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.

2019 Mackinnon Stakes Results

  • 1st: #14 Magic Wand
  • 2nd: #15 Melody Belle
  • 3rd: #1 Hartnell



The 2019 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 Mackinnon Stakes Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Held on Mackinnon Stakes Day or ‘Family Day’, the Mackinnon 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 Mackinnon Stakes is usually targeted by horses who have previously contested the Ladbrokes Cox Plate a fortnight before at The Valley. The Cox Plate – Mackinnon 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 Mackinnon Stakes is a 2000m weight for age race worth $2,000,000 in prize money.

The 2019 Mackinnon Stakes ran on Saturday November 9, 2019 and saw Magic Wand from Ireland salute. 

Mackinnon Stakes 2019
Date: Saturday November 9, 2019
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $2,000,000

2019 Mackinnon Stakes Results

  • 1st: #14 Magic Wand
  • 2nd: #15 Melody Belle
  • 3rd: #1 Hartnell

Godolphin’s veteran nine-year-old Hartnell ran third in the Mackinnon Stakes 2019 results in his final career run crossing only a length off the Irish-trained winner Melody Belle on the quick back-up out of the Melbourne Cup and beaten favourite Melody Belle who finished a brave second making up ground from the back.

Read more on the 2019 Mackinnon Stakes win by Magic Wand.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 14 MAGIC WAND (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore 9 57kg $4.80
2 15 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 1L 15 57kg $3.80F
3 1 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Hugh Bowman 1.1L 13 59kg $10
4 9 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 1.3L 4 59kg $41
5 11 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jye McNeil 3.3L 10 59kg $16
6 8 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller James McDonald 3.5L 12 59kg $7
7 5 SUZUKA DEVIOUS (JPN) Mitsuru Hashida Michael Dee 5L 16 59kg $61
8 6 KLUGER (JPN) Tomokazu Takano Kerrin McEvoy 5.4L 8 59kg $18
9 3 HUMIDOR (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 5.5L 11 59kg $12
10 16 ARISTIA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Craig Williams 6.25L 5 56.5kg $20
11 2 GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams John Allen 6.75L 14 59kg $51
12 7 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 6.95L 3 59kg $31
13 12 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 7.15L 1 59kg $31
14 10 SO SI BON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 11.4L 7 59kg $51
15 4 DEBT AGENT (NZ) Jim Conlan Michael Rodd 12.9L 6 59kg $41
16 13 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 13.9L 2 57.5kg $21
18e ADMIRAL’S JOKER Kylie Vella Craig Williams 0
17e DANZDANZDANCE Chris Waller 0

2019 Mackinnon Stakes Betting Odds

The 2019 Mackinnon Stakes odds complete with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in your 2019 Mackinnon Stakes betting tips in at the right price will be published closer to Melbourne Cup week 2019.

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

2019 Mackinnon Stakes Field

The Mackinnon 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 eight Emirates / Mackinnon Stakes winners from 2008 – 2019.

The official Mackinnon Stakes 2019 Final Field & Barriers are announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be available in full below once announced.

The 2019 Mackinnon Stakes Field features a capacity line-up led by the star Kiwi mare Melody Belle coming off a Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes win on Derby Day. Nine-year-old Hartnell is looking to return to winning form in his racing swansong, while the Aidan O’Brien-trained Irish raider Magic Wand races on the quick back-up off a 10th in the 2019 Melbourne Cup.

Read more on the Mackinnon Stakes 2019 field and odds update.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 233×344437 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Hugh Bowman 14 59kg 120
2 12142×0379 GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams John Allen 15 59kg 113
3 7333×00054 HUMIDOR (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 12 59kg 113
4 211x114x87 DEBT AGENT (NZ) Jim Conlan Michael Rodd 6 59kg 109
5 08x80x10x8 SUZUKA DEVIOUS (JPN) Mitsuru Hashida Michael Dee 18 59kg 109
6 984x42x8x0 KLUGER (JPN) Tomokazu Takano Kerrin McEvoy 8 59kg 117
7 4719×00638 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 3 59kg 116
8 3236Px5816 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller James McDonald 13 59kg 115
9 x8124x0337 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 4 59kg 112
10 2450×12504 SO SI BON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 7 59kg 114
11 0110×67682 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jye McNeil 11 59kg 112
12 34000×5926 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 1 59kg 112
13 3x14083x10 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 2 57.5kg 117
14 x532202240 MAGIC WAND (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore 9 57kg 114
15 0111×41111 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 16 57kg 116
16 33306×7572 ARISTIA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Craig Williams 5 56.5kg 113
17e 115237×595 DANZDANZDANCE Chris Waller TBA 10 57kg 116
18e 251821×111 ADMIRAL’S JOKER Kylie Vella Craig Williams 17 59kg 101

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 Mackinnon Stakes was originally known as the Emirates 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
2019
Mackinnon Stakes
1st Magic Wand 2 minutes 1.82 seconds
2nd Melody Belle
3rd Hartnell
2018
Mackinnon 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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