Looking for early info on this year’s Mackinnon Stakes? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Registered as the Mackinnon Stakes, this Group 1 VRC race is contested over 2000m at weight-for-age on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival contested at Flemington Racecourse the Saturday after the Melbourne Cup is run and won.
The $2 million Mackinnon Stakes makes an ideal final target for any gallopers that ran in the Group 1 $5 million Cox Plate over the same distance at Moonee Valley the previous month with plenty of Mackinnon Stakes winners coming out of that classic.
Arcadia Queen (5th in 2020) was the last Ladbrokes Cox Plate graduate to back-up and win Flemington’s Mackinnon Stakes.
The next year Zaaki (2021) won the Mackinnon Stakes after being scratched as the favourite from the Cox Plate on the morning of the race.
Mackinnon Stakes 2021 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, November 6th, 2021
- Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 2,000 metres
- Weight Conditions: Weight for age
- Qualification: Three year olds and over (excluding maidens)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 1
- Operator: Victoria Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $2,000,000
- Inaugural Race: 1869
- 2021 Mackinnon Stakes Winner: Zaaki
Mackinnon Stakes 2021 RESULTS
The official 2021 Mackinnon Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday November 6, 2021.
- #4 Zaaki
- #2 Cascadian
- #7 Mo’unga
Annabel Neasham celebrated a consolation win in the 2021 Mackinnon Stakes results with her scratched Cox Plate favourite Zaaki ($2.25F) bouncing back to salute for the punters with a one-length win over the brave Cascadian, while the fellow Neasham-trained Mo’unga ran another great race for third.
Mackinnon Stakes Betting 2021
There are many different ways to bet on the Mackinnon Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Mackinnon Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Mackinnon Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Mackinnon Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Mackinnon Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Mackinnon Stakes in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Mackinnon Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Mackinnon Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Mackinnon Stakes to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Mackinnon Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On the Mackinnon Stakes in 2021
- Log in at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on the Mackinnon Stakes Betting (above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Mackinnon Stakes 2022 Odds
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Mackinnon Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.
Mackinnon Stakes Field 2021
The official Mackinnon Stakes 2021 field of final acceptances is announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday prior to the race and will be published in full below.
A class field of Group 1 winners do battle in the 2021 Mackinnon Stakes on Saturday including scratched Cox Plate favourite Zaaki, Kennedy Cantala winner Superstorm and the flying Godolphin-raced mare Colette chasing a third win on the trot.
WHICH HORSE WILL WIN THE mackinnon STAKES IN 2021?
The best way to pick which horse will win the Mackinnon Stakes in 2021 is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider their past record at Flemington and their previous weight-for-age performances.
Additional factors to consider when picking the Mackinnon Stakes winner include:
- Cox Plate Graduates: Between 2008-2021 nine of the 12 Mackinnon Stakes winners came off a lead-up run in the Cox Plate at The Valley.
- Favourite Flops: Just thtree Mackinnon Stakes favourites since 2005 have won with So You Think (2010), Arcadia Queen (2020) and Zaaki (2021).
Mackinnon Stakes Favourites 2021
Early favourites in 2021 Mackinnon Stakes betting include seven-length Group 1 Doomben Cup winner from the winter Zaaki who was sensationally scratched from the Cox Plate field on race morning and Colette coming off a Derby Day win in the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes.
Arcadia Queen ($2.45 in 2020) followed by Zaaki ($2.25 in 2021) are the last Mackinnon Stakes favourites to win.
Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Tips
Favourite: #4 Zaaki ($2.45 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #4 Zaaki to salute for the punters (see above)
Best Roughie: #7 Mo’unga ($8.50 at time of publish)
Our insider 2021 Mackinnon Stakes tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.
Mackinnon Stakes Race Day 2021
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 6th of November, 2021 as the feature race of Flemington’s 2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day program. The other Group status races on the card include the:
- Group 1 $2,000,000 Darley Classic (1200m);
- Group 2 $300,000 Matriarch Stakes (2000m);
- Group 3 $200,000 Chatham Stakes (1400m); and the
- Group 3 $200,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m).
Mackinnon Stakes Day in Melbourne takes place on the same date as Sydney’s $1 million Golden Gift race.
Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Nominations
Nominations close at 12 PM, Monday the 1st of November, 2021.
