Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic

The 2016 Caulfield Classic is a Group 3 event held at Caulfield Racecourse in late October.

Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic News

Emirates Stakes for 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic Winner Good Standing

Emirates Stakes for 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic Winner Good Standing

Sydney trainer James Cummings is considering a weight-for-age run in the Emirates Stakes on the last day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival with his classic colt Good Standing after an impressive Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic 2016 win.

Ladbrokes Classic winner Good Standing could head to the 2016 Emirates Stakes at Flemington on November 5. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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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
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weight
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $500,000

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.

See below for the official 2016 Ladbrokes Classic Final Field & Barriers, following the link for a full race preview before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au to place your bets.

# 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
9 634×111 VELADERO C 3 Chris Waller 9 57kg
10 5x13x142 DIVINE PROPHET C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 10 57kg
11 1×16 SWEAR C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 11 57kg
12 438×54351 MOQUEEN F 3 Anthony Cummings 12 55kg
13 11×330 THROSSELL G 3 Ciaron Maher 13 57kg
14 6221×064 CELLARMAN C 3 Chris Waller 14 57kg
15 73×3751 WINE BUSH C 3 Chris Waller 15 57kg
16 11 SILVERA C 3 Tony McEvoy 16 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
23 6×51222 ROCKETEER G 3 Mick Price 23 57kg
24 21×114 INFERENCE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 24 57kg
25 2x21x625 KENT G 3 John O’Shea 25 57kg
26 2x5370x413 EARTH C 3 Chris Waller 26 57kg
27 2133 KACHING C 3 Ciaron Maher 27 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
31 54262 NEMRUD C 3 John O’Shea 31 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
34 515465 TUMULTUOUS C 3 Chris Waller 34 57kg
35 8×6316 WIMBORNE C 3 Robbie Laing 35 57kg
36 613590 BACK TO THE BOWLER G 3 Stuart Webb 36 57kg
37 744×5315 RESORT G 3 John O’Shea 37 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
41 90150 LARRIKIN C 3 Brian McGrath 41 57kg
42 100 EUREKA STREET C 3 Robert Smerdon 42 57kg
43 2×4 POLEMIC C 3 John O’Shea 43 57kg
44 5×22 THEANSWERMYFRIEND G 3 Robert Smerdon 44 57kg
45 846×627 BETCHA THINKING C 3 Chris Waller 45 57kg
46 30×73 WINE C 3 John O’Shea 46 57kg
47 4×2667 HUSSOR G 3 Robbie Griffiths 47 57kg
48 0x837 CAPTAIN RHETT G 3 Pat Carey 48 57kg
49 52 CHARLTON C 3 Robbie Griffiths 49 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

Year Place Horse Time
2016
Caulfield Classic
1st Good Standing 2 minutres 4.3 seconds
2nd Rocketeer
3rd Inference
2015
Caulfield Classic
1st Sacred Eye 2 minutres 3.20 seconds
2nd Lizard Island
3rd Etymology
2014
Caulfield Classic
1st Fontein Ruby 2 minutes 3.8 seconds
2nd Crafty
3rd Firehouse Rock
2013
Caulfield Classic
1st Polanski 2 minutes 02.5 seconds
2nd San Diego
3rd Epic Saga
2012
Caulfield Classic
1st Hvasstan 2 minute 03.8 seconds
2nd Honorius
3rd Electric Fusion
2011
Caulfield Classic
1st Sabrage 2 minutes 03.0 seconds
2nd Sangster
3rd Niagara
2010
Caulfield Classic
1st Retrieve 2 minutes 08.3 seconds
2nd Almindoro
3rd Digital Fortress
2009
Caulfield Classic
1st Shamoline Warrior 2 minutes 03.9 seconds
2nd Onemorenomore
3rd Gathering
2008
Caulfield Classic
1st Pre Eminence 2 minutes 04.3 seconds
2nd Miss Scarlatti
3rd Paddy O’Reilly
2007
Caulfield Classic
1st Pillar Of Hercules 2 minutes 04.5 seconds
2nd Down Under Boy
3rd Villian
2006
Caulfield Classic
1st Get Square 2 minutes 03.6 seconds
2nd Ulfah
3rd Sir Lago
2005
Caulfield Classic
1st Pendragon 2 minutes 03.5 seconds
2nd Headturner
3rd Replicator
2004
Caulfield Classic
1st Cedar Manor 2 minutes 04.5 seconds
2nd Court Ricardo
3rd King Durham
2003
Caulfield Classic
1st Casual Pass 2 minutes 04.5 seconds
2nd Our Court
3rd Face Value
2002
Caulfield Classic
1st Platinum Scissors 2 minutes 02.3 seconds
2nd Hydrometer
3rd Aint Here
2001
Caulfield Classic
1st Amalfi 2 minutes 05.3 seconds
2nd Grey Song
3rd Tully Zeal
2000
Caulfield Classic
1st Royale Exit 2 minutes 01.2 seconds
2nd Hit The Roof
3rd Adolescence