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The H.D.F. McNeil Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Melbourne's Caulfield Racecourse in late August or early September on Memsie Stakes Day for Coolmore Stud Stakes types.
2023 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes Results
- 1st: #3 Veight
- 2nd: #12 Legacies
- 3rd: #1 Little Brose
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The HDF McNeil Stakes is a Group 3 1200m sprint for three year old horses. Run under set weights with penalties conditions the HDF McNeil Stakes is worth a total of $200,000 prize money.
Hosted at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne the HDF McNeil Stakes forms an important part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Held on Memsie Stakes Day the McNeil Stakes shares its race program with a number of other black-type events. Other races held on the same day include:
- Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m),
- Group 3 The Heath 1100 (1100m), and the
- Group 3 WW Cockram Stakes (1200m).
Scheduled at the outset of the Spring Racing Carnival the McNeil Stakes play an important role in guiding form understanding for the remainder of the year.
Quite a few handy three years olds run in the McNeil Stakes. It’s a very competitive race and is well worth watching as it could lead to a run in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Merchant Navy (2017) was the last horse to do the HDF McNeil Stakes – Coolmore Stud Stakes double. The HDF McNeil Stakes also serves as a good lead-up race for three-year-olds looking to step-up in distance to a mile for the Thousand Guineas and Caulfield Guineas races at Caulfield later in the spring.
Super Seth (2019) was the last horse to complete the HDF McNeil Stakes – Caulfield Guineas double.
The form out of the 2021 HDF McNeil Stakes was franked with the winner Bruckner going on to run second in that year’s Coolmore Stud Stakes.
The 2021 runner-up Artorious meanwhile ran fourth in Sydney’s Golden Rose, and third in both the Caulfield Guineas and Coolmore Stud Stakes.
Artorious would further frank the form with a brilliant third overseas at Royal Ascot in 2022’s Group 1 Platinum Jubilee Stakes (1207m).
The HDF McNeil Stakes winner Jacquinot franked the form winning Sydney’s Golden Rose Stakes next start before a fifth in that year’s The Everest results. He also returned in the autumn to win the 2023 CF Orr Stakes.
The HDF McNeil Stakes 2023 ran on Saturday September 2nd, 2023 as part of Caulfield’s Memsie Stakes Day card and was won in style by the resuming Grunt colt Veight ($5.50).
|2023 HDF McNeil Stakes|
|Date:||Saturday September 2nd, 2023|
|Race Type:||3YOs – SW+P|
2023 McNeil Stakes Results
- 1st: #3 Veight ($5.50)
- 2nd: #12 Legacies
- 3rd: #1 Little Brose
Tony & Calvin McEvoy’s progressive Grunt colt Veight ($5.50), winner of the Group 2 VRC Sires’ last prep, kicked off his spring with an eye-catching victory displaying a lovely turn of foot to dominate the 2023 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes results on Memsie Stakes Day.
|1||3||VEIGHT||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Damian Lane||2||58.5kg||$5.50|
|2||12||LEGACIES||Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman||Ms Jamie Kah||0.75L||6||56kg||$4.80|
|3||1||LITTLE BROSE||Ben, Will & JD Hayes||Michael Dee||1.5L||7||59.5kg||$4.60F|
|4||11||HEDGED||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Beau Mertens||1.6L||3||57kg||$4.80|
|5||5||SCHEELITE||Ken & Kasey Keys||Daniel Stackhouse||1.9L||9||57kg||$7.50|
|6||7||COINCIDE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Jordan Childs||3.4L||4||57kg||$7.50|
|7||4||LE ZEBRA (NZ)||Emma-Lee & David Browne||Jamie Mott||3.6L||8||57kg||$41|
|8||6||MAKE A CALL||Peter & Paul Snowden||John Allen||5.35L||5||57kg||$20|
|9||10||DEADLY PRESS||Nick Ryan||Blaike McDougall||9.35L||1||57kg||$41|
|8||ARMED FORCES||Chris Waller||Jye McNeil||0|
|2||BARBER||James Cummings||Blake Shinn||0|
|9||HEMAN||Peter & Paul Snowden||Mark Zahra||0|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
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2023 McNeil Stakes Field
The 2023 McNeil Stakes field of final acceptances will be published in full below once announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading-up to Memsie Stakes Day.
2023 HDF McNeil Stakes Nominations
Nominations for the HDF McNeil Stakes 2023 close the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.
HDF McNeil Stakes History
The HDF McNeil Stakes was inaugurated in 1989 and has continued to provide excellent racing action ever since.
Good Old Ted took out the first edition of the McNeil Stakes, and since then several renowned horses have seen success.
Originally called the HDF McNeil Quality, the race name was changed for the 2005 edition to its current form.
Up to and including 2005 the McNeil Stakes was raced over 1100 metres. Since 2006 it has remained at its current distance of 1200 metres. The McNeil Stakes was granted listed status in 1991, which it held until being upgraded to Group 3 in 1999. The race has remained a Group 2 event since then.
Notable McNeil Stakes winners include Danzero (1994), Miss Finland (2006), Scenic Blast (2007), Starspangledbanner (2009), Merchant Navy (2017), and that year’s Caulfield Guineas champion Super Seth (2019).
McNeil Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.
HDF McNeil Stakes Results
|2023 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Veight||1 minute 9.46 seconds|
|2022 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Jacquinot||1 minute 11.09 seconds|
|2021 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Bruckner||1 minute 10.45 seconds|
|2020 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Immortal Love||1 minute 10.89 seconds|
|2019 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Super Seth||1 minute 10.95 seconds|
|2nd||King Of Hastings|
|2018 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Native Soldier||1 minute 9.7 seconds|
|2017 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Merchant Navy||1 minute 10.8 seconds|
|2016 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Defcon||1 minute 11.4 seconds|
|2015 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Gold Symphony||1 minute 10.5 seconds|
|2nd||Ready For Victory|
|2014 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Chivalry||1 minute 10.3 seconds|
|2013 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Fast ‘N’ Rocking||1 minute 10.8 seconds|
|2012 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Lady Of Harrods||1 minute 10.2 seconds|
|2011 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Golden Archer||1 minute 09.0 seconds|
|2nd||Cross Of Gold|
|2010 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Sistine Angel||1 minute 113.4 seconds|
|2009 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Starspangledbanner||1 minute 10.2 seconds|
|2008 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Sugar Babe||1 minute 10.4 seconds|
|2007 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Scenic Blast||1 minute 10.6 seconds|
|2nd||Pins On Parade|
|2006 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Miss Finland||1 minute 16.18 seconds|
|2005 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Danerich||1 minute 06.7 seconds|
|2004 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Tahni Girl||1 minute 04.1 seconds|
|2003 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Cahula||1 minute 05.4 seconds|
|2002 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Bel Esprit||1 minute 01.9 seconds|
|3rd||Before Too Long|
|2001 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Tully Dane||1 minute 05.6 seconds|
|3rd||King Of Prussia|
|2000 HDF McNeil Stakes||1st||Rapid Man||1 minute 06.1 seconds|