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.
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.
|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|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Manikato Stakes 2020 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 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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- 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 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|
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
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.
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)
|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|
|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||–|