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.
- #4 Kementari
- #1 Zoutori
- #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
|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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- Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
- 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 neds.com.au.
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:
- Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m);
- Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m);
- Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m);
- Group 2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes (1400m) – Formerly the Blazer Stakes; and the
- Group 3 The Bart Cummings (2500m).
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|
|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|
|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)
Gilgai STAKES PRIZE MONEY 2021
The current Gilgai Stakes prize money is set at a total of $300,000 with prize money paid from first to eighth.
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.
|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|
|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|
|2009||All Silent||First Command||Light Fantastic||1:09.8|
|2006||Fast N Famous||Shadoways||Dance Hero||1:08.3|
|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|