Memsie Stakes

The 2016 Memsie Stakes will be held at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday August the 27th.

Memsie Stakes News

Black Heart Bart 1 of 4 Weir horses in Underwood Stakes nominations

Black Heart Bart 1 of 4 Weir horses in Underwood Stakes nominations

Dual Group 1 winner Black Heart Bart is one of four Darren Weir trained gallopers among the sixteen nominations for the Group 1 $500,000 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Black Heart Bart, above, heads trainer Darren Weir’s team in the Underwood Stakes nominations. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Black Heart Bart is the winner of the Group 1 ...

Held at Caulfield Racecourse inĀ  late August, the Group 1 Memsie Stakes 2016 is a weight-for-age race which offers $500,000 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 Manikato Stakes which is held in October at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Raced on the same day as the Group 3 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes and the Group 3 Heath 1100, 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.

2016 Memsie Stakes
Date: Saturday August 27, 2016
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2016 Memsie Stakes Field

The 2016 Memsie Stakes field is usually fairly packed out with talented weight-for-age performers heading towards races like the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) later in the spring.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x855821x2x PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ) Darren Weir Harry Coffey 11 59kg 113
2 492x21212x BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 5 59kg 113
3 270x00x415 LORD OF THE SKY Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 1 59kg 105
4 41×9621008 CHARMED HARMONY John Sadler Thomas Sadler 3 59kg 105
5 2415x2018x HE OR SHE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 12 59kg 103
6 21511246×3 TASHBEEH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 14 59kg 95
7 1112x26x5x ALPINE EAGLE Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 6 59kg 103
8 1111110×36 MAHUTA Darren Weir John Allen 2 58.5kg 104
9 1731x4214x TARZINO (NZ) Mick Price Craig Newitt 9 58.5kg 109
10 2113061x TAVAGO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ben Melham 8 58.5kg 108
11 211x7212x4 PALENTINO Darren Weir Mark Zahra 10 58.5kg 105
12 215x11113x TALLY John O’Shea Michael Dee (a) 13 58.5kg 98
13 27x063540x RISING ROMANCE (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 4 57kg 107
14 7x1F1x121x SOFIA ROSA (NZ) Stephen Marsh Michael Walker 7 56.5kg 105

 

2016 Memsie Stakes Nominations

View the official 2016 Memsie Stakes Nominations now.

 

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1112x26x5x ALPINE EAGLE H 5 Tony McEvoy 103
2 721x0420x0 AWESOME ROCK H 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 103
3 2170x7089x AYERS ROCK G 4 Shawn Mathrick 72
4 492x21212x BLACK HEART BART G 6 Darren Weir 113
5 41×9621008 CHARMED HARMONY G 7 John Sadler 105
6 357x0955x3 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
7 2415x2018x HE OR SHE G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
8 1x5070x67x HI WORLD H 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 99
9 270x00x415 LORD OF THE SKY H 6 Robbie Laing 105
10 1111110×36 MAHUTA H 4 Darren Weir 105
11 211x7212x4 PALENTINO H 4 Darren Weir 105
12 x855821x2x PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ) G 7 Darren Weir 113
13 27x063540x RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 107
14 7x1F1x121x SOFIA ROSA (NZ) M 4 Stephen Marsh 105
15 215x11113x TALLY H 4 John O’Shea 98
16 1731x4214x TARZINO (NZ) H 4 Mick Price 109
17 21511246×3 TASHBEEH H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 95
18 2113061x TAVAGO (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 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 TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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