Caulfield Stakes date 2017 – When is the 2017 Caulfield Stakes taking place?

  • The Caulfield Stakes is held annually at Caulfield in October
  • It is worth $600,000 in prizemoney
  • Has been won by some of the greats of the turf 
Winx capturing the Caulfield Stakes in 2016

The 2017 Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) will be held at Caulfield Racecourse in October.

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High-class gallopers clash in the Caulfield Stakes, a weight-for-age feature that is used by horses having their final preparation leading into the $3 million Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley two weeks later.

In recent years, Northerly (2001), Fields Of Omagh (2006), So You Think (2010) and Ocean Park (2012) have come through the Caulfield Stakes on their way to Cox Plate success.

Dating back to 1886, Isonomy won the inaugural running of the Caulfield Stakes. It would be renamed the Yalumba Stakes for a number of years between 1997 and 2010 before being called the Caulfield Stakes once again from 2011 onwards.

The race has been run over 1800m and 2000m throughout its history and received Group 1 status in 1979.

Although the Caulfield Stakes into the Cox Plate route is the most common, a number of horses have also won the Caulfield Stakes-Caulfield Cup double.

One of the key lead-up races to the Caulfield Stakes is the Underwood Stakes with six of the past 11 winners coming through that Group 1 feature held at Caulfield two weeks earlier. 

Winx captured a memorable edition of the race in 2016 when facing just two rivals. Black Heart Bart would run second and He Or She was third. 



The champion mare won her 12th consecutive race and entered the race on the back of a comfortable win in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m). 

Superstars that have won the Caulfield Stakes-Cox Plate double include Tranquil Star (1942), Rising Fast (1954), Kingston Town (1981-82), Bonecrusher (1986), Might And Power (1998), Northerly (2001), So You Think (2010) and Ocean Park (2012).

Completing the Caulfield Stakes-Caulfield Cup double are Eurythmic (1920), High Syce (1929), Amounis (1930), Tranquil Star (1942), Rising Fast (1954), Redcraze (1956), Sometime (1963), How Now (1976) and Sydeston (1990).

Notable winners of the Caulfield Stakes include those already named above and Wakeful (1901-02), The Hawk (1924), Heroic (1925), Chatham (1933), Ajax (1938), Bernborough (1946), Comic Court (1950), Lord (1958-60), Sky High (1961-62), Winfreux (1965-67), Gunsynd (1972), Hyperno (1980), Almaarad (1989), Naturalism (1993), Rough Habit (1994), Lonhro (2002-03), Mummify (2004), El Segundo (2005), Whobegotyou (2009), Atlantic Jewel (2013), Fawkner (2014) and Criterion (2015).

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