The 2015 Maybe Mahal Stakes is a Group 3 race that takes place at Flemington racecourse in November on Melbourne Cup Day each year.
Run over a distance of 1,400 metres, the Maybe Mahal Stakes is held on the first Tuesday of November as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The Maybe Mahal Stakes is open to mares only and is worth $200,000 in prize money.
The Maybe Mahal Stakes is run under set weights plus penalties conditions, which means that the genuine talents tend to rise to the top in this sprint.
The race was initially run as a Listed race until it was upgraded to a Group 3 in time for the 2012-2013 racing season.The Maybe Mahal Stakes is often contested by horses that have performed well earlier on in the spring carnival in races such as the Group 3 Blazer Stakes (1400m), Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m), Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) and the Group 1 Moir Stakes.
Those mares that demonstrate ability in the Maybe Mahal Stakes may then go on to run in races like the Listed Summoned Stakes or the Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m) at Sandown. The Maybe Mahal Stakes is held on the same day as the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) and is named after a horse named Maybe Mahal who was the 1977-1978 Australian Racehorse of the Year.
Inaugurated in 2005, the Maybe Mahal Stakes is quite a young race. However, in the period since, a range of Australia’s best jockeys, trainers and horses have taken accolades in the event.
The Maybe Mahal Stakes has been known by a variety of sponsored names, including the Lavazza Short Black, the Herald Sun Stakes and the Liberty Financial Plate.
2015 Maybe Mahal Stakes Field
The Maybe Mahal Stakes field usually features some thoroughly experienced mares who have already repeatedly proven themselves across the 1400m distance. Although it is only a Group 3 event, the prize money and prestige of the day ensures the Maybe Mahal Stakes field features some genuine talent.
The 2015 Maybe Mahal Stakes field will be published below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||21145×6077||TYCOON TARA||Symon Wilde||Luke Currie||12||59kg||98|
|2||21112x21x2||PEACE FORCE||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||16||57.5kg||97|
|3||x75x1902x1||NAYELI||Peter & Paul Snowden||Ben Melham||13||57.5kg||97|
|4||1x13139x02||WAWAIL||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Kerrin McEvoy||5||57.5kg||98|
|5||6x17319x40||DIVERTIRE||Joseph Pride||Glyn Schofield||9||57.5kg||93|
|6||5241x54x15||SHE’S CLEAN||Chris Waller||James McDonald||1||56.5kg||100|
|7||2128×32101||EXCLUSIVE LASS||Nigel Blackiston||Michael Walker||17||55.5kg||85|
|8||2321110837||BERRY DELICIOUS||Jason Coyle||Tommy Berry||4||55kg||93|
|9||627×337825||WINE TALES||Chris Waller||Zac Purton||18||55kg||89|
|10||2436×10343||LUCKY LAGO||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Jim Cassidy||3||55kg||89|
|11||4x044x1439||SULTRY FEELING||James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||7||55kg||85|
|12||442x3390x3||TRAVESTON GIRL||Tony Gollan||Damien Oliver||14||55kg||89|
|13||25277×0045||SCARLET BILLOWS||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||10||55kg||90|
|14||8549×13117||KAYJAY’S JOY||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Damian Lane||8||55kg||85|
|15||6x7574x084||TAHNI DANCER||Clinton McDonald||Michael Dee (a)||6||55kg||75|
|16||13x6535x47||THINKING OF YOU (NZ)||Peter G Moody||Glen Boss||11||55kg||75|
|17e||48x830x126||UNEQUIVOCAL||Noel Mayfield-Smith||Blake Shinn||2||55kg||75|
|18e||16204×112||INTO THE MIST||Tony McEvoy||Dwayne Dunn||15||55kg||77|
2015 Maybe Mahal Stakes Nominations
The Maybe Mahal Stakes nominations draw horses from around the country. Many trainers seek to get their better mares into the Maybe Mahal Stakes nominations in an endeavour to get them into a highly competitive race towards the end of the spring racing carnival.
The 2015 Maybe Mahal Stakes nominations will be provided here.
Maybe Mahal Stakes Results
Maybe Mahal Stakes winners, place getters and winning times since 2005 are listed below.
|2015||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2014||1 Mahara||2 Rose Of Choice||3 Vibrant Rouge||1:23.3|
|2013||1 Plucky Belle||2 Arinosa||3 She’s Clean||1:22.7|
|2012||1 Koonoomoo||2 Cabernet||3 Mid Summer Music||1:21.0|
|2011||1 Sophie’s Spirit||2 Little Surfer Girl||3 Divorces||1:22.5|
|2010||1 Jersey Lily||2 Happy Hippy||3 Valentine Miss||1:23.4|
|2009||1 Strawberry Field||2 Ortensia||3 Rose Syrah||1:25.5|
|2008||1 Neroli||2 Jacqueline Rouge||3 Jewelled Gate||1:23.1|
|2007||1 Juste Momente||2 Zip Baby Zip||3 Goldfield Ashes||1:23.8|
|2006||1 Storm Signal||2 Pasikatera||3 Hasta La Ciao Ciao||1:22.9|
|2005||1 Vintner||2 Pin Up||3 Irongail||1:22.6|