Memsie Stakes

The 2020 Memsie Stakes kicks off the Group 1 action of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival at Caulfield in early September.

2020 Memsie Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Behemoth
  • 2nd: #6 Mr Quickie
  • 3rd: #15 Glenfiddich



Held at Caulfield Racecourse in late August or early September, the Group 1 Memsie Stakes 2020 is a weight-for-age race which offers $1 million in prize money. The 1400m event is held as the first Group 1 of the new racing season and is a great lead up race to the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) run a fortnight later over the mile at Flemington. Dissident (2014) was the last horse to complete the Memsie Stakes – Makybe Diva Stakes double.

Raced on the same day as the Group 3 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes (1200m), the Group 3 The Heath 1100 Stakes (1100m) and the Group 3 W.W. Cockram Stakes (1200m), the Memsie Stakes has produced some outstanding Cox Plate winners including El Segundo (2006), Makybe Diva (2005), Sunline (2001-01) and Dane Ripper (1998).

The Memsie Stakes is now the first Group 1 race of the racing year after it was elevated from Group 2 status for the 2013/2014 season.

Note: The 2020 Memsie Stakes prize money was down to $750,000 due to COVID-19.

The 2020 Memsie Stakes took place at Caulfield on Saturday August 29, 2020 and saw the favourite Behemoth salute for the punters in a powerhouse performance. 

2020 Memsie Stakes
Date: Saturday August 29, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million ($750,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)

2020 Memsie Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Behemoth
  • 2nd: #6 Mr Quickie
  • 3rd: #15 Glenfiddich

The David Jolly-trained favourite Behemoth ($3.30) was too strong for his rivals late in the Memsie Stakes 2020 results, the $6,000 bargain buy posting a well-deserved Group 1 victory. Coming off a lead-up Group 3 win at home in South Australia, the hulking interstate raider surged clear over the final furlong to beat the Phillip Stokes-trained Mr Quickie ($14) who caught the eye in second over the unsuitably short distance. Glenfiddich ($6) was also good first-up, the three-year-old last seen running second in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes as a juvenile. Glenfiddich is now with returned champion trainer Peter Moody.

Click here to read more on the impressive Memsie Stakes 2020 win by Behemoth.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 7 BEHEMOTH David Jolly Craig Williams 2 59kg $3.30F
2 6 MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes Dwayne Dunn 1.5L 5 59kg $14
3 15 GLENFIDDICH Peter G Moody Craig Newitt 2.25L 10 50.5kg $6
4 9 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Damien Oliver 2.35L 8 59kg $6
5 4 SO SI BON Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 2.45L 3 59kg $21
6 10 BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER Daniel Bowman Declan Bates 2.85L 7 59kg $21
7 2 HARLEM (GB) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Jamie Mott 3.6L 6 59kg $101
8 14 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) David Brideoake Ethan Brown 3.8L 12 57kg $51
9 8 ICONOCLASM Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 4.55L 1 59kg $81
10 11 MYSTIC JOURNEY Adam Trinder Billy Egan 5.55L 4 57kg $8
11 5 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Ben Melham 5.75L 13 59kg $15
12 1 REGAL POWER Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 5.85L 9 59kg $12
13 3 GATTING Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 6.05L 11 59kg $31
12 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams Damian Lane 0
13 SAVATIANO James Cummings Mark Zahra 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Memsie Stakes Betting

The season’s Memsie Stakes 2020 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as released this spring carnival.

Behemoth ($3.30 in 2020) was the last favourite in Memsie Stakes betting to win.

2020 Memsie Stakes Field

The Memsie Stakes field attracts a strong line-up of talented weight-for-age performers often kicking off their spring bids and eventually heading towards races like the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) later in the spring.

Good lead-up races for horses heading towards the Group 1 Memsie Stakes field include the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield in late July and the Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) run a fortnight before Memsie Stakes Day.

The official Memsie Stakes 2020 Final Field & Barriers will be released on Wednesday August 26, 2020 and published in full below.

The 2020 Memsie Stakes final field features 15 runners led in betting by impressive Group 3 Spring Stakes winner in Adelaide first-up Behemoth (2) and the Godolphin-raced Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes winning mare Savatiano out wider in 11.

Click here to read more about the key horses in the 2020 Memsie Stakes field and betting markets.

Update: #12 Arcadia Queen (13) has been scratched from the Memsie Stakes 2020 field due to a stone bruise with her Cox Plate campaign now up in the air.

Click here for the official 2020 Memsie Stakes Day Scratchings & Caulfield Track Report. 

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2161x421x9 REGAL POWER Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 9 59kg 112
2 6380x4549x HARLEM (GB) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Jamie Mott 6 59kg 107
3 02752x940x GATTING Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 12 59kg 110
4 84644116×4 SO SI BON Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 3 59kg 106
5 89x3210x27 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Ben Melham 15 59kg 110
6 x3002x902x MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes Dwayne Dunn 5 59kg 105
7 24184x14x1 BEHEMOTH David Jolly Craig Williams 2 59kg 105
8 014x02318x ICONOCLASM Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 1 59kg 101
9 13x25319x4 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Damien Oliver 8 59kg 106
10 x161x777x4 BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER Daniel Bowman Declan Bates 7 59kg 106
11 1x1255x5x8 MYSTIC JOURNEY Adam Trinder Billy Egan 4 57kg 112
12 3111x105x5 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams Damian Lane 13 57kg 110
13 01x12766x1 SAVATIANO James Cummings Mark Zahra 11 57kg 111
14 x7104x356x PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) David Brideoake Ethan Brown 14 57kg 102
15 9x2502162x GLENFIDDICH Peter G Moody Craig Newitt 10 50.5kg 88

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Memsie Stakes Nominations

The early 2020 Memsie Stakes Nominations close on Monday August 24, 2020 and the full list of nominees will be available below as soon as released by Racing Victoria.

