Manikato Stakes

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Manikato Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Moonee Valley Racecourse
Melbourne, Victoria
Inaugurated 1968
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Sponsor William Hill (2016)
Race information
Distance 1,200 metres
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three years old and older
Weight Weight for Age
Purse $1,000,000 (2016)

The Manikato Stakes is a Moonee Valley Racing Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race for horses aged three years old and over under Weight for age conditions, over a distance of 1200 metres. It is held at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia in late October.[1] Total prize money for the race is A$1,000,000

Race History[edit]

The race is named after the great race horse Manikato who won this race twice as well as winning 5 consecutive wins in the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley from 1979 to 1983.

In 2009 the event was part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series with the winner of the Manikato Stakes automatically qualifying for a berth in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint in the United States.

From 2012, the race date was moved to Cox Plate Carnival Friday night in late October.[1]

While the race is a sprinter's race there are 4 winners who have won the prestigious W.S. Cox Plate:

Race distance[edit]

  • 1968–1971 - 6 furlongs (~1200 metres)
  • 1972 onwards - 1200 metres

Race grade[edit]

  • 1968–1978 - Principal race
  • 1979–1988 - Group 2 race
  • 1989 onwards - Group 1 race

Race name[edit]

  • 1968–1983 - Freeway Stakes
  • 1984 onwards - Manikato Stakes

Race record[edit]

Time: Track record for the 1200 metres at Moonee Valley is 1:09.29 set by Miss Andretti in this race 2006.[2]

The winners[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Winners and Past Results for the Manikato Stakes". Pro Group Racing Australia. 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Manikato Stakes". australianracingreport.com. 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "2016 Result – Manikato Stakes (held 21 October 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "2015 Result – William Hill Manikato Stakes (held 23 October 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "2014 Result – Sportingbet Manikato Stakes (held 24 October 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "2013 Result – Sportingbet Manikato Stakes (held 25 October 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "2012 Result – Sportingbet Manikato Stakes (held 26 October 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "2011 Result – Manikato Stakes (held 30 September 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "2010 Result – Manikato Stakes (held 24 September 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "2009 Result – Sportingbet Manikato Stakes (held 25 September 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "2008 Result – Manikato Stakes (held 13 September 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "2007 Result – Manikato Stakes (held 15 September 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "2006 Result – Manikato Stakes (held 16 September 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "2005 Result – Manikato Stks (held 10 September 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "2004 Result – Manikato Stks (held 11 September 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  16. ^ "2003 Result – Manikato Stks (held 13 September 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  17. ^ "2002 Result – Manikato Stks (held 14 September 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  18. ^ "2001 Result – Manikato Stks (held 18 August 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  19. ^ "2000 Result – Manikato Stks (held 19 August 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  20. ^ "1999 Result – Manikato Stks (held 14 August 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  21. ^ "1998 Result – Manikato Stks (held 15 August 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  22. ^ "1997 Result – Manikato Stks (held 16 August 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  23. ^ "1996 Result – Manikato Stakes (held 17 August 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  24. ^ "1995 Result – Manikato Stks (held 19 August 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  25. ^ "1994 Result – Manikato Stks (held 13 August 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  26. ^ "1993 Result – Manikato Stks (held 21 August 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  27. ^ "1992 Result – Manikato Stks (held 22 August 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  28. ^ "1991 Result – Manikato Stks (held 24 August 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  29. ^ "1990 Result – Manikato Stks (held 18 August 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  30. ^ "1989 Result – Manikato Stks (held 19 August 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  31. ^ "1988 Result – Manikato Stks (held 20 August 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  32. ^ "1987 Result – Manikato Stks (held 22 August 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  33. ^ "1986 Result – Manikato Stks (held 23 August 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  34. ^ "1985 Result – Manikato Stks (held 31 August 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  35. ^ "1984 Result – Manikato Stks (held 25 August 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  36. ^ "1983 Result – Freeway Stks (held 20 August 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015.