Debutant Stakes Race Information

The Debutant Stakes is a 1000 metre set weights race for two-year-olds run by the Melbourne Racing Club in October. It is held at Caulfield as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1000 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights, 2YOs
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $175,000
  • Date: Wednesday 18 October 2023

Debutant Stakes Race History

See the 2023 Debutant Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2022 Debutant Stakes Preview and results.

900m until 2004 and increased to 1000m from 2005.

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Useful Facts

Last filly to win: Kiki Express (2021)

Fastest time (1000m): Villa Verde (2016) 0:57:23

Interesting trivia: Two divisions were run from 2000 to 2004 – one for fillies and one for colts & geldings.

Past winners of the Debutant Stakes

Winners of past Debutant Stakes include some quality horses.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Coleman Arabian Summer Aardvark
2022 King’s Gambit Pure Paradise Heuristic
2021 Kiki Express Brereton Renosu
2020 Fake Love Extreme Warrior Naples
2019 Tanker Euphoric Summer Queen Of Rocks
2018 Champagne Boom Biscara Wedgetail
2017 Qafila Sacred Sword Encryption
2016 Wait For No One Spoils Miss Wahoo
2015 Missrock Pearl Congenial Valliano
2014 Of The Brave Miss Idyllic Miss Loren
2013 Moonlight Hussler Good Prince Piacenza
2012 Villa Verde Overreach Kuroshio
2011 Jimando Princeton Miss Planet Voyage
2010 Eramor Red Dress Marley Exceedingly Regal
2009 Dark Valley Crystal Lily Ebony Rock
2008 Come Hither Dancescape The Annihilator
2007 Sugar Babe Pachanga Segolene
2006 Meurice Recooperate Beauty School
2005 Gait Snort Miss Broadway
2004 (C&G) Rich Dragon
2004 (F) Fullazz
2003 (C&G) Picket Fence
2003 (F) Alinghi
2002 (C&G) Scaredee Cat
2002 (F) Carlton Spirit
2001 (C&G) Undenied
2001 (F) Brief Embrace
2000 (C&G) Pompous
2000 (F) Desert Angel