Caulfield Stakes


Date: Saturday 10th October 2015
Track: Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 2000 metres
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $400,000
2014 Winner: Fawkner

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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Fawkner Criterion Side Glance 2:01.6
2013 Atlantic Jewel Foreteller Super Cool 2:02.9
2012 Ocean Park Alcopop Sincero 2:04.7
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
2007 Maldivian Miss Finland Anamato 2:01.9
2006 Casual Pass Pompeii Ruler El Segundo 2:02.6
2005 El Segundo Fields Of Omagh Confectioner 2:04.8
2004 Mummify Grand Armee Starcraft 2:03.2
2003 Lonhro Mummify Defier 2:02.3
2002 Lonhro Sunline Ustinov 2:00.6
2001 Northerly Shogun Lodge Ethereal 2:02.5
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
1997 Filante Alfa Tampir Lane 2:02.7
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
1992 Castletown Heroicity Ramyah 2:09.8
1991 Shaftsbury Avenue Super Impose Sydeston 1:59.3
1990 Sydeston Super Impose Mickeys Town 2:03.0
1989 Almaraad Vitalic Vo Rogue 2:02.1
1988 Sky Chase Our Poetic Prince Its Candide 2:06.0