Memsie Stakes

The 2017 Memsie Stakes kicks off the Group 1 action of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival at Caulfield in early September.



Held at Caulfield Racecourse in late August or early September, the Group 1 Memsie Stakes 2017 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 odds is now the first Group 1 race of the racing year after it was elevated from Group 2 status for the 2013/2014 season.

The 2017 Memsie Stakes is set to take place at Caulfield on Saturday September 2, 2017.

2017 Memsie Stakes
Date: September 2, 2017
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2017 Memsie Stakes Betting

The season’s Memsie Stakes 2017 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as released this spring carnival.

2017 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.

The official Memsie Stakes 2017 Final Field & Barriers are set for release on Wednesday August 30, 2017 and will be provided in full below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 9x211x75x3 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 5 59kg 115
2 51x11202x2 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Ben Melham 6 59kg 115
3 709x4x22x5 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Darren Weir Blake Shinn 4 59kg 109
4 29x42212x6 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 11 59kg 112
5 1x9171x1x1 VEGA MAGIC David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 3 59kg 111
6 9x60229x42 CHARMED HARMONY John Sadler Ms Katelyn Mallyon 2 59kg 101
7 893337311x JON SNOW (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Stephen Baster 10 58.5kg 108
8 34x31196x1 HEY DOC Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 1 58.5kg 108
9 54282x060x SEABURGE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 12 58.5kg 105
10 x70312612x SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 9 57kg 108
11 1x271183x4 I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Luke Nolen 7 56.5kg 107
12 x21x6D130x YANKEE ROSE David Vandyke Dean Yendall 8 56.5kg 108

2017 Memsie Stakes Nominations

The early 2017 Memsie Stakes Nominations close the Monday of race week and will be available here as soon as released.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x4136x1111 ABILITY G 5 Robert Smerdon 103
2 9x211x75x3 BLACK HEART BART G 7 Darren Weir 115
3 9x60229x42 CHARMED HARMONY G 8 John Sadler 101
4 14x24141x2 FOXPLAY M 4 Chris Waller 111
5 8x181x37x0 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 7 Darren Weir 109
6 17121175×3 GRANDE ROSSO G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 100
7 3670x6713x HARDHAM H 4 David Brideoake 96
8 23590x160x HE OR SHE G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 105
9 34x31196x1 HEY DOC G 4 Tony McEvoy 108
10 29x42212x6 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir 112
11 1x271183x4 I AM A STAR (NZ) M 4 Shane Nichols 107
12 893337311x JON SNOW (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 108
13 51x11202x2 LE ROMAIN G 5 Kris Lees 115
14 54282x060x SEABURGE H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 105
15 x70312612x SINGLE GAZE M 5 Nick Olive 108
16 709x4x22x5 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir 109
17 1x9171x1x1 VEGA MAGIC G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 111
18 x21x6D130x YANKEE ROSE M 4 David Vandyke 108

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 (1038-40) 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).

The fastest winning time was recorded in 1998 by Dane Ripper with a finishing time of 1 minute 22.8 seconds. The slowest time was recorded by Red Tempo in 1983 with 1 minute 31.4 seconds. In 2015 Boban won the Memsie Stakes in what would turn out to be the last victory of his career before retirement.

Recent Memsie Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
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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