Schillaci Stakes

  • Date: Saturday October 8, 2016
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 1000m
  • Conditions: Open Weight-For-Age
  • Prize Money: $400,000

2016 Schillaci Stakes News

Spring G1 sprints on the agenda for Missrock

Spring G1 sprints on the agenda for Missrock

Rising four year mare Missrock will be targeting the Group 1 sprints during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival which will include the Manikato Stakes and the Darley Classic.

Missrock, above, will kick off her 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival in the Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

Missrock showed that she was up to …

The 2016 Schillaci Stakes is a Group 2 event run towards the beginning of October in Melbourne during their famous Spring Racing Carnival. It is a weight-for-age contest run over the lightning quick trip of 1000m making it one of the most popular events on the racing calendar.

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From 1970 right through until the turn of the century it was known as the Chirnside Stakes but in 2000 the decision was made to honour the excellent performing sprinter Schillaci and thus the Schillaci Stakes were born.

The race is held on day one of the three day Caulfield spring carnival and is run in the company of big Group 1 events like the Caulfield Guineas, Toorak Handicap, Thousand Guineas and the Caulfield Stakes.

Some of the top runners may come to this race from the Group 1 Manikato Stakes and many could even be first up for the season.

From here the option is most likely the Group 1 Darley Classic or an equally prestigious event.

There’s no hiding on a 1000m assignment and only the fastest and the best horses ever win the Schillaci Stakes.

Black Caviar won this race in 2010 and then went on to claim the Patinack Farm double.

Miss Andretti earned the same achievement with her performance in 2006.

Street Ruffian gained a rare double of this event when claiming the 1990 and 1991 titles while Falvelon won in 2000 and then placed in the next two events.

The race has been completed in under a minute every year since 1992 and the fastest time belongs to Lucky Secret in 2009.

2016 Schillaci Stakes Field

The Schillaci Stakes field tends to draw fairly handy weight for agers who can really pump out a 1000m sprint. Those horses which end up in the final Schillaci Stakes field are usually accomplished sprinters who usually race around that distance.

The 2016 Schillaci Stakes field is published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 2617x1100x FLAMBERGE Darren Weir Damian Lane 4 58.5kg 114
2 2111x4160x TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damien Oliver 2 58.5kg 114
3 1x35313x60 JAPONISME Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 12 58.5kg 109
4 1x0x4388x4 HUCKLEBUCK Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 1 58.5kg 109
5 11x242156x FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale Hugh Bowman 7 58.5kg 108
6 13x73525x4 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 3 58.5kg 106
7 211x11619x MALAGUERRA Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 9 58.5kg 109
8 61x3x015x2 FURNACES John O’Shea James McDonald 5 58.5kg 95
9 x476x12138 THE MONSTAR Brett Cavanough Brad Rawiller 11 58.5kg 97
10 2115x17x35 O’MALLEY Enver Jusufovic Craig Newitt 6 58.5kg 84
11 156×1211 OCEAN EMBERS Shea Eden Dwayne Dunn 10 56.5kg 95
12 31x256x12 STAR TURN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Craig Williams 8 53kg 92

2016 Schillaci Stakes Nominations

The Schillaci Stakes nominations attract a range of horses, particularly from the local stables. It’s not unusual to see quite a few top talents in the Schillaci Stakes field, particularly as there are no Group 1 events held under a mile on the same weekend.

The 2016 Schillaci Stakes nominations will be published here on Monday, October 5th.

Schillaci Stakes Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Star Turn 2 Malaguerra 3 Fell Swoop 1:02.8
2015 1 Alpha Miss 2 Cashed 3 Lankan Rupee 1:03.5
2014 1 Rubick 2 Platelet 3 Overreach 0:56.7
2013 1 Unpretentious 2 Pago Rock 3 Kuroshio 0:57.7
2012 1 Buffering 2 Golden Archer 3 Stirling Grove 0:56.6
2011 1 Black Caviar 2 Karuta 3 Stirling Grove 0:56.7
2010 1 Black Caviar 2 Winter King 3 General Truce 0:56.6
2009 1 Lucky Secret 2 Apache Cat 3 Wanted 0:55.9
2008 1 Wilander 2 Lucky Secret 3 Gamble Me 0:58.0
2007 1 Gold Edition 2 Royal Asscher 3 Let Go Thommo 0:57.3
2006 1 Miss Andretti 2 Green Birdie 3 Nediyms Glow 0:57.2
2005 1 Segments 2 Danerich 3 Miss Mooney Mooney 0:57.6
2004 1 Patpong 2 Alizes 3 Regimental Gal 0:58.2
2003 1 Halibery 2 Dantana 3 Spinning Hill 0:56.7
2002 1 Spinning Hill 2 Falvelon 3 Mistegic 0:57.1
2001 1 Mistegic 2 Windigo 3 Falvelon 0:57.6
2000 1 Falvelon 2 Mannington 3 Super Elegant 0:58.0