Salinger Stakes

The Salinger Stakes (1200m) is a Group 2 race held at Flemington Racecourse on Victoria Derby Day officially known as the Linlithgow Stakes.

2021 Salinger Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Justacanta
  • 2nd: #2 Kemalpasa
  • 3rd: #5 Isaurian



The Group 2 2021 Salinger Stakes, also known as the Linlithgow Stakes, is an open handicap event featured during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Held at Flemington Racecourse on Victoria Derby Day, the Salinger Stakes is a 1200m sprint worth $300,000 in prize money.

Victoria Derby Day is one of the biggest Group meetings in the country as it features the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m), Group 1 Kennedy Cantala  (1600m), Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) and the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m). It also hosts the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) for VRC Oaks hopes, Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m), the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) offering the winner a Melbourne Cup ballot exemption and Group 3 Begonia Belle Stakes (1100m).

The 2021 Salinger Stakes ran on Saturday October 30, 2021 as the TAB Linlithgow Stakes and was won in an upset by Justacanta ($17). 

Salinger Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday October 30, 2021
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2021 Salinger Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Justacanta 
  • 2nd: #2 Kemalpasa
  • 3rd: #5 Isaurian
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 8 JUSTACANTA (NZ) Patrick Payne Dean Yendall 5 53kg $17
2 2 KEMALPASA Richard & Chantelle Jolly Craig Williams 0.1L 2 58kg $4
3 5 ISAURIAN James Cummings Damien Oliver 0.2L 1 55.5kg $13
4 4 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold James McDonald 0.4L 3 55.5kg $4.40
5 6 SAMIZDAT Chris & Michael Gangemi Michael Dee 1.4L 7 53kg $21
6 7 OXLEY ROAD Peter G Moody Blaike McDougall 1.5L 6 53kg $2.70F
7 3 INSTANT CELEBRITY Phillip Stokes Ben Allen 6.75L 4 56kg $10
9 PANDEMIC James Cummings Daniel Moor 0
1 KEMENTARI James Cummings Jye McNeil 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Salinger Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Salinger Stakes 2021 odds will be found below complete with direct with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for your to back your best Salinger Stakes betting tips this Derby Day.

2021 Salinger Stakes Field

The Salinger Stakes field traditionally draws a nice field of Group 1 performed and Group 2 winning sprinters from around Sydney and Melbourne. Some of the best out of the Salinger Stakes field may back-up and run the following Saturday at the same track / distance in the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m). Glamour Puss (2005) was the last runner to complete the Salinger Stakes – VRC Sprint Classic double.

Since the introduction of Sydney’s $15 million The Everest, a number of horses in the Salinger Stakes field now come off a run in that event – the world’s richest turf race. The 2018  Salinger Stakes winner Osborne Bulls came off a third in The Everest and went on to run second in his next five starts all in Group 1 company.

The 2021 Salinger Stakes field and barriers are announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2021 Salinger Stakes – run again as the Linlithgow Stakes – features a small field of nine hopefuls this Derby Day led in betting by Peter Moody’s last start Caulfield Sprint winner Oxley Road.

  • Scratched: #1 Kementari (7) has come out in a favour of a run in Sydney’s $1 million Winners Stakes.
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 81x6602x14 KEMENTARI James Cummings Jye McNeil 7 59kg 109
2 11x2318x23 KEMALPASA Richard & Chantelle Jolly Craig Williams 2 58kg 107
3 13x412x367 INSTANT CELEBRITY Phillip Stokes Ben Allen 5 56kg 107
4 4875110×05 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold James McDonald 4 55.5kg 106
5 x12x3x53x4 ISAURIAN James Cummings Damien Oliver 1 55.5kg 102
6 14925×1309 SAMIZDAT Chris & Michael Gangemi Michael Dee 9 53kg 97
7 114×231 OXLEY ROAD Peter G Moody Blaike McDougall 8 53kg 96
8 82163×0613 JUSTACANTA (NZ) Patrick Payne Dean Yendall 6 53kg 95
9 1136020×22 PANDEMIC James Cummings Daniel Moor 3 53kg 94

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Salinger Stakes History

First won by Karina in 1960, the Salinger Stakes has been known by many different names including the Craven A Plate, Pure-Pak Stakes, Gasden Rheem Stakes, Southcorp Stakes and Yellowglen Stakes. In 2007 it was downgraded from Group One status to a Group Two race.

Since its inauguration, there have only been three horses which have managed to win the event more than once with River Rough in 1983-84, Planet Ruler in 1989-90 and Fontelina in 2012-13.

Notable Salinger Stakes winners include Vain (1969), Maybe Mahal (1976), Always Welcome (1978), Hareeba (1994), Takeover Target (2004), Glamour Puss (2005), Fontelina (2012, 2013) and Osborne Bulls (2018). Salinger Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

In 2020 Kemalpasa became the latest dual Salinger Stakes winner when successfully defending his title.

Salinger Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Salinger Stakes
1st Justacanta 1 minute 10.06 seconds
2nd Kemalpasa
3rd Isaurian
2020
Salinger Stakes
1st Kemalpasa 1 minute 10.44 seconds
2nd Order Of Command
3rd Bold Star
2019
Salinger Stakes
1st Kemalpasa 1 minute 10.08 seconds
2nd Order Of Command
3rd Zoutori
2018
Salinger Stakes
1st Osborne Bulls 1 minute 9.88 seconds
2nd Bons Away
3rd Runson
2017
Salinger Stakes
1st Rich Charm 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Missrock
3rd The Monstar
2016
Salinger Stakes
1st Illustrious Lad 1 minute 8.31 seconds
2nd Counterattack
3rd Southern Legend
2015
Salinger Stakes
1st Eclair Choice 1 minute 9.34 seconds
2nd Hot Snitzel
3rd Dothraki
2014
Salinger Stakes
1st Deep Field 1 minute 11.05 seconds
2nd Driefontein
3rd In Cahoots
2013
Salinger Stakes
1st Fontelina 1 minute 9.01 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Rarefied
2012
Salinger Stakes
1st Fontelina 1 minute 8.81 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Tiger Tees
2011
Salinger Stakes
1st Sister Madly 1 minute 10.41 seconds
2nd Rarefied
3rd Temple Of Boom
2010
Salinger Stakes
1st Whitefriars 1 minute 11.11 seconds
2nd Beaded
3rd Response
2009
Salinger Stakes
1st Eagle Falls 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Turffontein
3rd Absolutelyfabulous
2008
Salinger Stakes
1st Hot Danish 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Fighting Fund
3rd Sunburnt Land
2007
Salinger Stakes
1st Swick 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Great Is Great
3rd Typhoon Zed
2006
Salinger Stakes
1st Dance Hero 1 minute 8.6 seconds
2nd Shadoways
3rd Miss Andretti
2005
Salinger Stakes
1st Glamour Puss 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Barely A Moment
3rd Cape Of Good Hope
2004
Salinger Stakes
1st Takeover Target 1 minute 8.2 seconds
2nd Recurring
3rd St Basil
2003
Salinger Stakes
1st Ancient Song 1 minute 11 seconds
2nd Into The Night
3rd Blessum
2002
Salinger Stakes
1st Rubitano 1 minute 7.1 seconds
2nd Intelligent Star
3rd Cosmic Strike
2001
Salinger Stakes
1st Sudurka 1 minute 8.4 seconds
2nd Hire
3rd Camena
2000
Salinger Stakes
1st Easy Rocking 1 minute 10 seconds
2nd Umrum
3rd Tilt The Scales

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