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The Caulfield Autumn Classic is a Group 2 race for 3YOs held on Blue Diamond Day as a lead-up to the Australian Guineas and Australian Cup.

2017 Caulfield Autumn Classic Results

  • 1st: Farson
  • 2nd: Cliff Hanger
  • 3rd: Captain Rhett



The Caulfield Autumn Classic, often called simply the Autumn Classic, is a Group 2 race run over 1800m at set weights for horses aged three years old. Held at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse during February, the Autumn Classic is worth $200,000 in prize money.

The Autumn Classic is held on Blue Diamond Stakes Day which features the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1600m) and the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

The Caulfield Autumn Classic 2017 took place on Saturday February 25, ‘2017.

Caulfield Autumn Classic Info:
Date: February 25, 2017
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1800m
Race Type: 3YO Open Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2017 Caulfield Autumn Classic Results

See below for the full Caulfield Autumn Classic 2017 Results & Finishing Order – the hot favourite Farson getting the job done with a late charge home over Cliff Hanger.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 2 FARSON Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 9 57kg $2.25F
2 3 CLIFF HANGER Lee & Anthony Freedman Joao Moreira 1.75L 11 57kg $6
3 6 CAPTAIN RHETT Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 2.25L 6 57kg $31
4 11 MISS STRATHALLAN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 2.75L 10 55kg $9
5 4 ELECTRIC CHARLIE John & Chris Ledger Mark Pegus 3.5L 4 57kg $31
6 12 BINT EL BEDU Mick Price Craig Newitt 3.7L 7 55kg $15
7 8 DOMESTICATED David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 3.9L 8 55kg $21
8 5 BOLD PRESENCE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 5.65L 3 57kg $11
9 1 TRENCHANT John O’Shea Craig Williams 6.15L 12 57kg $11
10 7 CALLISTO MOON Emma Steel Luke Currie 7.15L 1 57kg $101
11 9 ELSARAY Michael Roebuck Ms Katelyn Mallyon 7.25L 5 55kg $71
12 10 PARALLEL WORLD (NZ) Shane McCusker Dean Yendall 10.25L 2 55kg $31

2017 Caulfield Autumn Classic Odds

The official Caulfield Autumn Classic 2017 betting odds from Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

2017 Caulfield Autumn Classic Field

The final Autumn Classic field is traditionally released on the Wednesday prior to the race and features a host of smart three-year-old staying types heading towards a possible back-up run in the Australian Guineas over the Flemington mile the week after, or the Australian Cup (2000m) a fortnight later against the older horses.

The 2017 Caulfield Autumn Classic Final Field & Barrier Draw will be published below on Wednesday February 22, 2017.

The official 2017 Caulfield Autumn Classic Final Field & Barrier Draw can be seen below, a full race preview on the key chances including Cliff Hanger to be ridden by the ‘Magic Man’ Joao Moreira found by following the link.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 311x997x96 TRENCHANT John O’Shea Craig Williams 12 57kg 72
2 4×1411 FARSON Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 9 57kg 72
3 30167×21 CLIFF HANGER Lee & Anthony Freedman Joao Moreira 11 57kg 69
4 221764 ELECTRIC CHARLIE John & Chris Ledger Mark Pegus 4 57kg 61
5 5×331 BOLD PRESENCE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 3 57kg 62
6 0x837x5222 CAPTAIN RHETT Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 6 57kg 54
7 0431 CALLISTO MOON Emma Steel Jamie Mott 1 57kg 62
8 32182 DOMESTICATED David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 8 55kg 63
9 4533312 ELSARAY Michael Roebuck Luke Nolen 5 55kg 61
10 2104 PARALLEL WORLD (NZ) Shane McCusker Dean Yendall 2 55kg 61
11 936×1 MISS STRATHALLAN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 10 55kg 62
12 31 BINT EL BEDU Mick Price Craig Newitt 7 55kg 62

