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 2017 Schillaci Stakes was won by Super Cash from Illustrious Lad with Rock Magic 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.
|Date:||Saturday 14th October 2017|
|Track:||Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne|
|2017 Winner:||Super Cash|
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.
Super Cash (2017) resumed from a spell to win this event in classy style and recent Schillaci Stakes winners include Star Turn (2016) and Alpha Miss (2015).
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. $5.00 Super Cash 56.5 Ms Katelyn Mallyon
2. $11.00 Illustrious Lad 58.5 Anthony Darmanin
3. $5.50 Rock Magic 58.5 Jarrad Noske
4. $6.50 Hellbent 58.5 Brad Rawiller
5. $3.00 Sheidel 56.5 Mark Zahra
6. $10.00 Lankan Rupee 58.5 Craig Newitt
7. $16.00 First Among Equals 58.5 Damian Lane
8. $61.00 Le Cordon Bleu 58.5 Dwayne Dunn
Margins: 0.1 len, 0.2 len
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|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|