Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes

The Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes is a Group 1 sprint held at Moonee Valley on the Friday night before the Cox Plate in late October.

2021 Manikato Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The Group 1 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes is one of the premier weight-for-age races held at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Victoria during the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Named after the superb sprinter Manikato, the race offers $1 million in total prize money and is raced under the lights on the Friday night before Cox Plate Day in late October.

Run over 1200 metres, the Manikato Stakes is sponsored by Ladbrokes.com.au and attracts a star-studded field of sprinters with many coming off an earlier Moonee Valley run in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) the month before. Both Buffering (2013) and Lankan Rupee (2014) ran second in the Moir Stakes before their respective Manikato Stakes victories. The 2018 Manikato Stakes winner Brave Smash also improved on a lead-up second in the Moir Stakes before his victory, but placed eighth in Sydney’s The Everest in between the two Group 1 sprints at The Valley.

The 2021 Manikato Stakes runs on Friday October 22, 2021. 

Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes
Date: Friday October 22, 2021
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2021 Manikato Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Check out the official Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2021 Results & Finishing Order below once the $1 million sprint takes place at The Valley on the eve of Cox Plate Day.

2021 Manikato Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2021 odds on the field of star sprinters facing off under the lights at Moonee Valley on the Friday night before Cox Plate Day will be listed below complete with links to the markets at race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au so you can lock in your Manikato Stakes tips as soon as betting opens.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2021 MANIKATO STAKES ODDS

2021 Manikato Stakes Tips

Top Manikato Stakes betting tips include looking for Group 1 performers with previous experience at the tight Moonee Valley circuit, backing the Moir Stakes graduates from earlier in the season and looking for horses that have finished in the money in the Manikato Stakes results from previous years.

2021 Manikato Stakes Field & Barriers

The Manikato Stakes field attracts a star-studded line-up of spring sprinters, many of which are proven Group 1 performers. Horses that contested Sydney’s Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) during the autumn often target the Manikato Stakes in the spring.

A key lead-up race into the Manikato Stakes field is Flemington’s Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) with Chautauqua (2015) recently completing the double.

Following a run in the Manikato Stakes field horses may target the Group 1 VRC Classic (1200m) down the Flemington straight over the Melbourne Cup Carnival, a race the 2015 Manikato winner Chautauqua ran second in.

The 2021 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes field and barrier draw is released on the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below as soon as announced.

The Manikato Stakes 2021 final field is now out with 13 runners including a bumper four for the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace stable led by undefeated filly Sneaky Five. Updated Manikato Stakes betting markets have the Group 1 The Goodwood winner Savatoxl as narrow favourite from gate 8 on the back of a first-up Group 2 Schillaic Stakes victory.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2021 field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x1167x2875 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 9 58.5kg 109
2 121x3x2x76 JONKER Tony Gollan Daniel Moor 5 58.5kg 106
3 09x60x755x DESPATCH Tony & Calvin McEvoy Dean Holland 4 58.5kg 101
4 41x91160x1 SAVATOXL Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 8 58.5kg 110
5 270×321515 EXPRESS PASS Nick Ryan Rhys McLeod 11 58.5kg 97
6 341×168111 LOMBARDO Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 3 58.5kg 94
7 2330×31228 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 13 56.5kg 103
8 2336×31213 BELLA NIPOTINA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 1 56.5kg 99
9 2112x358x8 SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Oliver 12 56.5kg 102
10 x1101x2432 LA MEXICANA Anthony & Sam Freedman Damian Lane 10 56.5kg 93
11 x21253x129 INGRATIATING James Cummings Craig Williams 7 53kg 95
12 11×1 SNEAKY FIVE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Dean Yendall 6 51kg 92
13 12×13 CRYSTAL BOUND Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damien Thornton 2 51kg 86

