Schillaci Stakes 2019

Saturday October 12, 2019

Ladbrokes Tip: The 2019 Schillaci Stakes winner Trekking will represent the ATC / MRC in the $14 million The Everest field the following Saturday

The Schillaci Stakes is a short-distanced sprint clash run at Caulfield Racecourse on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day in early or mid-October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The meeting is headlined by four Group 1 races: the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m), Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes (2000m), Toorak Handicap (1600m) and the Thousand Guineas (1600m) for the fillies.

Also on the lucrative race card is the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) for Caulfield Cup types and the sprinters facing off in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m).

A weight-for-age clash, the Schillaci Stakes race offers $400,000 in total prize money and makes a gun lead-up to the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) at Flemington on Mackinnon Stakes Day in November. The last sprinter to complete the Schillaci Stakes – VRC Sprint Classic double was the mighty Black Caviar who did it in both 2010 and 2011. The following year’s Schillaci Stakes winner Buffering (2012) went on to win the Darley Classic the following year when the Group 1 ran as the VRC Sprint Classic in 2013 – as it is again now.

There is increased interest in the 2019 Schillaci Stakes following the announcement that the winner would back-up in Sydney at Randwick the following Saturday representing the ATC / MRC slot holders in the $14 million The Everest (1200m).

The latest edition of the Schillaci Stakes ran on Saturday October 12, 2019 with the winner Trekking to back-up in The Everest field the following weekend. 

2019 Schillaci Stakes Results

The official Schillaci Stakes 2019 Results & Finishing Order will be detailed below once the race takes place on Saturday October 12, 2019 .

  • 1st: #2 Trekking
  • 2nd: #1 Ball Of Muscle
  • 3rd: #3 The Bostonian

The Schillaci Stakes 2019 results saw the favourite Trekking salute for the punters with a narrow victory over last year’s winner Ball Of Muscle. Trekking will back-up in the $14 million The Everest seven days later at Randwick having secured the final slot in the world’s richest turf race.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 2 TREKKING James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 5 58.5kg $4F
2 1 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Craig Williams 0.4L 7 58.5kg $8
3 3 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) Tony Pike Damian Lane 0.6L 3 58.5kg $7
4 6 VIRIDINE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 1.35L 6 58.5kg $16
5 8 BONS AWAY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 2.1L 8 58.5kg $4.60
6 7 ASHLOR Dan McCarthy Daniel Stackhouse 2.85L 2 58.5kg $51
7 9 BOOKER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damien Oliver 4.6L 4 56.5kg $12
8 5 REBEL KING Darren Mcauliffe Jamie Kah 4.7L 9 58.5kg $31
9 4 DESPATCH Tony & Calvin McEvoy James McDonald 4.8L 1 58.5kg $4.40

Schillaci Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 12, 2019
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $400,000
  • First Run: 1970

Schillaci Stakes Odds

Schillaci Stakes betting opens on the Wednesday before the race runs on the Saturday once final acceptances and the barrier draw is released.
Short-distance specialists with previous winning form in Melbourne races, Group 1 experience and a good barrier draw in the 1100m showdown usually dominate the Schillaci Stakes odds.

Favourites have a good recent record in the race so looking for the single-figure starters in the Schillaci Stakes markets can prove profitable. The strike-rate of Schillaci Stakes favourites is enhanced by the dual victories of the iconic super sprinter Black Caviar (2010-11). The last favourite in Schillaci Stakes betting to win was Trekking ($4 in 2019).

2019 Schillaci Stakes Odds

The updated Schillaci Stakes 2019 betting odds and links to our Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day markets on the Group 2 sprint feature will be available below once open so stay tuned for access to the top prices on the season’s short-distance spring runners.

Schillaci Stakes Tips

Good Schillaci Stakes tips include looking for first-up runners with previous experience in Group 2 or Group 1 fields, proven Melbourne performers and those drawn close to the rails.

Single-figure fancies have strong form in the race so taking those under $10 in betting is also a Schillaci Stakes tip to consider, as is seeking out the class sprinters in the race that could head into the VRC Classic next race.

