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Schillaci Stakes

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History

BALL OF MUSCLE winning the Schillaci Stakes.
BALL OF MUSCLE winning the Schillaci Stakes. Picture: Racing and Sports

The Schillaci Stakes is a Group 2 race run under Weight For Age conditions for sprinters at Caulfield conducted by the Melbourne Racing Club.
The Schillaci Stakes is run over 1100m. It was first run in 1970 and was won by Regal Vista.
The initial runnings were at 1200m but then from 1988 to 2014 it was 1000m. Since then it has been at 1100m.
The Schillaci Stakes was a Principal Race until graded at Group 2 in 1979.
The Schillaci Stakes was named after one of the great sprinters of the modern era. Schillaci won the Victorian sprint triple crown at just his 4th, 5th and 6th starts. He would win eight Group 1s in his career.
Previously known as the Chirnside Stakes, it was run on the midweek Caulfield program before the Caulfield Cup card but is now on Guineas day.
It was announced in July 2019 that the Melbourne Racing Club had secured a slot in the Everest and decided that the winner of the Schillaci would gain their slot and run a week later at Randwick.
The last six winners have not won major races but prior to that, some elite horses won including Black Caviar twice.
The Schillaci Stakes is worth $400,000 in 2019.
Notable winners of the Schillaci Stakes include Ball Of Muscle (2018), Buffering (2012), Black Caviar (2010/2011), Gold Edition (2007), Miss Andretti (2006), Spinning Hill (2002), Mistegic (2001), Falvelon (2000), Mahogany (1997), Moss Rocket (1995), Bint Marscay (1994), Street Ruffian (1990/1991), Rancho Ruler (1988), Opera Prince (1981), The Judge (1978) and Tontonan (1975).
The 2018 Schillaci Stakes was won by Ball Of Muscle from Spirit Of Valor and Missrock.


Racing and Sports

Previous Schillaci Stakes Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
TREKKING (AUS) 5G
STREET CRY (IRE) - OUTDOOR (AUS) REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS)
K MCEVOY58.5JAMES CUMMINGS5
BALL OF MUSCLE (AUS) 8G
DUBAWI (IRE) - PARFORE (NZ) GOLD BROSE (AUS)
C WILLIAMS58.5JOSEPH PRIDE11
SUPER CASH (AUS) 5M
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - SUPER BUCKS (AUS) DASH FOR CASH (AUS)
KATELYN MALLYON56.5ANDREW NOBLET2
STAR TURN (AUS) 3C
STAR WITNESS (AUS) - GOLDEN DELICIOUS (AUS) MADE OF GOLD (USA)
C WILLIAMS53.0MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES7
ALPHA MISS (AUS) 4M
LUCKY OWNERS (NZ) - SOIREE GIRL (AUS) RORY'S JESTER (AUS)
C WILLIAMS56.5R W SMERDON5
RUBICK (AUS) 3C
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - SLIDING CUBE (AUS) ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE)
K MCEVOY53.0GERALD RYAN1
UNPRETENTIOUS (AUS) 5G
STRATUM (AUS) - ALISA FREE (AUS) FAVORITE TRICK (USA)
D OLIVER58.5MS N M BURKE1
BUFFERING (AUS) 5G
MOSSMAN (AUS) - ACTION ANNIE (AUS) ANABAA (USA)
J BOWMAN58.5ROBERT HEATHCOTE7
BLACK CAVIAR (AUS) 5M
BEL ESPRIT (AUS) - HELSINGE (AUS) DESERT SUN (GB)
L NOLEN56.5PETER MOODY5
BLACK CAVIAR (AUS) 4M
BEL ESPRIT (AUS) - HELSINGE (AUS) DESERT SUN (GB)
L NOLEN56.5PETER MOODY2
LUCKY SECRET (AUS) 6G
RUBITON (AUS) - WON'T TELL (AUS) RORY'S JESTER (AUS)
N RAWILLER58.5TONY VASIL8
WILANDER (AUS) 3G
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - SCANDINAVIA (AUS) SNIPPETS (AUS)
K MCEVOY53.0D L FREEDMAN5
GOLD EDITION (AUS) 4M
LION HUNTER (AUS) - GLIMMERS (AUS) SUCCESS EXPRESS (USA)
S KATSIDIS56.0R E MAUND9
MISS ANDRETTI (AUS) 5M
IHTIRAM (IRE) - PEGGIE'S BID (AUS) MAROONED (GB)
D OLIVER55.0D L FREEDMAN9
SEGMENTS (AUS) 4M
MOSSMAN (AUS) - MADAM CURIE (NZ) BLETCHINGLY (AUS)
S SEAMER55.0PETER MOODY6
PATPONG (AUS) 5M
ROYAL ACADEMY (USA) - ROUQUIN (AUS) PARIS PRINCE (USA)
D OLIVER55.0TONY WILDMAN7
HALIBERY (AUS) 3F
RED RANSOM (USA) - BROWN EYED GIRL (AUS) SIR TRISTRAM (IRE)
C NEWITT49.5MICK PRICE8
SPINNING HILL (AUS) 6M
DOLPHIN STREET (FR) - INCLINE (AUS) CENTURY (AUS)
P PAYNE55.0G H WALTER1
MISTEGIC (AUS) 3G
STRATEGIC (AUS) - VOLCANIC MIST (AUS) VOLCANIC PRINCE (AUS)
G BOSS52.0L W CURTIS1
FALVELON (AUS) 4H
ALANNON (AUS) - DEVIL'S ZEPHYR (AUS) ZEPHYR ZING (NZ)
D OLIVER57.5DANNY J BOUGOURE3

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