Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes

The Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes is a Group 1 staying event held at Caulfield Racecourse during the Spring Racing Carnival on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day.

2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Gailo Chop
  • 2nd: #3 Johannes Vermeer
  • 3rd: #6 Jon Snow



The 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 $1 million in prize money on offer in the Ladbrokes.com.au sponsored event.

The Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes takes place on Ladbrokes 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 Ladbrokes Cox Plate. Winx (2016) was the last horse to complete the Caulfield Stakes – Cox Plate double.

Before the mighty Winx, the last Cox Plate winner to come off a run in the Caulfield Stakes was Ocean Park (2012) who also 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.

This year’s Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes ran on Saturday October 14, 2017 .

2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes
Date: Saturday October 14, 2017
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2017 Ladbrokes Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Gailo Chop
  • 2nd: #3 Johannes Vermeer
  • 3rd: #6 Jon Snow

See below for the official Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order, the race won in an upset by the progressive Darren Weir-trained import Gailo Chop who beat home $31 roughie international Johannes Vermeer from the Irish stables of Aidan O’Brien. In third was the Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman-trained ATC Derby winner Jon Snow, while his stablemate Bonneval finished sixth as the beaten favourite.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 2 GAILO CHOP (FR) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 5 59kg $5.50
2 3 JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ms Katelyn Mallyon 0.2L 6 59kg $31
3 6 JON SNOW (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Stephen Baster 2.7L 9 58kg $8.50
4 8 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 2.8L 1 57kg $21
5 7 INFERENCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 4.05L 3 58kg $21
6 11 BONNEVAL (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 4.15L 11 56kg $3.70F
7 4 RIVEN LIGHT (IRE) William Mullins Glen Boss 4.65L 4 59kg $21
8 9 ABBEY MARIE Michael Kent Beau Mertens (a) 4.75L 10 57kg $26
9 1 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Glyn Schofield 6L 7 59kg $4.20
10 10 THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Damien Oliver 8L 2 56.5kg $10
11 5 CALDERON (IRE) Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 11L 8 59kg $51

2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #11 Bonneval
  • 2nd: #2 Gailo Chop
  • 3rd: #1 Hartnell

Check out our official Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes 2017 Betting Tips & Odds Update, the team sticking with the flying Kiwi-trained favourite BONNEVAL to make it seven straight on way to the Caulfield Cup next week. GAILO CHOP was on pace and held for the good third in the Underwood Stakes and is a big hope at a nice price getting up to 2000m, which also suits HARTNELL looking to atone for two Group 1 seconds as the beaten favourite.

Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Betting Odds

Read our full 2017 Ladbrokes Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview

The latest Caulfield Stakes betting markets from the race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au will be listed below complete with links for you to back your Caulfield Stakes tips this spring.

2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Field

The Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes field attracts a strong line-up of quality weight-for-age types that are often looking ahead to a run in the Cox Plate field in a fortnight’s time. Runners in the Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes field may come off a lead-up run in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m), a double most recently completed by Ocean Park (2012).

The 2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes field will be released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week and detailed in full below.

The Ladbrokes Stakes 2017 Final Field & Barriers are now out with 11 hopefuls including Caulfield Cup favourite Bonneval drawn the outside alley, Hartnell who finished runner-up to her in the Underwood Stakes quinella last time out and two international raiders – Johannes Vermeer (Aidan O’Brien) and Riven Light (William Mullins).

Read more on the 2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Field.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 3x2822x122 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Glyn Schofield 7 59kg 115
2 81x37x0143 GAILO CHOP (FR) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 5 59kg 110
3 1x3x45712x JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ms Katelyn Mallyon 6 59kg 108
4 8442×31511 RIVEN LIGHT (IRE) William Mullins Glen Boss 4 59kg 100
5 46557x135x CALDERON (IRE) Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 8 59kg 106
6 337311×681 JON SNOW (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Stephen Baster 9 58kg 110
7 3x5126x696 INFERENCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 3 58kg 105
8 312612×054 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 1 57kg 108
9 1x8400x725 ABBEY MARIE Michael Kent Beau Mertens (a) 10 57kg 102
10 5×22446925 THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Damien Oliver 2 56.5kg 105
11 5P31111x11 BONNEVAL (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 11 56kg 112

2017 Caulfield Stakes Nominations

The 2017 Caulfield Stakes nominations close on the Monday leading-up to Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day and will be published below once announced.

The Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes 2017 Nominations drew 20 early entries led by the Kiwi-trained mare Bonneval who heads towards the Caulfield Cup and who has won her past six races on the trot including the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m).

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

Until super star Winx in 2016, Tranquil Star was the only mare to win the Caulfield Stakes and Cox Plate double back in 1942. The Caulfield Stakes has been in three consecutive years by two horses, Eurythmic in 1920-1922 and Winfreux in 1964-1967. 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. Notable recent Caulfield Stakes winners include Lonhro (2002-03), So You Think (2010), Criterion (2015) and Winx (2016) who faced just two rivals for her success.

Caulfield Stakes Results

The Caulfield Stakes winners and winning times since 2000 are shown below.

Year Place Horse Time
2018 Caulfield Stakes 1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017 Caulfield Stakes 1st Gailo Chop 2 minutes 2.17 seconds
2nd Johannes Vermeer
3rd Jon Snow
2016 Caulfield Stakes 1st Winx 2 minutes 03.4 seconds
2nd Black Heart Bart
3rd He Or She
2015 Caulfield Stakes 1st Criterion 2 minutes 02.02
2nd Happy Trails
3rd Mongolian Khan
2014 Caulfield Stakes 1st Fawkner 2 minutes 1.68 seconds
2nd Criterion
3rd Side Glance
2013 Caulfield Stakes 1st Atlantic Jewel 2 minutes 3.99 seconds
2nd Foreteller
3rd Super Cool
2012 Caulfield Stakes 1st Ocean Park 2 minutes 4.7 seconds
2nd Alcopop
3rd Sincero
2011 Caulfield Stakes 1st Descarado 2 minutes 2.50 seconds
2nd Avienus
3rd Lights Of Heaven
2010 Yalumba Stakes 1st So You Think 2 minutes 2.45 seconds
2nd Alcopop
3rd Whobegotyou
2009 Yalumba Stakes 1st Whobegotyou 2 minutes 1.57 seconds
2nd Heart Of Dreams
3rd Vision And Power
2008 Yalumba Stakes 1st Douro Valley 2 minutes 4.3 seconds
2nd Pompeii Ruler
3rd Guillotine
2007 Yalumba Stakes 1st Maldivian 2 minutes 1.9 seconds
2nd Miss Finland
3rd Anamato
2006 Yalumba Stakes 1st Casual Pass 2 minutes 2.6 seconds
2nd Pompeii Ruler
3rd El Segundo
2005 Yalumba Stakes 1st El Segundo 2 minutes 4.8 seconds
2nd Fields Of Omagh
3rd Confectioner
2004 Yalumba Stakes 1st Mummify 2 minutes 3.2 seconds
2nd Grand Armee
3rd Starcraft
2003 Yalumba Stakes 1st Lonhro 2 minutes 2.3 seconds
2nd Mummify
3rd Defier
2002 Yalumba Stakes 1st Lonhro 2 minutes 0.6 seconds
2nd Sunline
3rd Ustinov
2001 Yalumba Stakes 1st Northerly 2 minutes 2.5 seconds
2nd Shogun Lodge
3rd Ethereal
2000 Yalumba Stakes 1st Sky Heights 2 minutes 3.6 seconds
2nd Shogun Lodge
3rd Tie The Knot

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