Salinger Stakes

The 2016 Salinger Stakes (1200m) is a Group 2 race held at Flemington Racecourse on Victoria Derby Day.

2016 Salinger Stakes Results

  • 1st: Illustrious Lad
  • 2nd: Counterattack
  • 3rd: Southern Legend

Salinger Stakes News

2016 Derby Day Scratchings & Track Report

2016 Derby Day Scratchings & Track Report

One of the Spring Carnival’s most highly-decorated cards will be contested today as runners descend on Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne for Derby Day 2016. It is a fine day in the greater Melbourne metropolitan region today and subsequently, the Flemington track has been rated a ‘Good 4’ and will suit horses who relish a reasonably…

The Group 2 2016 Salinger Stakes is an open handicap event featured during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Held at Flemington Racecourse on Victoria Derby Day, the Salinger Stakes is a 1200m sprint worth $300,000 in prize money.

Victoria Derby Day is one of the biggest Group meetings in the country as it features the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m), $1 million Group 1 Cantala Stakes (1600m), Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) and the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m). It also hosts the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) for Crown Oaks hopes, Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m), the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) and Group 3 Begonia Belle Stakes (1100m),

The 2016 Salinger Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday October 29.

Salinger Stakes 2016
Date: October 29, 2016
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

Salinger Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Salinger Stakes odds can be found in the table below direct with links to the markets at for your to back your best 2016 Salinger Stakes betting tips – ours found by following the link- at this weekend.

2016 Salinger Stakes Field

The Salinger Stakes field traditionally draws a nice field of Group 1 performed and Group 2 winning sprinters from around Sydney and Melbourne. Some of the best out of the Salinger Stakes field may back-up and run the following Saturday at the same track / distance in the $1 million Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m).

The 2016 Salinger Stakes field and barriers were released on Wednesday October 26 and feature 11 final acceptances set to face off down the straight including the in-form Keen Array and super consistent Southern Legend.

See below for the full 2016 Salinger Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw, following the link for a detailed race preview on the Derby Day card closer.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Weight Hcp. Rating
1 9x4249x232 DIBAYANI (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 2 58kg 107
2 3223x68x26 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Kerrin McEvoy 3 57.5kg 106
3 3x73525x45 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 11 57kg 105
4 52x445x654 GENERALIFE John O’Shea James McDonald 9 57kg 105
5 12x083x211 KEEN ARRAY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joao Moreira 4 56.5kg 104
6 x35217x260 COUNTERATTACK Chris Waller Ben Melham 7 55kg 101
7 1116x4x638 DURENDAL Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 10 54.5kg 99
8 156×12114 OCEAN EMBERS Shea Eden Craig Williams 1 54.5kg 98
9 152911×632 WE’VE GOT THIS Greg Eurell Chad Schofield 5 54.5kg 97
10 4015121×12 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 6 54.5kg 96
11 45x111x135 SOUTHERN LEGEND Les Bridge Tim Clark 8 54.5kg 96

2016 Salinger Stakes Nominations

The Salinger Stakes nominations are usually released on the Monday prior to the race. Historically, the Salinger Stakes nominations have featured some of the better short distance sprinters on the Melbourne circuit.

The 2016 Salinger Stakes nominations were released by Racing Victoria on Monday October 24 and feature 22 hopefuls including the in-form Keen Array who is one of five entries for the Lindsay Park stable.

See below for the official 2016 Salinger Stakes Nominations and follow the link for a full run down on the major entries.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 3223x68x26 BALL OF MUSCLE G 6 Joseph Pride 106
2 x35217x260 COUNTERATTACK H 4 Chris Waller 101
3 9x4249x232 DIBAYANI (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 107
4 3x73525x45 DOTHRAKI G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 105
5 1116x4x638 DURENDAL G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 99
6 46x115x162 FAATINAH G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 102
7 617x1100x9 FLAMBERGE G 7 Darren Weir 113
8 52x445x654 GENERALIFE G 7 John O’Shea 105
9 46x21x30x9 I LOVE IT M 6 John Salanitri 96
10 4015121×12 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD G 5 Peter Gelagotis 96
11 12x083x211 KEEN ARRAY G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 104
12 210×585 MANOLO BLAHNIQ (NZ) C 3 Tony Noonan 74
13 x411L0x554 MISS PROMISCUITY M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 101
14 156×12114 OCEAN EMBERS M 4 Shea Eden 98
15 2x720143x4 ORUJO G 5 Shawn Mathrick 85
16 17x622x72x PRIVATE SECRETARY M 7 Gregory Hickman 94
17 1x324314x6 RUETTIGER (NZ) G 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 91
18 1x27024x16 SECRET AGENDA M 4 Mick Price 100
19 x34127x421 SHEIDEL M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 102
20 45x111x135 SOUTHERN LEGEND G 4 Les Bridge 96
21 24x16x6 TYPHOON WITNESS M 4 Wez Hunter 65
22 152911×632 WE’VE GOT THIS G 5 Greg Eurell 97

Salinger Stakes History

First won by Karina in 1960, the Salinger Stakes has been known by many different names including the Craven A Plate, Pure-Pak Stakes, Gasden Rheem Stakes, Southcorp Stakes and Yellowglen Stakes. In 2007 it was downgraded from Group One status to a Group Two race.

Since its inauguration, there have only been three horses which have managed to win the event more than once with River Rough in 1983-84, Planet Ruler in 1989-90 and Fontelina in 2012-13. Since 1988, the fastest winning time recorded was 1 minute 7.1 seconds by Rubitano in 2002 whereas the slowest time was by 1997 winner Notoire with 1 minute 11.1 seconds.

Notable Salinger Stakes winners include Vain (1969), Maybe Mahal (1976), Always Welcome (1978), Hareeba (1994), Takeover Target (2004), Glamour Puss (2005) and Fontelina (2012, 2013). Salinger Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Salinger Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
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1st Illustrious Lad 1 minute 8.31 seconds
2nd Counterattack
3rd Southern Legend
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1st Eclair Choice 1 minute 9.34 seconds
2nd Hot Snitzel
3rd Dothraki
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1st Deep Field 1 minute 11.05 seconds
2nd Driefontein
3rd In Cahoots
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1st Fontelina 1 minute 9.01 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Rarefied
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1st Fontelina 1 minute 8.81 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Tiger Tees
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1st Sister Madly 1 minute 10.41 seconds
2nd Rarefied
3rd Temple Of Boom
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1st Whitefriars 1 minute 11.11 seconds
2nd Beaded
3rd Response
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1st Eagle Falls 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Turffontein
3rd Absolutelyfabulous
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1st Hot Danish 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Fighting Fund
3rd Sunburnt Land
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1st Swick 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Great Is Great
3rd Typhoon Zed
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1st Dance Hero 1 minute 8.6 seconds
2nd Shadoways
3rd Miss Andretti
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1st Glamour Puss 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Barely A Moment
3rd Cape Of Good Hope
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1st Takeover Target 1 minute 8.2 seconds
2nd Recurring
3rd St Basil
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1st Ancient Song 1 minute 11 seconds
2nd Into The Night
3rd Blessum
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1st Rubitano 1 minute 7.1 seconds
2nd Intelligent Star
3rd Cosmic Strike
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1st Sudurka 1 minute 8.4 seconds
2nd Hire
3rd Camena
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1st Easy Rocking 1 minute 10 seconds
2nd Umrum
3rd Tilt The Scales