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What you need to know about the Group One $350,000 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

* Known as the Invitation Stakes from 1951-74. Also known as the Marlboro Cup, Show Day Cup, VicHealth Cup, Eat Well Live Well Cup and Dubai Racing Club Cup.

* First run in 1951 when won by Jovial Lad.

* St. Joel won the race three times in 1953, 1956 and 1959 and ran second in 1954.

* Horses to win the race twice: Anonyme (1961, 1962), Tauto (1970, 1971), Private Talk (1976, 1979) and Testa Rossa (1999, 2000).

* Other notable horses to have won the race include Matrice (1955), Samson (1963), Ripa (1964), Nicopolis (1965), Cap d’Antibes (1975), Raffindale (1977), Manikato (1978), Canny Lass (1986), Rancho Ruler (1988), Mannerism (1992), Our Maizcay (1995), Encosta De Lago (1996), Exceed And Excel (2003), Barely A Moment (2005), Turffontein (2009).

* Feature race connections – (same year victories): Clarke Stakes-Caulfield Cup: Mannerism (1992).

– Clarke Stakes-Cox Plate: Tauto (1971).

– Clarke Stakes-Toorak Hcp (same year since 1975): Barely A Moment (2005), Regal Roller (2004), Canny Lass (1986), Magari (1982), Torbek (1980).

– Clarke Stakes-Caulfield Guineas (same year since 1975): Our Maizcay (1995), Manikato (1978).

– Clarke Stakes-Emirates stakes (same year since 1975): Testa Rossa (2000), Magari (1982).

* Mares’ record since 1975 – Seven wins: Response (2010), Rewaaya (2006), Pernod (2002), Mannerism (1992), Canny Lass (1986), Trichelle (1985) and Cap d’Antibes (1975).

* Three-year-old record since 1975 – Five wins: Exceed And Excel (2003), Testa Rossa (1999), Encosta De Lago (1996), Our Maizcay (1995) and Manikato (1978).

* Winning trainers with a runner on Saturday: Rick Hore-Lacy – Toorak Toff, Pinnacles (Canny Lass 1986); Anthony Cummings – Smart Missile (Turffontein 2009).

* Winning jockeys with a ride this year: Kerrin McEvoy – Pinwheel (Pernod 2002); Craig Williams – Toorak Toff (Barely A Moment 2005, Rewaaya 2006, Response 2010); Damien Oliver – Master Of Design (Submariner 1990, Mannerism 1992, Poetic King 1994, Testa Rossa 1999, Mr. Murphy 2001, Orange County 2008); Glen Boss – Smart Missile (Turffontein 2009).

 
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