Tasmanian Stakes Race Information

The Tasmanian Stakes is a 1600 metre weight-for-age race run by the Tasmanian Racing Club in late December or early January. It is held at Hobart as the feature race of the meeting.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1600 metres
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Track: Hobart Racecourse, Hobart, Tasmania
  • Prizemoney: $125,000
  • Date: Friday 29 December 2023

Tasmanian Stakes Race History

See the 2023 (Dec) Tasmanian Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2023 (Jan) Tasmanian Stakes Preview and results.

The race used to be held in late December but was moved to early January in 2020, meaning there was a race in December 2018 and January 2020 but none in 2019. It was scheduled to be held at the Elwick track in 2021 but was held at Launceston as the Elwick track needed further work to make parts of the surface safe.

A major lead-up race is the Listed Conquering Stakes over 1400m in mid-December.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Gee Gees Top Notch (2017)

Multiple winners: Admiral (2016 & 2017); Dream Pedlar (2010 & 2011); Conquering (2008 & 2009); Royal Rambo (2000 & 2001); Bitter Spring (1990 & 1991); Sovereign Nation (1986 & 1987); Hannekes Gentleman (1981 & 1982).

Fastest time (1600m): Gee Gees Top Notch (2017) 1:34:73

Interesting trivia: In 2022 Scott Brunton trained 5 of the 9 runners and they ran the first four.

Past winners of the Tasmanian Stakes

Winners of past Tasmanian Stakes include some good milers.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Dec First Accused Swoop Dog Indispensable
2023 Jan The Inevitable First Accused Mandela Effect
2022 Jan Lim’s Cruiser The Inevitable Mandela Effect
2021 Jan Toorak Affair Mandela Effect Queen La Diva
2020 Jan Mandela Effect Hellova Street Zatacla
2018 Dec Count Da Vinci Dreams Of Paris Geegees Goldengirl
2017 Dec Gee Gees Top Notch Geegees Goldengirl Hellova Street
2016 Dec Admiral Hellova Street Jerilderie Letter
2015 Dec Admiral Eximius Geegees Goldengirl
2014 Dec Iggimacool Banca Mo Geegees Blackflash
2013 Dec Black ‘N’ Tough Geegees Blackflash Langridge Street
2012 Dec The Cleaner Geegees Blackflash Dream Pedlar
2011 Dec Geegees Blackflash Too Many Reds Dream Pedlar
2010 Dec Dream Pedlar Conquering Milochello
2009 Dec Dream Pedlar With Decorum Wealthy Lad
2008 Dec Conquering Lunardi Our Dashing Dane
2007 Dec Conquering Stuyvesant Lekitama
2006 Dec Stuyvesant Braequest Petite Oiseau
2005 Dec Braequest Stuyvesant Bay Ritz
2004 Dec Surge Of Power Chardere Zarina Boy
2003 Dec Chardere Dream Quest Almost Spring
2002 Dec Abbadena Chardere  Almost Spring
2001 Dec St Andrews Wobbley Subordination
2000 Dec Royal Rambo Mr Garrison Man Undercover
1999 Dec Royal Rambo O’Donnell Fyndarn Ali