Gilgai Stakes

Gilgai Stakes Winners: Zoutori (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) |

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

The Gilgai Stakes is a Group 2 sprint race contested down the famous Flemington ‘Straight Six’ course during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The 1200m event offers $300,000 in prize money and is run at set weights plus penalties.

Part of the Turnbull Stakes Day card, the Gilgai Stakes runs in either late September or early October on the same date as Sydney’s bumper Epsom Handicap Day program.

The best sprinters out of the Gilgai Stakes may back-up in Sydney’s $15 million The Everest should they secure a slot in the world’s richest turf race or return to Flemington on Derby Day for the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m).

All Silent (2009) was the last horse to complete the Gilgai Stakes – VRC Sprint Classic in the same year.

Run and won since 1984 the Gilgai Stakes has been won by plenty of star sprinters over the years including: Placid Ark (1987), Redelva (1988), Hareeba (1994), Hay List (2010),  Platelet (2013), dual champion Chautauqua (2014-15) and Sunlight (2019).

The race was renamed from Sir Rupert Steele Stakes to the Gilgai in 1999 in honour of  Gilgai Farm Stud in Victoria, the birthplace of superstar sprinter Black Caviar.

Gilgai Stakes 2021 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Weight Class: Set weights + penalties
  • Qualification: Three-year-olds and upwards
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Operator: Victorian Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $300,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1984
  • 2021 Gilgai Stakes Winner: Kementari

Gilgai Stakes 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Gilgai Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 2, 2021. 

  1. #4 Kementari
  2. #1 Zoutori
  3. #3 Kemalpasa

After an exciting four-way fight to the line, the Godolphin-raced Kementari ($9.50) returned to winning form defeating last year’s champion Zoutori in the 2021 Gilgai Stakes results with Kemalpasa running third for the second year in a row.

Gilgai Stakes Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

How To Bet On The Gilgai Stakes In 2021

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  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.

Gilgai Stakes 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Gilgai 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 Gilgai Stakes in 2021?

Deciding on which horse will win the Gilgai Stakes comes down to a number of key form facts and statistics on the race including:

  • Straight Six – Proven straight track specialists at Flemington have a top record in the Gilgai Stakes.
  • Bobbie Lewis Lead-Up – The Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) the key recent lead-up into the Gilgai Stakes with Zoutori (2020) the last to do the double.

Gilgai Stakes 2021 Favourites

Early favourites in 2021 Gilgai Stakes betting include Flemington ‘Straight Six’ specialist Zoutori and the ultra-consistent mare Away Game.

Sunlight ($2.25 in 2019) was the last Gilgai Stakes favourite to win.

Gilgai Stakes 2021 Field

The official Gilgai Stakes 2021 field of final acceptors will be announced on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below.

The 2021 Gilgai Stakes final field features a quality line-up of spring sprinters led in betting by the top weight Zoutori chasing his first win since the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap at this track/distance in the autumn.

  • Scratched: #5 Lost And Running (1)

Gilgai Stakes 2021 Tips

Favourite: #1 Zoutori ($3.50 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #6 Away Game ($3.60 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #9 Ruby Street ($26 at time of publish)

Our insider Gilgai Stakes 2021 tips will be available here the week of the race and a full Gilgai Stakes betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


Gilgai Stakes 2021 race day

The Gilgai Stakes takes place at Flemington Racecourse on October 2nd, 2021 as part of the Turnbull Stakes Day program. The other key Group status races on the card that day are the:

Gilgai Stakes 2021 Nominations

Nominations close at 12 PM, Monday the 27th of September, 2021.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x2330x3122 AWAY GAME M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 103
2 52336×3121 BELLA NIPOTINA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 99
3 x3455118x6 BONS ABROAD M 5 Kevin Corstens 81
4 x4875110x0 BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 5 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 106
5 270×321515 EXPRESS PASS G 5 Nick Ryan 97
6 311x2318x2 KEMALPASA G 6 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 107
7 5381x6602x KEMENTARI G 7 James Cummings 107
8 11x11211x8 LOST AND RUNNING (NZ) G 5 John O’Shea 100
9 0x363122x1 RUBY STREET M 5 Kevin Corstens 72
10 11x2048x37 SEPTEMBER RUN M 4 Chris Waller 110
11 8x40168x41 SPLINTEX H 5 Mark Newnham 108
12 114x7140x4 ZOUTORI G 6 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 113

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Gilgai Stakes 2021 Weights

The race is run at set weights plus penalties. Final weights will be declared by 4 PM, Monday the 27th of September, 2021 and will be published in our above Gilgai Stakes Field section

2021 Gilgai Stakes Top Weight:

  • #1 Zoutori (60kg)

Gilgai Stakes 2021 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM, Wednesday the 29th September, 2021 and will be published in our above Gilgai Stakes Field section. 

Gilgai Stakes 2021 Jockeys

Riders must be declared before 1 PM, Wednesday the 29th of September, 2021 and will be published in our above Gilgai Stakes Field section. 

Gilgai Stakes 2021 barrier draw

The 2021 Gilgai Stakes barrier draw will take place a few days before the race and will be published in our above Gilgai Stakes Field section.

Gilgai Stakes 2021 Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM, Saturday the 2nd of October, 2021. 

2021 Gilgai Stakes Scratchings: 

  • #5 Lost And Running (1)


The current Gilgai Stakes prize money is set at a total of $300,000 with prize money paid from first to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $180,000
2nd $54,000
3rd $27,000
4th $13,500
5th $7,500
6th $6,000
7th $6,000
8th $6,000

Gilgai Stakes Race Number 2021

The 2021 Gilgai Stakes is set to run as Flemington Race 4 at 1:50pm (AEST) on Saturday the 2nd of October, 2021. There will be a total of nine races that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Gilgai 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 Gilgai Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Gilgai STAKES LIVE 2021

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Gilgai Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Free-to-air television: Seven Network

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Stream Online: 7Live

gilgai Stakes Winners (Past Results)

See below for a list of past Gilgai Stakes winners going back to 2000.

2021 Kemantari Zoutori Kemalpasa 1:10.5
2020 Zoutori Dollar For Dollar Kemalpasa 1:08.3
2019 Sunlight Santa Ana Lane Zoutori 1:09.4
2018 I Am Excited Eduardo Bons Away 1:09.1
2017 Keen Array Sold For Song Malibu Style 1:09.2
2016 The Quarterback We’ve Got This Durendal 1:09.0
2015 Chautauqua Delectation Knoydart 1:09.8
2014 Chautauqua Bounding Final Crescendo 1:08.2
2013 Platelet Spirit Of Boom Steps In Time 1:10.1
2012 Hallowell Belle King’s Rose Spirit Of Boom 1:08.8
2011 Temple Of Boom Sistine Angel Response 1:10.5
2010 Hay List Catapulted Chasm 1:08.2
2009 All Silent First Command Light Fantastic 1:09.8
2008 El Cambio Swick Murtajill 1:10.1
2007 Stanzout Shadoways Valedictum 1:10.4
2006 Fast N Famous Shadoways Dance Hero 1:08.3
2005 Falkirk Glamour Puss Recapitalize 1:07.9
2004 Recapitalize Falkirk Amtrak 1:09.2
2003 Bomber Bill Mr. Magoo Red Labelle 1:09.7
2002 Cosmic Strike Strategic Image Rubitano 1:09.3
2001 Belle Du Jour Point Danger Gold Class 1:10.4
2000 Bomber Bill Sports Umrum 1:08.6