Century Stakes Race Information

The Century Stakes is a 1000 metre set weights plus penalties race run by the Victorian Racing Club in early November. It is held at Flemington on Oaks Day as part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1000 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $175,000
  • Date: Thursday 4 November 2021

Century Stakes Race History

The race began as a Listed race over 1000m in 1982 when it was called the VRC Carnival Handicap and it was won by a horse called Bold Jet. The distance was increased to 1100m in 1986 , then in 2011 returned to 1000m. It has had many name changes including VRC Carnival Handicap, VRC Australian Airlines Flying Handicap, Qantas Australian Flying, VRC Hilton On The Park Sprint, The Lexus Stakes, MFS Stakes, Swisse Vitamins Stakes, 50 Years of Fashion on the Field Stakes (2012), Dilmah Earl Grey Stakes, Mumm Stakes, Absolut Stakes and GH Mumm Century Stakes.

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Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Soothing (2019)

Multiple winners: Into The Night (2002 & 2003), Bomber Bill (1998 & 2000), Western Sovereign (1990 & 1991),

Fastest time (1000m): Atmospherical (2014) 0:56:45

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of the Century Stakes

Winners of past Century Stakes include Ball Of Muscle (2017), Redzel (2016), Lankan Rupee (2013), Temple Of Boom (2010) and St Clemens Belle (1999).

Year Winner Second Third
2021 Halvorsen Malkovich Varda
2020 Ancestry Garner Villami
2019 Soothing Ball Of Muscle Badajoz
2018 Thermal Current Kaepernick I’ll Have A Bit
2017 Ball Of Muscle Crystal Dreamer Palazzo Pubblico
2016 Redzel Terravista Hellbent
2015 The Quarterback Wild Rain Office Bearer
2014 Atmospherical Consorting Straight Gold
2013 Lankan Rupee Snitzerland Nicholl’s Court
2012 General Truce Golden Archer Stratcombe
2011 Rocking Force Canali Perturbo
2010 Temple Of Boom Secret Flyer First Command
2009 Burdekin Blues Let Loushe Happy Glen
2008 Arinos Hoystar Dance The Waves
2007 Miss Judgement Let Go Thommo Message Bank
2006 Crepe De Chine Megadeal Posadas
2005 Proprietor Leone Chiara Honalee
2004 Holding Blessum Dance The Waves
2003 Into The Night Bulbasaur Prince Rubiton
2002 Into The Night Suit Pembleton
2001 Little Dozer Grey Regent Strabane
2000 Bomber Bill Windigo John’s Brother
1999 St Clemens Belle Delirious Mighty Way