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The 2017 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).

2017 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Field

The 2017 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes field will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 73x296x20x TERRAVISTA Joseph Pride Corey Brown 9 58.5kg 112
2 x1100x98x4 FLAMBERGE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 1 58.5kg 112
3 61539x146x THE QUARTERBACK Robbie Griffiths Matthew Allen 12 58.5kg 110
4 5217x2602x COUNTERATTACK Chris Waller Mark Zahra 6 58.5kg 102
5 5121x1212x ILLUSTRIOUS LAD Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 8 58.5kg 105
6 15x16225x7 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 11 58.5kg 101
7 7x0111x12x SPIETH (NZ) Bryce Heys Hugh Bowman 5 58.5kg 108
8 x1x11x113x SUPIDO Michael Kent Luke Nolen 10 58.5kg 100
9 720143x40x ORUJO Shawn Mathrick Noel Callow 13 58.5kg 85
10 31113x132x HEATHERLY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 3 56.5kg 107
11 2x123x11x FLYING ARTIE Mick Price Damien Oliver 4 55.5kg 110
12 x256x1213x STAR TURN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 2 55.5kg 107
13 9x1x66735x MISSROCK Robbie Laing Craig Williams 7 53.5kg 81

2017 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Nominations

The 2017 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes nominations will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 5217x2602x COUNTERATTACK H 4 Chris Waller 102
2 15x16225x7 FAATINAH G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 101
3 42156x323x FELL SWOOP G 5 Matthew Dale 109
4 x1100x98x4 FLAMBERGE G 7 Darren Weir 112
5 2x123x11x FLYING ARTIE C 3 Mick Price 110
6 31113x132x HEATHERLY M 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 107
7 5121x1212x ILLUSTRIOUS LAD G 5 Peter Gelagotis 105
8 1L0x55402x MISS PROMISCUITY M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 99
9 9x1x66735x MISSROCK F 3 Robbie Laing 81
10 720143x40x ORUJO G 5 Shawn Mathrick 85
11 27x421152x SHEIDEL M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 107
12 7x0111x12x SPIETH (NZ) H 4 Bryce Heys 108
13 x256x1213x STAR TURN C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 107
14 x1x11x113x SUPIDO H 5 Michael Kent 100
15 73x296x20x TERRAVISTA G 7 Joseph Pride
16 61539x146x THE QUARTERBACK G 6 Robbie Griffiths 110

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
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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