Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is a Group 1 handicap held at Caulfield in late September over the spring carnival.

2019 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Results

  • 1st: #14 Begood Toya Mother
  • 2nd: #15 Age Of Chivalry
  • 3rd: #8 Widgee Turf



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

Previously run on the same day as the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) on the AFL Grand Final weekend, the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is now the feature race on Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day, which takes place on the same date as Sydney’s George Main Stakes.

The Sir Rupert Clarke is good lead-up to the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) held a few weeks later.  From 2012 – 2016 all four Toorak Handicap winners had their final lead-up in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, including Trust In A Gust (2014) who did the double. The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is a 1400m sprint offering $500,000 in prize money and is run under quality handicap conditions.

The 2019 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes ran on Saturday September 21, 2019 and was won by the runaway favourite Begood Toya Mother. 

Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
Date: Saturday September 21, 2019
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2019 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Results

  • 1st: #14 Begood Toya Mother
  • 2nd: #15 Age Of Chivalry
  • 3rd: #8 Widgee Turf

The official Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke 2019 Stakes results saw the $3.10 favourite Begood Toya Mother relish the 52kg lightweight, the fairy-tale galloper winning at elite level with a brilliant all-the-way victory.

Read more on the 2019 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes win by the Daniel Bowman-trained Begood Toya Mother.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 14 BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER Daniel Bowman Declan Bates 3 52kg $3.10F
2 15 AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Michael Dee 1.25L 1 52kg $15
3 8 WIDGEE TURF Patrick Payne Billy Egan 2.5L 6 56kg $14
4 11 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 2.8L 4 54.5kg $31
5 5 SO SI BON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 3.2L 7 57kg $8
6 6 CLIFF’S EDGE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Mott 4.45L 10 56.5kg $26
7 9 DEPRIVE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 4.55L 13 54.5kg $13
8 1 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Dean Yendall 4.65L 12 58kg $26
9 4 MADISON COUNTY (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 4.75L 2 57kg $16
10 12 AMPHITRITE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 5.75L 8 54kg $6.50
11 2 BLACK HEART BART Lindsey Smith Brad Rawiller 6.75L 5 58kg $51
12 3 DESPATCH Tony & Calvin McEvoy Ben Melham 7.5L 9 57kg $19
13 10 FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Andrew Mallyon 10.25L 14 54.5kg $151
14 13 ICONOCLASM Danny O’Brien Ms Linda Meech 11.5L 11 53kg $9
7 SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 0

2019 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Betting

The season’s updated Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2019 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below the week of the race.

2019 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of middle-distance gallopers each spring that may have had a lead-up run in a race like the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at the same track / distance earlier in the season, or the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) run down the Flemington straight the week prior. Bon Hoffa (2007) was the last horse to complete the Bobbie Lewis – Sir Rupert double when the former only held Group 3 status.

The official 2019 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes field of final acceptances is released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week and will be provided in full below.

The Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2019 field attracted a bumper line-up of 15 class gallopers including Begood Toya Mother out to return to winning form and Lindsay Park’s Memsie Stakes runner-up So Si Bon.

Read more on the 2019 Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field led by Begood Toya Mother.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 3211x5Nx73 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Dean Yendall 13 58kg 109
2 9x496870x8 BLACK HEART BART Lindsey Smith Brad Rawiller 5 58kg 109
3 0x11110x45 DESPATCH Tony & Calvin McEvoy Ben Melham 9 57kg 107
4 131x13422x MADISON COUNTY (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 2 57kg 107
5 1292450×12 SO SI BON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 7 57kg 107
6 071516×320 CLIFF’S EDGE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Mott 10 56.5kg 106
7 863x226x53 SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 12 56.5kg 106
8 2x321017x5 WIDGEE TURF Patrick Payne Billy Egan 6 56kg 105
9 x311x11x12 DEPRIVE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 14 54.5kg 102
10 33x09311x8 FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Andrew Mallyon 15 54.5kg 102
11 1231510×50 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 4 54.5kg 102
12 100x1360x6 AMPHITRITE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 8 54kg 105
13 880x105x03 ICONOCLASM Danny O’Brien Ms Linda Meech 11 53kg 99
14 8x11111x16 BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER Daniel Bowman Declan Bates 3 52kg 95
15 4x1122x511 AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Michael Dee 1 52kg 94

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. Formerly known as the Invitation Stakes, the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes has held Group 1 status since 1979 and for a number of years took place on the same Sunday Sydney hosts the NRL Grand Final.

The Sir Rupert Clarke recently moved forward a week earlier as the feature event on its own race card. It has been won by many quality types over the years including the 2018 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winner Jungle Cat, a raider from the UK who came off a Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint win in Dubai.

Recent Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Winners

Year Winner Second Third Time
2019 Begood Toya Mother Age Of Chivalry Widgee Turf 1:21.98
2018 Jungle Cat Dollar For Dollar Land Of Plenty 1:22.31
2017 Santa Ana Lane Mr Sneaky So Si Bon 1:22.28
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

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