New Zealand Bloodstock Caulfield WFA Championship
New Zealand Bloodstock continued its involvement across the Tasman in 2019 as sponsor of the Melbourne Racing Club's 'Caulfield Weight-for-Age Championship' for the ninth year.
A close second placing in the A$1 million Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes (2000m) has confirmed Black Heart Bart (Blackfriars) as a two-time winner of the New Zealand Bloodstock Caulfield WFA Championship.
The outstanding galloper won his first NZB Caulfield WFA Championship title in the spring of 2016, when he was at the peak of his powers and won the Group One Memsie Stakes (1400m) and Underwood Stakes (1800m).
As a nine-year-old, he has made a remarkable comeback during the 2019 NZB Caulfield WFA Championship, winning the Underwood Stakes (1800m) at 100-to-one odds and following it up with a gallant second in the Caulfield Stakes.
Encompassing four of Caulfield's premier weight-for-age races during the spring, the Championship Series includes the Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m), the Group 1 New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (1400m), the Group 1 Hyland Race Colours Underwood Stakes (1800m) and the Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes (2000m).
With almost A$3 million in stakes up for grabs over the four-race series, the ultimate winner of the Championship will receive trophies to the value of A$15,000.
If there is a dead heat for first place overall, then the horse which has the best finish in the final leg (Ladbrokes Stakes) will be determined the winner.
2019 NZB Caulfield WFA Championship Results
|Race 1||$200,000||Group 2 P.B Lawrence Stakes||Saturday 17 August 2019||1400m||Mystic Journey|
|Race 2||$1,000,000||Group 1 New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes||Saturday 31 August 2019||1400m||Scales Of Justice|
|Race 3||$750,000||Group 1 Underwood Stakes||Sunday 29 September 2019||1800m||Black Heart Bart|
|Race 4||$1,000,000||Group 1 Ladbrokes Stakes||Saturday 12 October 2019||2000m||Black Heart Bart|
2019 NZB Caulfield WFA Championship Points Table
|Black Heart Bart||19||8th Leg 2, 1st Leg 3, 2nd Leg 4|
|Hartnell||14||3rd Leg 1, 4th Leg 2, 4th Leg 3|
|Mystic Journey||10||1st Leg 1|
|Scales of Justice||10||1st Leg 2|
|Cape Of Good Hope||10||1st Leg 4|
|Cliff's Edge||8||2nd Leg 1|
|So Si Bon||8||2nd Leg 2|
|Homesman||8||2nd Leg 3|
|Harlem||7||6th Leg 3, 3rd Leg 4|
|Gailo Chop||7||3rd Leg 3, 7th Leg 4|
|Alizee||6||3rd Leg 2|
|Sikandarabad||4||4th Leg 1|
|Avilius||4||4t Leg 4|
|Mr Marathon Man||3||5th Leg 1|
|Despatch||3||5th Leg 2|
|Gatting||3||5th Leg 3|
|Humidor||3||5th Leg 4|
|Fifty Stars||1||6th Leg 1|
|Begood Toya Mother||1||6th Leg 2|
|Homesman||1||6th Leg 4|
|Kenedna||1||7th Leg 1|
|Oohood||1||7th Leg 2|
|Trap for Fools||1||7th Leg 3|
|Neufbosc||1||8th Leg 1|
|Yulong Prince||1||8th Leg 3|
|Suzuka Devious||1||8th Leg 4|
Championship Points Available
|10 pts||8 pts||6 pts||4 pts||3 pts||1 pt||1 pt||1 pt|