- Date: Saturday February 25, 2017
- Racecourse: Caulfield
- Race Distance: 1800m
- Conditions: 3yo, Set Weight
- Prize Money: $200,000
2016 Autumn Classic News
The 2017 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes results will be updated all afternoon at horseracing.com.au and we are set for a simply outstanding day of racing at Caulfield.
There are three Group 1 events at Caulfield this afternoon and all three are set to be outstanding betting races.
The Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes is the feature …
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The 2017 Autumn Classic is a Group 2 contest held at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne annually during the Melbourne autumn racing carnival. It is scheduled towards the end of February and is worth $200,000 in prize money.
The race is specifically for three year olds and has a distance of 1800m. The race is sometimes referred to as the Caulfield Autumn Classic.
The Autumn Classic is run on Blue Diamond Stakes Day alongside two other Group 1 events, the Futurity Stakes and the Oakleigh Plate.
It is an important race on the calendar as it’s one of the few black type races scheduled in Autumn specifically for three year olds of a distance greater than a mile.
Many will pass through the Autumn Classic and then continue on at Group 2 level in something like the Alistair Clark Stakes at Moonee Valley.
If any three year old was deemed up to the challenge they could even head north to Sydney and take on Group 1 level in the main event Australian Cup.
The Easter Cup is also an option for horses dropping back in grade to Group 3 level.
The Autumn Classic has produced a number of good horses and has become a very handy race to win, especially for owners looking to boost their horses’ stud value.
Triscay won this race back in 1991 while Iron Horse got the job done in 1996.
The year 2000 belonged to Pins and in 2004 the mighty Elvstroem rose to the fore.
Since then the race has been claimed by the liked of Extra Zero in 2010 and 2011 champion Folding Gear.
2017 Autumn Classic Field
As soon as all details are finalised, the 2017 Autumn Classic field will be published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||311x997x96||TRENCHANT||John O’Shea||Craig Williams||12||57kg||72|
|2||4×1411||FARSON||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Stephen Baster||9||57kg||72|
|3||30167×21||CLIFF HANGER||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Joao Moreira||11||57kg||69|
|4||221764||ELECTRIC CHARLIE||John & Chris Ledger||Mark Pegus||4||57kg||61|
|5||5×331||BOLD PRESENCE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damien Oliver||3||57kg||62|
|6||0x837x5222||CAPTAIN RHETT||Pat Carey||Rhys McLeod||6||57kg||54|
|7||0431||CALLISTO MOON||Emma Steel||Luke Currie||1||57kg||62|
|8||32182||DOMESTICATED||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||8||55kg||63|
|9||4533312||ELSARAY||Michael Roebuck||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||5||55kg||61|
|10||2104||PARALLEL WORLD (NZ)||Shane McCusker||Dean Yendall||2||55kg||61|
|11||936×1||MISS STRATHALLAN||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||10||55kg||62|
|12||31||BINT EL BEDU||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||7||55kg||62|
2017 Autumn Classic Nominations
|#||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|2||4×1411||FARSON||G||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||2||57kg||72|
|4||91×311||SIZZLING BULLET||C||3||Chris Waller||4||57kg||72|
|5||30167×21||CLIFF HANGER||G||3||Lee & Anthony Freedman||5||57kg||69|
|6||8421222||RISING RED (NZ)||G||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||6||57kg||63|
|7||32182||DOMESTICATED||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||7||55kg||63|
|9||221764||ELECTRIC CHARLIE||G||3||John & Chris Ledger||9||57kg||61|
|10||54331||FAST PLAN||C||3||Darren Weir||10||57kg||62|
|11||2104||PARALLEL WORLD (NZ)||F||3||Shane McCusker||11||55kg||61|
|12||5×331||BOLD PRESENCE||C||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||12||57kg||62|
|13||0x837x5222||CAPTAIN RHETT||G||3||Pat Carey||13||57kg||54|
|14||936×1||MISS STRATHALLAN||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||14||55kg||62|
|15||0431||CALLISTO MOON||G||3||Emma Steel||15||57kg||62|
|16||31||BINT EL BEDU||F||3||Mick Price||16||55kg||62|
|17||5010||CINCINNATI KID||C||3||Wez Hunter||17||57kg||59|
Autumn Classic Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Autumn Classic since 2000 with winning times.
|2017||1 Farson||2 Cliff Hanger||3 Captain Rhett||1:49.4|
|2016||1 Tally||2 Flying Light||3 Top Ravine||1:49.1|
|2015||1 Alpine Eagle||2 Minnesinger||3 Firehouse Rock||1:48.4|
|2014||1 Vilanova||2 Countersnip||3 Alpha Beat||1:51.02|
|2013||1 Super Cool||2 Fiveandahalfstar||3 Subiaso||1:49.8|
|2012||1 Upbeat||2 Flashy Fella||3 Ethiopia||1:50.0|
|2011||1 Folding Gear||2 Elusive King||3 Almindoro||1:48.1|
|2010||1 Extra Zero||2 Absolute Faith||3 Money Rocks||1:50.6|
|2009||1 Stokehouse||2 Excelltastic||3 Zapurple||1:49.7|
|2008||1 Brom Brom||2 Allanthus||3 Buca Di Bacco||1:51.4|
|2007||1 Ambitious General||2 Danever||3 Furio||1:48.9|
|2006||1 Spinney||2 Silver Ninja||3 Cinderella Man||1:48.1|
|2005||1 Renewable||2 Stella Grande||3 Dizelle||1:50.1|
|2004||1 Elvstroem||2 Delzao||3 Strafed||1:49.1|
|2003||1 Natural Blitz||2 Glefti||3 Gallic||1:49.4|
|2002||1 Don Eduardo||2 Royal Code||3 All Courage||1:49.4|
|2001||1 Fubu||2 Neptunes Journey||3 Inspire||1:47.5|
|2000||1 Pins||2 Oval Office||3 Crawl||1:50.6|