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, 11 October 2014

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.

2014 Caulfield Stakes Odds & Final Field:

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

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2014 Caulfield Stakes Preview & Tips:

Track: Good   Weather: Fine

There are 12 runners in the $400,000 Cathay Pacific Caulfield Stakes. The betting is fairly open with Dissident as the early favourite. He has had 3 runs this campaign, all at Group 1 level, for 2 wins and a 2nd. Second favourite is Sacred Falls who won the George Main last start. Third favourite is Fawkner who was a close 2nd in the Makybe Diva when resuming, and generally goes well second-up.

Happy Trails only beat 2 home in the Turnbull last week but is better than that and will improve with Oliver riding. Foreteller won the Underwood at his last outing and has a strong finish which should put him in this. Dear Demi is one of the two mares in the race and is a definite threat at this distance. Criterion is getting close to a win, while Side Glance is an import that has performed well in Group 1 races around the world. Kirramosa, Sertorius and Massiyn are all at long odds.

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

Jo’s Tips
Mick’s Picks
Ed’s Choice
3  Fawkner  1 Sacred Falls  3 Fawkner
1 Sacred Falls  3 Fawkner  4 Happy Trails
10 Dissident  2 Side Glance  5 Foreteller
5 Foreteller  11 Dear Demi  1 Sacred Falls

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
2014 Fawkner Criterion Side Glance
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