News About 2012 Makybe Diva Stakes

Southern Speed Edges out Mangihar to Win 2012 Makybe Diva Stakes

Southern Speed Edges out Mangihar to Win 2012 Makybe Diva Stakes

Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed beat Manighar for the first time today in an exciting photo finish in the Group 2 2012 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington. With globetrotting jockey Craig Williams aboard, the Leon Macdonald-trained mare was held in fourth position and got a nice run as they entered the straight. Multiple Group…

2012 Makybe Diva Stakes Tips & Selections

2012 Makybe Diva Stakes Tips & Selections

The most important Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival lead-up running this weekend is Flemington’s Makybe Diva Stakes 2012, the Races.com.au team’s insider tips and betting selections for which are detailed below. With an impressive 12-horse field full of Group 1 winners engaged, this year’s edition of the $300,000 Group 2 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) should be…

Makybe Diva Stakes 2012 Form Guide & Betting Preview

Makybe Diva Stakes 2012 Form Guide & Betting Preview

A field bursting with spring superstars will line up in Saturday’s 2012 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington Racecourse and to help you back the winner below we have the Races.com.au’s exclusive Makybe Diva Stakes form guide and betting preview. Due to jump at 3:35pm as Flemington Race 6 the $300,000 Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes…

Moody Keeps 2012 Caulfield Cup on the Cards for Manighar

Moody Keeps 2012 Caulfield Cup on the Cards for Manighar

Their grand final goal this spring may be the Cox Plate 2012, but premier Victorian trainer Peter Moody hasn’t completely ruled out the Caulfield Cup 2012 one week earlier for his triple Group 1 winning import Manighar. The seven-year-old Linamix grey resumes racing after a four month break in this Saturday’s $300,000 Group 2 Makybe…

December Draw Ready for Spring Carnival Comeback

December Draw Ready for Spring Carnival Comeback

Last year’s beaten Caulfield Cup favourite December Draw returns to the track after eleven months on the sidelines this Saturday in the Makybe Diva Stakes and trainer Mark Kavanagh is hoping for a good show from the untapped stayer. The imported Medecis gelding was one of the most consistent performers in Kavanagh’s Flemington stables late…

Cup Hopes Head 2012 Makybe Diva Stakes Odds

Cup Hopes Head 2012 Makybe Diva Stakes Odds

Two of this season’s biggest spring cup hopefuls are dominating the Makybe Diva Stakes 2012 odds for this weekend’s Flemington feature with Manighar the narrow favourite over reigning Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed. Set to run as Flemington Race 6 at 3:35pm on Saturday, the $300,000 Group 2 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) has this year…

Southern Speed Hits Melbourne in Makybe Diva Stakes 2012

Southern Speed Hits Melbourne in Makybe Diva Stakes 2012

Reigning Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed will race in Melbourne for the first time this spring when she takes on a crack field of fellow stayers in the 2012 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington Racecourse. The five-year-old Southern Image mare is one of 12 gallopers engaged in this year’s edition of the $300,000 Group 2…

Melbourne Cup Nominees Head Makybe Diva Stakes Field 2012

Melbourne Cup Nominees Head Makybe Diva Stakes Field 2012

A classy field has been accepted for this year’s edition of the Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington on Saturday with all but one of the hopefuls having also been nominated for the 2012 Melbourne Cup this spring. Aside from the Clinton McDonald-trained Second Effort, who ran a brave third to Sincero on the back of…

Manighar Kicks Off Cox Plate 2012 Campaign in Makybe

Manighar Kicks Off Cox Plate 2012 Campaign in Makybe

Peter Moody’s autumn revelation Manighar will begin their 2012 Cox Plate campaign in earnest at Flemington this Saturday with the evergreen seven-year-old to race first-up in the $300,000 Group 2 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m). It is shaping up as an intriguing edition of the Makbye Diva this year with other notable nominations for the weight-for-age…

Caulfield Cup 2012 Via Makybe for Shenzhou Steeds

Caulfield Cup 2012 Via Makybe for Shenzhou Steeds

Top Flemington trainer Michael Moroney is looking for a good first-up performance from his smart stayer Shenzhou Steeds when they resume in Saturday’s Makybe Diva Stakes at their home track, the former Kiwi galloper heading towards the 2012 Caulfield Cup this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Last time out the now five-year-old Ishiguru gelding scored a…