Caulfield Autumn Classic

The Caulfield Autumn Classic is a Group 2 race for 3YOs held on Blue Diamond Day as a potential lead-up to Sydney's ATC Derby.

2021 Caulfield Autumn Classic Results

  • 1st: #10 Parure
  • 2nd: #11 Butter Chicken
  • 3rd: #1 Khoekhoe



The Caulfield Autumn Classic, often called simply the Autumn Classic, is a Group 2 race run over 1800m at set weights for horses aged three years old. Held at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse during February, the Autumn Classic is worth $200,000 in prize money.

The Autumn Classic is held on Blue Diamond Stakes Day which features the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

Many Caulfield Autumn Classic horses may head to The Valley next race for the Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes (2040m) the following month, a double most recently achieved by Global Exchange (2019), while in 2020 the Caulfield Autumn Classic winner Adelaide Ace ran second next-up in the Alister Clark.

Looking further ahead, Sydney’s Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) may be on the cards for three-year-olds out of the Autumn Classic and Don Edurado (2002) was the last to do the double.

The Caulfield Autumn Classic 2021 took place on Saturday February 20, 2021 and saw the filly Parure beat home the boys. 

2021 Caulfield Autumn Classic Info:
Date: Saturday February 20, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1800m
Race Type: 3YO Open Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 Caulfield Autumn Classic Results

  • 1st: #10 Parure
  • 2nd: #11 Butter Chicken
  • 3rd: #1 Khoekhoe

The Lindsay Park-trained Fastnet Rock filly Parure proved her Group 2 and staying potential with a solid win in the 2021 Caulfield Autumn Classic results on Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 10 PARURE Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Damian Lane 4 55kg $7.50
2 11 BUTTER CHICKEN (NZ) Grahame Begg Ms Jamie Kah 0.4L 7 55kg $5.50
3 1 KHOEKHOE Matt Cumani Kerrin McEvoy 1.65L 5 57kg $2.20F
4 4 MILTON PARK John Moloney Jarrod Fry 2.4L 6 57kg $17
5 3 YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 2.6L 8 57kg $6
6 7 SETANTA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 5.35L 1 57kg $31
7 6 WISE COUNSEL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 6.85L 10 57kg $41
8 9 YUANNO Trevor Rogers Arron Lynch 7.25L 2 57kg $151
9 8 ADANDIMAN Mitchell Freedman Daniel Moor 8.75L 9 57kg $51
10 5 NARVAEZ Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Glen Boss 8.85L 3 57kg $17
2 ALBARADO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Caulfield Autumn Classic Odds

The official Caulfield Autumn Classic 2021 betting odds from Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

The latest favourite in Caulfield Autumn Classic betting to win was Adelaide Ace ($2.50 in 2020).

2021 Caulfield Autumn Classic Field

The final Autumn Classic field is traditionally released on the Wednesday prior to the race and features a host of smart three-year-old staying types heading towards a possible back-up run in the Australian Guineas over the Flemington mile the week after or the Australian Cup (2000m) a fortnight later against the older horses. Super Cool (2013) was the last three-year-old to do the Caulfield Autumn Classic – Australian Cup double.

Many three-year-olds in the Autumn Classic field have had a previous lead-up in the Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m) at the track a fortnight earlier. Adelaide Ace (3rd in 2020) was the last Caulfield Autumn Classic winner to come off a lead-up run in the Autumn Stakes.

The 2021 Caulfield Autumn Classic Final Field & Barrier Draw will be published below on Wednesday February 17, 2021.

The Caulfield Autumn Classic 2021 final field features 11 hopefuls including the spring’s Group 2 The Vase runner-up Khoekhoe, VRC Derby placed Young Werther fit second-up and in-form filly Parure coming off a lead-up win at Sandown.

