Memsie Stakes

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

2021 Memsie Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Behemoth
  • 2nd: #8 Beau Rossa
  • 3rd: #10 Tofane



Held at Caulfield Racecourse in late August or early September, the Group 1 Memsie Stakes 2021 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.

The 2021 Memsie Stakes took place at Caulfield on Saturday August 28, 2021 and saw South Australian star Behemoth go back-to-back. 

2021 Memsie Stakes
Date: Saturday August 28, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,000,000

2021 Memsie Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Behemoth
  • 2nd: #8 Beau Rossa
  • 3rd: #10 Tofane

David Jolly’s defending champion Behemoth ($3.20) was too strong late for his rivals going back-to-back in the Memsie Stakes 2021 results defeating fellow SA runner Beau Rossa ($12) who also ran second to him last time out in the Group 3 Spring Stakes at Morphettville. Tofane ($3F) was far from disgraced running a first-up third under a length beaten as the favourite in the Memsie.

Click here to read more on the impressive win by the defending champion Behemoth in the Memsie Stakes 2021.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 BEHEMOTH David Jolly Brett Prebble 8 59kg $3.20
2 8 BEAU ROSSA Will Clarken Ms Linda Meech 0.2L 1 58.5kg $12
3 10 TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney Craig Williams 0.7L 4 57kg $3F
4 7 AEGON (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Jye McNeil 2.2L 6 58.5kg $15
5 11 INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 2.5L 3 57kg $9.50
6 9 COLETTE James Cummings Damien Oliver 2.7L 11 57kg $21
7 3 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Dean Yendall 2.8L 9 59kg $15
8 4 ARCHEDEMUS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Fred Kersley 3.8L 10 59kg $51
9 6 SANSOM (NZ) Phillip Stokes Ben Allen 4L 2 59kg $51
10 1 FIFTY STARS (IRE) Tom Dabernig John Allen 4.3L 5 59kg $26
11 5 RED CAN MAN David Brideoake Michael Dee 6.05L 7 59kg $21
12 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Memsie Stakes Betting

The season’s Memsie Stakes 2021 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. Behemoth returned and successfully defended his title in 2021 as the $3.20 second favourite behind Tofane ($3F) who ran third.

2021 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 2021 Final Field & Barriers will be released on Wednesday August 25, 2021 and published in full below.

The 2021 Memsie Stakes field features a dozen stars led in betting by the defending champion Behemoth in gate nine coming off a narrow lead-up win in Morphettville’s Group 3 Spring Stakes.

Click here to read more on the key horses in the Memsie Stakes 2021 field and betting markets.

  • Scratchings Update: #12 Sierra Sue (5) has been withdrawn from the Memsie Stakes field due to a foot abscess.
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 52x720872x FIFTY STARS (IRE) Tom Dabernig John Allen 6 59kg 110
2 10x143x7x1 BEHEMOTH David Jolly (late alt) 9 59kg 113
3 84x1167x28 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Dean Yendall 10 59kg 110
4 3721x591x7 ARCHEDEMUS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Fred Kersley 11 59kg 104
5 3246×71633 RED CAN MAN David Brideoake Michael Dee 8 59kg 102
6 4x11476x10 SANSOM (NZ) Phillip Stokes Ben Allen 2 59kg 104
7 111x1160x AEGON (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Jye McNeil 7 58.5kg 104
8 7x11210x12 BEAU ROSSA Will Clarken Linda Meech (late alt) 1 58.5kg 92
9 561x12454x COLETTE James Cummings Damien Oliver 12 57kg 112
10 3597x7211x TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney Craig Williams 4 57kg 115
11 1x1131112x INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 3 57kg 110
12 x97x060411 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 5 57kg 105

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Memsie Stakes Nominations

The early 2021 Memsie Stakes Nominations close on Monday August 23, 2021 and the full list of nominees will be available below as soon as released by Racing Victoria.

The Memsie Stakes 2021 nominations feature 19 hopefuls including returning Stradbroke – Tiara winning mare from the winter in Brisbane Tofane and star SA sprinter Behemoth with the fitness edge second-up off a narrow Group 3 Spring Stakes win at home in Adelaide.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 561x12454x COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 1 57kg 112
2 5x2330x312 AWAY GAME M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 2 56.5kg 102
3 52x720872x FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 7 Tom Dabernig 3 59kg 110
4 3597x7211x TOFANE (NZ) M 6 Michael Moroney 4 57kg 115
5 10x143x7x1 BEHEMOTH G 6 David Jolly 5 59kg 113
6 22x111121x AVANTAGE M 6 Jamie Richards 6 57kg 114
7 84x1167x28 STREETS OF AVALON G 7 Shane Nichols 7 59kg 110
8 3721x591x7 ARCHEDEMUS G 8 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 8 59kg 104
9 1x1131112x INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) M 6 Danny O’Brien 9 57kg 110
10 111x1160x AEGON (NZ) G 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 10 58.5kg 104
11 x82234734x AMISH BOY H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 11 58.5kg 96
12 3246×71633 RED CAN MAN G 5 David Brideoake 12 59kg 102
13 16x81102x1 GROUNDSWELL G 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 13 59kg 102
14 4x11476x10 SANSOM (NZ) G 5 Phillip Stokes 14 59kg 104
15 x97x060411 SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 15 57kg 105
16 7x11210x12 BEAU ROSSA G 4 Will Clarken 16 58.5kg 92
17 x51267313x VASSILATOR (NZ) G 6 Colin Little & Matthew Lindsay 17 59kg 101
18 1218227×05 SECRET BLAZE G 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 18 59kg 97
19 4x131114x9 REGARDSMAREE G 5 Nick Ryan 19 59kg 93

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), So You Think (2010) and dual winner from South Australia Behemoth (2020-21).

Recent Memsie Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Memsie Stakes
1st Behemoth 1 minute 23.59 seconds
2nd Beau Rossa
3rd Tofane
2020
Memsie Stakes
1st Behemoth 1 minute 22.71 seconds
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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