Moved from P B Lawrence Stakes Day in mid-August to Memsie Stakes Day, the W W Cockram Stakes is a Group 3 race for mares over 1200m at Caulfield. The race is named in the honour of prominent Victorian breeder Wally Cockram, who served as Vice Chairman of the Victorian Amateur Turf Club and Melbourne Racing Club from 1970-1984. With prize money of $150,000, the sprint is restricted to mares aged over four years and older, at set weights plus penalties.
The W W Cockram Stakes tends to attract classy gallopers that have shown potential and often go on to compete in major Melbourne Spring Carnival races. It is the first group event of the new racing season for mares only. Stradbroke winner Mid Summer Music took out the Cockram Stakes in 2011, while Chillies finished second in 1998 before going one better 12 months later.
|2016||OCEAN EMBERS||DWAYNE DUNN||SHEA EDEN||01:12.2|
|2015||MADAM GANGSTER||BLAKE SHINN||LEE & SHANNON HOPE||01:11.1|
|2014||GREGERS||CRAIG WILLIAMS||DAVID HAYES||01:09.8|
|2013||OCTAVIA||KERRIN MCEVOY||MICHAEL MORONEY||01:11.9|
|2012||LADY MELKSHAM||GLEN BOSS||JOHN SADLER||01:12.4|
|2011||MID SUMMER MUSIC||BEN MELHAM||PETER MOODY||01:10.4|
|2010||RHYTHM IN PARIS||BEN MELHAM||JASON WARREN||01:13.2|
|2009||CATS WHISKER||STEVEN KING||MARK KAVANAGH||01:12.2|
|2008||PRINCESS GISELLA||NICHOLAS HALL||ROBERT SMERDON||01:11.4|
|2007||STORM SIGNAL||NICHOLAS RYAN||PETER MOODY||01:09.6|
|2006||STORM ALERT||STEVEN KING||LEE FREEDMAN||01:10.3|