- Date: Friday October 21, 2016
- Racecourse: Moonee Valley
- Race Distance: 1,200m
- Conditions: Weight For Age
- Prize Money: $1 million
2016 Manikato Stakes News
The Golden Slipper winning combination of jockey Ben Melham and trainer Gary Portelli will team up again with Rebel Dane in the Group 1 $500,000 William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night.
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The 2016 Manikato Stakes is a Group 1 race that is held at Moonee Valley racecourse during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Run annually in September, the Manikato Stakes is worth $1 million in prize money and is run over a sprinter’s distance of 1,200 metres. The Manikato Stakes is run under weight-for-age conditions and takes place on the same night as the Group 2 Stutt Stakes for three-year-olds.
The Group 3 McEwen Stakes is often used as a lead up race to the Manikato Stakes, with Hay List claiming the McEwen Stakes and Manikato Stakes double in 2010. Horses that perform well in the Manikato Stakes often go on to prove successful in races such as the Group 2 Schweppes Stakes on Cox Plate Day later in the spring carnival.
The first running of the Manikato Stakes took place in 1968 when it was won by Winfreux. First run over a distance of six furlongs, the Manikato was changed to a distance of 1,200 metres from 1972 onwards. The Manikato Stakes began as a Principal race and was made a Group 2 in 1979. The race was eventually given its Group 1 status in 1989.
The Manikato Stakes was first known as the Freeway Stakes until its name was changed to the current title in 1984. The race is named after the great race horse Manikato, who won the Manikato Stakes in both 1979 and 1982. Manikato is also famous for posting five consecutive wins in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes from 1979 to 1983.
Other notable horses to have won the Manikato Stakes include Vain (1969). Dual Choice (1970-71), Tauto (1973-1974), Strawberry Road (1983), Rubiton (1987), Redoute’s Choice (1999), Sunline (2000), Spinning Hill (2002-03), Spark Of Life (2004-05), Miss Andretti (2006) and Danleigh (2009).
2016 Manikato Stakes Field
The final Manikato Stakes field is usually fairly well packed out with talent. It’s not often that the Manikato Stakes field runs without a few Group 1 winners amongst it. Because it is a Group 1 event, the Manikato Stakes field is almost guaranteed to produce some future black-type winners. In fact, it’s not unusual to see the better horses in the Manikato Stakes field go on to some very solid performances in other major events during their campaign.
The 2016 Manikato Stakes field will be published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||15411x10x5||BUFFERING||Robert Heathcote||Damian Browne||2||58.5kg||115|
|2||112x1311x4||CHAUTAUQUA||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||1||58.5kg||118|
|3||6136x129x7||LUCKY HUSSLER||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||10||58.5kg||113|
|4||64x321x245||UNDER THE LOUVRE||Robert Smerdon||Chris Parnham||5||58.5kg||110|
|5||54094×2367||REBEL DANE||Gary Portelli||Ben Melham||4||58.5kg||105|
|6||1x361539x1||THE QUARTERBACK||Robbie Griffiths||Matthew Allen||11||58.5kg||110|
|7||1x35313x60||JAPONISME||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||8||58.5kg||109|
|8||1x242156x3||FELL SWOOP||Matthew Dale||Hugh Bowman||3||58.5kg||108|
|9||21x1512x7x||HOLLER||John O’Shea||James McDonald||7||58.5kg||111|
|10||26x1631x54||ENGLISH||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Sam Clipperton||9||56.5kg||111|
|11||1x1121x43||CAPITALIST||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||6||53kg||104|
2016 Manikato Stakes First Acceptances & Weights
Set to be released on Tuesday October 6th, the 2015 Manikato Stakes first acceptances will include many of those who were expected to make it through.
The 2016 Manikato Stakes first acceptances will be provided below.
2015 Manikato Stakes Nominations
The 2015 Manikato Stakes nominations will be announced on Tuesday, September 21st.
