- Date: Saturday August 27, 2016
- Racecourse: Caulfield
- Race Distance: 1400m
- Conditions: Open Weight-For-Age
- Prize Money: $500,000
2016 Memsie Stakes News
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The 2016 Memsie Stakes is the first Group 1 race of the Spring Carnival held in late August every year at the famous Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne. The open weight-for age event is run over a 1400m journey with $500,000 in prize money on offer.
Many runners will be first up in their preparations when they run in the Memsie Stakes but those that have run previously will likely have come through the Group 2 P B Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield two-weeks earlier. From this race it’s possible some will back up for the Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley the following week or run in the Group 2 Makybe Diva Stakes two weeks later at Flemington.
The Memsie Stakes can also be a great early guide to the Cox Plate with plenty of names featured on both winners lists.
After being upgraded to Group 1 level from Group 2 in 2013, the Memsie Stakes is now the first Group 1 event of the racing season.
The Memsie Stakes has been won by some greats of the Australian Turf and as well as being a great race in its own right, has proven to be a great stepping stone for the major weight for age races later in the Melbourne Spring Carnival including the Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes at Caulfield and the Group 1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley and the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes now the Emirates Stakes at Flemington.
In recent times Sunline (2000), Makybe Diva (2005) and So You Think (2010) went on to win the Cox Plate after winning the Memsie Stakes in the same year while El Segundo won the Memsie Stakes in 2006 and the Cox Plate the following year.
Sir Boom had an interesting history in the event winning in 1996 before not featuring again until a second victory in 1999.
Sunline’s famous double came at the turn of the century winning the 2000 and 2001 races and triple Melbourne Cup champion Makybe Diva captured the 2005 Memsie Stakes
More recently the race has crowned Miss Finland in 2007 and Weekend Hussler in 2008 with So You Think the 2010 champion ahead of Whobegotyou which ran second in both 2009 and 2010 while Boban claimed the Memsie Stakes first up for trainer Chris Waller in 2015.
2016 Memsie Stakes Field
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||x855821x2x||PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ)||Darren Weir||Harry Coffey||11||59kg||113|
|2||492x21212x||BLACK HEART BART||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||5||59kg||113|
|3||270x00x415||LORD OF THE SKY||Robbie Laing||Damien Oliver||1||59kg||105|
|4||41×9621008||CHARMED HARMONY||John Sadler||Thomas Sadler||3||59kg||105|
|5||2415x2018x||HE OR SHE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||12||59kg||103|
|6||21511246×3||TASHBEEH||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Cory Parish||14||59kg||95|
|7||1112x26x5x||ALPINE EAGLE||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||6||59kg||103|
|8||1111110×36||MAHUTA||Darren Weir||John Allen||2||58.5kg||104|
|9||1731x4214x||TARZINO (NZ)||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||9||58.5kg||109|
|10||2113061x||TAVAGO (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Ben Melham||8||58.5kg||108|
|11||211x7212x4||PALENTINO||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||10||58.5kg||105|
|12||215x11113x||TALLY||John O’Shea||Michael Dee (a)||13||58.5kg||98|
|13||27x063540x||RISING ROMANCE (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damian Lane||4||57kg||107|
|14||7x1F1x121x||SOFIA ROSA (NZ)||Stephen Marsh||Michael Walker||7||56.5kg||105|
2016 Memsie Stakes Nominations
|No||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||1112x26x5x||ALPINE EAGLE||H||5||Tony McEvoy||103|
|2||721x0420x0||AWESOME ROCK||H||5||Leon & Troy Corstens||103|
|3||2170x7089x||AYERS ROCK||G||4||Shawn Mathrick||72|
|4||492x21212x||BLACK HEART BART||G||6||Darren Weir||113|
|5||41×9621008||CHARMED HARMONY||G||7||John Sadler||105|
|6||357x0955x3||ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ)||G||7||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||103|
|7||2415x2018x||HE OR SHE||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||103|
|8||1x5070x67x||HI WORLD||H||5||Lee & Anthony Freedman||99|
|9||270x00x415||LORD OF THE SKY||H||6||Robbie Laing||105|
|12||x855821x2x||PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ)||G||7||Darren Weir||113|
|13||27x063540x||RISING ROMANCE (NZ)||M||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||107|
|14||7x1F1x121x||SOFIA ROSA (NZ)||M||4||Stephen Marsh||105|
|16||1731x4214x||TARZINO (NZ)||H||4||Mick Price||109|
|17||21511246×3||TASHBEEH||H||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||95|
|18||2113061x||TAVAGO (NZ)||G||4||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||108|
Memsie Stakes Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Memsie Stakes since 2000 with winning times.
|2017||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2016||1 Black Heart Bart||2 Rising Romance||3 Mahuta||1:23.9|
|2015||1 Boban||2 Entirely Platinum||3 Stratum Star||1:24.61|
|2014||1 Dissident||2 Sweet Idea||3 Puissance De Lune||1:22.72|
|2013||1 Atlantic Jewel||2 Ferlax||3 Super Cool||1:24.43|
|2012||1 Sincero||2 Happy Trails||3 Second Effort||1:23.27|
|2011||1 King’s Rose||2 Heart of Dreams||3 Red Colossus||1:23.44|
|2010||1 So You Think||2 Whobegotyou||3 Shoot Out||1:26.6|
|2009||1 Mic Mac||2 Whobegotyou||3 Zarita||1:24.4|
|2008||1 Weekend Hussler||2 Maldivian||3 Pompeii Ruler||1:23.2|
|2007||1 Miss Finland||2 Haradasun||3 Tipungwuti||1:24.2|
|2006||1 El Segundo||2 Casual Pass||3 Apache Cat||1:23.2|
|2005||1 Makybe Diva||2 Barely A Moment||3 Regal Roller||1:26.7|
|2004||1 Regal Roller||2 Pacific Dancer||3 Delzao||1:23.0|
|2003||1 Le Zagaletta||2 Super Elegant||3 Out Of Options||1:25.2|
|2002||1 Magical Miss||2 Fields Of Omagh||3 Dash For Cash||1:24.0|
|2001||1 Sunline||2 Piavonic||3 Rum||1:25.5|
|2000||1 Sunline||2 Umrum||3 Oliver Twist||1:25.4|