Maybe Mahal Stakes

The 2015 Maybe Mahal Stakes is a Group 3 1400m sprint held at Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup Day.

Maybe Mahal Stakes News

Griante onto Melbourne Cup Day After Sprint Series Final Win

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Griante wins the 2014 Sprint Series Final on Caulfield Guineas Day. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

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The 2015 Maybe Mahal Stakes is a Group 3 sprint for mares held at the renowned Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup Day.

Run over 1400m, the Group 3 Maybe Mahal 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, you tend to see a fairly talented crew of horses line up in the Maybe Mahal Stakes.

The Maybe Mahal Stakes shares a race program with the Group 3 Ottawa Stakes, three listed events, and the race that stops a nation, the $6.2 million Melbourne Cup.

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), Group 1 Moir Stakes (1200m), Group 3 Blazer Stakes (1400m) and Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m).

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

The 2015 Maybe Mahal Stakes will be run at Flemington on November 3rd.

Maybe Mahal Stakes 2015
Date: November 3rd, 2015
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 4YO&UP Mares Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2015 Maybe Mahal Stakes Field

The Maybe Mahal Stakes field draws talented mares from around the country to Flemington on one of the nation’s biggest days of racing, Melbourne Cup Day. It’s not unusual that the Maybe Mahal Stakes field often exceeds its Group 3 status in both the quality of entries and the quality of the race itself.

The 2015 Maybe Mahal Stakes field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 21145×6077 TYCOON TARA Symon Wilde Luke Currie 12 59kg 98
2 21112x21x2 PEACE FORCE Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 16 57.5kg 97
3 x75x1902x1 NAYELI Peter & Paul Snowden Ben Melham 13 57.5kg 97
4 1x13139x02 WAWAIL David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 5 57.5kg 98
5 6x17319x40 DIVERTIRE Joseph Pride Glyn Schofield 9 57.5kg 93
6 5241x54x15 SHE’S CLEAN Chris Waller James McDonald 1 56.5kg 100
7 2128×32101 EXCLUSIVE LASS Nigel Blackiston Michael Walker 17 55.5kg 85
8 2321110837 BERRY DELICIOUS Jason Coyle Tommy Berry 4 55kg 93
9 627×337825 WINE TALES Chris Waller Zac Purton 18 55kg 89
10 2436×10343 LUCKY LAGO Lee & Anthony Freedman Jim Cassidy 3 55kg 89
11 4x044x1439 SULTRY FEELING James Cummings Hugh Bowman 7 55kg 85
12 442x3390x3 TRAVESTON GIRL Tony Gollan Damien Oliver 14 55kg 89
13 25277×0045 SCARLET BILLOWS Darren Weir Craig Williams 10 55kg 90
14 8549×13117 KAYJAY’S JOY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 8 55kg 85
15 6x7574x084 TAHNI DANCER Clinton McDonald Michael Dee (a) 6 55kg 75
16 13x6535x47 THINKING OF YOU (NZ) Peter G Moody Glen Boss 11 55kg 75
17e 48x830x126 UNEQUIVOCAL Noel Mayfield-Smith Blake Shinn 2 55kg 75
18e 16204×112 INTO THE MIST Tony McEvoy Dwayne Dunn 15 55kg 77

2015 Maybe Mahal Stakes Nominations

The Maybe Mahal Stakes nominations attract a particular type of mare. She has to be well-rounded and proven over several distances, and she needs to have a strong finish. The Maybe Mahal Stakes usually only attract mares with a genuine chance of making the final field.

The 2015 Maybe Mahal Stakes nominations will be published below.

Maybe Mahal Stakes History

Inaugurated in 2005, the Maybe Mahal Stakes 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.

The Maybe Mahal Stakes was created as a listed event, but was upgraded to Group 3 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 winners include inaugural winner Vintner (2005), Neroli (2008) and Plucky Belle (2013). Maybe Mahal Stakes results are below.

Maybe Mahal Stakes Results

Maybe Mahal Stakes results, winners and winning times since 2005 are listed below.

Year Place Horse Time
2015
Maybe Mahal Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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