Memsie Stakes 2017

Saturday September 2, 2017

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 a lucrative $1 million 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.

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 latest edition of the Memsie Stakes is set to take place on Saturday September 2, 2017 .

Memsie Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 2, 2017
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1899

Memsie Stakes Betting & Odds

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 – 2016 six favourites in Memsie Stakes betting saluted for the punters, most recently Black Heart Bart (2016).  Betting 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).

2017 Memsie Stakes Odds

The latest Memsie Stakes 2017 betting odds on the spring’s first Group 1 race will be available right here as soon as released, so stay tuned for value on the field of early season gallopers.

Memsie Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 9x211x75x3 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 5 59kg 115
2 51x11202x2 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Ben Melham 6 59kg 115
3 709x4x22x5 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Darren Weir Blake Shinn 4 59kg 109
4 29x42212x6 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 11 59kg 112
5 1x9171x1x1 VEGA MAGIC David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 3 59kg 111
6 9x60229x42 CHARMED HARMONY John Sadler Ms Katelyn Mallyon 2 59kg 101
7 893337311x JON SNOW (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Stephen Baster 10 58.5kg 108
8 34x31196x1 HEY DOC Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 1 58.5kg 108
9 54282x060x SEABURGE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 12 58.5kg 105
10 x70312612x SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 9 57kg 108
11 1x271183x4 I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Luke Nolen 7 56.5kg 107
12 x21x6D130x YANKEE ROSE David Vandyke Dean Yendall 8 56.5kg 108

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.

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 Memsie Stakes final acceptances are released on the Wednesday before the race runs on a Saturday and the nominations close that Monday.

Memsie Stakes betting at

Black Heart Bart (2016) was the last favourite in Memsie Stakes betting to salute for the punters. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

2017 Memsie Stakes Field

The official Memsie Stakes 2017 Final Field & Barrier Draw is set for release on Wednesday August 30, 2017 and will be announced below so stay tuned to see what horses line-up in the new racing season’s opening Group 1 event.

2017 Memsie Stakes Nominations

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x4136x1111 ABILITY G 5 Robert Smerdon 103
2 9x211x75x3 BLACK HEART BART G 7 Darren Weir 115
3 9x60229x42 CHARMED HARMONY G 8 John Sadler 101
4 14x24141x2 FOXPLAY M 4 Chris Waller 111
5 8x181x37x0 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 7 Darren Weir 109
6 17121175×3 GRANDE ROSSO G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 100
7 3670x6713x HARDHAM H 4 David Brideoake 96
8 23590x160x HE OR SHE G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 105
9 34x31196x1 HEY DOC G 4 Tony McEvoy 108
10 29x42212x6 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir 112
11 1x271183x4 I AM A STAR (NZ) M 4 Shane Nichols 107
12 893337311x JON SNOW (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 108
13 51x11202x2 LE ROMAIN G 5 Kris Lees 115
14 54282x060x SEABURGE H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 105
15 x70312612x SINGLE GAZE M 5 Nick Olive 108
16 709x4x22x5 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir 109
17 1x9171x1x1 VEGA MAGIC G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 111
18 x21x6D130x YANKEE ROSE M 4 David Vandyke 108

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).

2017 Memsie Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Memsie Stakes 2017 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 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 six times from 2008 – 2016

Memsie Stakes Results

The results and finishing order are published when the WFA feature runs as Caulfield Race 8 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.

2017 Memsie Stakes Results

The official Memsie Stakes 2017 results & finishing order will be published in full right here once the Group 1 race is run and won on Saturday September 2, 2017 .

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 5 VEGA MAGIC David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 2 59kg $2.25F
2 1 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 1.75L 4 59kg $6
3 3 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Darren Weir Blake Shinn 1.85L 3 59kg $15
4 8 HEY DOC Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 2.6L 1 58.5kg $6.50
5 2 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Ben Melham 2.8L 5 59kg $8.50
6 7 JON SNOW (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Stephen Baster 3.1L 9 58.5kg $71
7 11 I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Luke Nolen 5.35L 6 56.5kg $18
8 4 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 5.45L 10 59kg $26
9 12 YANKEE ROSE David Vandyke Dean Yendall 5.95L 7 56.5kg $17
10 10 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 8.2L 8 57kg $81
11 9 SEABURGE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 9.45L 11 58.5kg $71

Memsie Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 Vega Magic Black Heart Bart Tosen Stardom 1:23.3
2016 Black Heart Bart Rising Romance Mahuta 1:23.9
2015 Boban Entirely Platinum Stratum Star 1:24.6
2014 Dissident Sweet Idea Puissance De Lune 1:22.7
2013 Atlantic Jewel Ferlax Super Cool 1:24.4
2012 Sincero Happy Trails Second Effort 1:23.2
2011 King’s Rose Heart Of Dreams Red Colossus 1:23.4
2010 So You Think Whobegotyou Shoot Out 1:26.6
2009 Mic Mac Whobegotyou Zarita 1:24.4
2008 Weekend Hussler Maldivian Pompeii Ruler 1:23.2
2007 Miss Finland Haradasun Tipungwuti 1:24.2
2006 El Segundo Casual Pass Apache Cat 1:23.2
2005 Makybe Diva Barely A Moment Regal Roller 1:26.7
2004 Regal Roller Pacific Dancer Delzao 1:23.0
2003 Le Zagaletta Super Elegant Out Of Options 1:25.2
2002 Magical Miss Fields Of Omagh Dash For Cash 1:24.0
2001 Sunline Piavonic Rum 1:25.5
2000 Sunline Umrum Oliver Twist 1:25.4