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The Caulfield Classic is a Group 3 race run under Set Weights conditions for three year olds at Caulfield conducted by the Melbourne Racing Club.
The Caulfield Classic is run over 2000m. It was first run in 1971 and was won by Haarle.
It has been basically at the 2000m all the way through.
The Caulfield Classic had been a Listed race until 1998, Group 3 for two years then Group 2 from 2000 to 2004 but back to Group 3 from 2005.
Many three year olds use the Caulfield Classic as a Derby and/or Oaks lead up. However only five have done the double – Polanski, Amalfi, Blackfriars, Nothin' Leica Dane and Omnicorp.
This race was previously the Norman Robinson Stakes named after the former VATC Chairman and is a Victoria Derby lead up.
Casual Pass in 2003 went on to win the Mackinnon Stakes rather than head to the Derby.
The Caulfield Classic was worth $200,000 in 2021.
Notable winners of the Caulfield Classic include Polanski (2013), Retrieve (2010), Shamoline Warrior (2009), Pendragon (2005), Casual Pass (2003), Platinum Scissors (2002), Amalfi (2001), Blackfriars (1999), Nothin' Leica Dane (1995), Omnicorp (1987), Born To Be Queen (1985) and Society Beau (1978).
The 2021 Caulfield Classic was won by Gunstock from El Patroness and Teewaters.
Previous Caulfield Classic Winners
| GUNSTOCK (NZ) 3C |
TAVISTOCK (NZ) - ZERANTI (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
|JYE MCNEIL||57.0||M PRICE & M KENT||2|
| ALBARADO (NZ) 3C |
SAVABEEL (AUS) - O'FILLE (NZ) O'REILLY (NZ)
|M J ZAHRA||57.0||TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG||8|
| THOUGHT OF THAT (AUS) 3C |
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - HOLD ME CLOSER (AUS) DANEHILL DANCER (IRE)
|LINDA MEECH||57.0||C MAHER & D EUSTACE||4|
| THINKIN' BIG (AUS) 3C |
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - NOTHIN' LEICA CAT (NZ) TALE OF THE CAT (USA)
|TIM CLARK||57.0||G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT||8|
| CLIFF'S EDGE (AUS) 3C |
CANFORD CLIFFS (IRE) - SIMULATION (AUS) SNAADEE (USA)
|J ALLEN||57.0||DARREN WEIR||8|
| GOOD STANDING (AUS) 3C |
ARTIE SCHILLER (USA) - ELAHI (AUS) GIANT'S CAUSEWAY (USA)
|B SHINN||57.0||JAMES CUMMINGS||3|
| SACRED EYE (AUS) 3F |
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - MUSIDORA (AUS) ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE)
|DAMIAN LANE||55.0||DAVID HAYES & TOM DABERNIG||7|
| FONTEIN RUBY (AUS) 3F |
TURFFONTEIN (AUS) - CHARMING RUBY (AUS) RUBITON (AUS)
|M J ZAHRA||55.0||R W SMERDON||13|
| POLANSKI (AUS) 3C |
RAKTI (GB) - CITRIUM (AUS) CITIDANCER (IRE)
|J BOWMAN||57.0||ROBBIE LAING||10|
| HVASSTAN (AUS) 3C |
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - SNOW HERO (AUS) TRUE HERO (USA)
|G BOSS||56.0||PETER GELAGOTIS||2|
| SABRAGE (AUS) 3G |
CHARGE FORWARD (AUS) - GALROOF (NZ) MAROOF (USA)
|D OLIVER||55.5||MICHAEL MORONEY||3|
| RETRIEVE (AUS) 3G |
RAHY (USA) - HOLD TO RANSOM (USA) RED RANSOM (USA)
|M J ZAHRA||57.0||PETER SNOWDEN||1|
| SHAMOLINE WARRIOR (AUS) 3C |
SHAMARDAL (USA) - PICHOLINE (AUS) DEHERE (USA)
|M RODD||56.0||MARK KAVANAGH||6|
| PRE EMINENCE (AUS) 3G |
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - LADY SILVER HAWK (USA) SILVER HAWK (USA)
|C NEWITT||55.5||MICK PRICE||4|
| PILLAR OF HERCULES (AUS) 3G |
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE) - COAT (AUS) BROCCO (USA)
|L NOLEN||55.5||PETER MOODY||3|
| GET SQUARE (AUS) 3C |
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - LET'S GET EVEN (USA) THUNDER GULCH (USA)
|D BEADMAN||54.0||JOHN O'SHEA||4|
| PENDRAGON (NZ) 3C |
ELNADIM (USA) - ALACRITY (NZ) GROSVENOR (NZ)
|G CHILDS||56.5||BART CUMMINGS||5|
| CEDAR MANOR (NZ) 3G |
OREGON (USA) - GREAT STATUS (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
|D OLIVER||55.5||GRAEME ROGERSON||6|
| CASUAL PASS (AUS) 3G |
SNIPPETS (AUS) - RAAMI'S MAGIC (AUS) RAAMI (GB)
|N CALLOW||56.5||MATHEW ELLERTON||5|
| PLATINUM SCISSORS (AUS) 3C |
DANEHILL (USA) - SHANTHA'S CHOICE (AUS) CAN'T FIGHT FATE (AUS)
|J CASSIDY||57.5||MS G WATERHOUSE||8|
| AMALFI (NZ) 3C |
CARNEGIE (IRE) - RATIONAINE (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
|D OLIVER||54.0||PETER MOODY||10|
| ROYALE EXIT (AUS) 3G |
CHIEF'S CROWN (USA) - HASTY DEPARTURE (NZ) RED ANCHOR (NZ)
|P MERTENS||54.0||LEON CORSTENS||7|
Fairly quiet betting on the 2021 Caulfield Classic at Caulfield on Saturday.
A well drawn horse from a flying stable leads the Tips and Race Preview for the 2021 Caulfield Classic at Caulfield on Saturday.
Some up and coming stayers run in the 2021 Caulfield Classic at Caulfield on Saturday.
The Race History of the Caulfield Classic run at Caulfield on Saturday suggests it’s.been a while since it was a Derby guide.
Which of the Derby contenders end up running in the 2021 Caulfield Classic at Caulfield on Saturday.
Kiwi raider Tutukaka will continue his march towards the Gr.1 Victoria Derby (2500m) next month when he lines-up in the Listed Super Impose Stakes (1800m) at Flemington on Saturday.