Memsie Stakes

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Memsie Stakes
Group 1 race
Rising Fast,1956 winner
Location Caulfield Racecourse
Inaugurated 1899
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor New Zealand Bloodstock
Race information
Distance 1,400 metres
Surface Turf
Qualification Three-year-old and older
Weight weight for age
Purse $400,000 (2014)

The Memsie Stakes is a Melbourne Racing Club Group 1 Australian Thoroughbred horse race held under weight for age conditions, for horses aged three years old and upwards, over a distance of 1400 metres. It is held at Caulfield Racecourse in August as a lead in to the Spring Racing Carnival.[1] Total prize money for the race is A$400,000.

Race History[edit]

The race is often used as a lead-up race by good horses preparing for the longer feature races such as the Caulfield Cup. Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup. Such horses typically compete against less glamorous, and usually fitter, sprinter-milers who have been trained specifically for this race. Speed and fitness seem to prevail over class about half the time, as can be seen in the list of recent winners.[1]

As the race comes early in the Spring, it will often indicate how well a horse has come back after its customary winter spell. There is sometimes just as much interest in the horses running on well from the back of the field, as there is in the actual winner. A good run by a staying horse in this race is often a good indicator of a successful Spring Carnival to come.[1]

The Memsie Stakes is a virtually identical race to the P B Lawrence Stakes, another 1,400m weight-for-age race run at Caulfield usually earlier in August.[1]


The list of previous winners of the race contain recent champions, including Sincero , So You Think, Weekend Hussler, Makybe Diva, Sunline, Naturalism , Rancho Ruler, Manikato, and famous champions from the 20th century Galilee, Rising Fast, Comic Court, Lord (four times), Ajax (three times) and Phar Lap.[2]

Uncle Sam,1913 Memsie Stakes winner.

Race distance[edit]

  • 1899 -1 mile (~ 1600m)
  • 1900–1980 - 118 miles (~ 1800m)
  • 1971 - 1 mile (~ 1600m)
  • 1972–1979 - 1600 metres
  • 1980 onwards - 1400 meters

Race grade[edit]

  • 1899–1978 - Principal Race
  • 1979–2012 - Group 2
  • 2013 onwards Group 1

Race venue[edit]

Past winners[edit]

  • 1982 - Manikato
  • 1981 - Silver Bounty
  • 1980 - Tolhurst
  • 1979 - Arbre Chene
  • 1978 - Crepellox
  • 1977 - Wave King
  • 1976 - Plush
  • 1975 - Battle Sign
  • 1974 - Nandalie Lass
  • 1973 - Zambari
  • 1972 - Longfella
  • 1971 - Cyron
  • 1970 - Ahjay
  • 1969 - Fileur
  • 1968 - Galilee
  • 1967 - Grey Spirit
  • 1966 - Yangtze
  • 1965 - Yangtze
  • 1964 - Future
  • 1963 - Coppelius
  • 1962 - Webster
  • 1961 - Lord
  • 1960 - Lord
  • 1959 - Lord
  • 1958 - Lord
  • 1957 - Syntax
  • 1956 - Rising Fast
  • 1955 - Coppice
  • 1954 - Coppice
  • 1953 - Jovial Lad
  • 1952 - Peshawar
  • 1951 - Ellerslie
  • 1950 - Comic Court
  • 1949 - Comic Court
  • 1948 - Lungi
  • 1947 - Attley
  • 1946 - Noble Prince
  • 1945 - Tranquil Star
  • 1944 - Lawrence
  • 1943 - Sun Valley
  • 1942 - David Innis
  • 1941 - Lugano
  • 1940 - Ajax
  • 1939 - Ajax
  • 1938 - Ajax
  • 1937 - Black Mac
  • 1936 - †Charles Fox / Valiant Chief
  • 1935 - Hall Mark
  • 1934 - Waltzing Lily
  • 1933 - Waltzing Lily
  • 1932 - High Brae
  • 1931 - Phar Lap
  • 1930 - Wise Force
  • 1929 - Highland
  • 1928 - Gothic
  • 1927 - Royal Charter
  • 1926 - Heroic
  • 1925 - Heroic
  • 1924 - Englefield
  • 1923 - Maid Of The Mist
  • 1922 - Eurythmic
  • 1921 - Eurythmic
  • 1920 - Eurythmic
  • 1919 - Artilleryman
  • 1918 - Eusebius
  • 1917 - Harriet Graham
  • 1916 - Price Bardolph
  • 1915 - Traquette
  • 1914 - Aleconner
  • 1913 - Uncle Sam
  • 1912 - Captain White
  • 1911 - Flaith
  • 1910 - Blairgour
  • 1909 - Knox
  • 1908 - Pink ‘Un
  • 1907 - Subterranean
  • 1906 - Retrencher
  • 1905 - Bobadil
  • 1904 - Wingaroon
  • 1903 - Billali
  • 1902 - Seclusion
  • 1901 - Hymettus
  • 1900 - †Eiridsdale / Massinissa
  • 1899 - Veneda

† Deadheat

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Memsie Stakes". Horse Racing Holidays Pty Ltd. 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  3. ^ 2014 result
  4. ^ 2013 result
  5. ^ 2012 result
  6. ^ 2011 result
  7. ^ 2010 result
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  9. ^ "2008 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "2007 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "2006 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "2005 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "2004 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "2003 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "2002 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "2001 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  17. ^ "2000 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  18. ^ "1999 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  19. ^ "1998 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  20. ^ "1997 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  21. ^ "1996 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  22. ^ "1995 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  23. ^ "1994 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  24. ^ "1993 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  25. ^ "1992 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  26. ^ "1991 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  27. ^ "1990 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  28. ^ "1989 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  29. ^ "1988 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  30. ^ "1987 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  31. ^ "1986 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  32. ^ "1985 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  33. ^ "1984 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  34. ^ "1983 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014.