Chautauqua delivered a dominant win in the 2015 Manikato Stakes.

2020 Manikato Stakes Betting Tips

Once the Manikato Stakes field is settled we will deliver your betting strategy for this Group 1 sprint race.

Check back in October for your Manikato Stakes betting tips.

Manikato Stakes Odds

The Manikato Stakes field is typically set a week out from the event with the tote odds released not too long after.

Futures markets will be put up a month or so in advance but for up to the minute Manikato Stakes odds visit this page in the build up to the race.

Manikato Stakes Bookmaker Offers

The Manikato Stakes is one of Melbourne's favourite sprint races which means the bookies aren't shy when it comes to delivering promotions on the event.

The companies below should deliver Manikato Stakes bookmaker offers.
  • Sportsbet
  • Neds

Manikato Stakes History

First ran in 1968 as the Freeway Stakes, the Manikato Stakes is one of Melbourne's favourite sprint races.

The name of the event was changed in 1984 to honour the great Manikato, who won this race twice en route to an Australian racing hall of fame induction back in 2002.

The race is a stand alone sprint feature, but in 2012 the Manikato Stakes was moved to a Friday night fixture before the Cox Plate; which is run less than 24 hours later.

A number of Australia's favourite horses have delivered wins in the Manikato, including Sunline, Miss Andretti and the great grey Chautauqua. 

Manikato Stakes Field

The Manikato Stakes field is ususally set a week out from the race with the barrier draw soon following.

We'll have a rough idea of which competitors will take to the track for this sprinting feature but the final Manikato Stakes field will be settled a week out from the event.

Manikato Stakes Form Guide

It is best to keep an eye on the sprinting features leading into the Manikato for your best bets heading into the event.

The Group 1 AJ Moir Stakes typically runs a month out from the Manikato Stakes, with a number of runners that delivered strong runs in the Moir going on to perform well just four weeks later.

Check this page in the week leading into the Manikato Stakes for our detailed form guide.

Manikato Stakes Previous Winners

2019Loving Gaby
2018Brave Smash
2017Hey Doc
2016Rebel Dane
2014Lankan Rupee
2012Sea Siren
2010Hay List
2008Typhoon Zed
2007Gold Edition
2006Miss Andretti
2005Spark Of Life
2004Spark Of Life
2003Spinning Hill
2002Spinning Hill

Manikato Stakes Live Streaming

The Manikato Stakes is ran at Moonee Valley which means most online bookmakers offer live streaming on it, including Ladbrokes.

Simply sign up at Ladbrokes and you can experience Manikato Stakes live streaming from the comfort of your couch or on the go.

Manikato Stakes Race Schedule

The Manikato Stakes is the feature event of the night but there's a full card of quality racing on the Friday night.

DateFriday, October 24, 2020
TrackMoonee Valley
ConditionsWeight for age
Prize Money$1 million

The other races on the Manikato Stakes race schedule are as follows.

Race 1: LUCRF Super Handicap
Race 2: The Westin Melbourne Handicap
Race 3: VOBIS Gold Star
Race 4: MSC Signs Handicap
Race 5: Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge Heat 3
Race 6: Handicap 
Race 7: Manikato Stakes
Race 8: Benchmark 84

Manikato Stakes Barrier Draw

The Manikato Stakes field is set a week out from the event which means the barrier draw soon follows.

Check back in October for the complete Manikato Stakes barrier draw.

Manikato Stakes 2019 Result

1st - Loving Gaby
2nd - Vital Silver
3rd - Anaheed