Emirates Stakes

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

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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
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $2,000,000

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.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
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.

Read more on the 2017 Emirates Stakes Horses & Final Field.

# 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.

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Emirates Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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