Memsie Stakes

  • Date: Saturday August 27, 2016
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Open Weight-For-Age
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2016 Memsie Stakes News

Sydney Autumn campaign for Sofia Rosa

Sydney Autumn campaign for Sofia Rosa

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh is hoping his stable star Sofia Rosa can recapture her brilliant three year old form when she returns to Sydney for the 2017 Autumn Carnival and ‘The Championships.’

Kiwi trainer Stephen Marsh is hoping that Sofia Rosa, above in green, blue and yellow colours, can find her Australian Oaks winning form …

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.

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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
10 1111110×36 MAHUTA H 4 Darren Weir 105
11 211x7212x4 PALENTINO H 4 Darren Weir 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
15 215x11113x TALLY H 4 John O’Shea 98
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.

Year Results Winning Time
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