Manikato Stakes

Named after the legendary five-time William Reid Stakes champion Manikato (1979-83), who also won this race twice (back when it was called the Freeway Stakes), the Manikato Stakes is a Group 1 sprint conducted at The Valley on the Friday night before the iconic Cox Plate.

Run over 1200 metres, the weight-for-age feature on Cox Plate Eve offers $1 million in prize money and has been run and won since 1968. 

In recent years the AJ Moir Stakes has been a good lead-up race into the Manikato Stakes that has been won by many champion racehorses including four Cox Plate winners: Strawberry Road (1983), Rubiton (1987), Dane Ripper (1997) and Sunline (2000). 

Manikato Stakes 2020 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Friday, October 23rd, 2020 
  • Track Location: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Three year olds and over
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Moonee Valley Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $1,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1968
  • 2020 Manikato Stakes Winner: Hey Doc

manikato Stakes 2020 RESULTS

The official 2020 Manikato Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Friday October 23, 2020 as part of the Cox Plate Carnival. 

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Evergreen seven-year-old Hey Doc ($10) became the first dual champion on non-successive years since the race’s now namesake Manikato (1979, 1982) when powering home over the race favourite Trekking ($3.60F) for an upset win in the 2020 Manikato Stakes results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 HEY DOC Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 5 58.5kg $10
2 1 TREKKING James Cummings John Allen 0.75L 6 58.5kg $3.60F
3 6 DIRTY WORK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 0.95L 2 58.5kg $6
4 11 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Mark Zahra 2.7L 7 56.5kg $11
5 3 KEMENTARI James Cummings Craig Williams 4.2L 4 58.5kg $14
6 7 LYRE Anthony & Sam Freedman James McDonald 6.2L 3 56.5kg $9.50
7 8 PIPPIE John & Chris Meagher Damian Lane 6.3L 1 56.5kg $4.80
8 4 SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Kerrin McEvoy 6.6L 8 58.5kg $21
9 9 BELLA VELLA Will Clarken Jamie Kah 12.6L 9 56.5kg $13
SCRATCHED 5 ORDER OF COMMAND Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 0
SCRATCHED 10 DIAMOND EFFORT Clinton McDonald Ben Melham 0
   

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Manikato Stakes 2020 Betting

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

How To Bet On The Manikato 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.

Manikato Stakes 2020 Field

The official Manikato Stakes 2020 final field of acceptances is announced by the Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) on the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

The 2020 Manikato Stakes field features 11 sprinters led in betting by last Saturday’s The Everest fourth placegetter Trekking and also featuring Pippie who beat him home at the track in the Group 1 Moir Stakes in late September.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 24x7219x24 TREKKING James Cummings John Allen 7 58.5kg 115
2 58x3129x84 HEY DOC Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 6 58.5kg 111
3 27x33580x4 KEMENTARI James Cummings Craig Williams 5 58.5kg 109
4 331911×565 SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Kerrin McEvoy 9 58.5kg 104
5 27x1153x37 ORDER OF COMMAND Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 11 58.5kg 103
6 548111×341 DIRTY WORK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 3 58.5kg 106
7 x24423x264 LYRE Anthony & Sam Freedman James McDonald 4 56.5kg 102
8 1102x146x1 PIPPIE John & Chris Meagher Damian Lane 1 56.5kg 112
9 152x111x13 BELLA VELLA Will Clarken Jamie Kah 10 56.5kg 105
10 0x1111x152 DIAMOND EFFORT Clinton McDonald Ben Melham 2 56.5kg 104
11 55x535x134 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Mark Zahra 8 56.5kg 96
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Manikato Stakes 2020 Odds

Early market odds for 2020 Manikato Stakes will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Manikato Stakes here once betting opens. 

Manikato Stakes 2020 Tips

Favourite: #1 Trekking ($3.60 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #6 Dirty Work ($6 at time of publish) 

Roughie: #9 Bella Vella ($14 at time of publish)

Our exclusive Manikato Stakes 2020 betting tips and selections will be detailed here the week of the race and full Manikato Stakes Night tips available on the Neds Blog.

Manikato Stakes Race night

Manikato Stakes Night takes place under the lights at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Friday October 23, 2020.

Manikato Stakes 2020 Nominations

Early Manikato Stakes nominations are taken in late September, traditionally attracting around 50 plus sprinters, and will be published in full below once released.

