Manfred Stakes

Looking for early info on this year’s Manfred Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Manfred Stakes, Caulfield Racecourse

Run over 1,200 metres in Late January or early February, the Manfred Stakes attracts a variety of three year olds from around Australia and New Zealand.

Starting out as a Principal Race, this race has a history of being a Listed race, as well as it current status of Group 3.

If a horse does well in the Manfred Stakes, they are likely to enter the C S Hayes Stakes a couple of weeks later. Some horses that performed in this race and are looking to increase their distance may even find themselves entered into the Australian Guineas in the following month.

Manfred Stakes 2020 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, February 1st, 2020
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights (plus penalties)
  • Qualification: Three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $160,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1968

Manfred Stakes Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the Manfred Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

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

How To Bet On The Manfred Stakes

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

Manfred Stakes 2020 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Manfred Stakes here. 

(Please note that the odds below are from 05/12/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds

Which Horse Will Win The Manfred Stakes

The best way to pick who will win the Manfred 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:

  • Seasons Beginnings – This will be the first run of the Autumn season for a lot of horses. Your pick is between horses coming out of a spell that had a strong Summer season or those who have already had an early season run and shown ability.
  • Weight Watchers – Keep an eye out for horses that benefit from the penalty weights system. 

Manfred Stakes Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.

Manfred Stakes 2020 Field

Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners below.

Manfred Stakes 2020 Tips

Favourite: TBC.

Best Bet: TBC.

Best Roughie: TBC.

Manfred Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 1st of February, 2020.

Manfred Stakes Barrier Draw

The 2020 Manfred Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Manfred Stakes Nominations

Nominations close at 12:00 PM on Monday, the 27th of January, 2020.

Manfred Stakes Weights

Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Monday, the 27th of January, 2020.

Manfred Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 29th of January, 2020.

Manfred Stakes Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 29th of January, 2020.

Manfred Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 1st of February, 2020.

Manfred Stakes Prize Money

The Manfred Stakes prize purse is worth $160,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $96,000
2nd $28,800
3rd $14,400
4th $7,200
5th $4,000
6th $3,200
7th $3,200
8th $3,200

Manfred Stakes Race Number

The Manfred Stakes is race number 2 on the 1st of February, 2020. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

Manfred Stakes Form Guide

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

Manfred Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2020 Manfred Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Manfred Stakes Winners

Winners of the Manfred Stakes for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2019 Tin Hat James Cummings Damian Lane 56 kgs 1:08.79
2018 Cliff’s Edge Darren Weir John Allen 58 kgs 1:08.93
2017 Legless Veuve Stuart Webb Mark Zahra 56 kgs 1:10.82
2016 Puritan Jason Warren Nicholas Hall 56 kgs 1:10.27
2015 Java Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 56 kgs 1:18.28
2014 Bull Point Gai Waterhouse Damien Oliver 57 kgs 1:09.70
2013 Mirage Peter Moody Luke Nolen 56 kgs 1:09.54
2012 Mosheen Robert Smerdon Danny Nikolic 57 kgs 1:10.70
2011 Enjin Number Nine Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Glen Boss 55.5 kgs 1:16.66
2010 Denman Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 58.5 kgs 1:22.89
2009 Nicconi David Hayes Brad Rawiller 56 kgs 1:24.98
2008 Turffontein Anthony Cummings Larry Cassidy 56.5 kgs 1:24.41
2007 Haradasun Tony Vasil Nash Rawiller 59 kgs 1:22.69
2006 Thin And Crispy Peter Moody Luke Nolen 54.5 kgs 1:23.40
2005 Niconero Tony McEvoy Nash Rawiller 56.5 kgs 1:23.84
2004 Keep The Faith Tony McEvoy Patrick Payne 56 kgs 1:35.38
2003 Conspectus Mick Price Noel Callow 56 kgs 1:38.56
2002 Don Eduardo Lee Freedman Damien Oliver 54 kgs 1:37.14
2001 Academy Dancer David Hall Brett Prebble 54 kgs 1:35.54
2000 Freemason John Hawkes Darren Gauci 57.5 kgs 1:37.03