2016 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Results: Chautauqua Shows Class

February 20, 2016

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

2016 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Results: Chautauqua Shows Class

Chautauqua has produced an incredible late effort to make up substantial ground and take out the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington in an exciting photo finishing this afternoon.

Chautauqua (outside), Terravista (inside), Japonisme (centre)

Chautauqua (outside) held off a luckless Terravista (inside) and smart three-year-old Japonisme (centre) to win the 2016 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes in a blanket finish at Flemington. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Jumping from the gates well, Chautauqua strode forward and was settled on the outside of the track behind Japonisme, Terravista and Delectation who set a reasonable tempo.

Appearing down and out with only 300m to run, the Encosta De Lago gelding immediately responded when asked for an extra effort; producing a monumental effort to hit the line a nose in the clear of Terravista; Japonisme maintaining for a credible third.

Dwayne Dunn delivered an incredibly well-timed ride on Chautauqua to win the 2016 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes and laid all the praise on the quality of the now three-time Group 1 winner.

“He’s a good horse,” Dunn said.

“What about the turn of foot late and his endeavour to hit the line.

“John gave me great confidence before the race to go out the back and keep him away and on his own.

“The best horses were on the outside so I thought I’d go that way.

“John said listen, ride him like the Valley (Manikato Stakes) and if you’re going to win he’s going to get them in the last 50m. You’ve got the horse underneath you and if he gets beaten that way then so be it.

“He spelled really well and missing Hong Kong has probably been a blessing in disguise.”

Co-trainer Wayne Hawkes was thrilled with Chautauqua’s performance in the 2016 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes but revealed a decision is yet to be made on the horse’s next point of call.

“At the 200m when he put one around his backside it wasn’t the great feeling,” Hawkes said.

“It’s easy to say it now but today was going to be his most vulnerable day, you’re soft and underdone and there’s a long, long way to go.

“He spelled the best he’s ever spelled and he only had four weeks out but he just came back a man mountain.

“What he did to mow those super horses down, that was one hell of an effort.

“He might go and have a freshen-up at the water walker tomorrow for a few days, we’ve done that before.

“One thing we didn’t want to do was run him in a Newmarket first-up because a horse hasn’t run the Newmarket for 100 years first-up.

“To nail this was great.”

In winning the 2016 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes, Chautauqua has extended his record to an impressive ten wins and seven minors through only nineteen career starts.

2016 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 1 CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 2 58.5kg $2.80F
2 2 TERRAVISTA Joseph Pride Damien Oliver 0.1L 5 58.5kg $6.50
3 6 JAPONISME Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 0.2L 4 55.5kg $7
4 5 EXOSPHERE John O’Shea James McDonald 1.7L 1 55.5kg $3.10
5 3 DELECTATION Chris Waller Craig Williams 2L 6 58.5kg $11
6 4 VA PENSIERO Jason Coyle Craig Newitt 8L 3 58.5kg $41

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

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Pierata heads up final field f...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Magic Millions 2yo Classic fan...

Magic Millions 2yo Classic fancies hoping for middle of the field barriers

Connections of the two favourites for the 2018 $2m Magic Millions 2yo Classic...

Peters has 4 runners in 2017 K...

Peters has 4 runners in 2017 Kingston Town Classic

Prominent Perth owner Bob Peters has four runners to try to give him his fifth...

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

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field