Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes

The 2017 Manikato Stakes is a Group 1 sprint held at Moonee Valley on the Friday night before the Cox Plate in late October.

Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes News

Zahra to Ride English in Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2017

Zahra to Ride English in Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2017

Jockey Mark Zahra will partner the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained English under the lights at The Valley on Cox Plate Eve in the 2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes field. Zahra hasn’t partnered the daughter of Encosta De Lago since her second last (11th) behind Malaguerra at Flemington last Melbourne Cup Carnival in the Group 1…

The Group 1 2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes is one of the premier weight-for-age races held at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Victoria during the annual Melbourne spring Racing Carnival. Named after the superb sprinter Manikato, the race offers $1 million in total prize money and is raced under the lights on the Friday night before Cox Plate Day in late October.

Run over 1200 metres, the Manikato Stakes is sponsored by Ladbrokes.com.au and attracts a star-studded field of sprinters with many coming off an earlier Moonee Valley run in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) the month before. Both Buffering (2013) and Lankan Rupee (2014) ran second in the Moir Stakes before their respective Manikato Stakes victories.

The 2017 Manikato Stakes is set to run on Friday October 27, 2017.

Manikato Stakes
Date: Friday October 27, 2017
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2017 Manikato Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2017 odds on the field of star sprinters facing off under the lights at Moonee Valley on the Friday night before Cox Plate Day are listed below complete with links to the markets at race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au so you can lock in your Manikato Stakes tips.

2017 Manikato Stakes Tips

The Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2017 betting tips listing the spring sprinters to back and sack in the Moonee Valley feature this Cox Plate Carnival will be listed below closer to race day so stay tuned.

2017 Manikato Stakes Field & Barriers

The 2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes field and barrier draw is released on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below as soon as announced.

2017 Manikato Stakes First Acceptances

The Manikato Stakes first acceptances close in early October and reduced the number of hopeful sprinters heading towards the classic.

In 2017 the Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes First Acceptances for the Cox Plate Eve feature at The Valley drew 39 hopefuls led in betting by the 2015 champion Chautauqua and last start Memsie Stakes winner Vega Magic. Both of those horses face off in Sydney’s 2017 The Everest field on October 14 on way to the Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes field, as does Gary Portelli’s last start Moir Stakes winner She Will Reign who is favourite for the Randwick feature before possibly returning to Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Read more on the official 2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes First Acceptances featuring a host of The Everest horses.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 47x3231x76 CHAUTAUQUA G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 1 58.5kg
2 11x121x1 SHE WILL REIGN F 3 Gary Portelli 2 51kg
3 0x17266x42 ENGLISH M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 3 56.5kg
4 x9171x1x11 VEGA MAGIC G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 4 58.5kg
5 23x6639x68 FELL SWOOP G 6 Matthew Dale 5 58.5kg
6 215x1670x7 MALAGUERRA G 6 Peter Gelagotis 6 58.5kg
7 516x847x54 TAKEDOWN G 5 Gary Moore 7 58.5kg
8 52x1460x43 SHEIDEL M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 8 56.5kg
9 14x643341x IMPENDING H 4 James Cummings 9 58.5kg
10 5x21x105x1 REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 10 58.5kg
11 81x2211x11 REDZEL G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 11 58.5kg
12 9x650980x7 JAPONISME G 5 Chris Waller 12 58.5kg
13 640x9113x3 CLEARLY INNOCENT G 6 Kris Lees 13 58.5kg
14 x31196x140 HEY DOC G 4 Tony McEvoy 14 58.5kg
15 10x257x145 VOODOO LAD G 6 Darren Weir 15 58.5kg
16 31x21214x5 SILENT SEDITION M 5 Andrew Noblet 16 56.5kg
17 123x4011x4 ROCK MAGIC G 8 Chris Gangemi 17 58.5kg
18 1115x523x1 IN HER TIME M 5 Benjamin Smith 18 56.5kg
19 19242×1449 MISSROCK M 4 Robbie Laing 19 56.5kg
20 1478×04551 KEEN ARRAY G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 20 58.5kg
21 43181368×0 DERRYN H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 21 58.5kg
22 6x22x212x2 VIDDORA M 5 Lloyd Kennewell 22 56.5kg
23 212x50020x ILLUSTRIOUS LAD G 6 Peter Gelagotis 23 58.5kg
24 310x4810x9 SWEET SHERRY M 4 Brent Stanley 24 56.5kg
25 x12x290x28 SPIETH (NZ) H 5 Bryce Heys 25 58.5kg
26 5x720040x6 FAATINAH G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 26 58.5kg
27 3x34423x65 HELLBENT H 5 Darren Weir 27 58.5kg
28 123x115x MAN FROM UNCLE G 4 Anthony & Edward Cummings 28 58.5kg
29 6x143x180x SUPER CASH M 5 Andrew Noblet 29 56.5kg
30 2112×82 SUMMER PASSAGE C 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 30 53kg
31 10x15028x2 LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) M 4 Stuart Webb 31 56.5kg
32 11×12 JUKEBOX C 3 Aaron Purcell 32 53kg
33 0x2125x643 MALIBU STYLE G 6 Neville Parnham 33 58.5kg
34 430x10210x MISS GUNPOWDER M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 34 56.5kg
35 x1111x11x2 DESERT LASHES M 4 Shayne Cahill 35 56.5kg
36 7x2504x527 EL DIVINO H 4 Darren Weir 36 58.5kg
37 57×3211114 BONS AWAY G 4 Aaron Purcell 37 58.5kg
38 9x3x34x20x LANKAN RUPEE G 8 Mick Price 38 58.5kg
39 5x63394x25 BALL OF MUSCLE G 7 Joseph Pride 39 58.5kg

