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Cantala Stakes

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Inaugurated  1881
Distance  1,600 metres
Race type  Thoroughbred
Surface  Turf
Cantala Stakes
Location  Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
Qualification  Three year olds and older that are not maidens

The Cantala Stakes is a Victoria Racing Club Group 1 quality handicap Thoroughbred horse race run over 1,600 metres at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia on VRC Victoria Derby day of the VRC Spring Carnival. Total prize money is A$1,000,000

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Race history

The race was moved in 2016 to the first day of the VRC Spring Racing Carnival from the last day.

Race name

  • 1881–1918 - Coburg Stakes
  • 1919–1961 - Cantala Stakes
  • 1961–1984 - George Adams Handicap
  • 1985–1988 - Ampol Stakes
  • 1989–1992 - Honda Stakes
  • 1993–1995 - Nissan Stakes
  • 1996–1997 - Chrysler Stakes
  • 1998–2015 - Emirates Stakes
  • 2016 - Cantala Stakes
  • Race distance

  • 1881–1894 - 118 miles (~1800 metres)
  • 1895–1971 - 1 mile (~1600 metres)
  • 1972–1993 - 1600 metres
  • 1994 - 1616 metres
  • 1995–2005 - 1600 metres
  • 2006 - 1610 metres
  • 2007 onwards - 1600 metres
  • Race grade

  • 1881–1978 - Principal Race
  • 1979 onwards - Group 1
  • References

    Cantala Stakes Wikipedia


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