Horse Racing | Rubiton Stakes

Run in mid-February each year on CF Orr Stakes Day, the Rubiton Stakes is a Group 2 weight-for-age horse race. Run over 1100m at Caulfield Racecourse during the Autumn Racing Carnival, the event brings together some of the quickest sprinters in the country. Quality gallopers coming back from a spell and preparing for some of the feature sprint events at the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival tend to kick off their campaigns in the Rubiton Stakes. Group 1s the Lightning Stakes at Flemington, the Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield and even the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley are all possible targets for runners to contest after this event.

This $200,000 race has been claimed by some of the top sprinters including Lankan Rupee (2014), Eagle Falls (2012), Here De Angels (2010), Super Elegant (2003/04/05), Flavour (1999) and Schillaci (1993/95). The event, named in honour of the outstanding sire and 1987 Cox Plate winner Rubtion, was inaugurated as a Listed Race in 1989, before gaining Group 3 status in 1992. In 2013, administrators elevated it to a Group 2.

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PREVIOUS RUBITON STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS RUBITON STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 HEATHERLY KATELYN MALLYON MATHEW ELLERTON & SIMON ZAHRA 01:02.2
2015 CHAUTAUQUA DWAYNE DUNN JOHN HAWKES 01.02.3
2014 LANKAN RUPEE CRAIG NEWITT MICK PRICE 01:02.5
2013 ADEBISI CRAIG WILLIAMS DESLEIGH FORSTER 01:03.3
2012 EAGLE FALLS DWAYNE DUNN DAVID HAYES 01:03.8
2011 CATAPULTED MICHAEL RODD MARK KAVANAGH 01:02.2
2010 HERE DE ANGELS MICHAEL RODD WENDY ROCHE 01:01.7
2009 MIND YOUR HEAD MARK PEGUS JOHN LEDGER 01:03.4
2008 HERE DE ANGELS COREY BROWN WENDY ROCHE 01:03.8
2007 DANCE THE WAVES BRAD STEWART GILLIAN HEINRICH 01:02.9
2006 BOMBER BILL VLAD DURIC ROBERT SMERDON 00:56.6