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

2017 Salinger Stakes Results

  • 1st: #11 Rich Charm
  • 2nd: #7 Missrock
  • 3rd: #3 The Monstar



The Group 2 2017 Salinger Stakes, also known as the Linlithgow 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), Group 1 Kennedy Mile (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) offering the winner a Melbourne Cup ballot exemption and Group 3 Begonia Belle Stakes (1100m),

The 2017 Salinger Stakes ran on Saturday November 4, 2017 and was known as the tab.com.au Stakes.

Salinger Stakes 2017
Date: Saturday November 4, 2017
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2017 Salinger Stakes Results

  • 1st: #11 Rich Charm
  • 2nd: #7 Missrock
  • 3rd: #3 The Monstar

Check out the official Salinger Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order below, the sprint showdown won by the Udyta Clarke-trained Cranbourne galloper who lived up to his favouritism making it three wins from five starts at Headquarters.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 11 RICH CHARM Udyta Clarke Patrick Moloney 7 54kg $5.50F
2 7 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Hugh Bowman 1L 14 55kg $10
3 3 THE MONSTAR Brett Cavanough Jamie Mott 2L 2 57.5kg $31
4 9 RAVI Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 3L 1 54.5kg $8
5 13 LE CORDON BLEU Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 3.4L 13 53kg $101
6 1 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 3.5L 10 58kg $10
7 6 LOPE DE CAPIO Wayne Francis & Glen Kent Ms Jamie Kah 3.7L 5 55kg $10
8 15 MAN FROM UNCLE Anthony & Edward Cummings Regan Bayliss 4L 12 53kg $10
9 2 KEEN ARRAY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 4.3L 11 58kg $9.50
10 14 SWEET SHERRY Brent Stanley Noel Callow 4.4L 9 53kg $13
11 8 BONS AWAY Aaron Purcell Ms Linda Meech 4.9L 6 54.5kg $9.50
12 10 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 5.1L 8 54kg $51
13 5 FIRST AMONG EQUALS Darren Weir Damian Lane 11.1L 3 56kg $21
14 12 SOLD FOR SONG Kevin Kemp James Orman 12.6L 4 53kg $31
4 DERRYN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Blake Shinn 0

2017 Salinger Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #8 Bons Away
  • 2nd: #1 Illustrious Lad
  • 3rd: #7 Missrock

Read our full Salinger Stakes 2017 Betting Preview & VRC Derby Day Tips.

2017 Salinger Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Salinger Stakes odds will be found below complete with direct with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for your to back your best Salinger Stakes betting tips this Derby Day.

2017 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). Delectation (4th in 2015) was the last Darley Classic winner to come off a lead-up run in the Salinger Stakes.

The 2017 Salinger Stakes field and barriers are announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The official Salinger Stakes 2017 Final Field features 15 sprinters including the rails-drawn Ravi third-up with Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle, Illustrious Lad carrying the 58kg equal top weight in his title defence and last start Listed Caulfield Village Stakes winner Rich Charm from the Cranbourne stables of Mrs Udyta Clarke.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 12x50020x2 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 10 58kg 105
2 478×045512 KEEN ARRAY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 11 58kg 105
3 8×03122344 THE MONSTAR Brett Cavanough Jamie Mott 2 57.5kg 104
4 3181368×00 DERRYN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Blake Shinn 13 57kg 103
5 743x1024x7 FIRST AMONG EQUALS Darren Weir Damian Lane 3 56kg 101
6 x758x29211 LOPE DE CAPIO Wayne Francis & Glen Kent Ms Jamie Kah 5 55kg 99
7 9242×14497 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Hugh Bowman 15 55kg 103
8 57×3211114 BONS AWAY Aaron Purcell Ms Linda Meech 6 54.5kg 98
9 451x493x13 RAVI Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 1 54.5kg 102
10 x2125x6437 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 8 54kg 97
11 3x34111x41 RICH CHARM Udyta Clarke Patrick Moloney 7 54kg 97
12 5956344×20 SOLD FOR SONG Kevin Kemp James Orman 4 53kg 98
13 x3815x80x8 LE CORDON BLEU Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 14 53kg 95
14 10x4810x95 SWEET SHERRY Brent Stanley Noel Callow 9 53kg 95
15 123x115x MAN FROM UNCLE Anthony & Edward Cummings Regan Bayliss 12 53kg 90

2017 Salinger Stakes Nominations

The Salinger Stakes nominations are 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 2017 Salinger Stakes nominations attracted 23 sprinters including Team Snowden’s in-form mare Ravi, the Lindsay Park-trained Caulfield Sprint placegetter Faatinah andlast start Schillaci Stakes runner-up Illustrious Lad who won the Salinger Stakes last year.

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.

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
2018
Salinger Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Salinger Stakes
1st Rich Charm 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Missrock
3rd The Monstar
2016
Salinger Stakes
1st Illustrious Lad 1 minute 8.31 seconds
2nd Counterattack
3rd Southern Legend
2015
Salinger Stakes
1st Eclair Choice 1 minute 9.34 seconds
2nd Hot Snitzel
3rd Dothraki
2014
Salinger Stakes
1st Deep Field 1 minute 11.05 seconds
2nd Driefontein
3rd In Cahoots
2013
Salinger Stakes
1st Fontelina 1 minute 9.01 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Rarefied
2012
Salinger Stakes
1st Fontelina 1 minute 8.81 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Tiger Tees
2011
Salinger Stakes
1st Sister Madly 1 minute 10.41 seconds
2nd Rarefied
3rd Temple Of Boom
2010
Salinger Stakes
1st Whitefriars 1 minute 11.11 seconds
2nd Beaded
3rd Response
2009
Salinger Stakes
1st Eagle Falls 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Turffontein
3rd Absolutelyfabulous
2008
Salinger Stakes
1st Hot Danish 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Fighting Fund
3rd Sunburnt Land
2007
Salinger Stakes
1st Swick 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Great Is Great
3rd Typhoon Zed
2006
Salinger Stakes
1st Dance Hero 1 minute 8.6 seconds
2nd Shadoways
3rd Miss Andretti
2005
Salinger Stakes
1st Glamour Puss 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Barely A Moment
3rd Cape Of Good Hope
2004
Salinger Stakes
1st Takeover Target 1 minute 8.2 seconds
2nd Recurring
3rd St Basil
2003
Salinger Stakes
1st Ancient Song 1 minute 11 seconds
2nd Into The Night
3rd Blessum
2002
Salinger Stakes
1st Rubitano 1 minute 7.1 seconds
2nd Intelligent Star
3rd Cosmic Strike
2001
Salinger Stakes
1st Sudurka 1 minute 8.4 seconds
2nd Hire
3rd Camena
2000
Salinger Stakes
1st Easy Rocking 1 minute 10 seconds
2nd Umrum
3rd Tilt The Scales

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