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CAULFIELD SPRINT


First held in 1983, the Caulfield Sprint is an open handicap run over 1000m. The race has featured in a raft of name changes, generally around the sponsor’s name. It was for the period of 1995-1999 known as the Schillaci Stakes following on from the win of the great grey sprinter in this race in 1994 until that name was transferred to another race.

Run over 1,100m, the minimum weight in 2016 will be 53kg. The race was held at Listed level when first held in 1983 and then in 1993 was granted Group 3 status. Since 1999 the race has been held at the current Group 2 level.

Total prizemoney on offer in 2017 is $200,000 with the winner to receive $120,000. In 2015 the race saw Lumosty and Éclair Choice dead-heat for the win. Amazingly it was the second consecutive year that the race ended in a dead-heat after Miracles Of Life and Bel Sprinter shared the win in 2014. Other winners include Our Boy Malachi, Sepoy, Fastnet Rock and the only dual winner Toledo.

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CAULFIELD SPRINT RACE GUIDE
Date: Saturday, 21st October 2017
Race Time: TBCT
Race Code: TBC
Location: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1,100 metres
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
2016 Winner: Our Boy Malachi
2016 Caulfield Sprint Results

NO. NAME RESULT ODDS
2 OUR BOY MALACHI 1ST $4.60 (win)
3 FAATINAH 2ND $1.90 (pl)
1 LANKAN RUPEE 3RD $1.80 (pl)
10 ORUJO 4TH -


2016 CAULFIELD SPRINT TOP PICKS

2016 CAULFIELD SPRINT TOP PICKS

WILD RAIN

5YO mare Wild Rain has been in great form and steps back to Group 2 level after taking on the G1 Moir Stakes at her most recent start. Settling close to the pace in the Moonee Valley 1000m feature she carried 56.5kg at the weight-for-age scale and fought on well to secure 3rd placing behind Extreme Choice beaten just over one length and was able to beat home Chautauqua by just under two lengths. Leading into the Moir, the Kavanagh trained mare had won successive races after winning the 1100m Monash Stakes at G3 level at Caulfield and then stepped up to take out the G2 McEwen Stakes over the Moonee Valley 1000m. From two starts at Caulfield Wild Rain has a 2nd and a victory, both in the G3 Monash Stakes. The 5YO has won four races over 1000m and two at 1050m and drops to 54kg under the... read more 5YO mare Wild Rain has been in great form and steps back to Group 2 level after taking on the G1 Moir Stakes at her most recent start. Settling close to the pace in the Moonee Valley 1000m feature she carried 56.5kg at the weight-for-age scale and fought on well to secure 3rd placing behind Extreme Choice beaten just over one length and was able to beat home Chautauqua by just under two lengths. Leading into the Moir, the Kavanagh trained mare had won successive races after winning the 1100m Monash Stakes at G3 level at Caulfield and then stepped up to take out the G2 McEwen Stakes over the Moonee Valley 1000m. From two starts at Caulfield Wild Rain has a 2nd and a victory, both in the G3 Monash Stakes. The 5YO has won four races over 1000m and two at 1050m and drops to 54kg under the handicap conditions. read less

HELLBENT

4YO entire Hellbent will line up for Darren Weir for the 5th time and he has recorded 3 wins in his 4 starts for the master conditioner. At his first start for Weir he was allotted 60kg in a mid-week benchmark 78 at Sandown and carried 57kg with the 3kg claim of Ben Allen and scored a half-length victory. Second-up he went to Caulfield and failed in the G3 The Heath over 1100m as a well-supported runner. Taken back to the provincials he was a comfortable winner at Sale over 1000m as the race favourite. Redeeming his Caulfield failure Hellbent was successful by 2.25 lengths when carrying 54kg in an 1100m handicap defeating Sheidel who has subsequently won at G3 level. From two appearances at 1000m he has been successful on both occasions and drops to 53kg with last start winning rider Craig Williams keeping the mount.

