Caulfield Stakes

Now known as the Neds Might And Power Stakes and recently registered as the Ladbrokes Stakes for sponsorship purposes, the Caulfield Stakes is a Group 1 race, run over 2000 metres at Caulfield during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. As such, it serves as a good lead in for the Caulfield Cup, as well as the Cox Plate.

The Caulfield Stakes is part of the huge Caulfield Guineas Day card in October that features three Group 1 events.

A weight-for-age race offering $1 million in prize money, the Caulfield Stakes is considered a key lead-up into the Australasian weight-for-age championship race – the Cox Plate – run at Moonee Valley at the end of October.

Nine horses have completed the Caulfield Stakes – W.S. Cox Plate double throughout history with: Tranquil Star (1942), Rising Fast (1954), Kingston Town (1981-2), Bonecrusher (1986), Might and Power (1998), Northerly (2001), So You Think (2010), Ocean Park (2012) and most recently the champion mare Winx (2016).

Another potential option for Caulfield Stakes horses is Flemington’s Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) held on the last day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival with Arcadia Queen (2020) the last to do the double.

neds Caulfield Stakes 2021  – Fast Facts

  • Current Race Name: Might And Power Stakes
  • Race Day: Saturday, October 9th, 2021
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,000 metres
  • Weight Class: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Three year olds and over (excluding maidens)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $1,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1886
  • 2021 Caulfield Stakes Winner: Probabeel

neds caulfield 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Neds Might And Power Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 9, 2021. 

  1. #5 Probabeel
  2. #3 Nonconformist
  3. #2 Zaaki

Probabeel ($8) ran the ideal Cox Plate trial managing an upset win in the 2021 Caulfield Stakes results defeating the Caulfield Cup-bound Nonconformist ($16) in a photo while Zaaki ($1.28) ran third as the beaten odds-on favourite.

Caulfield Stakes Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

How To Bet On The Caulfield Stakes In 2021

Login at

  1. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  2. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
  3. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Neds Stakes 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Neds Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit


Which horse will win the 2021 Caulfield Stakes comes down to a number of key form factors including the barriers, form over the 2000m distance, recent Melbourne lead-up runs and their previous Group 1 race experience.

When selecting the Caulfield Stakes winner it is also important to consider:

  • Underwood Lead-Up: The Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) is the key Caulfield Stakes lead-up event with Ocean Park (2012) the last to do the double.
  • Older Runners: Horses aged five and above have dominated the Caulfield Stakes results with only seven four-year-olds winning in over 30 years and the last (non-European) three-year-old winner being Mighty Kingdom (1979).

caulfield STAKES FAVOURITES 2021

The early favourites in Caulfield Stakes betting for 2021 include seven-length Doomben Cup hero Zaaki coming off wins in the Tramway Stakes and Underwood Stakes this campaign, and the Jamie Richards-trained Kiwi mare Probabeel.

From 2009-2021 five Caulfield Stakes favourites have taken out the race with Winx (2016) the last to salute for the punters.

Caulfield Stakes Field 2021

The official Neds Stakes 2021 field is released the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

Zaaki dominates the small six-horse Might And Power Stakes 2021 field at Caulfield this weekend, Annabel Neasham’s Cox Plate-bound champion the one to beat again after an impressive second-up Underwood Stakes victory last time out.

Caulfield Stakes 2021 Tips

Favourite: #2 Zaaki ($1.28 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #2 Zaaki to salute for the punters (see above)

Best Roughie: #1 Homesman ($10 at time of publish)

Check back the week of the race for our exclusive 2021 Caulfield Stakes betting tips and selections with a full preview also to be published on the Neds Blog.


Caulfield Stakes Race Day 2021

The 2021 Neds Stakes takes place on Saturday, the 9th of October, 2021. Officially known as Neds Caulfield Guineas Day, there are 10 races on the card including plenty of Group status events. 

Other key events held on Caulfield Guineas Day include the:

caulfield STAKES 2021 BARRIER DRAW

The official 2021 Neds Stakes barrier draw takes place the week of the race and will be published in our above Caulfield Stakes Field section.

