Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes Race Information

The Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes is a 1200 metre set weights plus penalties race for two-year-old fillies run by the Victoria Racing Club in early March. It is held at Flemington as part of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 1200 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, 2YO fillies
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $200,000
  • Date: Saturday 30 March 2024

Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes Race History

See the 2024 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2023 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2022 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes Preview and results.

It was first held in 1971 as a Principal Race over 7 furlongs (about 1400m) and was won by a filly called Gossiper.

Useful Facts

Fastest time (1200m): Crowned Glory (2000) 1:09:47

Interesting trivia: In 2019 there was a dead-hear for first between Ready Set Sail and Flit.

Past winners of the Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes

Winners of past Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes include horses that go on to win major autumn races.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Tobeornottobe Ameena Yes Lulu
2023 Bossy Nic Lovazou Treasurway
2022 Ruthless Dame Nanagui Mumbai Jewel
2021 La Rocque Flying Evelyn Her Empire
2020 Minhaaj Muntaseera Succeed Indeed
2019 Ready Set Sail
Flit (dead heat)
2018 Khulaasa Krone Cristal Eyes
2017 Shoals Garrard Ploverset
2016 Thyme For Roses Emphatically Soviet Secret
2015 Pasadena Girl Air Apparent Pursuits
2014 Clifton Red Ygritte Thalia
2013 Montsegur Bulbula Diva Dee
2012 Snitzerland Extreme Impact Coins
2011 Triple Asset Metonymy Altar
2010 Shaaheq Sublime Girl Marvellous Miss
2009 My Emotion So Anyway Husskila
2008 Oval Affair Siennas Fury Starfish
2007 Rose Ceremony Chinamora Smile Of Desire
2006 Nediym’s Glow Satin Robes Anamato
2005 Leveller Jadescent Cayambe
2004 One World Sharp Aunty Golden Pedigree
2003 Living Spirit Frasassas Divine Secret
2002 Dama Da Noche Dubai Ice Centella
2001 Balbina How About That Damaschino
2000 Crowned Glory Sweet City Sioux Spectroscope
1999 Gilded Angel Brooke’s Express Miss Pennymoney
1998 Glammis Tropical Affair St Clemens Belle
1997 It’s A Giggle Cornwall Queen Lady Lexus
1996 Zeya Happen Lady Ruby
1995 Hello Darl Sweet Delight Not On Friday
1994 Mellow Chateau Duchess Katrin Miss Popcorn
1993 Fine Recipe Miss Brightia Motown Blue
1992 LoveComesToTown Acute Angel Racing Ruler
1991 Excited Angel Angel’s Wings Spanish Gem
1990 Apollo Lover Holiday Lover Clare’s Girl
1989 Reganza Mrs Selleck Hasty Departure
1988 Grey Fille Bay Tree Sober Dancer
1987 Twining Glorious Way Miami Vice
1986 Wolvette Pretty Plume Why Julie
1985 Twirled Normandy Bay Sweet Dream Lady
1984 Irradiate Love A Kiss She’s Got Class
1983 Truly Unfaithful Favours Comerina
1982 Torn Monarch Confessions Corona Miss
1981 Rose Of Kingston Scarlet Rhythm Neptune Princess
1980 Bagala Miss Century Love Deck The Halls
1979 Lowan Star Sweet Habit Early Sunrise
1978 Outpace Epillette Taj Rani
1977 Red Cat Gay Teppo Sun Sally
1976 Vivarchi Market Garden Princess Amura
1975 Denise’s Joy Better Draw How Now
1974 Mulligatawny Fleur Valice Super Fox
1973 Hunza Love Aloft Show Steeler
1972 Sabot Castle Queen Blue Mountain
1971 Gossiper Regal Stride Phantom Miss