Eclipse Stakes

The 2016 Eclipse Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Sandown Racecourse.

2016 Eclipse Stakes Results

  • 1st: Turnitaround
  • 2nd: High Church
  • 3rd: Lidari

Eclipse Stakes News

2016 Eclipse Stakes Winner Turnitaround Eyes Australian Cup

2016 Eclipse Stakes Winner Turnitaround Eyes Australian Cup

Warrnambool trainer Matthew Williams is aiming high next autumn for his Eclipse Stakes 2016 winner Turnitaround with a possible Australian Cup target in order next time in. The six-year-old son of Hard Spun had excuses on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington last start when caught wide from a nasty barrier (14 of 16) before finishing…

The 2016 Eclipse Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Sandown Racecourse – now known as Ladbrokes Park – towards the end of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Held under quality handicap conditions, the Eclipse Stakes is an 1800m test with $150,000 prize money on offer.

The Eclipse Stakes is held on one of the biggest race days of the year at Sandown Racecourse. Also featured on the race program are the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m), Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m), Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m), Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m), Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) and three listed events, including the Sandown Cup (3200m).

The Eclipse Stakes is often targeted by horses who are towards the end of their spring racing campaign. The Listed Melbourne Cup Day Plate (1800m), run under handicap conditions at Flemington around a week and a half before can sometimes act as a lead up race. Some mares come via the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m) held at Flemington a week before.

Following their run in the Eclipse Stakes there are a number of avenues horses can pursue. Many might head to the paddock, while some might continue to seek a few placings to round off their spring campaign.

The 2016 Eclipse Stakes will be run on November 12th.

Eclipse Stakes 2016
Date: November 12th
Track: Sandown Racecourse
Distance: 1800m
Race Type: Open Quality
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2016 Eclipse Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Eclipse Stakes 2016 betting odds are listed below complete with links to the markets at for you to lock-in our insider 2016 Eclipse Stakes Tips at the hottest spring odds.

2016 Eclipse Stakes Field

The Eclipse Stakes field is usually contested by horses who are nearing the end of their spring campaign. As a result, many of the runners in the Eclipse Stakes field are at peak fitness and have provided quite a bit of form for punters to follow. In the past, the Eclipse Stakes field has featured some top quality horses, and the winner is almost always a very handy type.

The 2016 Eclipse Stakes field is released the Wednesday before the race.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 0x1xD2x029 LIDARI (FR) Darren Weir John Allen 5 59kg 102
2 x311118x30 TURNITAROUND Matthew Williams Hugh Bowman 14 58.5kg 101
3 x118284470 JACQUINOT BAY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 6 58kg 100
4 4402846×22 PUCCINI (NZ) Wayne Walters Stephen Baster 8 58kg 100
5 11x4740x00 AUVRAY (FR) Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 1 57kg 98
6 4106x0x083 DESERT JEUNEY Nigel Blackiston 3 56.5kg 97
7 120×984590 MAGNAPAL Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Luke Currie 12 56.5kg 97
8 61x1121x72 TUCANCHOO (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 15 56kg 96
9 x1519125x6 LORD VAN PERCY (GB) Darren Weir Luke Nolen 13 55kg 94
10 8421×74087 GABELLA (FR) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 10 54kg 90
11 32087×1535 ALASKAN ROSE (NZ) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 9 54kg 84
12 x2511557x4 HIGH CHURCH (IRE) Darren Weir Dean Yendall 7 54kg 84
13 321213×922 COOL CHAP Lee & Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 2 54kg 83
14 5x586x5218 PLOT THE COURSE Michael Trotter Damian Lane 4 54kg 82
15 901230×066 TEMPS VOLEUR Robbie Laing 11 54kg 79

2016 Eclipse Stakes Nominations

The Eclipse Stakes nominations draw horses from stables around the entire country, but the majority hail from local barns. Many horses enter the Eclipse Stakes nominations as a last run or a last effort to secure some prize money and places. Although, there are often some genuinely quality horses among the Eclipse Stakes nominations.

The 2016 Eclipse Stakes nominations will be published here.

Eclipse Stakes History

The Eclipse Stakes has over the years acquired a reputation for quality fields and top notch winners.

The Eclipse Stakes race distance has changed a few times over the years, varying between 2100m and the current 1800m.

The 2013 Eclipse Stakes was held at Caulfield because Sandown was undergoing renovations. Prior to 2011, the Eclipse Stakes was held the week following the Zipping (Sandown) Classic. However, it was moved in order to create a significant feature race card on Zipping Classic Day.

Once a Principal Race, the Eclipse Stakes was given listed status at the introduction of the Group system. It held that until 1997, when it was upgraded to a Group 3 event.

The Eclipse Stakes was not held for two years, 1942 and 1943.

Notable Eclipse Stakes winners include Balkan Prince (1937), Morse Code (1950, 1952), Sky Call (1971), Pride Of Century (1981), Innocent King (1994), Fields Of Omagh (2001) and Mouro (2013). Eclipse Stakes results, place getters and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

Eclipse Stakes History

Year Place Horse Time
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2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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1st Turnitaround 1 minute 51.26 seconds
2nd High Church
3rd Lidari
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1st Casino Dancer 1 minute 48.0 seconds
2nd Puccini
3rd Worthy Cause
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1st Zabisco 1 minute 49.7 seconds
2nd Pheidon
3rd Extra Zero
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1st Mouro 1 minute 50.3 seconds
2nd Rain Drum
3rd Bel Thor
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1st Eclair Surprise 1 minute 49.6 seconds
2nd Tai Tai Tess
3rd Shewan
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1st Rothera 1 minute 52.1 seconds
2nd Folding Gear
3rd Ulundi
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1st Viking Hero 1 minute 55.2 seconds
2nd Davcon
3rd Niblick
2009Eclipse Stakes 1st Bashful Girl 1 minute 49.8 seconds
2nd Rose Syrah
3rd Down Under Boy
2008Eclipse Stakes 1st Eskimo Dan 2 minutes 15.5 seconds
2nd Instructor
3rd Sentire
2007Eclipse Stakes 1st Like It Is 2 minutes 50.4 seconds
2nd Shinzig
3rd Hidden Strings
2006Eclipse Stakes 1st Utility 2 minutes 52.0 seconds
2nd Douro Valley
3rd Flash Trick
2005Eclipse Stakes 1st Aqua D’Amore 2 minutes 14.5 seconds
2nd Stamen
3rd Wild Classic
2004Eclipse Stakes 1st Requisite 1 minute 49.6 seconds
2nd Fonome
3rd Caveat Emptor
2003Eclipse Stakes 1st Zazzman 2 minutes 03.8 seconds
2nd Chairman’s Choice
3rd You Little Beaut
2002Eclipse Stakes 1st Damaschino 2 minutes 02.1 seconds
2nd Another Warrior
3rd British Buska
2001Eclipse Stakes 1st Fields Of Omagh 2 minutes 11.1 seconds
2nd Thong Classic
3rd Aquiver
2000Eclipse Stakes 1st Tickle My 2 minutes 07.0 seconds
2nd The Collector
3rd Aka Bilk