Caulfield Stakes 2021 Nominations

Closing time for nominations is 12 PM on Monday the 4th of October, 2021. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x12454x65 COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 1 57kg 111
2 7x1102x152 PROBABEEL (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards 2 57kg 115
3 3x31x932x2 HOMESMAN (USA) G 8 Anthony & Sam Freedman 3 59kg 110
4 7x6D111x11 ZAAKI (GB) G 7 Annabel Neasham 4 59kg 118
5 x725112310 NO EFFORT M 7 Gavin Bedggood 5 57kg 102
6 9x3502x641 NONCONFORMIST G 5 Grahame Begg 6 59kg 102
7 1x111x121 ELEPHANT (NZ) G 5 Emma-Lee & David Browne 7 59kg 106
8 388×311 FORGOT YOU (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 8 50kg 83
9 53x4x11x0x NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) G 6 Peter G Moody 9 59kg 103
10 x1111x6x42 DELPHI (IRE) H 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 10 59kg 103
11 1x4339x405 IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 11 56kg 80

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Caulfield Stakes 2021 Weights

The race is run at weight for age. Final weights will be declared on Monday, the 4th of October, 2021 and will be published in our above Caulfield Stakes Field section.

Caulfield Stakes 2021 Acceptances

Acceptances will be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 6th of October, 2021. The official 2021 Neds Stakes acceptances will be published in our above Caulfield Stakes Field section.

Caulfield Stakes 2021 jockeys

Riders must be announced by 1 PM on Wednesday, the 6th of October, 2021. The official 2021 Neds Stakes jockeys will be published in our above Caulfield Stakes Field section

Caulfield Stakes Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close by 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 9th of October, 2021.

caulfield STAKES PRIZE MONEY 2021

The current Caulfield Stakes prize money is set at a total of $1,000,000 with prize money paid from first to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $600,000
2nd $180,000
3rd $90,00
4th $45,000
5th $25,000
6th $20,000
7th $20,000
8th $20,000

Caulfield Stakes Race Number 2021

The 2021 Neds Caulfield Stakes is set to run as Caulfield Race 6 at 3:10pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 9th of  October, 2021. There are ten races in total that day at Caulfield.

Caulfield Stakes 2021 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Neds Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Caulfield Stakes Winners 

Winners of the Caulfield Stakes going back to 1983 are displayed in the table below.

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2021 Probabeel Brett Prebble Jamie Richards 2:01.51
2020 Arcadia Queen William Pike Grant & Alana Williams 2:03.38
2019 Cape Of Good Hope Mark Zahra  David & Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig 2:02.51
2018 Benbatl Patrick Cosgrave Saeed Bin Suroor 2:00.84
2017 Gailo Chop Mark Zahra Darren Weir 2:02.1
2016 Winx Hugh Bowman Chris Waller 2:03:04
2015 Criterion Michael Walker David Hayes and Tom Dabernig 2:02.0
2014 Fawkner Nicholas Hall Robert Hickmott 2:01.6
2013 Atlantic Jewel Michael Rodd Mark Kavanagh 2:02.9
2012 Ocean Park Glen Boss G T Hennessy 2:04.7
2011 Descarado Nash Rawiller Gai Waterhouse 2:02.5
2010 So You Think Steven Arnold Bart Cummings 2:02.4
2009 Whobegotyou Damien Oliver Mark Kavanagh 2:01.5
2008 Douro Valley James Winks Danny O’Brien 2:04.3
2007 Maldivian 2:01.9
2006 Casual Pass 2:02.6
2005 El Segundo 2:04.8
2004 Mummify D Nikolic D L Freedman 2:03.2
2003 Lonhro D Beadman J R Hawkes 2:02.3
2002 Lonhro D Beadman J R Hawkes 2:00.6
2001 Northerly D Oliver Fred Kersley 2:02.5
2000 Sky Heights G Boss C Alderson 2:03.6
1999 Northern Drake G L Cooksley K L Man Man
1998 Might And Power J A Cassidy J Denham
1997 Filante J A Cassidy J Denham
1996 Juggler S R King Gai Waterhouse
1995 Danewin D Oliver R H Thomsen
1994 Rough Habit J A Cassidy John Wheeler
1993 Naturalism D Oliver D L Freedman
1992 Castletown N G Harris Patrick Busuttin
1991 Shaftesbury Avenue D Gauci Bart Cummings
1990 Sydeston Mick Dittman R E Hoysted
1989 Almaarad M Clarke C S Hayes
1988 Sky Chase J Marshall Bart Cummings
1987 Drought Greg Hall John Meagher
1986 Bonecrusher G M Stewart Frank Ritchie
1985 Tristarc W Treloar Ross McDonald
1984 Alibhai Mick Dittman T J Smith
1983 McGinty R D Vance C M Jillings