The 2017 Cockram Stakes is a Group 3 race that is run at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne during August each year. Run over a distance of 1,200 metres, the Cockram Stakes is worth $150,000 in prize money and is run under set-weight plus penalty conditions. Run as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the Cockram Stakes is open to mares aged four-year-old and upwards only.
The Cockram Stakes is run on the same day as the Group 1 Memsie Stakes. Also on the same race program are two other Group 3 events, the HDF McNeil Stakes and The Heath 1100. The listed Slickpix Stakes, worth $120,000, is also held on the day.
The Cockram Stakes (registered as the WW Cockram Stakes) is named after Wally Cockram, a renowned thoroughbred breeder based in Victoria who also served the Victorian Amateur Turf Club and Melbourne Racing Club as Vice Chairman for 14 years (1970-84).
The first Cockram Stakes was run in 1992 when it was won by the well-known Pride Of Demus. Horses that run in the Cockram Stakes are often handy mares that have performed well in the past and are on their way to better feature races during the spring carnival.
Mares that run well in the Cockram Stakes often go on to runs well in races such as the Group 3 Let’s Elope Stakes, Group 3 How Now Stakes, Group 2 WH Stocks Stakes and Group 2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes. Cats Whisker went on to win both the WH Stocks Stakes and Rose Of Kingston Stakes after winning the Cockram Stakes in 2009.
Notable Cockram Stakes winners include Chillies (1999), Strikeline (2004), Dea (2005), Storm Alert (2006) and Rhythm In Paris (2010).
2017 Cockram Stakes Field
The 2017 Cockram Stakes field is published below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||x17731x1x7||SAVANNA AMOUR||John Meagher||Ben Melham||5||58kg||92|
|2||111410x21x||FUHRYK||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||3||57kg||95|
|3||172233183x||ANA ROYALE||Stuart Webb||Mark Zahra||9||57kg||91|
|4||060471x67x||FLYING JESS||John Moloney||Jordan Childs||10||56kg||91|
|5||41113x256x||JENNIFER LYNN||Darren Weir||Blake Shinn||8||56kg||77|
|6||270x2766x7||I AM ZELADY||Phillip Stokes||Regan Bayliss||4||55kg||90|
|7||4300x3097x||MISS COVER GIRL||Darren Weir||Luke Nolen||13||55kg||100|
|8||45x342117x||SWORD OF LIGHT||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Ben Thompson (a)||11||55kg||84|
|9||4144441231||SULLIVAN BAY||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Cory Parish||7||55kg||90|
|10||x1122225x2||LYUBA||Darren Weir||Michael Dee||1||55kg||86|
|11||3204323631||FOREIGN AFFAIR||Henry Dwyer||Chris Symons||12||55kg||76|
|12||x548412128||DIVINE CHILLS||John Sadler||Luke Currie||2||55kg||78|
|13||211x350x17||WRITTEN ERA||Aaron Purcell||Dwayne Dunn||6||55kg||80|
2017 Cockram Stakes Nominations
The 2017 Cockram Stakes nominations will be released on the Monday before the race. The Cockram Stakes nominations will be below.
Past Winners & Results
Here you will find the winners and results for the Cockram Stakes since 2000.
|2017||1 Savanna Amour||2 Flying Jess||3 Written Era||1:11.1|
|2016||1 Ocean Embers||2 Thames Court||3 Telopea||1:12.2|
|2015||1 Madam Gangster||2 Hazard||3 Vezalay||1:11.1|
|2014||1 Gregers||2 A Time For Julia||3 Commanding Jewel||1:09.9|
|2013||1 Octavia||2 A Time For Julia||3 Oriental Ruby||1:11.2|
|2012||1 Lady Melksham||2 Le Societe||3 Glows||1:12.4|
|2011||1 Mid Summer Music||2 Parables||3 Anabaa’s Legacy||1:10.4|
|2010||1 Rhythm In Paris||2 Response||3 Lady Lynette||1:13.2|
|2009||1 Cats Whisker||2 Annesong||3 Flying Ruby||1:12.2|
|2008||1 Princess Gisella||2 Mimi Lebrock||3 Devil Moon||1:11.4|
|2007||1 Storm Signal||2 Universal Queen||3 Juste Momente||1:09.6|
|2006||1 Storm Alert||2 Sorenstam||3 Doubting||1:10.3|
|2005||1 Dea||2 Pretty Penny||3 Sarah Michelle||1:14.5|
|2004||1 Strikeline||2 Beautiful Gem||3 Rinky Dink||1:11.9|
|2003||1 Brief Embrace||2 Royal Sash||3 Ain’t Seen Nothin||1:11.9|
|2002||1 Pernod||2 Calming||3 Miss La La||1:09.6|
|2001||1 Libidinious||2 Poppett||3 Tickle My||1:13.2|
|2000||1 Tickle My||2 Piavonic||3 Monterosso||1:12.2|