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
- Login at neds.com.au
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- 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).
- 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:
|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.
Autumn Stakes 2019 Tips
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.
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.
|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|