Cockram Stakes 2021

Saturday August 28th, 2021

The Cockram Stakes – officially the W.W. Cockram Stakes is a Group 3 race for mares held at Caulfield Racecourse in late August annually on Memsie Stakes Day.

The day is the opening Group 1 meeting of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and also features the Group 1 Memsie Stakes, Group 3 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes and the Group 3 The Heath 1100 for potential The Everest horses.

Now offering $200,000 in prize money, the Cockram Stakes was first run in 1992 and the 1200m sprint race is contested at set weights plus penalties.

Many quality female gallopers have won the Cockram Stakes over the years including Mid Summer Music (2011), Pippie (2019) who went on to win the following year’s Group 1 Oakleigh Plate – Moir Stakes double, Perfect Jewel (2020) and Probabeel (2021) who was a three-time Group 1 winner at the time of her victory.

The latest edition of the Cockram Stakes took place on Saturday August 28th, 2021 and was won by the resuming odds-on favourite Probabeel. 

Cockram Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday August 28th, 2021
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – Mares 4YOs and Above
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1992

2021 Cockram Stakes Results

The official Cockram Stakes 2021 results & finishing order will be published in full right here once the Group 3 race is run and won on Saturday August 28th, 2021 as part of the Memsie Stakes Day card in Melbourne.

  • 1st: #1 Probabeel
  • 2nd: #7 Chassis
  • 3rd: #2 Instant Celebrity

The cream rose to the top in the Cockram Stakes 2021 results with the resuming Jamie Richards-trained triple Group 1 winner from New Zealand, Probabeel ($1.95), getting the job done first-up ahead of a Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes target. She defeated brave 40/1 outsider Chassis and fellow returning Group 1 winner, Instant Celebrity, who was good fresh running third.

Cockram Stakes Betting

Cockram Stakes betting is led by quality mares kicking off their spring campaigns that have a strong first-up record. Any proven Group performers, especially past Group 1 runners down in grade, sit high up the markets as do those mares with a good Caulfield track record.

Pippie ($2.05 in 2019) followed by Probabeel ($1.95 in 2021) are the latest favourites in the Cockram Stakes odds to salute for the punters.

2021 Cockram Stakes Odds

The season’s top Cockram Stakes 2021 odds and betting market links will be available below as soon as open.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Cockram Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Cockram Stakes Field

The Cockram Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of mares, many of which may be having their first start as four-year-olds on the back of their final campaigns as fillies in the autumn / winter.

The best mares out of the Cockram Stakes field will continue on to target tougher races over the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival including Flemington’s Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m). The Group 2 Stocks Stakes (1600m) at The Valley in late September is also a popular target for Cockram Stakes runners, although no mare has done the double. The 2020 Cockram Stakes winner Perfect Jewel came close however, running second in the Stocks Stakes results that year.

The Group 3 How Now Stakes (1200m) run at Caulfield in September is another good next-up option for Cockram Stakes graduates and Savanna Amour (2017) was the last mare to do the double.

Cockram Stakes Winners (Pippie, 2019) | Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos |
2019 Cockram Stakes winner Pippie went on to become a dual Group 1 winner the following year. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Cockram Stakes final acceptances are released on the Wednesday before the race runs on a Saturday and the nominations close that Monday.

2021 Cockram Stakes Field

The official Cockram Stakes 2021 field and barriers will be published in full below once final acceptances are taken by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week.

The 2021 Cockram Stakes field features a star line-up of 10 mares led in betting by Jamie Richards’ returning Group 1 hero Probabeel drawn out in gate 10 and carrying the equal 60kg top weight with Phillip Stokes’ Robert Sangster winner Instant Celebrity.

  • Scratched: #3  La Mexicana (7)

2021 Cockram Stakes Nominations

Punters get an early indication of the mares that will line-up in the Group 3 race when the Cockram Stakes 2021 nominations are taken on the Monday leading-up to the race.

