Makybe Diva Stakes

  • Date: Saturday September 10, 2016
  • Racecourse: Flemington
  • Race Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Open Weight-For-Age
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2016 Makybe Diva Stakes News

He Or She to be ridden quiet in Kingston Town Classic

He Or She to be ridden quiet in Kingston Town Classic

The Lindsay Park trained He Or She will be ridden quiet in the Group 1 $1m Peters Investments-Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday in a bid to break the stable’s run of Group 1 placings.

He Or She, above, will be ridden quiet in the Kingston Town Classic at Ascot. Photo …

The 2016 Makybe Diva Stakes is a Group 1 event, formerly known as the Craiglee Stakes, held during the Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne every year. The 1600m event is contested under weight-for-age conditions with $500,000 in prize money on offer.

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The name change came about in 2007 to honour the three time Melbourne Cup winning mare Makybe Diva and she is done proud every year with a quality field always on hand for the event. The mile test is a fantastic distance that either stretches the sprinters towards the end of their trip or acts as an early run for the stayers for later in the carnival.

Prior to the 2013 running of the race, the Makybe Diva Stakes held Group 2 status.

Many runners out of the Makybe Diva Stakes will move on to further Group 1 races in either the Underwood Stakes at Caulfield in two weeks or the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington a month later.

The Makybe Diva Stakes really starts to lift excitement levels of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival with most of the big names starting to come out for this race.

Northerly completed a famous double in 2002 when winning this event and going on to claim the Group 1 Cox Plate. Sky Heights also scored a double with this race and the Caulfield Cup in 1999.

Other big name horses to stand out in the list are the treble of winners from 1993 to 1995 Mannerism, Mahogany and Jeune.

More recently Pompeii Ruler won in 2006 with Weekend Hussler winning in 2008 and Melbourne Cup winner Shocking claiming the 2010 event while Fawkner was a brave first up winner in 2015..

2016 Makybe Diva Stakes Field

The 2016 Makybe Diva Stakes field was officially released on Wednesday, 7 September. The 2016 Makybe Diva Stakes field does great credit to the prestigious history of the race. In the 2016 Makybe Diva Stakes are a number of top quality horses, such as Fawkner and Boban. The 2016 Makybe Diva Stakes field is extremely classy and will throw a very decent challenge to the punters. You can check out the 2016 Makybe Diva Stakes field below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 855821x2x0 PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ) Darren Weir John Allen 12 59kg 113
2 0208x0775x HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Ben Melham 11 59kg 109
3 92x21212x1 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Damien Oliver 8 59kg 114
4 9230x5501x OUR IVANHOWE (GER) Lee & Anthony Freedman Daniel Moor 7 59kg 112
5 4475×11828 JACQUINOT BAY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Nicholas Hall 9 59kg 104
6 357x0955x3 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 1 59kg 103
7 415x2018x7 HE OR SHE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 6 59kg 103
8 112x26x5x6 ALPINE EAGLE Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 10 59kg 103
9 731x4214x8 TARZINO (NZ) Mick Price Craig Newitt 4 58.5kg 109
10 11x7212x45 PALENTINO Darren Weir Mark Zahra 5 58.5kg 105
11 170x7089x8 AYERS ROCK Shawn Mathrick Luke Nolen 3 58.5kg 72
12 7x063540x2 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 2 57kg 107
13 x1F1x121x0 SOFIA ROSA (NZ) Stephen Marsh Ms Danielle Johnson 13 56.5kg 105

2016 Makybe Diva Stakes Nominations

Released on Monday September 7th, the 2015 Makybe Diva Stakes nominations were initially extended to Tuesday September 8th. The 2015 Makybe Diva Stakes nominations promise an exciting race, with a high number of extremely talented horses included. The 2015 Makybe Diva Stakes nominations are provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 112x26x5x6 ALPINE EAGLE H 5 Tony McEvoy 103
2 170x7089x8 AYERS ROCK G 4 Shawn Mathrick 72
3 92x21212x1 BLACK HEART BART G 6 Darren Weir 114
4 357x0955x3 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
5 0208x0775x HAPPY TRAILS G 9 Paul Beshara 109
6 415x2018x7 HE OR SHE G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
7 9230x5501x OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 7 Lee & Anthony Freedman 112
8 11x7212x45 PALENTINO H 4 Darren Weir 105
9 855821x2x0 PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ) G 7 Darren Weir 113
10 7x063540x2 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 107
11 x1F1x121x0 SOFIA ROSA (NZ) M 4 Stephen Marsh 105
12 15x11113x0 TALLY H 4 John O’Shea 98
13 731x4214x8 TARZINO (NZ) H 4 Mick Price 109
14 1511246×34 TASHBEEH H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 98

Makybe Diva Stakes Winners & Results

Winners and placegetters in the Makybe Diva Stakes since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2016 1 Palentino 2 Black Heart Bart 3 He or She 1:36.26
2015 1 Fawkner 2 Rising Romance 3 Entirely Platinum 1:37.96
2014 1 Dissident 2 Fawkner 3 Puissance De Lune 1:36.29
2013 1 Foreteller 2 Puissance De Lune 3 Moudre 1:37.0
2012 1 Southern Speed 2 Manighar 3 Moudre 1:37.8
2011 1 Littorio 2 Glass Harmonium 3 Midas Touch 1:37.8
2010 1 Shocking 2 Heart Of Dreams 3 Vigor 1:41.7
2009 1 Vigor 2 Typhoon Tracy 3 Master O’Reilly 1:35.8
2008 1 Weekend Hussler 2 Zarita 3 Littorio 1:38.6
2007 1 Marasco 2 Apache Cat 3 Zipping 1:36.7
2006 1 Pompeii Ruler 2 Sphenophyta 3 Zipping 1:38.5
2005 1 Confectioner 2 Free At Last 3 Our Smoking Joe 1:35.8
2004 1 Hugs Dancer 2 Elvstoem 3 Zagalia 1:38.2
2003 1 Pentastic 2 Walk On Air 3 Mummify 1:37.2
2002 1 Northerly 2 Le Zagaletta 3 Silver Baron 1:37.9
2001 1 Native Jazz 2 Aka Bilk 3 Universal Prince 1:37.4
2000 1 Go Flash Go 2 Oliver Twist 3 Showella 1:42.1