Looking for early info on this year’s Schillaci Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,100 metres, the Schillaci Stakes is a Group 2 race taking place at Caulfield Racecourse. With a $300,000 prize purse, it attracts a quality line-up of sprinters.
Starting out as a Principal Race, this race has held Group 2 status since 1979.
This Schillaci Stakes serves as a good lead up for the Darley VRC Classic, which takes place at Flemington Racecourse during the coveted Melbourne Cup Carnival.
The event is also now a key lead-up into the following wee’s $15 million The Everest at Royal Randwick. In 2019 the Schillaci Stakes winner Trekking went on to run third in that year’s The Everest results and second in the $1 million Winners Stakes named in honour of the previous season’s The Everest champ Redzel.
Schillaci Stakes 2020 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, October 10th, 2020
- Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 1,100 metres
- Weight Conditions: Weight for age
- Qualification: Three year olds and over (maidens excluded)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 2
- Prize Purse: $300,000
- Inaugural Race: 1970
- 2020 Schillaci Stakes Winner: Dirty Work
schillaci Stakes 2020 RESULTS
The official 2020 Schillaci Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 10, 2020.
- #8 Dirty Work
- #10 Diamond Effort
- #7 Octane
The Hawkes Racing-trained Dirty Work ($4.20) was too good late in a driving finish to defeat the favourite Diamond Effort ($4) in a thrilling Schillaci Stakes 2020 result on Guineas Day.
|1||8||DIRTY WORK||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||William Pike||7||58.5kg||$4.20|
|2||10||DIAMOND EFFORT||Clinton McDonald||Mark Zahra||0.1L||6||56.5kg||$4F|
|3||7||OCTANE||Phillip Stokes||Jamie Kah||0.3L||4||58.5kg||$13|
|4||1||HEY DOC||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Luke Currie||0.8L||5||58.5kg||$5.50|
|5||3||SPLINTEX||Mark Newnham||Hugh Bowman||1L||1||58.5kg||$5.50|
|6||6||BOLD STAR||Gordon Richards||Craig Williams||1.75L||3||58.5kg||$8.50|
|7||4||ORDER OF COMMAND||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||3.5L||2||58.5kg||$11|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Schillaci Stakes Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Schillaci Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Schillaci Stakes|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Schillaci Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Schillaci 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 Schillaci 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 Schillaci Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Schillaci Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Schillaci 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 Schillaci Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Schillaci Stakes
- Join up 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 Schillaci Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Schillaci Stakes 2020 Odds
Early market odds on the 2020 Schillaci Stakes will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Schillaci Stakes here once betting opens.
Which Horse Will Win The Schillaci Stakes
The best way to pick who will win the Schillaci 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:
- Single Figure Fancies – This race is typically won by horses offering odds of less than $10.
- Local Sprinters – Look for Melbourne horses that excel at sprinting distances, especially those who have experience at the Group 1 and Group 2 level.
- Best Barrier – Being drawn close to the rails will give a horse an advantage in this race.
Schillaci Stakes 2020 Favourites
Early favourites in 2020 Schillaci Stakes betting include the Hawkes Racing-trained Dirty Work and the in-form Diamond Effort.
Trekking ($4 in 2019) was the last Schillaci Stakes favourite to salute.
Schillaci Stakes 2020 Field
The official 2020 Schillaci Stakes field of final acceptances is released on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.
The Schillaci Stakes 2020 field has attracted a quality line-up of sprinters led in betting by The Heath Stakes winning mare Diamond Effort down in class off a credible Group 1 Moir Stakes run at The Valley.
- Scratchings Update: #2 Jungle Edge (4), #5 William Thomas (8) and #9 Alfa Oro (6) have all been withdrawn.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||x58x3129x8||HEY DOC||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Luke Currie||7||58.5kg||112|
|3||x331911x56||SPLINTEX||Mark Newnham||Hugh Bowman||1||58.5kg||105|
|4||527x1153x3||ORDER OF COMMAND||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||2||58.5kg||106|
|6||128438×466||BOLD STAR||Gordon Richards||Craig Williams||3||58.5kg||96|
|7||x111x41114||OCTANE||Phillip Stokes||Jamie Kah||5||58.5kg||86|
|8||x548111x34||DIRTY WORK||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||William Pike||10||58.5kg||102|
|10||80x1111x15||DIAMOND EFFORT||Clinton McDonald||Mark Zahra||9||56.5kg||104|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Schillaci Stakes 2020 Tips
Favourite: #10 Diamond Effort ($3.70 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #7 Octane ($9 at time of publish)
Best Roughie: See above ‘Best Bet’
Our exclusive 2020 Schillaci Stakes betting tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full preview available on the Neds Blog.
