Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes

The 2017 Caulfield Stakes is a Group 1 staying event held at Caulfield Racecourse during the Spring Racing Carnival.

Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes News

Winx Double Possible for Cox Plate 2017 Raider Riven Light

Winx Double Possible for Cox Plate 2017 Raider Riven Light

Irish raider Riven Light could attempt to repeat the double achieved by super mare Winx last spring with trainer William Mullins looking at the Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes as a possible lead-up into the Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 for the visitor. Last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Chris Waller’s champion daughter of Street Cry successfully defended her…

The 2017 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 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.

2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

This year’s Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes will be run on Saturday 7 October 2017.

Caulfield Stakes
Date: Saturday 7 October 2017
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $600,000

Ladbrokes Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Caulfield Stakes betting markets from the race sponsor are listed below complete with links for you to back your Caulfield Stakes tips.

2017 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 2017 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.

2017 Caulfield Stakes Nominations

The 2017 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.

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.

Year Place Horse Time
2016Caulfield Stakes 1st TBD Winx/span>
2nd Black Heart Bart
3rd He Or She
2015Caulfield Stakes 1st Criterion 2 minutes 02.02
2nd Happy Trails
3rd Mongolian Khan
2014Caulfield Stakes 1st Fawkner 2 minutes 1.68 seconds
2nd Criterion
3rd Side Glance
2013Caulfield Stakes 1st Atlantic Jewel 2 minutes 3.99 seconds
2nd Foreteller
3rd Super Cool
2012Caulfield Stakes 1st Ocean Park 2 minutes 4.7 seconds
2nd Alcopop
3rd Sincero
2011Caulfield Stakes 1st Descarado 2 minutes 2.50 seconds
2nd Avienus
3rd Lights Of Heaven
2010Yalumba Stakes 1st So You Think 2 minutes 2.45 seconds
2nd Alcopop
3rd Whobegotyou
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
2nd Pompeii Ruler
3rd Guillotine
2007Yalumba Stakes 1st Maldivian 2 minutes 1.9 seconds
2nd Miss Finland
3rd Anamato
2006Yalumba Stakes 1st Casual Pass 2 minutes 2.6 seconds
2nd Pompeii Ruler
3rd El Segundo
2005Yalumba Stakes 1st El Segundo 2 minutes 4.8 seconds
2nd Fields Of Omagh
3rd Confectioner
2004Yalumba Stakes 1st Mummify 2 minutes 3.2 seconds
2nd Grand Armee
3rd Starcraft
2003Yalumba Stakes 1st Lonhro 2 minutes 2.3 seconds
2nd Mummify
3rd Defier
2002Yalumba Stakes 1st Lonhro 2 minutes 0.6 seconds
2nd Sunline
3rd Ustinov
2001Yalumba Stakes 1st Northerly 2 minutes 2.5 seconds
2nd Shogun Lodge
3rd Ethereal
2000Yalumba Stakes 1st Sky Heights 2 minutes 3.6 seconds
2nd Shogun Lodge
3rd Tie The Knot