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The 2018 Memsie Stakes kicks off the Group 1 action of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival at Caulfield in early September.
Memsie Stakes News
Held at Caulfield Racecourse in late August or early September, the Group 1 Memsie Stakes 2018 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 odds 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 2018 Memsie Stakes is set to take place at Caulfield on Saturday September 1, 2018.
|2018 Memsie Stakes|
|Date:||September 1, 2018|
|Prize Money:||$1 million|
2018 Memsie Stakes Betting
The season’s Memsie Stakes 2018 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as released this spring carnival.
2018 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.
The official Memsie Stakes 2018 Final Field & Barriers was released on Wednesday August 29, 2018, featuring favourite Vega Magic as well as Darren Weir’s Black Heart Bart.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||1262x1213x||HAPPY CLAPPER||Patrick Webster||Mark Zahra||7||59kg||–||118|
|2||x323529x49||BLACK HEART BART||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||4||59kg||–||113|
|3||x11257x8x1||VEGA MAGIC||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damien Oliver||6||59kg||–||114|
|4||520x4184x8||HUMIDOR (NZ)||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||3||59kg||–||116|
|5||x200812436||JUNGLE EDGE||Mick Bell||Kevin Forrester||5||59kg||–||108|
|6||81111329×1||DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR||Tony McEvoy||Jamie Kah||9||59kg||–||102|
|7||31x11111x4||KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE)||Darren Weir||John Allen||11||59kg||–||102|
|8||0x11130x24||KEMENTARI||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||8||58.5kg||–||109|
|9||3x1111x5||GRUNT (NZ)||Mick Price||Luke Currie||1||58.5kg||–||106|
|10||0x23723x51||SHOWTIME||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||2||58.5kg||–||109|
|11||3x222415x5||OREGON’S DAY||Mick Price||Michael Dee||10||57kg||–||106|
2018 Memsie Stakes Nominations
The early 2018 Memsie Stakes Nominations closed on Monday August 27, and featured big name runners such as Vega Magic, Happy Clapper and Black Heart Bart.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||1262x1213x||HAPPY CLAPPER||G||8||Patrick Webster||1||59kg||118|
|2||290x1304x2||HARTNELL (GB)||G||8||James Cummings||2||59kg||113|
|3||x323529x49||BLACK HEART BART||G||8||Darren Weir||3||59kg||113|
|4||x11257x8x1||VEGA MAGIC||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||4||59kg||114|
|5||520x4184x8||HUMIDOR (NZ)||G||6||Darren Weir||5||59kg||116|
|6||2x533x98x0||DANON LIBERTY (JPN)||H||7||Darren Weir||6||59kg||104|
|8||x200812436||JUNGLE EDGE||G||8||Mick Bell||8||59kg||108|
|9||3x222415x5||OREGON’S DAY||M||5||Mick Price||9||57kg||106|
|10||3x1111x5||GRUNT (NZ)||H||4||Mick Price||10||58.5kg||106|
|11||1113127123||WIDGEE TURF||G||5||Patrick Payne||11||59kg||105|
|12||0x23723x51||SHOWTIME||H||4||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||12||58.5kg||109|
|13||2x11x5x0x0||RED CARDINAL (IRE)||G||7||Darren Weir||13||59kg||108|
|14||81111329×1||DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR||G||6||Tony McEvoy||14||59kg||102|
|15||31x11111x4||KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE)||G||5||Darren Weir||15||59kg||102|
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 (1038-40) 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).
The fastest winning time was recorded in 1998 by Dane Ripper with a finishing time of 1 minute 22.8 seconds. The slowest time was recorded by Red Tempo in 1983 with 1 minute 31.4 seconds. In 2015 Boban won the Memsie Stakes in what would turn out to be the last victory of his career before retirement.
Recent Memsie Stakes Winners
|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|