The 2016 Tibbie Stakes is a Group 3 sprinting event hosted by the Newcastle Jockey Club at Broadmeadow Racecourse.
Raced over 1400m and restricted to fillies and mares, the Tibbie Stakes is a great sprinting challenge, particularly under set weights plus penalties conditions. With $125,000 prize money, this is a fairly lucrative country race.
Punters look to the Tibbie Stakes for form guidance leading into the remainder of the Spring Racing Carnival. It is not unusual for top fillies and mares to travel to Newcastle to include the Tibbie Stakes in their spring campaign. In fact, it is common for black-type winning horses from Sydney and elsewhere to make the journey to the two-day Newcastle Racing Carnival.
The Tibbie Stakes is one of five black type races held during the annual Newcastle Racing Carnival in September. The Tibbie Stakes is run on Newcastle Cup Day, which features the Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m). The day before boasts two Group 3 events; the Cameron Handicap (1500m) and the Spring Stakes (1600m), as well as the Listed Hannan’s Handicap.
Horses generally tend to target the Tibbie Stakes as part of a broader spring campaign. As a result, you’ll often see mares and fillies travelling out of their way to mix it with the locals in search of an additional black-type victory. The Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) is often contested by a few of the same horses who hit the Tibbie Stakes. Following success in the Tibbie Stakes, horses may seek to challenge the Group 3 Angst Stakes (1600m) at Rosehill.
The race is registered as the Tibbie Plate and was known as that until the upgrade to a listed event in 2005. The Tibbie Stakes has had a decent history of entertaining racing and great punting opportunities. The Tibbie Stakes was upgraded to Group 3 status in 2013 as part of the resurgence of Newcastle horse racing. It was inaugurated in 1990.
2016 Tibbie Stakes Field
The Tibbie Stakes field is usually comprised of a solidly performing selection of horses. Like most country meets, there will always be a roughie or two. However, the Tibbie Stakes field by and large usually attracts some of the better short-distance fillies and mares from around the state. The 2016 Tibbie Stakes field will be provided below as soon as it is available.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||0717319×30||SAVOUREUX||Kris Lees||Brenton Avdulla||11||57kg||97|
|2||4511x506x1||FITOU||John O’Shea||James McDonald||1||56kg||84|
|3||22831168x||NO PUSHOVER (NZ)||Craig Ritchie||Hugh Bowman||10||56kg||72|
|4||6x94121x||REPLIQUE (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Kerrin McEvoy||9||56kg||75|
|5||6622333×31||ROCKET COMMANDER||Matthew Dale||Blake Shinn||4||56kg||90|
|6||x1496x6514||FASHION SNIPTZ||Kris Lees||Christian Reith||7||55kg||66|
|7||444×958324||FRILL SEEKING||Matthew Smith||Tim Clark||3||55kg||78|
|8||322x0013x7||KELLYVILLE FLYER||Jason Attard||Johan Victoire||5||55kg||82|
|9||15147×633||LA MUSE||Gerald Ryan||Tommy Berry||6||55kg||70|
|10||42x224550x||SPIRIT BIRD (NZ)||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||13||55kg||72|
|11||712135×955||TALTARNI||Craig Carmody||Matthew McGillivray (a)||8||55kg||68|
|12||x8904x4212||TEARS IN HEAVEN||Tracey Bartley||Grant Buckley||12||55kg||73|
|13||4x43x1911||LITTLE SHOCKER (NZ)||Kris Lees||Andrew Gibbons||2||54kg||64|
2016 Tibbie Stakes Nominations
The 2016 Tibbie Stakes nominations will be released on Monday, September 14. There are always a number of solid fillies and mares included in the Tibbie Stakes nominations. The 2015 Tibbie Stakes nominations will be listed below.
Some of the more notable winners of the Tibbie Stakes include Shalimar Sky (2005) and Moti (2009). Tibbie Stakes results and winning times since 2001 are listed below.
Tibbie Stakes Results
|2016||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2015||1 She’s Clean||2 Two Blue||3 Sultry Feeling||1:23.3|
|2014||1 Fine Bubbles||2 I’m In The Money||3 Gold Epona||1:23.8|
|2013||1 Vaquera||2 Gold Epona||3 Cameo||1:23.9|
|2012||1 Nocturnelle||2 New Beginning||3 Irish Dream||1:22.8|
|2011||1 More Strawberries||2 Skyerush||3 Sweetest Melody||1:24.1|
|2010||1 Vintedge||2 Hidden Wonder||3 Ashlee’s Jewel||1:23.2|
|2009||1 Moti||2 Patronyme||3 Illuminates||1:22.4|
|2008||1 Miss Pageantry||2 Maybe I||3 Tijuana||1:23.4|
|2007||1 Not Held||2 –||3 –||–|
|2006||1 Yolo||2 Gawne||3 China Jade||1:22.6|
|2005||1 Shalimar Sky||2 Fantasia||3 Johan’s Toy||1:23.7|
|2004||1 St Jessie||2 Magsaya||3 Hennessy Waltz||1:22.3|
|2003||1 Imperatrix||2 Native Jester||3 Reve||1:23.9|
|2002||1 Miss Zoe||2 Airlie Bird||3 Our Earth Star||1:26.2|
|2001||1 Expresso Rose||2 Unknown||3 Unknown||1:24.29|