Schillaci Stakes Race Day
The Schillaci Stakes takes place on Saturday, the 10th of October, 2020. 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:
- Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m)
- Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m)
- Group 1 Neds Caulfield Stakes (2000m)
- Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m)
- Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m)
- Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m)
- Group 3 Northwood Plume Stakes (1200m)
Schillaci Stakes 2020 Barrier Draw
The 2020 Schillaci Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public on the Wednesday of race week and published in our above Schillaci Stakes Field section.
Schillaci Stakes 2020 Nominations
Nominations close by 12:00 PM (AEDT) on Monday, the 5th of October, 2020.
The 2020 Schillaci Stakes nominations feature a host of in-form sprinters including the classy young San Domenico Stakes winning colt Anders and Diamond Effort down in grade off a close finish in the Group 1 Moir Stakes.
|NOMINATIONS EXTENDED TO: 06/10/2020 10:00:00 AM|
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||12x21111x1||ALFA ORO (NZ)||G||5||Matt Laurie||89|
|2||0x1334x09x||ALL TOO ROYAL||G||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||96|
|3||436x211x11||ANDERS||C||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||90|
|4||128438×466||BOLD STAR||G||5||Gordon Richards||96|
|5||80x1111x15||DIAMOND EFFORT||M||5||Clinton McDonald||104|
|6||x548111x34||DIRTY WORK||H||4||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||102|
|7||x58x3129x8||HEY DOC||G||7||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||112|
|8||11118×12||HOW WOMANTIC||M||4||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||89|
|9||330D0517x0||JUNGLE EDGE||G||10||Mick Bell||106|
|10||21x25208x1||MUNTASEERA||F||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||77|
|12||527x1153x3||ORDER OF COMMAND||G||6||Danny O’Brien||106|
|14||41x70515x3||WILLIAM THOMAS||G||6||John Price||99|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Schillaci Stakes 2020 Weights
Weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 5th of October, 2020 and published in our above Schillaci Stakes Field section.
Schillaci Stakes 2020 Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 7th of October, 2020 and published in our above Schillaci Stakes Field section.
Schillaci Stakes 2020 Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 7th of October, 2020 and published in our above Schillaci Stakes Field section.
Schillaci Stakes Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 10th of October, 2020.
2020 Schillaci Stakes Scratchings:
- #2 Jungle Edge (4)
- #5 William Thomas (8)
- #9 Alfa Oro (6)
Schillaci Stakes Prize Money
The Schillaci Stakes prize purse is worth $300,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Schillaci Stakes Race Number
The Schillaci Stakes is set to run as Caulfield Race 5 at 2:35pm (AEDT) on Saturday October 10, 2020. There are ten races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.
Schillaci Stakes 2020 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 Schillaci Stakes has been released.
Schillaci Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2020 Schillaci Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Schillaci Stakes Winners
Winners of the Schillaci Stakes going back to 1999 are displayed in the table below. For a full list of winners, please visit our winners page for this race.
|2020||Dirty Work||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||William Pike||58.5 kgs||1:03.34|
|2019||Trekking||James Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||58.5 kgs||1:02.32|
|2018||Ball Of Muscle||Joseph Pride||Craig Williams||58.5 kgs||1:02.54|
|2017||Super Cash||Andrew Noblet||Katelyn Mallyon||56.5 kgs||1:03.25|
|2016||Star Turn||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Craig Williams||53 kgs||1:02.89|
|2015||Alpha Miss||Robert Smerdon||Craig Williams||56.5 kgs||1:03.55|
|2014||Rubick||Gerald Ryan||Kerrin McEvoy||53 kgs||0:56.68|
|2013||Unpretentious||Nikki Burke||Damien Oliver||58.5 kgs||0:57.67|
|2012||Buffering||Robert Heathcote||Hugh Bowman||58.5 kgs||0:56.95|
|2011||Black Caviar||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||56.5 kgs||0:56.73|
|2010||Black Caviar||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||56.5 kgs||0:56.68|
|2009||Lucky Secret||Tony Vasil||Nash Rawiller||58.5 kgs||0:55.97|
|2008||Wilander||Lee Freedman||Kerrin McEvoy||53 kgs||0:58.00|
|2007||Gold Edition||Ron Maund||Stathi Katsidis||56 kgs||0:57.36|
|2006||Miss Andretti||Lee Freedman||Damien Oliver||55 kgs||0:57.25|
|2005||Segments||Peter Moody||Scott Seamer||55 kgs||0:57.69|
|2004||Patpong||Tony Wildman||Damien Oliver||55 kgs||0:58.24|
|2003||Halibery||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||49.5 kgs||0:56.75|
|2002||Spinning Hill||Guy Walter||Patrick Payne||55 kgs||0:57.14|
|2001||Mistegic||Lee Curtis||Glen Boss||52 kgs||0:57.69|
|2000||Falvelon||Danny Bougoure||Damien Oliver||57.5 kgs||0:58.07|
|1999||Magic Music||Bart Cummings||Damien Oliver||55 kgs||0:56.92|