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Eclipse Stakes Winners, Past Results & Latest News

Eclipse Stakes run at the Sandown Racecourse. Winners and past results of the Eclipse Stakes

Winners and Past Results for the Eclipse Stakes

A Group 3 race held at Sandown Racecourse every November in Victoria, Melbourne is the popular Eclipse Stakes.

The event is generally held at the end of the Melbourne spring racing carnival and it also provides one last chance to many jockeys, horses and trainers to win the big money.

The Eclipse Stakes is a Group 3 event and is a race held under open handicap conditions. Handicap conditions attract a wide range of horses to compete together for the huge amount of prize-money. The Eclipse Stakes race, hosted by the Melbourne Racing Club is run over a distance of 1800 metres with prize money worth $150,000 on offer. Earlier, Eclipse Stakes was scheduled after Sandown Classic Day but recently, in 2011 it was moved before the Sandown Classic Day to create a card with four group races.

Earlier on, the Eclipse Stakes was a listed race between 1934-1996 and was elevated to Group 3 in 1997. As earlier said, the Eclipse Stakes is held at Sandown Racecourse, so let's study some features and peculiarities of the Sandown Racecourse. The Sandown Racecourse was built as early as 1965 and is considered by many as the only metropolitan racecourse ever built in the 20th century. The Victoria Amateur Turf Club (VATC), first administered the Sandown Racecourse.

There are four main types of races which are being held at Sandown Racecourse and they are: Sandown Classic, under weight for age conditions for covering a distance of 2400 metres, Sandown Guineas, under set weights conditions for covering a distance of 1600 metres, Sandown Stakes, under handicap conditions for covering a distance of 1500 metres and last but not the least, is the Eclipse Stakes, held under handicap conditions for covering a distance of 1800 metres. The Eclipse Stakes is the last group race of the spring racing carnival in Melbourne .

The middle distance race generally attracts those horses coming from longer races held during the Flemington Carnival.

The Eclipse Stakes also attracts those jockeys who earlier participated in the Group 3 Matriarch Stakes on Emirates Day. The long and straight Sandown Racecourse test a horse's mettle in the long run and this race is particularly suitable for horses who have the staying ability to stretch over a mile.

Recently, Rothero won in 2011, followed up by Viking Hero in 2010 and Bashful Girl in 2009 in Eclipse Stakes race events.

YearEclipse Stakes Winners
2021Regalo Di Gaetano
2020So Si Bon
2015Casino Dancer
2012Eclair Surprise
2010Viking Hero
2009Bashful Girl
2008Eskimo Dan
2007Like It Is
2005Aqua D'Amore
2001Fields Of Omagh
2000Tickle My
1998Prime Address
1997Burning Embers
1996Gold City
1994Innocent King
1991Luisant Bijou
1989Eastern Classic
1988Super Impose
1987Prince Gano
1986So Vague
1985So Vague
1984Brave Salute
1983Allez Bijou
1982Range Rover
1981Pride Of Century
1979Bit Of A Skite
1977Princess Veronica
1976Better Draw
1974Leica Lover
1973Perfect Time
1971Sky Call
1970What's Brewing
1969Our Faith
1968Wings Of The Morning
1966Gala Crest
1965Beau Guard
1964Tobacco Leaf
1963Bengal Tiger
1961Teppo Star
1957Roman Holiday
1954Veiled Peak
1953Rio Janeiro
1952Morse Code
1951Merry Scout
1950Morse Code
1947Fine Fettle
1945Don Pedro
1943not held
1942not held
1940True Flight
1937Balkan Prince

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