Peter Young Stakes Race Information

The Peter Young Stakes is a 1800 metre set weight for age race run by the Melbourne Racing Club in late February. It is run at Caulfield as part of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 1800 metres
  • Conditions: Weight for age
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $200,000
  • Date: Saturday 20 February 2021

Peter Young Stakes Race History

It is the first weight-for-age race at the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival run over a distance greater than 1400m.

Previously known as the St George Stakes

History coming soon.

Peter Young Stakes Facts

Last mare to win; Miss Siska (2020)

Last 3YO to win: C&G – Ashbah (1977); Filly – Tranquil Star (1941)

Multiple winners: Northerly (2002 & 2003); Istadaad (1997 & 1998); Durbridge (1994 & 1995); Vo Rogue (1988 & 1989); Leilani (1975 & 1976); Rain Lover (1069 & 1970); Dhaulagirl (1961 & 1962); Lord (1959 & 1960); Comic Court (1950 & 1951); Tranquil Star (1941, 1944 & 1945); High Caste (1040 & 1942); Black Duchess (1928 & 1929); The Hawk (1924 & 1925).

Fastest time (1800m): Cent Home (2001) 1:47:19

CF Orr Stakes & Peter Young Stakes: Elvstroem (2005); Lonhro (2004); Let’s Elope (1992); Vo Rogue (1988 & 1989); Lawman (1982); Leilani (1975); Winfreux (1968); Tobin Bronze (1967); Aquanita (1963); Lord (1959 & 1960); Comic Court (1951); Attley (1947); Flight (1946). High Caste (1940); Whittier (1926).

Peter Young Stakes & Australian Cup: Fiorente (2014); Pompeii Ruler (2007); Lonhro (2004); Northerly (2003); Istidaad (1999); Dane Ripper (1998); Durbridge (1994 & 1995); Let’s Elope (1992); Vo Rogue (1989); Hyperno (1981); Leilani (1975); Gay Icarus(1971).

Interesting trivia: Vo Rogue won in 1988 and 1989, He was first past the post in 1990, but lost on protest to King’s High. In 1981 Hyperno and Little Brown Jug dead-heated for first.

Past winners of the Peter Young Stakes

Winners of past Peter Young Stakes include horses that go on to win middle-distance and staying events.

Year Winner Second Third
2020 Miss Siska Kings Will Dream Mirage Dancer
2019 Avilius Trap for Fools Ace High
2018 Gailo Chop Single Gaze Hartnell
2017 Stratum Star Humidor The United States