HOW CHAMPIONS OF THE TURF HAVE FARED IN SMALL FIELDS
1939 Rawson Stakes – Ajax was sent out at 40-1 on ($1.025) in a three-horse race in which Spear Chief ended his 18-race winning streak.
1967 Blamey Stakes – Galilee was one of the two horses beaten by Tobin Bronze.
1970 Queen Elizabeth Stakes – Scratchings depleted the field leaving Big Philou and Rain Lover as the only runners in the race at Flemington. Big Philou emerged the winner from the race between two of Australia’s best racehorses at the time.
1980 Chelmsford Stakes – Kingston Town won in a field of four at Randwick.
1980 Grand Prix Stakes – Kingston Town overcame rivals Red Kilt and Star Dynasty at Eagle Farm.
1982 Hill Stakes – Kingston Town was beaten by three-year-old Cossack Prince in a field of four.
1989 Feehan Stakes – Our Westminster got the better of champion front-running sprinter Vo Rogue.
1992 Super Challenge – The famous match-race between superstars Better Loosen Up and Let’s Elope, with the latter getting home the fastest.
2011 Schweppes Stakes – Champion mare Black Caviar toyed with her three rivals over 1000m at Moonee Valley.
2016 Caulfield Stakes – Australia’s best racehorse Winx is set to take on Black Heart Bart and He Or She on Saturday.