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Rubiton Stakes

The 2018 Rubiton Stakes is a Group 2 contest raced each year at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse as part of their highly successful Melbourne Autumn racing carnival.

The race is scheduled for February when horse racing really starts to fire up on a national scale again in the new year. The Rubiton Stakes is an 1100m race with prize money worth $175,000 to the winners.

The Rubiton Stakes are now run on CF Orr Stakes Day, a move which took place in 2010 in an attempt by the Melbourne racing Club to further increase the spectacle of that meeting. The contest also used to be a weight for age event before its shift to set weight and penalties.

Many horses in this race may be first up for their campaigns using the Rubiton as a spring board for ambitions later on in the carnival.

Some of the big events they can move on to include the Group 1 lightning Stakes at Flemington or the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield.

Even the Group 1 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley in March could be an option for a top end horse capable of handling weight for age conditions at that level.

There’s no doubt who the Rubiton Stakes belongs to though when you look through the winners list.

Super Elegant won this race back to back  from 2003 to 2005.

Schillaci couldn’t quite do the same, instead winning it in 1995 before returning for a win in 1997.

It was a similar story more recently as well when Here De Angels won in 2008 and then again in 2010.

2018 Rubiton Stakes Field & Barriers

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 34111x411x RICH CHARM Udyta Clarke Patrick Moloney 1 57.5kg 103
2 3x180x188x SUPER CASH Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 2 56.5kg 107
3 x98x4408x4 FLAMBERGE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 3 56kg 110
4 34423x654x HELLBENT Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 4 56kg 105
5 516111250x CANNYESCENT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 5 56kg 96
6 111x101x MERCHANT NAVY Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 6 55.5kg 108
7 24x21x2 PREZADO Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 7 53kg 78
8 11x ARDROSSAN Mick Price Michael Dee 8 53kg 71

2018 Rubiton Stakes Nominations

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 21214x550x SILENT SEDITION M 5 Andrew Noblet 1 56.5kg 110
2 111x101x MERCHANT NAVY C 3 Aaron Purcell 2 55.5kg 108
3 3x180x188x SUPER CASH M 5 Andrew Noblet 3 56.5kg 107
4 34111x411x RICH CHARM G 5 Udyta Clarke 4 57.5kg 103
5 12x2316x BOOKER F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 5 52.5kg 90
6 x415x66x16 LORD OF THE SKY H 7 Robbie Laing 6 57kg 106
7 x98x4408x4 FLAMBERGE G 8 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 7 56kg 110
8 42x326x927 DOTHRAKI G 7 Peter & Paul Snowden 8 56kg 104
9 34423x654x HELLBENT H 5 Darren Weir 9 56kg 105
10 516111250x CANNYESCENT G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 10 56kg 96
11 24x21x2 PREZADO G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 11 53kg 78
12 11x ARDROSSAN C 3 Mick Price 12 53kg 71

The 2018 Rubiton Stakes nominations are provided here.

Rubiton Stakes Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Rubiton Stakes since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 Super Cash 2 I Am A Star 3 Chautauqua 1:02.5
2016 1 Heatherly 2 Politeness 3 Just A Bullet 1:02.2
2015 1 Chautauqua 2 Flamberge 3 Atmospherical 1:02.3
2014 1 Lankan Rupee 2 Iconic 3 First Command 1:02.5
2013 1 Adebisi 2 Rescue Mission 3 Big Buddie 1:03.4
2012 1 Eagle Falls 2 First Command 3 Hot Spin 1:03.8
2011 1 Catapulted 2 Avenue 3 Solar Charged 1:02.2
2010 1 Here De Angels 2 Lucky Secret 3 Rostova 1:01.7
2009 1 Mind Your Head 2 =2 Happy Glen 3 =2 Lucky Secret 1:03.4
2008 1 Here De Angels 2 Let Go Thommo 3 Raid The Royals 1:03.8
2007 1 Dance The Waves 2 Barabba Road 3 Message Bank 1:02.9
2006 1 Bomber Bill 2 Whats The Mail 3 Live In Vain 0:56.6
2005 1 Super Elegant 2 Truly Wicked 3 Sensational Spot 1:03.4
2004 1 Super Elegant 2 Ruben 3 Step Ahead 1:02.3
2003 1 Super Elegant 2 Azevedo 3 Sir Chuckle 1:02.9
2002 1 Intelligent Star 2 Bomber Bill 3 Sudurka 1:01.9
2001 1 Appoint 2 Bomber Bill 3 Cullen 1:02.4
2000 1 Miss Pennymoney 2 St Chrisoph 3 Paint 1:02.4

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