Rubiton Stakes

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

2018 Rubiton Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Super Cash
  • 2nd: #3 Flamberge
  • 3rd: #6 Merchant Navy



The 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 – Ladbrokes 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 TS 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 2018 ran on Saturday February 10, 2018 and saw class mare Super Cash win back-to-back editions of the early autumn sprint.

2018 Rubiton Stakes
Date: Saturday February 10, 2018
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: SW+P
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2018 Rubiton Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Super Cash
  • 2nd: #3 Flamberge
  • 3rd: #6 Merchant Navy

See below for the official Rubiton Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the impressive late win by the defending champion Super Cash ($4.60) who just nudged out three-time Group 1 winning veteran Flamberge ($14), while the returning Coolmore Stud Stakes winning colt Merchant Navy ($3.90) ran the ideal Newmarket Handicap lead-up finishing third as the narrowly beaten favourite.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 2 SUPER CASH Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 2 56.5kg $4.60
2 3 FLAMBERGE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 0.1L 3 56kg $14
3 6 MERCHANT NAVY Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 0.4L 6 55.5kg $3.90F
4 1 RICH CHARM Udyta Clarke Patrick Moloney 1.4L 1 57.5kg $11
5 4 HELLBENT Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 1.6L 4 56kg $14
6 5 CANNYESCENT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 2.35L 5 56kg $31
7 8 ARDROSSAN Mick Price Michael Dee 2.65L 8 53kg $4.40
8 7 PREZADO Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 5.15L 7 53kg $6

2018 Rubiton Stakes Betting

The latest Rubiton Stakes 2018 betting odds will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned.

2018 Rubiton Stakes Field

The 2018 Rubiton Stakes field and barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The official Rubiton Stakes 2018 Final Field drew only eight hopefuls with Group 1 winning three-year-old Merchant Navy the favourite to win first-up. Dangers include Darren Weir’s smart entire Hellbent who has outstanding form fresh (6:3-0-1) and Andrew Noblet’s smart mare Super Cash looking to return to form at her pet track.

Read more on the Merchant Navy-led 2018 Rubition Stakes Field & Betting Markets.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 34111x411x RICH CHARM Udyta Clarke Patrick Moloney 1 57.5kg 103
2 3x180x188x SUPER CASH Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 2 56.5kg 107
3 x98x4408x4 FLAMBERGE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 3 56kg 110
4 34423x654x HELLBENT Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 4 56kg 105
5 516111250x CANNYESCENT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 5 56kg 96
6 111x101x MERCHANT NAVY Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 6 55.5kg 108
7 24x21x2 PREZADO Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 7 53kg 78
8 11x ARDROSSAN Mick Price Michael Dee 8 53kg 71

Rubiton Stakes Nominations

The 2018 Rubiton Stakes nominations close at 12:00pm (local) on February 5, 2018 and will be published below.

The official Rubition Stakes 2018 Nominations attracted just a dozen sprinters with Racing Victoria extending early entries until 10:00am (AEDT) on 06/02/2018. Of the original nominees the standouts include returning Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Merchant Navy, the undefeated Mick Price-trained Ardrossan and class filly Booker.

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). In 2017 Super Cash won the Rubiton Stakes and returned to successfully defend her title in 2018.

Below you can find Rubiton Stakes results since 2000.

Rubiton Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Rubiton Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Rubiton Stakes
1st Super Cash 1 minute 04.54 seconds
2nd Flamberge
3rd Merchant Navy
2017
Rubiton Stakes
1st Super Cash 1 minute 02.57 seconds
2nd I Am A Star
3rd Chautauqua
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

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