Eclipse Stakes 2021

Saturday November 27th, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: Eclipse Stakes horses often come off a lead-up run on Melbourne Cup Day.

The Eclipse Stakes is a Group 3 race run at Sandown’s Ladbrokes Park* in mid-November at the end of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival as part of the popular Zipping Classic Day program.

*Note: In 2021 the Eclipse Stakes and Zipping Classic Day card was moved to late November and takes place at Caulfield Racecourse.

Zipping Classic Day features two Group 2 races with the Sandown Guineas (1600m) for three-year-olds and the now $750,000 Zipping Classic for the stayers run over a mile and a half (2400m).

Another one of the meeting’s key support races is the Eclipse Stakes, a quality handicap race contested over 1800m and currently offering $200,000 in prize money.

First run back in 1937, the Eclipse Stakes has held Group 3 status since 1996.

A number of turf stars have won the Eclipse Stakes over the years including dual Cox Plate hero Fields Of Omagh (2001) and two-time Doncaster Mile – Epsom Handicap double champion Super Impose (1988) who also won the 1992 Cox Plate.

The next edition of the Eclipse Stakes runs on Saturday November 27th, 2021 at Caulfield Racecourse.

Eclipse Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday November 27th, 2021
  • Track: Sandown Ladbrokes Park (Caulfield Racecourse in 2021)
  • Distance: 1800m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1937
 

2021 Eclipse Stakes Results

The full Eclipse Stakes 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be provided below once the race is run and won on Saturday November 27th, 2021.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Eclipse Stakes Betting

Eclipse Stakes betting is open at the start of race week and markets are led by proven stayers with winning form over a mile to 2000m.

The classier, proven Group horses sit high up the markets with four of the five Eclipse Stakes winners from 2016-2020 carrying 58kg or more to victory.

Any horses that ran well at Flemington in the Melbourne Cup Day Plate (1800m) over the same distance are often at shorter Eclipse Stakes odds and So Si Bon (4th in 2021) was the last Eclipse Stakes winner to come out of the race.

Favourites in Eclipse Stakes betting have a poor recent record with the last to salute for the punters being Mouro ($3.60 in 2013).

2021 Eclipse Stakes Odds

The season’s top Eclipse Stakes 2021 odds and betting market links will be available below the week of the race.

Eclipse Stakes Tips

Good Eclipse Stakes tips include backing the proven staying types in the field with winning form over the distance or perhaps further dropping back, graduates from the Melbourne Cup Day Plate (1800m) held on the first Tuesday of November and runners with previous good form in similar handicap events.

Mares have a decent recent record in the race with wins by the likes of Payroll (2017) and Casino Dancer (2015).

2021 Eclipse Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Eclipse Stakes 2021 betting tips and exotic Melbourne racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the staying horses to back and sack in the $200,000 feature.

Laying the favourite is also a good Eclipse Stakes tip with few of the punters’ picks saluting in the past decade.

Eclipse Stakes Field

The Eclipse Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of end-of-spring horses that may have contested earlier events including the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) on the last day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Mares in the Eclipse Stakes field may have had a lead-up run in the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m) and Payroll (2nd in 2017) was the last Eclipse Stakes winner to come out of that race.

Eclipse Stakes nominations are taken the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with final acceptances and the barrier draw released on the Wednesday.

2021 Eclipse Stakes Field

The official Eclipse Stakes 2021 Field & Barriers will be published in full below once announced on the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see what horses make the starting line-up.

2021 Eclipse Stakes Nominations

The official Eclipse Stakes 2021 Nominations close the Monday leading-up to the last of the major spring race days and the full list of early entries will be available below.

Eclipse Stakes Form Guide

The Eclipse Stakes form guide details all the need-to-know facts and stats including the jockeys, trainers, barriers, weights and lead-up runs of the horses in the field.

2021 Eclipse Stakes Form Guide

A link to the comprehensive Eclipse Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Eclipse Stakes Results

Notable recent Eclipse Stakes winners include So Si Bon (2020), Tally (2018), Eclair Surprise (2012) and Fields Of Omagh (2001).

Eclipse Stakes Winners

YearWinnerTrainerJockeyWeightTime
2021TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
2020So Si BonTom Dabernig & Ben HayesMark Zahra59kg1:49.61
2019PacodaliLindsey SmithDean Yendall59kg1:51.56
2018TallyJames CummingsCraig Williams58kg1:51.22
2017PayrollRichard LamingDamien Oliver54.5kg1:51.45
2016TurnitaroundMatthew WilliamsHugh Bowman58.5kg1:51.26
2015Casino DancerMike Van GestelJames Winks54kg1:48.05
2014ZabiscoDarren WeirKerrin McEvoy55kg1:49.67
2013MouroTony McEvoyDamien Oliver59kg1:50.36
2012Eclair SurprisePhillip StokesDom Tourneur56.5kg1:49.62
2011RotheraPeter MoodyLuke Nolen56kg1:52.18
2010Viking HeroMichael MoroneyMark Zahra54.5kg1:55.21
2009Bashful GirlBevan LamingCraig Newitt53kg1:49.83
2008Eskimo DanBevan LamingCraig Williams54kg2:15.53
2007Like It IsDarren WeirGreg Childs54kg1:51.40
2006UtilityPat CareyMark Zahra53kg1:52.08
2005Aqua D’amoreGai WaterhouseStephen Baster52kg2:14.57
2004RequisiteMichael MoroneyGreg Childs53kg1:49.83
2003ZazzmanTony VasilDamien Oliver58kg2:03.84
2002DamaschinoRoger JamesDanny Nikolic53.5kg2:02.19
2001Fields Of OmaghTony McEvoyGreg Childs55.5kg2:11.10
2000Tickle MyBruce PurcellKerrin McEvoy54kg2:07.07
1999TaberannPeter HayesBrett Prebble55kg2:10.20