  • Scratched: #2 Albarado (11)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 9112x7612x KHOEKHOE Matt Cumani Kerrin McEvoy 5 57kg 83
2 12x38317x9 ALBARADO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 11 57kg 79
3 123×7 YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 8 57kg 90
4 0x6119x110 MILTON PARK John Moloney Jarrod Fry 6 57kg 78
5 3176×24192 NARVAEZ Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Glen Boss 3 57kg 66
6 6510×5 WISE COUNSEL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 10 57kg 65
7 35x5x123 SETANTA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 1 57kg 63
8 14 ADANDIMAN Mitchell Freedman Daniel Moor 9 57kg 63
9 0x441 YUANNO Trevor Rogers Arron Lynch 2 57kg 61
10 4x9P121 PARURE Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Damian Lane 4 55kg 68
11 21 BUTTER CHICKEN (NZ) Grahame Begg Ms Jamie Kah 7 55kg 62

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Caulfield Autumn Classic Nominations

The 2021 Autumn Classic nominations will be provided below on the Monday leading up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Danny O’Brien’s VRC Derby third placed Young Werther racing second-up is early favourite after the 2021 Caulfield Autumn Classic nominations were taken on Monday.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 14 ADANDIMAN C 3 Mitchell Freedman 63
2 12x38317x9 ALBARADO (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 79
3 3516 AMFISSA (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller 61
4 21 BUTTER CHICKEN (NZ) F 3 Grahame Begg 62
5 1511 EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ) C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
6 9112x7612x KHOEKHOE C 3 Matt Cumani 83
7 0x6119x110 MILTON PARK G 3 John Moloney 78
8 3176×24192 NARVAEZ C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 66
9 4x9P121 PARURE F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
10 651 RUSSIAN BY F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
11 35x5x123 SETANTA C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 63
12 3x522x1132 TOSCANINI C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
13 6510×5 WISE COUNSEL G 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 65
14 123×7 YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) G 3 Danny O’Brien 90

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Caulfield Autumn Classic History

First won by Lord Gavin in 1957, the Caulfield Autumn Classic has been an 1800m event since 1987. Starting out as a Principal race until 1978, the event became a Listed race in 1979 until 1989 when it was elevated to Group 3 status. In 1991 the Autumn Classic finally became a Group 2 race.

The race has also had several name changes starting with the Stanley Plate and then becoming the Caulfield Autumn Classic, Tattersalls Classic, AAMI Classic, Shannons Classic, Pol Roger Stakes and The Yalumba 160. However it is generally still referred to as the Autumn Classic.

Recent Caulfield Autumn Classic Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Parure 1 minute 49.42 seconds
2nd Butter Chicken
3rd Khoekhoe
2020
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Adelaide Ace 1 minute 48.96 seconds
2nd Nonconformist
3rd Legion Of Merit
2019
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Global Exchange 1 minute 48.75 seconds
2nd Cossetot
3rd Aramayo
2018
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Valiant Spirit 1 minute 49.43 seconds
2nd Astoria
3rd Mr So And So
2017
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Farson 1 minute 49.49 seconds
2nd Cliff Hanger
3rd Captain Rhett
2016
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Tally 1 minute 49.1 seconds
2nd Flying Light
3rd Top Ravine
2015
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Alpine Eagle 1 minute 48.4 seconds
2nd Minnesinger
3rd Firehouse Rock
2014
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Vilanova 1 minute 51.02 seconds
2nd Countersnip
3rd Alpha Beat
2013
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Super Cool 1 minute 49.8 seconds
2nd Fiveandahalfstar
3rd Subiaso
2012
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Upbeat 1 minute 50.0 seconds
2nd Flashy Fella
3rd Ethiopia
2011
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Folding Gear 1 minute 48.1 seconds
2nd Elusive King
3rd Almindoro
2010
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Extra Zero 1 minute 50.69 seconds
2nd Absolute Faith
3rd Money Rocks
2009
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Stokehouse 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Excelltastic
3rd Zapurple
2008
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Brom Brom 1 minute 51.4 seconds
2nd Allanthus
3rd Buca Di Bacco
2007
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Ambitious General 1 minute 48.9 seconds
2nd Danever
3rd Furio
2006
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Spinney 1 minute 48.1 seconds
2nd Silver Ninja
3rd Cinderella Man
2005
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Renewable 1 minute 50.1 seconds
2nd Stella Grande
3rd Dizelle
2004
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Elvstroem 1 minute 49.1 seconds
2nd Delzao
3rd Strafed
2003
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Natural Blitz 1 minute 49.4 seconds
2nd Glefti
3rd Gallic
2002
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Don Eduardo 1 minute 49.4 seconds
2nd Royal Code
3rd All Courage
2001
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Fubu 1 minute 47.5 seconds
2nd Neptunes Journey
3rd Inspire
2000
Caulfield Autumn Classic
1st Pins 1 minute 50.6 seconds
2nd Oval Office
3rd Crawl

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