Mackinnon Stakes

The 2014 Mackinnon Stakes will be held at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday November 1st.

Mackinnon Stakes News

Melbourne Cup Dream over for Lord Van Percy

Melbourne Cup Dream over for Lord Van Percy

Adding to the woes of British trainer Andrew Balding this week the 2014 Melbourne Cup dream is over for his Ebor Handicap runner-up Lord Van Percy who has been scratched from today’s Lexus Stakes.

Lord Van Percy is out of the Lexus Stakes and out of the 2014 Melbourne Cup starting line-up. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

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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.

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 2014 Mackinnon Stakes will run on Saturday November 1st.

Mackinnon Stakes 2014
Date: November 1st, 2014
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,000,000

2014 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 at $1 million, 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 2014 Mackinnon Stakes field is published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 5×74593334 SIDE GLANCE (GB) Andrew Balding Craig Williams 7 59kg 112
2 412×582056 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Damien Oliver 13 59kg 113
3 5389×43185 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller Glen Boss 10 59kg 113
4 440×751408 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller Tye Angland 8 59kg 108
5 5512×55610 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller - 3 59kg 107
6 1×40882134 BRAMBLES (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 9 59kg 105
7 26506×1231 MOURINHO Peter Gelagotis Craig Newitt 11 59kg 106
8 2340×31311 HE’S YOUR MAN (FR) Chris Waller Joao Moreira 5 59kg 109
9 5x0x55114x FARRAAJ (IRE) Roger Varian Andrea Atzeni 15 59kg 105
10 x5239x1680 STAR ROLLING Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison Stephen Baster 6 59kg 104
11 4x781x2479 SPILLWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 14 59kg 103
12 219x36211x AMRALAH (IRE) Robert Hickmott Chad Schofield 4 59kg 104
13 2811×37227 CRITERION (NZ) David Payne Corey Brown 1 58.5kg 112
14 312184×001 COSTUME (NZ) Graeme & Debbie Rogerson Blake Shinn 2 57kg 104
15 12241×4722 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) Donna Logan James McDonald 12 56.5kg 108

2014 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 2014 Mackinnon Stakes nominations are provided below.

# Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 AMRALAH (IRE) Robert Hickmott 104
2 ARALDO (GB) Michael Moroney 100
3 BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy 100
4 BRAMBLES (NZ) Peter G Moody 105
5 CONTRIBUTER (IRE) John O’Shea 104
6 COSTUME (NZ) Graeme & Debbie Rogerson 104
7 CRITERION (NZ) David Payne 112
8 FARRAAJ (IRE) Roger Varian 105
9 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller 113
10 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott 111
11 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara 113
12 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller 108
13 HE’S YOUR MAN (FR) Chris Waller 109
14 HONORIUS David Payne 102
15 JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller 108
16 LET’S MAKE ADEAL Nigel Blackiston 99
17 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller 107
18 MOURINHO Peter Gelagotis 106
19 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) Donna Logan 108
20 SEA MOON (GB) Robert Hickmott 105
21 SIDE GLANCE (GB) Andrew Balding 112
22 SPILLWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 103
23 STAR ROLLING Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 104
24 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller 107

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
2014
MacKinnon Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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