Emirates Stakes


Date: Saturday 7th November 2015
Track: Flemington racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,000,000
2014 Winner: Hucklebuck

The Emirates Stakes is one of the major horse races in the Melbourne Spring Carnival that takes center stage at the Flemington racecourse in Victoria’s biggest City –Melbourne. The event is run over a sprint distance of 1600M under handicap conditions and is today worth up to $1,000,000 in prize money. The Emirates Stakes is a Group 1 category event and over the last decade, the race has been associated with some of the most competitive contests in Australia.

The 2013 edition of the race was won by Boban after producing a fine run to beat a number of talented and high profile horses. Smokin’ Joey had to settle for second place despite putting up a great run with Speediness coming through to take third. The event is held on the last weekend of Flemington’s four days of exciting races and shares the same date with the Group 1 Patinack Farm Classic. The event is actually the final Group 1 race of the Melbourne Spring Carnival along with the Patinack Farm Classic.

Other exciting races that feature on the same day include the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes which is considered a family field day of great horse racing. The prize money on offer at the event has increased remarkably over the last few years to hit the million dollar mark. Such is the importance of the race and more often than not, the Emirates Stakes always assembles elite and classy sprinters from different parts of the country.

The race is also a great progression for horses that did relatively well in the Melbourne Cup. Horses that took part in the Toorak Stakes, The Crystal Mile or the Chatham Stakes can also consider running in this event. The Emirates Stakes has done well to produce notable champions some of who have made it big in other major races. Some of the main horses to win the race include the outstanding All Silent who won it in 2008, Scenic Pick in 2002 and Sky Cuddle in 2004.

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Emirates Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Hucklebuck Lucky Hussler The Cleaner 1:34.6
2013 Boban Smokin’ Joey Speediness 1:36.5
2012 Happy Trails Fawkner Secret Admirer 1:35.9
2011 Albert The Fat King’s Rose Secret Admirer 1:36.0
2010 Wall Street Dao Dao Chasm 1:36.7
2009 All American So You Think Gold Salute 1:33.9
2008 All Silent Sea Battle Mimi Lebrock 1:35.8
2007 Tears I Cry Bird Dancer Shinzig 1:35.2
2006 Divine Madonna Niconero Valedictum 1:35.5
2005 Valedictum Infinite Grace Shania Dane 1:34.9
2004 Sky Cuddle Lad Of The Manor Skewiff 1:39.1
2003 Titanic Jack True Glo Crawl 1:34.7
2002 Scenic Peak Crawl Excellerator 1:33.4
2001 Desert Eagle Emission La Bella Dama 1:37.3
2000 Testa Rossa Weasel Will Crawl 1:35.5
1999 Bonanova Umrum Nina Haraka 1:38.2
1998 Bezeal Bay Buster Jones Pursuits 1:35.2
1997 Catalan Opening Melinte Sweet Delight 1:34.9
1996 Miss Margaret Scenic Royale Headstrong 1:35.8
1995 Seascay Tolanda Juggler 1:36.0
1994 Seascay Idea Western Red 1:37.0
1993 Primacy Excited Angel Pharoah 1:37.2
1992 Planet Ruler Soho Square = 2 Vows = 2 1:34.2
1991 Pontormo Shaftesbury Avenue Prince Salieri 1:35.1
1990 Shaftesbury Avenue Spot The Rock Pressmans Choice 1:36.8
1989 Better Loosen Up Our Krona Swiftsynd 1:35.4
1988 Our Westminster Eastern Classic True Dreams 1:38.0