The Ben, Will & JD Hayes-trained Cox...
The $1 million Memsie Stakes kicks off the Group 1 action of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival at Caulfield in early September.
2023 Memsie Stakes Results
- 1st: #1 Mr Brightside
- 2nd: #13 Princess Grace
- 3rd: #2 I Wish I Win
Memsie Stakes News
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- PB Lawrence Stakes 2021 Results: Winner Sierra Sue to Target Memsie Stakes
- Memsie Stakes 2020 Results: Behemoth Salutes For the Punters
- 2020 Memsie Stakes Day: Caulfield Race Scratchings & Track Report
Held at Caulfield Racecourse in late August or early September, the Group 1 Memsie Stakes 2023 is a weight-for-age race which offers $1 million in prize money. The 1400m event is held as the first Group 1 of the new racing season and is a great lead up race to the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) run a fortnight later over the mile at Flemington. Dissident (2014) was the last horse to complete the Memsie Stakes – Makybe Diva Stakes double.
Raced on the same day as the Group 3 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes (1200m), the Group 3 The Heath 1100 Stakes (1100m) and the Group 3 W.W. Cockram Stakes (1200m), the Memsie Stakes has produced some outstanding Cox Plate winners including El Segundo (2006), Makybe Diva (2005), Sunline (2001-01) and Dane Ripper (1998).
The Memsie Stakes is now the first Group 1 race of the racing year after it was elevated from Group 2 status for the 2013/2014 season.
The form out of the 2021 Memsie Stakes was franked with the third-placed mare Tofane going on to place in a host of other Group 1 events and win the following autumn’s Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) at the same track/distance.
The 2022 Memsie Stakes form was franked with the runner-up I’m Thunderstruck winning the Makybe Diva next start before a number of other Group 1 placings including a second in that year’s Ladbrokes Cox Plate. Sadly I’m Thunderstruck would go on to be euthanised in March of 2023 following arthroscopic fetlock surgery. He suffered a catastrophic knee injury whilst getting up after general anaesthetic.
The 2023 Memsie Stakes took place at Caulfield on Saturday September 2, 2023 and was won by Team Hayes’ weight-for-age superstar Mr Brightside ($2.70F) who saluted for the punters with another stylish victory.
|2023 Memsie Stakes|
|Date:||Saturday September 2, 2023|
2023 Memsie Stakes Results
- 1st: #1 Mr Brightside ($2.70F)
- 2nd: #13 Princess Grace
- 3rd: #2 I Wish I Win
The Ben, Will & JD Hayes-trained Mr Brightside ($2.70F) was too good for his rivals once again with the last start P.B. Lawrence Stakes winner working his way into the race late before heading them off inside the final 100m to salute for the punters in the 2023 Memsie Stakes results and enjoy his fourth win on the trot ahead of the spring majors.
|1||1||MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ)||Ben, Will & JD Hayes||Craig Williams||14||59kg||$2.70F|
|2||13||PRINCESS GRACE (USA)||Chris Waller||Blake Shinn||0.4L||3||57kg||$6.50|
|3||2||I WISH I WIN (NZ)||Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman||Luke Nolen||0.5L||1||59kg||$4.60|
|4||3||ALLIGATOR BLOOD||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Damien Oliver||0.8L||13||59kg||$5|
|5||12||AMENABLE||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Ms Jamie Kah||2.3L||11||58.5kg||$31|
|6||8||BANDERSNATCH||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Jordan Childs||2.6L||10||59kg||$101|
|7||10||OSIPENKO (NZ)||Chris Waller||Mark Zahra||2.7L||2||58.5kg||$16|
|8||11||BANK MAUR||Richard Laming||Jye McNeil||2.9L||7||58.5kg||$91|
|9||5||AEGON (NZ)||Andrew Forsman||Michael Dee||3.3L||12||59kg||$26|
|10||9||DUKE DE SESSA (IRE)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Ethan Brown||4.3L||5||59kg||$51|
|11||4||NONCONFORMIST||Grahame Begg||Harry Coffey||4.5L||6||59kg||$71|
|12||7||WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ)||John Leek (Jnr)||Arron Lynch||4.6L||9||59kg||$201|
|13||14||ANNAVISTO (NZ)||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Damian Lane||6.35L||4||57kg||$19|
|14||15||STEINEM (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||John Allen||8.1L||8||57kg||$81|
|6||THE INEVITABLE||Tegan Keys||David Pires||0|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 Memsie Stakes Betting
The season’s Memsie Stakes 2023 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as released this spring carnival.
