Black Caviar Lightning Stakes

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes, Flemington

Looking for early info on this year’s Black Caviar Lightning Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before the race.

Registered as the Lighting Stakes, the Black Caviar Lighting is run at a super short 1,000 metres each February. With an open qualification, and a $750,000 prize purse, it attracts its fair share of national and overseas talent.

This race can be seen as an excellent lead in to the 1,200 metre Newmarket Handicap, which takes place in March.

For over thirty years, it has been held at the Group 1 level. For the twenty four years of its existence, it was a Principal race, followed by 6 years of Group 2 status.

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, February 16th, 2019
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,000 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Open
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Victoria Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $750,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1955

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Betting

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

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Black Caviar Lightning Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Black Caviar Lightning Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Black Caviar Lightning Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Black Caviar Lightning 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 Black Caviar Lightning 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 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Black Caviar Lightning 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 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  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 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Black Caviar Lightning 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 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes here.

(Please note that the odds below are from 14/12/2018, prior to nominations or acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
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Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2018 Results

2018’s results are displayed in the table below:

 

Place No. Barrier Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Weight
1 4 7 Redkirk Warrior David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 58.5 kgs
2 1 9 Redzel Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 0.1 lengths 58.5 kgs
3 8 6 Missrock Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 1.35 lengths 56.5 kgs
4 7 10 Supido Michael Kent Beau Mertens 1.55 lengths 58.5 kgs
5 5 1 Rock Magic Chris Gangemi Michael Dee 1.75 lengths 58.5 kgs
6 6 2 Ball Of Muscle Joseph Pride Craig Williams 3.75 lengths 58.5 kgs
7 3 3 Hey Doc Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 5.75 lengths 58.5 kgs
8 2 4 Terravista Joseph Pride Mark Zahra 5.85 lengths 58.5 kgs
9 9 5 Super Too Marc Conners Stephen Baster 5.95 lengths 56.5 kgs
10 10 8 Formality David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 11.95 lengths 53.5 kgs

Which Horse Will Win The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes

The best way to pick who will win the Black Caviar Lightning 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:

  • Super Sprint – No turns and a ridiculously short length makes for a unique race. Find a horse that can run like crazy over small distance.
  • Spring Spell – Some of the entrants will have done really well last Spring, and are just now returning from their spell. Best to look out for those who have had a warm up race in Autumn and done well, or who are so well positioned from their last race in Spring that they’re sure to clean up.
  • Single Starts – History has shown that drawing a single digit gate can usually results in a win for this race.

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Favourites

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

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2019 Field

The field limit is 12. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer
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Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBC.

Best Bet: TBC.

Best Roughie: TBC.

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 16th of February, 2019.

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Barrier Draw

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

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Nominations

Nominations close at 12 PM on Monday, the 11th of February, 2019.

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Weights

Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Monday, the 11th of February, 2019.

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 13th of February, 2019.

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1 PM on Wednesday, the 13th of February, 2019.

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 16th of February, 2019.

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Prize Money

The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes prize purse is worth $750,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $450,000
2nd $135,000
3rd $67,500
4th $33,750
5th $18,750
6th $15,000
7th $15,000
8th $15,000

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Race Number

The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes is race number 7 on the 16th of February, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Black Caviar Lightning 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 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes has been released.

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Winners

Winners of the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 Redkirk Warrior David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 58.5kg 0:56.33
2017 Terravista Joseph Pride Corey Brown 58.5kg 0:57.26
2016 Chautauqua Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 58.5kg 0:57.02
2015 Lankan Rupee Mick Price Craig Newitt 58.5kg 0:56.29
2014 Snitzerland Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 56.5kg 0:57.16
2013 Black Caviar Peter Moody Luke Nolen 56.5kg 0:55.42
2012 Black Caviar Peter Moody Luke Nolen 56.5kg 0:55.53
2011 Black Caviar Peter Moody Luke Nolen 56.5kg 0:57.20
2010 Nicconi David Hayes Damien Oliver 58.5kg 0:57.12
2009 Scenic Blast Daniel Morton Steven Arnold 58.5kg 0:56.94
2008 Apache Cat Greg Eurell Corey Brown 58.5kg 0:57.25
2007 Miss Andretti Lee Freedman Craig Newitt 56kg 0:57.22
2006 Takeover Target Joe Janiak Jay Ford 57.5kg 0:56.80
2005 Fastnet Rock Paul Perry Glen Boss 54.5kg 0:57.37
2004 Regimental Gal Shaun Dwyer Steven King 52kg 0:57.02
2003 Choisir Paul Perry Glen Boss 54.5kg 0:56.63
2002 Spinning Hill Guy Walter Steven Arnold 55kg 0:57.15
2001 Sports John Hawkes Darren Gauci 57.5kg 0:57.02
2000 Testa Rossa Dean Lawson Damien Oliver 54.5kg 0:56.04