OUR BOY MALACHI

The 8YO veteran trained by Team Hawkes will be having his first ever start in Victoria. The “Rockhampton Rocket” is an 18 time winner, with 11 of those wins coming in succession in the early stages of his career. During the Autumn he won the G2 Expressway Stakes over 1200m at Rosehill when 1st up and then finished 3 lengths from the winner in the G1 Canterbury Stakes and rounded out his campaign with a 4th behind Chautauqua in the G1 T J Smith at Randwick. Resuming this campaign in the G2 Premiere Stakes over 1200m at Randwick, he was hitting the line strongly when beaten a head behind Takedown. In-form hoop Dwayne Dunn is booked for the ride and will partner with the 8YO for the third time, having previously ridden to victory in the Listed Starlight Stakes and when 4th in the TJ Smith. From four starts at... read more The 8YO veteran trained by Team Hawkes will be having his first ever start in Victoria. The “Rockhampton Rocket” is an 18 time winner, with 11 of those wins coming in succession in the early stages of his career. During the Autumn he won the G2 Expressway Stakes over 1200m at Rosehill when 1st up and then finished 3 lengths from the winner in the G1 Canterbury Stakes and rounded out his campaign with a 4th behind Chautauqua in the G1 T J Smith at Randwick. Resuming this campaign in the G2 Premiere Stakes over 1200m at Randwick, he was hitting the line strongly when beaten a head behind Takedown. In-form hoop Dwayne Dunn is booked for the ride and will partner with the 8YO for the third time, having previously ridden to victory in the Listed Starlight Stakes and when 4th in the TJ Smith. From four starts at the distance, his record is three wins and one 2nd. read less



THE ROUGHIE TIP

THE ROUGHIE TIP

LANKAN RUPEE

Opening on the 5th line of the market, Lankan Rupee comes under notice with the five-time Group 1 winner resuming after a 12 month injury enforced layoff. The Mick Price trained 7YO last started in the G2 Schillaci Stakes over 1100m on October 10, 2015 when finishing 3rd behind Alpha Miss as a beaten odds-on favourite. To prepare for his return he has not trialled but has been sighted in some jump-outs, the latest when finishing best against G1 winner Azkadellia and Flying Artie who has since won the G3 Blue Sapphire Stakes. Included in Lankan Rupee’s Group 1 triumphs are the Oakleigh Plate, Newmarket Handicap, T J Smith Stakes and Manikato Stakes. From eight appearances at Caulfield is a four time winner, is a four time winner when first up and at the distance has not missed a place, his 1000m record showing 8:5-2-1.



CAULFIELD SPRINT INFORMATION

CAULFIELD SPRINT INFORMATION

The Caulfield Sprint is one of the highlights on Caulfield Cup Day, alongside the feature event, the Caulfield Cup. Held at the famous Caulfield Racecourse during the Melbourne Spring Carnival, it generally attracts the stronger sprinters in work at the time. Run over a distance of 1100m, it normally suits big finishers. First contested back in 1983 as a Listed Race, it has changed significantly since then, becoming a Group 2 in 1999.

The race has gone by many names over the years, from the Racing Museum Sprint to the Mercedes-Benz Sprint and finally the Caulfield International Sprint, which it is known as today. This event has been a good guide to future major sprints. 2011 victor, Sepoy, went on to win the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes. Queenslander Spirit Of Boom won the Caulfield Sprint in 2013, before success in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes and the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 the following year.



PREVIOUS CAULFIELD SPRINT WINNERS

PREVIOUS CAULFIELD SPRINT WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 OUR BOY MALACHI DWAYNE DUNN MICHAEL, WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES 00:57.7
2015 ECLAIR CHOICE* DWAYNE DUNN ROBERT SMERDON 00:57.4
2015 LUMOSTY* DOM TOURNEUR PHILLIP STOKES 00:57.4
2014 MIRACLES OF LIFE HUGH BOWMAN PETER SNOWDEN 01.04.3
2013 SPIRIT OF BOOM NICHOLAS HALL TONY GOLLAN 01.04.7
2012 HOWMUCHDOYOULOVEME BRENTON AVDULLA CON KARAKATSANIS 01.03.2
2011 SEPOY KERRIN MCEVOY MAHMOOD AL ZAROONI 01.03.1
2010 SET FOR FAME LUKE NOLEN PETER MOODY 01.05.4
2009 FIRST COMMAND DWAYNE DUNN ANTHONY FREEDMAN 01.04.2
2008 SUNBURNT LAND CHRIS SYMONS MATHEW ELLERTON 01.03.6
2007 TESBURY JACK DARREN GAUCI CHRIS PARRY 01.02.5
2006 BISCAYNE BAY GREG CHILDS PAUL PERRY 01.02.4