Mackinnon Stakes

The 2015 Mackinnon Stakes will be held at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday October 31st.

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The 2015 Mackinnon Stakes is the final major lead-up race to the Melbourne Cup offering a ballot exemption for the two mile classic run three dasy later on the first Tuesday of November.

Held on Victoria Derby Day, the event runs alongside three other Group 1 races with the Victoria Derby, the Coolmore Stud Stakes and the Myer Classic the other features on the Flemington race card for the open Melbourne Cup Carnival meeting.

The Mackinnon Stakes is usually targeted by horses who have previously contested the Cox Plate the week before. The Cox Plate-Mackinnon Stakes double is a popular punt.

Held at Flemington Racecourse in October/November, the Mackinnon Stakes is a 2000m weight for age race worth $1,000,000 in prize money.

The 2015 Mackinnon Stakes will run on Saturday October 31st.

Mackinnon Stakes 2015
Date: October 31st, 2015
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,000,000

2015 Mackinnon Stakes Field

The Mackinnon Stakes field usually attracts a host of Group 1 and 2 winners. With a considerable amount of prize money up for grabs, some of the best weight-for-agers on the racing circuit target the Mackinnon Stakes field as one of their main events. It takes a special combination of finishing speed and staying power to be successful in the elite Mackinnon Stakes field.

The 2015 Mackinnon Stakes field will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x2120x1266 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott Damien Oliver 15 59kg 115
2 307×605020 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Dwayne Dunn 6 59kg 112
3 7228×25459 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 10 59kg 103
4 1511×26384 PORNICHET (FR) Gai Waterhouse Jim Cassidy 4 59kg 112
5 18x111x565 CONTRIBUTER (IRE) John O’Shea James McDonald 7 59kg 112
6 0082×24900 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 13 59kg 107
7 1x41x28x18 GAILO CHOP (FR) Antoine de Watrigant Ben Melham 5 59kg 111
8 1105216×53 INDEX LINKED (GB) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 11 59kg 104
9 955×143121 MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) John O’Shea Opie Bosson 1 59kg 106
10 4x2614x242 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 3 59kg 105
11 9424x1255x MAGIC ARTIST (IRE) Andreas Wohler Brenton Avdulla 2 59kg 103
12 11x82x0945 FLAMINGO STAR (GER) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 9 59kg 102
13 2332×73131 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir Craig Williams 14 58kg 110
14 6x122x6200 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 12 57kg 109
15 1x230x2530 SET SQUARE Ciaron Maher Luke Currie 8 56kg 105

2015 Mackinnon Stakes Nominations

The Mackinnon Stakes nominations tend to attract a genuinely talented selection of horses. The prize money, prestige and weight for age conditions ensure that the best horses from a range of preparations enter the Mackinnon Stakes nominations.

The 2015 Mackinnon Stakes nominations will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 x2120x1266 FAWKNER G 8 Robert Hickmott 1 59kg 115
2 307×605020 HAPPY TRAILS G 8 Paul Beshara 2 59kg 112
3 80429×0074 MORIARTY (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 3 59kg 105
4 6x122x6200 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 4 57kg 109
5 7228×25459 EXTRA ZERO G 9 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 5 59kg 103
6 33075×0003 HAWKSPUR G 6 Chris Waller 6 59kg 102
7 49376×6489 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) M 5 Kris Lees 7 57kg 110
8 1511×26384 PORNICHET (FR) H 5 Gai Waterhouse 8 59kg 112
9 18x111x565 CONTRIBUTER (IRE) H 6 John O’Shea 9 59kg 112
10 0082×24900 WEARY (FR) G 6 Chris Waller 10 59kg 107
11 1x41x28x18 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 5 Antoine de Watrigant 11 59kg 111
12 0530×48425 BEATEN UP (GB) G 8 Chris Waller 12 59kg 105
13 x6650x5550 KIRRAMOSA (NZ) M 5 John Sargent 13 57kg 102
14 x1141x9804 GUST OF WIND (NZ) M 4 John Sargent 14 56kg 104
15 1x230x2530 SET SQUARE M 4 Ciaron Maher 15 56kg 105
16 1016x7x923 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman 16 59kg 112
17 2332×73131 STRATUM STAR H 4 Darren Weir 17 58kg 110
18 1105216×53 INDEX LINKED (GB) G 8 Chris Waller 18 59kg 104
19 955×143121 MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) G 6 John O’Shea 19 59kg 106
20 4x2614x242 ECUADOR (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse 20 59kg 105
21 3x4412x910 FENWAY M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope 21 56kg 106
22 0535×86826 THUNDER LADY (NZ) M 4 John Sargent 22 56kg 94
23 9424x1255x MAGIC ARTIST (IRE) H 5 Andreas Wohler 23 59kg 103
24 11x82x0945 FLAMINGO STAR (GER) H 6 Chris Waller 24 59kg 102
25 320x2x5135 VELOX (GB) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 25 59kg 87
26 645361x2x1 SECRET NUMBER (GB) H 6 Saeed Bin Suroor 26 59kg 105
27 6316×41211 ELHAAME (IRE) G 6 Saeed Bin Suroor 27 59kg 100
28 3247×21256 COUNTRYMAN G 5 Anthony Cummings 28 59kg 91
29 x88x000306 ETHIOPIA G 7 Pat Carey 29 59kg 93
30 434213 RITZY F 3 Anthony Cummings 30 48kg 65

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 Melbourne Stakes prior to being renamed in 1937.

Since 1988, Rogan Josh holds the record for the fastest winning time after his victory in 1999 with 2 minutes 0.3 seconds. 2000 winner Oliver Twist holds the slowest winning record with 2 minutes 5.4 seconds.

Mackinnon Stakes Winners

Look through the winners of the Mackinnon Stakes since 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2016
MacKinnon Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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