The Caulfield Stakes is a middle distance Group 1 race that is held annually at Melbourne’s Caulfield racecourse in Victoria, South East Australia. The event is a weight for age race run over 2000M and over the years, the Caulfield Stakes has grown remarkably to become one of the major distance races in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The event in 2013 was one to remember and it was the outstanding Spirit of Boom who carried the day after outclassing a number of remarkable runners to win the race.
Coming through in second and third respectively was Shamal Wind and Ready to Rip. The Caulfield Stakes is today worth $400,000 in prize money and features on the same day as the Toorak Handicap and the Caulfield Guineas. Run as the Yalumba Stakes in previous years, the event was renamed by the Melbourne Country Club a few years ago. In the last few decades, the Caulfield Stakes has done remarkably well to attract quality runners.
The race is always a great build up and guide for the WS Cox Plate and the Caulfield Cup. The event has also produced a list of great champions who have gone on to win other major races in the Melbourne Spring. Ocean Park in 2012 recorded a remarkable victory in the Group 1 WS Cox Plate a few weeks after taking home the Caulfield Stakes title. The same success was replicated by So You Think Back in 2010 but the horse went up a notch by winning the Group 1 McKinnon Stakes.
The Caulfield Stakes is a always a perfect pick for horse racing enthusiasts looking for a piece of the excitement the Melbourne Spring Carnival has been accustomed to in recent years. The event will for sure be a major highlight in this year’s carnival and as always, horse trainers and jockeys are looking forward to a competitive and quality race day at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne.
Caulfield Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2013||Atlantic Jewel||Foreteller||Super Cool||2:02.9|
|2011||Descarado||Avienus||Lights of Heaven||2:02.5|
|2010||So You Think||Alcopop||Whobegotyou||2:02.4|
|2009||Whobegotyou||Heart Of Dreams||Vision And Power||2:01.5|
|2008||Douro Valley||Pompeii Ruler||Guillotine||2:04.3|
|2006||Casual Pass||Pompeii Ruler||El Segundo||2:02.6|
|2005||El Segundo||Fields Of Omagh||Confectioner||2:04.8|
|2000||Sky Heights||Shogun Lodge||Tie The Knot||2:03.6|
|1999||Northern Drake||Tie The Knot||Aerosmith||2:02.1|
|1998||Might and Power||Tycoon Lil||Gold Guru||2:03.5|
|1996||Juggler||Magnet Bay||Peep On The Sly||2:05.3|
|1995||Danewin||Its All In Fun||Mr Marconee||2;02.7|
|1994||Rough Habit||Jeune||Paris Lane||2:03.7|
|1993||Naturalism||The Phantom||The Phantom Chance||2:04.7|
|1991||Shaftsbury Avenue||Super Impose||Sydeston||1:59.3|
|1990||Sydeston||Super Impose||Mickeys Town||2:03.0|
|1988||Sky Chase||Our Poetic Prince||Its Candide||2:06.0|