Schillaci Stakes

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

2021 Schillaci Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Savatoxl
  • 2nd: #8 Dosh
  • 3rd: #5 Bella Nipotina



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 $300,000 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 two other elite level Melbourne races on the day including the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) and the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (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.

A potential next-up option for Schillaci Stakes graduates is the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley with the 2020 Schillaci winner Dirty work running third in that sprint showdown under the lights.

The 2021 Schillaci Stakes ran on Saturday October 9, 2021 and was won by Savatoxl first-up. 

2021 Schillaci Stakes
Date: Saturday October 9, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000
Inaugurated: 1970

2021 Schillaci Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Savatoxl ($6)
  • 2nd: #8 Dosh
  • 3rd: #5 Bella Nipotina

The autumn’s Group 1 The Goodwood winner Savatoxl ($6) was good first-up running down Dosh to narrowly salute fresh in the 2021 Schillaci Stakes results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 SAVATOXL Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 6 58.5kg $6
2 8 DOSH Grahame Begg Michael Dee 0.1L 4 51kg $10
3 5 BELLA NIPOTINA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 0.3L 3 56.5kg $3.90
4 3 ISAURIAN James Cummings Damien Oliver 1.3L 2 58.5kg $10
5 2 ROHERYN James Cummings Damian Lane 1.4L 1 58.5kg $21
6 4 SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller Craig Williams 1.5L 5 56.5kg $2.90F
7 6 SHAQUERO Chris Waller Damien Thornton 4.75L 7 53kg $8.50
7 JIGSAW Cindy Alderson Daniel Moor 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Schillaci Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Schillaci Stakes 2021 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.

2021 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 2021 field and barriers are released on the Wednesday of race week and will be available in full below once announced by Racing Victoria.

A small field of sprinters faces off in the Schillaci Stakes 2021 at Caulfield this weekend led in betting by Chris Waller’s Coolmore Stud Stakes winning filly September Run.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 141x91160x SAVATOXL Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 7 58.5kg 109
2 19x13638x9 ROHERYN James Cummings Damian Lane 1 58.5kg 102
3 6x12x3x53x ISAURIAN James Cummings Damien Oliver 2 58.5kg 102
4 11x2048x37 SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller Craig Williams 5 56.5kg 110
5 52336×3121 BELLA NIPOTINA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil (late alt) 3 56.5kg 99
6 1x721610x5 SHAQUERO Chris Waller Damien Thornton 8 53kg 92
7 138×1325 JIGSAW Cindy Alderson Daniel Moor 6 53kg 74
8 1x1x3 DOSH Grahame Begg Michael Dee 4 51kg 80

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Schillaci Stakes Nominations

The Schillaci Stakes 2021 nominations are taken on the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x721610x5 SHAQUERO C 3 Chris Waller 1 53kg 92
2 11x2048x37 SEPTEMBER RUN M 4 Chris Waller 2 56.5kg 110
3 1127×6 PROFITEER C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 3 53kg 82
4 52336×3121 BELLA NIPOTINA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 4 56.5kg 99
5 141x91160x SAVATOXL G 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 5 58.5kg 109
6 19x13638x9 ROHERYN G 6 James Cummings 6 58.5kg 102
7 6x12x3x53x ISAURIAN G 7 James Cummings 7 58.5kg 102
8 120x6025x3 HOW WOMANTIC M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 8 56.5kg 89
9 11x671x122 PAULELE C 3 James Cummings 9 53kg 90
10 8x26353x56 WISDOM OF WATER H 4 Annabel Neasham 10 58.5kg 90
11 111x169x55 WRITTEN BEAUTY M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 11 56.5kg 93
12 1x1x3 DOSH F 3 Grahame Begg 12 51kg 80
13 1x16x ENTHAAR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 13 51kg 82
14 114×23 OXLEY ROAD H 4 Peter G Moody 14 58.5kg 85
15 142×8 FAKE LOVE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 15 51kg 74
16 6x11x O’PRESIDENT C 3 Chris Waller 16 53kg 88
17 112x4x30x2 BLESS HER M 5 Clayton Douglas 17 56.5kg 89
18 138×1325 JIGSAW C 3 Cindy Alderson 18 53kg 74

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
2021 Schillaci Stakes 1st Savatoxl 1 minute 3.33 seconds
2nd Dosh
3rd Bella Nipotina
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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