The Tibbie Stakes is a $160,000 Group 3 race held at Newcastle Racecourse in New South Wales. It is for fillies and mares and is raced over 1400m with set weights and penalties. In 2020, the Tibbie Stakes will be run on Friday, September 18, the same day as the Newcastle Gold Cup and Cameron Handicap.
Nash Rawiller rode Sweet Deal to victory in the 2019 edition of the Tibbie Stakes, with Notation and Connemara finishing second and third respectively. It was the last race Sweet Deal ran in the spring but in 2020 she finished fifth in the Group 1 Coolmore Legacy.
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The first running of the Tibbie Stakes was in 2005, where Shalimar Sky claimed victory. Back then it was classed as a Listed race but since 2013 it has been a Group 3.
Trainer Kris Lees has experienced solid some success recently in the Tibbie Stakes, claiming victory twice in the last six years. Fine Bubbles won the race for Lees in 2014, while Princess Posh scored an impressive win in 2014.
The fastest 1400m time in the Tibbie Stakes belongs to Moti, who ran a 1:22.37 in 2009. 2019 winner Sweet Deal couldn’t quite match that, clocking 1:24.42 in her victory.
TIBBIE STAKES WINNERS
2019 – Sweet Deal (1:24.42)
2018 – Princess Posh (1:23.10)
2017 – Zanbagh (1:23.62)
2016 – Spirit Bird (1:19.91) (1350m)
2015 – She’s Clean (1:23.34)
2014 – Fine Bubbles (1:23.78)
2013 – Vaquera (1:23.85)
2012 – Nocturnelle (1:22.79)
2011 – More Strawberries (1:24.08)
2010 – Vintedge (1:23.19)