The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes is a Group 3 1400m sprint held at Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup Day.

2017 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes Results

  • 1st: #13 Pedrena
  • 2nd: #3 Cool Passion
  • 3rd: #11 Swampland



The 2017 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes – registered as the Maybe Mahal Stakes – is a Group 3 sprint for mares held at the renowned Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup Da on the first Tuesday of November each spring.

Run over 1400m, the Group 3 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes is a popular target for classy mares aged four years and older. Run under set weights plus penalties conditions with $200,000 prize money on offer, the race is an attractive spring option for connections wanting to have a start on the esteemed Melbourne Cup Day race card.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes shares a race program with the Group 3 Ottawa Stakes (1000m) for two-year-old fillies and the ‘Race That Stops A Nation’ – the Group 1 $6.25 million Melbourne Cup (3200m).

A number of trainers regard the Maybe Mahal Stakes as a major spring goal for their mares. Some of the lead up races to the Maybe Mahal Stakes include the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) on Caulfield Cup Day and the Group 3 Ladies’ Day Vase (1600m) also run at Caulfield in October.

The classier mares in The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes might choose to continue their spring campaign via events such as the Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m).

The 2017 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes ran at Flemington on Tuesday November 7, 2017 .

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes 2017
Date: Tuesday November 7, 2017
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 4YO&UP Mares Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2017 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes Results

  • 1st: #13 Pedrena
  • 2nd: #3 Cool Passion
  • 3rd: #11 Swampland

See below for the full The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order, the Mick Price-trained Pedrena enjoying a narrow win improving on a lead-up second in the Northwood Plume Stakes. Cool Passion won that Caulfield lead-up and had to settle for second on Melbourne Cup Day, while the Henry Dwyer-trained Swampland rounded out the trifecta improving on her eighth in the Tristarc Stakes on Caulfield Cup Day.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 13 PEDRENA Mick Price Michael Dee 7 55kg $9
2 3 COOL PASSION Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 0.2L 8 57.5kg $9.50
3 11 SWAMPLAND (NZ) Henry Dwyer Chris Symons 1.45L 11 55kg $9
4 10 IMPROVEMENT (NZ) Gary Portelli Tim Clark 2.2L 9 55kg $21
5 16 JAMAICAN RAIN Richard Laming Jamie Mott 2.5L 10 55kg (cd 55.5kg) $26
6 4 QUILATE Michael Kent Beau Mertens (a) 2.7L 6 57.5kg $41
7 9 QUILISTA Darren Weir Mark Zahra 3.45L 4 55.5kg $13
8 15 LUCYINRIO (NZ) Kylie Little Michael Walker 3.95L 12 55kg $101
9 1 FUHRYK David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 4.7L 3 59kg $4.80
10 12 JALAN JALAN Colin Little Luke Nolen 5.7L 13 55kg $71
11 14 FILLE CHAMPAGNE Pat Hyland Stephen Baster 5.9L 2 55kg $81
12 5 WHITE MOSS Jason Coyle Jason Collett 6.9L 1 56.5kg $3.60F
13 6 MISS GUNPOWDER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 7.65L 5 55.5kg $13
SB 8 DEJA BLUE Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil 0 55.5kg
7 ELLICAZOOM Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 0
2 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman Brenton Avdulla 0

2017 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes Odds

The season’s latest The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes 2017 odds and betting market links to the last race on Melbourne Cup Day will be updated below once available.

2017 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes Field

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes field draws talented mares from around the country to Flemington on one of the nation’s biggest days of racing, Melbourne Cup Day. Mares may come into The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes field via a Melbourne lead-up or a Sydney race like the Group 3 The Nivison (1200m), which produced the 2016 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes winner Artistry (2nd).

Plenty of quality mares line-up in the race and the best out of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes field continue onto bigger and better races over their career. For example the 2016 third placegetter Silent Sedition took out the Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m) next start at Sandown and also won the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) the following year.

The official 2017 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes Final Field & Barriers are set for release the Friday before Melbourne Cup Day and will be published in full below.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes Field is now out originally attracting 16 starters. Two scratchings leave a field of 14 mares including the likes of White Moss chasing three straight wins and drawn a treat in barrier two, along with the 59kg top weight Fuhryk to be ridden by Craig Williams after a stakes win on Caulfield Cup Day.

