Maurice McCarten Stakes

The Group 3 Maurice McCarten Stakes is a short course sprint run at Rosehill Gardens on Coolmore Classic Day during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2018 Maurice McCarten Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Dothraki
  • 2nd: #12 Sprightly Lass
  • 3rd: #6 New Universe



The Maurcie McCarten Stakes is a Group 3 sprint run under open quality handicap conditions at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Coolmore Classic Day each March.

Run during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, the meeting is headlined by the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) and features a host of other Group status support acts including the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m), Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1200m), the lucrative Group 3 $350,000 Sky High Stakes (2000m) and the Maurice McCarten Stakes.

Run over 1100m the Group 3 Maurice McCarten Stakes field may feature first-up runners kicking off their autumn campaigns or horses coming off an earlier autumn lead-up in a race like the Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes (1200m) at the track a month earlier, which last produced a Maurice McCarten Stakes winner with Dothraki (2nd in 2018).  Dothraki was originally also second past the post in the Maurice McCarten, but won the race on protest over Sprightly Lass.

After the event Maurice McCarten Stakes graduates may back-up in something like the Group 3 Sebring Stakes (1200m) back at the track at the end of the month. Tougher targets like the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill a fortnight after the Maurice McCarten Stakes might also be included in better sprinters’ campaigns.

The Maurice McCarten Stakes 2018 ran on Saturday March 17, 2018 and saw Dothraki win on protest over the speedy pacemaker Sprightly Lass.

2018 Maurice McCarten Stakes
Date: Saturday March 17, 2018
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2018 Maurice McCarten Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Dothraki (on protest)
  • 2nd: #12 Sprightly Lass
  • 3rd: #6 New Universe

Check out the full Maurice McCarten Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, the race won on protest by the always-honest veteran Dothraki who gave the weight away to his rivals and finally broke through for his first official victory since October of 2015. Dothraki was a nose beaten on the line by the speedy favourite Sprightly Lass ($2.80) who led all-the-way to the line but lost on protest after she shifted into the line of the runner-up late.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 1 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Tye Angland 12 59kg $14
2 12 SPRIGHTLY LASS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 0.1L 8 53kg $2.80F
3 6 NEW UNIVERSE (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Walker 0.2L 1 53kg $13
4 8 SECRET TRAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Ms Rachel King (a) 0.5L 4 53kg $26
5 4 ISORICH Wayne Seelin Ms Jess Taylor 0.6L 9 53kg $41
6 2 NIETA John P Thompson Craig Williams 1.2L 10 54kg $4
7 9 GIBRALTAR GIRL Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 1.5L 3 53kg $11
8 5 HIEROGLYPHICS Anthony & Edward Cummings Jason Collett 3.1L 6 53kg $12
9 10 TOP STRIKER Gregory Hickman Jay Ford 3.3L 11 53kg $31
10 11 AKASAKI Stephen Jones Corey Brown 3.8L 5 53kg $17
11 7 LATIN BOY Richard Freedman Shaun Guymer 4.4L 7 53kg $16
12 3 PALAZZO PUBBLICO Matthew Smith Tim Clark 5.4L 2 53kg $26

2018 Maurice McCarten Stakes Odds

The season’s updated Maurice McCarten Stakes 2018 betting odds will be published below as soon as markets are released at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2018 Maurcie McCarten Stakes Field

The Maurcie McCarten Stakes field attracts a decent quality of sprinters, some of which may be gearing up towards tougher autumn runs, and is released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday before Coolmore Classic Day.

The official 2018 Maurice McCarten Stakes field and barriers are released on Wednesday March 14, 2018  and will be published in full below.

