The 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes (previously known as the Yalumba Stakes and Caulfield Stakes) is a Group 1 weight-for-age race held at Caulfield Racecourse on a Saturday in early – mid October. Run over a distance of 2000m, the race attracts a great group of quality stayers eager to win a share of the $600,000 in prize money on offer in the Ladbrokes.com.au sponsored event.
The Caulfield Stakes takes place on Caulfield Guineas Day with three other major Group 1 races – the Caulfield Guineas (1600m), Thousand Guineas (1600m) and the Toorak Handicap (1600m) all contested over a mile. The event is also regarded as a great lead up race to the Caulfield Cup and the WS Cox Plate.
The last Cox Plate winner to come off a run in the Caulfield Stakes was Ocean Park (2012) who completed the double, while Mongolian Khan (3rd in 2015) backed up from his Caulfield Stakes place to win the Caulfield Cup over a mile and a half at the track next start.
2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Results
- 1st: Winx
- 2nd: Black Heart Bart
- 3rd: He Or She
This year’s Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes will be run on Saturday 8 October 2016.
|Date:||Saturday 8 October 2016|
|Race Type:||3YO+ Weight-For-Age|
2016 Ladbrokes Stakes Betting Odds
The latest Caulfield Stakes 2016 betting markets from the race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au are listed below complete with links for you to back your Caulfield Stakes tips.
2016 Ladbrokes Stakes Field
The Caulfield Stakes field usually features a group of incredible weight-for-agers, not only from Victorian stables but also from the rest of Australia and around the world. The type of horse that ends up in the Caulfield Stakes field is usually a very classy galloper who is comfortable with a range of distances from less than a mile to 2400m plus. The versatility and diversity of the horses in the Caulfield Stakes are a true testament to the race’s enduring prestige.
The 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes field was released by Racing Victoria on Wednesday October 5 and features a record small field of just three runners: Winx, Black Heart Bart and He Or She.
See below for the official 2016 Ladbrokes Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw and follow the link for a full race preview.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x21212x121||BLACK HEART BART||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||1||59kg||116|
|2||5x2018x732||HE OR SHE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||2||59kg||107|
|3||11x1111x11||WINX||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||3||57kg||123|
2016 Caulfield Stakes Nominations
The 2016 Caulfield Stakes nominations closed on Monday October 3 and feature just seven entries led by Australia’s Racehorse of the Year Winx who chases a 12th consecutive win.
Check out the official 2016 Caulfield Stakes Nominations below and by following the link for more details.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|2||8915x41x43||LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ)||M||6||Kris Lees||2||57kg||114|
|3||x21212x121||BLACK HEART BART||G||6||Darren Weir||3||59kg||116|
|4||0069x031x2||GALLANTE (IRE)||G||6||Robert Hickmott||4||59kg||108|
|5||610x5212x6||THE UNITED STATES (IRE)||H||7||Robert Hickmott||5||59kg||111|
|7||5x2018x732||HE OR SHE||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||7||59kg||107|
Caulfield Stakes History
First raced in 1886 when Isonomy won the 9 furlong event, the Caulfield Stakes was renamed the Yalumba Stakes in 1997 and remained as such for several years before reverting. The Caulfield Stakes became a Group 1 event in 1979 and has a record of wins by more mature horses. Only one three year old colt has managed to win the race, which was Mighty Kingdom in 1979. There is yet to be a three year old filly that can win the Caulfield Stakes.
Caulfield Stakes Records
Tranquil Star is the only mare to win the Caulfield Stakes and Cox Plate double in 1942. The Caulfield Stakes has been in three consecutive years by two horses, Eurythmic in 1920-1922 and Winfreux in 1964-1967. The fastest time recorded since 1975 was by Shaftsbury Avenue in 1991 with 1 minute 59.3 seconds. Rising Fast’s 1954 spring racing campaign is unmatched with wins in the Caulfield Stakes, Melbourne Cup, Turnbull Stakes, Mackinnon Stakes and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
Caulfield Stakes Results
Caulfield Stakes winners and winning times since 2000 are shown below.
|2nd||Black Heart Bart|
|3rd||He Or She|
|2015Caulfield Stakes||1st||Criterion||2 minutes 02.02|
|2014Caulfield Stakes||1st||Fawkner||2 minutes 1.68 seconds|
|2013Caulfield Stakes||1st||Atlantic Jewel||2 minutes 3.99 seconds|
|2012Caulfield Stakes||1st||Ocean Park||2 minutes 4.7 seconds|
|2011Caulfield Stakes||1st||Descarado||2 minutes 2.50 seconds|
|3rd||Lights Of Heaven|
|2010Yalumba Stakes||1st||So You Think||2 minutes 2.45 seconds|
|2009Yalumba Stakes||1st||Whobegotyou||2 minutes 1.57 seconds|
|2nd||Heart Of Dreams|
|3rd||Vision And Power|
|2008Yalumba Stakes||1st||Douro Valley||2 minutes 4.3 seconds|
|2007Yalumba Stakes||1st||Maldivian||2 minutes 1.9 seconds|
|2006Yalumba Stakes||1st||Casual Pass||2 minutes 2.6 seconds|
|2005Yalumba Stakes||1st||El Segundo||2 minutes 4.8 seconds|
|2nd||Fields Of Omagh|
|2004Yalumba Stakes||1st||Mummify||2 minutes 3.2 seconds|
|2003Yalumba Stakes||1st||Lonhro||2 minutes 2.3 seconds|
|2002Yalumba Stakes||1st||Lonhro||2 minutes 0.6 seconds|
|2001Yalumba Stakes||1st||Northerly||2 minutes 2.5 seconds|
|2000Yalumba Stakes||1st||Sky Heights||2 minutes 3.6 seconds|
|3rd||Tie The Knot|