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Some facts about the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes


Some facts about the Group One $350,000 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Some facts about the Group One $350,000 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday:
* Known as the Invitation Stakes from 1951-74. Also known as the Marlboro Cup, Show Day Cup, VicHealth Cup, Eat Well Live Well Cup and Dubai Racing Club Cup.
* First run in 1951 when won by Jovial Lad.
* St. Joel won the race three times in 1953, 1956 and 1959 and ran second in 1954.
* Horses to win the race twice: Anonyme (1961, 1962), Tauto (1970, 1971), Private Talk (1976, 1979) and Testa Rossa (1999, 2000).
* Other notable horses to have won the race include Manikato (1978), Mannerism (1992), Our Maizcay (1995), Encosta De Lago (1996) and Exceed And Excel (2003).
* Feature race connections – (same year victories):
– Clarke Stakes-Caulfield Cup: Mannerism (1992).
– Clarke Stakes-Cox Plate: Tauto (1971).
– Clarke Stakes-Toorak Hcp (same year since 1975): Canny Lass (1986), Magari (1982), Torbek (1980).
– Ascot Vale Stakes-Clarke Stakes (same year since 1975): Encosta De Lago (1996), Our Maizcay (1995), Manikato (1978).
* Mares’ record since 1975 – Six wins: Rewaaya (2006), Pernod (2002), Mannerism (1992), Canny Lass (1986), Trichelle (1985) and Cap d’Antibes (1975).
* Three-year-old record since 1975 – Five wins: Exceed And Excel (2003), Testa Rossa (1999), Encosta De Lago (1996), Our Maizcay (1995) and Manikato (1978).
* Record of trainers with runners this year: Brian Mayfield-Smith – Orange County, Stickpin, Famous Roman (Orange County 2008); Lee Freedman – Estee (Mannerism 1992, Poetic King 1994, Encosta De Lago 1996, Mr Murphy 2001); David Hayes – Von Costa De Hero, All American (Rewaaya 2006, Barely A Moment 2005); Michael Moroney – Mr Baritone (Pernod 2002); Rick Hore-Lacy – Pinnacles (Canny Lass 1986).
* Record of jockeys with rides this year: Damien Oliver – Von Costa De Hero (Submariner 1990, Mannerism 1992, Poetic King 1994, Testa Rossa 1999, Mr Murphy 2001, Orange County 2008); Steven King – Stickpin (Encosta De Lago 1996, Cut Up Rough 1997); Craig Williams – Pillar Of Hercules (Barely A Moment 2005, Rewaaya 2006).