The 2020 Manikato Stakes nominations attracted 56 sprinters including Godolphin’s The Goodwood champ Trekking, and two gun three-year-olds for Ciaron Maher & David Eustace with Anders and Away Game right up the top of early betting.

Manikato Stakes 2020 First acceptances

The 2020 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes first acceptances closed on Tuesday October 6, 2020 leaving 34 sprinters in the mix including recently crowned Australian Racecourse of the Year Nature Strip and the highly-fancied three-year-old favourite Anders.
Final acceptances for the 2020 Manikato Stakes close at 8:30am (AEDT) on Tuesday, 20 October.

Manikato Stakes Weights

The race is run at weight for age. Final weights will be declared at 4 PM on Monday, the 19th of October, 2020 and will be published in our above Manikato Stakes Field section.

Manikato Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances will be declared before 9 AM on Tuesday, the 20th of October, 2020 and published in our above Manikato Stakes Field section.

Manikato Stakes Riders

Riders must be declared by 12 PM Wednesday, the 21st of October, 2020. The full Manikato Stakes 2020 jockeys will be announced in our above Manikato Stakes Field section. 

Manikato Stakes Barrier Draw

The Manikato Stakes barrier draw is released along with the final acceptances on the Tuesday of race week and will be available in our above Manikato Stakes Field section. 

Manikato Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Friday, the 23rd of October, 2020. 

Manikato Stakes Prize Money

There is a total of $1,000,00 in prize money, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $600,000
2nd $180,000
3rd $90,000
4th $45,000
5th $25,000
6th $20,000
7th $20,000
8th $20,000

 

Manikato Stakes Race Number

The Manikato Stakes is traditionally run as Moonee Valley Race 8 at 8:45pm (AEDT) on Friday October 23, 2020 during the Manikato Stakes Night, part of the Cox Plate Carnival. There are eight races in total that night at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Manikato Stakes Live

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

Free-to-air television: Channel Seven

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Stream Online: 7Live

Manikato Stakes 2020 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 Manikato Stakes has been released.

Manikato Stakes Winners (Past Results)

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2020 Hey Doc Luke Currie Tony & Calvin McEvoy 1:08.76 (R)
2019 Loving Gaby Craig Williams Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1:09.29
2018 Brave Smash Hugh Bowman Darren Weir 1:09.36
2017 Hey Doc Luke Currie Tony McEvoy 1:09.96
2016 Rebel Dane Ben Melham Gary Portelli 1:10.9
2015 Chautauqua Tommy Berry Michael, Wayne And John Hawkes 1:09.5
2014 Lankan Rupee Craig Newitt Mick Price 1:10.3
2013 Buffering Damian Browne Robert Heathcote 1:11.4
2012 Sea Siren Jim Cassidy John O’Shea 1:11.3
2011 Sepoy Kerrin Mcevoy Peter Snowden 1:11.0
2010 Hay List Glyn Schofield John Mcnair 1:09.9
2009 Danleigh Kerrin Mcevoy Chris Waller 1:12.5
2008 Typhoon Zed Nash Rawiller Tim Martin 1:10.6
2007 Gold Edition S Katsidis R E Maund 1:10.6
2006 Miss Andretti 1:09.2
2005 Spark Of Life G Boss Allan Denham 1:11.5
2004 Spark Of Life D Nikolic Allan Denham 1:13.3
2003 Spinning Hill P Payne G H Walter 1:11.2
2002 Spinning Hill P Payne G H Walter 1:10.5
2001 Piavonic N Rawiller Tony Noonan 1:12.9
2000 Sunline G J Childs T J Mckee 1:11.6
1999 Redoute’s Choice J A Cassidy Rick Hore-Lacy
1998 Dane Ripper D Oliver Bart Cummings
1997 Spartacus D Beadman Rick Hore-Lacy
1996 Poetic King S D Marshall D L Freedman
1995 You Remember D Nikolic L R Smith
1994 Spanish Mix S R King J R Hawkes
1993 Never Undercharge S D Marshall Bart Cummings
1992 King Marauding P Alderman D L Freedman
1991 Sonic Express D Oliver B J Bennett
1990 Street Ruffian D Triandafillou M Hewson
1989 Westminster P Cook Ms N Fraser
1988 Rancho Ruler D Gauci G Marconi
1987 Rubiton H White P C Barns
1986 Lockley’s Tradition B Werner L M Armfield
1985 Touch Of Genius M Clarke R E Hoysted
1984 Vite Cheval K Mitchell I G Saunders
1983 Strawberry Road G Willetts D R Bougoure