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The Emirates Stakes is a $2 million weight-for-age feature run at Flemington on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival each November.
2017 Emirates Stakes Results
- 1st: #4 Tosen Stardom
- 2nd: #1 Happy Clapper
- 3rd: #2 It's Somewhat
Emirates Stakes News
The 2017 Emirates Stakes (formerly known as the Mackinnon 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 2017 Emirates Stakes ran on Saturday November 11, 2017 .
|Emirates Stakes 2017|
|Date:||Saturday November 11, 2017|
2017 Emirates Stakes Results
- 1st: #4 Tosen Stardom
- 2nd: #1 Happy Clapper
- 3rd: #2 It’s Somewhat
See below for the full Emirates Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the win by the Darren Weir-trained Japanese import Tosen Stardom who flew home over the final furlong to defeat the fast finishing Happy Clapper, while It’s Somewhat rounded out the Emirates Stakes trifecta in third.
|1||4||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||Darren Weir||–||Damian Lane||4||59kg||$6.50|
|2||1||HAPPY CLAPPER||Patrick Webster||Blake Shinn||1.5L||5||59kg||$8|
|3||2||IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA)||James Cummings||Brenton Avdulla||1.7L||10||59kg||$18|
|4||13||THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Ben Melham||1.8L||2||57.5kg||$16|
|5||7||FOLKSWOOD (GB)||Charlie Appleby||Kerrin McEvoy||1.9L||13||59kg||$3.60F|
|6||15||CLIFF’S EDGE||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||2.1L||9||51kg||$6.50|
|7||9||HARLEM (GB)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||2.3L||7||59kg||$31|
|8||11||ODEON (NZ)||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Chris Symons||2.5L||3||58.5kg||$14|
|9||5||SENSE OF OCCASION||Kris Lees||Corey Brown||2.7L||6||59kg||$51|
|10||12||SO SI BON||Robbie Laing||Noel Callow||3.2L||1||58.5kg||$61|
|11||3||GAILO CHOP (FR)||Darren Weir||John Allen||3.3L||8||59kg||$8|
|12||14||SAMOVARE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||4.05L||12||56.5kg||$51|
|SB||10||GINGERNUTS (NZ)||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||Michael Dee||–||11||58.5kg||–|
|–||8||SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Luke Currie||–||0||–||–|
|–||6||TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)||Chris Waller||Michael Walker||–||0||–||–|
2017 Emirates Stakes Tips
- 1st: #7 Folkswood
- 2nd: #15 Cliff’s Edge
- 3rd: #3 Gailo Chop
Follow the link for our full Emirates Stakes 2017 Betting Tips & Preview, the Races.com.au team tipping the UK raider and favourite FOLKSWOOD to salute for the punters after the good third to Winx in the Cox Plate. CLIFF’S EDGE for Darren Weir is the in-form three-year-old with history against him on the lightweight with claims, while GAILO CHOP won the race when it was the Mackinnon in 2015 and he was French-trained. Good lead-up form and continue that with a top three run.
2017 Emirates Stakes Betting Odds
The 2017 Emirates Stakes odds complete with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in your 2017 Emirates Stakes betting tips in at the right price will be published closer to Melbourne Cup week 2017.
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.
2017 Emirates 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 2017 Final Field & Barriers are announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be available in full below once announced.
The 2017 Emirates Stakes Field attracted 15 runners including three-year-old Cliff’s Edge out to break the hoodoo of young horses in the race, the visiting UK raider Folkswood coming off a Cox Plate third to Winx and returning Kiwi galloper Gingernuts.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||2125×12126||HAPPY CLAPPER||Patrick Webster||Blake Shinn||5||59kg||114|
|2||13x1119x03||IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA)||James Cummings||Craig Williams||11||59kg||113|
|3||x37x014315||GAILO CHOP (FR)||Darren Weir||John Allen||9||59kg||113|
|4||4x22x53618||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||4||59kg||113|
|5||2x3361x889||SENSE OF OCCASION||Kris Lees||Corey Brown||6||59kg||109|
|6||905×222262||TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)||Chris Waller||Michael Walker||14||59kg||105|
|7||x212235x13||FOLKSWOOD (GB)||Charlie Appleby||Kerrin McEvoy||15||59kg||110|
|8||407x5x8650||SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Luke Currie||7||59kg||102|
|9||x386x51586||HARLEM (GB)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||8||59kg||103|
|10||011115×512||GINGERNUTS (NZ)||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||Michael Dee (late alt)||12||58.5kg||112|
|11||11213×0011||ODEON (NZ)||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Chris Symons||3||58.5kg||98|
|12||030×228330||SO SI BON||Robbie Laing||Noel Callow||1||58.5kg||95|
|13||x224469250||THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Ben Melham||2||57.5kg||103|
|14||31x2x21272||SAMOVARE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||13||56.5kg||93|
|15||21×8181212||CLIFF’S EDGE||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||10||51kg||95|
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.
|1st||Tosen Stardom||2 minutes 1.2 seconds|
|1st||Awesome Rock||2 minutes 2.4 seconds|
|1st||Tarzino||2 minutes 3.5 seconds|
|1st||Happy Trails||2 minutes 2.3 seconds|
|2nd||He’s Your Man|
|1st||Side Glance||2 minutes 3.59 seconds|
|1st||Alcopop||2 minutes 1.26 seconds|
|1st||Glass Harmonium||2 minutes 2.72 seconds|
|1st||So You Think||2 minutes 4.92 seconds|
|1st||Scenic Shot||2 minutes 3:46 seconds|
|1st||Thesio||2 minutes 3.8 seconds|
|1st||Sirmione||2 minutes 2.3 seconds|
|1st||Desert War||2 minutes 2.3 seconds|
|1st||Lad Of The Manor||2 minutes 1.7 seconds|
|2nd||Our Smoking Joe|
|1st||Grand Armee||2 minutes 0.9 seconds|
|1st||Casual Pass||2 minutes 5.8 seconds|
|3rd||Fields Of Omagh|
|1st||Lonhro||2 minutes 2.6 seconds|
|1st||La Bella Dama||2 minutes 1.5 seconds|
|2nd||Hill Of Grace|
|1st||Oliver Twist||2 minutes 5.4 seconds|