The Cockram Stakes is a great Group 3 race that is held during the Melbourne Spring racing Carnival. The event is held at the Caulfield Racecourse in Victoria’s biggest city Melbourne and is run over 1200M. The Cockram Stakes is considered as one of the best sprint races especially for emerging sprinters and today, the race has a purse of $150,000 in prize money. For the better part of its illustrious history, the Cockram Stakes has produced exciting and enthralling racing much to the satisfaction of the massive crowds that grace it every year.
The 2013 edition of the race was no different and amidst all the talent and quality on show, it was Octavia who carried the day after a strong and passionate sprint to take home the title. Coming through in second and third respectively was A Time For Julia and Oriental Ruby. In this year’s Melbourne Spring Carnival, the Cockram Stakes will take the stage on the same day as the JJ Liston Stakes which should be an ideal line up for horse racing fans in Victoria.
The event is exclusive to mares only and many horse trainers look at it as the perfect build up to other major mare’s only races. Although the Cockram Stakes assembles a strong field of talented sprinters, only in-from mares takes home this title and we rarely see a surprise winner. Horses that perform well though can also take on the Group 3 How Now Stakes and the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes.
Although in recent years no horse has managed to take home the Cockram Stakes and the Let’s lope or the How Now Stakes double, in 2010 Response came so close after running second in the Cockram Stakes on course towards a hard earned victory in the Let’s Elope Stakes. The mare however capped a strong performance in the spring season with a remarkable victory in the Sir John Monash Stakes. The 2014 edition of the Cockram Stakes is expected to be a major pick for horse racing lovers and based on the talent and quality racing on show in recent years, it’s not hard to see why.
Liston Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2013||Puissance De Lune||Ajeeb||Second Effort||1:21.4|
|2012||Second Effort||Zamorar||Ready To Rip||1:27.6|
|2011||Whobegotyou||Lights Of Heaven||Prince Obama||1:23.9|
|2010||Shoot Out||Predatory Pricer||Heart Of Dreams||1:27.2|
|2009||Predatory Pricer||Whobegotyou||Typhoon Tracy||1:23.4|
|2008||Light Fantastic||Weekend Hussler||Maldivian||1:24.7|
|2006||Pompeii Ruler||Red Dazzler||Our Smoking Joe||1:23.6|
|2005||Lad Of The Manor||Our Smoking Joe||Super Elegant||1:27.9|
|2004||Regal Roller||Amtrak||Le Zagaletta||1:26.3|
|2003||Super Elegant||Vocabulary||Walk On Air||1:24.4|
|2002||Sports||Le Zagaletta||Tully Thunder||1:23.2|
|2000||Skoozi Please||Go Flash Go||Ad Alta||1:25.2|
|1999||Inaflury||Sky Heights||French Clock||1:26.3|
|1998||Vonanne||Perfect Bound||Rustic Dream||1:27.8|
|1997||Happy Star||Hero Wind||Spartacus||1:23.5|
|1994||Mahogany||State Taj||Credit Account||1:23.9|
|1993||Bundy Lad||Our Pompeii||Star Of The Realm||1:22.9|
|1992||Jim’s Mate||My Brilliant Star||Beldivo||1:26.1|
|1988||My Steely Dan||Havelocks Pride||Bonhomie||1:27.8|