Manfred Stakes

The Manfred Stakes is run over 1200m in January or February each year at Caulfield Racecourse in Victoria during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

2021 Manfred Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Portland Sky
  • 2nd: #3 Aysar
  • 3rd: #1 Tagaloa



The 2021 Manfred Stakes is a Group 3 race conducted by the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) at Caulfield Racecourse in early February. The event is held on the same day as the Group 3 MRC Chairman’s Stakes (1200m) during the early stages of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

Open only to three-year-old horses the Manfred Stakes is a 1200m sprint run under set weights plus penalties conditions and offers $160,000 in total prize money. Gallopers may be having their first start for the autumn in the race or have had an earlier lead-up in a summer lead-up in Melbourne.

Horses out of the Manfred Stakes field have a number of options looking ahead including the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1200m) at Flemington a fortnight later and even the Group 1 Austrailan Guineas (1600m) in March for those after more distance.

In 2020 Super Seth backed up from his Caulfield Guineas win to take out the Manfred Stakes before a next-up second against the older horses in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) on Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

The Manfred Stakes ran on Saturday January 30, 2021 and was won in an upset by Portland Sky. 

2021 Manfred Stakes
Date: Saturday January 30, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2021 Manfred Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Portland Sky
  • 2nd: #3 Aysar
  • 3rd: #1 Tagaloa

Click here to read more on the upset 2021 Manfred Stakes results dominated by all-the-way champion Portland Sky ($9) ahead of a potential Group 1 The Goodwood run in Adelaide later in the year.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 PORTLAND SKY Matt Laurie Luke Currie 1 58.5kg $9
2 3 AYSAR Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Damian Lane 0.75L 3 57kg $2.50F
3 1 TAGALOA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Mark Zahra 0.95L 5 59.5kg $2.90
4 4 DICKIN MEDAL James Cummings Damien Oliver 2.45L 4 57kg $5
5 5 ALL STARDOM Jerome Hunter Ms Jamie Kah 8.95L 2 57kg $16
6 ZION (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Manfred Stakes Odds & Betting

The latest Manfred Stakes 2021 betting markets will be available below courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au as soon as betting on the Caulfield Group 3 are released.

2021 Manfred Stakes Field

The Manfred Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of early autumn three-year-olds who could be heading towards Group 1 races including the Australian Guineas against their own kind or the CF Orr Stakes taking on the older gallopers.

The official Manfred Stakes 2021 field and barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2021 Manfred Stakes final field features just six runners led in betting by Caulfield Guineas runner-up Aysar and Group 1 winner Tagaloa.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x4124x360x TAGALOA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Mark Zahra 6 59.5kg 101
2 1541×0 PORTLAND SKY Matt Laurie Luke Currie 1 58.5kg 84
3 31x1622x AYSAR Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Damian Lane 4 57kg 105
4 11 DICKIN MEDAL James Cummings Damien Oliver 5 57kg 70
5 2×31 ALL STARDOM Jerome Hunter Ms Jamie Kah 2 57kg 63
6 5×139 ZION (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 3 57kg 63

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Manfred Stakes History

The Manfred Stakes began as a Principal race in 1968 and the inaugural winner was Anvil. Since then a number of notable gallopers have won the race including Danasinga (1995), Don Edurado (2002), Haradasun (2007), Turffontein (2008), Denman (2010), Mosheen (2012) and returning Caulfield Guineas champion Super Seth (2020).

The event was elevated to a Group 3 race from 1979 – 1990, but was downgraded to Listed status from 1991 – 2013. From 2014 the Manfred Stakes has been run as a Group 3 race once more and continues to attract quality three-year-olds. It has been run over various distances from 1200m – 1600m and at both Sandown and Caulfield Racecourse.

Other names the race has gone by over time are the Schweppes Cup, the Wellington Racing Club Stakes and then the Ladbrokes Manfred Stakes due to the sponsorship by online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au.

See below for the full Manfred Stakes winners and results going back to the year 2000.

Recent Manfred Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Manfred Stakes
1st Portland Sky 1 minute 9.50 seconds
2nd Aysar
3rd Tagaloa
2020
Manfred Stakes
1st Super Seth 1 minute 12.83 seconds
2nd Free Of Debt
3rd Dalasan
2019
Manfred Stakes
1st Tin Hat 1 minute 8.79 seconds
2nd Halvorsen
3rd Poised to Strike
2018
Manfred Stakes
1st Cliff’s Edge 1 minute 8.93 seconds
2nd Overshare
3rd Muraaqeb
2017
Manfred Stakes
1st Legless Veuve 1 minute 10.82 seconds
2nd Into Orbit
3rd Hey Doc
2016
Manfred Stakes
1st Puritan 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Golden Spin
3rd Ready For Victory
2015
Manfred Stakes
1st Java 1 minute 18.2 seconds
2nd Petrology
3rd Affirmation
2014
Manfred Stakes
1st Bull Point 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Worth A Ransom
3rd The Quarterback
2013
Manfred Stakes
1st Royal Haunt 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Force Command
3rd Hosting
2012
Manfred Stakes
1st Mosheen 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd That’s The One
3rd Highly Recommended
2011
Manfred Stakes
1st Enjin Number Nine 1 minute 16.6 seconds
2nd Bullbars
3rd Star Witness
2010
Wellington Racing Club Stakes
1st Denman 1 minute 22.89 seconds
2nd Carrara
3rd Most Immediate
2009
Wellington Racing Club Stakes
1st Nicconi 1 minute 24.98 seconds
2nd Handsupfordetroit
3rd Miss Scarlatti
2008
Wellington Racing Club Stakes
1st Turffontein 1 minute 24.41 seconds
2nd Pillar Of Hercules
3rd El Mandon
2007
Wellington Racing Club Stakes
1st Haradasun 1 minute 22.69 seconds
2nd Danever
3rd Eclair Passion
2006
Manfred Stakes
1st Thin And Crispy 1 minute 23.40 seconds
2nd Serenade Rose
3rd Bel Danoro
2005
Schweppervescence Cup
1st Shinzig 1 minute 23.40 seconds
2nd Not A Single Doubt
3rd Danehill Express
2004
Schweppes Cup
1st Keep The Faith 1 minute 35.38 seconds
2nd Our Smoking Joe
3rd Modern Era
2003
Schweppes Cup
1st Conspectus 1 minute 38.56 seconds
2nd Tantralite
3rd Lord Volksraad
2002
Schweppes Cup
1st Don Eduardo 1 minute 37.41 seconds
2nd Leather Lane
3rd Exaggerate
2001
Schweppes Cup
1st Academy Dancer 1 minute 35.54 seconds
2nd Royale Exit
3rd Adolescence
2000
Schweppes Cup
1st Freemason 1 minute 37.03 seconds
2nd Manner Hill
3rd The Golden Dane

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