Plate and Mackinnon Stakes but failed to place in either race.

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It was first run as the Royal Park Stakes back in 1865, with The Sign claiming victory. In 1948 it was renamed after former Victoria Club Chairman Richard Turnbull. Some of the greatest horses to ever grace the turf have won the Turnbull Stakes including Ajax, Northerly, Makybe Diva, and Winx.

The last two horses to complete the Turnbull and Melbourne Cup double were Green Moon (2012) and Makybe Diva (2005), while Winx twice won the Turnbull before going on to claim victory in the Cox Plate.

Chris Waller has seen great success in the race over recent years, winning four of the last five editions of the Turnbull Stakes thanks to Kings Will Dream, Winx and Preferment.

Kings Will Dream ran a 2:03.54 to win the Turnbull Stakes in 2019 but the fastest time over the last 20 years in the race actually belongs to Preferment. The Chris Waller-trained runner clocked 2:01.34 when he won in 2015.

Turnbull Stakes Field

As is with most races Winx has run, recent betting history is a little skewed for the Turnbull Stakes. Before Winx won the race in consecutive years Hartnell did win as favourite, however, Kings Will Dream offered a little more value for punters in 2019, winning at $11.

2020 Turnbull Stakes Odds

*Odds correct at time of posting this article

HorseWinPlace
1Vow And Declare (10)J: Damien Oliver 57.5kg T: D T O’brien$26.00$6.00
2Kings Will Dream (8)J: Jye Mcneil 57.5kg T: C J Waller$15.00$4.50
3Surprise Baby (1)J: Craig Williams 57.5kg T: P A Preusker$6.50$2.40
4Warning (7)J: Billy Egan 56.5kg T: A & S Freedman$26.00$6.00
5Dalasan (3)J: Jamie Kah 56.5kg T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas$16.00$4.80
6Master Of Wine (4)J: Michael Rodd 56.5kg T: M, W & J Hawkes$8.00$2.80
7King Of Leogrance (14)J: Damian Lane 56.5kg T: D T O’brien$13.00$4.00
8Aktau (5)J: Daniel Moor 56.5kg T: M D Moroney$51.00$10.00
9Verry Elleegant (9)J: Mark Zahra 55.5kg T: C J Waller$4.40$1.85
10Oceanex (13)J: Dean Yendall 55.5kg T: M Price & M Kent Jnr$41.00$9.00
11Harlem (11)J: Jamie Mott 54.5kg T: T Dabernig & B Hayes$34.00$7.50
12Finche (15)J: Ben Melham 54.5kg T: C J Waller$9.00$3.00
13Django Freeman (6)J: Luke Nolen 54.5kg T: Robert Hickmott$19.00$5.50
14Superstorm (12)J: William Pike 53.5kg T: G & A Williams$7.50$2.60
15Toffee Tongue (2)J: Michael Dee 53.5kg T: C J Waller$51.00$10.00

Turnbull Stakes Betting

As is with most races Winx has run, recent betting history is a little skewed for the Turnbull Stakes. Before Winx won the race in consecutive years Hartnell did win as favourite, however, Kings Will Dream offered a little more value for punters in 2019, winning at $11.

Turnbull Stakes Results

PLACEHORSETRAINERJOCKEYSP
1Kings Will DreamChris WallerJye McNeil$11
2FincheChris WallerDamian Lane$5.50
3HartnellJames CummingsBrad Rawiller$10
4Vow And DeclareDanny O’BrienDamien Oliver$17
5Mystic JourneyAdam TrinderAnthony Darmanin$3.90
6Looks Like ElvisBryan DaisDeclan Bates$31
7SoundMichael MoroneyJames Winks$151
8Kentucky BreezeLevi KavanaghJamie Kah$26
9RostropovichDavid & B Hayes & T DabernigDwayne Dunn$12
10Mr QuickiePhillip StokesJohn Allen$3.40
11Trap For FoolsJarrod McLeanPeter Hall$31

TURNBULL STAKES WINNERS

2019 – Kings Will Dream (2:03.54)
2018 – Winx (2:01.60)
2017 – Winx (2:02.07)
2016 – Hartnell (2:01.03)
2015 – Preferment (2:01.34)
2014 – Lucia Valentina (2:01.84)
2013 – Happy Trails (2:02.94)
2012 – Green Moon (2:02.11)
2011 – December Draw (2:03.98)
2010 – Zipping (2:03.23)