The 2016 Manikato Stakes nominations is listed below.
|2||1112x1311x||CHAUTAUQUA||G||6||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||2||58.5kg|
|3||213x169x3x||LANKAN RUPEE||G||7||Mick Price||3||58.5kg|
|4||1x1121x4x||CAPITALIST||C||3||Peter & Paul Snowden||4||53kg|
|5||46136x129x||LUCKY HUSSLER||G||7||Darren Weir||5||58.5kg|
|6||264x321x24||UNDER THE LOUVRE||H||6||Robert Smerdon||6||58.5kg|
|7||354094×236||REBEL DANE||H||7||Gary Portelli||7||58.5kg|
|8||126x1631x5||ENGLISH||M||4||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||8||56.5kg|
|10||2111x4160x||TURN ME LOOSE (NZ)||H||5||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||10||58.5kg|
|11||x048346230||FAST ’N’ ROCKING||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||11||58.5kg|
|12||21x361539x||THE QUARTERBACK||G||6||Robbie Griffiths||12||58.5kg|
|14||11x242156x||FELL SWOOP||G||5||Matthew Dale||14||58.5kg|
|16||0x7236033x||STRATUM STAR||H||5||Darren Weir||16||58.5kg|
|17||13x73525x4||DOTHRAKI||G||6||Peter & Paul Snowden||17||58.5kg|
|18||1x130x154x||OUR BOY MALACHI||G||8||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||18||58.5kg|
|20||x3223x68x2||BALL OF MUSCLE||G||6||Joseph Pride||20||58.5kg|
|21||112x083x21||KEEN ARRAY||G||4||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||21||58.5kg|
|23||0x424x19x8||ALPHA MISS||M||5||Robert Smerdon||23||56.5kg|
|24||0x411L0x55||MISS PROMISCUITY||M||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||24||56.5kg|
|26||2346x115x1||FAATINAH||G||4||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||26||58.5kg|
|27||2210×18||DEFCON||C||3||Peter & Paul Snowden||27||53kg|
|30||55x2215x11||REDZEL||G||4||Peter & Paul Snowden||30||58.5kg|
|32||11x324314x||RUETTIGER (NZ)||G||5||Lee & Anthony Freedman||32||58.5kg|
|33||x19230x393||SANTA ANA LANE||G||4||Lee & Anthony Freedman||33||58.5kg|
|34||111x||RUSSIAN REVOLUTION||C||3||Peter & Paul Snowden||34||53kg|
|35||11x34127x4||SHEIDEL||M||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||35||56.5kg|
|36||13×1212311||VOODOO LAD||G||5||Darren Weir||36||58.5kg|
|37||x0130x10x3||KAEPERNICK||G||5||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||37||58.5kg|
|38||2152911×63||WE’VE GOT THIS||G||5||Greg Eurell||38||58.5kg|
|40||1x22x4||BATTLECAMP (NZ)||G||4||Lee & Anthony Freedman||40||58.5kg|
Manikato Stakes Winners & Results
Below you will find a list of winners of the Manikato Stakes since the year 2000.
|2016||1 Rebel Dane||2 Fell Swoop||3 Japonisme||1:10.9|
|2015||1 Chautauqua||2 Srikandi||3 Rebel Dane||1:09.5|
|2014||1 Lankan Rupee||2 Angelic Light||3 Famous Seamus||1:10.3|
|2013||1 Buffering||2 Lucky Nine||3 Sessions||1:11.4|
|2012||1 Sea Siren||2 Mental||3 We’re Gonna Rock||1:11.32|
|2011||1 Sepoy||2 Sister Madly||3 More Joyous||1:11.0|
|2010||1 Hay List||2 True Persuasion||3 Eagle Falls||1:09.9|
|2009||1 Danleigh||2 Phelan Ready||3 Nicconi||1:12.5|
|2008||1 Typhoon Zed||2 Absolut Glam||3 Kaphero||1:10.6|
|2007||1 Gold Edition||2 Vormista||3 Dr Nipandtuck||1:10.6|
|2006||1 Miss Andretti||2 Dance Hero||3 Sassbee||1:09.2|
|2005||1 Spark Of Life||2 Perfectly Ready||3 Our Egyptian Raine||1:11.5|
|2004||1 Spark Of Life||2 Yell||3 Dilly Dally||1:13.3|
|2003||1 Spinning Hill||2 True Glo||3 The Big Chill||1:11.2|
|2002||1 Spinning Hill||2 Bel Esprit||3 Mistegic||1:10.5|
|2001||1 Piavonic||2 Sunline||3 Falvelon||1:12.9|
|2000||1 Sunline||2 Honour The Name||3 Miss Pennymoney||1:11.6|