Named after the legendary Manikato, who won this race twice (back when it was called the Freeway Stakes), the Manikato Stakes sports a $1,000,000 prize purse. Run at 1200 metres, it makes for a good lead into the VRC Sprint Classic.
In the past, the AJ Moir Stakes have been a good predictor of future success in the Manikato Stakes.
Manikato Stakes – Fast Facts
- Race Day: Friday, October 25th, 2019
- 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
Manikato Stakes 2018 Betting
|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 The Manikato Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s The 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 2018
Log in at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Manikato Stakes Field
The fourteen most likely runners for 2019 appear below.
- Santa Ana Lane
- Nature Strip
- Osborne Bulls
- In Her Time
- Spirit Of Valor
Manikato Stakes 2018 Odds
Early market odds for the top runners are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of The Manikato Stakes here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 12/09/2019, after nominations, but prior to acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
|Santa Ana Lane||5.5||2.13|
|In Her Time||14||4.25|
|Spirit Of Valor||19||5.5|
Manikato Stakes 2019 Tips
Favourite: Santa Ana Lane
Best Bet: TBA
Manikato Stakes Race Day
Race day takes place on Friday, the 24th of October, 2019.
Manikato Stakes Nominations
Nominations close at 12 PM on Monday, the 21st of October, 2019.
Manikato Stakes Weights
The race is run at weight for age. Final weights will be declared at 4 PM on Monday, the 21st of October, 2019.
Manikato Stakes Acceptances
Acceptances will be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday, the 23rd of October, 2019.
Manikato Stakes Riders
Riders must be declared by 12 PM Wednesday, the 23rd of October, 2019.
Manikato Stakes Barrier Draw
The barrier draw should be announced the week of the race.
Manikato Stakes Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Friday, the 25th of October, 2019.
Manikato Stakes Prize Money
There is a total of $1,000,00 in prize money, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Manikato Stakes Race Number
The Manikato Stakes is race number 5 during the Manikato Stakes Night, part of the Cox Plate Carnival. There are eight races in total that day at Moonee Valley Racecourse.
Manikato Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2018 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 2018 Form Guide
Age restriction: None
Sex restriction: None
Class restriction: None
Apprentices: Can not claim
Track type: Turf
Field limit: 14
Track Conditions: Unavailable
Track Record: 1:09.29
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 2018’s Manikato Stakes has been released.
Manikato Stakes Winners (Past Results)
|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|
|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||–|