Autumn Stakes

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

2016 Autumn Stakes News

Missed trial no concern for Tarzino in Memsie Stakes lead up

Missed trial no concern for Tarzino in Memsie Stakes lead up

Caulfield trainer Mick Price has no concerns that Tarzino missed a trial at Cranbourne on Monday in his lead up to the Group 1 $500,000 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Tarzino, above, is set to run first up in the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

Victoria’s wet weather forced the …

The 2016 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.

2016 Autumn Stakes Field

The final 2016 Autumn Stakes field was released on Wednesday, February 10th. You can find the 2016 Autumn Stakes field and barrier draw below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 2411111 MAHUTA Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 1 59kg 97
2 5x2462111x VANBRUGH Chris Waller Blake Shinn 4 59kg 105
3 311731x TARZINO (NZ) Mick Price Craig Newitt 8 58kg 107
4 x3x38221x1 HOLLER John O’Shea Damien Oliver 9 58kg 106
5 783x15167x DEVIL HAWK Chris Waller Douglas Whyte 5 57kg 76
6 05x110010x EXTRA CHOICE (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Ben Melham 6 57kg 73
7 2x510x CELTIC TIGER (NZ) Mick Price Glen Boss 10 57kg 73
8 22x41435x0 RAGEESE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James Winks 11 56kg 80
9 1x11940x1 SNOOPY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 12 56kg 78
10 5×2125431 HARDERN David Brideoake Luke Currie 3 56kg 68
11 312 SOLAR IMPULSE Patrick Payne 7 56kg 64
12 3x31324x SAILING BY Mick Price Nicholas Hall 2 54kg 68

2016 Autumn Stakes Nominations

Autumn Stakes Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
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