In July 2020, Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) and the South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) unveiled the new race names of six black-type South Australian races following a joint decision to honour some of South Australian racings greatest icons. The change of race name requests were voted on by the pattern committee and presented to Racing Australia for approval. Former jockeys Clara Lindop and John Letts, trainer Leon Macdonald, industry figure the late David Coles, galloper Tobin Bronze and stallion Without Fear now all have races named in their honour.
Clare Lindop has won numerous South Australian jockeys premierships and has had over 1300 career wins including four Group 1’s. She was the first Australian female jockey to ride in the Melbourne Cup when she rode Debben for Leon Macdonald in 2003. Her first Group 1 win was Exalted Time in the 2006 Adelaide Cup, and in 2008 she won the Victoria Derby on Rebel Raider.
Clare was inducted into the South Australian Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame in 2018.
Clare Lindop Stakes Facts
Fastest time (1600m): Chic Choice (2005) 1:34:76
Interesting trivia: Clare Lindop was the first female jockey to win this race on Impressive Eagle in 2009. Linda Meech won on Lucky Penny in 2012.
Past winners of the Clare Lindop Stakes
Winners of past Clare Lindop Stakes include good middle-distance fillies