Mackinnon Stakes Preview & Betting Tips

Mackinnon Stakes Betting Tips

A huge part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, we’ll have Mackinnon Stakes betting tips, odds and promotions when they become available.

Check back in the lead up to the Group One race for our betting strategy and tips for the feature.

Emirates Stakes Information

  • DateSat 09 Nov, 2019
  • RacecourseFlemington
  • Race Distance2000 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$2,000,000

Mackinnon Stakes Betting Odds

You can find Mackinnon Stakes betting odds in the weeks leading into the event. 

You’ll also be able to find the fixed and tote markets for the final field when they are released in the days before the race.

Mackinnon Stakes Bookie Offers

The bookmakers take the Melbourne Cup Carnival seriously and usually offer Mackinnon Stakes bookie offers.

The bookies below should be offering bookmaker promotions on the Mackinnon.

Mackinnon Stakes Free Bets

The Mackinnon Stakes free bets will come about from money back specials from the bookies.

Check the promotions pages of your favourite bookmakers for any and all Mackinnon Stakes betting promotions.

Mackinnon Stakes History

First run and won in 1869 Glencoe, the Mackinnon Stakes is arguably the most popular race of the Melbourne Cup Carnival outside of the race that stops a nation.

Worth $2 million and run on the final day of the carnival, the race routinely attracts top quality runners to Flemington.

Named after former chairman of the Victoria Racing Club, Lauchlan Kenneth Scobie Mackinnon, the Mackinnon Stakes was previously held Derby Day but was shifted to the final day of the carnival in 2016.

Some absolute stars of the track have delivered wins in the Mackinnon including Let’s Elope, three-time winner Tranquil Star and the horse that did the Mackinnon Stakes/Melbourne Cup double in 1999 Rogan Josh.

Mackinnon Stakes Field

The Makinnon Stakes final field will be set in the lead up to the event, most likely a week in advance of the race date.

Check back in November for the complete Mackinnon field.

Mackinnon Stakes Form Guide

Due to the prize pool you’ll always see quality runners take to this field which makes putting together a Mackinnon Stakes form guide somewhat tricky. 

It’s not uncommon to see Melbourne Cup runners back up following the race that stops a nation to compete in this event, as well as horses that just missed out on taking their place in the staying feature.

Outside of the shock win to Trap For Fools in 2018, horses that have been in the Melbourne Cup frame have taken out this event, showcasing the connection between the two events.

Mackinnon Stakes Results

2018Trap For Fools
2017Tosen Stardom
2016Awesome Rock 
2015Gailo Chop
2014 Happy Trials
2013Side Glance
2011Glass Harmonium
2010So You Think
2009Scenic Shot
2006Desert War
2005Lad Of The Manor
2004Grand Armee
2003Casual Pass
2001La Bella Dama
2000Oliver Twist

Mackinnon Stakes Live Streaming

Those want to experience the Mackinnon Stakes on the go or on your phone you can watch the live stream via a number of our trusted online bookmakers.

Simply sign up with a bookie like Ladbrokes and you can experience the Mackinnon Stakes via a live stream.

Mackinnon Stakes Fixtures

Mackinnon Stakes fixture takes place is on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival

Race 1: R96 Trophy 
Race 2: Foundation Plate 
Race 3: Springtime Stakes 
Race 4: Chatham Stakes 
Race 5: Queen Elizabeth Stakes 
Race 6: Matriarch Stakes 
Race 7: VRC Sprint Classic 
Race 8: Mackinnon Stakes 
Race 9: R80 Handicap

Mackinnon Stakes Barrier Draw

The Mackinnon Stakes barrier draw should take place in the days leading into the event.

Check back in the week leading up for a look at the Mackinnon Stakes.

Mackinnon Stakes 2018 Result

1st - Trap For Fools
2nd - Latrobe
3rd - Extra Brut
Mackinnon Stakes
Trap For Fools grips on to win a famous Mackinnon Stakes

Mackinnon Stakes Bet Of The Day

It’s the headline event on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival which means we’ll have your Mackinnon Stakes bet of the day ready to go days in advance of the event.

Check back here in the lead up to the race for our Mackinnon Stakes betting strategy and tips.

Mackinnon Stakes Social News

To get all the Mackinnon Stakes social news you should visit the Flemington social media channels.

Flemington's Twitter account can be found at @FlemingtonVRC while their Facebook page is at FlemingtonVRC

The official site can be found at

Mackinnon Stakes FAQ

When is the 2019 Mackinnon Stakes? 

The 2019 Mackinnon Stakes runs on Saturday, November 9, 2019. 

How long is the Mackinnon Stakes? 

The staying contest is run over 2000m. 

Where is the Mackinnon Stakes held? 

The Mackinnon Stakes is held at Flemington, which is located in Melbourne, Australia. 

What time does the Mackinnon Stakes run? 

The Mackinnon Stakes is held at 3pm. 

Who won the 2018 Mackinnon Stakes? 

The 2018 Mackinnon Stakes was taken out by Trap For Fools.

What’s the prize money for the 2019 Mackinnon Stakes? 

$2 million is the total prize pool for the 2019 Mackinnon Stakes. 
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