Godolphin’s Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes winning mare Savatiano is tipped to keep the Melbourne spring wins coming leading the 21 early entries for the 2020 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield on the weekend.

Click here to read more on the key Memsie Stakes 2020 nominations.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 3111x105x5 ARCADIA QUEEN M 5 Grant & Alana Williams 110
2 x161x777x4 BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER G 6 Daniel Bowman 106
3 24184x14x1 BEHEMOTH G 5 David Jolly 105
4 115x97437x BENITOITE M 5 Clinton McDonald 84
5 13x25319x4 CASCADIAN (GB) G 6 James Cummings 106
6 63x848115x GALAXY RAIDER G 8 Grahame Begg 95
7 02752x940x GATTING G 7 Peter G Moody 110
8 9x2502162x GLENFIDDICH C 3 Peter G Moody 88
9 11x0x16232 GREAT AGAIN G 8 Lindsey Smith 100
10 6380x4549x HARLEM (GB) G 9 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 107
11 014x02318x ICONOCLASM H 6 Danny O’Brien 101
12 x3002x902x MR QUICKIE G 5 Phillip Stokes 105
13 1x1255x5x8 MYSTIC JOURNEY M 5 Adam Trinder 112
14 331121x NONCONFORMIST G 4 Grahame Begg 95
15 x7104x356x PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) M 5 David Brideoake 102
16 2161x421x9 REGAL POWER G 5 Grant & Alana Williams 112
17 01x12766x1 SAVATIANO M 6 James Cummings 111
18 6535022172 SIRCCONI G 6 Nick Ryan 100
19 84644116×4 SO SI BON G 7 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 106
20 89x3210x27 STREETS OF AVALON G 6 Shane Nichols 110
21 x4111124x5 YULONG JANUARY G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 98

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Memsie Stakes History

First won by Veneda in 1899, the Memsie Stakes has had several multiple winners of the race including the four time race champion Lord from 1958-61. Eurythmic (1920-22) and Ajax (1938-40) have won the race three consecutive times each while there have been several double winners including Heroic (1925-26), Waltzing Lily (1933-34), Comic Court (1949-50), Coppice (1954-55), Yangtze (1965-66) and Sunline (2000-01).

In more recent years the Memsie Stakes has been won by the likes of three-time Melbourne Cup champion Makybe Diva (2005), gun filly Miss Finland (2007) and So You Think (2010).

Recent Memsie Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Memsie Stakes
1st Behemoth 1 minute 22.71
2nd Mr Quickie
3rd Glenfiddich
2019
Memsie Stakes
1st Scales Of Justice 1 minute 22.14 seconds
2nd So Si Bon
3rd Alizee
2018
Memsie Stakes
1st Humidor 1 minute 23:29 seconds
2nd Kementari
3rd Kings Will Dream
2017
Memsie Stakes
1st Vega Magic 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd Black Heart Bart
3rd Tosen Stardom
2016
Memsie Stakes
1st Black Heart Bart 1 minute 23.9 seconds
2nd Rising Romance
3rd Mahuta
2015
Memsie Stakes
1st Boban 1 minute 24.61 seconds
2nd Entirely Platinum
3rd Stratum Star
2014
Memsie Stakes
1st Dissident 1 minute 22.72 seconds
2nd Sweet Idea
3rd Puissance De Lune
2013
Memsie Stakes
1st Atlantic Jewel 1 minute 24.43 seconds
2nd Ferlax
3rd Super Cool
2012
Memsie Stakes
1st Sincero 1 minute 23.27 seconds
2nd Happy Trails
3rd Second Effort
2011
Memsie Stakes
1st King’s Rose 1 minute 23.44 seconds
2nd Heart Of Dreams
3rd Red Colossus
2010
Memsie Stakes
1st So You Think 1 minute 26.68 seconds
2nd Whobegotyou
3rd Shoot Out
2009
Memsie Stakes
1st Mic Mac 1 minute 24.4 seconds
2nd Whobegotyou
3rd Zarita
2008
Memsie Stakes
1st Weekend Hussler 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Maldivian
3rd Pompeii Ruler
2007
Memsie Stakes
1st Miss Finland 1 minute 24.2 seconds
2nd Haradasun
3rd Tipungwuti
2006
Memsie Stakes
1st El Segundo 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Casual Pass
3rd Apache Cat
2005
Memsie Stakes
1st Makybe Diva 1 minute 26.7 seconds
2nd Barely A Moment
3rd Regal Roller
2004
Memsie Stakes
1st Regal Roller 1 minute 23 seconds
2nd Pacific Dancer
3rd Delzao
2003
Memsie Stakes
1st Le Zagaletta 1 minute 25.2 seconds
2nd Super Elegant
3rd Out Of Options
2002
Memsie Stakes
1st Magical Miss 1 minute 24 seconds
2nd Fields Of Omagh
3rd Dash For Cash
2001
Memsie Stakes
1st Sunline 1 minute 25.5 seconds
2nd Piavonic
3rd Rum
2000
Memsie Stakes
1st Sunline 1 minute 25.4 seconds
2nd Umrum
3rd Oliver Twist

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