2017 Manikato Stakes Nominations

The Manikato Stakes Nominations 2017 are released by Racing Victoria in late September and the full list of early Group 1 race entries will be available in full below.

The official 2017 Manikato Stakes Nominations are now out with the Ladbrokes-sponsored Moonee Valley Group 1 attracting 60 early entries. Among the key early Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes nominated horses are recent Memsie Stakes winner Vega Magic, super sprinter Chautauqua who is also in the mix for November’s Darley Classic, and the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained stablemates Redzel and Russian Revolution.

 View the full 2017 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Nominations now.

Manikato Stakes History

Inaugurated in 1968 as the Freeway Stakes, the race became the Manikato Stakes in 1984. The event was first won by Winfreaux and then in 1979 and 1982 Manikato claimed the race as his own. Manikato went on to win the William Reid Stakes five years in a row. In a total of 49 career starts, the legendary horse managed 29 wins and 13 places. In 1984 Manikato died from an illness and was buried at the Moonee Valley racecourse.

The Manikato Stakes has produced several WS Cox Plate winners including Sunline in 2000-01, Dane Ripper in 1997, Rubiton in 1987 and Strawberry Road in 1983.

Double winners of the race include: Dual Choice in 1970-71, Tauto in 1973-74, Spinning Hill in 2002-03 and Spark Of Life in 2004-05. The fastest winning time recorded since 1980 was by Our Westminster in 1989 with 1 minute 8 seconds. The slowest winning time was by Silver Bounty in 1981 with 1 minute 17 seconds.

Recent Manikato Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Manikato Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2016
Manikato Stakes
1st Rebel Dane 1 minute 10.99 seconds
2nd Fell Swoop
3rd Japonisme
2015
Manikato Stakes
1st Chautauqua 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Srikandi
3rd Rebel Dane
2014
Manikato Stakes
1st Lankan Rupee 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Angelic Light
3rd Famous Seamus
2013
Manikato Stakes
1st Buffering 1 minute 11.44 seconds
2nd Lucky Nine
3rd Sessions
2012
Manikato Stakes
1st Sea Siren 1 minute 11.32 seconds
2nd Mental
3rd We’re Gonna Rock
2011
Manikato Stakes
1st Sepoy 1 minute 11.08 seconds
2nd Sister Madly
3rd More Joyous
2010
Manikato Stakes
1st Hay List 1 minute 9.94 seconds
2nd True Persuasion
3rd Eagle Falls
2009
Manikato Stakes
1st Danleigh 1 minute 12.5 seconds
2nd Phelan Ready
3rd Nicconi
2008
Manikato Stakes
1st Typhoon Zed 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Absolut Glam
3rd Kaphero
2007
Manikato Stakes
1st Gold Edition 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Vormista
3rd Dr Nipandtuck
2006
Manikato Stakes
1st Miss Andretti 1 minute 9.2 seconds
2nd Dance Hero
3rd Sassbee
2005
Manikato Stakes
1st Spark Of Life 1 minute 11.5 seconds
2nd Perfectly Ready
3rd Our Egyptian Raine
2004
Manikato Stakes
1st Spark Of Life 1 minute 13.3 seconds
2nd Yell
3rd Dilly Dally
2003
Manikato Stakes
1st Spinning Hill 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd True Glo
3rd The Big Chill
2002
Manikato Stakes
1st Spinning Hill 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Bel Espirit
3rd Mistegic
2001
Manikato Stakes
1st Piavonic 1 minute 12.9 seconds
2nd Sunline
3rd Falvelon
2000
Manikato Stakes
1st Sunline 1 minute 11.6 seconds
2nd Honour The Name
3rd Miss Pennymoney