The 2016 Caulfield Classic, until 2014 known as the Norman Robinson Stakes, is a Group 3 race that takes place at Caulfield racecourse in October each year. Run over a distance of 2,000 metres, the Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic is run as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
The 2016 Ladbrokes Classic will be run on October 15th, 2016 at Caulfield Racecourse, VIC.
The race, which is open to three-year-olds only, is run under set-weight conditions and is worth $500,000 in prize money. There is an additional prize of $250,000 to any horse that can complete a double with either the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas or the Group 1 Thousand Guineas.
The Caulfield Classic was first run in 1978 when it was won by a horse named Society Beau. The race was originally run as a Listed race until it was given Group 3 status in 1998. The Caulfield Classic was run as a Group 2 from 2000-2004 until it was downgraded once again to a Group 3 in 2005. Throughout the years the Caulfield Classic has been known under many different names, including the Wallace Stakes, the Steeves Lumley Stakes, and until 2014 the Norman Robinson Stakes.
The Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic takes place on Caulfield Cup Day and shares its program with the Group 1 Caulfield Cup, Group 2 Caulfield Sprint, group 2 Tristarc Stakes, Group 3 David Jones Cup and Group 3 Moonga Stakes.
Notable winners of the Caulfield Classic include Attack (1979), Gold Deck (1984), Nothin’ Leica Dane (1995), Blackfriars (1999), Shamoline Warrior (2009), Retrieve (2010) and Sabrage (2011).
2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic Field
The 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic field is now published below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||1216×4542||SEABURGE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Kerrin McEvoy||1||57kg||95|
|2||2x105x9537||GOOD STANDING||James Cummings||Blake Shinn||4||57kg||83|
|3||11×330||THROSSELL||Ciaron Maher||Nicholas Hall||10||57kg||71|
|4||73×3751||WINE BUSH||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||9||57kg||72|
|5||6×51222||ROCKETEER||Mick Price||Brad Rawiller||2||57kg||69|
|6||21×114||INFERENCE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||6||57kg||72|
|7||113||HIGHLAD||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damien Oliver||14||57kg||73|
|8||2x21x625||KENT||John O’Shea||Craig Williams||13||57kg||68|
|9||427154||ODEON (NZ)||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Chris Symons||7||57kg||64|
|10||8×6316||WIMBORNE||Robbie Laing||Noel Callow||5||57kg||62|
|11||26×619||BEACH LIFE||Ciaron Maher||Luke Nolen||12||57kg||62|
|12||210||POSITIVE CARRY (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Zac Purton||11||57kg||62|
|13||90150||LARRIKIN||Brian McGrath||Tommy Berry||8||57kg||62|
|14||3213||WATERLOO SUNSET||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss (a)||3||55kg||67|
2016 Caulfield Classic First Acceptances
The 2016 Caulfield Classic first acceptances were released on Monday, 19 September. The 2015 Caulfield Classic first acceptances are expected to considerably reduce the likely number of runners. The 2016 Caulfield Classic first acceptances will be published here.
2016 Caulfield Classic Nominations
The 2016 Caulfield Classic nominations usually include nearly 200 talented horses. Keep an eye on the 2015 Caulfield Classic nominations as they pass through the declarations stages and the list is whittled down.
The 2015 Caulfield Classic nominations will be provided here.
Caulfield Classic Winners & Results
Below you will find a list of Caulfield Classic winners and results since the year 2000.
|2016||1 Good Standing||2 Rocketeer||3 Inference||2:04.3|
|2015||1 Sacred Eye||2 Lizard Island||3 Etymology||2:03.2|
|2014||1 Fontein Ruby||2 Crafty||3 Firehouse Rock||2:03.8|
|2013||1 Polanski||2 San Diego||3 Epic Saga||2:02.5|
|2012||1 Hvasstan||2 Honorius||3 Electric Fusion||2:03.82|
|2011||1 Sabrage||2 Sangster||3 Niagara||2:03.0|
|2010||1 Retrieve||2 Almindoro||3 Digital Fortress||2:08.3|
|2009||1 Shamoline Warrior||2 Onemorenomore||3 Gathering||2:03.9|
|2008||1 Pre Eminence||2 Miss Scarlatti||3 Paddy O’Reilly||2.04.3|
|2007||1 Pillar Of Hercules||2 Down Under Boy||3 Villian||2:04.5|
|2006||1 Get Square||2 Ulfah||3 Sir Lago||2:03.6|
|2005||1 Pendragon||2 Headturner||3 Replicator||2:03.5|
|2004||1 Cedar Manor||2 Court Ricardo||3 King Durham||2:04.5|
|2003||1 Casual Pass||2 Our Court||3 Face Value||2:04.5|
|2002||1 Platinum Scissors||2 Hydrometer||3 Aint Here||2:02.3|
|2001||1 Amalfi||2 Grey Song||3 Tully Zeal||2:05.3|
|2000||1 Royale Exit||2 Hit The Roof||3 Adolescence||2:01.2|