The Schillaci Stakes is a Group 2 weight-for-age race for horses aged three and above held on Caulfield Guineas Day. Run over 1100m, 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.
|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|