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Manikato Stakes Nominations

Early nominations for the Manikato Stakes in 2021 close on a Friday two weeks’ out from the race and will be updated in full below once confirmed.
The 2021 Manikato Stakes nominations attracted 32 sprinters including three horses running in the previous Saturday’s $15 million The Everest: Trekking, Wild Ruler and Masked Crusader.
Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 424x554x33 TREKKING G 7 James Cummings 1 58.5kg
2 2330×31228 AWAY GAME M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 2 56.5kg
3 13x1619x21 WILD RULER H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 3 58.5kg
4 x1167x2875 STREETS OF AVALON G 7 Shane Nichols 4 58.5kg
5 x13125x151 MASKED CRUSADER G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 5 58.5kg
6 x721610x57 SHAQUERO C 3 Chris Waller 6 53kg
7 1x2048x376 SEPTEMBER RUN M 4 Chris Waller 7 56.5kg
8 121x3x2x76 JONKER H 6 Tony Gollan 8 58.5kg
9 2336×31213 BELLA NIPOTINA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 9 56.5kg
10 11x2318x23 KEMALPASA G 6 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 10 58.5kg
11 11×1 SNEAKY FIVE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 11 51kg
12 x21253x129 INGRATIATING C 3 James Cummings 12 53kg
13 41x91160x1 SAVATOXL G 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 13 58.5kg
14 2112x358x8 SWATS THAT M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 14 56.5kg
15 4875110×05 BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 5 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 15 56.5kg
16 1x671x1221 PAULELE C 3 James Cummings 16 53kg
17 x1101x2432 LA MEXICANA M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 17 56.5kg
18 120x6025x3 HOW WOMANTIC M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 18 56.5kg
19 12×13 CRYSTAL BOUND F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 19 51kg
20 270×321515 EXPRESS PASS G 5 Nick Ryan 20 58.5kg
21 1x ACROBAT C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 21 53kg
22 1x1x32 DOSH F 3 Grahame Begg 22 51kg
23 341×168111 LOMBARDO G 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 23 58.5kg
24 135x200x17 RANCH HAND C 3 Chris Waller 24 53kg
25 30×113 BRUCKNER C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 25 53kg
26 1x2118x364 TAILLEUR M 5 James Cummings 26 56.5kg
27 129x55x125 FITUESE M 5 John Thompson 27 56.5kg
28 x6325243x1 DEXELATION G 7 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 28 58.5kg
29 2330141111 HE’S A BALTER G 5 Will Clarken 29 58.5kg
30 11×33 GENERATION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 30 53kg
31 1×13 MINSK MOMENT C 3 Chris Waller 31 53kg
32 09x60x755x DESPATCH G 7 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 32 58.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Manikato Stakes History

Inaugurated in 1968 as the Freeway Stakes, the race became the Manikato Stakes in 1984. The event was first won by Winfreaux and then in 1979 and 1982 Manikato claimed the race as his own. Manikato went on to win the William Reid Stakes five years in a row. In a total of 49 career starts, the legendary horse managed 29 wins and 13 places. In 1984 Manikato died from an illness and was buried at the Moonee Valley racecourse.

The Manikato Stakes has produced several WS Cox Plate winners including Sunline in 2000-01, Dane Ripper in 1997, Rubiton in 1987 and Strawberry Road in 1983.

Double winners of the race include: Dual Choice in 1970-71, Tauto in 1973-74, Spinning Hill in 2002-03 and Spark Of Life in 2004-05. The fastest winning time recorded since 1980 was by Our Westminster in 1989 with 1 minute 8 seconds. The slowest winning time was by Silver Bounty in 1981 with 1 minute 17 seconds.

In 2020 Hey Doc made history) first dual champion on non-successive years since the race’s now namesake Manikato (1979, 1982) and in doing so also set a new race record time of 1:08.76.

Recent Manikato Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Manikato Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2020
Manikato Stakes
1st Hey Doc 1 minute 8.76 seconds (R)
2nd Trekking
3rd Dirty Work
2019
Manikato Stakes
1st Loving Gaby 1 minute 9:29 seconds
2nd Vital Silver
3rd Anaheed
2018
Manikato Stakes
1st Brave Smash 1 minute 9.36 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Valor
3rd Kementari
2017
Manikato Stakes
1st Hey Doc 1 minute 9.96 seconds
2nd In Her Time
3rd Malaguerra
2016
Manikato Stakes
1st Rebel Dane 1 minute 10.99 seconds
2nd Fell Swoop
3rd Japonisme
2015
Manikato Stakes
1st Chautauqua 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Srikandi
3rd Rebel Dane
2014
Manikato Stakes
1st Lankan Rupee 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Angelic Light
3rd Famous Seamus
2013
Manikato Stakes
1st Buffering 1 minute 11.44 seconds
2nd Lucky Nine
3rd Sessions
2012
Manikato Stakes
1st Sea Siren 1 minute 11.32 seconds
2nd Mental
3rd We’re Gonna Rock
2011
Manikato Stakes
1st Sepoy 1 minute 11.08 seconds
2nd Sister Madly
3rd More Joyous
2010
Manikato Stakes
1st Hay List 1 minute 9.94 seconds
2nd True Persuasion
3rd Eagle Falls
2009
Manikato Stakes
1st Danleigh 1 minute 12.5 seconds
2nd Phelan Ready
3rd Nicconi
2008
Manikato Stakes
1st Typhoon Zed 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Absolut Glam
3rd Kaphero
2007
Manikato Stakes
1st Gold Edition 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Vormista
3rd Dr Nipandtuck
2006
Manikato Stakes
1st Miss Andretti 1 minute 9.2 seconds
2nd Dance Hero
3rd Sassbee
2005
Manikato Stakes
1st Spark Of Life 1 minute 11.5 seconds
2nd Perfectly Ready
3rd Our Egyptian Raine
2004
Manikato Stakes
1st Spark Of Life 1 minute 13.3 seconds
2nd Yell
3rd Dilly Dally
2003
Manikato Stakes
1st Spinning Hill 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd True Glo
3rd The Big Chill
2002
Manikato Stakes
1st Spinning Hill 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Bel Espirit
3rd Mistegic
2001
Manikato Stakes
1st Piavonic 1 minute 12.9 seconds
2nd Sunline
3rd Falvelon
2000
Manikato Stakes
1st Sunline 1 minute 11.6 seconds
2nd Honour The Name
3rd Miss Pennymoney

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