Makybe Diva Stakes Horse Race
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We have all the information you need about the upcoming Makybe Diva Stakes race at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne (see other Group 1 horse races in Flemington).
Racing at Flemington is always top class, and this Group 1 event promises to be huge. Check out the barrier stats, past winners and race history.
This fantastic event was inaugurated as the Craiglee Stakes and first run in 1948. After a long run under that moniker, it was changed to honour Makybe Diva, winner of three straight Melbourne Cups and a Cox Plate.
Initially, the race was staged over 2000 metres. It was reduced to its current length of 1600 metres back in 1965. It was also upgraded from a Group 2 to a Group 1 race in 2013.
These days the Makybe Diva Stakes is the second Group 1 race during the Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne. Should any horse win this and then go on to land the Cox Plate, they are eligible for a cool $1 million bonus.
Makybe Diva Stakes Results
2020 was a brilliant renewal of this race. Here is your final four as Fierce Impact just gets home by a quarter-length.
- Fierce Impact (J: Mark Zahra, T: Matthew Smith)
- Russian Camelot (J: Damien Oliver, T: Danny O’Brien)
- So Si Bon (J: Daniel Stackhouse, T: T Tabernig & B Hayes)
- Master Of Wine (J: Michael Rodd, T: Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes)
The Makybe Diva Stakes race has attracted some top-class types over the years. Here are the last ten winners:
- 2020 – Fierce Impact
- 2019 – Gatting
- 2018 – Grunt
- 2017 – Humidor
- 2016 – Palentino
- 2015 – Fawkner
- 2014 – Dissident
- 2013 – Foreteller
- 2012 – Southern Speed
- 2011 – Littorio
Barrier Draw Statistics
The field barrier draw is crucial for a race like this over the 1600 metres. Betting is often shaped around what barrier each horse is given.
Makybe Diva Stakes Winners by Barrier
Here’s how the barrier draw has affected the race since 1983:
This looks like a fair spread, with barriers 8 and 11 looking like anomalies. 22 winners from 39 (56%) have come from gates 1-6.
Your most important questions answered about the Makybe Diva Stakes race.
Who Will Win the Makybe Diva Stakes?
It’s a little too early to tell yet. The final field for the race will be known in the week leading up to the event.
How Long is the Makybe Diva Stakes?
The race is run over 1600 metres.
How Much is the Prize Money for the Makybe Diva Stakes?
The total purse for the Makybe Diva Stakes is $750,000.