Caulfield Stakes News

Winx has justified her clear favouritism in typically smart fashion at Caulfield this afternoon; posting another win at the highest level in the Group 1 Ladbrokes Stakes (2000m). Jumping from the gates well, jockey Hugh Bowman settled Winx on the heels of Black Heart Bart, who set a noticeably slow…


Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes

The 2016 Ladbrokes Stakes is one of the Melbourne top Group 1 features taking place at Caulfield Racecourse in October each year.

The Ladbrokes Stakes (Caulfield Stakes) was inaugurated in 1886 and is held on Caulfield Guineas Day along with the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m), Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) and Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m).

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The 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes will take place on Saturday October 8, 2016. Caulfield Guineas Day is a key spring carnival date as it kicks off the three-day Caulfield Carnival which culminates with Caulfield Cup Day.

2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Results

  • 1st: Winx
  • 2nd: Black Heart Bart
  • 3rd: He Or She

Ladbrokes Stakes prize money totals $600,000 and the race is run over 2000 metres under weight-for-age conditions.

There are ten black-type events on the Caulfield Guineas Day program. These include:

Upcoming Races

Group 1

The Goodwood

(1200m)

Morphettville

$350,000

SWP

Group 1

Doomben Cup

(2020m)

Doomben

$500,000

3YO & Up WFA

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Prize Money

Racing Victoria has the Caulfield Stakes prize money currently set at $400,000.

The breakdown of the Caulfield Stakes purse is as follows:

Caulfield Stakes Winner (1st): $240,000

2nd: $72,000

3rd: $36,000

4th: $18,000

5th: $10,000

6th – 8th: $8,000

Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Betting Guide

Positioned on a key Melbourne Spring Carnival race meeting and holding elite level status, the Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes is an excellent event to enjoy a bet on at a trusted online bookmaker such as Ladbrokes.com.au.

Horses lining up in the Caulfield Stakes field are often having their final preparatory run before contesting the richest weight-for-age race in Australia, the $3 million Group 1 2015 Cox Plate (2040m) which runs at Moonee Valley a fortnight later.

Watching for the better performing gallopers in the Caulfield Stakes results is often a top indicator for Cox Plate betting.

Champion thoroughbreds throughout history to win the Caulfield Yalumba Stakes – Cox Plate double include Rising Fast (1954), Kingston Town (1981 & 1982), Bonecrusher (1986), Might And Power (1998), Northerly (2001) and So You Think (2010).

Other lead-up races to the Caulfield Stakes include the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield, the Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley and the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) in August. And then there’s the 2015 Melbourne Cup ready to kick off in November 2015.