Schillaci Stakes

The Schillaci Stakes is a Group 2 sprint held at Caulfield Racecourse on Caulfield Guineas Day in October each spring.

2020 Schillaci Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Dirty Work
  • 2nd: #10 Diamond Effort
  • 3rd: #7 Octane



The Schillaci Stakes is a quality Group 2 spring race held mid-way through the coveted Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival on Caulfield Guineas Day in October.

The Schillaci Stakes is a 1100m short-distance event run under weight-for-age conditions worth a lucrative $400,000 in total prize money. There are a number of other great lead-up races held earlier in the carnival that runners may have previously contested including the Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) in early September and Sydney’s Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m).

Runners may also be coming back in class but rising in distance off a Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) run under the lights at Moonee Valley a fortnight earlier.

The feature race at the meeting is the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) but there are three other elite level Melbourne races on the day including the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m), Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) and the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m). Other key support races on Caulfield Guineas Day include the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) for Melbourne Cup types and Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m).

Horses that ran in the Schillaci Stakes will often continue their spring campaigns by competing in the sprint features including Flemington’s Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The 2020 Schillaci Stakes runs on Saturday October 10, 2020 and was won by the Hawkes Racing-trained Dirty Work.

2020 Schillaci Stakes
Date: Saturday October 10, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000
Inaugurated: 1970

2020 Schillaci Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Dirty Work
  • 2nd: #10 Diamond Effort
  • 3rd: #7 Octane

The Hawkes Racing-trained Dirty Work ($4.20) dug deep in a flashing late run to defeat the favourite Diamond Effort ($4) in the 2020 Schillaci Stakes results, but is unlikely to fill the final slot in Saturday week’s $15 million The Everest field.

Click here to read more about the stud-bound Schillaci Stakes 2020 winner Dirty Work.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 8 DIRTY WORK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 7 58.5kg $4.20
2 10 DIAMOND EFFORT Clinton McDonald Mark Zahra 0.1L 6 56.5kg $4F
3 7 OCTANE Phillip Stokes Jamie Kah 0.3L 4 58.5kg $13
4 1 HEY DOC Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 0.8L 5 58.5kg $5.50
5 3 SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Hugh Bowman 1L 1 58.5kg $5.50
6 6 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Craig Williams 1.75L 3 58.5kg $8.50
7 4 ORDER OF COMMAND Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 3.5L 2 58.5kg $11
5 WILLIAM THOMAS John Price Michael Dee 0
9 ALFA ORO (NZ) Matt Laurie Damian Lane 0
2 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Ms Jade Darose 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Schillaci Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Schillaci Stakes 2020 odds will be detailed below complete with links to the betting markets so you can back your Schillaci Stakes tips in online at Ladbrokes.com.au this spring.

2020 Schillaci Stakes Field

The Schillaci Stakes field attracts a smart line-up of spring sprinters that could be eyeing a Melbourne Cup Carnival run in the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) down the Flemington straight.

The official Schillaci Stakes 2020 field and barriers are released on the Wednesday of race week and will be available in full below once announced by Racing Victoria.

The 2020 Schillaci Stakes final field features a line-up of short-distance specialists including Diamond Effort back in grade off a Group 1 Moir Stakes run and Octane who is five from seven over the 1100m.

Update: #2 Jungle Edge (4), #5 William Thomas (8) and #9 Alfa Oro (6) have all been scratched.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x58x3129x8 HEY DOC Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 7 58.5kg 112
2 330D0517x0 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Ms Jade Darose 4 58.5kg 106
3 x331911x56 SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Hugh Bowman 1 58.5kg 105
4 527x1153x3 ORDER OF COMMAND Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 2 58.5kg 106
5 41x70515x3 WILLIAM THOMAS John Price Michael Dee 8 58.5kg 99
6 128438×466 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Craig Williams 3 58.5kg 96
7 x111x41114 OCTANE Phillip Stokes Jamie Kah 5 58.5kg 86
8 x548111x34 DIRTY WORK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 10 58.5kg 102
9 12x21111x1 ALFA ORO (NZ) Matt Laurie Damian Lane 6 58.5kg 89
10 80x1111x15 DIAMOND EFFORT Clinton McDonald Mark Zahra 9 56.5kg 104

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Schillaci Stakes Nominations

The Schillaci Stakes 2020 nominations are taken on the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.

