Last weekend we saw star colt Anamoe destroy his rivals in the Group 1 Winx Stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse, which kicked off the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival for 2022. This weekend Melbourne takes centre stage with the running of the Group 1 Me...
In a hurry? We’ve listed all the quick facts that you need to know about the Memsie Stakes:
|Date||Saturday, 26th August, 2023|
|Racecourse||Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia|
The Memsie Stakes is a Group One race over 1400m and officially kicks off the Spring Carnival in Melbourne. It is the first Group One of the season in Melbourne and is often the launchpad for horses preparing for a big Spring campaign. The 2023 Memsie Stakes will be held on Saturday, August 26th and was won by Snapdancer in 2022.
The Memsie Stakes is a Group One race over 1400m under weight-for-age conditions at Caulfield Racecourse. It is Melbourne’s first Group One of the new season, being the starting place for most low-to-middle distance runners’ Spring campaign.
After being first run in 1899, plenty of historically great horses have won the Memsie Stakes, including Phar Lap, Ajax, Manikato, Sunline and Makybe Diva. Behemoth became the first horse since Sunline to win multiple Memsie Stakes, when winning for the second straight year in 2021.
Check back in next year when we have a better idea of which horses will be running in the race and we can come up with our Memsie Stakes tips for 2023! However, be sure to read on below to get all of the information you need to know on the history and formlines for the race.
The Memsie Stakes is an Australian Group 1 race that brings some of the best horses and it attracts the attention of many Aussies who like to have a casual punt on. Our expert tipsters will put together a short list of Memsie Stakes tips to look out for in the leadup to the big race.
The massive $1,000,000 worth of prizemoney linked to the race means the Memsie Stakes attracts some of the greatest horses from across the country to Victoria. It also brings in all us like minded Aussies who enjoy a casual punt on the races. The experts here at The Shark will put together a list of Memsie Stakes tips so if you are going to bet on the race, you can do so with more confidence.
Due to the fact that the nominations are yet to be accepted for the Memsie Stakes in 2023, it is difficult for us to provide our tips. However, as we get closer to the race in 2023, we will have more information about the horses we are liking to win this race.
If you are looking for the best Memsie Stakes horse tips, then you don’t need to worry at all because you have come to the right place. We will keep you updated with the range of horses that are likely to be a part of the Group 1 race.
There are currently no bookmakers that are offering Memsie Stakes odds and while this is a little annoying, we will keep a look out for the odds and provide you with all the information as it comes in. When searching for Memsie Stakes tips, be sure to check out our detailed betting section below as we have listed some indicators for success.
Keep an eye out this week as we will list The Sharks’ Memsie Stakes best tips for the race this year closer to the time of the race. Make sure you check back on this page for updates!
Our tips are not out for the Memsie Stakes in 2023 as it is too far out from the event. But the good news is that when the final field for the Memsie Stakes is announced, we will provide guidance on each and every runner in the 2023 Memsie Stakes.
You will find all this information below, when it becomes available. Stay tuned!
It is important to be sure what stage of the campaign each runner is in, and whether they have the class to take this out early in the season if they aren’t set for the Memsie Stakes, and have bigger aspirations later in the spring. The past decade has seen a mixture of short-priced favourites win the race, as well as a few at long odds with a fitness edge on their side.
When beginning to look at Memsie Stakes betting, there are a lot of important factors to consider. Make sure you have a read on below before you place your bets:
Is Previous Form in the Memsie Stakes a Good Indicator of Future Success?
While previously winning a Group One is always a good indicator for future Group One success, Behemoth showed in 2021 that if you are good enough, you can repeat as champion in Group One races. He became the first horse since Sunline to win multiple Memsie Stakes, as the mare won in 2000 before winning again one year later. They are two of just three horses to win multiple Memsie Stakes since 1980, with Sir Boom (1996 & 1999) the other.
Since the inception of the Memsie Stakes, in 1899, there have been seven horses to win in back to back years, two horses to win in three straight years and one horse, Lord, to win four straight years. The 2022 winner Snapdancer was a first time winner of the Memsie Stakes, but this was the mare’s second Group 1 win overall.
Should I Bet On The Favourite in the Memsie Stakes?
The Memsie Stakes has a great track record of favourites coming out and winning. Since 2000, the last 23 editions of the Memsie Stakes have seen 12 favourites win, two more come second and four come third, meaning just five favourites haven’t placed over that stretch.
Formlines from Lead Up Races
Given how early in the Spring Carnival the Memsie Stakes is, you get a mixture of horses that are first up, second up or deep into their Winter campaigns. It is always important to see what stage of the preparation each horse is in, as it will give a better indicator for how they perform.
Horses that come into the Memsie Stakes second up, like Behemoth in 2020 and 2021, have had the most success since 1990, winning 16/33 races. Horses that are just starting their Spring campaigns, entering the Memsie first up, are next best with 12 wins over the last 33 years.
When looking at the last 12 years of the Memsie Stakes, since 2010, horses aged five and six have had the most success, winning five times each. Horses aged four are next best with three wins over that period while Scales Of Justice, in 2019, was the outlier, winning as a seven-year-old.
