The 2016 Euclase Stakes is a Group 2 feature race for three-year-olds held in early May on South Australian Derby Day, and the 2016 Euclase Stakes will run on 7th May 2016.
It has been known as a number of different race names over the years for sponsorship purposes including the Sportingbet Stakes (2014) and most recently the William Hill Stakes from 2015, but has been officially registered as the Euclase Stakes since 1991.
The race’s original name was the Great Western Plate (1981 – 87) followed by the Carrington Blush Plate (1988 – 89), the Angus Brut Classic (1990-2000), the Yallambee Classic (2001-13).
The title Euclase came from the 1991 winner of the race of the same name.
Run over a sprint distance of 1200m, the set weights clash is the major support race on SA Derby Day run at Morphettville Racecourse early during the annual Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.
Worth $250,000 in total prize money, the event is run by the South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) and was inaugurated in 1981.
The first Euclase Stakes winner was Apollo’s Flame who won the race when it only held Listed status.
The event was elevated to a Group 3 event from 1986 – 1990 before gaining its current Group 2 status in 1991 when the aforementioned Euclase took it out.
The most notable Euclase Stakes winner in recent years was Miracles Of Life (2014), winner of the previous year’s Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) in Melbourne.
The Euclase Stakes 2016 will run on Saturday 7th May 2016.
|Date:||7th May 2016|
2016 Euclase Stakes Field
The Euclase Stakes field usually features a talented range of sprinters from an assortment of preparations, with many trainers choosing to contest it first up. Below you will find the complete field for the Euclase Stakes when it is announced on the Wednesday prior to the race.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||x7114x3820||SOOBOOG||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||1||57.5kg||76|
|2||8x152x1296||BROCKHOFF||Ciaron Maher||Luke Nolen||4||57.5kg||75|
|3||153114×149||COUNTER PULSE||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Clare Lindop||6||57.5kg||74|
|4||5143326×22||DEMONSTRATE||John O’Shea||Craig Williams||15||57.5kg||73|
|5||1x7161x||MR INDIVIDUAL||Leon & Troy Corstens||Mark Zahra||3||57.5kg||73|
|6||12346×1||FAATINAH||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Matthew Neilson||9||57.5kg||69|
|7||12104×85||AMERICAN STAR||Mark Minervini||Shayne Cahill||8||57.5kg||66|
|8||134×655013||BEAU RIVAGE||Gordon Richards||Jake Toeroek||5||57.5kg||66|
|9||x1221x2702||SECRET AGENDA||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||7||55.5kg||96|
|10||x21432x361||TEMPT ME NOT||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||13||55.5kg||87|
|11||1x13118x22||MISS GUNPOWDER||Phillip Stokes||Dom Tourneur||2||55.5kg||85|
|12||1215||ALMIGHTY GIRL||Mitchell Beer & Max Hinton||Glen Boss||12||55.5kg||84|
|13||13247×3153||SUPER CASH||Andrew Noblet||Kerrin McEvoy||10||55.5kg||80|
|14||1312×32||JALAN JALAN||Colin Little||Ms Michelle Payne||11||55.5kg||79|
|15||19×14||COCOA DOLL||Phillip Stokes||Dwayne Dunn||14||55.5kg||68|
2016 Euclase Stakes Nominations
Nominations for the 2016 Euclase Stakes will be released on the Monday before the race day.