Maurice McCarten Stakes

The Group 3 Maurice McCarten Stakes is a short course sprint run at Rosehill Gardens on Coolmore Classic Day during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2022 Maurice McCarten Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Shelby Sixtysix
  • 2nd: #2 Rule Of Law
  • 3rd: #10 Gravina



The Maurcie McCarten Stakes is a Group 3 sprint run under open quality handicap conditions at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Coolmore Classic Day each March.

Run during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, the meeting is headlined by the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) and features a host of other Group status support acts including the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m), Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1200m), the lucrative Group 3 $350,000 Sky High Stakes (2000m) and the Maurice McCarten Stakes.

Run over 1100m the Group 3 Maurice McCarten Stakes field may feature first-up runners kicking off their autumn campaigns or horses coming off an earlier autumn lead-up in a race like the Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes (1200m) at the track a month earlier, which last produced a Maurice McCarten Stakes winner with Dothraki (2nd in 2018).  Dothraki was originally also second past the post in the Maurice McCarten, but won the race on protest over Sprightly Lass.

After the event Maurice McCarten Stakes graduates may back-up in a race like the Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m) held back at the Rosehill track later that month. Hoystar (2008) was the last sprinter to complete the Maurice McCarten – Star Kingdom Stakes double. Tougher targets like the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill a fortnight after the Maurice McCarten Stakes might also be included in better sprinters’ campaigns. The last Maurice McCarten Stakes winner to go onto win The Galaxy was Atomic Force in 2011.

The 2020 Maurice McCarten Stakes winner Star Of The Seas franked the form running second in that season’s Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) two runs later. He also placed second in the Group 1 Winx Stakes and Group 1 George Main Stakes that September.

The Maurice McCarten Stakes 2022 ran on Saturday March 12, 2022 and was won by last weekend’s shock Challenge Stakes runner-up Shelby Sixtysix ($6.50). 

2022 Maurice McCarten Stakes
Date: Saturday March 12, 2022
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2022 Maurice McCarten Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Shelby Sixtysix ($6.50)
  • 2nd: #2 Rule Of Law
  • 3rd: #10 Gravina

After nearly scoring the boil-over when runner-up in last weekend’s Challenge Stakes defeating Nature Strip (3rd) home, the Danny Williams-trained Shelby Sixtysix ($6.50) continued his excellent wet track form with victory in the 2022 Maurice McCarten Stakes results on Coolmore Classic Day.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 9 SHELBY SIXTYSIX Danny Williams Tommy Berry 1 53kg (cd 53.5kg) $6.50
2 2 RULE OF LAW Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 1.22L 2 55kg $3.10
3 10 GRAVINA James Cummings Sam Clipperton 1.95L 4 53kg $2.70F
4 4 DREAM CIRCLE David Payne Tom Sherry (a) 3.61L 5 54kg $21
5 5 REMARQUE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 3.84L 7 53kg $6
6 6 SPACEBOY Gary Portelli Ms Kathy O’Hara 7.96L 3 53kg $21
7 3 PRIME STAR Richard & Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 8.69L 6 54kg $26
1 GEM SONG Kris Lees Chad Schofield 0
7 THE FACE Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jay Ford 0
8 GLISTENING Richard & Michael Freedman Jean Van Overmeire 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Maurice McCarten Stakes Betting Odds

The season’s updated Maurice McCarten Stakes 2022 betting odds will be published below as soon as markets are released at Ladbrokes.com.au.

California Zimbol ($3 in 2021) was the last favourite in Maurice McCarten Stakes betting to salute.

2022 Maurcie McCarten Stakes Field

The Maurcie McCarten Stakes field attracts a decent quality of sprinters, some of which may be gearing up towards tougher autumn runs, and is released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday before Coolmore Classic Day.

The official 2022 Maurice McCarten Stakes field and barriers are released on Wednesday March 9, 2022 and will be published in full below.

The Maurice McCarten Stakes 2022 final field features a line-up of second-tier sprinters including the Bjorn Baker-trained favourite Rule Of Law chasing a sixth straight win and looking to remain undefeated at Rosehill after three previous victories at the track.