2017 Caulfield Autumn Classic Nominations

The 2017 Autumn Classic nominations will be provided below on the Monday leading up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Check out the full 2017 Caulfield Autumn Classic Nominations below – following the link for a rundown on the key entries including the in-form Farson and the Ciaron Maher-trained Ruthven.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 80×532 BAYKOOL G 3 Pat Carey
2 31 BINT EL BEDU F 3 Mick Price 62
3 5×331 BOLD PRESENCE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 62
4 0431 CALLISTO MOON G 3 Emma Steel 62
5 0x837x5222 CAPTAIN RHETT G 3 Pat Carey
6 5010 CINCINNATI KID C 3 Wez Hunter 59
7 30167×21 CLIFF HANGER G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 69
8 32182 DOMESTICATED F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 63
9 221764 ELECTRIC CHARLIE G 3 John & Chris Ledger 61
10 4533312 ELSARAY F 3 Michael Roebuck 61
11 4×1411 FARSON G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 72
12 54331 FAST PLAN C 3 Darren Weir 62
13 06 MANDLAKAZI G 3 Pat Carey
14 936×1 MISS STRATHALLAN F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 62
15 85×4433 NAMIB F 3 Mitchell Freedman
16 2104 PARALLEL WORLD (NZ) F 3 Shane McCusker 61
17 8421222 RISING RED (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 63
18 112×5 RUTHVEN C 3 Ciaron Maher 74
19 91×311 SIZZLING BULLET C 3 Chris Waller
20 311x997x96 TRENCHANT C 3 John O’Shea 72

Caulfield Autumn Classic History

First won by Lord Gavin in 1957, the Caulfield Autumn Classic has been an 1800m event since 1987. Starting out as a Principal race until 1978, the event became a Listed race in 1979 until 1989 when it was elevated to Group 3 status. In 1991 the Autumn Classic finally became a Group 2 race.

The race has also had several name changes starting with the Stanley Plate and then becoming the Caulfield Autumn Classic, Tattersalls Classic, AAMI Classic, Shannons Classic, Pol Roger Stakes and The Yalumba 160. However it is generally still referred to as the Autumn Classic.

Since 1988, the fastest winning time was recorded by 1 minute 47.3 seconds by Waikikamukau in 1994. The slowest time was by Mr Danamite in 1988 with 1 minute 55.9 seconds.

Recent Caulfield Autumn Classic Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Farson 1 minute 49.49 seconds
2nd Cliff Hanger
3rd Captain Rhett
2016
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Tally 1 minute 49.1 seconds
2nd Flying Light
3rd Top Ravine
2015
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Alpine Eagle 1 minute 48.4 seconds
2nd Minnesinger
3rd Firehouse Rock
2014
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Vilanova 1 minute 51.02 seconds
2nd Countersnip
3rd Alpha Beat
2013
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Super Cool 1 minute 49.8 seconds
2nd Fiveandahalfstar
3rd Subiaso
2012
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Upbeat 1 minute 50.0 seconds
2nd Flashy Fella
3rd Ethiopia
2011
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Folding Gear 1 minute 48.1 seconds
2nd Elusive King
3rd Almindoro
2010
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Extra Zero 1 minute 50.69 seconds
2nd Absolute Faith
3rd Money Rocks
2009
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Stokehouse 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Excelltastic
3rd Zapurple
2008
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Brom Brom 1 minute 51.4 seconds
2nd Allanthus
3rd Buca Di Bacco
2007
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Ambitious General 1 minute 48.9 seconds
2nd Danever
3rd Furio
2006
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Spinney 1 minute 48.1 seconds
2nd Silver Ninja
3rd Cinderella Man
2005
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Renewable 1 minute 50.1 seconds
2nd Stella Grande
3rd Dizelle
2004
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Elvstroem 1 minute 49.1 seconds
2nd Delzao
3rd Strafed
2003
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Natural Blitz 1 minute 49.4 seconds
2nd Glefti
3rd Gallic
2002
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Don Eduardo 1 minute 49.4 seconds
2nd Royal Code
3rd All Courage
2001
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Fubu 1 minute 47.5 seconds
2nd Neptunes Journey
3rd Inspire
2000
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Pins 1 minute 50.6 seconds
2nd Oval Office
3rd Crawl

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