Rubiton Stakes

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

2024 Rubiton Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Kallos
  • 2nd: #4 Asfoora
  • 3rd: #5 Zapateo



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

*In 2023 the 2023 Rubiton Stakes and C.F. Orr Stakes Day card ran at Ladbrokes Park Hillside, Sandown. 

Open to all horses of all ages, the Rubiton Stakes is raced under Set Weights plus Penalties conditions and offers $300,000 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), and the
  • Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) which is run as the Senet Peter Le Grand Stakes in 2024.

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 2022 Rubiton Stakes form was franked with the runner-up Oxley Road running third next-up in that year’s Oakleigh Plate results.

Lofty Strike franked the 2023 Rubiton Stakes form backing up from his win to finish runner-up in both the Oakleigh Plate and Newmarket Handicap results at his next two starts. Uncommon James meanwhile improved on a Rubiton second to win that year’s Oakleigh Plate and then run second in that year’s Group 1 The Galaxy in Sydney.

The Rubiton Stakes 2024 ran on Saturday February 10, 2024 at Caulfield Racecourse on CF Orr Stakes Day and was won in a first-up upset by Kallos ($16) for the Godolphin stables.  

2024 Rubiton Stakes
Date: Saturday February 10, 2024
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: SW+P
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2024 Rubiton Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Kallos ($16)
  • 2nd: #4 Asfoora
  • 3rd: #5 Zapateo

Kallos Upsets in Rubiton, Shinn Steals the Show! In a stunning upset, James Cummings’ Kallos ($16) thundered from behind to snatch victory in the 2024 Rubiton Stakes, pulling the rug out from under heavily favoured Asfoora ($1.80F). Jockey Blake Shinn orchestrated a masterful ride, guiding Kallos on a powerful surge down the outside in the final stages. The five-year-old surged past Asfoora, snatching victory by a thrilling one length in a fresh-up performance that silenced the doubters. This upset victory marks a remarkable resurgence for Kallos and signals an exciting return to form for the Group 1 performer.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 KALLOS James Cummings Blake Shinn 13 58.5kg $16
2 4 ASFOORA Henry Dwyer Mitchell Aitken 1L 6 57kg $1.80F
3 5 ZAPATEO James Cummings Ms Jamie Kah 1.2L 7 57kg $8.50
4 14 HYPOTHETICAL Anthony & Sam Freedman Michael Dee 1.3L 9 56kg $10
5 10 MORNINGTON GLORY Gavin Bedggood Ethan Brown 2.05L 8 57kg $26
6 6 INDIAN PACIFIC Nick Ryan Rhys McLeod 3.8L 12 57kg $101
7 7 SWEET RIDE Annabel Neasham Craig Williams 3.9L 3 57kg $26
8 15 VIVIANE Mathew Ellerton Damian Lane 4L 5 55kg $9
9 1 BANK MAUR Richard Laming Jamie Mott 4.3L 1 59kg $51
10 11 QUEEN OF THE BALL Michael Freedman Mark Zahra 4.6L 2 56.5kg $10
11 8 ZETHUS Stephen Brown Ms Mickaelle Michel 5L 11 57kg $201
12 12 SNAPPED Anthony & Sam Freedman Luke Currie 5.2L 4 56.5kg $61
13 13 BARBIE’S FOX Ben, Will & JD Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 6.2L 10 56kg $91
9 REY MAGNERIO Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Jye McNeil 0
3 RENOSU James Cummings Jordan Childs 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Rubiton Stakes Betting

The latest Rubiton Stakes 2024 betting odds will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned.

The favourites in Rubiton Stakes betting saluted in 2019 with Nature Strip ($1.75), the filly Anaheed ($2.90 in 2020) and again in 2022 with progressive Capitalist colt Marine One ($3.10).

There was a notable upset in 2024 with Kallos saluting at Rubiton Stakes odds of $16.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2024 RUBITON STAKES ODDS (Final Field)

2024 Rubiton Stakes Form

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2024 RUBITON STAKES FORM GUIDE

2024 Rubiton Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Rubiton Stakes 2024 Tips on the autumn sprint this autumn.

  • To Win: #15 Viviane ($9.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

This Written Tycoon mare may be stepping up in class for this Group 2, but her recent form screams potential. Matthew Ellerton’s five-year-old boasts an impressive record (19-8-3-2) and holds a good streak at Caulfield (7:3-0-1). She thrives fresh and thrives at this distance, making her a sneaky contender. Viviane even strung together five straight wins before placing a close third in the Listed Alinghi last October, carrying heavier weight and losing by a mere quarter-length. Starting from a favourable gate five with a reduced weight of 55kg, she shouldn’t be underestimated. While the competition stiffens, Viviane possesses the talent and track record to cause a stir.

