Horse Racing | Schillaci Stakes

The Schillaci Stakes is a Group 2 weight-for-age race for horses aged three and above held on Caulfield Guineas Day. Run over 1000m, it always attracts quality sprinters from across the country. Previously known as the Chirnside Stakes, it was re-named in 2000 in honour of champion sprinter Schillaci. From its inception in 1970, the race was run over 1200m until 1987. In 1988, the distance was reduced to 1000m or five furlongs. Some of Australia’s most decorated dashers have taken out the Schillaci Stakes.

Unbeaten mare Black Caviar recorded back-to-back victories in 2010 and 2011, while other female stars such as Miss Andretti (2006) and Gold Edition (2007) have also saluted. Top-notch sprinters Buffering (2012), Falvelon (2000) and Mahogany (1997) have also etched their names in the Schillaci Stakes record books. Schillaci, the horse not the famous Italian soccer player, was a massive grey gelding who won eight Group 1 races and finished with a record of 36: 16-5-5 and $2.3m in prize money. He was trained by Lee Freedman.



PREVIOUS SCHILLACI STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS SCHILLACI STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 STAR TURN CRAIG WILLIAMS MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES 01:02.8
2015 ALPHA MISS CRAIG WILLIAMS ROBERT SMERDON 01:03.5
2014 RUBICK KERRIN MCEVOY GERALD RYAN 00.56.6
2013 UNPRETENTIOUS DAMIEN OLIVER NIKKI BURKE 00.57.6
2012 BUFFERING JAMES BOWMAN ROBERT HEATHCOTE 00.56.9
2011 BLACK CAVIAR LUKE NOLEN PETER MOODY 00.56.7
2010 BLACK CAVIAR LUKE NOLEN PETER MOODY 00.56.6
2009 LUCKY SECRET NASH RAWILLER TONY VASIL 00.55.9
2008 WILANDER KERRIN MCEVOY DAVID JOLLY 00.58.0
2007 GOLD EDITION STATHI KATSIDIS RON MAUND 00.57.3
2006 MISS ANDRETTI DAMIEN OLIVER LEE FREEDMAN 00.57.2