Schillaci Stakes

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

2018 Schillaci Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Ball of Muscle
  • 2nd: #9 Spirit of Valor
  • 3rd: #11 Missrock



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 Culfield 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 Darley Classic (1200m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The 2018 Schillaci Stakes ran Saturday October 13, 2018.

2018 Schillaci Stakes
Date: Saturday October 13, 2018
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $400,000
Inaugurated: 1970

2018 Schillaci Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Ball of Muscle
  • 2nd: #9 Spirit of Valor
  • 3rd: #11 Missrock

See below for the official Schillaci Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order following the immediate conclusion of the race.

Schillaci Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Schillaci Stakes 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.

2018 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 Darley Classic (1200m) down the Flemington straight.

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

The 2018 Schillaci Stakes faces off in the last (Race 10) on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day and features 11 possible Darley Classic hopefuls including Lindsay Park-trained mare Sheidel in the outside barrier coming off a lead-up third in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at The Valley.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 408x42054x FLAMBERGE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 10 58.5kg 108
2 145×001212 VOODOO LAD Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 5 58.5kg 110
3 531x66x110 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Craig Williams 12 58.5kg 110
4 632x128x16 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig James McDonald 9 58.5kg 106
5 20x267x05x ILLUSTRIOUS LAD Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 8 58.5kg 104
6 336x71531x HAVASAY Liam Birchley John Allen 1 58.5kg 97
7 753027118x GLENROWAN PRINCE Kym Hann Luke Nolen 4 58.5kg 93
8 610x70200x INTELLIGENCE CROSS (USA) Aidan O’Brien Emmet McNamara 6 58.5kg 102
9 04x828863x SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA) Aidan O’Brien James Doyle 7 58.5kg 104
10 92x320130x FLEET REVIEW (USA) Aidan O’Brien Dwayne Dunn 11 58kg 108
11 729x37820x MISSROCK Robbie Laing Ben Thompson 13 56.5kg 106
12 1192x614x9 SAVANNA AMOUR Chris Meagher Michael Walker 3 56.5kg 105
13 x11x2244x4 SNITTY KITTY Henry Dwyer Mark Zahra 2 56.5kg 106

2018 Schillaci Stakes Nominations

The Schillaci Stakes nominations close on the Monday leading-up to Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day and will be detailed right here once released.

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:

Year Place Horse Time
2018 Schillaci Stakes 1st Ball of Muscle 1 minutes 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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