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Black Caviar Lightning Stakes

The 2018 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes is a Group 1 race that is held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne in February each year. Run under weight-for-age conditions, the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes is worth prize money of $750,000. The race is run over a sprinter’s distance of 1,000 metres.

The race was changed from just the Lightning Stakes to the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes in late 2012 to honour champion mare Black Caviar’s unbeaten race record and her two prior victories in the race. She then won again in 2013.

The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes is the first leg of the three-leg Autumn Sprint Series that takes place in Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. The second is the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate, while the final leg is the Group 1 Newmarket handicap, which is Australia’s premier sprint race. Horses that run in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes are also likely to run in races such as the Group 1 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley Racecourse on the second Saturday in February.

The first Lightning Stakes was run in 1955 when it was won by a horse named Gay Vista. The race began as a five furlong race but was changed to 1,000 metres in 1973 to coincide with the introduction of the metric system. The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes first began as a Principal race, but changed to a Group 2 in 1980. The Lightning Stakes was given its Group 1 status in 1987 and has remained as this ever since.

The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes has been won by a variety of champion horses since Gay Vista won the first race. This includes Todman (1960), Sky High (1961,62), Wenona Girl (1963,64), Storm Queen (1967), Placid Ark (1987), Redelva (1990), Shaftesbury Avenue (1991), Mahogany (1995, 97), Testa Rossa (2000), Choisir (2003), Fastnet Rock (2005), Takeover Target (2006), Apache Cat (2008) and Black Caviar (2011, 2012, 2013).

2018 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Field

The 2018 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes field will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 2211x1111x REDZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 9 58.5kg 116
2 20x100x02x TERRAVISTA Joseph Pride Mark Zahra 4 58.5kg 113
3 1196x1401x HEY DOC Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 3 58.5kg 113
4 1x105x100x REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 7 58.5kg 111
5 011x43765x ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Michael Dee 1 58.5kg 106
6 3394x2531x BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Craig Williams 2 58.5kg 105
7 13x930x15x SUPIDO Michael Kent Beau Mertens 10 58.5kg 103
8 2x1449729x MISSROCK Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 6 56.5kg 104
9 1423x5112x SUPER TOO Marc Conners Stephen Baster 5 56.5kg 95
10 302x11013x FORMALITY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 8 53.5kg 102

2018 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Nominations

The 2018 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes nominations will be provided below.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 3394x2531x BALL OF MUSCLE G 7 Joseph Pride 105
2 110x21330x CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 102
3 302x11013x FORMALITY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 102
4 1196x1401x HEY DOC G 4 Tony McEvoy 113
5 3112x4F54x LIMESTONE F 3 Darren Weir 80
6 2x1449729x MISSROCK M 4 Robbie Laing 104
7 1x105x100x REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 111
8 2211x1111x REDZEL G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 116
9 011x43765x ROCK MAGIC G 8 Chris Gangemi 106
10 1460x4359x SHEIDEL M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 109
11 1423x5112x SUPER TOO M 4 Marc Conners 95
12 13x930x15x SUPIDO H 6 Michael Kent 103
13 20x100x02x TERRAVISTA G 8 Joseph Pride 113

Past Winners & Results

Below you will find a list of winners and results of the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes since the year 2000.

 

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 Redkirk Warrior 2 Redzel 3 Missrock 0:56.33
2017 1 Terravista 2 Spieth 3 Star Turn 0:57.02
2016 1 Chautauqua 2 Terravista 3 Japonisme 0:57.02
2015 1 Lankan Rupee 2 Brazen Beau 3 Deep Field 0:56.29
2014 1 Snitzerland 2 Shamexpress 3 Samaready 0:57.16
2013 1 Black Caviar 2 Moment Of Change 3 Golden Archer 0:55.42
2012 1 Black Caviar 2 Hay List 3 Buffering 0:55.5
2011 1 Black Caviar 2 Hay List 3 Warm Love 0:57.2
2010 1 Nicconi 2 Wanted 3 Shellscrape 0:57.1
2009 1 Scenic Blast 2 Typhoon Zed 3 Grand Duels 0:56.9
2008 1 Apache Cat 2 Swick 3 Stanzout 0:57.3
2007 1 Miss Andretti 2 Magnus 3 Ticklish 0:57.2
2006 1 Takeover Target 2 Gods Own 3 Cape Of Good Hope 0:56.8
2005 1 Fastnet Rock 2 Alinghi 3 Cape Of Good Hope 0:57.3
2004 1 Regimental Gal 2 Our Egyptian Raine 3 Mistegic 0:57.0
2003 1 Choisir 2 Spinning Hill 3 Azevedo 0:56.9
2002 1 Spinning Hill 2 Mistegic 3 Chong Tong 0:57.1
2001 1 Sports 2 Black Bean 3 Easy Rocking 0:57.0
2000 1 Testa Rossa 2 Falvelon 3 Magic Music 0:56.0

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