Manikato Stakes

  • Date: Friday October 21, 2016
  • Racecourse: Moonee Valley
  • Race Distance: 1,200m
  • Conditions: Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $1 million

2016 Manikato Stakes News

Australian pair draw midfield in Hong Kong Sprint

Australian pair draw midfield in Hong Kong Sprint

Australian sprinters Takedown and Rebel Dane have drawn midfield barriers in the Group 1 HK$18.5m Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Takedown, above, has drawn barrier 6 in the Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Takedown has drawn barrier six in the fourteen horse field with Tim …

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.

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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.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 x15411x10x BUFFERING G 9 Robert Heathcote 1 58.5kg
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
9 2617x1100x FLAMBERGE G 7 Darren Weir 9 58.5kg
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
13 1x35313x60 JAPONISME G 4 Chris Waller 13 58.5kg
14 11x242156x FELL SWOOP G 5 Matthew Dale 14 58.5kg
15 1x101x11 ASTERN C 3 John O’Shea 15 53kg
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
19 21x1512x7x HOLLER H 4 John O’Shea 19 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
22 13x35217x2 COUNTERATTACK H 4 Chris Waller 22 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
25 435x00110x RAGEESE H 4 Darren Weir 25 58.5kg
26 2346x115x1 FAATINAH G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 26 58.5kg
27 2210×18 DEFCON C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 27 53kg
28 1x16x204x7 KINGLIKE H 4 Gerald Ryan 28 58.5kg
29 11x16515x GHISONI M 4 John O’Shea 29 56.5kg
30 55x2215x11 REDZEL G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 30 58.5kg
31 3821x0x101 HELLBENT H 4 Darren Weir 31 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
39 2115x17x35 O’MALLEY G 6 Enver Jusufovic 39 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.

Year Results Winning Time
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