Rubiton Stakes

The Rubiton Stakes is a Group 2 event hosted at Caulfield Racecourse in February on CF Orr Stakes Day during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

2021 Rubiton Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Prophet's Thumb
  • 2nd: #3 Bold Star
  • 3rd: #4 Garner



The Rubiton Stakes (1100m) is a Group 2 race held at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse in early – mid February each year.

Open to all horses of all ages, the Rubiton Stakes is raced under Set Weights plus Penalties conditions and offers $200,000 in total prize money.

Run on the first Group 1 race meeting of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival – CF Orr Stakes Day – the Rubiton Stakes shares the card with a host of other Group status races:

  • Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m)
  • Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m)
  • Group 3 TS Carlyon Cup (1600m)
  • Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) (1100m)
  • Group 2 Blue Diamond Prelude (F) (1100m)
  • Group 3 Geoffrey Belmaine Stakes (1200m)
  • Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m)

Held during February, the Rubiton Stakes is an important race for punters and helps to gauge form for later races including the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) run over the same track / distance a fortnight later on Blue Diamond Stakes Day. The Rubiton Stakes – Oakleigh Plate double was recently achieved by Lankan Rupee (2014). Rubiton Stakes performers may also head to Sydney and contest Rosehill’s short-distance feature, the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) with Nature Strip (2019) the latest to do the Rubiton Stakes – The Galaxy double.

The Rubiton Stakes 2021 ran on Saturday February 6, 2021 and was won by the consistent mare Prophet’s Thumb. 

2021 Rubiton Stakes
Date: Saturday February 6, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: SW+P
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 Rubiton Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Prophet’s Thumb
  • 2nd: #3 Bold Star
  • 3rd: #4 Garner

Flying hoop Jamie Kah produced another brilliant ride to guide the consistent Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained mare Prophet’s Thumb ($8) to a narrow upset in the 2021 Rubiton Stakes results on CF Orr Stakes Day.

Click here to read more on the upset Rubiton Stakes 2021 win by Prophet’s Thumb.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 9 PROPHET’S THUMB Anthony & Sam Freedman Ms Jamie Kah 6 55kg $8
2 3 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Mark Zahra 0.2L 8 58kg $13
3 4 GARNER Gordon Richards Craig Williams 0.3L 2 58kg $7.50
4 2 GREYWORM Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jordan Childs 0.8L 5 58.5kg $3.80F
5 1 VIRIDINE James Cummings Damien Oliver 2.05L 9 58.5kg $4.40
6 7 HOW WOMANTIC Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 2.25L 7 56.5kg $8
7 10 SWORD OF MERCY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 2.75L 4 55kg $8.50
8 6 HI STRANGER Shane Fliedner Billy Egan 3.05L 3 57kg $31
9 8 CAUSEWAY GIRL Clinton McDonald Glen Boss 3.8L 1 55kg $26
10 5 SHAMINO Phillip Stokes Daniel Stackhouse 5.05L 10 58kg $41

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Rubiton Stakes Betting

The latest Rubiton Stakes 2021 betting odds will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned.

The favourites in Rubiton Stakes betting saluted in both 2019 with Nature Strip ($1.75) and the filly Anaheed ($2.90 in 2020).

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2021 RUBITON STAKES ODDS (Final Field) 

2021 Rubiton Stakes Field

The 2021 Rubiton Stakes field and barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

Ten sprinters make-up the official Rubiton Stakes 2021 final field including the narrow favourite Greyworm first-up in gate five for Hawkes Racing.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 441211×342 VIRIDINE James Cummings Damien Oliver 9 58.5kg 108
2 11x1412x7x GREYWORM Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jordan Childs 5 58.5kg 106
3 38x466633x BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Mark Zahra 8 58kg 96
4 3212x5462x GARNER Gordon Richards Craig Williams 2 58kg 92
5 417×259164 SHAMINO Phillip Stokes Ms Kayla Crowther 10 58kg 95
6 12524x123x HI STRANGER Shane Fliedner Billy Egan 3 57kg 85
7 11118x120x HOW WOMANTIC Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 7 56.5kg 89
8 05839×5242 CAUSEWAY GIRL Clinton McDonald Glen Boss 1 55kg 80
9 x825x3352x PROPHET’S THUMB Anthony & Sam Freedman Ms Jamie Kah 6 55kg 92
10 x11233x112 SWORD OF MERCY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 4 55kg 90

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Rubiton Stakes Nominations

The 2021 Rubiton Stakes nominations close at 12:00pm (local) on Monday, February 1, 2021 and will be published below.

