Makybe Diva Stakes

The 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.

2018 Makybe Diva Stakes Results

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The 2018 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 2018 Makybe Diva Stakes ran on September 15, as the second Group 1 race of the new season following the Memsie Stakes earlier in the month.

2018 Makybe Diva Stakes
Date: September 15, 2018
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $750,000

2018 Makybe Diva Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Read the full Makybe Diva Stakes 2018 Results immediately following the conclusion of the race on September 15.

2018 Makybe Diva Stakes Odds

The season’s best spring racing odds on the Makybe Diva Stakes 2018 along with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided for punters below as soon as released.

2018 Makybe Diva Stakes Form Guide

View our comprehensive 2018 Makybe Diva Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview now!

2018 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 2018 Final Field & Barrier Draw was released by Racing Victoria on Wednesday September 12, 2018 and is published in full below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 262x1213x7 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Mark Zahra 12 59kg 116
2 323529×496 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 11 59kg 112
3 20x4184x81 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 1 59kg 116
4 8x72x3x56x TOSEN BASIL (JPN) Darren Weir Jordan Childs 2 59kg 109
5 11x68139x4 JON SNOW (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Stephen Baster 4 59kg 110
6 0x312561x1 COMIN’ THROUGH Chris Waller Michael Walker 5 59kg 112
7 6112x332x7 POUNAMU Alan Mathews Brett Prebble 3 59kg 108
8 67x28167x0 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 7 59kg 109
9 925041x8x7 THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) Liam Howley Ben Melham 9 59kg 107
10 1x11111x43 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Darren Weir John Allen 10 59kg 105
11 x11130x242 KEMENTARI James Cummings Craig Williams 8 58.5kg 110
12 3x1111x58 GRUNT (NZ) Mick Price Damien Oliver 6 58.5kg 106

 

2018 Makybe Diva Stakes Nominations


The 2018 Makybe Diva nominations 
close on the Monday of race week and will be available here once the early entries are taken.

The 2018 Makybe Diva Stakes Nominations attracted a bumper 17 nominations led by the likes of early Melbourne Cup favourite Kings Will Dream and the Darren Weir-trained Black Heart Bart, alongside stablemate and fellow Group 1 winner Happy Clapper.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 262x1213x7 HAPPY CLAPPER G 8 Patrick Webster 1 59kg 116
2 323529×496 BLACK HEART BART G 8 Darren Weir 2 59kg 112
3 20x4184x81 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 6 Darren Weir 3 59kg 116
4 x242630x35 PRIZED ICON H 5 Kris Lees 4 59kg 104
5 8x72x3x56x TOSEN BASIL (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir 5 59kg 109
6 11x68139x4 JON SNOW (NZ) H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 6 59kg 110
7 x533x98x06 DANON LIBERTY (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir 7 59kg 100
8 0x312561x1 COMIN’ THROUGH G 5 Chris Waller 8 59kg 112
9 x11130x242 KEMENTARI H 4 James Cummings 9 58.5kg 110
10 6112x332x7 POUNAMU G 7 Alan Mathews 10 59kg 108
11 67x28167x0 HARLEM (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 11 59kg 109
12 11x0121x61 UNFORGOTTEN M 4 Chris Waller 12 56.5kg 108
13 0x400521x5 EGG TART M 5 Chris Waller 13 57kg 107
14 3x1111x58 GRUNT (NZ) H 4 Mick Price 14 58.5kg 106
15 4x311113x6 YOUNGSTAR M 4 Chris Waller 15 56.5kg 101
16 925041x8x7 THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley 16 59kg 107
17 1x11111x43 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir 17 59kg 105

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
2018
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st Humidor 1 Minute 35.35 seconds
2nd Hartnell
3rd Black Heart Bart
2016
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st Palentino 1 minute 36.2 seconds
2nd Black Heart Bart
3rd He Or She
2015
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st Fawkner 1 minute 37.96 seconds
2nd Rising Romance
3rd Entirely Platinum
2014
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st Dissident 1 minute 36.29 seconds
2nd Fawkner
3rd Puissance De Lune
2013
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st Foreteller 1 minute 37.0 seconds
2nd Puissance De Lune
3rd Moudre
2012
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st Southern Speed 1 minute 37.8 seconds
2nd Manighar
3rd Moudre
2011
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st Littorio 1 minute 37.8 seconds
2nd Glass Harmonium
3rd Midas Touch
2010
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st Shocking 1 minute 41.7 seconds
2nd Heart Of Dreams
3rd Vigor
2009
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st Vigor 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Typhoon Tracy
3rd Master O’Reilly
2008
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st Weekend Hussler 1 minute 38.6 seconds
2nd Zarita
3rd Littorio
2007
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st Marasco 1 minute 36.7 seconds
2nd Apache Cat
3rd Zipping
2006
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st Pompeii Ruler 1 minute 38.5 seconds
2nd Sphenophyta
3rd Zipping
2005
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st Confectioner 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Free At Last
3rd Our Smoking Joe
2004
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st Hugs Dancer 1 minute 38.2 seconds
2nd Elvstroem
3rd Zagalia
2003
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st Pentastic 1 minute 37.2 seconds
2nd Walk On Air
3rd Mummify
2002
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st Northerly 1 minute 37.9 seconds
2nd Le Zagaletta
3rd Silver Baron
2001
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st Native Jazz 1 minute 37.4 seconds
2nd Aka Bilk
3rd Universal Prince
2000
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st Go Flash Go 1 minute 42.1 seconds
2nd Oliver Twist
3rd Showella

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