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The $1 million Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is a Group 1 handicap now held at Caulfield in November over the spring carnival.
2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Results
- 1st: #11 Magic Time
- 2nd: #2 I Am Me
- 3rd: #3 Strait Acer
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The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is a Group 1 feature held at Caulfield Racecourse which has been moved to a late November timeslot at the tail-end of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival as of 2023.
The race has changed dates a number of times and has recently been held in September before being moved ahead of the 2023 edition.
The new-look Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day card also now features the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) for three-year-old fillies.
The Sir Rupert Clarke was previously a good lead-up to the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m), and from 2012 – 2016 all four Toorak Handicap winners had their final lead-up in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes including Trust In A Gust (2014) who did the double.
The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is a 1400m sprint offering $1,000,000 in prize money and is run under quality handicap conditions.
The 2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes form was franked with the third place-getter I’m Thunderstruck going on to win the Toorak Handicap and Sydney’s The Golden Eagle (1500m) at his next two starts.
In 2022, before the Sir Rupert was moved, the third-placed Tuvalu franked the form improving to win the Toorak Handicap next start before a second in that year’s Group 1 Champions Mile (1600m) at Flemington over the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
The 2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes ran on Saturday November 18, 2023 having been moved to a November time-slot after Victoria’s famous Melbourne Cup Carnival and was won by the Grahame Begg-trained favourite Magic time ($4.80F).
|Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes|
|Date:||Saturday November 18, 2023|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Results
- 1st: #11 Magic Time ($4.80F)
- 2nd: #2 I Am Me
- 3rd: #3 Strait Acer
Grahame Begg’s in-form Hellbent mare Magic Time ($4.80F) improved on a lead-up third in The Invitation race to overcome a wide gate to post a one-length Group 1 success when saluting for the punters in the 2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes results.
|1||11||MAGIC TIME||Grahame Begg||Michael Dee||13||53.5kg||$4.80F|
|2||2||I AM ME||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Blake Shinn||1L||9||56kg||$6.50|
|3||3||STRAIT ACER||Edward Cummings||Mark Zahra||1.3L||4||55.5kg||$12|
|4||4||BANDERSNATCH||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Jordan Childs||1.4L||3||55kg||$19|
|5||5||SKEW WIFF (NZ)||Mark Walker||Craig Williams||1.6L||11||55kg||$26|
|6||7||AYRTON (NZ)||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Daniel Moor||3.35L||6||54.5kg||$17|
|7||16||WROTE TO ARATAKI (NZ)||Matthew Williams||Dean Yendall||3.45L||12||52.5kg||$21|
|8||1||VILANA||James Cummings||Damien Oliver||3.65L||1||57kg||$10|
|9||13||CAUSE FOR CONCERN||Shawn Mathrick||Ms Jamie Kah||4.15L||8||53kg||$16|
|10||12||MUNHAMEK (GB)||Nick Ryan||Luke Currie||4.9L||15||53.5kg||$20|
|11||6||THE INFERNO||Cliff Brown||Jake Noonan||6.65L||7||55kg||$26|
|12||14||GENERAL BEAU||Mathew Ellerton||Ms Linda Meech||6.85L||14||53kg||$21|
|13||15||CROSSHAVEN||Ben, Will & JD Hayes||Daniel Stackhouse||7.25L||5||52.5kg||$11|
|14||8||ZOUTORI||Mathew Ellerton||Beau Mertens||10.5L||2||54.5kg||$101|
|15||9||BUFFALO RIVER (USA)||Michael Moroney||Ms Celine Gaudray (a)||12.75L||16||53.5kg||$19|
|16||10||CHAIN OF LIGHTNING||Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman||Billy Egan||27.75L||10||53.5kg||$11|
|19e||UMGAWA||Leon & Troy Corstens||Liam Riordan||0|
|18e||MILITARY EXPERT||Annabel Neasham||Ms Winona Costin||0|
|17e||NOT AN OPTION||Michael Moroney||Craig Newitt||0|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Betting
The season’s updated Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2023 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below the week of the race.
