2014 Yalumba (Caulfield) Stakes Field, Barriers & Tips
Also known as the Caulfield Stakes, the 2014 Yalumba Stakes is a Group One thoroughbred horse race held at the Caulfield Racecourse every October, and forms part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
Hosted by the Melbourne Racing Club, the Caulfield Yalumba Stakes is worth $400,000 and draws the nation’s best stayers over 2,000 metres to compete under weight-for-age conditions.
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The 2014 Yalumba Stakes will be held on October 11th, 2014.
Held on the Caulfield Guineas Day – the first of three race days in the Caulfield Spring Racing Carnival, three other top quality Group One races go ahead alongside the Caulfield Yalumba Stakes; the Toorak Handicap, Thousand Guineas and of course the Caulfield Guineas.
- Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) 3YO SW
- Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) 3YO F SW
- Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) 3YO+ WFA
- Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) Hcp
- Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1000m) 3YO+ WFA
- Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) Qlty
- Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m) 3YO F SWP
- Group 3 Sportingbet Sprint Series Final (1200m) 4YO+ M SWP
- Listed Debutant Stakes (1000m) 2YO SW
- Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes (1400m) Hcp
The Yalumba Stakes was originally run in 1886, and up until 1972 changed its distance several times before sticking at the 2,000 metre mark. It has been a Group One event since 1979 – firmly planted as a prestigious race on the Australian calendar and is often used as an indicator race for the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate held one and two weeks later respectively.
Caulfield Guineas Day has earned a reputation as a prestigious racing occasion with global significance. The Yalumba Stakes itself has grown into one of the nation’s most distinguished events, drawing punters, horse racing connections and racing fans from around the world. As the premier weight-for-age event on Caulfield Guineas Day, the Yalumba Stakes is targeted by some top trainers and renowned horses as part of their ongoing spring campaigns.
Yalumba Stakes Information
- Current Race Name: Yalumba Stakes
- Date: October
- Racecourse: Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne
- Distance: 2,000 metres
- Race Status: Group 1
- Race Conditions: Weight-For-Age
- Prize Money: $400,000
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