Ladbrokes Tip: First-up runners with a good fresh record are worth backing to win the Memsie Stakes
The Memsie Stakes is the opening Group 1 race of the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and takes place at Caulfield Racecourse in late August or early September. The headline race at the meeting, the weight-for-age clash is run over 1400m and gives the season’s top milers and stayers an early chance at elite level glory. Worth $750,000 in prize money, the Memsie Stakes is often contested by horses heading towards the season’s majors including the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup.
Memsie Stakes Day attracts lot of interest from the punters as the first Group 1 meeting of the spring and the other key races on the card include the Group 3 The Heath 1100m, Group 3 Cockram Stakes and Group 3 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes for potential Caulfield Guineas-bound three-year-olds.
In Sydney on the same day, Rosehill Gardens hosts the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes for Group 1-bound three-year-olds.
Elevated to a Group 1 race in 2013 it has been won by many notable horses including Atlantic Jewel (2013), So You Think (2010), Weekend Hussler (2008), Miss Finland (2007), Makybe Diva (2005), dual champ Sunline (2000 & 2001) and Dane Ripper (1998).
The next edition of the Memsie Stakes takes place on Saturday August 28, 2021.
Memsie Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday August 28, 2021
- Track: Caulfield Racecourse
- Distance: 1400m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $750,000
- First Run: 1899
2021 Memsie Stakes Results
The official Memsie Stakes 2021 results & finishing order will be published in full right here once the Group 1 race is run and won on Saturday August 28, 2021.
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Memsie Stakes Betting
Memsie Stakes betting is always popular as the markets usually feature some smart types returning from their winter spells. Favourites have a gun record in the race so looking for the horses at the top of the Memsie Stakes odds is always a good bet.
From 2007 – 2020 seven favourites in Memsie Stakes betting saluted for the punters, most recently Black Heart Bart (2016), Vega Magic (2017) and Behemoth ($3.30 in 2020).
Betting on the Memsie Stakes really heats up once the field is out and horses drawn well usually dominate the markets as just one Memsie Stakes winner has jumped from a double digit barrier since 2004 with King’s Rose (11 in 2011).
2021 Memsie Stakes Odds
The season’s top Memsie Stakes 2021 odds and betting market links will be available below as soon as open.
Early market betting odds on the 2021 Memsie Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.
Memsie Stakes Field
The Memsie Stakes field has a capacity of 16 starters, but hasn’t run with its maximum number of contenders since 2000 when Sunline won the first of her two editions of the spring lead-up. The race field has attracted 11 or more starters every year since 2003 apart from in 2005 when Makybe Diva beat home only six rivals.
Black Heart Bart (2016) is one of the most notable recent Memsie Stakes winners. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.
Horses traditionally run in the Memsie Stakes field first-up and in 2015-16 the winner had their last start in Brisbane’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap the previous June with Boban (2015) and Black Heart Bart (2016) both improving on seconds in that winter feature.
The best out of the Memsie Stakes field traditionally back-up a fortnight later at Flemington in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m), the double last completed by Dissident (2014).
The Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) run at the same track and distance in September is also a nice target for Memsie Stakes graduates and Behemoth (2020) was the last horse to do the Memsie – Sir Rupert Clarke double at Caulfield.
In more recent years horses out of the Memsie Stakes field have headed back to Sydney for a shot at the world’s richest race on turf – The Everest. In 2017 The Everest winner Vega Magic represented one of The Everest slot-holders and finished runner-up to Redzel in the inaugural edition of the event that is now worth $15 million.
The Memsie Stakes final acceptances are released on the Wednesday before the race runs on a Saturday and the nominations close that Monday.
2021 Memsie Stakes Field
The official Memsie Stakes 2021 field and barriers will be published in full below once final acceptances are taken by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week.
2021 Memsie Stakes Nominations
Punters get an early indication of the horses that will line-up in the opening Group 1 race in Melbourne for the spring when the Memsie Stakes 2021 nominations are taken on the Monday leading-up to the race.
Memsie Stakes Tips
Memsie Stakes tips historically have the favourite predicted as the one to beat as history shows the shorter priced horses have an outstanding recent record in the weight-for-age race.
Classy miler – stayer types are also popular in the tipping as all seven winners from 2010 – 2016 had their lead-up run into the race in Group 1 company, including two that came out of an autumn run in the Doncaster Mile with Dissident (12th in 2014) and Sincero (4th in 2012).
2021 Memsie Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Memsie Stakes 2021 betting tips and early spring Group 1 race selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the horses to back and sack in the Caulfield classic.
Memsie Stakes Form Guide
The Memsie Stakes form guide has all the details you need to know before placing your bets on the season’s opening Group 1 clash. Along with the saddlecloth numbers, trainers, jockeys and barriers the form guide shows the recent lead-up runs of all the runners and their starting price in the markets. Looking for horses that have previous Group 1 experience, run well fresh and are drawn well are all important things the form guide will show you.
Memsie Stakes Form Facts
- All seven Memsie Stakes winners from 2010 – 2016 had their final lead-up run in Group 1 company
- The Stradbroke Handicap in Brisbane produced back-to-back winners in 2015 and 2016
- Since 2003 just one victor has jumped form a double-digit barrier
- Favourites saluted in the race eight times from 2008 – 2020 most recently Behemoth ($3.30 in 2020)
2021 Memsie Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Memsie Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Memsie Stakes Results
The results and finishing order are published when the WFA feature runs at Caulfield on the first major meeting of the spring in Melbourne. The results show the winner, successful quinella and trifecta as well as the margin and time run to see if any records are broken.
Memsie Stakes Winners
||Scales Of Justice
||So Si Bon
||Kings Will Dream
||Black Heart Bart
||Black Heart Bart
||Puissance De Lune
||Heart Of Dreams
||So You Think
||Barely A Moment
||Out Of Options
||Fields Of Omagh
||Dash For Cash