While three four-year-olds have won the Memsie Stakes, there hasn’t been a winner that young since 2014, with the last seven winners all being five or older. Behemoth won as a five-year-old in 2020 and then again as a six-year-old in 2021.
Here is a table indicating the ages of winners of the Memsie Stakes since the 2010 edition:
|Age||# of Wins|
While gender doesn’t always impact success in races, especially Group Ones, it is interesting to see that the last seven Memsie Stakes winners have all been geldings, excluding the 2022 running of the Group 1, which saw mare, Snapdancer, take the chocolates.
In fact over the last 23 editions of the race, since 2000, the race has been won by mares in just eight years. There have been 12 Memsies won by geldings, the most common occurrence, while horses, ungelded males, have won just twice.
Based on our data that we have analysed so far, your Memsie Stakes best bet is to look for a five or six year old gelding that is first or second up, ideally the latter.
Given the Memsie Stakes is a weight-for-age race and it has been dominated by older geldings of late, it isn’t a surprise to see that horses carrying 59kg have had the most success. In fact, since 2010, the last 13 editions of the Memsie Stakes have seen just three horses carry less than 58.5kg to victory, with those carrying 59kg winning 8/12 years.
Here is a table indicating the weights of winners of the Memsie Stakes since the 2010 edition:
|Weight||# of Wins|
Our Memsie Stakes best bets for 2023 are not out just yet, make sure you keep an eye out on this page as we will provide more details about our best bets when the final field is announced.
You will find our best bets below once available. Stay tuned!
Long before the Memsie Stakes field is officially announced – online bookies will open early markets, or all-in markets, for Memsie Stakes betting. This is prime time to bet on your favourite horse, as you might be able to bet on strong contenders for the 2023 Memsie Stakes at double-digit odds.
The 2023 Memsie Stakes odds will obviously fluctuate frequently in the lead up to the race, especially when we have a better idea of which horses will be targeting the race and if some horses have a first up run heading into the big race.
Punting early on these markets can find you a favourite at prices of $10 or more, which will retain you a much higher return on investment. However, there is increased risk with doing this and you should be well aware.
Depending on when you place a futures bet on the 2023 Memsie Stakes, your horse may not even run but you won’t get your money back, occurring when the market is ‘All-In’ or closer to the starting date. If you are betting when it says ‘Before Noms’, you have the security of receiving your money back if your horse doesn’t run.
The odds for the Memsie Stakes in 2023 are not available just yet. Please check back in closer to race day for all the details on odds.
It was a nice field of 14 for the first Group 1 of the season in Victoria, and with no scratchings, every runner announced in the final field got their shot at Group 1 glory. In the end there were actually equal favourites, with Alligator Blood and Western Empire both starting at $5.50.
The two time Group 1 winning gelding, Alligator Blood, was last seen at the Stradbroke Handicap, where he won. Whereas Western Empire was last seen in December, at the Kingston Town Classic, where the gelding finished a close second, just 0.48L off winner Regal Power.
On the next line of betting was Illation, who before this race was on a three race winning streak, winning a maiden and then two Listed races. Cascadian and Tofane were next up in the betting markets, both listed at $7.50.
Cascadian had a great Autumn, which included winning the Group 1 All Aged Stakes. The horse to finish second in the All Aged Stakes was none other than Tofane, and the mare also finished third in the Futurity Stakes, while winning the CF Orr Stakes as well.
With the 2022 Memsie Stakes yet to be run and won, let’s have a look back at last year’s race to see if there are any key performance indicators that can help us find this year’s winner.
In the end it was Snapdancer that proved too good for the rest of the field, and the mare was leading for a long way, managing to hold off the other 13 runners. The mare was leading at both the 800m and 400m mark, finishing 0.5L in front of I’m Thunderstruck in second place.
I’m Thunderstruck took a different tactic to winner Snapdancer, and was sitting near the back of the field for the majority of the race, with jockey Mark Zahra waiting for the right opportunity to make his move.
It was a similar story for third placed Cascadian, who was in 11th place at both the 800m and 400m mark, with the 8YO finishing 2L off the pace.
You’ve read the words, now watch the video! Have a squiz below at the 2022 Memsie Stakes race:
The results for the upcoming Memsie Stakes are not yet available, but in the meantime, you can have a look below at all the recent past winners:
|2019||Scales Of Justice||So Si Bon||Alizee|
|2018||Humidor||Kementari||Kings Will Dream|
|2017||Vega Magic||Black Heart Bart||Tosen Stardom|
|2016||Black Heart Bart||Rising Romance||Mahuta|
|2015||Boban||Entirely Platinum||Stratum Star|
|2014||Dissident||Sweet Idea||Puissance De Lune|
|2013||Atlantic Jewel||Ferlax||Super Cool|
|2012||Sincero||Happy Trails||Second Effort|
|2011||King’s Rose||Heart Of Dreams||Red Colossus|
|2010||So You Think||Whobegotyou||Shoot Out|