Gothic Stakes Race Information

The Gothic Stakes is a 1400 metre set weights and penalties race for three-year-olds run by the Melbourne Racing Club in October. It is held at Caulfield as part of the Caulfield Cup Carnival.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1400 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights & penalties, 3YOs
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $175,000
  • Date: Saturday 21 October 2023

Gothic Stakes Race History

See the 2023 Gothic Stakes Preview and results

See the 2022 Gothic Stakes Preview and results

See the 2020 Gothic Stakes Preview and results.

The race was first run in 1983 as a Listed race over 1200m and was won by Roman Aspect. The distance was increased to the current 1400m in 1990.

Originally for 3YO colts & geldings it is now open to all 3YOs.

It is held on Caulfield Cup day which is the biggest event of the year at Caulfield

Useful Facts

Fastest time (1400m): Roubechon (2005) 1:21:86

Interesting trivia: Darren Weir won this race 3 times in 4 years with Snitzepeg (2017), Mahuta (2015) and Stratum Star (2014).

Past winners of the Gothic Stakes

Winners of past Gothic Stakes include Mahuta (2015), Al Aneed  (2012), Danehill Express (2004) and Le Zagaletta (1998).

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Arkansaw Kid Facile Don Corleone
2022 Sandpaper Angry Skies Custodian
2021 Extreme Flight Prince Alexander Sandy Prince
2020 Endanger Osamu So Let’s Toast
2019 Alabama Express Hilo Heirborn
2018 Ranier Yulong January Wild Planet
2017 Snitzepeg Lord Sundowner Wassergeist
2016 Peacock Violate Acatour
2015 Mahuta Holler Flying Light
2014 Stratum Star Manhattan Avenue Careless
2013 Hucklebuck Le Mans Olivier
2012 Al Aneed Crystal Web Limes