# Form Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 410x21x781 FUHRYK David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 4 59kg 99
2 3x410x9762 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman Brenton Avdulla 15 57.5kg 96
3 218x6x0312 COOL PASSION Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 10 57.5kg 99
4 371728×311 QUILATE Michael Kent Beau Mertens (a) 7 57.5kg 96
5 6x71112x11 WHITE MOSS Jason Coyle Jason Collett 2 56.5kg 97
6 0x10210x43 MISS GUNPOWDER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 6 55.5kg 95
7 x2220x7050 ELLICAZOOM Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 8 55.5kg 82
8 715763×941 DEJA BLUE Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil 1 55.5kg 89
9 11132×1334 QUILISTA Darren Weir Mark Zahra 5 55.5kg 80
10 11845×6241 IMPROVEMENT (NZ) Gary Portelli Tim Clark 11 55kg 86
11 4326111228 SWAMPLAND (NZ) Henry Dwyer Chris Symons 13 55kg 88
12 0x7334x773 JALAN JALAN Colin Little Luke Nolen 16 55kg 76
13 10x12121x2 PEDRENA Mick Price Michael Dee 9 55kg 85
14 2103121×68 FILLE CHAMPAGNE Pat Hyland Stephen Baster 3 55kg 70
15 81438×0922 LUCYINRIO (NZ) Kylie Little Michael Walker 14 55kg 72
16 143×1142 JAMAICAN RAIN Richard Laming Jamie Mott 12 55kg 71

2017 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes Nominations

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes 2017 Nominations are announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading up to race day with the full list of entries to be published below once released.

The 2017 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes Nominations attracted a bumper 24 mares at early entry stage including the Lindsay Park-trained Fuhryk who will carry the 59kg top weight, Tristarc Stakes runner-up last time out Cool Passion and the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Ravi who is the highest-rated mare in the mix.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes History

Inaugurated in 2005, as the Maybe Mahal Stakes, this race has has a very short history relative to other major spring races, such as the Melbourne Cup, inaugurated in 1861.

A popular sponsored race, the Maybe Mahal Stakes has been variously known as The Lavazza Short Black, the Liberty Financial Plate and the Herald Sun Stakes.

Run as The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes since 2014, the race was upgraded to Group 3 status prior to the 2013 edition.

The race is named after internationally renowned mare Maybe Mahal, who was extraordinarily successful in the late 1970’s, winning seven Group 1 races.

Notable Maybe Mahal Stakes / The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes winners include inaugural winner Vintner (2005), Neroli (2008) and Plucky Belle (2013).

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes Results

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes results, winners and winning times since 2005 are listed below.

Year Place Horse Time
2018
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes
1st Pedrena 1 minute 22.78 seconds
2nd Cool Passion
3rd Swampland
2016
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes
1st Artistry 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd Shillelagh
3rd Silent Sedition
2015
Maybe Mahal Stakes
1st Scarlet Billows 1 minute 22.4 seconds
2nd Wawail
3rd She’s Clean
2014
Maybe Mahal Stakes
1st Mahara 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd Rose Of Choice
3rd Vibrant Rouge
2013
Maybe Mahal Stakes
1st Plucky Belle 1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Arinosa
3rd She’s Clean
2012
Maybe Mahal Stakes
1st Koonoomoo 1 minute 21.0 seconds
2nd Cabernet
3rd Mid Summer Music
2011
Maybe Mahal Stakes
1st Sophie’s Spirit 1 minute 22.5 seconds
2nd Little Surfer Girl
3rd Divorces
2010
Maybe Mahal Stakes
1st Jersey Lily 1 minute 23.4 seconds
2nd Happy Hippy
3rd Valentine Miss
2009
Maybe Mahal Stakes
1st Strawberry Field 1 minute 25.5 seconds
2nd Ortensia
3rd Rose Syrah
2008
Maybe Mahal Stakes
1st Neroli 1 minute 23.1 seconds
2nd Jacqueline Rouge
3rd Jewelled Gate
2007
Maybe Mahal Stakes
1st Juste Momente 1 minute 23.8 seconds
2nd Zip Baby Zip
3rd Goldfield Ashes
2006
Maybe Mahal Stakes
1st Storm Signal 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd Pasikatera
3rd Hasta La Ciao Ciao
2005
Maybe Mahal Stakes
1st Vintner 1 minute 22.6 seconds
2nd Pin Up
3rd Irongail

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