2019 Schillaci Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Schillaci Stakes 2019 tips and Caulfield betting tips this Guineas Day will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the sprinters to back and sack in your exotic betting.

Schillaci Stakes Field

The Schillaci Stakes field attracts a smart line-up of the spring’s top performing sprinters heading towards a Group 1 run in the VRC Sprint Classic during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

A possible lead-up race a number of race hopefuls have come via in recent years is the Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley the previous month, which Kuroshio won in 2013 before a third in the Schillaci next start.

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Black Caviar won back-to-back editions of the Schillaci Stakes in 2010 and 2011. Photo Credit: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The previous year Buffering (2012) completed the Moir Stakes – Schillaci Stakes double when the former only held Group 2 status.

Runners out of the field often back-up next start in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) a fortnight later on Cox Plate Eve at Moonee Valley. In 2008 the Schillaci Stakes runner-up Lucky Secret won the Group 2 Schweppes Stakes (1200m) on Cox Plate Day next start. The following year Lucky Secret returned to win the 2009 Schillaci Stakes, which also produced that season’s Schweppes Stakes winner Apache Cat (2nd) and the Darley Classic (then Patinack Classic) runner-up Wanted (3rd).

In 2016 the Schillaci Stakes winner was three-year-old Star Turn who went on to run third in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) against his own age at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day. That year’s Schillaci Stakes runner-up meanwhile was Malaguerra who won the Darley Classic next race.

The Schillaci Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field and barriers out on the Wednesday.

2019 Schillaci Stakes Field

The official Schillaci Stakes 2019 Final Field & Barriers will be available below as soon as announced on the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see what sprinters make the starting line-up.

The 2019 Schillaci Stakes Field features just nine sprinters including the defending champion Ball Of Muscle and Stradbroke Handicap winner Trekking tipped to return to winning form second-up.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1101x19x30 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Craig Williams 7 58.5kg 109
2 94x41131x8 TREKKING James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 5 58.5kg 112
3 7525x110x9 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) Tony Pike Damian Lane 3 58.5kg 114
4 x11110x450 DESPATCH Tony & Calvin McEvoy James McDonald 1 58.5kg 106
5 1395×66320 REBEL KING Darren Mcauliffe Jamie Kah 9 58.5kg 98
6 0x304146x0 VIRIDINE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 6 58.5kg 104
7 1614174×45 ASHLOR Dan McCarthy Daniel Stackhouse 2 58.5kg 97
8 x14025x225 BONS AWAY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 8 58.5kg 103
9 82x19x0x80 BOOKER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damien Oliver 4 56.5kg 108

Schillaci Stakes Form Guide

The Schillaci Stakes form guide features information like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field to help punters uncover the value in the markets.

A number of runners have won the Schillaci Stakes first-up so looking for sprinters resuming off a short break that run well fresh can be a good guide, including first-up specialist Super Cash who saluted in 2017. The Schillaci Stakes form has stacked up in other Group races in Melbourne many times over the years including in the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m).

Another example of the Schillaci Stakes form holding was when the 2016 winner Star Turn went on to run third in four straight Group 1 Melbourne races in the 2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes; and the 2017 Lightning Stakes, Newmarket Handicap and William Reid Stakes.

2019 Schillaci Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Schillaci Stakes 2019 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Schillaci Stakes Results

The Schillaci Stakes results have been dominated by single-figure sprinters over the past decade. Notable recent Schillaci Stakes winners include Trekking (2019), Buffering (2012), Black Caviar (2010-11), Gold Edition (2007) and Miss Andretti (2006).

Schillaci Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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
2014 Rubick Platelet Overreach 0:56.6
2013 Unpretentious Pago Rock Kuroshio 57.6
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
2004 Patpong Alizes Regimental Gal 0:58.2
2003 Halibery Dantana Spinning Hill 0:56.7
2002 Spinning Hill Falvelon Mistegic 0:57.1
2001 Mistegic Windigo Falvelon 0:57.6
2000 Falvelon Mannington Super Elegant 0:58.0