Thirteen class sprinters make-up the 2021 Rubiton Stakes nominations including Godolphin’s recent Group 2 Australia Stakes runner-up Viridine and returning colt Anders.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x211x1130x ANDERS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
2 38x466633x BOLD STAR G 5 Gordon Richards 96
3 x535x1344x BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 100
4 05839×5242 CAUSEWAY GIRL M 5 Clinton McDonald 80
5 3212x5462x GARNER G 4 Gordon Richards 92
6 11x1412x7x GREYWORM G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 106
7 12524x123x HI STRANGER G 4 Shane Fliedner 85
8 11118x120x HOW WOMANTIC M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 89
9 x30x19009x MYSTERY LOVE M 5 Charlotte Littlefield 80
10 x825x3352x PROPHET’S THUMB M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 92
11 417×259164 SHAMINO G 5 Phillip Stokes 95
12 x11233x112 SWORD OF MERCY M 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 90
13 441211×342 VIRIDINE G 6 James Cummings 108

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Rubiton Stakes History

The Rubiton Stakes was first held in 1989 as a listed event. In 1992 it was upgraded to Group 3, and remained at that level until 2013 when it was first ran as a Group 2 race. The race distance has changed somewhat over the years, with the initial distance of 1000m first changed to 1100m in 1997. In 2006 the race returned to 1000m for a year, but has remained at 1100m since 2007. Prior to 2010, the race was run under weight for age conditions.

A number of renowned horses have seen success in the Rubiton Stakes. Notable Rubiton Stakes winners include Redelva (1991), Schillaci (1993, 1995), Super Elegant (2003, 2004, 2005) and Lankan Rupee (2014). In 2017 Super Cash won the Rubiton Stakes and returned to successfully defend her title in 2018.

Below you can find Rubiton Stakes results since 2000.

Rubiton Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Rubiton Stakes
1st Prophet’s Thumb 1 minute 03.08 seconds
2nd Bold Star
3rd Garner
2020
Rubiton Stakes
1st Anaheed 1 minute 02.12 seconds
2nd Bold Star
3rd All Too Royal
2019
Rubiton Stakes
1st Nature Strip 1 minute 03.18 seconds
2nd Jungle Edge
3rd Thermal Current
2018
Rubiton Stakes
1st Super Cash 1 minute 04.54 seconds
2nd Flamberge
3rd Merchant Navy
2017
Rubiton Stakes
1st Super Cash 1 minute 02.57 seconds
2nd I Am A Star
3rd Chautauqua
2016
Rubiton Stakes
1st Heatherly 1 minute 2.2 seconds
2nd Politeness
3rd Just A Bullet
2015
Rubiton Stakes
1st Chautauqua 1 minute 2.3 seconds
2nd Flamberge
3rd Atmospherical
2014
Rubiton Stakes
1st Lankan Rupee 1 minute 02.5 seconds
2nd Iconic
3rd First Command
2013
Rubiton Stakes
1st Adebisi 1 minute 03.4 seconds
2nd Rescue Mission
3rd Big Buddie
2012
Rubiton Stakes
1st Eagle Falls 1 minute 03.8 seconds
2nd First Command
3rd Hot Spin
2011
Rubiton Stakes
1st Catapulted 1 minute 02.2 seconds
2nd Avenue
3rd Solar Charged
2010
Rubiton Stakes
1st Here De Angels 1 minute 01.7 seconds
2nd Lucky Secret
3rd Rostova
2009
Rubiton Stakes
1st Mind Your Head 1 minute 03.4 seconds
2nd (DH) Happy Glen
2nd (DH) Desuetude
2008
Rubiton Stakes
1st Here De Angels 1 minute 03.8 seconds
2nd Let Go Thommo
3rd Raid The Royals
2007
Rubiton Stakes
1st Dance The Waves 1 minute 02.9 seconds
2nd Barabba Road
3rd Message Bank
2006
Rubiton Stakes
1st Bomber Bill 0 minute 56.6 seconds
2nd Whats The Mail
3rd Live In Vain
2005
Rubiton Stakes
1st Super Elegant 1 minute 02.3 seconds
2nd Truly Wicked
3rd Sensational Spot
2004
Rubiton Stakes
1st Super Elegant 1 minute 02.3 seconds
2nd Ruben
3rd Step Ahead
2003
Rubiton Stakes
1st Super Elegant 1 minute 02.9 seconds
2nd Azevedo
3rd Sir Chuckle
2002
Rubiton Stakes
1st Intelligent Star 1 minute 01.9 seconds
2nd Bomber Bill
3rd Sudurka
2001
Rubiton Stakes
1st Appoint 1 minute 02.4 seconds
2nd Bomber Bill
3rd Cullen
2000
Rubiton Stakes
1st Miss Pennymoney 1 minute 02.4 seconds
2nd St Chrisoph
3rd Paint

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