The Schillaci Stakes is a Group 2 weight-for-age race held at Caulfield racecourse during the Melbourne spring racing carnival each October. The race is run over a distance of 1100 metres and worth $400,000 in prize money. The 2019 Schillaci Stakes was won by Trekking from Ball Of Muscle with The Bostonian third.
From 1970 to 1999 the race was known as the ‘Chirnside Stakes’, and from 2000 onwards the ‘Schillaci Stakes’, and is named after former outstanding sprinter Schillaci. This race takes place on the first day of the three-day Caulfield spring carnival in October, which is Group 1 Caulfield Guineas Day.
|Date:||Saturday 10th October 2020|
|Track:||Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne|
The Schillaci Stakes is a good horse's race run over the sprint distance of 1100 metres under weight-for-age conditions and is a race that always attracts quality sprinters who often go on to be stars of the spring.
A number of outstanding sprinters have won the Schillaci Stakes in recent times including topliners such as Buffering (2012), Black Caviar (2010-11), Gold Edition (2007), Miss Andretti (2006), Falvelon (2000) and Mahogany (1997).
Races such as the Group 1 AJ Moir Stakes are handy lead-up races to this event and horses contesting this race may go on to the Group 1 Manikato Stakes on Cox Plate eve at Moonee Valley. Another suitable race is the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Trekking (2019) finished eighth in the AJ Moir Stakes over 1000m at Moonee Valley before showing his rivals a clean pair of heels in this event for the James Cummings stable.
Recent Schillaci Stakes winners include Ball Of Muscle (2018) and Super Cash (2017).
The Schillaci Stakes has provided winners and placegetters in a number of spring group races over the years. Champion mare Black Caviar (2010-11) won this event in consecutive years, along with the AJ Moir Stakes.
Apache Cat (2nd in 2009) went on to run second in the AJ Moir Stakes on Cox Plate day while Wanted (3rd in 2009) then ran second in the VRC Sprint Classic.
Lucky Secret (2nd 2008) went on to win the AJ Moir Stakes on Cox Plate day at Moonee Valley and Gold Edition (2007) went on to run 2nd in the AJ Moir Stakes and then the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic on Emirates day.
Quality mare Miss Andretti (2006) won both the AJ Moir Stakes and the VRC Sprint Classic.
1. $4.00 Trekking 58.5 Kerrin McEvoy
2. $8.00 Ball Of Muscle 58.5 Craig Williams
3. $7.00 The Bostonian 58.5 Damian Lane
4. $16.00 Viridine 58.5 Hugh Bowman
5. $4.60 Bons Away 58.5 Mark Zahra
6. $51.00 Ashlor 58.5 Daniel Stackhouse
7. $12.00 Booker 56.5 Damien Oliver
8. $31.00 Rebel King 58.5 Jamie Kah
9. $4.40 Despatch 58.5 James McDonald
Margins: 0.4 len, 0.2 len
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|2019||Trekking||Ball Of Muscle||The Bostonian||1:02.3|
|2018||Ball Of Muscle||Spirit Of Valor||Missrock||1:02.5|
|2017||Super Cash||Illustrious Lad||Rock Magic||1:03.2|
|2016||Star Turn||Malaguerra||Fell Swoop||1:02.8|
|2015||Alpha Miss||Cashed||Lankan Rupee||1:03.5|
|2012||Buffering||Golden Archer||Stirling Grove||0:56.9|
|2011||Black Caviar||Karuta Queen||Stirling Grove||0:56.7|
|2010||Black Caviar||Winter King||General Truce||0:56.6|
|2009||Lucky Secret||Apache Cat||Wanted||0:55.9|
|2008||Wilander||Lucky Secret||Gamble Me||0:58.0|
|2007||Gold Edition||Royal Asscher||Let Go Thommo||0:57.3|
|2006||Miss Andretti||Green Birdie||Nediyms Glow||0:57.2|
|2005||Segments||Danerich||Miss Mooney Mooney||0:57.6|
|1999||Magic Music||Paint||Northeast Sheila||0:56.9|
|1998||Show No Emotion||Theatre||Scandinavia||0:58.3|
|1995||Moss Rocket||Chief De Beers||Sequalo||0:56.1|
|1993||Green Sweeper||Our Pompeii||Prince Acumen||0:58.5|
|1992||King Marauding||Mamzelle Perdu||Grey Man||0:58.0|
|1991||Street Ruffian||Redelva||Sonic Express||1:00.2|
|1990||Street Ruffian||Benbara King||Dancers Choice||1:00.3|
|1989||Scarlet Bisque||Disputed Pearl||Vain Veleric||1:00.0|
|1988||Rancho Ruler||Special||Disputed Pearl||1:00.8|