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The 2017 Salinger Stakes, registered as the Linlithgow Stakes, is a Group 2 event run every year at Flemington Racecourse during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Held in late October, the Salinger Stakes are right in the midst of Australia’s most exciting period of horse racing and when all the bets horses are on show.

The Salinger Stakes is worth [cf “prize_money”] and contested over a 1200m sprint. Being on the Flemington circuit means the sprint is down the main straight making it one of the most looked forward to racing spectacles.

Also known as the Linlithgow Stakes, the event has also been run as The Age Classic in previous years. It also used to be run under weight-for-age conditions before the change in 2007 which coincided with the date change.

The Salinger Stakes is traditionally run on the Derby Day card which is day one of the four day Melbourne Cup Carnival.

There are four Group 1 events on the program including the Victoria Derby, Myer Classic, Mackinnon Stakes and the Coolmore Stud Stakes. Other black-type events held on the day are the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes and three Group 3 events, the Carbine Club Stakes, Lexus Stakes and Chatham Stakes.

The Salinger Stakes always has a quality field of horses on hand and the pace is always very quick.

Lead up events can often include races like the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint or the Group 1 Moir Stakes.

Being on a straight track there is no room to hide over the 1200m and only the toughest horses can keep the pace up to the line.

Because of this the list of Salinger Stakes winners is quite impressive and features some of the best race horses Australia has ever produced.

Planet Ruler won back to back races in 1989 and 1990, something no horse has managed to do since.

The time of 1:07.1 set by Rubitano in the 2002 event is the quickest winning time registered in the Salinger Stakes.

One of the best ever Takeover Target won in 2004 with Glamour Puss winning in 2005 and then going on to claim the Group 1 Darley Classic as well.

More recently Hot Danish won in 2008 with Whitefriars taking out the 2010 event.

2017 Salinger Stakes Field

The Salinger Stakes field attracts sprinters from around Australia. While the majority of horses that enter the Salinger Stakes field usually race out of Melbourne stables, you’ll often see a few runners come from Sydney and even Brisbane barns.

The 2017 Salinger Stakes field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 12x50020x2 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 10 58kg 105
2 478×045512 KEEN ARRAY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 11 58kg 105
3 8×03122344 THE MONSTAR Brett Cavanough Jamie Mott 2 57.5kg 104
4 3181368×00 DERRYN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Blake Shinn 13 57kg 103
5 743x1024x7 FIRST AMONG EQUALS Darren Weir Damian Lane 3 56kg 101
6 x758x29211 LOPE DE CAPIO Wayne Francis & Glen Kent Ms Jamie Kah 5 55kg 99
7 9242×14497 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Hugh Bowman 15 55kg 103
8 57×3211114 BONS AWAY Aaron Purcell Ms Linda Meech 6 54.5kg 98
9 451x493x13 RAVI Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 1 54.5kg 102
10 x2125x6437 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 8 54kg 97
11 3x34111x41 RICH CHARM Udyta Clarke Patrick Moloney 7 54kg 97
12 5956344×20 SOLD FOR SONG Kevin Kemp James Orman 4 53kg 98
13 x3815x80x8 LE CORDON BLEU Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 14 53kg 95
14 10x4810x95 SWEET SHERRY Brent Stanley Noel Callow 9 53kg 95
15 123x115x MAN FROM UNCLE Anthony & Edward Cummings Regan Bayliss 12 53kg 90

2017 Salinger Stakes Nominations

The Salinger Stakes nominations are usually released on the Monday prior to the race. Getting a look at the Salinger Stakes nominations early on can give a punter a fairly hefty advantage at the bookmaker. The usual type to enter the Salinger Stakes nominations is a horse that’s had a few successful starts over similar distances, or even up to 1400m during the spring carnival.

The 2017 Salinger Stakes nominations will be published below.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 9x146x00x9 THE QUARTERBACK G 7 Robbie Griffiths 1 59kg 107
2 478×045512 KEEN ARRAY G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 2 58kg 105
3 12x50020x2 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD G 6 Peter Gelagotis 3 58kg 105
4 8×03122344 THE MONSTAR G 7 Brett Cavanough 4 57.5kg 104
5 9242×14497 MISSROCK M 4 Robbie Laing 5 55kg 103
6 3181368×00 DERRYN H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 6 57kg 103
7 731x1x7119 SAVANNA AMOUR M 4 Chris Meagher 7 54.5kg 102
8 451x493x13 RAVI M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 8 54.5kg 102
9 x720040x63 FAATINAH G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 9 56kg 101
10 743x1024x7 FIRST AMONG EQUALS G 6 Darren Weir 10 56kg 101
11 x758x29211 LOPE DE CAPIO G 5 Wayne Francis & Glen Kent 11 55kg 99
12 57×3211114 BONS AWAY G 4 Aaron Purcell 12 54.5kg 98
13 5956344×20 SOLD FOR SONG M 5 Kevin Kemp 13 53kg 98
14 101350×772 ZESTFUL M 6 Kris Lees 14 53kg 98
15 x1069611x8 CALANDA G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 15 54kg 97
16 3x34111x41 RICH CHARM G 5 Udyta Clarke 16 54kg 97
17 x2125x6437 MALIBU STYLE G 6 Neville Parnham 17 54kg 97
18 10x4810x95 SWEET SHERRY M 4 Brent Stanley 18 53kg 95
19 x3815x80x8 LE CORDON BLEU G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 19 53kg 95
20 7x2504x527 EL DIVINO H 4 Darren Weir 20 53kg 91
21 123x115x MAN FROM UNCLE G 4 Anthony & Edward Cummings 21 53kg 90
22 1111x11x25 DESERT LASHES M 4 Shayne Cahill 22 53kg 87
23 x3380x5387 LAND OF PLENTY H 4 Grahame Begg 23 53kg 80

Salinger Stakes Results

Salinger Stakes winners, place getters and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2015 1 Eclair Choice 2 Hot Snitzel 3 Dothraki 1:09.34
2014 1 Deep Field 2 Driefontein 3 In Cahoots 1:11.05
2013 1 Fontelina 2 Spirit Of Boom 3 Rarefied 1:09.01
2012 1 Fontelina 2 Spirit Of Boom 3 Tiger Tees 1:08.8
2011 1 Sister Madly 2 Rarefied 3 Temple of Boom 1:10.4
2010 1 Whitefriars 2 Beaded 3 Chasm 1:11.1
2009 1 Eagle Falls 2 Turffontein 3 Absolutelyfabulous 1:08.9
2008 1 Hot Danish 2 Fighting Fund 3 Sunburnt Land 1:10.1
2007 1 Swick 2 Great is Great 3 Typhoon Zed 1:08.9
2006 1 Dance Hero 2 Shadoways 3 Miss Andretti 1:08.6
2005 1 Glamour Puss 2 Barely A Moment 3 Cape Of Good Hope 1:08.9
2004 1 Takeover Target 2 Recurring 3 St Basil 1:08.2
2003 1 Ancient Song 2 Into The Night 3 Blessum 1:11.0
2002 1 Rubitano 2 Intelligent Star 3 Cosmic Strike 1:07.1
2001 1 Sudurka 2 Hire 3 Camena 1:08.4
2000 1 Easy Rocking 2 Umrum 3 Tilt The Scales 1:10.0

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