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Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes: Date, how to watch, past winners, latest odds and more

A Melbourne Racing Club Group 1 Thoroughbred open handicap horse race, the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is a highly-anticipated contest on the Australian racing calendar.

WhatSir Rupert Clarke Stakes
WhereCaulfield Racecourse, Melbourne
WhenSaturday 18th November, 2023 
How to watchChannel 7
OddsAntino 5.00, Steparty 7.00, Amelia's Jewel 11.00, Attrition 13.00

What is the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

Run over a distance of 1400 metres at Caulfield Racecourse, the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is a Group 1 Thoroughbred open handicap horse race.

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is the feature event on the card along with the Thousand Guineas at the Melbourne circuit.

In 2005 the race was renamed in the memory of the former chairman of the Victorian Amateur Turf Club, Sir Rupert Clarke who passed away the same year.

When is the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

The 2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes will take place on Saturday 18th November with the running time of the race still to be confirmed.

Can I watch the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

Yes. The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes will be free-to-air on Channel 7 and on the 7Plus app.

How old is the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes was first ran back in 1951, with Jovial Lad winning the very first race.

It remained a Principal Race from 1951 to 1979 when it was upgraded to Group 1 status.

Who has won the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

Cassign Mav was the winner of the 2022 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, while Sierra Sue won the previous race in 2021.

Behemoth win the 2020 edition, with Begood Toya Mother coming out on top in the 2019 contest.

What is the prize money for the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

The total prize fund for the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is $1million for the 2023 race.

The winner of the race will receive $600,000. Second place will pick up $180,000, while third will scoop $90,000.

Each of the top eight horses will win prize money with sixth, seventh and eighth all picking up $20,000 for their efforts.

Who are the hot fancies to win the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes?

Antino is the current favourite to win the 2023 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at 5.00.

Steparty is also a contender at 7.00 to claim the title at Caulfield, with Amelia's Jewel at 11.00 and Attrition currently available at 13.00.

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