The 2014 Mackinnon Stakes is the final major lead-up race to the Melbourne Cup, held just three days later. Held on Victoria Derby day, the event runs alongside three other Group 1 races including the Victoria Derby, the Coolmore Stud Stakes and the Myer Classic.
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 2014 Mackinnon Stakes will run on Saturday November 1, 2014.
|Date:||November 1, 2014|
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.
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.
|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|