Memsie Stakes 2017 Drawing Near

July 30, 2017 by

Memsie Stakes 2017

The Memsie Stakes is a 1400m event for horses 3 years old and up and is the first Group 1 event of the Australian racing season.  The Memsie received Group 1 status in 2013 – with the previous upgrade to Group 2 having taken place back in 1979.

Racing Victoria this year gave a significant cash injection to the Memsie Stakes, increasing this year’s total prize money to a staggering $1,000,0000.00.

Last year it was Darren Weir-trained Black Heart Bart’s turn to trot away with 1st prize, and the 6 year old bay gelding will be back in 2017 to defend his title.  Other favourites for the 2017 title include Hey Doc, I Am A Star and Redkirk Warrior.

It’s Not A Man’s World

The mares have whipped up a terrific record at the Memsie Stakes.  Since the year 2000, no less than seven mares have won the race – with Sunline and Makybe Diva having obtained all-time race stardom for their stunning performances.  The Makybe Diva Stakes takes place annually at Flemington Racecourse.

2017 Race Favourites

Hey Doc

Hey Doc is a Tony McEvoy-trained three year old bey gelding, raced by jockey Luke Currie.  Hey Doc is the winner of the 2016 Australian Guineas, and a firm favourite for this year’s Memsie Stakes.  He had a bout of poor luck with bad barriers having thwarted his last two chances at The Goodwood and Doncaster, respectively, is in great shape and looking to make a serious comeback at Memsie this year.

I Am A Star

The 3 year old bay filly, trained by Shane Nichols, truly is a star.  The mare has had a superb racing term thus far, winning no less than four times at Group level – including the highly coveted Myer Classic.

RedKirk Warrior

RedKirk Warrior runs in the signature silk colours of blue and white – white sleeves with blue stars.  Trained by D & B Hayes and T Dabernig, the 6 year old chestnut gelding is a beauty and will be hoping to Weekend Hustler as winners of the Newmarket / Memsie Double.

Lankan Rupee Hoping To Return To Memsie

Trainer Mick Price has announced that Lankan Rupee would most probably be contending in this year’s Memsie Stakes – the 1400m being the ideal next step for Rupee, who is currently looking for a longer trip.

Lankan Rupee has made only 4 appearances during the last 2 years, but is a career favourite for Price and has proven to be quite an enigma.  Rupee has been plagued by injuries over the last couple of years, but remains a worthy and notable contender for the title win in this year’s Memsie Stakes.

TOP australian betting SITESOctober 2018
1 IE allowed5/5100% Match up to $250 Bet now
2 IE allowed4.9/5100% Match Bonus Bet now
3 IE allowed4.8/5100% Match up to $501 Bet now

Fred Johnson

More About

Fred Johnson is an avid sports betting enthusiast and a qualified journalist. He discovered online betting while at college, and it piqued his interest.
Fred has found a way to combine his love of sports and betting with his journalism career, and he always has his finger on the pulse of what’s happening in every arena. He’s not only keen on sports of all kinds, he is set on providing readers with an unbalanced, unbiased view of what’s going on in the world. He’s a valuable member of the team, and brings a wealth of expertise to the table.

View Posts - Visit Website