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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.

2017 Maurice McCarten Stakes Results

  • 1st: Artistry
  • 2nd: Dothraki
  • 3rd: Fickle Folly



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 six Group status support acts including the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m), Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1200m0, the lucrative $350,000 Group 3 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 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) in Melbourne at Flemington in February.

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 2017 ran at Rosehill Racecourse on March 11, 2017. 

Guy Walter Stakes
Date: March 11,
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Race Type: Quality Handicap (Low: 52kg – High: 61kg)
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $175,000

2017 Maurice McCarten Stakes Results

Check out the full 2017 Maurice McCarten Stakes Results & Finishing Order below, the race won in a last-to-first effort by the returning Team Snowden-trained mare Artistry.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 ARTISTRY Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 5 55kg $6
2 1 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 0.5L 2 59kg $2.30F
3 7 FICKLE FOLLY Sue Grills Christian Reith 1.8L 1 53kg $19
4 2 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 2.5L 6 58.5kg $4.40
5 6 ALART Pat Farrell Tim Clark 7.1L 7 53kg $21
6 5 ZELADY’S NIGHT OUT Peter Robl Andrew Adkins (a) 8.1L 4 53kg $18
7 4 PALAZZO PUBBLICO Matthew Smith Kerrin McEvoy 12.8L 3 53.5kg $6.50

2017 Maurice McCarten Stakes Odds

The season’s updated Maurice McCarten Stakes 2017 betting odds will be published below as soon as markets are released at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2017 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 2017 Maurice McCarten Stakes field and barriers are released on Wednesday March 8, 2017 and will be published in full below.

View the full 2017 Maurice McCarten Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw below – full rundown on the key hopes including the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained top weight Dothraki and Rosehill specialist Artistry found by following the link.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 525x456x44 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 2 59kg 105
2 8x265x6339 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 6 58.5kg 104
3 185520x21x ARTISTRY Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 5 55kg 101
4 431160x19x PALAZZO PUBBLICO Matthew Smith Kerrin McEvoy 3 53.5kg 98
5 11196x9x ZELADY’S NIGHT OUT Peter Robl Andrew Adkins (a) 4 53kg 80
6 x342952003 ALART Pat Farrell Tim Clark 7 53kg 75
7 1x521x61 FICKLE FOLLY Sue Grills Christian Reith 1 53kg 62

2017 Maurcie McCarten Stakes Nominations

The Maurice McCarten Stakes 2017 nominations close on Monday March 6, 2017 and will be announced right here as soon as released.

*Note: Racing NSW has extended the 2017 Maurice McCarton Stakes nominations until 11:00am (AEDT) on 07/03/2017

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 x342952003 ALART M 4 Pat Farrell 90
2 185520x21x ARTISTRY M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 101
3 8x265x6339 BALL OF MUSCLE G 6 Joseph Pride 104
4 525x456x44 DOTHRAKI G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 105
5 1x521x61 FICKLE FOLLY F 3 Sue Grills 62
6 0230219×11 FIFTEEN SUNFLOWERS M 5 Pat Farrell 72
7 97x000x670 HEART TESTA G 7 Matthew Smith 86
8 431160x19x PALAZZO PUBBLICO M 5 Matthew Smith 98
9 11196x9x ZELADY’S NIGHT OUT F 3 Peter Robl 80
10 6231311232 ZIGGY WILLIE G 5 David Pfieffer 86

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
2018
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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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