Caulfield Sprint

The Caulfield Sprint is a Group 2 1000m sprint held as part of Caulfield Cup Day each spring carnival in Melbourne.

2017 Caulfield Sprint Results

  • 1st: #8 Snitty Kitty
  • 2nd: #9 Super Too
  • 3rd: #1 Faatinah

Caulfield Sprint News

Snitty Kitty runs race record to win Caulfield Sprint

Snitty Kitty runs race record to win Caulfield Sprint

Trainer Henry Dwyer has Group 1 aspirations for Snitty Kitty after the brilliant short course mare ran a race record in taking out the Group 2 $200,000 Harrolds Caulfield Sprint (1000m) at Caulfield today. Apprentice Beau Mertens stalked the leader Super Too all the way from the jump to when heads were turned for home…

The Group 2 Caulfield Sprint is held at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse on the same day as the $3 million Caulfield Cup. The 1000m open handicap offers $200,000 in prize money and is regarded as having the most competitive field of sprinters in all 1000m to 1200m races in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Caulfield Cup Day also features a host of other Group status races including the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) and Group 3 Ladbrokes Classic (2000m) making for a top day of spring racing and punting.

Horses may come into the Caulfield Sprint field via a lead-up run in a race like the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) at Flemington earlier in the month, or Sydney’s Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m) that produced Our Boy Malachi (2nd) for his 2016 Caulfield Sprint win.

The best sprinters out of the Caulfield Sprint field will continue onto a Group 1 spring showdown including in 2011 when Sepoy won the Coolmore Stud Stakes next-up on Victoria Derby Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The 2017 Caulfield Sprint was part of Caulfield Cup Day on Saturday October 21, 2017 .

Caulfield Sprint
Date: Saturday October 21, 2017
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2017 Caulfield Sprint Results

  • 1st: #8 Snitty Kitty
  • 2nd: #9 Super Too
  • 3rd: #1 Faatinah

Check out the official Caulfield Sprint 2017 Results & Finishing Order, the race won impressively by the Henry Dwyer-trained speedster Snitty Kitty who blitzed Super Too by over two lengths, while the Lindsay Park-trained Faatinah finished third after a second in the same race 12 months earlier. Snitty Kitty is likely to be put away for the autumn, coming back to target the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) in the autumn.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 8 SNITTY KITTY Henry Dwyer Beau Mertens (a) 7 53kg $3.40F
2 9 SUPER TOO Marc Conners Ms Winona Costin 2.25L 3 53kg $7.50
3 1 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Hugh Bowman 3.25L 1 58kg $6.50
4 10 PROPERTY Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 3.45L 4 53kg $4.40
5 7 SWEET SHERRY Brent Stanley Joao Moreira 3.65L 6 53kg $7.50
6 4 CRYSTAL DREAMER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 5.4L 2 55.5kg $13
7 2 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Mark Zahra 5.5L 8 58kg $18
8 6 OCEAN EMBERS Shea Eden Ms Nikita Beriman 5.6L 5 54.5kg $18
5 BADAJOZ James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 0
3 KARACATIS Richard Jolly Noel Callow 0

2017 Caulfield Sprint Tips

  • 1st: #10 Property
  • 2nd: #1 Faatinah
  • 3rd: #9 Super Too

PROPERTY ($4.40) is one of the top in betting and leads the Races.com.au team’s Caulfield Sprint 2017 tips getting in on just 53kg with Craig Williams to ride the Robert Smerdon-trained son of Starcraft first-up. Debuts as a three-year-old and has a gun record at the track (4-2-1-) including being under three lengths beaten when fifth to Catchy in the Blue Diamond Stakes. Trial winner earlier in the month and can win fresh. FAATINAH ($8) is the 58kg top weight in barrier one for Lindsay Park and is out to improve on his second in the race last year. The first-up Moir Stakes sixth saw him beaten under two lengths and he’ll be improving, while SUPER TOO is the speed horse in the rack chasing a third win on the trot.

Caulfield Sprint Betting Odds

The latest Caulfield Sprint betting markets will be listed below complete with links to the Caulfield Sprint odds at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in your selections at the right price this Caulfield Cup Day.

2017 Caulfield Sprint Field

The Caulfield Sprint field attracts a quality line-up of short-distance specialists each spring, many possibly heading towards a Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) run down the Flemington straight during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The Caulfield Sprint field and barriers are released on the Wednesday of Caulfield Cup week and will be provided in full below once announced by Racing Victoria.

