Rubiton Stakes

The 2017 Rubiton Stakes is a Group 2 event hosted at Caulfield Racecourse in February on CF Orr Stakes Day during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

Rubiton Stakes News

2016 Rubiton Stakes Winner Heatherly Onto Oakleigh Plate

2016 Rubiton Stakes Winner Heatherly Onto Oakleigh Plate

Flying young filly Heatherly flew under the light weight for a smashing six length win in the Rubiton Stakes 2016 that she’ll look to repeat in a fortnight stepping up in grade for an Oakleigh Plate bid.

Smart filly Heatherly is set for the 2016 Oakleigh Plate after winning the Rubiton Stakes on CF Orr Stakes Day at Caulfield. Photo: ...

The 2017 Rubiton Stakes (1100m) is a Group 2 race held at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse in early – mid February each year.

Open to all horses of all ages, the Rubiton Stakes is raced under Set Weights plus Penalties conditions and offers $200,000 in total prize money.

Run on the first Group 1 race meeting of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival – CF Orr Stakes Day – the Rubiton Stakes shares the card with a host of other Group status races:

  • Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m)
  • Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m)
  • Group 3 Carlyon Cup (1600m)
  • Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) (1100m)
  • Group 2 Blue Diamond Prelude (F) (1100m)
  • Group 3 Geoffrey Belmaine Stakes (1200m)
  • Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m)

Held during February, the Rubiton Stakes is an important race for punters and helps to gauge form for later races including the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) run over the same track / distance a fortnight later on Blue Diamond Stakes Day. The Rubiton Stakes – Oakleigh Plate double was recently achieved by Lankan Rupee (2014).

The Rubiton Stakes 2017 will run on Saturday February 11.

2017 Rubiton Stakes
Date: February 11, 2017
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: SW+P
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2017 Rubiton Stakes Field

The 2017 Rubiton Stakes field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday February 8 at 9:30am (local) and will be published in full below.

2017 Rubiton Stakes Nominations

The 2017 Rubiton Stakes nominations close at 12:00pm (local) on February 6, 2017 and will be published below.

Rubiton Stakes History

The Rubiton Stakes was first held in 1989 as a listed event. In 1992 it was upgraded to Group 3, and remained at that level until 2013 when it was first ran as a Group 2 race. The race distance has changed somewhat over the years, with the initial distance of 1000m first changed to 1100m in 1997. In 2006 the race returned to 1000m for a year, but has remained at 1100m since 2007. Prior to 2010, the race was run under weight for age conditions.

A number of renowned horses have seen success in the Rubiton Stakes. Notable Rubiton Stakes winners include Redelva (1991), Schillaci (1993, 1995), Super Elegant (2003, 2004, 2005) and Lankan Rupee (2014). Here De Angels holds the record for fastest time over 1100m, posting a time of 1 minute 1.73 seconds in 2010.

Below you can find Rubiton Stakes results since 2000.

Rubiton Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Rubiton Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2016
Rubiton Stakes
1st Heatherly 1 minute 2.2 seconds
2nd Politeness
3rd Just A Bullet
2015
Rubiton Stakes
1st Chautauqua 1 minute 2.3 seconds
2nd Flamberge
3rd Atmospherical
2014
Rubiton Stakes
1st Lankan Rupee 1 minute 02.5 seconds
2nd Iconic
3rd First Command
2013
Rubiton Stakes
1st Adebisi 1 minute 03.4 seconds
2nd Rescue Mission
3rd Big Buddie
2012
Rubiton Stakes
1st Eagle Falls 1 minute 03.8 seconds
2nd First Command
3rd Hot Spin
2011
Rubiton Stakes
1st Catapulted 1 minute 02.2 seconds
2nd Avenue
3rd Solar Charged
2010
Rubiton Stakes
1st Here De Angels 1 minute 01.7 seconds
2nd Lucky Secret
3rd Rostova
2009
Rubiton Stakes
1st Mind Your Head 1 minute 03.4 seconds
2nd (DH) Happy Glen
2nd (DH) Desuetude
2008
Rubiton Stakes
1st Here De Angels 1 minute 03.8 seconds
2nd Let Go Thommo
3rd Raid The Royals
2007
Rubiton Stakes
1st Dance The Waves 1 minute 02.9 seconds
2nd Barabba Road
3rd Message Bank
2006
Rubiton Stakes
1st Bomber Bill 0 minute 56.6 seconds
2nd Whats The Mail
3rd Live In Vain
2005
Rubiton Stakes
1st Super Elegant 1 minute 02.3 seconds
2nd Truly Wicked
3rd Sensational Spot
2004
Rubiton Stakes
1st Super Elegant 1 minute 02.3 seconds
2nd Ruben
3rd Step Ahead
2003
Rubiton Stakes
1st Super Elegant 1 minute 02.9 seconds
2nd Azevedo
3rd Sir Chuckle
2002
Rubiton Stakes
1st Intelligent Star 1 minute 01.9 seconds
2nd Bomber Bill
3rd Sudurka
2001
Rubiton Stakes
1st Appoint 1 minute 02.4 seconds
2nd Bomber Bill
3rd Cullen
2000
Rubiton Stakes
1st Miss Pennymoney 1 minute 02.4 seconds
2nd St Chrisoph
3rd Paint