Manikato Stakes 2021 Tips & Betting Advice

One of Moonee Valley’s favourite sprints, the Group 1 Manikato Stakes is an important short course race.

Run under the lights at The Valley the night before the Cox Plate, the Manikato Stakes is now a recognisable race on the Australian calendar.

Manikato Stakes Information


  • DateFri 23 Oct, 2020
  • Race Time10:30
  • RacecourseMoonee Valley
  • Race Distance1200 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$1,000,000

Manikato Stakes 2021 Betting Odds

There is currently no Manikato market available.

Manikato Stakes Betting Tips

Our experts will provide their free Manikato Stakes tips and betting preview in the lead up to the Spring Carnival Group 1.

Our preview and Manikato Stakes best bets will be available in advance of the race as our tipsters pick out the best value from the futures markets and the final field. Check out our Manikato Stakes tips and read our verdict on the race.

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Manikato Stakes Field

The Manikato Stakes field will be revealed in the days prior to the race. Check back for the complete Manikato Stakes field.

Manikato Stakes Barrier Draw

The Manikato Stakes barrier draw is not yet available.

Manikato Stakes Form Guide

The Manikato Stakes form guide has been difficult to assess in recent times.

Recent Manikato winners have recorded victories at big prices including Hey Doc (2017) at $21 and Rebel Dane at $61 the year prior to that. 

Before 2017, three-straight favourites took out the race, which makes this event an extremely hard one to negotiate. 

Hey Doc went on from his 2017 triumph to once again show up in 2020, winning the race for the second time.

Our team of experts will deliver your Manikato Stakes form guide and steer you towards the likely winners of the sprint.

Manikato Stakes Live Stream

Punters can watch the Manikato Stakes live stream online at number of betting sites in Australia. We highly recommend bet365 and Sportsbet, who all offer live streaming on all Victorian race meetings onto your PC, tablet or smartphone.

Manikato Stakes Night Schedule

The Manikato Stakes night schedule is below. Timings are subject to change.

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 History

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

This race gained its name in 1984 to honour the Manikato, who recorded two victories in this event.
In 2012 the Manikato Stakes moved to the Friday night before the Cox Plate, which is run under 24 hours later at the same track.

A number of Australia's favourite horses have delivered wins in this event, including the enigmatic sprinter great grey Chautauqua. 

Manikato Stakes Results

Year
Winner
2020Hey Doc
2019Loving Gaby
2018Brave Smash
2017Hey Doc
2016Rebel Dane
2015Chautauqua
2014 Lankan Rupee
2013Buffering
2012Sea Siren
2011Sepoy
2010Hay List
2009Danleigh
2008Typhoon Lad
2007Gold Edition
2006Miss Andretti
2005Spark Of Life
2004Spark Of Life
2003Spinning Hill
2002Spinning Hill
2001Piavonic
2000Sunline

Manikato Stakes 2019 Result

1st - Hey Doc
2nd - Trekking
3rd - Dirty Work
Manikato Stakes
Hey Doc holds off Dirty Work (inside) and Trekking (Outside). (Getty)

Manikato Stakes Social News

To get all the Manikato Stakes social news your best bet is the visit the Moonee Valley social media channels.

Moonee Valley's Twitter account can be found at @TheValley while their Facebook page is at Moonee Valley Race Club.

Manikato Stakes FAQ

How to bet on the 2021 Manikato Stakes?

To place a bet on the Manikato Stakes you'll an account with an online bookmaker.

Bookies provide betting markets on the Manikato well in advance of the race date, which includes best tote and fixed odds markets in the week leading up.

Who to bet on in the 2021 Manikato Stakes?

The Manikato Stakes is one of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival's top sprints which means the best short-coursers in the country will be competing for this event.

Check back here in the lead in to this Group One for our betting strategy and tips for the Manikato.

Best way to bet on the 2021 Manikato Stakes?

Is there a better way to punt than from the comfort of your own home?

You can bet on your couch with an online bookmaker, which means you've got a huge advantage on those who have to head down to their pub or club.

How to live stream the 2021 Manikato Stakes?

Punters wanting to live stream the Manikato Stakes get everything they need from our live streaming information hub.

When is the 2021 Manikato Stakes?

The 2021 Manikato Stakes will run on Friday night before the Cox Plate, October 23.

How long is the Manikato Stakes?

The Manikato Stakes is a short-course race over the 1200m trip.

Where is the Manikato Stakes?

The Manikato Stakes runs every year at Moonee Valley, which is located in Melbourne, Australia.

What time is the 2021 Manikato Stakes?

There is no set time for the 2021 Manikato Stakes.

Who won the 2020 Manikato Stakes?

Hey Doc took out the 2020 Manikato Stakes, winning the race for the second time of his career.

What is the prize money of the Manikato Stakes?

The Manikato Stakes prize pool totals $1 million.