The Edward Manifold Stakes is an exclusive three year old filly’s only Group 2 race held every year at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse in Victoria, South East Australia. The event is run under set weights over a distance of 1600M and is regarded as one of the most competitive Group 2 Sprint races in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The Edward Manifold Stakes is today worth up to $250,000 in prize money and in recent years the event has done exceptionally well to assemble a field of quality and above average sprinters from different parts of the country.
Su Sauver was the proud winner of the 2013 edition of the Edward Manifold Stakes after outclassing a number of able sprinters. Star Fashion had to settle in second despite a strong run with Solicit coming through to take home the third place. The Edward Manifold Stakes is the first exclusive race for fillies in the Melbourne Spring and is held on the same day as the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes. Fillies that perform well in this race often move on to the Group 1 Thousand Guineas which is the premier race for fillies in the Carnival. A number of horses have won the Edward Manifold Stakes and the Thousand Guineas in the same year.
Most recently though Gallica capped a strong start to the 2008 Melbourne Spring with breathtaking victories in both these races. Alinghi and Special Harmony also completed the same feat in 2004 and 2003 respectively. The Edward Manifold Stakes has never been short of exciting and emerging super stars of the turf. Commanding Jewel ran third in the Edward Manifold Stakes but would go on to win the Thousand Guineas a few weeks later back in 2012.
Brazilian Pulse however is the most revered performer to emerge from the Edward Manifold Stakes in recent years. After winning the race in 2010, the filly did exemplary well to win the Crown Oaks, The Wakeful Stakes and also managed a respectable second place finish in the Thousand Guineas. The quality of racing on show at the Edward Manifold Stakes is breathtaking and the race is expected to light up the 2014 Melbourne Spring in spectacular style.
Edward Manifold Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2013||Su Sauver||Star Fashion||Solicit||1:39.5|
|2012||Maybe Discreet||Members Joy||Commanding Jewel||1:37.6|
|2011||Mosheen||Bliss Street||Celebrity Girl||1:39.4|
|2010||Sistine Angel||Brazilian Pulse||Shamrocker||1:38.1|
|2009||Majestic Music||Fomalite||Silent Surround||1:38.3|
|2008||Gallica||Cats Whisker||Sparks Fly||1:38.0|
|2007||El Daana||Serious Speed||Absolut Glam||1:40.1|
|2006||She Will Be Loved||Miss Finland||My Only Hope||1:37.0|
|2005||Serenade Rose||Empress Lily||Mary Marvel||1:37.2|
|2003||Special Harmony||Ashenti||Bahamian Star||1:38.2|
|2001||Ugachuka||Li Lo Lill||Hot Beat||1:38.7|
|2000||So Gorgeous||Shelbourne Lass||Dashing Granada||1:37.9|
|1999||My Sienna||Sayer Road||Gilded Angel||1:39.3|
|1998||Inaflury||Rose Of Dane||Astralita||1:40.1|
|1997||Rose Of Danehill||Melinte||Kensington Palace||1:38.9|
|1996||Ascorbic||Calm Abiding||Fairway Lass||1:44.4|
|1995||Rubidium||Not On Friday||Arctic Scent||1:35.7|
|1994||Love Of Mary||Captiva||Wild Thunder||1:37.1|
|1991||Richfield Lady||Lovey||Lusty Habit||1:36.4|
|1989||French Gypsy||Dual Treasures||Dalmator||1:36.7|
|1988||Riverina Charm||Lady Of Battle||Startling Lass||1:36.9|