Schillaci Stakes

The Schillaci Stakes is a Group 2 sprint held at Caulfield Racecourse on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day in October each spring.

2019 Schillaci Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Trekking
  • 2nd: #1 Ball Of Muscle
  • 3rd: #3 The Bostonian



The Schillaci Stakes is a quality Group 2 spring race held mid-way through the coveted Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day in October.

The Schillaci Stakes is a 1100m short-distance event run under weight-for-age conditions worth a lucrative $400,000 in total prize money. There are a number of other great lead-up races held earlier in the carnival that runners may have previously contested including the Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) in early September and Sydney’s Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m).

Runners may also be coming back in class but rising in distance off a Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) run under the lights at Moonee Valley a fortnight earlier.

The feature race at the meeting is the Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) but there are three other elite level Melbourne races on the day including the Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes (2000m) sponsored by Ladbrokes.com.au, Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) and the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m). Other key support races on Caulfield Guineas Day include the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) for Melbourne Cup types and Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m).

Horses that ran in the Schillaci Stakes will often continue their spring campaigns by competing in the sprint features including Flemington’s Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The 2019 Schillaci Stakes ran on Saturday October 12, 2019 with the winner – Trekking – guaranteed a slot in the $14 million The Everest field at Randwick on October 19. 

2019 Schillaci Stakes
Date: Saturday October 12, 2019
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $400,000
Inaugurated: 1970

2019 Schillaci Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Trekking
  • 2nd: #1 Ball Of Muscle
  • 3rd: #3 The Bostonian

The 2019 Schillaci Stakes results saw the Godolphin-raced favourite, Stradbroke Handicap champ Trekking, return to winning form second-up and secure a run in the $14 million The Everest in Sydney a week later.

Read more on the narrow Schillaci Stakes 2019 win by the favourite Trekking.

2019 Schillaci Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Schillaci Stakes 2019 odds will be detailed below complete with links to the betting markets so you can back your Schillaci Stakes tips in online at Ladbrokes.com.au this spring.

2019 Schillaci Stakes Field

The Schillaci Stakes field attracts a smart line-up of spring sprinters that could be eyeing a Melbourne Cup Carnival run in the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) down the Flemington straight.

The official Schillaci Stakes 2019 field and barriers are released on the Wednesday of race week and will be available in full below once announced by Racing Victoria.

The 2019 Schillaci Stakes Final Field attracted 11 sprinters vying for the slot in The Everest field on October 19 in Sydney.

  • Ball Of Muscle won the race last year having finished last (11th) in the Moir and returns to defend his title having run dead last again (15th) in this year’s Moir Stakes at The Valley.
  • Stradbroke Handicap winner Trekking races second-up after resuming with an eighth in the Moir and is favourite to win on Saturday.

Read more on the Schillaci Stakes 2019 Field & Odds led by Trekking.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1101x19x30 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Craig Williams 7 58.5kg 109
2 94x41131x8 TREKKING James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 5 58.5kg 112
3 7525x110x9 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) Tony Pike Damian Lane 3 58.5kg 114
4 x11110x450 DESPATCH Tony & Calvin McEvoy James McDonald 1 58.5kg 106
5 1395×66320 REBEL KING Darren Mcauliffe Jamie Kah 9 58.5kg 98
6 0x304146x0 VIRIDINE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 6 58.5kg 104
7 1614174×45 ASHLOR Dan McCarthy Daniel Stackhouse 2 58.5kg 97
8 x14025x225 BONS AWAY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 8 58.5kg 103
9 82x19x0x80 BOOKER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damien Oliver 4 56.5kg 108

Schillaci Stakes History

The first Schillaci Stakes, originally known as the Chirnside Stakes, was run in 1970 when Regal Vista claimed victory. It began as a Principal race run over six furlongs but the race distance was converted to 1200m in 1973. In 1979 the event became a Group 2 race and for one year in 1986 the race was run over 1219m. A few years later in 1988 the distance was permanently decreased to its current length of 1000m. The race name was changed to the Schillaci Stakes in 2000 in honour of the former champion sprinter Schillaci.

In 2019 the Schillaci Stakes winner Trekking secured the ‘win and you’re in’ slot to represent the MRC / ATC in the following weekend’s $14 million The Everest.

Recent Schillaci Stakes Winners:

Year Place Horse Time
2019 Schillaci Stakes 1st Trekking 1 minute 2.32 seconds
2nd Ball Of Muscle
3rd The Bostonian
2018 Schillaci Stakes 1st Ball of Muscle 1 minute 2.54 seconds
2nd Spirit of Valor
3rd Missrock
2017 Schillaci Stakes 1st Super Cash 1 minute 3.25 seconds
2nd Illustrious Lad
3rd Rock Magic
2016 Schillaci Stakes 1st Star Turn 1 mintue 2.89 seconds
2nd Malaguerra
3rd Fell Swoop
2015 Schillaci Stakes 1st Alpha Miss 1 minute 3.55 seconds
2nd Cashed
3rd Lankan Rupee
2014 Schillaci Stakes 1st Rubick 56.68 seconds
2nd Platelet
3rd Overreach
2013 Schillaci Stakes 1st Unpretentious 57.67 seconds
2nd Pago Rock
3rd Kuroshio
2012 Schillaci Stakes 1st Buffering 56.95 seconds
2nd Golden Archer
3rd Stirling Grove
2011 Schillaci Stakes 1st Black Caviar 56.73 seconds
2nd Karuta
3rd Stirling Grove
2010 Schillaci Stakes 1st Black Caviar 56.68 seconds
2nd Star Witness
3rd General Truce
2009 Schillaci Stakes 1st Lucky Secret 55.9 seconds
2nd Apache Cat
3rd Wanted
2008 Schillaci Stakes 1st Wilander 58 seconds
2nd Lucky Secret
3rd Gamble Me
2007 Schillaci Stakes 1st Gold Edition 57.3 seconds
2nd Royal Asscher
3rd Let Go Thommo
2006 Schillaci Stakes 1st Miss Andretti 57.2 seconds
2nd Green Birdie
3rd Nediyms Glow
2005 Schillaci Stakes 1st Segments 57.6 seconds
2nd Danerich
3rd Miss Mooney Mooney
2004 Schillaci Stakes 1st Patpong 58.2 seconds
2nd Alizes
3rd Regimental Gal
2003 Schillaci Stakes 1st Hailbery 56.7 seconds
2nd Dantana
3rd Spinning Hill
2002 Schillaci Stakes 1st Spinning Hill 1 minute 9.23 seconds
2nd Flavelon
3rd Mistegic
2001 Schillaci Stakes 1st Mistegic 57.6 seconds
2nd Windigo
3rd Falvelon
2000 Schillaci Stakes 1st Flavelon 58 seconds
2nd Mannington
3rd Super Elegant

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