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Memsie Stakes Horse Race

The Memsie Stakes race is a Group 1 event held at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne. It’s been won in the past by some of the greats, not least Makybe Diva.

The 2023 renewal of the Memsie Stakes takes place on August 27th. We have all the information you need in the build-up to the event including who won in the past, top form indicators and barrier stats.

Race History

The Memsie Stakes was inaugurated back in 1899. From its inception it was a Principal Race, changed in 1979 to Group 2 status. It was further upgraded in 2013 and since then has been run as a Group 1 event.

Sandown Racecourse hosted this race in 1984. Every other running, from 1899 to 1983 and from 1985 to now, has taken place at Caulfield.

The race has become known as one taken by real champions. Ajax won the Memsie Stakes three times, while it was also won by superstars So You Think and Makybe Diva among others.

Past Winners

This is a brilliant race, with all winning trainers and jockeys thrilled to add their names to the honours board. Take a look at the last 10 Memsie Stakes winners:

  • 2020 – Behemoth
  • 2019 – Scales Of Justice
  • 2018 – Humidor
  • 2017 – Vega Magic
  • 2016 – Black Heart Bart
  • 2015 – Boban
  • 2014 – Dissident
  • 2013 – Atlantic Jewel
  • 2012 – Sincero
  • 2011 – King’s Rose

Form Indicators

Favourites have done well in this race. In 14 renewals, eight favourites came in between 2007 and 2020. Those running first or second time out have also won the lion’s share of Memsie Stakes races.

You’ll also want your horse to be well-drawn, see below for more details. For future reference, the Memsie Stakes has proven to be a terrific lead-up race for the Makybe Diva Stakes over at Flemington so do keep that in mind.

Barrier Draw Statistics

The final field barrier draw is very much what helps to form tips, as well as the betting market itself. Each horse has a different task handed to them by the barrier draw so it’s very important we take note.

Memsie Stakes Winners by Barrier

This is how each barrier has performed in the Memsie Stakes since 1983:


It’s clear then that a soft barrier draw is needed. 28 of the 39 winners here (72%) have jumped from barriers 1-6.

How to Live Stream the 2022 Memsie Stakes

The best way to get a high-quality live stream of the 2022 Memsie Stakes is via a good bookmaker. Some firms offer streaming alongside their odds, often with betting not being required.

Other companies will insist you place a small bet before being able to view the race, however, so read your T&C’s first. Each live stream comes with full race commentary for you to enjoy from Caulfield.


The major questions answered regarding the Memsie Stakes race:

The 2023 Memsie Stakes takes place on Saturday, August 27th.

The race is a rich one, the field running for a prize fund total of $750,000.

The Memsie Stakes is run over a distance of 1400 metres, or seven furlongs.

Learn more about other Group 1 races in Caulfield, Melbourne

If you are looking for other group 1 horse races held in Caulfield racecourse, read the pages listed below to get more information.

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