Black Caviar Lightning Stakes

  • Date: Saturday February 20, 2016
  • Racecourse: Flemington
  • Race Distance: 1,000m
  • Conditions: Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $750,000

2016 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes News

Cocoa Doll A Chance in Lightning Stakes

Cocoa Doll A Chance in Lightning Stakes

Trainer Phillip Stokes is confident that three-year-old Cocoa Doll was be right in the finish of the Lightning Stakes (1050m), should the talented filly receive luck in running at Morphettville Racecourse on Saturday.

Trainer Phillip Stokes is pleased with Cocoa Doll ahead of Saturday’s Lightning Stakes at Morphettville. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Cocoa Doll has returned …

The 2016 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.

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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).

2016 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Field

The 2016 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes field will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1213x1112x CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 2 58.5kg 115
2 1x330x173x TERRAVISTA Joseph Pride Damien Oliver 6 58.5kg 112
3 7139x6241x DELECTATION Chris Waller Craig Williams 7 58.5kg 112
4 540x25x20x VA PENSIERO Jason Coyle 4 58.5kg 100
5 x110x1114x EXOSPHERE John O’Shea James McDonald 1 55.5kg 108
6 5x1111431x JAPONISME Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 5 55.5kg 106
7 21x16x KINGLIKE Peter G Moody Damian Lane 3 55.5kg 86

2016 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Nominations

The 2016 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes nominations will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 1213x1112x CHAUTAUQUA G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 1 58.5kg 115
2 1x330x173x TERRAVISTA G 6 Joseph Pride 2 58.5kg 112
3 7139x6241x DELECTATION G 4 Chris Waller 3 58.5kg 112
4 x110x1114x EXOSPHERE C 3 John O’Shea 4 55.5kg 108
5 x221x3223x BALL OF MUSCLE G 5 Joseph Pride 5 58.5kg 106
6 5x1111431x JAPONISME G 3 Chris Waller 6 55.5kg 106
7 215x5311x6 ECLAIR CHOICE G 4 Phillip Stokes 7 58.5kg 105
8 135x7948x1 HEADWATER C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 8 55.5kg 96
9 40x112112x KEEN ARRAY G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 9 55.5kg 94
10 447x1513x3 COUNTERATTACK C 3 Chris Waller 10 55.5kg 90
11 21x16x KINGLIKE C 3 Peter G Moody 11 55.5kg 86
12 540x25x20x VA PENSIERO H 5 Jason Coyle 12 58.5kg 100
13 538x13641x VEZALAY M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 13 56.5kg 95
14 3x685382x4 SWEET EMILY M 5 Phil Sweeney 14 56.5kg 81
15 8x152x1 BROCKHOFF C 3 Ciaron Maher 15 55.5kg 73

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
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