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: 2000 metres
Track: Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
Date: Saturday, 13 October 2012
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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 $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.
2012 Caulfield Stakes (Yalumba Stakes) Odds & Final Field:
Check below for the final field and odds for this years Caulfield Stakes.‘Odds not currently available’
2012 Caulfield Stakes Preview & Tips:
Track: Dead Weather: Showers
There were 8 acceptances for the $400,000 Cathay Pacific Caulfield Stakes, but with the scratching of Manighar, only seven will compete. The odds-on favourite in the early betting market is Ocean Park. This New Zealander has had 9 starts for 5 wins and 3 seconds, and won the Underwood Stakes last start. Second in the market is Sincero who has won 12 of his 24 starts, and third favourite is South Australian Alcopop who has won up to 2400m
Vatuvei ran 3rd over 1600m at Ballarat last start. Midas Touch finished 3.2 lengths behind Lamasery in the Group 2 Hill Stakes over 200m last start. Sabrage finished 2.7 lengths 5th in the Group 3 JRA Cup over 2040m last start, and has won at this track and distance. Sanagas is the longest-priced horse in the field , after finishing well back at both Australian starts.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|6 Ocean Park||6 Ocean Park||6 Ocean Park|
|2 Sincero||2 Sincero||2 Sincero|
|7 Sabrage||4 Alcopop||7 Sabrage|
|4 Alcopop||3 Midas Touch||8 Vatuvei|
Previous winners of the Caulfield Stakes (Yalumba 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.
|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|