Run over 1,100 metres each year in February, the Rubiton Stakes is a Group 2 race, held during the Autumn carnival. With a two hundred thousand dollar prize purse, it’s sure to attract some great local talent.
This race is well placed as a lead in to the Oakleigh Plate, run at the very same distance just two week later. Also at Caulfield Racecourse, the Oakleigh plate pays out twice as much.
The status of this race has changed a few times. For the first 2 years, it was run as a listed race, followed by being upgraded to a Group 3 race for the next two decades. From 2013 onwards, is has been Group 2.
Rubiton Stakes 2020 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, February 8th, 2020
- Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 1,100 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights (with penalties)
- Qualification: Three year olds and over
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 2
- Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $200,000
- Inaugural Race: 1989
Rubiton Stakes Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Rubiton Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Rubiton Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Rubiton Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Rubiton Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Rubiton 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 Rubiton 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 Rubiton Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Rubiton Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Rubiton 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 Rubiton Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The RubiTon Stakes
- Log in at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- 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 Rubiton Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Rubiton Stakes 2020 Odds
Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Rubiton Stakes here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 18/12/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
Which Horse Will Win The Rubiton Stakes
The best way to pick who will win the Rubiton 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:
- Small Field – Last year’s race only drew 8 runners. Makes for easy place betting, albeit with a lesser payout.
- Local Sprinters – If they run around Melbourne and do well between 1000 and 1200 metres, than they’re perfectly suited to this race.
- Spring Revival – Some horses might be using this as their first race after a post-Spring spell. Look out for any horse who cleaned up in last year’s Spring Carnival.
Rubiton Stakes Favourites
Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.
Rubiton Stakes 2020 Field
The field limit is 16. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners below.
Rubiton Stakes 2020 Tips
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
Rubiton Stakes Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 8th of February, 2020.
Rubiton Stakes Barrier Draw
The 2020 Rubiton Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Rubiton Stakes Nominations
Nominations close at 12:00 PM on Monday, the 3rd of February, 2020.
Rubiton Stakes Weights
Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Monday, the 3rd of February, 2020.
Rubiton Stakes Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 5th of February, 2020.
Rubiton Stakes Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 5th of February, 2020.
Rubiton Stakes Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 8th of February, 2020.
Rubiton Stakes Prize Money
The Rubiton Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through eighth.
Rubiton Stakes Race Number
The Rubiton Stakes is race number 6 on the 8th of February, 2020. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.
Rubiton 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 2020’s Rubiton Stakes has been released.
Rubiton Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2020 Rubiton Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Rubiton Stakes Winners
Winners of the Rubiton Stakes for the past twenty years are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going back to 1989, please check our winners page.
|2019||Nature Strip||Chris Waller||Damian Lane||57.5kg||1:03.18|
|2018||Super Cash||Andrew Noblet||Craig Williams||56.5kg||1:04.54|
|2017||Super Cash||Andrew Noblet||Katelyn Mallyon||54kg||1:02.57|
|2016||Heatherly||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Katelyn Mallyon||51kg||1:02.21|
|2015||Chautauqua||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||57.5kg||1:02.39|
|2014||Lankan Rupee||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||57kg||1:02.50|
|2013||Adebisi||Desleigh Forster||Craig Williams||57kg||1:03.38|
|2012||Eagle Falls||David Hayes||Dwayne Dunn||58.5kg||1:03.88|
|2011||Catapulted||Mark Kavanagh||Michael Rodd||58kg||1:02.23|
|2010||Here De Angels||Mark Kavanagh||Michael Rodd||56.5kg||1:01.73|
|2009||Mind Your Head||John Ledger||Mark Pegus||58.5kg||1:03.44|
|2008||Here De Angels||Lee Freedman||Corey Brown||58.5kg||1:03.68|
|2007||Dance The Waves||Gillian Heinrich||Brad Stewart||58.5kg||1:02.96|
|2006||Bomber Bill||Maureen Harry||Vlad Duric||57.5kg||0:56.66|
|2005||Super Elegant||Tony Vasil||Kelvin Sanderson||57.5kg||1:03.46|
|2004||Super Elegant||Tony Vasil||Patrick Payne||57.5kg||1:02.33|
|2003||Super Elegant||Tony Vasil||Vincent Hall||57.5kg||1:02.96|
|2002||Intelligent Star||Mick Price||Stephen Baster||57.5kg||1:01.86|
|2000||Miss Pennymoney||Jim Conlan||Brett Prebble||51.5kg||1:02.47|