Peter Young Stakes (St George Stakes)

  • Date: Saturday February 27, 2016
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 1800m
  • Conditions: Open, Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Peter Young Stakes (St George Stakes) News

Mourinho on the Comeback Trail

Mourinho on the Comeback Trail

Mourinho’s racing career appeared in doubt when he suffered a near fore tendon injury in early autumn, but trainer Peter Gelagotis has revealed the Group 1 winner is taking particularly well to his recovery and may even make a competitive appearance in spring.

Group 1 winner Mourinho has taken well to his recovery from a …

The St George Stakes, now called the Peter Young Stakes, is a Group 2 contest run at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne annually during February. It is part of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival and is run under weight for age conditions.

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The St George Stakes are run across a trip of 1800m with a handy $200,000 in prize money up for grabs.

The race has plenty of importance in its own right and it also plays a crucial role in the lead up to one of the carnivals major events. The Group 1 Australian Cup is held just a couple of weeks after the St George Stakes making it a perfect springboard for a horse on its way t the top level.

Given that horses will go to Group 1 level from the St George Stakes gives it an extra level of prestige, helping it again is the fact horses may come from Group 1 level as well.

The CF Orr Stakes over 1400m is often used as a first up run for horses to find their legs before tackling the St George Stakes.

Elvstroem managed to complete the CF Orr / St George double back in 2005.

Joining that champion on the winners list are plenty of other highly credentialed runners.

Vo Rogue won back in 1988, making it a double the very next year.

It’s an effort that was repeated by Durbridge in 1994 / 1995 and then again by Northerly in 2002 and 2003.

Istidaad also won it twice albeit with a year in between the two victories (1997, 1999)

Other horses well worth a mention include Let’s Elope in 1992 and Dane Ripper which beat Might And Power home in 1998.

More recent winners of the St George Stakes include Theseo in 2009 and Heart Of Dreams in 2011.

2016 Peter Young Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 120x1266x0 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott Nicholas Hall 13 59kg 116
2 x6050208x0 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Ms Jamie Kah 2 59kg 111
3 10x1610x70 MOURINHO Peter Gelagotis Craig Newitt 12 59kg 112
4 16x7x9230x OUR IVANHOWE (GER) Lee & Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 1 59kg 112
5 x5383482x0 MESSENE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James Winks 3 59kg 105
6 260x900x2x LIDARI (FR) Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 7 59kg 103
7 6x5067101x ALMOONQITH (USA) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 10 59kg 107
8 1x6x6x20x0 BOW CREEK (IRE) John O’Shea Damien Oliver 9 59kg 109
9 x8x52415x2 HE OR SHE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 4 59kg 96
10 34x30721x0 AWESOME ROCK Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 14 59kg 96
11 0x4098035x DON DOREMO (NZ) Robbie Laing Ms Michelle Payne 8 59kg 90
12 2x620027x0 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Craig Williams 11 57kg 108
13 412x9102x9 FENWAY Lee & Shannon Hope Mark Zahra 5 57kg 106
14 13x300x93x DO YOU REMEMBER (SAF) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 6 57kg 95

2016 Peter Young Stakes Nominations

St George Stakes Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2016 1 Bow Creek 2 Fenway 3 Mourinho 1:48.6
2015 1 Mourinho 2 Happy Trails 3 Akzar 1:48.0
2014 1 Fiorente 2 Mourayan 3 Star Rolling 1:50.0
2013 1 Foreteller 2 Mr Moet 3 Budriguez 1:50.1
2012 1 Lucas Cranach 2 Illo 3 Manighar 1:48.8
2011 1 Heart Of Dreams 2 Precedence 3 Spacecraft 1:48.8
2010 1 La Rocket 2 Heart Of Dreams 3 Miss Maren 1:49.0
2009 1 Theseo 2 Baughurst 3 Zarita 1:47.8
2008 1 Princess Coup 2 Sirmione 3 Douro Valley 1:51.0
2007 1 Pompeii Ruler 2 Marasco 3 Aqua D’Amore 1:49.2
2006 1 Our Smoking Joe 2 Lad Of The Manor 3 Vroom Vroom 1:50.2
2005 1 Elvstroem 2 Makybe Diva 3 Casual Pass 1:49.5
2004 1 Lonhro 2 Sound Journey 3 Mummify 1:50.9
2003 1 Northerly 2 Fields Of Omagh 3 Mr Casanova 1:51.8
2002 1 Northerly 2 Old Comrade 3 Piper Star 1:49.2
2001 1 Cent Home 2 Giovana 3 Kaapstad Way 1:47.1
2000 1 Royal Voyage 2 Oliver Twist 3 Arena 1:49.1