There are 14 early Schillaci Stakes 2020 nominations, entries extended until Tuesday morning, including the gun young three-year-old Anders.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 12x21111x1 ALFA ORO (NZ) G 5 Matt Laurie 89
2 0x1334x09x ALL TOO ROYAL G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 96
3 436x211x11 ANDERS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
4 128438×466 BOLD STAR G 5 Gordon Richards 96
5 80x1111x15 DIAMOND EFFORT M 5 Clinton McDonald 104
6 x548111x34 DIRTY WORK H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 102
7 x58x3129x8 HEY DOC G 7 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 112
8 11118×12 HOW WOMANTIC M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 89
9 330D0517x0 JUNGLE EDGE G 10 Mick Bell 106
10 21x25208x1 MUNTASEERA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 77
11 x111x41114 OCTANE G 5 Phillip Stokes 86
12 527x1153x3 ORDER OF COMMAND G 6 Danny O’Brien 106
13 x331911x56 SPLINTEX H 4 Mark Newnham 105
14 41x70515x3 WILLIAM THOMAS G 6 John Price 99

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Schillaci Stakes History

The first Schillaci Stakes, originally known as the Chirnside Stakes, was run in 1970 when Regal Vista claimed victory. It began as a Principal race run over six furlongs but the race distance was converted to 1200m in 1973. In 1979 the event became a Group 2 race and for one year in 1986 the race was run over 1219m. A few years later in 1988 the distance was permanently decreased to its current length of 1000m. The race name was changed to the Schillaci Stakes in 2000 in honour of the former champion sprinter Schillaci.

In 2019 the Schillaci Stakes winner Trekking secured the ‘win and you’re in’ slot to represent the MRC / ATC in the following weekend’s The Everest and eventually ran third to the young Chris Waller-trained winner Yes Yes Yes.

Recent Schillaci Stakes Winners:

Year Place Horse Time
2020 Schillaci Stakes 1st Dirty Work 1 minute 3.34 seconds
2nd Diamond Effort
3rd Octane
2019 Schillaci Stakes 1st Trekking 1 minute 2.32 seconds
2nd Ball Of Muscle
3rd The Bostonian
2018 Schillaci Stakes 1st Ball of Muscle 1 minute 2.54 seconds
2nd Spirit of Valor
3rd Missrock
2017 Schillaci Stakes 1st Super Cash 1 minute 3.25 seconds
2nd Illustrious Lad
3rd Rock Magic
2016 Schillaci Stakes 1st Star Turn 1 mintue 2.89 seconds
2nd Malaguerra
3rd Fell Swoop
2015 Schillaci Stakes 1st Alpha Miss 1 minute 3.55 seconds
2nd Cashed
3rd Lankan Rupee
2014 Schillaci Stakes 1st Rubick 56.68 seconds
2nd Platelet
3rd Overreach
2013 Schillaci Stakes 1st Unpretentious 57.67 seconds
2nd Pago Rock
3rd Kuroshio
2012 Schillaci Stakes 1st Buffering 56.95 seconds
2nd Golden Archer
3rd Stirling Grove
2011 Schillaci Stakes 1st Black Caviar 56.73 seconds
2nd Karuta
3rd Stirling Grove
2010 Schillaci Stakes 1st Black Caviar 56.68 seconds
2nd Star Witness
3rd General Truce
2009 Schillaci Stakes 1st Lucky Secret 55.9 seconds
2nd Apache Cat
3rd Wanted
2008 Schillaci Stakes 1st Wilander 58 seconds
2nd Lucky Secret
3rd Gamble Me
2007 Schillaci Stakes 1st Gold Edition 57.3 seconds
2nd Royal Asscher
3rd Let Go Thommo
2006 Schillaci Stakes 1st Miss Andretti 57.2 seconds
2nd Green Birdie
3rd Nediyms Glow
2005 Schillaci Stakes 1st Segments 57.6 seconds
2nd Danerich
3rd Miss Mooney Mooney
2004 Schillaci Stakes 1st Patpong 58.2 seconds
2nd Alizes
3rd Regimental Gal
2003 Schillaci Stakes 1st Hailbery 56.7 seconds
2nd Dantana
3rd Spinning Hill
2002 Schillaci Stakes 1st Spinning Hill 1 minute 9.23 seconds
2nd Flavelon
3rd Mistegic
2001 Schillaci Stakes 1st Mistegic 57.6 seconds
2nd Windigo
3rd Falvelon
2000 Schillaci Stakes 1st Flavelon 58 seconds
2nd Mannington
3rd Super Elegant

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