Autumn Stakes

Autumn Stakes, Caulfield Racecourse

Looking for early info on this year’s Autumn Stakes? The tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,400 metres each year in February, the Autumn Stakes is a Group 2 race with a $200,000 prize purse.

If you’re looking for a good lead in to the Australian Guineas, then this race should be good for a few entrants into its field the following month.

The history of this race’s status has always been on the up and up. Starting out as an unlisted race, it graduated to Listed race status in 1979, followed by Group 3 the next year, something which continued for 17 years. For the past decade, the race has been the proud holder of Group 2 status.

Autumn Stakes 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, February 9th, 2019
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,400 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights (with penalties)
  • Qualification: Three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $200,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1968

Autumn Stakes Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the Autumn Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Autumn Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Autumn Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Autumn Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Autumn Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Autumn Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Autumn Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Autumn Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Autumn Stakes to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Autumn Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Autumn Stakes

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  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Autumn Stakes Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Autumn Stakes 2019 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the Autumn Stakes here.

(Please note that the odds below are from 21/12/2018, prior to nominations or acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds

Autumn Stakes 2018 Results

2018’s results are displayed in the table below:

Place No. Barrier Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Weight Spread
1 12 10 Holy Snow Mick Price Michael Dee 56 kgs $16
2 13 9 Mr So And So Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 1.25 lengths 56 kgs $21
3 3 6 Astoria James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 2.5 lengths 57 kgs $11
4 5 11 Prevailing Winds Darren Weir Damian Lane 3 lengths 56 kgs $7
5 1 8 Levendi Peter Gelagotis Damien Oliver 3.1 lengths 58 kgs $6
6 7 3 Black Sail Aaron Purcell Regan Bayliss 3.3 lengths 56 kgs $7.50
7 2 7 Villermont Aaron Purcell Luke Nolen 4.55 lengths 58 kgs $4.40
8 6 5 Muraahib David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 4.65 lengths 56 kgs $51
9 11 4 Weapon Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Stephen Baster 5.9 lengths 56 kgs $41
10 9 2 Andaz Chris Waller Michael Walker 6.1 lengths 56 kgs $15
11 14 1 Illumicon Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 7.35 lengths 56 kgs $19
SB 10 0 Scarecrow Tony McEvoy Jason Holder 56 kgs
SCR 4 0 Cao Cao Mick Price Mark Zahra
SCR 8 0 Island Missile Peter & Paul Snowden Dwayne Dunn

Which Horse Will Win The Autumn Stakes

The best way to pick who will win the Autumn Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Middle Distance – Perhaps because of the penalties, it’s actually horses which can tackle much longer distances which do better in this race. Try and keep an eye on entrants who have done well at the 2000-2500 metre mark.
  • Favourites To Place – In the history of the race, place betting on a favourite has usually proven to pay off.

Autumn Stakes Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.

Autumn Stakes 2019 Field

The field limit is 16. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer

Autumn Stakes 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBC.

Best Bet: TBC.

Best Roughie: TBC.

Autumn Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 9th of February, 2019.

Autumn Stakes Barrier Draw

The 2018 Autumn Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Autumn Stakes Nominations

Nominations close at 12 PM on Monday, the 4th of February, 2019.

Autumn Stakes Weights

Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Monday, the 4th of February, 2019.

Autumn Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 6th of February, 2019.

Autumn Stakes Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1 PM on Wednesday, the 6th of February, 2019.

Autumn Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 9th of February, 2019.

Autumn Stakes Prize Money

The Autumn Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth. There is a $10,000 SUPER VOBIS bonus for qualified horses.

Place Prize Money
1st $120,000
2nd $36,000
3rd $18,000
4th $9,000
5th $5,000
6th $4,000
7th $4,000
8th $4,000

Autumn Stakes Race Number

The Autumn Stakes is race number 3 on the 9th of February, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

Autumn Stakes Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s Autumn Stakes has been released.

Autumn Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 Autumn Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Autumn Stakes Winners

Winners of the Autumn Stakes for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 Holy Snow Mick Price Michael Dee 56 kgs 1:24.89
2017 Oak Door Robert Smerdon Damian Lane 56 kgs 1:23.54
2016 Mahuta Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 59 kgs 1:23.49
2015 San Nicasio Peter Moody Ben Melham 56 kgs 1:23.66
2014 Thunder Fantasy Anthony Cummings Mark Zahra 56 kgs 1:23.82
2013 Mulaazem Peter Moody Luke Nolen 56 kgs 1:23.66
2012 Pied A Terre Peter Snowden Mark Zahra 56 kgs 1:24.70
2011 Dusty Star Peter Morgan Craig Williams 55.5 kgs 1:22.50
2010 Denman Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 57.5 kgs 1:23.38
2009 Fravashi Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 57.5 kgs 1:22.83
2008 Light Fantastic Mick Price Steven King 57 kgs 1:23.26
2007 Catechuchu David Hayes Craig Williams 55.5 kgs 1:24.78
2006 Apache Cat Greg Eurell Glen Boss 57.5 kgs 1:24.72
2005 Shinzig Chris Waller Steven King 54 kgs 1:23.40
2004 Special Harmony Lee Freedman Damien Oliver 55.5 kgs 1:23.57
2003 Titanic Jack Tom Hughes Patrick Payne 56.5 kgs 1:25.16
2002 Dash For Cash Rick Hore-Lacy Greg Childs 54.5 kgs 1:24.11
2001 Desert Sky Mathew Ellerton Greg Childs 55.5 kgs 1:25.17
2000 Sudurka Brian Mayfield-Smith Patrick Payne 58 kgs 1:24.06