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 race is named after the champion sprinter and successful sire Rubiton, who was a dominant weight-for-age performer during his racing career, highlighted by a hugely successful year in 1987. The race was inaugurated as a Listed Race in 1989, before gaining Group 3 status in 1992. In 2013, administrators elevated it to a Group 2.
|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|