Salinger Stakes

Chatham Stakes

Salinger Stakes

Date: Saturday 31st October 2015
Track: Flemington racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $300,000
2014 Winner: Deep Field

The Salinger Stakes is a popular open handicap race run over a sprint distance of 1200M during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The Group 2 race is held at the iconic Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne and is today worth up to $300,000 in prize money. The Salinger Stakes was known as the Linlithgow Stakes before the name was changed back in 2007. In the 2014 edition of the Melbourne Spring the race will feature on the same day as a number of great Group 1 races including the AAMI Victoria Derby, The Myer Classic, The McKinnon Stakes and the breathtaking Coolmore Stud Stakes.

In its proud history, the Salinger Stakes has never been short of talent and exciting competition. In the 2013 edition of the race Fontelina claimed the spoils with a remarkable performance to defend the title she had won in 2012 ahead if Sprit of Boom and Rarefied who both had to settle for second and third respectively.
The Salinger Stakes is often a great stage for horses that did well in the Group 1 Caulfield Sprint. The Group 1 AJ Moir Stakes is also a great lead up for this race and a number of high profile champions have graced this event in recent years. Some notable horses to take part in the Salinger Stakes include the outstanding Takeover Target back in 2004, Sister Madly back in 2011 and Hot Danish back in 2008.

The best progression for hoses that do well in this race is actually the Group 1 Patinack Farm Classic. The Salinger Stakes is not a prestigious race yet it tends to attract a number of great sprinters from different parts of the country. The race is expected to be a major Group 2 highlight in the 2014 edition of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Salinger Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Deep Field Driefontein In Cahoots 1:11.0
2013 Fontelina Spirit Of Boom Rarefied 1:09.0
2012 Fontelina Spirit Of Boom Tiger Tees 1:08.8
2011 Sister Madly Rarefied Temple Of Boom 1:10.4
2010 Whitefriars Beaded Chasm 1:11.1
2009 Eagle Falls Turffontein Absolutelyfabulous 1:08.9
2008 Hot Danish Fighting Fund Sunburnt Land 1:10.1
2007 Swick Great is Great Typhoon Zed 1:08.9
2006 Dance Hero Shadoways Miss Andretti 1:08.6
2005 Glamour Puss Barely A Moment Cape Of Good Hope 1:08.9
2004 Takeover Target Recurring St Basil 1:08.2
2003 Ancient Song Into The Night Blessum 1:11.0
2002 Rubitano Intelligent Star Cosmic Strike 1:07.1
2001 Sudurka Hire Camena 1:08.4
2000 Easy Rocking Umrum Tilt The Scales 1:10.0
1999 Pharein Toledo Cannyanna 1:07.9
1998 Flavour Scandinavia Towkay 1:09.5
1997 Notoire Rock You Flavour 1:11.1
1996 Gold Ace Seika Masked Party 1:07.5
1995 Brawny Spirit Sword Racers Edge 1:08.4
1994 Hareeba Khaptingly Royal Discard 1:09.2
1993 Alishan Keltrice Primacy 1:08.6
1992 Unspoken Word Tanjian Prince Ghost Story 1:10.6
1991 Final Card Barrosa Boy Mr Tiz 1:07.8
1990 Planet Ruler Redelva Gypsy Rogue 1:08.1
1989 Planet Ruler Heavenly View Glenview 1:08.3
1988 Special Prismatic Star Our Westminster 1:09.9