Mr Brightside ($2.70 in 2023) was the last favourite in Memsie Stakes betting to salute for the punters.
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2023 Memsie Stakes Form
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2023 Memsie Stakes Tips
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2023 Memsie Stakes Field
The Memsie Stakes field attracts a strong line-up of talented weight-for-age performers often kicking off their spring bids and eventually heading towards races like the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) later in the spring.
Good lead-up races for horses heading towards the Group 1 Memsie Stakes field include the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield in late July and the Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) run a fortnight before Memsie Stakes Day.
Mr Brightside (2023) was the last horse to complete the P.B. Lawrence Stakes – Memsie Stakes double.
The official Memsie Stakes 2023 Final Field & Barriers will be released on Wednesday August 30, 2023 and published in full below.
2023 Memsie Stakes Nominations
The early 2023 Memsie Stakes Nominations close on Monday August 28, 2023 and the full list of nominees will be available below as soon as released by Racing Victoria.
Memsie Stakes History
First won by Veneda in 1899, the Memsie Stakes has had several multiple winners of the race including the four time race champion Lord from 1958-61. Eurythmic (1920-22) and Ajax (1938-40) have won the race three consecutive times each while there have been several double winners including Heroic (1925-26), Waltzing Lily (1933-34), Comic Court (1949-50), Coppice (1954-55), Yangtze (1965-66) and Sunline (2000-01).
In more recent years the Memsie Stakes has been won by the likes of three-time Melbourne Cup champion Makybe Diva (2005), gun filly Miss Finland (2007), So You Think (2010), dual winner from South Australia Behemoth (2020-21), and the talented Team Hayes-trained weight-for-age hero Mr Brightside (2023).
Recent Memsie Stakes Winners
|1st||Mr Brightside||1 minute 23.22 seconds|
|3rd||I Wish I Win|
|1st||Snapdancer||1 minute 24.38 seconds|
|1st||Behemoth||1 minute 23.59 seconds|
|1st||Behemoth||1 minute 22.71 seconds|
|1st||Scales Of Justice||1 minute 22.14 seconds|
|2nd||So Si Bon|
|1st||Humidor||1 minute 23:29 seconds|
|3rd||Kings Will Dream|
|1st||Vega Magic||1 minute 23.3 seconds|
|2nd||Black Heart Bart|
|1st||Black Heart Bart||1 minute 23.9 seconds|
|1st||Boban||1 minute 24.61 seconds|
|1st||Dissident||1 minute 22.72 seconds|
|3rd||Puissance De Lune|
|1st||Atlantic Jewel||1 minute 24.43 seconds|
|1st||Sincero||1 minute 23.27 seconds|
|1st||King’s Rose||1 minute 23.44 seconds|
|2nd||Heart Of Dreams|
|1st||So You Think||1 minute 26.68 seconds|
|1st||Mic Mac||1 minute 24.4 seconds|
|1st||Weekend Hussler||1 minute 23.2 seconds|
|1st||Miss Finland||1 minute 24.2 seconds|
|1st||El Segundo||1 minute 23.2 seconds|
|1st||Makybe Diva||1 minute 26.7 seconds|
|2nd||Barely A Moment|
|1st||Regal Roller||1 minute 23 seconds|
|1st||Le Zagaletta||1 minute 25.2 seconds|
|3rd||Out Of Options|
|1st||Magical Miss||1 minute 24 seconds|
|2nd||Fields Of Omagh|
|3rd||Dash For Cash|
|1st||Sunline||1 minute 25.5 seconds|
|1st||Sunline||1 minute 25.4 seconds|