The 2015 Edward Manifold Stakes is a Group 2 event run at the start of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington Racecourse. It’s an event for three year old fillies run under set weights across a 1600m trip.
The winners at the end of the mile are greeted with $200,000 in prize money and the illustrious Edward Manifold Stakes title. The race is run on the same day as the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes and is the first of the top quality Group racing for fillies during the carnival.
Only the best fillies can navigate their way across the vast Flemington track and they always need to find a little bit extra to win the Edward Manifold Stakes.
For the top performers in this race the path is a little more direct with the Group 1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield run just 10 days later.
There have been plenty of top performers in the Edward Manifold stakes with the very best of them going on to grab a prized Thousand Guineas double.
Gallica in 2008, Alinghi in 2004, Special Harmony in 2003, Inaflury in 1998, Azzurro in 1992, Richfield Lady in 1991 and Riverina Charm in 1988 can all lay claim to achieving wins in both races.
Some other notable recent runners in the Manifold Stakes include She Will Be Loved which beat Miss Finland in 2006 and 2010 winner Sistine Angel ahead of Brazilian Pulse and Shamrocker.
2015 Edward Manifold Stakes Field
The Edward Manifold Stakes generally features a fairly strong selection of three year old fillies. As a Group 2 event with considerable prestige and prize money, the Edward Manifold Stakes field is often targeted by a high number of genuinely talented three year olds.
When the 2015 Edward Manifold Stakes field is released, it will be uploaded here.
2015 Edward Manifold Stakes Nominations
The Edward Manifold Stakes nominations have over the years developed a reputation for top quality. The creme de la creme of Victorian fillies enter the Edward Manifold Stakes nominations, seeking Group 2 glory and a winnable mile challenge.
The 2015 Edward Manifold Stakes nominations will be provided here on Monday, September 28th.
Edward Manifold Stakes Results
Edward Manifold Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are displayed below.
|2016||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2015||1 Badawiya||2 Sacred Eye||3 My Poppette||1:36.4|
|2014||1 Fontein Ruby||2 Maastricht||3 Crafty||1:37.6|
|2013||1 Se Sauver||2 Star Fashion||3 Solicit||1:39.6|
|2012||1 Maybe Discreet||2 Members Joy||3 Commanding Jewel||1:37.6|
|2011||1 Mosheen||2 Bliss Street||3 Celebrity Girl||1:38.1|
|2010||1 Sistine Angel||2 Brazilian Pulse||3 Shamrocker||1:38.1|
|2009||1 Majestic Music||2 Fomalite||3 Silent Surround||1:38.3|
|2008||1 Gallica||2 Cats Whisker||3 Sparks Fly||1:38.0|
|2007||1 El Daana||2 Serious Speed||3 Absolut Glam||1:40.1|
|2006||1 She Will Be Loved||2 Miss Finland||3 My Only Hope||1:37.0|
|2005||1 Serenade Rose||2 Empress Lily||3 Mary Marvel||1:37.2|
|2004||1 Alinghi||2 Ballet Society||3 Kylikwong||1:36.4|
|2003||1 Special Harmony||2 Ashenti||3 Bahamian Star||1:38.2|
|2002||1 Coupe||2 Fuji Dancer||3 Lashed||1:39.4|
|2001||1 Ugachuka||2 Li Lo Lill||3 Hot Beat||1:38.7|
|2000||1 So Gorgeous||2 Shelbourne Lass||3 Dashing Granada||1:37.9|