Behemoth ($3.80 in 2020) and Magic Time ($4.80 in 2023) are the latest favourites in Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes betting to salute.
There was a notable upset in 2022 with Callsign Mav winning his fourth Group 1 and first on Aussie soil at $15 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes odds.
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2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Form
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2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Tips
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2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field
The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of middle-distance gallopers each spring that may have had a lead-up run in a race like the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at the same track / distance earlier in the season, or the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) run down the Flemington straight the week prior.
Bon Hoffa (2007) was the last horse to complete the Bobbie Lewis – Sir Rupert double when the former only held Group 3 status, while Behemoth (2020) became the first Memsie Stakes – Sir Rupert Clarke double winner since 2004.
In 2022 Callsign Mav improved on a lead-up sixth behind The Everest contender Snapdancer in the Memsie Stakes results to win the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.
The official 2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes field of final acceptances is released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week and will be provided in full below.
2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Nominations
Nominations for the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes close the Monday of race week and will be published below once announced.
Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes History
The first recorded win of the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes was in 1951 by Jovial Lad. The event has since then been won two consecutive times by several horses starting with Anonyme in 1961-62. Tauto then won in 1970-71 and Testa Rossa placed first in 1999 and 2000. Formerly known as the Invitation Stakes, the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes has held Group 1 status since 1979 and for a number of years took place on the same Sunday Sydney hosts the NRL Grand Final.
The Sir Rupert Clarke recently moved forward a week earlier as the feature event on its own race card. It has been won by many quality types over the years including the 2018 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winner Jungle Cat, a raider from the UK who came off a Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint win in Dubai.
In 2023 the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes was moved from September to November.
Recent Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Winners
|2023||Magic Time||I Am Me||Strait Acer||1:22.51|
|2022||Callsign Mav||I Am Superman||Tuvalu||1:26.88|
|2021||Sierra Sue||Dice Roll||I’m Thunderstruck||1:23.07|
|2020||Behemoth||Dollar For Dollar||Pretty Brazen||1:23.84|
|2019||Begood Toya Mother||Age Of Chivalry||Widgee Turf||1:21.98|
|2018||Jungle Cat||Dollar For Dollar||Land Of Plenty||1:22.31|
|2017||Santa Ana Lane||Mr Sneaky||So Si Bon||1:22.28|
|2016||Bon Aurum||Voodoo Lad||Fast ‘n’ Rocking||1:23.4|
|2015||Stratum Star||Disposition||Under The Louvre||1:22.0|
|2014||Trust In A Gust||Dissident||Bull Point||1:23.0|
|2012||Moment Of Change||We’re Gonna Rock||Solzhenitsyn||1:22.1|
|2011||Toorak Toff||Pinnacles||Master Of Design||1:21.9|
|2010||Response||No Evidence Needed||Woorim||1:22.23|
|2008||Orange County||Bon Hoffa||Turffontein||1:24.3|
|2007||Bon Hoffa||Niconero||Wonderful World||1:22.5|
|2005||Barely A Moment||Super Kid||Sky Cuddle||1:25.7|
|2004||Regal Roller||Our Egyptian Raine||Alinghi||1:24.2|
|2003||Exceed & Excel||Reactive||Titanic Jack||1:21.2|
|2002||Pernod||Bel Espirit||Royal Code||1:22.6|
|2000||Testa Rossa||Camarena||Porto Roca||1:21.9|
|1999||Testa Rossa||Nina Haraka||Redoutes Choice||1:22.1|
|1997||Cut Up Rough||Tarnpir Lane||Delsole||1:22.9|
|1996||Encosta De Lago||Scenic Royale||Lochrae||1:24.2|
|1995||Our Maizcay||Cut Up Rough||You Remember||1:22.3|
|1994||Poetic King||Lets Cut Loose||Subastral||1:23.2|
|1993||Black Rouge||Lets Hurry||Primacy||1:23.3|
|1991||St Jude||Our Dawn Star||Cole Diesel||1:27.4|
|1990||Submariner||Plush Embassy||Crimson Medal||1:23.6|