The 2021 Mackinnon Stakes nominations are led by Zaaki looking for a consolation prize after missing the Cox Plate.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||3413×54543||CASCADIAN (GB)||G||7||James Cummings|
|4||x0733x0836||DALASAN||H||5||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas|
|5||111x6x4210||DELPHI (IRE)||H||5||Anthony & Sam Freedman|
|6||5×52825362||DR DRILL (GB)||G||7||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|7||31x932x240||HOMESMAN (USA)||G||8||Anthony & Sam Freedman|
|8||78111×8483||HUNGRY HEART||M||4||Chris Waller|
|9||54x300x474||KEIAI NAUTIQUE (JPN)||H||7||Matthew Smith|
|10||32107×1254||MO’UNGA (NZ)||H||4||Annabel Neasham|
|11||x821x17418||PRIVATE EYE||G||4||Joseph Pride|
|12||30×8752208||RIODINI (NZ)||G||5||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|13||0138×55245||SHARED AMBITION (IRE)||G||6||Chris Waller|
|14||2324×37197||SHE’S IDEEL||M||6||Bjorn Baker|
|16||835×556111||THOUGHT OF THAT||G||5||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|17||x3112x2143||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||M||6||Chris Waller|
|18||16x510x421||WENTWOOD (GB)||G||7||Maddie Raymond|
|19||x6D111x113||ZAAKI (GB)||G||7||Annabel Neasham|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Mackinnon Stakes Weights 2021
Weight for age conditions applies to this race. Weights are declared by 4 PM Monday, the 1st of November, 2021 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Mackinnon Stakes Field section.
Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday November 3, 2021 and will be published in our above Mackinnon Stakes Field section.
Mackinnon Stakes 2021 jockeys
Riders must be declared by 1 PM on Wednesday November 3, 2021 and will be published in our above Mackinnon Stakes Field section.
Mackinnon Stakes Scratchings 2021
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 6th of November, 2021.
Mackinnon Stakes Prize Money 2021
The Mackinnon Stakes prize purse is worth $2,000,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Mackinnon Stakes Race Number 2021
The 2021 Mackinnon Stakes is set to run as Flemington Race 8 at 5:10pm (AEDT) on Saturday November 6, 2021 on the final race day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.
Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Mackinnon Stakes Form Guide post final acceptances.
Mackinnon Stakes Live 2021
You can watch or listen to the 2021 Mackinnon Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Grey Horses In The Mackinnon Stakes
Grey horses which have taken first place in the Mackinnon (formerly known as the Emirates Stakes) include Glass Harmonium (2011), Horlicks (1989) and Gunsynd Manighar (1971).
Mackinnon Stakes Winners
Winners of the Mackinnon Stakes going back to 1999 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to view the full list of Mackinnon Stakes winners, going all the way back to 1861, please visit our Mackinnon Stakes Winners page.
|2021||Zaaki||Annabel Neasham||James McDonald||59kg||2:02.94|
|2020||Arcadia Queen||Grant & Alana Williams||Luke Currie||57kg||2:03.53|
|2019||Magic Wand||Aidan O’Brien||Ryan Moore||57kg||2:01.82|
|2018||Trap For Fools||Jarrod McLean||John Allen||59kg||2:02.31|
|2017||Tosen Stardom||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||59kg||2:01.22|
|2016||Awesome Rock||Leon & Troy Corstens||Stephen Baster||59kg||2:02.49|
|2015||Gailo Chop||Antoine de Watrigant||Ben Melham||59kg||2:03.56|
|2014||Happy Trails||Paul Beshara||Damien Oliver||59kg||2:02.28|
|2013||Side Glance||Andrew Balding||Jamie Spencer||59kg||2:03.59|
|2012||Alcopop||Jake Stephens||Craig Williams||59kg||2:01.26|
|2011||Glass Harmonium||Michael Moroney||Damien Oliver||59kg||2:02.72|
|2010||So You Think||Bart Cummings||Steven Arnold||58kg||2:04.92|
|2009||Scenic Shot||Daniel Morton||Shane Scriven||59kg||2:03.46|
|2008||Theseo||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||59kg||2:03.84|
|2007||Sirmione||Bart Cummings||Peter Mertens||58.5kg||2:02.32|
|2006||Desert War||Gai Waterhouse||Chris Munce||58kg||2:02.38|
|2005||Lad Of The Manor||Roger Hoysted||Greg Childs||58kg||2:01.72|
|2004||Grand Armee||Gai Waterhouse||Damien Oliver||58kg||2:00.91|
|2003||Casual Pass||Mathew Ellerton||Glen Boss||50kg||2:05.86|
|2002||Lonhro||John Hawkes||Darren Beadman||57.5kg||2:02.64|
|2001||La Bella Dama||Graeme Rogerson||Scott Seamer||55kg||2:01.57|
|2000||Oliver Twist||Brian Mayfield-Smith||Greg Childs||58kg||2:04.48|
|1999||Rogan Josh||Bart Cummings||John Marshall||58kg||2:00.34|