The 2016 Schillaci Stakes is a quality Group 2 thoroughbred race held mid-way through the coveted Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival on Caulfield Guineas Day in October.
The Schillaci Stakes is a 1100m sprint race 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.
The 2016 Schillaci Stakes will run on Saturday October 8, 2016.
The feature race at the meeting is the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) but there are four other elite level Melbourne races on the day including the Group 1 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) 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 Darley Classic (1200m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
|2016 Schillaci Stakes|
|Date:||October 8, 2016|
2016 Schillaci Stakes Betting Odds
The latest Schillaci Stakes 2016 odds are detailed below complete with links to the betting markets so you can back your Schillaci Stakes tips in online at Ladbrokes.com.au.
2016 Schillaci Stakes Field
The Schillaci Stakes 2016 field and barriers were released by Racing Victoria on Wednesday October 5 and feature a dozen gallopers including early favourite Star Turn and returning BTC Cup winner Malaguerra who is undefeated first-up.
See below for the full 2016 Schillaci Stakes Field & Barrier Draw and follow the link for a full race preview.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||2617x1100x||FLAMBERGE||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||4||58.5kg||114|
|2||2111x4160x||TURN ME LOOSE (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damien Oliver||2||58.5kg||114|
|3||1x35313x60||JAPONISME||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||12||58.5kg||109|
|4||1x0x4388x4||HUCKLEBUCK||Phillip Stokes||Dom Tourneur||1||58.5kg||109|
|5||11x242156x||FELL SWOOP||Matthew Dale||Hugh Bowman||7||58.5kg||108|
|6||13x73525x4||DOTHRAKI||Peter & Paul Snowden||TBA||3||58.5kg||106|
|7||211x11619x||MALAGUERRA||Peter Gelagotis||Ben Melham||9||58.5kg||109|
|8||61x3x015x2||FURNACES||John O’Shea||James McDonald||5||58.5kg||95|
|9||x476x12138||THE MONSTAR||Brett Cavanough||Brad Rawiller||11||58.5kg||97|
|10||2115x17x35||O’MALLEY||Enver Jusufovic||Craig Newitt||6||58.5kg||84|
|11||156×1211||OCEAN EMBERS||Shea Eden||Dwayne Dunn||10||56.5kg||95|
|12||31x256x12||STAR TURN||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Craig Williams||8||53kg||92|
2016 Schillaci Stakes Nominations
The Schillaci Stakes 2016 nominations closed on Monday October 3 and feature 16 hopeful sprinters including smart three-year-old Star Turn and three-time Group 1 winner Flamberge.
See below for the official 2016 Schillaci Stakes Nominations and follow the link for more details on the early entries.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|2||2111x4160x||TURN ME LOOSE (NZ)||H||5||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||2||58.5kg||114|
|5||11x242156x||FELL SWOOP||G||5||Matthew Dale||5||58.5kg||108|
|6||13x73525x4||DOTHRAKI||G||6||Peter & Paul Snowden||6||58.5kg||106|
|9||546x21x30x||I LOVE IT||M||6||John Salanitri||9||56.5kg||97|
|10||31x256x12||STAR TURN||C||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||10||53kg||92|
|11||156×1211||OCEAN EMBERS||M||4||Shea Eden||11||56.5kg||95|
|12||1x34127x42||SHEIDEL||M||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||12||56.5kg||102|
|13||x476x12138||THE MONSTAR||G||6||Brett Cavanough||13||58.5kg||97|
|15||x460347972||TADDEI TONDO||G||7||Gerard Moloney||15||58.5kg||88|
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.
Recent Schillaci Stakes Winners:
|2016Schillaci Stakes||1st||Star Turn||1 mintue 2.89 seconds|
|2015Schillaci Stakes||1st||Alpha Miss||1 minute 3.55 seconds|
|2014Schillaci Stakes||1st||Rubick||56.68 seconds|
|2013Schillaci Stakes||1st||Unpretentious||57.67 seconds|
|2012Schillaci Stakes||1st||Buffering||56.95 seconds|
|2011Schillaci Stakes||1st||Black Caviar||56.73 seconds|
|2010Schillaci Stakes||1st||Black Caviar||56.68 seconds|
|2009Schillaci Stakes||1st||Lucky Secret||55.9 seconds|
|2008Schillaci Stakes||1st||Wilander||58 seconds|
|2007Schillaci Stakes||1st||Gold Edition||57.3 seconds|
|3rd||Let Go Thommo|
|2006Schillaci Stakes||1st||Miss Andretti||57.2 seconds|
|2005Schillaci Stakes||1st||Segments||57.6 seconds|
|3rd||Miss Mooney Mooney|
|2004Schillaci Stakes||1st||Patpong||58.2 seconds|
|2003Schillaci Stakes||1st||Hailbery||56.7 seconds|
|2002Schillaci Stakes||1st||Spinning Hill||1 minute 9.23 seconds|
|2001Schillaci Stakes||1st||Mistegic||57.6 seconds|
|2000Schillaci Stakes||1st||Flavelon||58 seconds|