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Caulfield Stakes

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Inaugurated  1886
Distance  2,000 metres
Sponsor  Ladbrokes (2016)
Caulfield Stakes
Location  Caulfield Racecourse Melbourne, Australia
Race type  Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website  www.melbourneracingclub.net.au

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.

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Race history

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.

Race name

  • 1886–1996 - Caulfield Stakes
  • 1997–2010 - Yalumba Stakes
  • 2011–2015 - Caulfield Stakes
  • 2016 - Ladbrokes Stakes
  • Race distance

  • 1886–1887 - 118 miles (~1800 metres)
  • 1888 - 114 miles (~2000 metres)
  • 1889–1967 - 118 miles (~1800 metres)
  • 1968–1971 - 114 miles (~2000 metres)
  • 1972 onwards - 2000 metres
  • Race grade

  • 1886–1978 - Principal Race
  • 1979 onwards - Group 1
  • Double winners

    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)
  • References

    Caulfield Stakes Wikipedia


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