The Autumn Stakes is a Group 2 set weights & penalty race for three-year-olds that takes place each February at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne during the the Melbourne autumn racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres and has prizemoney of $200,000. The 2018 Autumn Stakes was won by Holy Snow from Mr So And So with Astoria third.
Held on Gr1 C.F. Orr Stakes day, which is the Melbourne Racing Club's second biggest day of the autumn carnival behind Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes day, the Autumn Stakes was run as the 'Hyland Race Colours' during the 2014/2015 racing season.
|Date:||Saturday 9th February 2019|
|Track:||Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||3yo - Set Weights + Penalty|
|2018 Winner:||Holy Snow|
The Autumn Stakes is a good quality three-year-old race in the autumn and serves as a good lead up event to the Gr1 Australian Guineas on Super Saturday at Flemington the following month. Heart Of Dreams (3rd in 2009) went on to win the Guineas after placing in this event.
A number of quality gallopers have won this race over the years including Denman (2010), Apache Cat (2006), Special Harmony (2004), Titanic Jack (2003), Dignity Dancer (1999) and St Covet (1995).
The set weight plus penalty conditions of the Autumn Stakes gives an advantage to the classier three-year-olds engaged and more often than not the best horse in the race will typically make his presence felt and prove a tough nut to crack.
Holy Snow (2018) finished strongly to win this event first-up from a spell and recent Autumn Stakes winners include Oak Door (2017) and Mahuta (2016).
1. $16.00 Holy Snow 56.0 Michael Dee
2. $21.00 Mr So And So 56.0 Craig Williams
3. $11.00 Astoria 57.0 Kerrin McEvoy
4. $7.00 Prevailing Winds 56.0 Damian Lane
5. $6.00 Levendi 58.0 Damien Oliver
6. $7.50 Black Sail 56.0 Regan Bayliss
7. $4.40 Villermont 58.0 Luke Nolen
8. $51.00 Muraahib 56.0 Jamie Kah
9. $41.00 Weapon 56.0 Stephen Baster
10. $15.00 Andaz 56.0 Michael Walker
11. $19.00 Illumicon 56.0 Luke Currie
Margins: 1.25 len, 1.25 len
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|2018||Holy Snow||Mr So And So||Astoria||1:24.8|
|2015||San Nicasio||Zebulon||Firehouse Rock||1:23.6|
|2014||Thunder Fantasy||Rock Hero||Late Charge||1:23.8|
|2012||Pied A Terre||Proliferate||Adamantium||1:24.7|
|2011||Dusty Star||Under The Eiffel||Eclair Mystic||1:37.2|
|2010||Denman||Guru Bob||Most Immediate||1:23.3|
|2009||Fravashi||Nicconi||Heart Of Dreams||1:22.8|
|2008||Light Fantastic||Vivacious Spirit||Viatorian||1:23.2|
|2006||Apache Cat||God's Own||Empress Lily||1:24.7|
|2005||Shinzig||Not A Single Doubt||Danehill Express||1:23.4|
|2004||Special Harmony||Youth||Dane Fever||1:23.5|
|2003||Titanic Jack||Storm Prince||Step Ahead||1:25.1|
|2002||Dash For Cash||Barkada||Zonked||1:24.1|
|2001||Desert Sky||Desert Eagle||Crop||1:25.1|
|1999||Dignity Dancer||Destruction Point||Paris Dream||1:23.0|
|1998||Blaze The Turf||Pleasure Giver||Dodge||1:22.7|
|1997||Tampir Lane||King Ivor||Catainer||1:23.2|
|1996||Nick On The Run||Tuscany Flyer||Zoffcoast||1:24.8|
|1995||St Covet||Dry Humour||Baryshnikov||1:21.7|
|1994||Royal Rubiton||Star Of Maple||Voting||1:23.8|
|1993||Just Juan||Air Seattle||Palace Reign||1:22.9|
|1992||Laranto||Jolly Old Mac||Dapper's Hope||1:22.4|
|1991||Canny Lad||Vain Rancher||Meg's Ego||1:23.6|
|1990||The Oval||Zaparri||Tango Master||1:23.1|
|1989||King's High||Aforesaid||Blazing Sword||1:23.7|
|1988||Havelock's Pride||Kaapstad||Lygon Armns||1:25.6|