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, 14 October 2017
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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 $1,000,000. 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.
2017 Caulfield Stakes Odds & Final Field:
Check below for the final field and odds for this years Caulfield Stakes.‘Odds not currently available’
2017 Caulfield Stakes Preview & Tips:
Track: Good Weather: Fine
Eleven runners have accepted for the $1,000,000 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes and four of those are having their first Australian start. Two runners are vying for favouritism in the early market. Bonneval has won 6 races in a row, with the most recent being the Group 1 Underwood Stakes. Hartnell ran 2nd in that race and has a great record at this distance. Third in the market is New Zealand runner Jon Snow who looked good winning the Group 3 JRA Cup last outing.
Gailo Chop was 3rd in the Underwood and this is his best distance. Calderon has 3 wins overseas and is having his first start for a new trainer. The Taj Mahal has only had one win but is beautifully bred and has been racing at Group 1 level overseas. Single Gaze was 4th in the Underwood. Riven Light is having his first Australian start and has won 3 of his last 4 races. The other 3 runners are currently 20 to 1 or longer.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
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|11 Bonneval||1 Hartnell||11 Bonneval|
|1 Hartnell||11 Bonneval||1 Hartnell|
|6 Jon Snow||8 Single Gaze||6 Jon Snow|
|2 Gailo Chop||6 Jon Snow||3 Johannes Vermeer|
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.
|2017||Gailo Chop (FR)||Johannes Vermeer (IRE)||Jon Snow (NZ)|
|2016||Winx||Black Heart Bart||He Or She|
|2015||Criterion||Happy Trails||Mongolian Khan|
|2013||Atlantic Jewel||Foreteller||Super Cool|
|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|
|2006||Casual Pass||Pompeii Ruler||El Segundo|
|2005||El Segundo||Fields Of Omagh||Confectioner|
|2000||Sky Heights||Shogun Lodge||Tie The Knot|