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Thoroughbred - Flat racing
The Caulfield Stakes is a Melbourne Racing Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race run under weight-for-age conditions, for three-year-olds and upwards, run over a distance of 2,000 metres at Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia. Prizemoney is A$600,000.
Caulfield Stakes Wikipedia
The race is held annually in October on Caulfield Guineas day, the first day of the MRC Spring Carnival. The conditions of the race in regard to distance and WFA is similar to the WS Cox Plate, held a fortnight after the Caulfield Stakes, and many Cox Plate contenders will use this race as a preparatory race.
During World War II the race was run at Flemington Racecourse.
The 2016 edition of the race attracted only three entries, the smallest ever G1 race in Australia with champion mare Winx scaring off potential rivals. 1886–1996 - Caulfield Stakes
1997–2010 - Yalumba Stakes
2011–2015 - Caulfield Stakes
2016 - Ladbrokes Stakes
1886–1887 - 1 1⁄8 miles (~1800 metres)
1888 - 1 1⁄4 miles (~2000 metres)
1889–1967 - 1 1⁄8 miles (~1800 metres)
1968–1971 - 1 1⁄4 miles (~2000 metres)
1972 onwards - 2000 metres
1886–1978 - Principal Race
1979 onwards - Group 1
Thoroughbreds that have won the Caulfield Stakes – W S Cox Plate double:Tranquil Star (1942), Rising Fast (1954), Kingston Town (1981-2), Bonecrusher (1986), Might and Power (1998), Northerly (2001), So You Think (2010), Ocean Park (2012), Winx (2016)
Thoroughbreds that have won the Caulfield Stakes – Caulfield Cup double:Eurythmic (1920), High Syce (1929), Amounis (1930), Tranquil Star (1942), Rising Fast (1954), Redcraze (1956), Sometime (1963), How Now (1976), Sydeston (1990)