Memsie Stakes

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Memsie Stakes
Group 1 race
Rising Fast (NZ).jpg
Rising Fast, 1956 winner.
Location Caulfield Racecourse
Inaugurated 1899
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor New Zealand Bloodstock (2016)
Race information
Distance 1,400 metres
Surface Turf
Qualification Three-year-old and older that are not maidens
Weight Weight for age
Purse $1,000,000 (2016)

The Memsie Stakes is a Melbourne Racing Club Group 1 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, Melbourne, Australia in August as a lead in to the Spring Racing Carnival.[1] Total prize money for the race is A$1,000,000.[2]

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 1,400 metre weight-for-age race run at Caulfield usually earlier in August except that this is the first Group 1 in the racing season in Victoria.[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.[3]

Uncle Sam,1913 Memsie Stakes winner.

Distance[edit]

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

Grade[edit]

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

Venue[edit]

Winners[edit]

  • 2016 - Black Hart Bart[4]
  • 2015 - Boban[5]
  • 2014 - Dissident[6]
  • 2013 - Atlantic Jewel[7]
  • 2012 - Sincero[8]
  • 2011 - King's Rose[9]
  • 2010 - So You Think[10]
  • 2009 - Mic Mac[11]
  • 2008 - Weekend Hussler[12]
  • 2007 - Miss Finland[13]
  • 2006 - El Segundo[14]
  • 2005 - Makybe Diva[15]
  • 2004 - Regal Roller[16]
  • 2003 - Le Zagaletta[17]
  • 2002 - Magical Miss[18]
  • 2001 - Sunline[19]
  • 2000 - Sunline[20]
  • 1999 - Sir Boom[21]
  • 1998 - Dane Ripper[22]
  • 1997 - Tarnpir Lane[23]
  • 1996 - Sir Boom[24]
  • 1995 - Island Morn[25]
  • 1994 - Bundy Lad[26]
  • 1993 - Palace Reign[27]
  • 1992 - Naturalism[28]
  • 1991 - Redelva[29]
  • 1990 - The Phantom[30]
  • 1989 - Almurtajaz[31]
  • 1988 - Rancho Ruler[32]
  • 1987 - Rubiton[33]
  • 1986 - Dazzling Duke[34]
  • 1985 - Delightful Belle[35]
  • 1984 - King Delamere[36]
  • 1983 - Red Tempo[37]
  • 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]

  1. ^ a b c d "Winners and Past Results for the Memsie Stakes". Progroupracing.com (Aus). 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Prize Money increase for Victoria". justhorseracing.com.au (Aus). 2017. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Memsie Stakes". Horse Racing Holidays Pty Ltd. 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "2016 Result – N.Z. Bloodstock Memsie Stakes(held 27 August 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "2015 Result – N.Z. Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (held 29 August 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "2014 Result – N.Z. Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (held 30 August 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "2013 Result – N.Z. Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (held 31 August 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "2012 Result – N.Z. Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (held 1 September 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "2011 Result – Nzb Memsie Stakes (held 27 August 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "2010 Result – N Z Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (held 28 August 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "2009 Result – Memsie Stakes (held 29 August 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "2008 Result – Memsie Stakes (held 30 August 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "2007 Result – Memsie Stakes (held 1 September 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "2006 Result – Memsie Stks (held 2 September 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "2005 Result – Memsie Stks (held 27 August 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "2004 Result – Memsie Stks (held 28 August 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  17. ^ "2003 Result – Memsie Stks (held 30 August 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  18. ^ "2002 Result – Memsie Stks (held 31 August 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  19. ^ "2001 Result – Memsie Stks (held 1 September 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  20. ^ "2000 Result – Memsie Stks (held 3 September 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  21. ^ "1999 Result – Memsie Stks (held 28 August 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  22. ^ "1998 Result – Memsie Stks (held 29 August 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  23. ^ "1997 Result – Memsie Stks (held 30 August 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  24. ^ "1996 Result – Memsie Stks (held 31 August 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  25. ^ "1995 Result – Memsie Stks (held 2 September 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  26. ^ "1994 Result – Memsie Stks (held 27 August 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  27. ^ "1993 Result – Memsie Stks (held 4 September 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  28. ^ "1992 Result – Memsie Stks (held 5 September 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  29. ^ "1991 Result – Memsie Stks (held 7 September 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  30. ^ "1990 Result – Memsie Stks (held 1 September 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  31. ^ "1989 Result – Memsie Stks (held 2 September 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  32. ^ "1988 Result – Memsie Stks (held 3 September 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  33. ^ "1987 Result – Memsie Stks (held 5 September 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  34. ^ "1986 Result – Memsie Stks (held 6 September 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  35. ^ "1985 Result – Memsie Stks (held 7 September 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  36. ^ "1984 Result – Memsie Stks (held 1 September 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  37. ^ "1983 Result – Memsie Stks (held 3 September 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015.