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The Talindert Stakes is a Listed Race for two-year-olds run conducted by the Victoria Racing Club at Flemington.
The Talindert Stakes is traditionally Melbourne's last lead-up race for juveniles heading to Victoria's richest two-year-old race, the Blue Diamond Stakes.
However as it is run at Flemington it has also proven to be a vital guide to the VRC Sires Produce Stakes, run over 1400m at that course later in the autumn.
The 2020 Talindert Stakes was run at Flemington over 1100m and was worth $140,000.
The Talindert Stakes race distance has varied between 1000m and 1100m over the last 35 years. The Talindert Stakes has been run over 1000m three times in 1985, 1997 and 2007.
The Talindert Stakes-Blue Diamond Stakes double has been won three times since 1985 by Riva Diva (1992), Sleek Chassis (2007) and Star Witness (2010). Talindert Stakes winners placed in the Blue Diamond have been Mannington (2000), Spectatorial (2001) and Miss Finland (2006).
Spectatorial won the Talindert Stakes/VRC Sires Produce Stakes double in 2001.
In 2019, Microphone won it before going on to Sydney to win the Skyline Stakes, run second in the Golden Slipper and then to win the ATC Sires Produce.
On Black Caviar Lightning day 2020, the winner of the Talindert was out of a full sister to the great mare.
The last horse to win the Talindert Stakes/VRC Sires' Produce Stakes double was All Too Hard (2012).
The 2020 Talindert Stakes was won by Ole Kirk from Nitrious and Mildred.
Previous Talindert Stakes Winners
| OLE KIRK (AUS) 2C |
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - NATURALE (AUS) BEL ESPRIT (AUS)
|D DUNN||57.0||MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES||4|
| MICROPHONE (AUS) 2C |
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - SUNG (AUS) ANABAA (USA)
|J B MCDONALD||57.0||JAMES CUMMINGS||1|
| PRAIRIE FIRE (AUS) 2C |
SNITZEL (AUS) - CONSISTENCY (AUS) ALL BAR ONE (AUS)
|M J ZAHRA||56.0||MICK PRICE||10|
| DUCIMUS (AUS) 2C |
SNITZEL (AUS) - BEAUTY WORLD (AUS) DANEHILL DANCER (IRE)
|N CALLOW||56.0||MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES||3|
| WEATHERLY (AUS) 2C |
BENETEAU (AUS) - LUNA BELLA (NZ) STRAVINSKY (USA)
|C WILLIAMS||56.0||PAUL MESSARA||14|
| PASADENA GIRL (NZ) 2F |
SAVABEEL (AUS) - NINA FROM PASADENA (AUS) REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS)
|V DURIC||54.5||PETER MOODY||4|
| MARCADO (AUS) 2G |
CHOISIR (AUS) - CIRCLES OF ICE (AUS) MARAUDING (NZ)
|STEVEN KING||56.0||S J RICHARDS||7|
| CASQUETS (AUS) 2F |
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - SUITELY (AUS) WOODMAN (USA)
|S BASTER||54.0||MARK KAVANAGH||10|
| ALL TOO HARD (AUS) 2C |
CASINO PRINCE (AUS) - HELSINGE (AUS) DESERT SUN (GB)
|D DUNN||56.0||MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES||7|
| ANEVAY (AUS) 2F |
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - CATEGORICAL (USA) HENNESSY (USA)
|NICHOLAS HALL||53.5||T R MARTIN||8|
| STAR WITNESS (AUS) 2C |
STARCRAFT (NZ) - LEONE CHIARA (AUS) LION HUNTER (AUS)
|NICHOLAS HALL||56.0||DANNY O'BRIEN||9|
| COME HITHER (AUS) 2F |
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - HANKY PANKY (AUS) ANABAA (USA)
|K MCEVOY||55.5||D L FREEDMAN||5|
| HIPS DON'T LIE (NZ) 2F |
STRAVINSKY (USA) - PROCURE (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
|C WILLIAMS||55.0||D A HAYES||4|
| SLEEK CHASSIS (AUS) 2F |
FLYING SPUR (AUS) - TIGEREYE (NZ) KAAPSTAD (NZ)
|C WILLIAMS||54.0||D A HAYES||4|
| MISS FINLAND (AUS) 2F |
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - FOREST PEARL (USA) WOODMAN (USA)
|C WILLIAMS||54.0||D A HAYES||4|
| QUEEN OF THE HILL (AUS) 2F |
DANEHILL (USA) - EXPLOSIVE (USA) FAPPIANO (USA)
|B SHINN||51.5||D L FREEDMAN||3|
| EIRE HOSTESS (NZ) 2F |
O'REILLY (NZ) - BALI HI (NZ) LORD BALLINA (AUS)
|M J ZAHRA||54.0||R W SMERDON||8|
| ROSARINO (AUS) 2F |
PERUGINO (USA) - ROSA'S JOY (AUS) RORY'S JESTER (AUS)
|R MCLEOD||51.5||DAVID HALL||4|
| TOOK A CHANCE (AUS) 2F |
UNBRIDLED'S SONG (USA) - OUR FORTE (NZ) KREISLER (IRE)
|A FINDLAY||52.5||NIGEL BLACKISTON||6|
| SPECTATORIAL (AUS) 2C |
SPECTRUM (IRE) - REIGN OF HONOUR (NZ) MILITARY PLUME (NZ)
|B PREBBLE||54.5||MATHEW ELLERTON||8|
| MANNINGTON (AUS) 2F |
DANEHILL (USA) - BINT MARSCAY (AUS) MARSCAY (AUS)
|J PATTON||53.0||RUSSELL CAMERON||2|
Ole Kirk wins Talindert Stakes on debut.
Black Caviar has paraded before Flemington racegoers ahead of the Lightning Stakes on a day themed in her honour.
Ole Kirk, the son of a sister of unbeaten champion Black Caviar, has taken out the Listed Talindert Stakes at Flemington on debut.
It is an open race in the 2020 Talindert Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
Tofane will get further valuable straight-track experience in the Lightning Stakes ahead of her autumn target, the Newmarket Handicap.
Taking a little value in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Talindert Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
A full field of juveniles run in the 2020 Talindert Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
Good 2yos have gone on to bigger things after the Talindert Stakes run at Flemington on Saturday.
The Talindert Stakes at Flemington and the Group One Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield are the options Grahame Begg is considering for Mildred.
A large group of babies are nominated for the 2020 Talindert Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
The Grahame Begg-trained two-year-old Mildred has made a winning return to claim her second stakes win in the Group Three Chairman's Stakes at Caulfield.
After making her mark in Melbourne's first two-year-old races of the season, Mildred is set to begin her second campaign in the Chairman's Stakes at Caulfield.
Two-year-old Personal has finished strongly to win in her second start at Flemington, with co-trainer David Hayes believing she's a filly with a bright future.