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LIGHTNING STAKES 2017 (1000 metres)
1st $300,000. 2nd $90,000. 3rd $45,000 – Group 1
WFA. Field Limit 20 + 4em.

The 2017 Lightning Stakes field at Flemington.

  • Our tip for the Lightning Stakes
    #12 Star Turn $5/1.95
    (full set of HRA Tips)

1 TERRAVISTA – C Brown – 9 – 58.5kg
2 FLAMBERGE – B Rawiller – 1 – 58.5kg
3 THE QUARTERBACK – M Allen – 12 – 58.5kg
4 COUNTERATTACK – M Zahra – 6 – 58.5kg
5 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD – A Darmanin – 8 – 58.5kg
6 FAATINAH – R Bayliss – 11 – 58.5kg
7 SPIETH – H Bowman – 5 – 58.5kg
8 SUPIDO – L Nolen – 10 – 58.5kg
9 ORUJO – N Callow – 13 – 58.5kg
10 HEATHERLY – D Lane – 3 – 56.5kg
11 FLYING ARTIE – D Oliver – 4 – 55.5kg
12 STAR TURN – D Dunn – 2 – 55.5kg
13 MISSROCK – C Williams – 7 – 53.5kg

The 2017 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes is a 1000m sprint race up the straight at Flemington, that takes place on Saturday February 18th and marks the start of the Autumn Carnival in Melbourne.

This years Black Caviar Lightning has shaped as a relatively open betting affair, with 3 horses under $5 (Flying Artie, Star Turn, Spieth), and a further 3 around $8.5 in the market (Supido, Terravista, Heatherly).

(2017 Lightning Stakes – $4.5 fav Flying Artie)


A WFA Group 1 race the Lightning Stakes has been won in recent time by such greats as Black Caviar (now called the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes), Chautauqua, Lankan Rupee, as well as Scenic Blast, Apache Cat and Takeover Target in the mid 2000’s. There is nothing quite like a sprint race up the straight at Flemington!

The odds for the 2017 Lightning Stakes will be updated here along with the barrier draw, weights and the final field. Want to bet on the Lightning Stakes online? Then make sure you go to our betting page, and take advantage of the many joining offers available. They all offer joining incentives and or bonus bets, so why not take advantage of the bonus bet offers available now (not available in NSW).

Last years Lightning Stakes Result:
1st – CHAUTAUQUA
• 2nd – Terravista
• 3rd – Japonisme

Last years LIGHTNING STAKES VIDEO replay:

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Past Lightning Stakes results & times
Year – Winner – 2nd – 3rd
2016 – Chautauqua – Terravista – Japonisme
2015 – Lankan Rupee – Brazen Beau – Deep Field 0:56.2
2014 – Snitzerland – Shamexpress – Samaready 0:57.1
2013 – Black Caviar – Moment Of Change – Golden Archer 0:55.4
2012 – Back Caviar – Hay List – Buffering – 0:56.5
2011 – Back Caviar – Hay List – Warm Love – 0:57.2
2010 – Nicconi – Wanted – Shellscrape – 0:57.1
2009 – Scenic Blast – Typhoon Zed – Grand Duels – 0:56.9
2008 – Apache Cat – Swick – Stanzout – 0:57.3


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If the field for the 2017 Lightning Stakes isn’t out yet, bookmark this page and come back later for information on the final field, barrier draw and weights. We will do our best to keep all the information on betting, nominations, weights, acceptances, scratchings up to date. And most importantly, all latest information on the Lightning Stakes odds and betting prices.

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