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Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

The 2018 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is a Group 1 race that is held each year at Caulfield Racecourse in September. Part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes  is a 1,400 metre race that is worth $500,000 in prize money. The race is run under open handicap conditions.

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is often used as a guide to the performance of horses over a mile later in the spring carnival. Races such as the Group 1 Longines Mile and the Group 2 Crystal Mile are avenues horses often take if they perform well in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes. The talented Testa Rossa achieved the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and Emirates Stakes, now the Longines Mile, double in 2000.

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes shares a race day with three other black type events. These are the Group 1 Underwood Stakes, Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude and the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude.

The first running of the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes took place in 1951 when it was won by a horse named Jovial Lad. Throughout the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes’ history, many horses have won the race more than once, including St. Joel (1953 &1956), Anonyme (1961-62), Tauto (1970-71) and Testa Rossa (1999-2000). The fastest Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winning time was posted by Exceed And Excel, who passed the post in a time of 1 minute and 21.2 seconds. St Jude (1991) won the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes in the slowest time, completing the race in 1 minute and 27.4 seconds.

Other notable horses to have won the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes include Samson (1963), Manikato (1978), Encosta De Lago (1996), Turffontein (2008) and Response (2010).

2018 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes field is usually comprised of some very talented handicappers. With $400,000 on offer, a number of trainers seek to get some of their more talented runners into the Rupert Clarke Stakes field. The 2018 Rupert Clarke Stakes field will be released on Wednesday September 19 and will be published here shortly after.

2018 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Nominations

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes nominations usually attract a lengthy list of top quality handicappers with a strong spring campaign ahead of them. Because it’s an open handicap towards the end of September, the Rupert Clarke Stakes nominations tend to draw runners already well into their spring fitness.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 22106x111x JUNGLE CAT (IRE) H 7 Charlie Appleby 1 58kg 112
2 x1x1230x21 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) G 7 James Cummings 2 57kg 110
3 x23723x510 SHOWTIME H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 3 56.5kg 109
4 41x43215x1 INVINCIBELLA M 5 Chris Waller 4 53.5kg 107
5 x222415x55 OREGON’S DAY M 5 Mick Price 5 53kg 106
6 21x13121x1 OSBORNE BULLS G 5 James Cummings 6 55kg 106
7 1131271232 WIDGEE TURF G 5 Patrick Payne 7 54.5kg 105
8 2511131902 LITE’N IN MY VEINS G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 8 54.5kg 105
9 4x51311x21 LAND OF PLENTY H 5 Darren Weir 9 54kg 104
10 4270x0172x SOVEREIGN NATION G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 10 54kg 104
11 1223113x3x HELLOVA STREET G 8 Scott Brunton 11 54kg
12 0x28693x34 MR SNEAKY G 5 Anthony Freedman 12 53kg 102
13 111329×102 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR G 6 Tony McEvoy 13 53kg 102
14 821x0918x4 FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 14 53kg 102
15 x1720110x2 PEACEFUL STATE H 4 Darren Weir 15 52kg 100
16 7010033104 MISS GUNPOWDER M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 16 52kg 100
17 x533x98x06 DANON LIBERTY (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir 17 52kg 100
18 x127158x07 CLIFF’S EDGE H 4 Darren Weir 18 52kg 97
19 39x15233x6 HOLY SNOW H 4 Mick Price 19 52kg 97
20 70505x37x1 ELLICAZOOM M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 20 52kg 97
21 18×5812459 OZI CHOICE G 6 Darren Weir 21 52kg 97
22 118x1214x3 WAGING WAR G 5 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 22 52kg 92
23 0x41500x25 TULIP M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 23 52kg 91
24 5580×91013 AL PASSEM G 4 Ken Keys 24 52kg 85

 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Winners & Results

Below you will find a list of winners and results for the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes since 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2017 1 Santa Ana Lane 2 Mr Sneaky 3 So Si Bon 1:22.2
2016 1 Bon Aurum 2 Voodoo Lad 3 Fast ‘n’ Rocking 1:23.4
2015 1 Stratum Star 2 Disposition 3 Under The Louvre 1.22.09
2014 1 Trust In A Gust 2 Dissident 3 Bull Point 1:23.0
2013 1 Rebel Dane 2 Fontelina 3 Solzhenitsyn 1:23.9
2012 1 Moment Of Change 2 We’re Gonna Rock 3 Solzhenitsyn 1:22.1
2011 1 Toorak Toff 2 Pinnacles 3 Master Of Design 1:21.95
2010 1 Response 2 No Evidence Needed 3 Woorim 1:22.2
2009 1 Turffontein 2 Stickpin 3 Raffaello 1:25.3
2008 1 Orange County 2 Bon Hoffa 3 Turffontein 1:24.3
2007 1 Bon Hoffa 2 Niconero 3 Wonderful World 1:22.5
2006 1 Rewaaya 2 Miss Andretti 3 Undue 1.23.4
2005 1 Barely A Moment 2 Super Kid 3 Sky Cuddle 1.25.7
2004 1 Regal Roller 2 Our Egyptian Raine 3 Alinghi 1.24.2
2003 1 Exceed & Excel 2 Reactive 3 Titanic Jack 1.21.2
2002 1 Pernod 2 Bel Esprit 3 Royal Code 1.22.6
2001 1 Mr Murphy 2 Fubu 3 Umrum 1.23.5
2000 1 Testa Rossa 2 Camarena 3 Porto Roca 1.21.9

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