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Caulfield Sprint

The 2018 Caulfield Sprint is a Group 2 event 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.

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.

2018 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 Penalty Hcp Rating
1 0x7631551x MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Damien Oliver 6 58kg 101
2 281119×484 QUILISTA Darren Weir Damian Lane 2 57.5kg 104
3 40x5620x43 BONS AWAY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Kerrin McEvoy 4 57kg 99
4 32122231×1 SPENDING TO WIN Peter & Paul Snowden Regan Bayliss 7 54.5kg 94
5 112x933x08 SUPER TOO Marc Conners Craig Williams 3 54kg 97
6 11×22 EDUARDO Sarah Zschoke Brian Park 8 53kg 90
7 2512121226 SHE KNOWS Danny Williams Corey Brown 9 53kg 87
8 x14x5131x3 MISS LEONIDAS Shaun Dwyer Dwayne Dunn 1 53kg 76
9 121426 THORONDOR Robbie Laing Ben Thompson 5 53kg 76

2018 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 2018 Caulfield Sprint nominations will be provided below.

Caulfield Sprint Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 TBD 1 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2017 =1 Snitty Kitty =1 Super Too 3 Faatinah 0:56.28
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

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