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Rebel Dane Is The 2016 Manikato Stakes Winner

Rebel Dane Is The 2016 Manikato Stakes Winner

Rebel Dane defied a massive price to record a shock victory in the 2016 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley tonight. Rebel Dane was barely mentioned in the lead-up to the Manikato Stakes as the majority of attention was focused on the likes of Chautauqua, English and Buffering, but Rebel Dane took advantage of a clever…

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2016, previously named the Invitation Stakes, is a Group 1 open handicap held at Caulfield Racecourse in late September during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Run on the same day as the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m), the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is a good lead-up to the Group 1  Toorak Handicap (1600m) held three weeks later. The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is a 1400m sprint offering $500,000 in prize money.

Although no winners have gone on to claim the Cox Plate, there have been some horses which have continued to place successfully in races like the Group 2 Crystal Mile held on Cox Plate day.

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes headlines a decent day of racing with five other black type events. These include the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude and the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude for three-year-olds.

The 2016 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes will be run on Saturday September 24, 2016.

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
Date: Saturday September 24, 2016
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2016 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field

The 2016 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes field of final acceptances was released by Racing Victoria on Wednesday September 21 and featured 16 hopefuls before the early scratching of Tycoon Tara. Of the 15 remaining runners the favourite is the Chris Waller-trained four-year-old Counterattack.

See below for the full Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw complete with the latest Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes odds provided by

2016 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Nominations

The 2016 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes nominations closed on Monday September 19 and feature 17 hopefuls including the in-form Darren Weir-trained Voodoo Lad and Chris Waller’s improver Counterattack.

Check out the official 2016 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Nominations now.

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes History

The first recorded win of the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes was in 1951 by Jovial Lad. The event has since then been won two consecutive times by several horses starting with Anonyme in 1961-62. Tauto then won in 1970-71 and Testa Rossa placed first in 1999 and 2000. Since 1980, the fastest recorded finishing time is held by 2003 winner Exceed & Excel with 1 minute 21.2 seconds. 1991 winner St Jude won with the slowest finishing time of 1 minute 27.4 seconds.

In 2015 Stratum Star won the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes before a next-up third in the Toorak Handicap.

Recent Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Winners

Year Winner Second Third Time
2016 Bon Aurum Voodoo Lad Fast ‘n’ Rocking 1:23.4
2015 Stratum Star Disposition Under The Louvre 1:22.0
2014 Trust In A Gust Dissident Bull Point 1:23.0
2013 Rebel Dane Fontelina Solzhenitsyn 1:23.9
2012 Moment Of Change We’re Gonna Rock Solzhenitsyn 1:22.1
2011 Toorak Toff Pinnacles Master Of Design 1:21.9
2010 Response No Evidence Needed Woorim 1:22.23
2009 Turffontein Stickpin Raffaello 1:25.3
2008 Orange County Bon Hoffa Turffontein 1:24.3
2007 Bon Hoffa Niconero Wonderful World 1:22.5
2006 Rewaaya Miss Andretti Undue 1:23.4
2005 Barely A Moment Super Kid Sky Cuddle 1:25.7
2004 Regal Roller Our Egyptian Raine Alinghi 1:24.2
2003 Exceed & Excel Reactive Titanic Jack 1:21.2
2002 Pernod Bel Espirit Royal Code 1:22.6
2001 Mr Murphy Fubu Umrum 1:23.5
2000 Testa Rossa Camarena Porto Roca 1:21.9
1999 Testa Rossa Nina Haraka Redoutes Choice 1:22.1
1998 Lord Luskin Theatre Haltermann 1:23.3
1997 Cut Up Rough Tarnpir Lane Delsole 1:22.9
1996 Encosta De Lago Scenic Royale Lochrae 1:24.2
1995 Our Maizcay Cut Up Rough You Remember 1:22.3
1994 Poetic King Lets Cut Loose Subastral 1:23.2
1993 Black Rouge Lets Hurry Primacy 1:23.3
1992 Mannerism Black Rouge Vows 1:26.2
1991 St Jude Our Dawn Star Cole Diesel 1:27.4
1990 Submariner Plush Embassy Crimson Medal 1:23.6