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Some facts about the Group One Caulfield Stakes (2000m) on Saturday.

* First run in 1886 over nine furlongs (1800m) when won by Isonomy.

* In 1887-88 run over 10 furlongs (2000m) and a “distance”.

* Before 1968 run over nine furlongs (1800m).

* From 1940-43 run at Flemington.

* Until 1999 was the Caulfield Stakes.

* Notable winners include Wakeful (1901-02); Artillerie (1909-10; Malt King (1911); Eurythmic (1920-21-22); Chatham (1933); Hall Mark (1934); Ajax (1938); High Caste (1939-40); Tranquil Star (1942); Bernborough (1946); Comic Court (1950); Rising Fast (1954); Redcraze (1956); Lord (1958-59-60 when dead-heated with Dhaulagiri); Sky High (1961-62); Winfreux (1965-66-67); Gay Icarus (1971); Gunsynd (1972); Family Of Man (1977); Hyperno (1980); Kingston Town (1981-82); Mr McGinty (1983); Bonecrusher (1986); Naturalism (1993); Rough Habit (1994); Might And Power (1998); Sky Heights (2000); Northerly (2001); Lonhro (2002-03); Mummify (2004); El Segundo (2005); Maldivian (2007), Whobegotyou (2009), So You Think (2010).

Horses who have claimed the Caulfield Stakes-Cox Plate double in the same year: 14 – including Ajax (1938); Tranquil Star (1942); Rising Fast (1954); Gunsynd (1972); Family Of Man (1977); Kingston Town (1981-82); Bonecrusher (1986); Might And Power (1998), Northerly (2001), So You Think (2010).

* In 1954 Rising Fast won the Caulfield Stakes, the Cox Plate, the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup as well as the Turnbull, Mackinnon and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

* Jockeys who have won the race with a ride this year: Damien Oliver – Whobegotyou (Whobegotyou 2009, Northerly 2001, Danewin 1995, Naturalism 1993); Nash Rawiller – Descarado (Casual Pass 2006); Darren Beadman – Mighty High (Lonhro 2002, 2003); Michael Rodd – Lion Tamer (Maldivian 2007); Steven Arnold – Sahara Sun (So You Think 2010).

* Trainers with a starter this year who have won the race before: Mark Kavanagh – Whobegotyou (Maldivian 2007, Whobegotyou 2009); Gai Waterhouse – Descarado (Juggler 1996).

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