Scratched:

  • #1 Gem Song (10)
  • #7 The Face (6)
  • #8 Glistening (2)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 0x415x770x GEM SONG Kris Lees Chad Schofield 10 59kg 103
2 x297x11111 RULE OF LAW Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 3 55kg 95
3 7x5x58588x PRIME STAR Richard & Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 8 54kg 93
4 55×2537352 DREAM CIRCLE David Payne Tom Sherry (a) 7 54kg 86
5 15x330x REMARQUE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 9 53kg 90
6 5x2299245x SPACEBOY Gary Portelli Ms Kathy O’Hara 4 53kg 85
7 212x0x479x THE FACE Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jay Ford 6 53kg 84
8 210x66564x GLISTENING Richard & Michael Freedman Jean Van Overmeire 2 53kg 82
9 2826025212 SHELBY SIXTYSIX Danny Williams Tommy Berry 1 53kg 53.5kg 82
10 311x3232x1 GRAVINA James Cummings Sam Clipperton 5 53kg 88

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Maurice McCarten Stakes Nominations

Early nominations on the Maurice McCarten Stakes in 2022 close the Monday of race week and will be available below once confirmed.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x215x1400x CALIFORNIA ZIMBOL M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 101
2 55×2537352 DREAM CIRCLE G 5 David Payne 86
3 0x415x770x GEM SONG G 6 Kris Lees 103
4 210x66564x GLISTENING F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 82
5 7x5x58588x PRIME STAR G 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 93
6 15x330x REMARQUE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 90
7 x297x11111 RULE OF LAW G 4 Bjorn Baker 95
8 2826025212 SHELBY SIXTYSIX G 5 Danny Williams 82
9 5x2299245x SPACEBOY G 5 Gary Portelli 85
10 1x474x1424 THE BOPPER G 4 Kris Lees 85
11 212x0x479x THE FACE G 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 84

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Maurice McCarten Stakes History

The Maurice McCarten Stakes was inaugurated in 1993 and the first winner of the race was Friend’s Venture. Since then quality types including Mustard (2004), Snippetson (2006), Atomic Force (2011) and Target In Sight (2015) have all recorded wins in the race.

Originally run over 1200m the event was cut to 1100m in 2010 and from 1993 – 2013 it ran as a Listed race before gaining its current Group 3 status in 2014. The race has gone by a number of various names over the years including the Moet & Chandon Handicap (1993-96) and The Schweppervesence (2005-09). Before 2010 the event was held as part of the Golden Slipper Stakes Day program.

Maurice McCarten Stakes Winners & Placegetters

See below for a recent list of Maurice McCarten Stakes results and winners going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2022
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Shelby Sixtysix 1 minute 04.91 seconds
2nd Rule Of Law
3rd Gravina
2021
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st California Zimbol 1 minute 02.80 seconds
2nd Easy Eddie
3rd Order Of Command
2020
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Star Of The Seas 1 minute 06.45 seconds
2nd River Bird
3rd Spending To Win
2019
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Easy Eddie 1 minute 6.38 seconds
2nd She Knows
3rd All Over Bosanova
2018
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Dothraki 1 minute 3.41 seconds
2nd Sprightly Lass
3rd New Universe
2017
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Artistry 1 minute 4.99 seconds
2nd Dothraki
3rd Fickle Folly
2016
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Alberto Magic 1 minute 3.4 seconds
2nd Angels Beach
3rd Bachman
2015
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Target In Sight 1 minute 3.9 seconds
2nd Deep Field
3rd Tahitian Black
2014
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Kencella 1 minute 3.7 seconds
2nd Va Pensiero
3rd That’s A Good Idea
2013
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st See The World 1 minute 3.9 seconds
2nd Anise
3rd Hurrara
2012
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Title 1 minute 4.8 seconds
2nd Uate
3rd Zaratone
2011
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Atomic Force 1 minute 3.1 seconds
2nd Winter King
3rd Dorf Command
2010
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Welkom Gold 1 minute 4.42 seconds
2nd Nightofthegeneral
3rd Rarefied
2009
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Mount Verde 1 minute 11.79 seconds
2nd Aichi
3rd Posadas
2008
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Hoystar 1 minute 12.03 seconds
2nd Al Be Nible
3rd Certain Magic
2007
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Double Dare 1 minute 9.42 seconds
2nd King Rex
3rd Sunset Run
2006
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Snippetson 1 minute 9.34 seconds
2nd Mustard
3rd Shannon Bank
2005
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Britt’s Best 1 minute 9.43 seconds
2nd Damigos
3rd Entreaty
2004
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Mustard 1 minute 8.81 seconds
2nd Geiger Spirit
3rd Jivago
2003
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Sex Machine 1 minute 9.60 seconds
2nd Oomph
3rd Arlington Road
2002
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Crete 1 minute 8.98 seconds
2nd Shouq
3rd Polygram
2001
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Stanzaic / Knickerbocker Kid 1 minute 9.31 seconds
2nd
3rd Scottish Pride
2000
Maurice McCarten Stakes
1st Antiquity 1 minute 8.86 seconds
2nd Paint
3rd Batwing

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