Makybe Diva Stakes

The opening Group 1 race to be run at Flemington during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the Makybe Diva Stakes is one of the first chances to see this season’s most exciting prospects go head-to-head, and generally figures as an excellent predictor of form leading into the bigger races in October and November.

The Makybe Diva Stakes was formerly known as the Craiglee Stakes before being renamed in 2007 to honour triple Melbourne Cup hero Makybe Diva.

Given that the conditions of this race are similar to those of the P.B Lawrence Stakes, it’s good to look back to see who won that race, as it sits within the tradition lead-up to the Makybe Diva Stakes with Pompeii Ruler (2006) the last to do the double.

The opening elite level of the carnival held at Caulfield a fortnight prior, the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) also makes a top lead-up into the Makybe Diva Stakes field with Dissident (2014) the last to win both races in the same year.

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday 12th September, 2020
  • Race Starts: TBA
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Surface: Turf
  • Track: Left handed
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Weight Class: Weight for Age
  • Qualification: Three year olds and over (excluding maidens)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Victoria Racing Club
  • Purse: $750,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1848

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 Betting

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Makybe Diva Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Makybe Diva Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Makybe Diva Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Makybe Diva 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 Makybe Diva 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 Makybe Diva Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Makybe Diva Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Makybe Diva 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 Makybe Diva Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

 

How To Bet On The Makybe Diva Stakes In 2020

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  1. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  2. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 Odds

Early market odds for the Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds,  you can check our live market for the 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes here. 

WHICH HORSE WILL WIN THE MAKYBE DIVA STAKES IN 2020

The best way to pick who will win the Makybe Diva Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into consideration are as follows:

  • Maybe Memsie – Looking at runners backing-up off a run in the Memsie Stakes can be key with plenty of recent winners having come out of that earlier Melbourne Group 1 event.
  • Back The Boys – Despite the race’s female namesake, Southern Speed (2012) is the only mare to have won the Makybe Diva Stakes since 1996.
  • Lay The Favourite – The favourites have a poor record so looking for value further down the markets is key.

Makybe Diva Stakes FAVOURITES

The early 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes favourites will be detailed here closer to the race.

Favourites in Makybe Diva Stakes betting have a poor recent record with just two getting the job done from 2008-19.

Dissident ($2.70 in 2014) was the last Makybe Diva Stakes favourite to salute for the punters.

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 FIELD

The official line-up of horses in the 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes final field will be announced by Racing Victoria the Wednesday of race week and published in full below.

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 Tips

Favourite: TBA

Best Bet: TBA

Best Roughie: TBA

Our insider tips on the 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes will be detailed here the week of the Group 1 spring lead-up.

Makybe Diva Stakes RACE DAY

Race day takes place on Saturday September 12, 2020 at Flemington Racecourse. Makybe Diva Stakes Day features three Group 2 support acts with the following races also taking place:

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 BARRIER DRAW

The Makybe Diva Stakes barrier draw takes place following final acceptances on the Wednesday of race week. The official 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes barriers will be available in our above Makybe Diva Stakes field section.

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 Nominations

Nominations for the Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 are taken the Monday of race week with the full list of early entries to be made available below. 

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 WEIGHTS

Weight-for-age conditions apply with three-year-old fillies allocated the least weight. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on the Tuesday of race week. The official Makybe Diva Stakes weights will be available in our above Makybe Diva Stakes field section. 

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 ACCEPTANCES

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on the Wednesday of race week. The official Makybe Diva Stakes acceptances will be available in our above Makybe Diva Stakes field section.

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 JOCKEYS

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on the Wednesday of race week. The official Makybe Diva Stakes jockeys will be available in our above Makybe Diva Stakes field section.

Makybe Diva Stakes SCRATCHINGS

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 12th of September, 2020.

Makybe Diva Stakes PRIZE MONEY

Prize money is set at $750,000 including $450,000 going to the Makybe Diva Stakes winner.

Makybe Diva Stakes RACE NUMBER

The Makybe Diva Stakes is likely to take place as Race Number 7 on the Flemington card that day. Makybe Diva Stakes Day features nine races in total.

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week before the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s Makybe Diva Stakes has been released.

Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 RESULTS

The official 2020 Makybe Diva Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday September 12, 2020.

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Makybe Diva Stakes Winners

Winners of the Makybe Diva Stakes going back to 1983 are displayed in the table below.

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2020 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2019 Gatting Jamie Kah Darren McAuliffe 1:33.9
2018 Grunt Damien Oliver Mick Price 1:34.9
2017 Humidor Damian Lane Darren Weir 1:35.3
2016 Palentino Mark Zahra Darren Weir 1:36.2
2015 Fawkner Damien Oliver Robert Hickmott 1:37.9
2014 Dissident Ben Melham Peter G Moody 1:36.9
2013 Foreteller Craig Newitt Chris Waller 1:37.0
2012 Southern Speed Craig Williams Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 1:37.8
2011 Littorio Craig Williams Nigel Blackiston 1:37.8
2010 Shocking Michael Rodd Mark Kavanagh 1:41.7
2009 Vigor Damien Oliver Danny O’Brien 1:35.8
2008 Weekend Hussler Brad Rawiller Ross McDonald 1:38.6
2007 Marasco 1:36.7
2006 Pompeii Ruler 1:38.5
2005 Confectioner 1:35.8
2004 Hugs Dancer G J Childs D A Hayes 1:38.2
2003 Pentastic S W Arnold C Alderson 1:37.2
2002 Northerly G J Childs Fred Kersley 1:37.9
2001 Native Jazz B Prebble Pat Carey 1:37.4
2000 Go Flash Go N Wilson J R Blakey 1:42.1
1999 Sky Heights D Oliver C Alderson
1998 Umrum D Nikolic L M Macdonald
1997 Marble Halls D Oliver D L Freedman
1996 Saleous P Payne Pat Hyland
1995 Jeune W Harris P C Hayes
1994 Mahogany Greg Hall D L Freedman
1993 Mannerism Rod Griffiths D L Freedman
1992 Star of the Realm S R King John Meagher
1991 Durbridge Greg Hall D L Freedman
1990 Zabeel M Clarke D A Hayes
1989 Apollo Run G Willetts C Alderson
1988 High Regard W Treloar T W Harper
1987 Military Plume M Clarke C S Hayes
1986 King Phoenix M Goreham T R Howe
1985 Fine Offer M Clarke H R Hyde
1984 Prolific D Gauci Bart Cummings
1983 Pleach D Gauci I R McKinlay