The 2021 Cockram Stakes nominations feature 26 mares dominated by the Jamie Richards-trained Group 1 winning stablemates Probabeel and Avantage, the latter having won a bumper nine elite level races back home in New Zealand.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2117x1102x PROBABEEL (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards 1 60kg   115
2 22x111121x AVANTAGE M 6 Jamie Richards 2 60kg   114
3 11113x412x INSTANT CELEBRITY M 4 Phillip Stokes 3 60kg   107
4 4621x0016x YES BABY YES M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 4 59kg   90
5 5x2330x312 AWAY GAME M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 5 58kg   102
6 4x52336x31 BELLA NIPOTINA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6 58kg   89
7 12x1101x24 LA MEXICANA M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 7 58kg   88
8 3181x1960x RICH HIPS M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 8 58kg   100
9 2x32x1421x MARBOOSHA M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 9 58kg   93
10 180x12113x ANNAVISTO (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 10 57kg   83
11 5159x4216x SNICKERDOODLEDANDY M 4 Peter G Moody 11 57kg   80
12 2260×37311 STARLA M 5 Chris Waller 12 56kg   84
13 8262315533 DON’TTELLTHEBOSS M 5 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 13 56kg   77
14 090×915317 CHASSIS M 5 John Price 14 56kg   80
15 238×621814 PLAQUETTE M 5 James Cummings 15 56kg   86
16 x1126286x3 PAUL’S REGRET M 5 Peter Chow 16 56kg   82
17 522×521616 KALKARNI ROYALE M 5 Kevin Corstens 17 56kg   83
18 5x4112231x GOOD AND PROPER M 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 18 56kg   80
19 166x470x22 PARLOPHONE M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 19 56kg   74
20 1x136x1322 GALGANI M 5 Nikki Burke 20 56kg   72
21 x331119x54 DIAMONDS INTHE SKY M 4 Peter G Moody 21 56kg   73
22 36x123167x VESPERTINE M 4 Grahame Begg 22 56kg   69
23 53610×3211 TURAATH (GB) M 5 Maddie Raymond 23 56kg   75
24 51648×4272 MISS STARWAY M 5 Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor 24 56kg   67
25 54x140x163 EIGHT DIAMONDS M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 25 56kg   71
26 746132201 ASTRONOMICELLE M 4 Chris Hyland 26 56kg   65

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Cockram Stakes Tips

Cockram Stakes tips include looking for graduates out of the previous season’s top three-year-old fillies’ races, proven stakes performing mares and those with a strong 1200m record.

2021 Cockram Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Cockram Stakes 2021 betting tips and early spring Group race selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the horses to back and sack in the event.

  • To Win: #2 Instant Celebrity ($4 at time of publish)

Absolute stellar edition of the Cockram and think even with that heavy weight (60kg), Phillip Stokes’ resuming Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes winner Instant Celebrity can win. She ran second in Adelaide’s Group 1 The Goodwood last time out and is a previous first-up winner. She’s also proven at Caulfield having won the Thousand Guineas Prelude here before her third in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas last prep as a three-year-old. Makes her four-year-old debut and needs to be good with those kilos, but she’s drawn ideally (3) and gets every chance to prove just how good a spring she’s in for here.

Cockram Stakes Form Guide

The Cockram Stakes form guide has all the details you need to know before placing your bets on the Group 3 sprint for mares. Along with the saddlecloth numbers, trainers, jockeys and barriers the form guide shows the recent lead-up runs of all the runners and their starting price in the markets.

Looking for mares that have previous Group experience, run well fresh and are drawn well are all important things the form guide for the Cockram Stakes will reveal.

2021 Cockram Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Cockram Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Cockram Stakes Results

The official Cockram Stakes results and finishing order are confirmed when the event runs at Caulfield on the first major meeting of the spring in Melbourne each August.

The results show the Cockram Stakes winner, successful quinella and trifecta as well as the margin and time run to see if any records are broken.

Cockram Stakes Winners

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1stProbabeel1 minute 10.58 seconds
3rdInstant Celebrity
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1stPerfect Jewel1 minute 10.22 seconds
2ndBless Her
3rdShe Shao Fly
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1stPippie1 minute 10.18 seconds
2ndSpanish Whisper
3rdSylvia’s Mother
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1stEllicazoom1 minute 9.6 seconds
2ndI Am Excited
3rdI Am A Star
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1stSavanna Amour1 minute 11.1 seconds
2ndFlying Jess
3rdWritten Era
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1stOcean Embers1 minute 12.2 seconds
2ndThames Court
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1stMadam Gangster1 minute 11.1 seconds
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1stGregers1 minute 09.9 seconds
2ndA Time For Julia
3rdCommanding Jewel
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1stOctavia1 minute 11.2 seconds
2ndA Time For Julia
3rdOriental Ruby
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1stLady Melksham1 minute 12.4 seconds
2ndLe Societe
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1stMid Summer Music1 minute 10.4 seconds
3rdAnabaa’s Legacy
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1stRhythm In Paris1 minute 13.2 seconds
3rdLady Lynette
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1stCats Whisker1 minute 12.2 seconds
3rdFlying Ruby
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1stPrincess Gisella1 minute 11.4 seconds
2ndMimi Lebrock
3rdDevil Moon
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1stStorm Signal1 minute 09.6 seconds
2ndUniversal Queen
3rdJuste Momente
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1stStorm Alert1 minute 10.3 seconds
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1stDea1 minute 14.5 seconds
2ndPretty Penny
3rdSarah Michelle
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1stStrikeline1 minute 11.9 seconds
2ndBeautiful Gem
3rdRinky Dink
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1stBrief Embrace1 minute 11.9 seconds
2ndRoyal Sash
3rdAin’t Seen Nothin
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1stPernod1 minute 09.6 seconds
3rdMiss La La
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1stLibidinous1 minute 13.2 seconds
3rdTickle My
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1stTickle My1 minute 12.2 seconds