2024 Talindert Stakes: Race History

Some top babies win the Talindert Stakes run at Flemington on Saturday.

Star Witness was one of them so who takes the 2024 Talindert Stakes (1100m) at Flemington on Saturday?


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 7 f at that course later in the autumn.

The 2024 Talindert Stakes is run at Flemington over 5 1⁄2 f and was worth $175,000.

The Talindert Stakes race distance has varied between 5 f and 5 1⁄2 f over the last 35 years. The Talindert Stakes has been run over 5 f 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), Miss Finland (2006) and Ingratiating (2021).

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. That horse Ole Kirk came back in the Spring to win the Golden Rose and the Caulfield Guineas.

The last horse to win the Talindert Stakes/VRC Sires' Produce Stakes double was All Too Hard (2012).

The 2023 Talindert Stakes was won by Maharba from Hell Queen and Tacito.

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