Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Winners, Past Results & Latest News

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes run at the Caulfield Racecourse. Winners and past results of the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

Winners and Past Results for the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.

The Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes. The Melbourne Racing Club hosts the prestigious event annually at the Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne during the spring racing carnival in September.

Horses in this open handicap race cover a distance of 1400 metres in a bid to take home $500,000 in prize money. One can expect to witness a wide pool of classy sprinters and middle distance runners compete on the Caulfield track in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.

The other famous Group 1 race, the Underwood Stakes, also takes place on the same day.

The race is best suited to the above average sprinter who has the ability to stretch over 7 furlongs. Toorak Toff won in 2011 with Pinnacles and Master Of Design following in quick succession.

The event was run as the Invitation Stakes between 1951 and 1974. Jovial Lad went down in history as the first winner. It remained a Principal Race until 1979 when it achieved Group 1 status. Melbourne Racing Club now hosts the event in honour of its former chairman, Sir Rupert Clarke, who was also the chairman of Cadbury Schweppes and P&O Australia.

Top performers may saddle up for the Group 1 Toorak Handicap, Caulfield Guineas, and Emirates Stakes over the season. Over the years some of the top liners to win the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes include Mannerism in 1992, Poetic King in 1994, Testa Rossa in 1999 and 2000, Rewaaya in 2006, and Orange County in 2008.

Horses that compete in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes ought to be followed closely in other weight for age sprint races and open handicaps during the spring carnival. Many horses are tested over distances between 1200 and 1600 metres over a variety of events in the racing calendar including the Crystal Mile on Cox Plate day at the Moonee Valley track.

The Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Quality held earlier at Flemington may have a good field coming into the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes. Toorak Toff finished fifth in the Bobbie Lewis Quality before winning here. Runner up, Pinnacles, came into the race after a second place in the 1400 M Epilepsy Handicap and later won the Plumbtec Sale Cup Open over 1600 meters at Sale Racecourse in country Victoria. Regal Roller and Barely A Moment won the Sir Rupert Clarke/Toorak Handicap double in 2004 and 2005 respectively. After a sixth spot in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, All American won the Group 1 Emirates Stakes in style.

Among the other races that horses may move on to tackle is the Group 1 Rose Of Kingston Stakes held at the Flemington track and the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint and Group 1 Salinger Stakes as well.

Year Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Winners
2018 Jungle Cat
2017 Santa Ana Lane
2016 Bon Aurum
2015 Stratum Star
2014 Trust In A Gust
2013 Rebel Dane
2012 Moment Of Change
2011 Toorak Toff
2010 Response
2009 Turffontein
2008 Orange County
2007 Bon Hoffa
2006 Rewaaya
2005 Barely A Moment
2004 Regal Roller
2003 Exceed And Excel
2002 Pernod
2001 Mr. Murphy
2000 Testa Rossa
1999 Testa Rossa
1998 Lord Luskin
1997 Cut Up Rough
1996 Encosta De Lago
1995 Our Maizcay
1994 Poetic King
1993 Black Rouge
1992 Mannerism
1991 St. Jude
1990 Submariner
1989 Potrero
1988 Rancho Ruler
1987 Western Pago
1986 Canny Lass
1985 Trichelle
1984 King Phoenix
1983 Ranger's Son
1982 Magari
1981 Soldier Of Fortune
1980 Torbek
1979 Private Talk
1978 Manikato
1977 Raffindale
1976 Private Talk
1975 Cap D'Antibes
1974 Ptery's Son
1973 Millefleurs
1972 Proud Toff
1971 Tauto
1970 Tauto
1969 Heralding
1968 Joking
1967 Snub
1966 Maritana
1965 Nicopolis
1964 Ripa
1963 Samson
1962 Anonyme
1961 Anonyme
1960 My Peak
1959 St. Joel
1958 Gay Saba
1957 Luire
1956 St. Joel
1955 Matrice
1954 Rio Janeiro
1953 St. Joel
1952 Fetlar
1951 Jovial Lad