The 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic will be held at the renowned Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Sharing a race card with the coveted Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m), the Caulfield Classic forms part of a bumper day of racing that boasts nine black-type races.
Run over a testing 2000m, the Caulfield Classic is one of four staying events on the program, making this a great day for staying events. The Caulfield Classic field is comprised strictly of three year olds who compete under set weight conditions. For this reason, high quality horses generally rise to the top of the results. With $500,000 in prize money on offer, the Caulfield Classic is easily one of the most lucrative Group 3 races during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
The 2016 Caulfield Classic will be run on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Caulfield Racecourse.
|Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic|
|Date:||Saturday, October 15, 2016|
|Race Type:||3YO Set Weight|
2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic Betting
The Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic 2016 odds are detailed below complete with links to the race sponsor’s markets so you can back your 2016 Ladbrokes Classic Tips in at the best prices this season.
2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic Field
The 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic field and barrier draw was set for released at 9:30am (AEDT) on October 12 and features 14 hopeful three-year-olds led by Seaburge with the inside barrier and the James Cummings-trained Good Standing both coming off a run in last weekend’s Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) at the track.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||1216×4542||SEABURGE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Kerrin McEvoy||1||57kg||95|
|2||2x105x9537||GOOD STANDING||James Cummings||Blake Shinn||4||57kg||83|
|3||11×330||THROSSELL||Ciaron Maher||Nicholas Hall||10||57kg||71|
|4||73×3751||WINE BUSH||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||9||57kg||72|
|5||6×51222||ROCKETEER||Mick Price||Brad Rawiller||2||57kg||69|
|6||21×114||INFERENCE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||6||57kg||72|
|7||113||HIGHLAD||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damien Oliver||14||57kg||73|
|8||2x21x625||KENT||John O’Shea||Craig Williams||13||57kg||68|
|9||427154||ODEON (NZ)||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Chris Symons||7||57kg||64|
|10||8×6316||WIMBORNE||Robbie Laing||Noel Callow||5||57kg||62|
|11||26×619||BEACH LIFE||Ciaron Maher||Luke Nolen||12||57kg||62|
|12||210||POSITIVE CARRY (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Zac Purton||11||57kg||62|
|13||90150||LARRIKIN||Brian McGrath||Tommy Berry||8||57kg||62|
|14||3213||WATERLOO SUNSET||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss (a)||3||55kg||67|
2016 Caulfield Classic Second Acceptances
The 2016 Caulfield Classic second acceptances were taken by Racing Victoria on Tuesday October 4 and feature 50 three-year-olds including a host of previous Group 1 winners.
See below for the official 2016 Caulfield Classic Second Acceptances and follow the link for more information on the entries.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight|
|1||1x1111x27||WHISPERING BROOK||F||3||Simon A Miller||1||55kg|
|2||216x161x1||SACRED ELIXIR (NZ)||G||3||Tony Pike||2||57kg|
|3||323211×463||PRIZED ICON||C||3||James Cummings||3||57kg|
|4||2x105x953||GOOD STANDING||C||3||James Cummings||4||57kg|
|5||1240×111||HEY DOC||G||3||Tony McEvoy||5||57kg|
|6||1x4x101||SERENELY DISCREET||F||3||Phillip Stokes||6||55kg|
|7||1216×454||SEABURGE||C||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||7||57kg|
|8||1x10x38||SAMARA DANCER (NZ)||F||3||Phillip Stokes||8||55kg|
