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2014 Autumn Classic Won By Vilanova – Caulfield Results

2014 Autumn Classic Won By Vilanova –  Caulfield Results

Vilanova has finally won his first race in Australia in today’s Group 2 Autumn Classic at Caulfield Racecourse today February 22, 2014.

The three-year-old was able to put together the win after a recent form lull that saw him place seventh in both of his two most recent starts.

Vilanova came flying from the pack of the pack in the…

The 2014 Caulfield Autumn Classic, often called simply the 2014 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 $220,000 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 2014 will take place on Saturday 22nd of February, 2014.

Caulfield Autumn Classic Info:
Date: 22nd of February, 2014
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1800m
Race Type: 3YO Open Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $220,000

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
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