Caulfield Stakes

The Caulfield Stakes - known as the Neds Stakes in 2021 - is a Group 1 race for Cox Plate hopefuls run on Caulfield Guineas Day each October.

2021 Caulfield Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The Caulfield Stakes (previously known as the Yalumba Stakes and Ladbrokes Stakes) is a Group 1 weight-for-age race held at Caulfield Racecourse on a Saturday in early – mid October. Currently known as the Neds Stakes due to sponsorship, the event is run over a distance of 2000m and attracts a great group of quality stayers eager to win a share of the $1 million in prize money on offer.

The Caulfield Stakes takes place on Caulfield Guineas Day with two other major Group 1 races – the Caulfield Guineas (1600m) and the Toorak Handicap (1600m) contested over a mile. The event is also regarded as a great lead up race to the Caulfield Cup and the Ladbrokes Cox Plate. Winx (2016) was the last horse to complete the Caulfield Stakes – Cox Plate double.

Before the mighty Winx, the last Cox Plate winner to come off a run in the Caulfield Stakes was Ocean Park (2012) who also completed the double, while Mongolian Khan (3rd in 2015) backed up from his Caulfield Stakes place to win the Caulfield Cup over a mile and a half at the track next start.

Recently the 2018 Caulfield Stakes winner Benbatl went on to run second to historic four-time champion Winx in the $5 million Cox Plate. Humidor meanwhile ran third in both the Caulfield Stakes and Cox Plate in 2018 further franking the form.

Humidor would return in the 2020 Caulfield Stakes results to run third to Arcadia Queen and Russian Camelot for his new trainer Chris Waller.

Many Caulfield Stakes graduates may race on to contest the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival with Arcadia Queen (2020) recently completing the double.

This season’s Caulfield Stakes runs on Saturday October 9, 2021 . 

Caulfield Stakes
Date: Saturday October 9, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2021 Caulfield Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Caulfield Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Caulfield Stakes 2021 betting markets from Ladbrokes.com.au will be listed below complete with links for you to back your Caulfield Stakes tips this spring.

2021 Caulfield Stakes Field

The Caulfield Stakes field attracts a strong line-up of quality weight-for-age types that are often looking ahead to a run in the Cox Plate field in a fortnight’s time. Runners in the Caulfield Stakes field may come off a lead-up run in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m), a double most recently completed by Ocean Park (2012).

The 2021 Caulfield Stakes field will be released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week and detailed in full below.

2021 Caulfield Stakes Nominations

Nominations on the Caulfield Stakes in 2021 close the Monday leading-up to the race and will be published below once announced.

Caulfield Stakes History

First raced in 1886 when Isonomy won the 9 furlong event, the Caulfield Stakes was renamed the Yalumba Stakes in 1997 and remained as such for several years before reverting. The Caulfield Stakes became a Group 1 event in 1979 and has a record of wins by more mature horses. Only one three year old colt has managed to win the race, which was Mighty Kingdom in 1979. There is yet to be a three year old filly that can win the Caulfield Stakes.

Caulfield Stakes Records

Until super star Winx in 2016, Tranquil Star was the only mare to win the Caulfield Stakes and Cox Plate double back in 1942. The Caulfield Stakes has been in three consecutive years by two horses, Eurythmic in 1920-1922 and Winfreux in 1964-1967. Rising Fast’s 1954 spring racing campaign is unmatched with wins in the Caulfield Stakes, Melbourne Cup, Turnbull Stakes, Mackinnon Stakes and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Notable recent Caulfield Stakes winners include Lonhro (2002-03), So You Think (2010), Criterion (2015) and Winx (2016) who faced just two rivals for her success.

Caulfield Stakes Results

The Caulfield Stakes winners and winning times since 2000 are shown below.

Year Place Horse Time
2021 Caulfield Stakes 1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2020 Caulfield Stakes 1st Arcadia Queen 2 minutes 03.38 seconds
2nd Russian Camelot
3rd Humidor
2019 Caulfield Stakes 1st Cape Of Good Hope 2 minutes 02.51 seconds
2nd Black Heart Bart
3rd Harlem
2018 Caulfield Stakes 1st Benbatl 2 minutes 0.84 seconds
2nd Blair House
3rd Humidor
2017 Caulfield Stakes 1st Gailo Chop 2 minutes 2.17 seconds
2nd Johannes Vermeer
3rd Jon Snow
2016 Caulfield Stakes 1st Winx 2 minutes 03.4 seconds
2nd Black Heart Bart
3rd He Or She
2015 Caulfield Stakes 1st Criterion 2 minutes 02.02
2nd Happy Trails
3rd Mongolian Khan
2014 Caulfield Stakes 1st Fawkner 2 minutes 1.68 seconds
2nd Criterion
3rd Side Glance
2013 Caulfield Stakes 1st Atlantic Jewel 2 minutes 3.99 seconds
2nd Foreteller
3rd Super Cool
2012 Caulfield Stakes 1st Ocean Park 2 minutes 4.7 seconds
2nd Alcopop
3rd Sincero
2011 Caulfield Stakes 1st Descarado 2 minutes 2.50 seconds
2nd Avienus
3rd Lights Of Heaven
2010 Yalumba Stakes 1st So You Think 2 minutes 2.45 seconds
2nd Alcopop
3rd Whobegotyou
2009 Yalumba Stakes 1st Whobegotyou 2 minutes 1.57 seconds
2nd Heart Of Dreams
3rd Vision And Power
2008 Yalumba Stakes 1st Douro Valley 2 minutes 4.3 seconds
2nd Pompeii Ruler
3rd Guillotine
2007 Yalumba Stakes 1st Maldivian 2 minutes 1.9 seconds
2nd Miss Finland
3rd Anamato
2006 Yalumba Stakes 1st Casual Pass 2 minutes 2.6 seconds
2nd Pompeii Ruler
3rd El Segundo
2005 Yalumba Stakes 1st El Segundo 2 minutes 4.8 seconds
2nd Fields Of Omagh
3rd Confectioner
2004 Yalumba Stakes 1st Mummify 2 minutes 3.2 seconds
2nd Grand Armee
3rd Starcraft
2003 Yalumba Stakes 1st Lonhro 2 minutes 2.3 seconds
2nd Mummify
3rd Defier
2002 Yalumba Stakes 1st Lonhro 2 minutes 0.6 seconds
2nd Sunline
3rd Ustinov
2001 Yalumba Stakes 1st Northerly 2 minutes 2.5 seconds
2nd Shogun Lodge
3rd Ethereal
2000 Yalumba Stakes 1st Sky Heights 2 minutes 3.6 seconds
2nd Shogun Lodge
3rd Tie The Knot

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