Caulfield Stakes

2020 Caulfield Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Arcadia Queen
  • 2nd: #6 Russian Camelot
  • 3rd: #2 Humidor



The Caulfield Stakes (previously known as the Yalumba Stakes and Ladbrokes Stakes) is a Group 1 weight-for-age race held at Caulfield Racecourse on a Saturday in early – mid October. Currently known as the Neds Stakes due to sponsorship, the event is run over a distance of 2000m and attracts a great group of quality stayers eager to win a share of the $1 million in prize money on offer.

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 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.

Recently the 2018 Caulfield Stakes winner Benbatl went on to run second to historic four-time champion Winx in the $5 million Cox Plate. Humidor meanwhile ran third in both the Caulfield Stakes and Cox Plate in 2018 further franking the form.

Humidor would return in the 2020 Caulfield Stakes results to run third to Arcadia Queen and Russian Camelot for his new trainer Chris Waller.

This year’s Caulfield Stakes ran on Saturday October 10, 2020 and saw Arcadia Queen defeat the odds-on pop Russian Camelot.

Caulfield Stakes
Date: Saturday October 10, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2020 Caulfield Stakes Results

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

The Caulfield Stakes 2020 results saw Arcadia Queen ($5.50) salute in her second Group 1 triumph defeating the odds-on favourite Russian Camelot ($1.40) in a brilliant Cox Plate lead-up.

Click here to read more about the upset 2020 Caulfield Stakes win by Arcadia Queen.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 5 57kg $5.50
2 6 RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 1.25L 4 56.5kg $1.40F
3 2 HUMIDOR (NZ) Chris Waller Craig Williams 3.75L 1 59kg $8.50
4 4 HARBOUR VIEWS (FR) Matthew Williams John Allen 4.5L 6 59kg $26
5 1 GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams Dean Yendall 5.25L 3 59kg $21
6 3 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Jason Maskiell 7.25L 2 59kg $41

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Caulfield Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Caulfield Stakes 2020 betting markets from Ladbrokes.com.au will be listed below complete with links for you to back your Caulfield Stakes tips this spring.

2020 Caulfield Stakes Field

The 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 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 2020 Caulfield Stakes field will be released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week and detailed in full below.

All-in Ladbrokes Cox Plate favourite Russian Camelot is odds-on to defeat just five rivals in a small but classy 2020 Caulfield Stakes final field on Guineas Day.

Click here to read more on the Russian Camelot-led Caulfield Stakes 2020 field.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 7902x00x04 GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams Dean Yendall 3 59kg 106
2 496x085x12 HUMIDOR (NZ) Chris Waller Craig Williams 1 59kg 110
3 11x8x58x03 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Jason Maskiell 2 59kg 104
4 12x3314x36 HARBOUR VIEWS (FR) Matthew Williams John Allen 6 59kg 99
5 11x105x523 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 5 57kg 110
6 12x411x21 RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 4 56.5kg 113

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Caulfield Stakes Nominations

Nominations on the Caulfield Stakes in 2020 close the Monday leading-up to the race and will be published below once announced.

The Neds Stakes 2020 nominations have been extended until Tuesday morning with just a dozen stayers making-up the early entries due to the dominance of the all-in, odds-on fancy Russian Camelot.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 702×904111 AL GALAYEL (IRE) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 103
2 11x105x523 ARCADIA QUEEN M 5 Grant & Alana Williams 110
3 7902x00x04 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 10 Matthew Williams 106
4 12x3314x36 HARBOUR VIEWS (FR) G 6 Matthew Williams 99
5 496x085x12 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 110
6 x32050x300 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 108
7 11x8x58x03 LEVENDI H 6 Peter Gelagotis 104
8 411x84x406 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien 102
9 5627x2x221 ORDEROFTHEGARTER (IRE) H 7 Danny O’Brien 101
10 12x411x21 RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) H 4 Danny O’Brien 113
11 3315x16x71 SARACEN KNIGHT (IRE) G 6 Danny O’Brien 80
12 x1122x8046 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 97

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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
2020 Caulfield Stakes 1st Arcadia Queen 2 minutes 03.38 seconds
2nd Russian Camelot
3rd Humidor
2019 Caulfield Stakes 1st Cape Of Good Hope 2 minutes 02.51 seconds
2nd Black Heart Bart
3rd Harlem
2018 Caulfield Stakes 1st Benbatl 2 minutes 0.84 seconds
2nd Blair House
3rd Humidor
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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