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Caulfield Sprint

The Caulfield Sprint is a Group 2 open handicap race held at Caulfield racecourse each year during the Melbourne spring racing carnival in October. The race is run over a distance of 1100 metres and worth $200,000 in prizemoney. The 2017 Caulfield Sprint was won by Snitty Kitty from Super Too with Faatinah third.

Held on the final day of the Melbourne Racing Club's three-day racing carnival, the Caulfield Sprint takes place on the same day as the MRC's premier race, the Gr 1 Caulfield Cup.

2017 Caulfield Sprint info

Date: Saturday 21st October 2017
Track: Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1100 metres
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $200,000
2017 Winner: Snitty Kitty

The Caulfield Sprint is a more than handy sprint race held on Caulfield Cup day and generally attracts the better sprinters going around at the time. Some very talented gallopers have won this race over the years including Sepoy (2009), First Command (2007), Rubitano (2002), Notoire (1999), Toledo (1997-98) and the brilliant Schillaci (1994).

A capacity field of very capable sprinters typically assembles for this event and horses who can run a strong 1100m or 1200m are well suited, especially those who possess a big finish. In a rare occurrence, the 2014 & 2015 editions of the Caulfield Sprint resulted in dead-heats between the two winners.

Snitty Kitty (2017) scored in a Mares BM90 race over 1100m at Caulfield before outclassing her rivals in this event and recent Caulfield Sprint winners include Our Boy Malachi (2016) and dead-heaters Lumosty (2015) & Eclair Choice (2015).

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Winners and placegetters in this race will be more than competitive in any of the good quality open handicap or weight-for-age events from 1000m to 1200m during the spring carnival.

Consistent sprinter Spirit Of Boom (2013) finished runner-up in the Gr2 Linlithgow Stakes at Flemington after winning this event.

Classy galloper Sepoy (2011) went on to claim the Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes on Derby Day at Flemington and Mid Summer Music (3rd in 2011) finished third in the Gr1 VRC Sprint Classic on the final day of the Melbourne Cup four-day carnival.

First Command (2009) was runner-up in the Gilgai Stakes prior to winning this race, while Turffontein (2nd in 2009) scored in the Gr1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes on his way to finishing second here.

2017 Caulfield Sprint result

1. $3.40 Snitty Kitty 53.0 Beau Mertens
2. $7.50 Super Too 53.0 Ms Winona Costin
3. $6.50 Faatinah 58.0 Hugh Bowman

then followed
4. $4.40 Property 53.0 Craig Williams
5. $7.50 Sweet Sherry 53.0 Joao Moreira
6. $13.00 Crystal Dreamer 55.5 Damian Lane
7. $18.00 Missrock 58.0 Mark Zahra
8. $18.00 Ocean Embers 54.5 Ms Nikita Beriman

Margins: 2.25 len, 1 len
Time: 0:56.28

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Caulfield Sprint recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 Snitty Kitty Super Too Faatinah 0:56.2
2016 Our Boy Malachi Faatinah Lankan Rupee 0:57.7
2015 =1 Lumosty =1 Eclair Choice Ball Of Muscle 0:57.4
2014 =1 Miracles Of Life =1 Bel Sprinter Shamal Wind 1:04.3
2013 Spirit Of Boom Shamal Wind Ready To Rip 1:04.7
2012 Howmuchdoyouloveme Canali Latin News 1:03.1
2011 Sepoy Curtana Mid Summer Music 1:03.1
2010 Set For Fame Dubleanny Soul 1:05.4
2009 First Command Turffontein Happy Glen 1:04.2
2008 Sunburnt Land Aichi Biscayne Bay 1:03.6
2007 Tesbury Jack Typhoon Zed Let Go Thommo 1:02.5
2006 Biscayne Bay Magnus Rightson 1:02.4
2005 Jet Spur Dance The Waves Mustard 1:02.1
2004 Leilando Dilly Dally Strikeline 1:04.0
2003 Blur Ancient Song Suit 1:03.5
2002 Rubitano Intelligent Star Pembleton 1:03.0
2001 Windigo Crystal Finale Point Danger 1:04.0
2000 Camena Easy Rocking Paint 1:02.4
1999 Notoire Pharein Appoint 1:03.9
1998 Toledo Towkay Dantelah 1:04.6
1997 Toledo Flavour Poetic King 1:02.7
1996 Ruffles Seika Royal Discard 1:04.6
1995 Petite Amore Just Awesome Tahitian Moon 1:03.4
1994 Schillaci All Our Mob Bellzevir 1:03.2
1993 Royal Discard Simonstad Zilbaha Star 1:03.6
1992 Tanjian Prince Welcome Knight Barcurra 1:06.2
1991 Euclase Western Sovereign Begone 1:04.4
1990 Rise N Shine Street Ruffian Unspoken Word 1:05.6
1989 Lonely Dreamer Prismatic Star Northern Poppy 1:03.5
1988 Rendoo Even True Meoldy Hit 1:03.2