Caulfield Sprint

  • Date: Saturday October 15, 2016
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 1000m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Caulfield Sprint News

Faatinah tested at 1300m in Kevin Heffernan Stakes

Faatinah tested at 1300m in Kevin Heffernan Stakes

The Lindsay Park trained Faatinah will be tested at 1300m for the first time when he lines up in the Group 3 $150,000 Kevin Heffernan StakesĀ at Sandown on Saturday.

Faatinah, above, will be tested at 1300m for the first time in the Kevin Heffernan Stakes at Sandown. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

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The 2016 Caulfield Sprint is a Group 2 eventĀ held a couple of weeks into October every year during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. As the name suggests, it’s held at Caulfield Racecourse and horses are weighted under handicap conditions.

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Also as the name suggests the race is a short one, run over 1100m meaning the race can be lost right out of the barriers. There is $200,000 in prize money on offer for the top performers in the race which is run on the final day of the Melbourne Racing Club’s three day carnival. It’s usually scheduled in the lead up to the Group 1 Caulfield Cup on the same card.

There are an abundance of short events held around a similar time to the Caulfield Sprint but the race can usually still attract a quality field of horses.

One of the Group 2 events which could be used as a lead up race is the Gilgai Stakes while the top horses could even come from Group 1 level in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes earlier in the year.

There have been some fantastic horses to run in the Caulfield Sprint over the years with many a memorable event.

Toledo won back to back races in 1997 and 1998 to become the best performing horse to ever run in the Caulfield Sprint.

Other good wins have come from the mighty Rubitano in 2002 and Jet Spur in 2005.

The win by Jet Spur was also the quickest time recorded but he still fell just short of slipping below the 1:02 barrier.

2016 Caulfield Sprint Field

The Caulfield Sprint field has developed a renowned reputation for top quality racing. Some of the best sprinters in the country line up at the barriers in the Caulfield Sprint field, and as a result the race is always extremely tightly contested.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 213x169x3x LANKAN RUPEE Mick Price Craig Newitt 1 61kg 116
2 x130x154x2 OUR BOY MALACHI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 11 57kg 108
3 346x115x16 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss (a) 10 54kg 102
4 x22126x113 WILD RAIN Mark Kavanagh Stephen Baster 3 54kg 106
5 821x0x1011 HELLBENT Darren Weir Craig Williams 7 53kg 96
6 419053524x GRANE Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil (a) 4 53kg 92
7 11x324314x RUETTIGER (NZ) Lee & Anthony Freedman Damian Lane 5 53kg 91
8 x361179x12 VIDDORA Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 2 53kg 86
9 8x5315x6x4 TAKE PRIDE Murray Johnson Darren Gauci 6 53kg 82
10 72x720143x ORUJO Shawn Mathrick Ms Jackie Beriman 9 53kg 80
11 31x60x8833 SUNDAY ESCAPE Andrew Murray Tommy Berry 8 53kg 78

2016 Caulfield Sprint Nominations

The Caulfield Sprint nominations are a good guide to the spring and autumn plans of some of the top sprinters on the racing circuit. You’ll usually find some extraordinarily experienced sprinting specialists among the Caulfield Sprint nominations, all seeking an important Group 2 victory.

The 2016 Caulfield Sprint nominations will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 112x1611x5 AUNTY MO M 5 Brendan McCarthy 82
2 265143727x BULLPIT G 5 Danny O’Brien 89
3 9425462223 EL PRADO GOLD G 8 Ryan Balfour 75
4 346x115x16 FAATINAH G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 102
5 419053524x GRANE G 7 Robbie Griffiths 92
6 821x0x1011 HELLBENT H 4 Darren Weir 96
7 00x05459x9 ICONIC G 6 Amy Johnston 89
8 213x169x3x LANKAN RUPEE G 7 Mick Price 116
9 930x1546x0 MOSHWAY G 3 Mick Sell 65
10 72x720143x ORUJO G 5 Shawn Mathrick 80
11 x130x154x2 OUR BOY MALACHI G 8 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 108
12 5x2215x118 REDZEL G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 100
13 11x324314x RUETTIGER (NZ) G 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 91
14 31x60x8833 SUNDAY ESCAPE G 6 Andrew Murray 78
15 8x5315x6x4 TAKE PRIDE M 4 Murray Johnson 82
16 3641x0548x VEZALAY M 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 95
17 x361179x12 VIDDORA M 4 Lloyd Kennewell 86
18 x22126x113 WILD RAIN M 5 Mark Kavanagh 106

Caulfield Sprint Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Caulfield Sprint since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Our Boy Malachi 2 Faatinah 3 Lankan Rupee 0:57.72
2015 =1 Lumosty =1 Eclair Choice 3 Ball of Muscle 0:57.45
2014 1 Miracles Of Life 2 Bel Sprinter 3 Shamal Wind 1:04.4
2013 1 Spirit Of Boom 2 Shamal Wind 3 Ready To Rip 1:04.7
2012 1 Howmuchdoyouloveme 2 Canali 3 Latin News 1:03.2
2011 1 Sepoy 2 Curtana 3 Mid Summer Music 1:03.1
2010 1 Set For Fame 2 Dubleany 3 Soul 1:05.4
2009 1 First Command 2 Turffontein 3 Happy Glen 1:04.2
2008 1 Sunburnt Land 2 Aichi 3 Biscayne Bay 1:03.6
2007 1 Tesbury Jack 2 Typhoon Zed 3 Let Go Thommo 1:02.5
2006 1 Biscayne Bay 2 Magnus 3 Rightson 1:02.4
2005 1 Jet Spur 2 Dance The Waves 3 Mustard 1:02.1
2004 1 Leilando 2 Dilly Dally 3 Strikeline 1:04.0
2003 1 Blur 2 Ancient Song 3 Suit 1:03.5
2002 1 Rubitano 2 Intelligent Star 3 Pembleton 1:03.0
2001 1 Windigo 2 Crystal Finale 3 Point Danger 1:04.0
2000 1 Camena 2 Easy Rocking 3 Paint 1:02.4