- Date: October 8th, 2016
- Racecourse: Caulfield
- Race Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: 4YO+ Mares SWP
- Prize Money: $150,000
2016 Cape Grim Beef Stakes News
A standout performer over the 2014 autumn and winter racing carnivals, trainer Ciaron Maher is thrilled with the form of classy mare Srikandi, revealing she is on track for a racing return in the Group 3 Sportingbet Sprint Series Final (1200m) at Caulfield on October 11th.
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The 2016 Cape Grim Beef Stakes is the final event in the three race Sportingbet Sprint Series. Officially registered as the Northwood Plume Stakes, this race is referred to as the Cape Grim Beef Stakes due to a sponsorship agreement.
Raced over 1200m (like the rest of the series), the Cape Grim Beef Stakes is a set weights with penalties contest for mares aged four years and older. Because of the race conditions, you can usually expect the classier types to come out on top.
The Cape Grim Beef Stakes is worth $150,000, with a $50,000 bonus to the winner if they previously won one of the two heats.
Held on Caulfield Guineas Day, the Cape Grim Beef Stakes sits on an absolutely massive racing program. A total of ten black-type events are held on the day, which include the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, Group 1 Caulfield Stakes, Group 1 Thousand Guineas, Group 1 Toorak Handicap, Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes, Group 2 Schillaci Stakes, Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes, Listed Debutant Stakes and Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes.
The How Now Stakes and Cockram Stakes are two of the more popular lead up races to the Cape Grim Beef Stakes. The Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) held at Rosehill is another viable option.
After the Cape Grim Beef Stakes, the classier mares often progress onto fairly prestigious events such as the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes.
Originally, the Northwood Plume Stakes was named after the horses of the same name, who took out the Thousand Guineas in 1994. In 2013, the Cape Grim Beef Stakes was recognised with an upgrade to Group 3 status. The race, along with the other two events in the series, provides an important opportunity for mares to showcase their skills.
The Cape Grim Beef Stakes has gone by a few different labels prior to the current sponsorship, including the Carlton Draught Northwood Plume Stakes and the Le Tan Stakes.
Notable Cape Grim Beef Stakes winners include Crimson Reign (2005), Belong To Many (2008) and Serene Star (2012).
2016 Cape Grim Beef Stakes Field
The Cape Grim Beef Stakes field usually contains a fairly classy set of mares. Those horses which make it into the final Cape Grim Beef Stakes field usually have fairly decent black-type experience and can stand up against some of the better colts and geldings.
The 2016 Cape Grim Beef Stakes field is now published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||118x227x43||MISS GUNPOWDER||Phillip Stokes||Dom Tourneur||11||58kg||85|
|2||21x27024x1||SECRET AGENDA||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||10||57kg||100|
|3||234x11212x||SILENT SEDITION||Andrew Noblet||Craig Williams||6||57kg||85|
|4||1x34127x42||SHEIDEL||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||James McDonald||9||56kg||102|
|5||16x24088x3||EXCLUSIVE LASS||Nigel Blackiston||Michael Walker||13||56kg||88|
|6||90x561324x||FORGERESS||Quinton Scott||Nicholas Hall||2||55kg||86|
|7||x518321504||A LOTTA LOVE||Sam Pritchard-Gordon||Craig Newitt||8||55kg||87|
|8||122225×602||MOSSIN’ AROUND||Grahame Begg||Hugh Bowman||3||55kg||76|
|9||312x3286x5||JALAN JALAN||Colin Little||Luke Nolen||4||55kg||78|
|10||1x321x11x2||RAVI||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||14||55kg||87|
|11||44×9583244||FRILL SEEKING||Matthew Smith||Damian Lane||1||55kg||80|
|12||0337×85341||NOT A HAPPY CAMPER||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Ben Melham||12||55kg||77|
|13||28416×1921||LAKE COMO (NZ)||Pat Hyland||Corey Brown||7||55kg||74|
|14||2x2422x111||AMERISTRALIA||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||5||55kg||70|
2016 Cape Grim Beef Stakes Nominations
The Cape Grim Beef Stakes nominations are usually a fairly inclusive list of the top mares currently in the midst of their racing campaign. Mares target the Cape Grim Beef Stakes nominations following decent runs earlier in the spring, and as a result there’s usually a bit of form for punters to look to.
The 2016 Cape Grim Beef Stakes nominations will be published here on Monday, October 5th.
Cape Grim Beef Stakes Results
Cape Grim Beef Stakes results and winning times since 2005 are listed below.
|2016||1 Sheidel||2 Silent Sedition||3 A Lotta Love||1:09.04|
|2015||1 Politeness||2 Wawall||3 Bring Me The Maid||1:09.74|
|2014||1 Griante||2 Girl Guide||3 Shamal Wind||1:09.98|
|2013||1 Aerobatics||2 Assertive Eagle||3 Counted||1:10.4|
|2012||1 Serene Star||2 Koonoomoo||3 Miss Marx||1:09.7|
|2011||1 Hinemoa||2 Celts||3 Lady Mahler||1:09.8|
|2010||1 Avenue||2 Red Flair||3 Dorf Command||1:09.2|
|2009||1 Our Lona||2 Tootsie||3 Velocitea||1:09.4|
|2008||1 Belong To Many||2 Bel Mer||3 Hanna Rossa||1.10.7|
|2007||1 Storm Signal||2 Soleil||3 Paris Zero||1:10.5|
|2006||1 Personal Ensign||2 Pasikatera||3 Storm Signal||1:09.9|
|2005||1 Crimson Reign||2 Aqua D’amore||3 Unabated||1:10.7|