Autumn Stakes

  • Date: February 13, 2016
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 3yo, Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Autumn Stakes News

Prebble booked to ride Attention in 2017 Australian Guineas

Prebble booked to ride Attention in 2017 Australian Guineas

Sydney three year old Attention is set to back up in the Group 1 $750,000 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday with Hong Kong based jockey Brett Prebble booked to ride.

Jockey Brett Prebble will ride Attention, above, in the Australian Guineas at Flemington. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Attention finished a gallant fourth against …

The 2017 Autumn Stakes is a Group 2 contest specifically for three year olds held every February at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse. The event is raced under set weight conditions with prize money of $200,000.

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The Autumn Stakes is contested over a 1400m trip and grows in importance every year. It is held on the same day as the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes and in the past it has also been known as the D’Urban Stakes.

The Autumn stakes is a crucial event on the Melbourne racing calendar as it leads directly into the Group 1 Australian Guineas held at Flemington nearly a month later.

Some horses may use the Autumn Stakes as a first up test while others may be well into their preps making fitness a key issue, especially given the set weight conditions.

Over the years there have been plenty of horses go on to great things from the Autumn Stakes and a few well recognised names.

Canny Lad won the Autumn Stakes back in 1991 while Royal Rubiton got up in 1994.

Dash For Cash was the 2002 champion and Special Harmony got the prize in 2004.

Apache Cat is undoubtedly one of the biggest winners after his 2006 triumph while recent champs include Denman in 2010 and Dusty Star in 2011.

2017 Autumn Stakes Field

The final 2017 Autumn Stakes field was released on Wednesday, February 8th. You can find the Autumn Stakes field and barrier draw below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 2x710210x5 ATTENTION Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 8 58kg 86
2 7x21x531x5 PEACOCK John O’Shea Craig Williams 4 57kg 76
3 3×21632114 OAK DOOR Robert Smerdon Damian Lane 7 56kg 72
4 6×1141 SNITZSON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 3 56kg 74
5 112x RUTHVEN Ciaron Maher Luke Nolen 2 56kg 74
6 46×131 KNOWABLE Steve Richards Regan Bayliss 1 56kg 67
7 137×25 REDOUBLE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 6 56kg 69
8 31 NONE BETTER Mitchell Freedman Ben Melham 5 56kg 62

2017 Autumn Stakes Nominations

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 2x710210x5 ATTENTION C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
2 1978×5 AWAKE IN GRINZING (NZ) G 3 Danny O’Brien
3 3×31203331 GRATWICK G 3 Darren Weir
4 1x41113x2 JENNIFER LYNN F 3 Darren Weir
5 46×131 KNOWABLE G 3 Steve Richards
6 51429×3 LAND OF PLENTY C 3 Grahame Begg
7 3×21632114 OAK DOOR C 3 Robert Smerdon
8 7x21x531x5 PEACOCK C 3 John O’Shea
9 137×25 REDOUBLE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
10 112x RUTHVEN C 3 Ciaron Maher
11 6×1141 SNITZSON C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
12 5x2210x4 THEANSWERMYFRIEND G 3 Robert Smerdon

Autumn Stakes Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Autumn Stakes since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2017 1 Oak Door 2 Attention 3 Knowable 1:23.5
2016 1 Mahuta 2 Sailing By 3 Snoopy 1:23.4
2015 1 San Nicasio 2 Zebulon 3 Firehouse Rock 1:23.6
2014 1 Thunder Fantasy 2 Rock Hero 3 Late Charge 1:23.8
2013 1 Mulaazem 2 Fiveandahalfstar 3 Super Cool 1:23.7
2012 1 Pied a Terre 2 Proliferate 3 Adamantium 1:24.7
2011 1 Dusty Star 2 Under The Eiffel 3 Eclair Mystic 1:22.5
2010 1 Denman 2 Guru Bob 3 Most Immediate 1:23.3
2009 1 Fravashi 2 Nicconi 3 Heart Of Dreams 1:22.8
2008 1 Light Fantastic 2 Vivacious Spirit 3 Viatorian 1:23.2
2007 1 Catechuchu 2 Haradasun 3 Eclair Passion 1:24.7
2006 1 Apache Cat 2 God’s Own 3 Empress Lily 1:24.7
2005 1 Shinzig 2 Not A Single Doubt 3 Danehill Express 1:23.4
2004 1 Special Harmony 2 Youth 3 Dane Fever 1:23.5
2003 1 Titanic Jack 2 Storm Prince 3 Step Ahead 1:25.1
2002 1 Dash For Cash 2 Barkada 3 Zonked 1:24.1
2001 1 Desert Sky 2 Desert Eagle 3 Crop 1:25.1
2000 1 Sudurka 2 Skymaker 3 Noble Sensation 1:24.0