The 2017 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.
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.
2017 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 2017 Schillaci Stakes field is published below.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||69x3x34x20||LANKAN RUPEE||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||1||58.5kg||110|
|2||123x4011x4||ROCK MAGIC||Chris Gangemi||Jarrad Noske||7||58.5kg||107|
|3||5x63394x25||BALL OF MUSCLE||Joseph Pride||Glyn Schofield||10||58.5kg||104|
|4||0743x1024x||FIRST AMONG EQUALS||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||5||58.5kg||101|
|5||212x50020x||ILLUSTRIOUS LAD||Peter Gelagotis||Anthony Darmanin||4||58.5kg||103|
|6||3x34423x65||HELLBENT||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||8||58.5kg||105|
|7||0x3815x80x||LE CORDON BLEU||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||3||58.5kg||95|
|8||x112653x42||I THOUGHT SO||David Pfieffer||Ben Melham||9||58.5kg||82|
|9||52x1460x43||SHEIDEL||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Mark Zahra||11||56.5kg||110|
|11||6x143x180x||SUPER CASH||Andrew Noblet||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||2||56.5kg||103|
2017 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 2017 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.
|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|