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.

2017 Makybe Diva Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Humidor
  • 2nd: #1 Hartnell
  • 3rd: #2 Black Heart Bart

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 ran on September 16, as the second Group 1 race of the new season following the Memsie Stakes earlier in the month.

2017 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 Results

  • 1st: #6 Humidor
  • 2nd: #1 Hartnell
  • 3rd: #2 Black Heart Bart

Read the full Makybe Diva Stakes 2017 Results by following the link, the race won in a big upset by the Darren Weir-trained Humidor who is on track for a Caulfield Cup bid after beating home the odds-on favourite Hartnell by over three lengths. Weir also saddled-up third and fourth past the post in the official Makybe Diva Stakes finishing order with Black Heart Bart and Gailo Chop respectively.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 6 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 10 59kg $17
2 1 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 3.25L 8 59kg $1.70F
3 2 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 3.75L 7 59kg $8.50
4 5 GAILO CHOP (FR) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 4.05L 1 59kg $18
5 12 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 5.05L 11 57kg $101
6 7 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 5.35L 4 59kg $91
7 4 TAVAGO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Damien Oliver 5.45L 6 59kg $81
8 8 JON SNOW (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Stephen Baster 5.95L 3 58.5kg $21
9 10 INFERENCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 6.25L 9 58.5kg $51
10 9 HEY DOC Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 7.75L 12 58.5kg $8.50
11 3 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Ben Melham 12.75L 5 59kg $14
12 11 SEABURGE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 20.75L 2 58.5kg $81

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 Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided for punters below as soon as released.

2017 Makybe Diva Stakes Form Guide

View our comprehensive 2017 Makybe Diva Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview now!

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.

The 2017 Makybe Diva Stakes Field attracted a dozen acceptors led by Caulfield Cup fancy Hartnell and the Darren Weir-trained Black Heart Bart coming off a Memsie Stakes second at Caulfield.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 123x2822x1 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 8 59kg 115
2 x211x75x32 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 7 59kg 115
3 1x11202x25 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Ben Melham 5 59kg 115
4 61x00x518x TAVAGO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young TBA 6 59kg 110
5 x181x37x01 GAILO CHOP (FR) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 1 59kg 110
6 9x42212x68 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 10 59kg 112
7 601121x5x7 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 4 59kg 106
8 93337311×6 JON SNOW (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Stephen Baster 3 58.5kg 108
9 4x31196x14 HEY DOC Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 12 58.5kg 108
10 433x5126x6 INFERENCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 9 58.5kg 105
11 4282x060x0 SEABURGE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 2 58.5kg 105
12 70312612×0 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 11 57kg 108

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.

The 2017 Makybe Diva Stakes Nominations attracted a bumper 18 nominations led by the likes of early Caulfield Cup favourite Hartnell and the Darren Weir-trained Black Heart Bart, along with Foxplay who is also nominated for a clash with her star stablemate Winx in the George Main Stakes on the same day in Sydney.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 x211x75x32 BLACK HEART BART G 7 Darren Weir 115
2 14x24141x2 FOXPLAY M 4 Chris Waller 111
3 x181x37x01 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 7 Darren Weir 110
4 123x2822x1 HARTNELL (GB) G 7 James Cummings 115
5 3590x160x6 HE OR SHE G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 104
6 4x31196x14 HEY DOC G 4 Tony McEvoy 108
7 9x42212x68 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir 112
8 x271183x47 I AM A STAR (NZ) M 4 Shane Nichols 107
9 433x5126x6 INFERENCE H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 105
10 0289405344 JACQUINOT BAY G 10 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 92
11 93337311×6 JON SNOW (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 108
12 1x11202x25 LE ROMAIN G 5 Kris Lees 115
13 4282x060x0 SEABURGE H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 105
14 70312612×0 SINGLE GAZE M 5 Nick Olive 108
15 61x00x518x TAVAGO (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 110
16 23x6905x22 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 102
17 601121x5x7 VENTURA STORM (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 106
18 21x6D130x9 YANKEE ROSE M 4 David Vandyke 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
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