Memsie Stakes

The 2018 Memsie Stakes kicks off the Group 1 action of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival at Caulfield in early September.



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
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
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
7 0x11130x24 KEMENTARI H 4 James Cummings 7 58.5kg 109
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

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Memsie Stakes
1st Humidor 1 minute 23:29 seconds
2nd Kementari
3rd Kings Will Dream
2017
Memsie Stakes
1st Vega Magic 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd Black Heart Bart
3rd Tosen Stardom
2016
Memsie Stakes
1st Black Heart Bart 1 minute 23.9 seconds
2nd Rising Romance
3rd Mahuta
2015
Memsie Stakes
1st Boban 1 minute 24.61 seconds
2nd Entirely Platinum
3rd Stratum Star
2014
Memsie Stakes
1st Dissident 1 minute 22.72 seconds
2nd Sweet Idea
3rd Puissance De Lune
2013
Memsie Stakes
1st Atlantic Jewel 1 minute 24.43 seconds
2nd Ferlax
3rd Super Cool
2012
Memsie Stakes
1st Sincero 1 minute 23.27 seconds
2nd Happy Trails
3rd Second Effort
2011
Memsie Stakes
1st King’s Rose 1 minute 23.44 seconds
2nd Heart Of Dreams
3rd Red Colossus
2010
Memsie Stakes
1st So You Think 1 minute 26.68 seconds
2nd Whobegotyou
3rd Shoot Out
2009
Memsie Stakes
1st Mic Mac 1 minute 24.4 seconds
2nd Whobegotyou
3rd Zarita
2008
Memsie Stakes
1st Weekend Hussler 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Maldivian
3rd Pompeii Ruler
2007
Memsie Stakes
1st Miss Finland 1 minute 24.2 seconds
2nd Haradasun
3rd Tipungwuti
2006
Memsie Stakes
1st El Segundo 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Casual Pass
3rd Apache Cat
2005
Memsie Stakes
1st Makybe Diva 1 minute 26.7 seconds
2nd Barely A Moment
3rd Regal Roller
2004
Memsie Stakes
1st Regal Roller 1 minute 23 seconds
2nd Pacific Dancer
3rd Delzao
2003
Memsie Stakes
1st Le Zagaletta 1 minute 25.2 seconds
2nd Super Elegant
3rd Out Of Options
2002
Memsie Stakes
1st Magical Miss 1 minute 24 seconds
2nd Fields Of Omagh
3rd Dash For Cash
2001
Memsie Stakes
1st Sunline 1 minute 25.5 seconds
2nd Piavonic
3rd Rum
2000
Memsie Stakes
1st Sunline 1 minute 25.4 seconds
2nd Umrum
3rd Oliver Twist

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