Lightning Stakes 2011

January 19, 2011

Lightning Stakes 2011

One of the first Group 1 showdowns of the 2011 Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival is the $750,000 Lightning Stakes (1000m) set to take place at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday February 19.

This season’s Melbourne Autumn Carnival gets into full swing on February 12 with the 2011 CF Orr Stakes Day meeting at Caulfield before the action moves to Flemington for Lightning Stakes Day.

Featuring a great race-card with three stakes events, the Lightning Stakes is the headline event while the $200,000 Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1200m) for three-year-old colts and geldings and the $200,000 Group 3 The Mitty’s Vanity (1200m) for three-year-old fillies are the day’s other highlights.

The best lead-up race to the 2011 Lightning Stakes is the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) which is the first Group race feature in Melbourne for the season, set to run at Moonee Valley under the lights on Friday night, January 28.

Horses in the Lightning Stakes field may also come via the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on February 5.

The next major target for many of the top sprinters that contest the Lightning Stakes will be the $400,000 Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) on Blue Diamond Stakes Day at Caulfield on Saturday February 26.

This year’s Lightning Stakes is shaping up as brilliant race not to miss with the likes of Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily, the super consistent Hay List and the world’s highest rated sprinter Black Caviar heading towards the event.

The nominations for the 2011 Coolmore Lightning Stakes will be taken on February 14 and then the final field of acceptances comes out on February 16 and will be published right here at along with the race form guide, betting tips and odds.

Betting on the Lightning Stakes at Luxbet means punters are guaranteed more wagering choices, better odds and bigger payouts than at the TAB so sign up today with Australia’s leading online bookmaker today.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Brave Smash to race in Chris W...

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbourne Cup Win with Surrey

A son of triple Melbourne Cup hero Makybe Diva, Surrey, could develop into a...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

Horse Racing Today

Moss ‘N’ Dale chal...

2018 Eye Liner Stakes field: L...

2018 Eye Liner Stakes field: Lucky Hussler draws barrier 2

The Darren Weir trained Lucky Hussler heads up the final field for the 2018...

Final field of 11 for 2018 Ips...

Final field of 11 for 2018 Ipswich Cup

A final field of eleven will line up in the 2018 Listed $175,000 Channel 7...

Weir’s pair puts plenty ...

Weir’s pair puts plenty of quality into 2018 Eye Liner Stakes nominations

The Darren Weir trained Group 1 winner Lucky Hussler and Japanese import Danon...

Santa Ana Lane is the 2018 Str...

Santa Ana Lane is the 2018 Stradbroke Handicap winner

Santa Ana Lane scored his third Group 1 win and successive Group 1 wins with a...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

The Goodwood Day Fields – National Stakes 2013

Adelaide Cup Winner Riayla Heads RA Lee Stakes Field 2013

Linton Continues Stradbroke Handicap 2013 Campaign in Adelaide

Can Moody Score Second Goodwood With Moment Of Change?