Christmas Stakes Race Information

The Christmas Stakes is a 1200 metre open handicap race run by the Melbourne Racing Club in late December. It is held at Caulfield as one of the feature races on the programme.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1200 metres
  • Conditions: Open handicap
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $140,000
  • Date: Saturday 26 December 2020

Christmas Stakes Race History

When people look back over the winners of past Christmas Stakes it somehow seems totally appropriate that the 2020 race was won by a horse called Pandemic.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Tuscan Sling (2015)

Last 3YO to win: C&G – Native Soldier (2018); Filly – ?

Fastest time (1200m): All Too Royal (2019) 1:08:34

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of the Christmas Stakes

Winners of past Christmas Stakes include horses that go on to win major races.

Year Winner Second Third
2020 Pandemic Brave Song William Thomas
2019 All Too Royal Mystyko Crystal Dreamer
2018 Native Soldier Manolo Blahniq Runson
2017 Stellar Collision Oak Door Lucky Liberty
2016 Lucky Liberty Grande Rosso Smart Dart