Lightning Stakes Tips & Betting Advice

The Lightning Stakes is the first Group One sprint of the new year in Melbourne and a feature event of the autumn. 
Worth $750,000, the 1000m race is also known as the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes in honour of our greatest ever sprinter.
The race is ran down the Flemington straight and is contested under weight for age conditions. 

Lightning Stakes 2020 Betting Tips

Check below for the latest Lightning Stakes betting tips:

Lightning Stakes Information

  • DateSat 15 Feb, 2020
  • RacecourseFlemington
  • Race Distance1000 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$750,000

Lightning Stakes Bookie Offers

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes bookie offers are always offered by the corporate bookmakers who hand out some great bonus bet offers.

The following online companies should deliver offers on the Lightning.

Lightning Stakes Free Bets

If you are after Black Caviar Lightning Stakes free bets, you should check our promotions pages of our trusted bookies to see if any of them are offering bonus bet or money back specials.

Lightning Stakes History

Held on the first Saturday in March, the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes is one of Melbourne's top line 1000m sprinting events and one of Australia's best races.

Worth $750,000, the Lightning is one of two Group One sprints held at Flemington during the Autumn, the other being the Newmarket Handicap.

The race was known just as the Lightning Stakes, but after the invincible Black Caviar was able to claim three in a row from 2011-13, the race was named in her honour.

Lightning Stakes Field

We will have the full Lightning Stakes field here once the fields have been finalised.

Lightning Stakes Form Guide

The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes form guide is all about following the strongest short sprinters in the land.

Speed and power is what a horse needs to take out this event which is what the likes of Lankan Rupee, Black Caviar and Chautauqua all had.

If there is a short course specialist three-year-old well in the futures betting, you are best to hold off as recent history does not read very well for them.

Lightning Stakes Results

2019In Her Time
2018Redkirk Warrior
2015Lankan Rupee
2013Black Caviar
2012Black Caviar
2011Black Caviar
2009Scenic Blast
2008Apache Cat
2007Miss Andretti
2006Takeover Target
2005Fastnet Rock
2004Regimental Girl
2002Spinning Hill

Lightning Stakes Fixtures

The Lightning Stakes fixture is below. These are subject to change.

Race 1: Benchmark 84+
Race 2: Benchmark 84+
Race 3: Benchmark 90+
Race 4: Talindert Stakes
Race 5: TAB Vanity
Race 6: Benchmark 90+
Race 7: CS Hayes Stakes
Race 8: Black Caviar Lightning
Race 9: Open Handicap

Lightning Stakes Barrier Draw

The Lightning Stakes barrier draw will take place in the days leading into the event.

Check back in the week leading up to the Group One for a look at the Lightning Stakes barrier draw.

Lightning Stakes 2019 Result

1st - In Her Time
2nd - Osbourne Bulls
3rd - Sunlight

In Her Time Lightning
Corey Brown riding In Her Time winning the 2019 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (Getty Images)

Lightning Stakes Bet Of The Day

Check back in the build-up to the race for our Lightning Stakes bet of the day.

Lightning Stakes Social News

To get all the Lightning Stakes social news your best bet is the visit the Flemington social media channels.

Melbourne Racing Club Twitter account can be found at @FlemingtonVRC while their Facebook page is at FlemingtonVRC.

Lightning Stakes FAQ

How to bet on the 2020 Lightning Stakes?

To place a bet on the Lightning Stakes you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker.
Corporate bookies provide betting markets on the Lightning well in advance of the race date and provide best tote and fixed odds markets in the week leading into the race.

Who to bet on in the 2020 Lightning Stakes?

The Lightning Stakes is ran over the 1000m which caters directly to the top sprinters in the land.
Follow the shortcourse specialists from around the country and check our tips prior to the running of the Lightning Stakes.

Best way to bet on the Lightning Stakes?

Is there a better way to bet than from the comfort of your own home?
All you need to do these days is have a smartphone or laptop and you can sign up to an online bookmaker to place wagers from your couch.

How to live stream the Lightning Stakes?

Punters wanting to live stream the Lightning Stakes can get all the information from our live streaming hub.

When is the 2020 Lightning Stakes?

The 2020 Lightning Stakes is set to run on February 15.

It is the opening Group One sprint of the new year in Melbourne.

How long is the Lightning Stakes?

The Lightning Stakes is a sprinting event that's ran over the 1000m.

Where is the Lightning Stakes?

The Lightning Stakes is ran every year at Flemington racecourse, which is located in Melbourne, Australia.

Who won the 2019 Lightning Stakes?

In Her Time won the 2019 Lightning Stakes from Godolphin runner Osborne Bulls and the third placed Sunlight.

What is the prize money for the Lightning Stakes?

The Lightning Stakes is worth $750,000. 
It is the first Group One sprint of the Melbourne new year.