Makybe Diva Stakes

The 2017 Makybe Diva Stakes is a $75,000 Group 1 mile event run at Flemington Racecourse in mid-September as a lead-up to the longer-distanced races of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Makybe Diva Stakes News

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The 2017 Makybe Diva Stakes is the second Group 1 race of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Run at Flemington Racecourse in early – mid September, the 1600m weight-for-age event attracts a star-studded line-up of milers and staying types. Offering $750,000 in prize money, the event is definitely one of the more exciting early spring features having been upgraded from Group 2 to elite level in 2013.

The Makybe Diva Stakes, named after the legendary three-time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva, is the perfect lead-up race to the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) held at Caulfield two weeks later and the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) held at Flemington a month later. Weekend Hussler was the last horse to complete the Makybe Diva Stakes – Underwood Stakes double in 2008, while the 2016 Underwood Stakes winner Black Heart Bart improved on a lead-up second in the Makybe Diva Stakes.

Formerly known as the Craiglee Stakes the current name was installed in 2007 and it is considered a major early feature on the spring line-up.

The 2017 Makybe Diva Stakes runs on September 16, and is the second Group 1 race of the new season following the Memsie Stakes earlier in the month.

Makybe Diva Stakes
Date: September 16, 2017
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $750,000

2017 Makybe Diva Stakes Odds

The season’s best spring racing odds on the Makybe Diva Stakes 2017 along with links to the markets at will be provided for punters below as soon as released

2017 Makybe Diva Stakes Field

The Makybe Diva Stakes field attracts a host of early spring stars chasing an early Group 1 season win. Many gallopers come into the Makybe Diva Stakes field via a lead-up run over 1400m at Caulfield a fortnight earlier in the Memsie Stakes and the double was most recently completed by Dissident (2014).

The official Makybe Diva Stakes 2017 Final Field & Barrier Draw will be released by Racing Victoria on Wednesday September 13, 2017 and published in full below.

2017 Makybe Diva Stakes Nominations

The 2017 Makybe Diva nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be available here once the early entries are taken.

Makybe Diva Stakes History

First run in 1948 and won by Lungi, the Makybe Diva Stakes was originally titled the Craiglee Stakes until 2007. Raced over a 10 Furlong (2000m) track until 1964, the new distance ensures that all horses get a good run on the straight of Flemington. Double winners of the event include Chicquita in 1950-51 and Sailor’s Guide in 1956-57.

After his win in 2002, Northerly also went on to win the WS Cox Plate and Sky Heights managed to win the Caulfield Cup and Craiglee Stakes double in 1999. The fastest winning time was recorded by Jeune in 1995 with 1 minute 35 seconds. The slowest time was recorded by Fine Offer in 1985 with 1 minute 44.3 seconds.

The Makybe Diva Stakes was upgraded from Group 2 to Group 1 status in 2013. In 2015 Fawkner won the Makybe Diva Stakes and backed-up to finish second in the Underwood Stakes next start.

Recent Makybe Diva Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
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2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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1st Palentino 1 minute 36.2 seconds
2nd Black Heart Bart
3rd He Or She
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1st Fawkner 1 minute 37.96 seconds
2nd Rising Romance
3rd Entirely Platinum
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1st Dissident 1 minute 36.29 seconds
2nd Fawkner
3rd Puissance De Lune
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1st Foreteller 1 minute 37.0 seconds
2nd Puissance De Lune
3rd Moudre
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1st Southern Speed 1 minute 37.8 seconds
2nd Manighar
3rd Moudre
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1st Littorio 1 minute 37.8 seconds
2nd Glass Harmonium
3rd Midas Touch
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1st Shocking 1 minute 41.7 seconds
2nd Heart Of Dreams
3rd Vigor
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1st Vigor 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Typhoon Tracy
3rd Master O’Reilly
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1st Weekend Hussler 1 minute 38.6 seconds
2nd Zarita
3rd Littorio
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1st Marasco 1 minute 36.7 seconds
2nd Apache Cat
3rd Zipping
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1st Pompeii Ruler 1 minute 38.5 seconds
2nd Sphenophyta
3rd Zipping
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1st Confectioner 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Free At Last
3rd Our Smoking Joe
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1st Hugs Dancer 1 minute 38.2 seconds
2nd Elvstroem
3rd Zagalia
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1st Pentastic 1 minute 37.2 seconds
2nd Walk On Air
3rd Mummify
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1st Northerly 1 minute 37.9 seconds
2nd Le Zagaletta
3rd Silver Baron
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1st Native Jazz 1 minute 37.4 seconds
2nd Aka Bilk
3rd Universal Prince
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1st Go Flash Go 1 minute 42.1 seconds
2nd Oliver Twist
3rd Showella