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Manikato Stakes

The 2019 Ladbrokes 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), Danleigh (2009) and Chautauqua (2015).

2019 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 2019 Manikato Stakes field will be published here.

2019 Manikato Stakes Nominations

The 2019 Manikato Stakes nominations will be announced on Tuesday September 24, 2019 and published in full below.

The 2019 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes nominations attracted a star-studded line-up of 50 sprinters including Group 1 winning Irish raider Ten Sovereigns for trainer Aidan O’Brien.

Read more on the official Manikato Stakes 2019 nominations by following the link.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 42x112x322 ABSOLUTE FLIRT F 3 Danny O’Brien
2 21124x226x ACCESSION C 3 Chris Waller
3 x111306x13 ALIZEE M 5 James Cummings
4 1614174×45 ASHLOR G 6 Dan McCarthy
5 x1101x19x3 BALL OF MUSCLE G 9 Joseph Pride
6 2x1550x810 BALLER H 4 Anthony Cummings
7 613×4 BARCALI C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
8 11x272x241 BEHEMOTH G 4 David Jolly
9 2x3141x121 BIVOUAC C 3 James Cummings
10 2x14025x22 BONS AWAY G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
11 282x19x0x8 BOOKER M 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
12 x3178447x3 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES M 5 Bjorn Baker
13 311x11x127 DEPRIVE G 5 James Cummings
14 x11110x450 DESPATCH G 5 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
15 x123015x42 DUBIOUS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
16 x31121350x EASY EDDIE G 5 Joseph Pride
17 x221x303x3 EDUARDO G 6 Sarah Zschoke
18 811317×449 EMBRACE ME (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien
19 5221120×11 EXHILARATES F 3 James Cummings
20 66481320×1 FAATINAH G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
21 312x2x FLIT F 3 James Cummings
22 21106142×2 GIFT OF POWER (NZ) M 5 Anthony Freedman
23 235x440x34 GRAFF H 4 Kris Lees
24 1401x7x58x HEY DOC G 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
25 0x214x70x5 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) G 8 James Cummings
26 3x368105x7 I AM EXCITED M 5 David Pfieffer
27 39x372x16x IN HER TIME M 7 Kris Lees
28 112×4 KUBRICK C 3 Chris Waller
29 51113×42 LYRE F 3 Anthony Freedman
30 x672133x04 MERYL M 4 Lee Curtis
31 121121x MICROPHONE C 3 James Cummings
32 x1614x908x MISS FABULASS M 4 Kris Lees
33 0x31446x11 MIZZY M 4 Anthony Cummings
34 118x1014x4 NATURE STRIP G 5 Chris Waller
35 531x22222x OSBORNE BULLS G 6 James Cummings
36 433x1111x2 PARSIFAL (NZ) G 5 Will Clarken
37 x5161x514x SANTA ANA LANE G 7 Anthony Freedman
38 863x226x53 SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA) H 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
39 2x21x3 SUN CITY C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
40 4261x2650x TACTICAL ADVANTAGE G 6 Kris Lees
41 111x5416x TEN SOVEREIGNS (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
42 17525x110x THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) G 5 Tony Pike
43 194x41131x TREKKING G 5 James Cummings
44 1272×22 TROPE H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
45 x11213x13x VITAL SILVER G 6 Daniel & Ben Pearce
46 110x13430x WINTER BRIDE M 5 Toby & Trent Edmonds
47 211x17x2 YES YES YES C 3 Chris Waller
48 2x422x20x6 ZOUSAIN H 4 Chris Waller
49 11x111x1x6 ZOUSTYLE G 4 Tony Gollan
50 54x11100x1 ZOUTORI G 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra

Manikato Stakes Winners & Results

Below you will find a list of winners of the Manikato Stakes since the year 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2019 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2018 1 Brave Smash 2 Spirit Of Valor 3 Kementari 1:09.3
2017 1 Hey Doc 2 In Her Time 3 Malaguerra 1:09.9
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

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