Darley Classic

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Darley Classic
registered as VRC Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
Inaugurated 1960
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor Darley Stud (2016)
Race information
Distance 1,200 metres
Surface Turf
Track straight
Qualification Maidens non eligible
Weight Weight for age
Purse $1,000,000 (2016)

The Darley Classic, registered as the Victoria Racing Club Stakes, is a Victoria Racing Club Group One Thoroughbred horse race for horses aged three years old and over, under weight for age conditions, over a distance of 1200 metres held at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia on the last day of the VRC Spring Carnival.[1] Total prize money for the race is A$1,000,000.

History[edit]

The race is considered one of the major sprints of the spring racing calendar. Prior to 2006 the race was held on the first day of the VRC Spring Carnival, Victoria Derby day, but was moved the following year to the last day of the carnival. In 2007 the sprint was also changed to weight-for-age conditions.[1]

Name[edit]

  • 1960–1979 - Craven 'A' Stakes
  • 1980–1984 - Pure-Pak Stakes
  • 1985–1993 - Gadsden Stakes
  • 1994–1995 - Southcorp Packaging Stakes
  • 1996–2006 - Salinger Stakes
  • 2007 - The Age Classic
  • 2008–2012 - Patinack Farm Classic
  • 2013 - VRC Sprint Classic
  • 2014 - Darley Classic

Distance[edit]

  • 1960–1971 - 6 furlongs (~1200 metres)
  • 1972 onwards - 1200 metres

Grade[edit]

  • 1960–1978 - Principal Race
  • 1979 onwards - Group 1

Winners[edit]

  • 2016 - Malaguerra[2]
  • 2015 - Delectation[3]
  • 2014 - Terravista[4]
  • 2013 - Buffering[5]
  • 2012 - Mental[6]
  • 2011 - Black Caviar[7]
  • 2010 - Black Caviar[8]
  • 2009 - All Silent[9]
  • 2008 - Swick[10]
  • 2007 - Miss Andretti[11]
  • 2006 - Dance Hero[12]
  • 2005 - Glamour Puss[13]
  • 2004 - Takeover Target[14]
  • 2003 - Ancient Song[15]
  • 2002 - Rubitano[16]
  • 2001 - Sudurka[17]
  • 2000 - Easy Rocking[18]
  • 1999 - Pharein[19]
  • 1998 - Flavour[20]
  • 1997 - Notoire[21]
  • 1996 - Gold Ace[22]
  • 1995 - Brawny Spirit[23]
  • 1994 - Hareeba[24]
  • 1993 - Alishan[25]
  • 1992 - Unspoken Word[26]
  • 1991 - Final Card[27]
  • 1990 - Planet Ruler[28]
  • 1989 - Planet Ruler[29]
  • 1988 - Special[30]
  • 1987 - Sky Filou[31]
  • 1986 - Taj Quillo[32]
  • 1985 - Lord Ballina[33]
  • 1984 - River Rough[34]
  • 1983 - River Rough[35]
  • 1982 - Forgone Conclusion
  • 1981 - Zegna
  • 1980 - Watney
  • 1979 - Rooney
  • 1978 - Always Welcome
  • 1977 - Galway Bay
  • 1976 - Maybe Mahal
  • 1975 - Miss Lockleys
  • 1974 - Scamanda
  • 1973 - Century
  • 1972 - Beaches[36]
  • 1971 - Welsh Prince
  • 1970 - Dual Choice
  • 1969 - Vain
  • 1968 - Snub
  • 1967 - Iga Ninja
  • 1966 - Marmion
  • 1965 - Picca
  • 1964 - Star Of Heaven
  • 1963 - Ripa
  • 1962 - Samson
  • 1961 - Bengal Tiger
  • 1960 - Karina

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Winners and Past Results for the Patinack Farm Classic". Pro Group Racing Australia. 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "2016 Result – Darley Classic (held 5 November 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "2015 Result – Darley Classic (held 7 November 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "2014 Result – Darley Classic (held 8 November 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "2013 Result – Vrc Sprint Classic (held 9 November 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "2012 Result – Patinack Farm Classic (held 10 November 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "2011 Result – Patinack Farm Classic (held 5 November 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "2010 Result – Patinack Farm Classic (held 6 November 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "2009 Result – Patinack Farm Classic (held 7 November 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "2008 Result – Patinack Farm V.R.C. Classic (held 8 November 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "2007 Result – The Age Classic (held 10 November 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "2006 Result – Salinger Stakes (held 4 November 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  13. ^ "2005 Result – Salinger Stks (held 29 October 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  14. ^ "2004 Result – Salinger Stks (held 30 October 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  15. ^ "2003 Result – Salinger Stks (held 1 November 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  16. ^ "2002 Result – Salinger Stks (held 2 November 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  17. ^ "2001 Result – Salinger Stks (held 3 November 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  18. ^ "2000 Result – Salinger Stks (held 4 November 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  19. ^ "1999 Result – Salinger Stks (held 30 October 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  20. ^ "1998 Result – Salinger Stks (held 31 October 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  21. ^ "1997 Result – Salinger Stks (held 1 November 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  22. ^ "1996 Result – Salinger Stks (held 2 November 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  23. ^ "1995 Result – Salinger Stks (held 4 November 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  24. ^ "1994 Result – Southcorp Packaging Stks (held 29 October 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  25. ^ "1993 Result – Gadsden Stks (held 30 October 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  26. ^ "1992 Result – Gadsden Stks (held 31 October 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  27. ^ "1991 Result – Gadsden Stakes (held 2 November 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  28. ^ "1990 Result – Gadsden Stks (held 3 November 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  29. ^ "1989 Result – Gadsden Stks (held 4 November 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  30. ^ "1988 Result – Gadsden Stks (held 29 October 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  31. ^ "1987 Result – Gadsden Stks (held 31 October 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  32. ^ "1986 Result – Gadsden Stks (held 1 November 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  33. ^ "1985 Result – Gadsden Stks (held 2 November 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  34. ^ "1984 Result – Pure-Pak Stks (held 3 November 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  35. ^ "1983 Result – Pure-Pak Stks (held 29 October 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  36. ^ "Flemington Results – Craven 'A' Stks (held 4 November 1972)". News (Google). The Sydney Morning Herald. 5 November 1972. p. 78 col 3–6. Retrieved 26 October 2015.