Mackinnon Stakes

The Mackinnon Stakes is a $2 million weight-for-age feature run at Flemington on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival each November.

2018 Mackinnon Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Trap For Fools
  • 2nd: #7 Latrobe
  • 3rd: #9 Extra Brut



The 2018 Mackinnon Stakes, formally known as the Emirates Stakes, is a weight-for-age classic run the Saturday after the Melbourne Cup each November.

In 2016 the Mackinnon Stakes was renamed the Emirates Stakes and moved from Derby Day to Stakes Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Held on Emirates Stakes Day or ‘Family Day’, the Emirates Stakes is the feature race on the final day of the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival and shares the card with the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) for spring sprinters.

The Emirates Stakes is usually targeted by horses who have previously contested the Ladbrokes Cox Plate a fortnight before at The Valley. The Cox Plate – Emirates Stakes double is a popular punt with So You Think (2010) the last to do the double.

Held at Flemington Racecourse on the first Saturday of November, the Emirates Stakes is a 2000m weight for age race worth $2,000,000 in prize money.

The 2018 Mackinnon Stakes ran on Saturday November 10, 2018 .

Mackinnon Stakes 2018
Date: Saturday November 10, 2018
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $2,000,000

2018 Mackinnon Stakes Results

    • 1st: #4 Trap For Fools
    • 2nd: #7 Latrobe
    • 3rd: #9 Extra Brut
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight
1 4 TRAP FOR FOOLS Jarrod McLean John Allen 8 59kg
2 7 LATROBE (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Mark Zahra 0.2L 3 57.5kg
3 9 EXTRA BRUT Darren Weir Craig Williams 0.4L 9 51kg
4 2 PRIZED ICON Kris Lees Damien Oliver 2.15L 5 59kg
5 8 SHILLELAGH (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 3.15L 6 57kg
6 5 DOUBT DEFYING Steven O’Dea Michael Walker 4.4L 10 59kg
7 3 BLAIR HOUSE (IRE) Charlie Appleby William Buick 5.15L 2 59kg
8 10 MICKEY BLUE EYES David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Corey Brown 5.25L 4 51kg (cd 51.5kg)
9 1 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 8L 1 59kg
10 6 OCTABELLO Mick Price Noel Callow 15L 7 58.5kg

2018 Mackinnon Stakes Betting Odds

The 2018 Emirates Stakes odds complete with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in your 2018 Emirates Stakes betting tips in at the right price will be published closer to Melbourne Cup week 2018.

Check out our Emirates Stakes Betting page for more information on the bet types available and how to pick the Emirates Stakes results this Cup Carnival.

2018 Mackinnon Stakes Field

The Emirates Stakes field now attracts the best weight-for-age spring gallopers coming off a lead-up run in the Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) over the same distance and run under the same conditions two weeks earlier at Moonee Valley. The Cox Plate produced seven of the nine Emirates / Mackinnon Stakes winners from 2008 – 2017.

The official Emirates Stakes 2018 Final Field & Barriers are announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be available in full below once announced.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x695x75256 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 1 59kg 110
2 2630×35542 PRIZED ICON Kris Lees Damien Oliver 5 59kg 104
3 0x22110x42 BLAIR HOUSE (IRE) Charlie Appleby William Buick 2 59kg 113
4 6×63211752 TRAP FOR FOOLS Jarrod McLean John Allen 8 59kg 105
5 1591115×11 DOUBT DEFYING Steven O’Dea Michael Walker 10 59kg 96
6 90×3215315 OCTABELLO Mick Price Noel Callow 7 58.5kg 96
7 2×221172 LATROBE (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Mark Zahra 3 57.5kg 110
8 6x462x4441 SHILLELAGH (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 6 57kg 110
9 211161 EXTRA BRUT Darren Weir Craig Williams 9 51kg 105
10 259×11550 MICKEY BLUE EYES David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Corey Brown 4 51kg 73

Emirates Stakes / Mackinnon Stakes History

First run in 1869, the first winner of the Mackinnon Stakes was the famous racehorse Glencoe. Named after former VRC chairman L.K.S. Mackinnon, the event has seen many winners go on to win the Melbourne Cup including At Talaq in 1986, Empire Rose in 1998, Let’s Elope in 1991 and Rogan Josh in 1999.

The triple win was claimed by Wakeful after winning the Mackinnon Stakes three years in a row in 1901 to 1903. However plenty of horses have managed to win the race including Eurythmic in 1920-21, Phar Lap in 1930-31, Peter Pan in 1932, 34, Beau Vite in 1940-41, Tranquil Star in 1944-45, Comic Court in 1949-50, Rising Fast in 1954-55 and Belmura Lad in 1980-81.

The Emirates Stakes was originally known as the Mackinnon Stakes prior to being renamed in 2016.

Emirates Stakes / Mackinnon Stakes Winners

Look through the winners of the Emirates Stakes / Mackinnon Stakes since 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Emirates Stakes
1st Trap For Fools 2 minutes 2.3 seconds
2nd Latrobe
3rd Extra Brut
2017
Emirates Stakes
1st Tosen Stardom 2 minutes 1.2 seconds
2nd Happy Clapper
3rd It’s Somewhat
2016
Emirates Stakes
1st Awesome Rock 2 minutes 2.4 seconds
2nd DH: Hauraki
2nd DH: Seaburge
2015
MacKinnon Stakes
1st Tarzino 2 minutes 3.5 seconds
2nd Rising Romance
3rd Contributer
2014
MacKinnon Stakes
1st Happy Trails 2 minutes 2.3 seconds
2nd He’s Your Man
3rd Farraaj
2013
MacKinnon Stakes
1st Side Glance 2 minutes 3.59 seconds
2nd Dear Demi
3rd Moriarty
2012
MacKinnon Stakes
1st Alcopop 2 minutes 1.26 seconds
2nd Glass Harmonium
3rd Ocean Park
2011
MacKinnon Stakes
1st Glass Harmonium 2 minutes 2.72 seconds
2nd Mourayan
3rd Rekindled Interest
2010
MacKinnon Stakes
1st So You Think 2 minutes 4.92 seconds
2nd Descarado
3rd Ginga Dude
2009
MacKinnon Stakes
1st Scenic Shot 2 minutes 3:46 seconds
2nd Miss Maren
3rd Viewed
2008
MacKinnon Stakes
1st Thesio 2 minutes 3.8 seconds
2nd Barbaricus
3rd Sirmione
2007
MacKinnon Stakes
1st Sirmione 2 minutes 2.3 seconds
2nd Princess Coup
3rd Zipping
2006
MacKinnon Stakes
1st Desert War 2 minutes 2.3 seconds
2nd Growl
3rd Aqua dAmore
2005
MacKinnon Stakes
1st Lad Of The Manor 2 minutes 1.7 seconds
2nd Our Smoking Joe
3rd Lachlan River
2004
MacKinnon Stakes
1st Grand Armee 2 minutes 0.9 seconds
2nd Confectioner
3rd Vouvray
2003
MacKinnon Stakes
1st Casual Pass 2 minutes 5.8 seconds
2nd Pentastic
3rd Fields Of Omagh
2002
MacKinnon Stakes
1st Lonhro 2 minutes 2.6 seconds
2nd Royal Code
3rd Distinctly Secret
2001
MacKinnon Stakes
1st La Bella Dama 2 minutes 1.5 seconds
2nd Hill Of Grace
3rd Emission
2000
MacKinnon Stakes
1st Oliver Twist 2 minutes 5.4 seconds
2nd Camarena
3rd Slavonic

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