The Maurice McCarten Stakes 2018 Final Field attracted a dozen sprinters including the returning Nieta who is a first-up flyer (4:3-0-1), the in-form Team Hawkes-trained Snitzel mare Sprightly Lass coming off a lead-up win at The Valley in Melbourne over 955m by two lengths and the class Peter & Paul Snowden-trained top weight Dothraki carrying 59kg from the outside barrier (12) looking to go one better than a lead-up second in the Southern Cross Stakes.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2x326x9272 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Tye Angland 12 59kg 105
2 x14x33934x NIETA John P Thompson Craig Williams 10 54kg 99
3 2630×37350 PALAZZO PUBBLICO Matthew Smith Tim Clark 2 53kg 96
4 311483036x ISORICH Wayne Seelin Ms Jess Taylor 9 53kg 93
5 x112879x24 HIEROGLYPHICS Anthony & Edward Cummings Jason Collett 6 53kg 89
6 x391344238 NEW UNIVERSE (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Walker 1 53kg 85
7 22x11114x1 LATIN BOY Richard Freedman Shaun Guymer 7 53kg 83
8 41724x482x SECRET TRAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Ms Rachel King (a) 4 53kg 82
9 519x306x45 GIBRALTAR GIRL Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 3 53kg 81
10 24x6905x04 TOP STRIKER Gregory Hickman Jay Ford 11 53kg 81
11 3136×20121 AKASAKI Stephen Jones Corey Brown 5 53kg 80
12 1x112x1 SPRIGHTLY LASS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 8 53kg 78

Maurice McCarten Stakes History

The Maurice McCarten Stakes was inaugurated in 1993 and the first winner of the race was Friend’s Venture. Since then quality types including Mustard (2004), Snippetson (2006), Atomic Force (2011) and Target In Sight (2015) have all recorded wins in the race.

Originally run over 1200m the event was cut to 1100m in 2010 and from 1993 – 2013 it ran as a Listed race before gaining its current Group 3 status in 2014. The race has gone by a number of various names over the years including the Moet & Chandon Handicap (1993-96) and The Schweppervesence (2005-09).

Maurice McCarten Stakes Winners & Placegetters

See below for a recent list of Maurice McCarten Stakes results and winners going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Dothraki 1 minute 3.41 seconds
2nd Sprightly Lass
3rd New Universe
2017
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Artistry 1 minute 04.99 seconds
2nd Dothraki
3rd Fickle Folly
2016
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Alberto Magic 1 minute 3.4 seconds
2nd Angels Beach
3rd Bachman
2015
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Target In Sight 1 minute 3.9 seconds
2nd Deep Field
3rd Tahitian Black
2014
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Kencella 1 minute 3.7 seconds
2nd Va Pensiero
3rd That’s A Good Idea
2013
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st See The World 1 minute 3.9 seconds
2nd Anise
3rd Hurrara
2012
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Title 1 minute 4.8 seconds
2nd Uate
3rd Zaratone
2011
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Atomic Force 1 minute 3.1 seconds
2nd Winter King
3rd Dorf Command
2010
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Welkom Gold 1 minute 4.42 seconds
2nd Nightofthegeneral
3rd Rarefied
2009
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Mount Verde 1 minute 11.79 seconds
2nd Aichi
3rd Posadas
2008
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Hoystar 1 minute 12.03 seconds
2nd Al Be Nible
3rd Certain Magic
2007
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Double Dare 1 minute 9.42 seconds
2nd King Rex
3rd Sunset Run
2006
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Snippetson 1 minute 9.34 seconds
2nd Mustard
3rd Shannon Bank
2005
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Britt’s Best 1 minute 9.43 seconds
2nd Damigos
3rd Entreaty
2004
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Mustard 1 minute 8.81 seconds
2nd Geiger Spirit
3rd Jivago
2003
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Sex Machine 1 minute 9.60 seconds
2nd Oomph
3rd Arlington Road
2002
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Crete 1 minute 8.98 seconds
2nd Shouq
3rd Polygram
2001
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Stanzaic / Knickerbocker Kid 1 minute 9.31 seconds
2nd
3rd Scottish Pride
2000
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Antiquity 1 minute 8.86 seconds
2nd Paint
3rd Batwing

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