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|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
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 are set for release on Wednesday October 26 and will be published below along with updated Salinger Stakes odds from Ladbrokes.com.au.
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|
|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|
|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|
|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
|1st||Eclair Choice||1 minute 9.34 seconds|
|1st||Deep Field||1 minute 11.05 seconds|
|1st||Fontelina||1 minute 9.01 seconds|
|2nd||Spirit Of Boom|
|1st||Fontelina||1 minute 8.81 seconds|
|2nd||Spirit Of Boom|
|1st||Sister Madly||1 minute 10.41 seconds|
|3rd||Temple Of Boom|
|1st||Whitefriars||1 minute 11.11 seconds|
|1st||Eagle Falls||1 minute 8.9 seconds|
|1st||Hot Danish||1 minute 10.1 seconds|
|1st||Swick||1 minute 8.9 seconds|
|2nd||Great Is Great|
|1st||Dance Hero||1 minute 8.6 seconds|
|1st||Glamour Puss||1 minute 8.9 seconds|
|2nd||Barely A Moment|
|3rd||Cape Of Good Hope|
|1st||Takeover Target||1 minute 8.2 seconds|
|1st||Ancient Song||1 minute 11 seconds|
|2nd||Into The Night|
|1st||Rubitano||1 minute 7.1 seconds|
|1st||Sudurka||1 minute 8.4 seconds|
|1st||Easy Rocking||1 minute 10 seconds|
|3rd||Tilt The Scales|