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.

2019 Manikato Stakes Results

  • 1st: #11 Loving Gaby
  • 2nd: #5 Vital Silver
  • 3rd: #10 Anaheed



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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 2019 Manikato Stakes ran on Friday October 25, 2019 and was won by the filly Loving Gaby. 

Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes
Date: Friday October 25, 2019
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2019 Manikato Stakes Results

  • 1st: #11 Loving Gaby
  • 2nd: #5 Vital Silver
  • 3rd: #10 Anaheed

Check out the official Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2019 Results & Finishing Order below once the $1 million sprint takes place at The Valley on the eve of Cox Plate Day.

The 2019 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes results saw consistent filly Loving Gaby given a peach of a ride by jockey Craig Williams to beat home the older sprinters with a three-quarter length victory over Vital Silver ($31). Fellow filly Anaheed ($12) ran third in the Manikato Stakes trifecta, while the odds-on favourite, Godolphin’s colt Bivouac ran a disappointing sixth.

Read more on the Manikato Stakes 2019 win by Loving Gaby.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 11 LOVING GABY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 2 51kg $7
2 5 VITAL SILVER Daniel & Ben Pearce Ben Melham 0.75L 9 58.5kg $31
3 10 ANAHEED Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 1.75L 11 51kg $12
4 1 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 1.85L 5 58.5kg $41
5 2 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) Tony Pike Damian Lane 2.35L 3 58.5kg $7.50
6 9 BIVOUAC James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 2.45L 1 53kg $1.80F
7 7 WINTER BRIDE Toby & Trent Edmonds Tommy Berry 3.95L 6 56.5kg $41
8 3 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 4.95L 8 58.5kg $26
9 6 TROPE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 5.45L 10 58.5kg $12
10 4 ASHLOR Dan McCarthy Daniel Stackhouse 15.45L 7 58.5kg $101
11 8 MERYL Lee Curtis Dean Yendall 21.45L 4 56.5kg $41

2019 Manikato Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2019 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.

2019 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.

  • To Win: #2 The Bostonian ($6.50)

No doubt the Golden Rose winner Bivouac (odds-on at $1.80) is the danger after that form was franked in last weekend’s The Everest, but for value like the Tony Pike-trained Kiwi – a two-time Group 1 winner in Brisbane over the winter – to return to winning form third-up and fit. Specialist at the 1200m and sees that for the first time this prep after an unplaced Moir run here over a too-short 1000m and the good placing in the Schillaci won by subsequent The Everest third placed Trekking.

2019 Manikato Stakes Field & Barriers

2019 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Field Dates

  • 2019 Manikato Stakes Nominations: Feature 50 early entries
  • 2019 Manikato Stakes First Acceptances: Closed on Tuesday October 8, 2019
  • 2019 Manikato Stakes Final Field: Announced at 8:30am on Tuesday October 22, 109

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 2019 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes field and barrier draw is released on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below as soon as announced.

The Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes 2019 Final Field is now out with 11 hopefuls. The Godolphin-raced Golden Rose winner Bivouac is odds-on to win again after the horse he beat home in that – Yes Yes Yes – franked the form with a record-breaking The Everest victory last Saturday. Kerrin McEvoy rode the last three-year-old Manikato winner Sepoy to victory in 2011 from barrier one and this year Bivouac has the same jockey and barrier.

Read more on the Bivouac-led Manikato Stakes 2019 Field & Odds.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x5451x153x ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 5 58.5kg 104
2 525x110x93 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) Tony Pike Damian Lane 3 58.5kg 114
3 6481320×14 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 8 58.5kg 106
4 614174×456 ASHLOR Dan McCarthy Daniel Stackhouse 7 58.5kg 97
5 11213x13x4 VITAL SILVER Daniel & Ben Pearce Ben Melham 9 58.5kg 100
6 1272×22 TROPE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 10 58.5kg 99
7 10x13430x0 WINTER BRIDE Toby & Trent Edmonds Tommy Berry 6 56.5kg 105
8 72133×0466 MERYL Lee Curtis Dean Yendall 4 56.5kg 95
9 x3141x1211 BIVOUAC James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 1 53kg 108
10 51461×9351 ANAHEED Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 11 51kg 95
11 16422×12 LOVING GABY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 2 51kg 99

2019 Manikato Stakes Nominations

The Manikato Stakes Nominations 2019 are released by Racing Victoria in late September and the full list of early Group 1 race entries will be available in full below.

The 2019 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes nominations are now out with 50 sprinters in the mix including gun TJ Smith Stakes winner Santa Ana Lane who is also confirmed for a $14 million The Everest bid on October 19.

View the full 2019 Manikato Stakes Nominations featuring Santa Ana Lane and Osborne Bulls.

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.

Recent Manikato Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
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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