The Cockram Stakes is a Group 3 event for mares raced under set weights and penalty conditions over a distance of 1200m each year at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres and worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2016 Cockram Stakes was won by Ocean Embers from Thames Court with Telopea third.
Held on Group 1 Memsie Stakes day, the Cockram Stakes is the first group race of the new racing season in Victoria for mares only and has been run as the 'William Hill Sprint Series Heat 1 Stakes' in recent years.
|Date:||Saturday 2nd September 2017|
|Track:||Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||Mares - Set Weights + Penalty|
|2016 Winner:||Ocean Embers|
The Cockram Stakes is a mares only race over the sprint journey of 1200m that often attracts more than handy females who may or may not go on to better races ahead during the Melbourne spring racing carnival.
The classier mares engaged will be advantaged by the set weights conditions of the race and competitors in this event may go on to tackle similar type mares races like the Gr2 Lets Elope Stakes at Flemington on Makybe Diva Stakes Day or the Gr3 How Now Stakes at Caulfield on Underwood Stakes Day later in the carnival.
Ocean Embers (2016) took out a Mares race over 1100m at Caulfield before rocketing home to win this event and and recent Cockram Stakes winners include Madam Gangster (2015) and Gregers (2014).
A Time For Julia (2nd in 2013) ran third in the Let's Elope Stakes at her next start and Bonaria (4th in 2013) finished second in the Gr3 Ladies Day Vase at Caulfield.
Stradbroke winner Mid Summer Music (2011) went on to run third in the Let's Elope Stakes at Flemington & Gr2 Caulfield Sprint at Caulfield, before running a gallant third in the Gr1 VRC Sprint Classic at Flemington behind champion mare Black Caviar. Parables (2nd in 2011) finished runner-up to Mid Sumer Music in the Let's Elope Stakes.
Response (2nd in 2010) ran second in the Lets Elope Stakes after finishing runner-up in this event and she then stepped up another level to win the Gr1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield. Lady Lynette (3rd in 2010) ran third in the Gr2 WH Stocks Stakes at Moonee Valley before winning the Gr3 Inglis Mile on Cox Plate Day at the same track.
Cats Whisker (2009) also ran second in the Lets Elope Stakes before taking out the WH Stocks Stakes and Gr2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes later in the spring.
1. $4.40 Ocean Embers 55.0 Dwayne Dunn
2. $13.00 Thames Court 57.0 Ryan Maloney
3. $6.50 Telopea 55.0 Damien Oliver
4. $16.00 Andrassy 55.0 Ben Melham
5. $8.00 Don't Doubt Mamma 57.0 Luke Currie
6. $13.00 Cana 55.0 Patrick Moloney
7. $51.00 Miss Softhands 55.0 Steven King
8. $10.00 Choose 55.0 Ben E Thompson
9. $18.00 Egypt 55.0 Stephen Baster
10. $21.00 A Lotta Love 55.0 Dylan Dunn
11. $41.00 Awasita 55.0 Craig Newitt
12. $11.00 Kayjay's Joy 55.0 Damian Lane
13. $11.00 Jessy Belle 55.0 Ms Katelyn Mallyon
14. $12.00 Mossin’ Around 55.0 Nicholas Hall
Margins: 0.5 len, 0.4 len
|2016||Ocean Embers||Thames Court||Telopea||1:12.2|
|2014||Gregers||A Time For Julia||Commanding Jewel||1:09.8|
|2013||Octavia||A Time for Julia||Oriental Ruby||1:11.2|
|2012||Lady Melksham||Le Societe||Glows||1:12.4|
|2011||Mid Summer Music||Parables||Anabaa's Legacy||1:10.4|
|2010||Rhythm In Paris||Response||Lady Lynette||1:13.2|
|2009||Cats Whisker||Annesong||Flying Ruby||1:12.2|
|2008||Princess Gisella||Mimi Lebrock||Devil Moon||1:11.4|
|2007||Storm Signal||Universal Queen||Juste Momente||1:09.6|
|2005||Dea||Pretty Penny||Sarah Michelle||1:14.5|
|2004||Strikeline||Beautiful Gem||Rinky Dink||1:11.9|
|2003||Brief Embrace||Royal Sash||Ain't Seen Nothin||1:11.9|
|2002||Pernod||Calming||Miss La La||1:09.6|