2016 Peter Young Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

St George Stakes

Held on the highly anticipated Blue Diamond Stakes Day during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival, the St George Stakes takes place at the Caulfield Racecourse every February. The racing carnival brings out the very best of Australian and international horses and provides world class horse racing action. The atmosphere is so electric it brings the city of Melbourne to the track to have a blast.

The 2016 St George Stakes will be run on the 27th of February 2016.St George Stakes

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Due to a name change in 2012, the St George Stakes is sometimes referred to as the Peter Young Stakes.

The St George Stakes is an Australian Group 2 weight-for-age race offering prize money of $200,000 to its starters. The race takes place over 1,800 metres making it an important race to keep an eye on in the lead up to the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) later in the carnival.

The Blue Diamond Stakes Day features an impressive seven Group races, with the headline event being the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) with the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) and Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) also generating a lot of attention. The day also features the Group 2 Autumn Classic (1400m) and the Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m), with the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m) rounding off the day’s proceedings.

Horse race tracks are renowned for always having elegant spectators, and the Caulfield Racecourse is no different, adding a fun-loving atmosphere to the proceedings. Being one of the heavily bet upon sports, horse racing attracts many punters from all over the world, including the St George Stakes, and punters make fortunes in the two-to-three minute race.

Nowadays many online bookmakers celebrate the St George Stakes and offer handy and secure online betting options to the wagers.

The Race track

Home to the St George Stakes, the Caulfield Racecourse is one of Melbourne’s best known horse racing tracks. Commonly known as “The Heath” it is situated eight kilometres from the Melbourne City centre.

The track has a triangular shaped field, which comprises three straights. The total circumference of the Caulfield Racecourse is 2,080 metres with the finishing straight being 367 metres. All the turns on the track have banking and the race is run in an anti-clockwise direction.

Upcoming Races

Group 3

Mannerism Stakes




4YO & Up

Group 2

Apollo Stakes




3YO & Up WFA

Group 3

Frederick Clissold Stakes




3YO & Up Qlty

Group 3

Launceston Cup





Group 2

Silver Slipper Stakes





Group 2

Hobartville Stakes





Online Betting

Betting on the St George Stakes could not be any simpler with the dominance of online bookmakers. Wagering over the internet has opened new horizons for people who want to bet and gamble from a distance. You can find the best trained bookies on the internet and the best information regarding the races and their schedules, the trainers and the bets which different people are placing and one can manipulate their own bets according to the trends on offer.

Race Information

When: February

Where: Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne

Distance: 1800m

Race Status: Group 2

Race Conditions: Weight-For-Age

Prize Money: $220 000

First Run: 1900

Other Names: Peter Young Stakes

St George Stakes News

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