The Schillaci Stakes is a Group 2 weight-for-age race held at Caulfield racecourse during the Melbourne spring racing carnival each October. The race is run over a distance of 1100 metres and worth $400,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Schillaci Stakes was won by Ball Of Muscle from Spirit Of Valor with Missrock third.
From 1970 to 1999 the race was known as the ‘Chirnside Stakes’, and from 2000 onwards the ‘Schillaci Stakes’, and is named after former outstanding sprinter Schillaci. This race takes place on the first day of the three-day Caulfield spring carnival in October, which is Group 1 Caulfield Guineas Day.
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|Date:||Saturday 13th October 2018|
|Track:||Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne|
|2018 Winner:||Ball Of Muscle|
The Schillaci Stakes is a good horse's race run over the sprint distance of 1100 metres under weight-for-age conditions and is a race that always attracts quality sprinters who often go on to be stars of the spring.
A number of outstanding sprinters have won the Schillaci Stakes in recent times including topliners such as Buffering (2012), Black Caviar (2010-11), Gold Edition (2007), Miss Andretti (2006), Falvelon (2000) and Mahogany (1997).
Races such as the Gr1 AJ Moir Stakes are handy lead-up races to this event and horses contesting this race may go on to the Gr1 Manikato Stakes on Cox Plate eve at Moonee Valley. Another suitable race is the Gr1 VRC Sprint Classic at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Ball Of Muscle (2018) finished unplaced in the Gr1 Moir Stakes over 1000m at Moonee Valley before defying all challengers to win this event for Warwick Farm trainer Joe Pride.
Recent Schillaci Stakes winners include Super Cash (2017) and Star Turn (2016).
The Schillaci Stakes has provided winners and placegetters in a number of spring group races over the years. Champion mare Black Caviar (2010-11) won this event in consecutive years, along with the AJ Moir Stakes.
Apache Cat (2nd in 2009) went on to run second in the AJ Moir Stakes on Cox Plate day while Wanted (3rd in 2009) then ran second in the VRC Sprint Classic.
Lucky Secret (2nd 2008) went on to win the AJ Moir Stakes on Cox Plate day at Moonee Valley and Gold Edition (2007) went on to run 2nd in the AJ Moir Stakes and then the Gr1 VRC Sprint Classic on Emirates day.
Quality mare Miss Andretti (2006) won both the AJ Moir Stakes and the VRC Sprint Classic.
1. $9.50 Ball Of Muscle 58.5 Craig Williams
2. $17.00 Spirit Of Valor 58.5 James Doyle
3. $11.00 Missrock 56.5 Ben Thompson
4. $2.70 Voodoo Lad 58.5 Brad Rawiller
5. $5.00 Snitty Kitty 56.5 Mark Zahra
6. $10.00 Faatinah 58.5 James McDonald
7. $12.00 Savanna Amour 56.5 Michael Walker
8. $61.00 Havasay 58.5 John Allen
9. $15.00 Fleet Review 58.0 Dwayne Dunn
10. $21.00 Flamberge 58.5 Damian Lane
11. $151.00 Glenrowan Prince 58.5 Luke Nolen
12. $61.00 Intelligence Cross 58.5 Emmet McNamara
Margins: 0.75 len, 2 len
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|2018||Ball Of Muscle||Spirit Of Valor||Missrock||1:02.5|
|2017||Super Cash||Illustrious Lad||Rock Magic||1:03.2|
|2016||Star Turn||Malaguerra||Fell Swoop||1:02.8|
|2015||Alpha Miss||Cashed||Lankan Rupee||1:03.5|
|2012||Buffering||Golden Archer||Stirling Grove||0:56.9|
|2011||Black Caviar||Karuta Queen||Stirling Grove||0:56.7|
|2010||Black Caviar||Winter King||General Truce||0:56.6|
|2009||Lucky Secret||Apache Cat||Wanted||0:55.9|
|2008||Wilander||Lucky Secret||Gamble Me||0:58.0|
|2007||Gold Edition||Royal Asscher||Let Go Thommo||0:57.3|
|2006||Miss Andretti||Green Birdie||Nediyms Glow||0:57.2|
|2005||Segments||Danerich||Miss Mooney Mooney||0:57.6|
|1999||Magic Music||Paint||Northeast Sheila||0:56.9|
|1998||Show No Emotion||Theatre||Scandinavia||0:58.3|
|1995||Moss Rocket||Chief De Beers||Sequalo||0:56.1|
|1993||Green Sweeper||Our Pompeii||Prince Acumen||0:58.5|
|1992||King Marauding||Mamzelle Perdu||Grey Man||0:58.0|
|1991||Street Ruffian||Redelva||Sonic Express||1:00.2|
|1990||Street Ruffian||Benbara King||Dancers Choice||1:00.3|
|1989||Scarlet Bisque||Disputed Pearl||Vain Veleric||1:00.0|
|1988||Rancho Ruler||Special||Disputed Pearl||1:00.8|