2014 Manikato Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

Manikato Stakes News

Charging home to secure a maiden victory at the highest level of Australian racing in last year’s edition of the open sprint, trainer Robert Heathcote is confident Buffering is a leading chance for success in Friday’s featured Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) after drawing the ideal barrier 4. Securing a…


Manikato Stakes

The 2014 Manikato Stakes is a Group One Australian thoroughbred horse race which takes place at the Moonee Valley Racecourse every year. The race gets its name from the superb racehorse Manikato, who won the race twice on top of five wins in the William Reid Stakes at the same track. The Manikato Stakes takes place in October as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The 2014 Manikato Stakes will run at Moonee Valley on October 24, 2014.

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Held over 1,200 metres, the Manikato Stakes is a weight-for-age event worth $1 million in prize money, and was traditionally held on the Friday night before the AFL Grand Final – in conjunction with the Group Two Stutt Stakes, before shifting to its current spot on the calendar. Previously known as the Freeway Stakes before changing to its current name in 1984, the Manikato Stakes was first run in 1968.

Usually won by a highly esteemed racehorse, the Manikato Stakes is a strong indicator when it comes to horse form for the rest of the spring carnival – specifically the Cox Plate. Held as part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge since 2009, the winner of the Manikato Stakes automatically qualifies for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint in the USA later in the year. The Manikato Stakes runs just a couple of days after the Group 3 Geelong Cup, which grants Melbourne Cup ballot exemption to the winner.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Melbourne Cup

(3200m)

Flemington

$6,000,000

3YO QH

Group 1

Victoria Derby

(2,500m)

Flemington

$1,500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Crown Oaks

(2,500m)

Flemington

$1,000,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Mackinnon Stakes

(2,000m)

Flemington

$1,000,000

WFA

Group 1

Emirates Stakes

(1,600m)

Flemington

$1,000,000

Qlty

There is no better place to go for Manikato betting than an online betting site. Punters will find a full list of generous odds on these races plus many more held throughout Australia and the world. In addition, there are plenty of betting tools available to help punters increase their chances of winning. Look up a Manikato Stakes tip or check out the Melbourne Cup form guide before placing your wagers. It could just mean the difference between winning and losing. The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s richest horse racing event and holds a global renown for also being quite prestigious. Punters all over the world place bets for it online each year. This year, the Melbourne Cup 2014’s prize money reaches a total of $6.2 million. As online betting sites offer punters convenience that has never been seen in race betting before, they are quickly becoming the place to go for all horse betting needs.

Manikato Stakes Information

  • Date: October 24th
  • Location: Moonee Valley Racecourse, Melbourne
  • Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Race Status: Group One
  • Race Conditions: Weight-For-Age
  • Prize Money: $1 million