Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

  • Date: Saturday 24 September, 2016
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 1,400m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2016 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes News

Rebel Dane tuned up for Hong Kong Sprint

Rebel Dane tuned up for Hong Kong Sprint

Trainer Gary Portelli is giving his classy sprinter Rebel Dane a great chance of winning the Group 1 HK$18.5m Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on December 11.

Rebel Dane will head to Hong Kong after winning the Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley, above. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Rebel Dane was invited …

The 2016 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.

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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).

2016 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 2016 Rupert Clarke Stakes field will be released on Wednesday September 23 and will be published here shortly after.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 264x321x24 UNDER THE LOUVRE Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 14 58kg 110
2 31114181×0 XTRAVAGANT (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Damien Oliver 6 56.5kg 107
3 1413111x9x RANGIPO Tony Pike Damian Lane 15 55.5kg 105
4 x048346230 FAST ’N’ ROCKING David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Stephen Baster 2 55kg 104
5 1×96210089 CHARMED HARMONY John Sadler Ms Katelyn Mallyon 9 54.5kg 103
6 13x35217x2 COUNTERATTACK Chris Waller Craig Williams 7 54kg 102
7 13×1212311 VOODOO LAD Darren Weir Chris Parnham 10 54kg 102
8 0x3600x114 TYCOON TARA Peter & Paul Snowden 8 53.5kg 105
9 1108x461x2 TIVACI Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 3 52kg 97
10 113x1470x0 BADAWIYA Mick Price Craig Newitt 13 52kg 96
11 119x960x31 BON AURUM Ciaron Maher Kerrin McEvoy 5 52kg 95
12 353x110x22 THAMES COURT David Brideoake Corey Brown 1 52kg 95
13 4442122138 TELOPEA (GB) Darren Weir Michael Dee (a) 11 52kg 90
14 026610×842 WELL SPRUNG Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor Chris Symons 12 52kg 89
15 4683212134 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Darren Gauci 16 52kg 87
16 61×0404122 MR INDIVIDUAL Leon & Troy Corstens Regan Bayliss (a) 4 52kg 79

2016 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.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 264x321x24 UNDER THE LOUVRE H 6 Robert Smerdon 1 58kg 110
2 31114181×0 XTRAVAGANT (NZ) H 4 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards 2 56.5kg 107
3 1413111x9x RANGIPO G 4 Tony Pike 3 55.5kg 105
4 0x3600x114 TYCOON TARA M 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 4 53.5kg 105
5 x048346230 FAST ’N’ ROCKING G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 5 55kg 104
6 1×96210089 CHARMED HARMONY G 7 John Sadler 6 54.5kg 103
7 13x35217x2 COUNTERATTACK H 4 Chris Waller 7 54kg 102
8 13×1212311 VOODOO LAD G 5 Darren Weir 8 54kg 102
9 112x083x21 KEEN ARRAY G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 9 52.5kg 99
10 1108x461x2 TIVACI H 4 Michael Moroney 10 52kg 97
11 113x1470x0 BADAWIYA M 4 Mick Price 11 52kg 96
12 119x960x31 BON AURUM H 4 Ciaron Maher 12 52kg 95
13 353x110x22 THAMES COURT M 4 David Brideoake 13 52kg 95
14 4442122138 TELOPEA (GB) M 6 Darren Weir 14 52kg 90
15 026610×842 WELL SPRUNG H 4 Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor 15 52kg 89
16 4683212134 JUNGLE EDGE G 6 Mick Bell 16 52kg 87
17 61×0404122 MR INDIVIDUAL H 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 17 52kg 79

 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
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
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