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Looking for information on this year’s Manikato Stakes? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know.

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 $2 million in prize money as of 2022 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 2022 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Friday, October 21st, 2022
  • 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: $2,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1968
  • 2022 Manikato Stakes Winner: TBD

manikato Stakes 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Manikato Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Friday October 21, 2022 as part of the Cox Plate Carnival. 

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Manikato Stakes Betting 2022

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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 2022

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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 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Manikato Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit


Which horse will win the 2022 Manikato Stakes comes down to a number of key form factors including the barriers, form over the 1200m sprint distance, record at the notoriously tight Moonee Valley circuit and their previous Group 1 race experience in early Melbourne spring races.

When selecting the Manikato Stakes winner it is also important to consider:

  • Inside Alley: Barrier one has produced three Manikato Stakes winners since 2009.
  • Moir Lead-Up: The Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) held at the same track the month prior is the key Manikato Stakes lead-up.


The early favourites in 2022 Manikato Stakes betting include Ciaron Maher & David Eustace’s Oakleigh Plate winning mare Marabi, Golden Rose winner In The Congo from the Waterhouse/Bott stable and Godolphin’s three-time Group 1 place-getter Paulele.

From 2007-2021 six Manikato Stakes favourites have saluted for the punters, most recently Jonker ($5.50 in 2021).

Manikato Stakes Field 2022

The official Manikato Stakes 2022 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. 

Manikato Stakes 2022 Tips

Favourite: TBD

Best Bet: TBD

Roughie: TBD

Our exclusive Manikato Stakes 2022 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 2022

2022 Manikato Stakes Night takes place under the lights at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Friday October 21, 2022 and the Group 1 Manikato Stakes is the sole Group status race on the card.


The official 2022 Manikato Stakes barrier draw takes place the week of the race and will be published in our above Manikato Stakes Field section.

Manikato Stakes 2022 Nominations

The 2022 Manikato Stakes nominations are taken on Friday October 14, 2022 a week out from the Friday night Moonee Valley feature. 

Manikato Stakes Weights 2022

The race is run at weight for age. Final weights will be declared at 4 PM on Monday, the 17th of October, 2022 and will be published in our above Manikato Stakes Field section.

Manikato Stakes Acceptances 2022

Acceptances will be declared before 9 AM on Tuesday, the 18th of October, 2022 and published in our above Manikato Stakes Field section.

Manikato Stakes jockeys 2022

Riders must be declared by 12 PM Wednesday, the 19th of October, 2021. The full Manikato Stakes 2022 jockeys will be announced in our above Manikato Stakes Field section. 

Manikato Stakes Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Friday, the 21st of October, 2022.  

Manikato Stakes Prize Money 2022

There is a total of $2,000,000 in prize money, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $1,200,000
2nd $360,000
3rd $180,000
4th $90,000
5th $50,000
6th $40,000
7th $40,000
8th $40,000


Manikato Stakes Race Number 2022

The 2022 Manikato Stakes race number is TBC for Friday the 21st of October, 2022 when the event runs 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 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Manikato Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Free-to-air television: Channels 78 (and 68 in regional areas)

Mobile: Neds App

Manikato Stakes 2022 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Manikato Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Manikato Stakes Winners 

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

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2021 Jonker Daniel Moor Tony Gollan 1:09.36
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