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Manikato Stakes

The 2018 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) and Danleigh (2009).

2018 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 2018 Manikato Stakes field will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 31270×3328 BRAVE SMASH (JPN) Darren Weir Hugh Bowman 9 58.5kg 112
2 11130×2424 KEMENTARI James Cummings Glyn Schofield 12 58.5kg 110
3 x1670x730x MALAGUERRA Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 1 58.5kg 112
4 45×0012124 VOODOO LAD Darren Weir Mark Zahra 8 58.5kg 110
5 0812436972 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Dylan Dunn 6 58.5kg 108
6 4x828863x2 SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA) Aidan O’Brien Oisin Murphy 14 58.5kg 106
7 10x70200x0 INTELLIGENCE CROSS (USA) Aidan O’Brien Emmet McNamara 5 58.5kg 102
8 10x45291x9 U S NAVY FLAG (USA) Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore 2 58kg 116
9 2x320130x9 FLEET REVIEW (USA) Aidan O’Brien Kerrin McEvoy 11 58kg 107
10 79x3160x25 HOUTZEN Toby Edmonds Ryan Maloney 4 56.5kg
11 41500×2514 TULIP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 10 56.5kg 96
12 0x108661x3 SPRIGHT Garry Frazer Damien Oliver 13 56.5kg 106
13 x6x712x327 INVINCIBLE STAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 7 56.5kg
14 111113×211 SUNLIGHT Tony McEvoy Tim Clark 3 51kg 100

2018 Manikato Stakes Nominations

The 2018 Manikato Stakes nominations will be announced on Tuesday, September 25th.

The 2018 Manikato Stakes nominations are listed below.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 1213x350x ADDICTIVE NATURE H 4 Darren Weir
2 2531x66x11 BALL OF MUSCLE G 8 Joseph Pride
3 140x5620x4 BONS AWAY G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
4 2316x1474x BOOKER M 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
5 x531270x33 BRAVE SMASH (JPN) H 6 Darren Weir
6 x1112x670x CARE TO THINK G 5 Matthew Dunn
7 35x42x123 CHARGE C 3 Chris Waller
8 3231x7644x CHAUTAUQUA G 8 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
9 6x03122x3x COOL PASSION M 7 Tony McEvoy
10 11×2 EDUARDO G 5 Sarah Zschoke
11 0505x37x12 ELLICAZOOM M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
12 632x128x1x FAATINAH G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
13 9x680x598x FELL SWOOP G 7 Matthew Dale
14 0x05612x62 FIRST AMONG EQUALS G 7 Darren Weir
15 408x42054x FLAMBERGE G 9 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
16 92x320130x FLEET REVIEW (USA) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
17 8192x00x00 FUHRYK M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
18 1x1230x214 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) G 7 James Cummings
19 179x3160x2 HOUTZEN M 4 Toby Edmonds
20 2x11133x24 I AM EXCITED M 4 David Pfieffer
21 3x112x139x IN HER TIME M 6 Kris Lees
22 610x70200x INTELLIGENCE CROSS (USA) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
23 1x43215x14 INVINCIBELLA M 5 Chris Waller
24 1x6x712x32 INVINCIBLE STAR M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
25 2106x111x1 JUNGLE CAT (IRE) H 7 Charlie Appleby
26 2008124369 JUNGLE EDGE G 8 Mick Bell
27 12967x200x KEEN ARRAY G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
28 11130×2424 KEMENTARI H 4 James Cummings
29 x273x70x73 KEMONO (JPN) H 4 Darren Weir
30 x74232x172 LE ROMAIN G 6 Kris Lees
31 13310×15 LEAN MEAN MACHINE C 3 Chris Waller
32 x1670x730x MALAGUERRA G 7 Peter Gelagotis
33 171x1230x9 MICA LIL M 5 Mark Minervini
34 729x37820x MISSROCK M 5 Robbie Laing
35 111×241111 NATURE STRIP G 4 Darren Weir
36 1x13121x15 OSBORNE BULLS G 5 James Cummings
37 1x21x0180x PEDRENA M 5 Mick Price
38 15x579115x PERAST H 4 Paul Perry
39 1x1L0x37 PERFORMER C 3 Chris Waller
40 100x11x00x REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) G 8 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
41 111x2124x1 REDZEL G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden
42 1x6x0311x5 SANTA ANA LANE G 6 Anthony Freedman
43 71192x614x SAVANNA AMOUR M 5 Chris Meagher
44 221x81x1x3 SHOALS M 4 Anthony Freedman
45 005x05593x SO SI BON G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
46 04x828863x SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
47 111113x21x SUNLIGHT F 3 Tony McEvoy
48 12x326x121 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE G 5 Kris Lees
49 10x14311x3 TRAPEZE ARTIST H 4 Gerald Ryan
50 5201034x4x TRUE EXCELSIOR (NZ) M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens
51 x41500x251 TULIP M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
52 110x45291x U S NAVY FLAG (USA) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
53 11257x8x14 VEGA MAGIC G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
54 2x2411x20x VIDDORA M 6 Lloyd Kennewell
55 15x43830x4 VIRIDINE H 4 James Cummings
56 145×001212 VOODOO LAD G 7 Darren Weir
57 126x1311x1 WINTER BRIDE M 4 Toby Edmonds
58 146122×42 ZOUSAIN C 3 Chris Waller

Manikato Stakes Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
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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