|10||5x13x142||DIVINE PROPHET||C||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||10||57kg|
|11||1×16||SWEAR||C||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||11||57kg|
|15||73×3751||WINE BUSH||C||3||Chris Waller||15||57kg|
|17||413×6562||REVOLVING DOOR||C||3||Clinton McDonald||17||57kg|
|18||21×55||SEBRING DREAM||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||18||55kg|
|19||3×611||HARLOW GOLD (NZ)||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||19||55kg|
|20||8118||EXOCET||F||3||Lee & Anthony Freedman||20||55kg|
|21||113||HIGHLAD||C||3||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||21||57kg|
|22||8×1642217||HIGH MIST||C||3||Chris Waller||22||57kg|
|24||21×114||INFERENCE||C||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||24||57kg|
|28||2251||SAVVAN (NZ)||F||3||James Cummings||28||55kg|
|29||3213||WATERLOO SUNSET||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||29||55kg|
|30||427154||ODEON (NZ)||C||3||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||30||57kg|
|32||5×116||MANDALAY BAY||G||3||Matt Laurie||32||57kg|
|33||7103×98||ALL OUT OF LOVE||C||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||33||57kg|
|36||613590||BACK TO THE BOWLER||G||3||Stuart Webb||36||57kg|
|38||221||VOLATILE MIX (NZ)||C||3||Darren Weir||38||57kg|
|39||26×619||BEACH LIFE||G||3||Ciaron Maher||39||57kg|
|40||312||TIAMO GRACE||F||3||Darren Weir||40||55kg|
|42||100||EUREKA STREET||C||3||Robert Smerdon||42||57kg|
|45||846×627||BETCHA THINKING||C||3||Chris Waller||45||57kg|
|48||0x837||CAPTAIN RHETT||G||3||Pat Carey||48||57kg|
|50||7×4||NORTHERN CAPTAIN||G||3||Mick Price||50||57kg|
Caulfield Classic History
Early in 2014, the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) announced that they would be replacing the Norman Robinson Stakes with the Caulfield Classic, a new event that would boast a massive $750,000 prize money with an additional $250,000 to first place if they also won either the Thousand Guineas or the Caulfield Guineas. However, the Caulfield Classic will still share the history of the Norman Robinson Stakes.
Caulfield Classic prize money is down to $500,000 for the 2016 edition and the race is sponsored by Ladbrokes.com.au.
When the race was first inaugurated in 1978, it was held over 2000m and ran as a listed race. For 1998 and 1999, the Caulfield Classic ran as a Group 3 event, and then for five years up until the 2005 edition the race held Group 2 status. Since 2005 however, it has remained at Group 3 following a downgrade. It is likely that the new injection of prize money in 2014 will result in the race being upgraded again.
The Caulfield Classic has been known by several other names in the past, including the Norman Robinson Stakes, Wallace Stakes and Steeves Lumley Stakes.
The Caulfield Classic is a good leadup event to the Victoria Derby, although as of 2014 the structure of the field might prevent that.
Notable Caulfield Classic winners include Nothin’ Leica Dame (1995), King Delamere (1983) and Hvasstan (2012).
Caulfield Classic results since 2000 are below.
Caulfield Classic Results
|1st||Good Standing||2 minutres 4.3 seconds|
|1st||Sacred Eye||2 minutres 3.20 seconds|
|1st||Fontein Ruby||2 minutes 3.8 seconds|
|1st||Polanski||2 minutes 02.5 seconds|
|1st||Hvasstan||2 minute 03.8 seconds|
|1st||Sabrage||2 minutes 03.0 seconds|
|1st||Retrieve||2 minutes 08.3 seconds|
|1st||Shamoline Warrior||2 minutes 03.9 seconds|
|1st||Pre Eminence||2 minutes 04.3 seconds|
|1st||Pillar Of Hercules||2 minutes 04.5 seconds|
|2nd||Down Under Boy|
|1st||Get Square||2 minutes 03.6 seconds|
|1st||Pendragon||2 minutes 03.5 seconds|
|1st||Cedar Manor||2 minutes 04.5 seconds|
|1st||Casual Pass||2 minutes 04.5 seconds|
|1st||Platinum Scissors||2 minutes 02.3 seconds|
|1st||Amalfi||2 minutes 05.3 seconds|
|1st||Royale Exit||2 minutes 01.2 seconds|
|2nd||Hit The Roof|