2024 Rubiton Stakes Field

The 2024 Rubiton Stakes field and barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The Rubiton Stakes 2024 final field features a line-up of potential Group 1 Oakleigh Plate-bound sprinters led in betting by the resuming Henry Dwyer-trained Caulfield specialist Asfoora.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 7410x8907x BANK MAUR Richard Laming Jamie Mott 1 59kg 96
2 79x1117x7x KALLOS James Cummings Jordan Childs 14 58.5kg 103
3 81x612421x RENOSU James Cummings Blake Shinn 10 58kg 86
4 x344x1219x ASFOORA Henry Dwyer Mitchell Aitken 6 57kg 111
5 1133x3506x ZAPATEO James Cummings Ms Jamie Kah 7 57kg 107
6 3305x560x5 INDIAN PACIFIC Nick Ryan Rhys McLeod 13 57kg 93
7 22x4317x03 SWEET RIDE Annabel Neasham Craig Williams 3 57kg 94
8 47x54366x6 ZETHUS Stephen Brown Ms Mickaelle Michel 12 57kg 93
9 113411121 REY MAGNERIO Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Jye McNeil 15 57kg 88
10 8×21242211 MORNINGTON GLORY Gavin Bedggood Ethan Brown 8 57kg 80
11 x28x27415x QUEEN OF THE BALL Michael Freedman Mark Zahra 2 56.5kg 98
12 9x1353218x SNAPPED Anthony & Sam Freedman Luke Currie 4 56.5kg 86
13 023417420x BARBIE’S FOX Ben, Will & JD Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 11 56kg 101
14 373x24221x HYPOTHETICAL Anthony & Sam Freedman Michael Dee 9 56kg 96
15 x30111113x VIVIANE Mathew Ellerton Damian Lane 5 55kg 94

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2024 Rubiton Stakes Nominations

The 2024 Rubiton Stakes nominations close at 12:00pm (local) on Monday, February 5, 2024 and will be published below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x344x1219x ASFOORA M 5 Henry Dwyer 1 57kg 111
2 1133x3506x ZAPATEO M 5 James Cummings 2 57kg 107
3 7410x8907x BANK MAUR H 4 Richard Laming 3 59kg 96
4 79x1117x7x KALLOS G 5 James Cummings 4 58.5kg 103
5 1×21623123 RECOMMENDATION G 4 Ciaron Maher 5 58.5kg 99
6 x28x27415x QUEEN OF THE BALL M 4 Michael Freedman 6 56.5kg 98
7 9x1353218x SNAPPED M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 7 56.5kg 86
8 023417420x BARBIE’S FOX M 7 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 8 56kg 101
9 373x24221x HYPOTHETICAL M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 9 56kg 96
10 81x612421x RENOSU G 4 James Cummings 10 58kg 86
11 273×206924 CROSSHAVEN G 6 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 11 57kg 95
12 22x4317x03 SWEET RIDE H 4 Annabel Neasham 12 57kg 94
13 x30111113x VIVIANE M 5 Mathew Ellerton 13 55kg 94
14 47x54366x6 ZETHUS G 5 Stephen Brown 14 57kg 93
15 3305x560x5 INDIAN PACIFIC G 7 Nick Ryan 15 57kg 93
16 113411121 REY MAGNERIO G 4 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 16 57kg 88
17 9822191115 BOLDINHO G 4 Ciaron Maher 17 57kg 86
18 8×21242211 MORNINGTON GLORY G 5 Gavin Bedggood 18 57kg 80
19 26x1306x NADAL C 3 Ciaron Maher 19 54kg 78

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.

In 2023 Lofty Strike won the Rubiton Stakes in a new record time of 1 minute 2.82 seconds at Sandown.

Below you can find Rubiton Stakes results since 2000.

Rubiton Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2024
Rubiton Stakes
1st Kallos 1 minute 02.90 seconds
2nd Asfoora
3rd Zapateo
2023
Rubiton Stakes
1st Lofty Strike 1 minute 02.82 seconds (R)
2nd Uncommon James
3rd Chain Of Lightning
2022
Rubiton Stakes
1st Marine One 1 minute 03.28 seconds
2nd Oxley Road
3rd Sword Of Mercy
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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