Makybe Diva Stakes

The Makybe Diva Stakes is a $750,000 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.

2019 Makybe Diva Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Gatting
  • 2nd: #13 Mystic Journey
  • 3rd: #12 Mr Quickie



The 2019 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.

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 2019 Makybe Diva Stakes ran on Saturday September 14, 2019  as the second Group 1 race of the new season following the Memsie Stakes earlier in the month. The 2019 Makybe Diva Stakes was won in a huge upset by 100-1 shot Gatting.

2019 Makybe Diva Stakes
Date: Saturday September 14, 2019
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $750,000

2019 Makybe Diva Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Gatting
  • 2nd: #13 Mystic Journey
  • 3rd: #12 Mr Quickie

The official Makybe Diva Stakes 2019 Results saw a massive boilover with 100-1 shot Gatting scoring an unlikely three-quarter length win over the hot favourite, Mystic Journey, who suffered her first loss after a seven straight winning streak.

Read more on the upset victory by triple-figure Makybe Diva Stakes 2019 winner Gatting.

Place No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 6 GATTING Darren Mcauliffe Jamie Kah 8 59kg $101
2 13 MYSTIC JOURNEY Adam Trinder Anthony Darmanin 0.75L 10 56.5kg $2.05F
3 12 MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes John Allen 1.5L 12 58.5kg $31
4 1 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Craig Williams 1.7L 11 59kg $10
5 4 SCALES OF JUSTICE Lindsey Smith Dean Yendall 2.1L 9 59kg $4
6 8 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ben Allen 2.85L 3 59kg $26
7 5 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 3.05L 13 59kg $26
8 7 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller Mark Zahra 3.25L 5 59kg $13
9 10 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 3.45L 15 59kg $71
10 3 HUMIDOR (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 6.2L 14 59kg $31
11 14 OOHOOD Tony & Calvin McEvoy Michael Dee 6.3L 4 56.5kg $51
12 9 YUCATAN (IRE) Liam Howley Ben Melham 6.5L 2 59kg $17
13 2 GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams Ms Linda Meech 7.5L 6 59kg $51
14 11 SOUND (GER) Michael Moroney Jamie Mott 7.6L 1 59kg $201
15 15 QAFILA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 7.7L 7 56.5kg $41

2019 Makybe Diva Stakes Odds

The season’s best spring racing odds on the Makybe Diva Stakes 2019 along with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided for punters below as soon as released.

2019 Makybe Diva Stakes Form Guide

A complete Makybe Diva Stakes Form Guide for 2019 will be available post-final acceptances online through leading bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au.

2019 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 2019 Final Field & Barrier Draw will be released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below.

The 2019 Makybe Diva Stakes Field sees wonder mare Mystic Journey look to continue her incredible winning streak ahead of a Ladbrokes Cox Plate bid facing 14 rivals from barrier 10.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 0x53233x34 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Craig Williams 11 59kg 116
2 50x112142x GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams Ms Linda Meech 6 59kg 115
3 4x817333x0 HUMIDOR (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 14 59kg 115
4 730x53x121 SCALES OF JUSTICE Lindsey Smith Dean Yendall 9 59kg 114
5 192251557x ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 13 59kg 110
6 2425×51225 GATTING Darren Mcauliffe Jamie Kah 8 59kg 108
7 1x43236Px5 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller Mark Zahra 5 59kg 105
8 1x60110x67 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ben Allen 3 59kg 109
9 436013x10x YUCATAN (IRE) Liam Howley Ben Melham 2 59kg 108
10 60x34000x5 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 15 59kg 103
11 32x00x048x SOUND (GER) Michael Moroney Jamie Mott 1 59kg 105
12 11x112131x MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes John Allen 12 58.5kg 105
13 511x1111x1 MYSTIC JOURNEY Adam Trinder Anthony Darmanin 10 56.5kg 116
14 4130x08x77 OOHOOD Tony & Calvin McEvoy Michael Dee 4 56.5kg 103
15 25x14941x2 QAFILA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 7 56.5kg 102

2019 Makybe Diva Stakes Nominations

The 2019 Makybe Diva nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be available here once the early entries are taken.

The Makybe Diva Stakes 2019 nominations attracted 18 early entries led by the Ladbrokes Cox Plate favourite Mystic Journey chasing her eighth win on the trot.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 1x60110x67 FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 109
2 50x112142x GAILO CHOP (FR) G 9 Matthew Williams 115
3 2425×51225 GATTING G 6 Darren Mcauliffe 108
4 0x53233x34 HARTNELL (GB) G 9 James Cummings 116
5 4x817333x0 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 115
6 880x105x03 ICONOCLASM H 5 Danny O’Brien 99
7 1x43236Px5 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 105
8 11x112131x MR QUICKIE G 4 Phillip Stokes 105
9 511x1111x1 MYSTIC JOURNEY M 4 Adam Trinder 116
10 60x34000x5 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 103
11 4130x08x77 OOHOOD M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 103
12 25x14941x2 QAFILA M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 102
13 192251557x ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 110
14 730x53x121 SCALES OF JUSTICE H 7 Lindsey Smith 114
15 32x00x048x SOUND (GER) H 7 Michael Moroney 105
16 211x36621x VOW AND DECLARE G 4 Danny O’Brien 100
17 x265212733 WAGING WAR G 6 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 95
18 436013x10x YUCATAN (IRE) H 6 Liam Howley 108

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
2019
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st Gatting 1 minute 33.97
2nd Mystic Journey
3rd Mr Quickie
2018
Makybe Diva Stakes
1st Grunt 1 minute 34.91 seconds
2nd Kings Will Dream
3rd Jon Snow
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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