The 2017 Caulfield Sprint Final Field is now out with the bookies having a hard time separating the three best in betting, markets narrowly led by the in-form mare Snitty Kitty. Super Too comes off a win at The Valley in the Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge Heat and chases three straight wins from barrier three, while the Robert Smerdon-trained Caulfield specialist Property makes his three-year-old debut at the track in on the 53kg minimum.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 5x720040x6 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Hugh Bowman 1 58kg 101
2 19242×1449 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Mark Zahra 10 58kg 105
3 46x141310x KARACATIS Richard Jolly Noel Callow 9 56kg 97
4 119x131x39 CRYSTAL DREAMER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 2 55.5kg 96
5 x12x221511 BADAJOZ James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 4 55kg 95
6 140x8180x7 OCEAN EMBERS Shea Eden Ms Nikita Beriman 6 54.5kg 98
7 310x4810x9 SWEET SHERRY Brent Stanley Joao Moreira 7 53kg 95
8 38x12121x1 SNITTY KITTY Henry Dwyer Beau Mertens (a) 8 53kg 94
9 x11423x511 SUPER TOO Marc Conners Ms Winona Costin 3 53kg 88
10 21151x PROPERTY Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 5 53kg 86

2017 Caulfield Sprint Nominations

The 2017 Caulfield Sprint nominations are taken on the Monday leading-up to race day and will be published right here as soon as released.

The Caulfield Sprint 2017 Nominations attracted 16 hopefuls including last start Gilgai Stakes winner Keen Array allocated the 59kg top weight and the flying speedster Super Too chasing a third win on the trot.

Read more on the 2017 Caulfield Sprint Nominations.

Caulfield Sprint History

First raced in 1983 and won by Bow Mistress, the Caulfield Sprint has undergone plenty of name changes since it was first recognized as the Racing Museum Sprint. Over the years the race has been known as the Brylcream Sprint, National Sprint Championship, Caulfield Sprint, Jupiter’s Casino Sprint, Conrad Jupiter’s Sprint, Schillaci Stakes, Mercedes-Benz Sprint, National Telecoms Group Sprint, Dodo Internet Sprint and now it is known as the Thai Airways International Sprint.

First recognised as a Listed race, the Caulfield Sprint then became a Group 3 event in 1993 and finally advanced to Group 2 status in 1999. The race has only had one double winner which was Toledo in 1997-98 and was won with the fastest recorded time by Jet Spur in 2005 with 1 minute 2.1 seconds. The slowest winning time was recorded by 1992 winner Tanjian Prince with 1 minute 6.2 seconds.

The Caulfield Sprint was contested over 1000m for 2015 giving to a quicker winning time (57.45 seconds) and was a dead heat for first for the second time in as many years.

Caulfield Sprint results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Caulfield Sprint Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018 Caulfield Sprint 1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017 Caulfield Sprint 1st Snitty Kitty 56.28 seconds
2nd Super Too
3rd Faatinah
2016 Caulfield Sprint 1st Our Boy Malachi 57.72 seconds
2nd Faatinah
3rd Lankan Rupee
2015 Caulfield Sprint =1st Lumosty 57.45 seconds
=1st Eclair Choice
3rd Ball Of Muscle
2014 Caulfield Sprint =1st Miracles Of Life 1 minute 4.4 seconds
=1st Bel Sprinter
3rd Shamal Wind
2013 Caulfield Sprint 1st Spirit Of Boom 1 minute 4.7 seconds
2nd Shamal Wind
3rd Ready To Rip
2012 Caulfield Sprint 1st Howmuchdoyouloveme 1 minute 3.16 seconds
2nd Canali
3rd Latin News
2011 Caulfield Sprint 1st Sepoy 1 minute 3.11 seconds
2nd Curtana
3rd Mid Summer Music
2010 Caulfield Sprint 1st Set For Fame 1 minute 5.42 seconds
2nd Doubleanny
3rd Soul
2009 Caulfield Sprint 1st First Command 1 minute 4.2 seconds
2nd Turffontein
3rd Happy Glen
2008 Caulfield Sprint 1st Sunburnt Land 1 minute 3.6 seconds
2nd Aichi
3rd Biscayne Bay
2007 Caulfield Sprint 1st Tesbury Jack 1 minute 2.5 seconds
2nd Typhoon Zed
3rd Let Go Thommo
2006 Caulfield Sprint 1st Biscayne Bay 1 minute 2.4 seconds
2nd Magnus
3rd Rightson
2005 Caulfield Sprint 1st Jet Spur 1 minute 2.1 seconds
2nd Dance The Waves
3rd Mustard
2004 Caulfield Sprint 1st Leilando 1 minute 4 seconds
2nd Dilly Dally
3rd Strikeline
2003 Caulfield Sprint 1st Blur 1 minute 3.5 seconds
2nd Ancient Song
3rd Suit
2002 Caulfield Sprint 1st Rubitano 1 minute 3 seconds
2nd Intelligent Star
3rd Pembleton
2001 Caulfield Sprint 1st Windigo 1 minute 4 seconds
2nd Crystal Finale
3rd Point Danger
2000 Caulfield Sprint 1st Camena 1 minute 2.4 seconds
2nd Easy Rocking
3rd Paint