Caulfield Stakes

The Caulfield Stakes formerly named the Yalumba Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age race over 2000 metres steeped in history. The race is held in October each year at Caulfield during the Spring Racing Carnival.

Race Type: Group 1 WFA 3YO & up
Distance: 2,000 metres
Track: Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
Date: Saturday, 12 October 2013

The Caulfield Stakes was first run over 9 furlongs on Melbourne Cup Day in 1886 when it was won by a horse called Isonomy. It was transferred to Guineas Day in 1887, and in 1887 and 1888 it was ran over 10 furlongs. In 1889 it returned to the 9 furlong distance which was run until 1967. In 1968 the distance was made 2000 metres, and in 1979 it was made a Group 1 race.

The WFA race is for three-year-olds and up and carries prizemoney of $400,000. Previously the race was known as the Caulfield Stakes but since 1997 it has been referred to as the Yalumba Stakes. The last three-year-old to win was Mighty Kingdom in 1979, and no three-year-old filly has ever won the race.

2013 Caulfield Stakes Odds & Final Field:

Check below for the final field and odds for this years Caulfield Stakes.

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2013 Caulfield Stakes Preview & Tips:

Track: Dead   Weather: Fine

Only six runners have accepted for the $400,000 Cathay Pacific Caulfield Stakes. The odds-on favourite is Atlantic Jewel, the only mare in the race. She suffered her first defeat at her 10th outing last start when she finished a short head 2nd in the Underwood Stakes. Second favourite is Super Cool who only finished 9th of 16 in the Turnbull Stakes last start, but had excuses and has won at Group 1 level over 2000m.

Next in the market is Foreteller who won the Makybe Diva in early September but then only beat 2 horses home in the Underwood. Green Moon won the Melbourne Cup last year and will get better as he goes over more ground. Spacecraft has never won over more than 1600m. Massiyn is an interesting runner who was well-performed at Group level in Ireland but ran last at his only Australian start. He can only improve from there.

The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.

Jo’s Tips
Mick’s Picks
Ed’s Choice
6 Atlantic Jewel  6 Atlantic Jewel  6 Atlantic Jewel
5 Super Cool  2 Foreteller  5 Super Cool
4 Massiyn  5 Super Cool  2 Foreteller
1 Green Moon  1 Green Moon  1 Green Moon

Previous winners of the Caulfield Stakes :

Champions are scattered all through the list of past winners, and there are many horses that have won both the Yalumba Stakes and the Cox Plate, which is the most prestigious weight-for-age race in Australia. The list of Yalumba and Cox Plate winners includes Northerly (2001), Might and Power (1998), Almaarad (1989), Bonecrusher (1986), Kingston Town (1981 & 1982), Family of Man (1977), Gunsynd (1972), Rising Fast (1954), Amana (1943), Tranquil Star (1942), Ajax (1938) and Young Idea (1936).

Tranquil Star is the only mare to complete this double, while Rising Fast in 1954 also won the Melbourne Cup, Turnbull Stakes, Mackinnon Stakes and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in an unparalleled spring campaign.

Year Winner Second Third
2013 Atlantic Jewel Foreteller Super Cool
2012 Ocean Park Alcopop Sincero
2011 Descarado Avienus Lights Of Heaven
2010 So You Think Alcopop Whobegotyou
2009 Whobegotyou Heart Of Dreams Vision And Power
2008 Douro Valley Pompeii Ruler Guillotine
2007 Maldivian Miss Finland Anamato
2006 Casual Pass Pompeii Ruler El Segundo
2005 El Segundo Fields Of Omagh Confectioner
2004 Mummify Grand Armee Starcraft
2003 Lonhro Mummify Defier
2002 Lonhro Sunline Ustinov
2001 Northerly Shogun Lodge Ethereal
2000 Sky Heights Shogun Lodge Tie The Knot