The Manfred Stakes is a Group 3 race held on the Manfred Stakes Day at Sandown Racecourse. Taking place during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival, it is a race for three-year-olds at set weights plus penalties. Given it run over a distance of 1300m and offers $150,000 in prize money, it tends to attract better quality three-year-old sprinters from across the state.
Horses that contest this event tend to go on to compete in either the Group 2 Autumn Stakes or the Group 3 Boronia Stakes. Some very handy gallopers have won the Manfred stakes in recent times including; Mosheen (2012), Denman (2010), Nicconi (2009), Haradasun (2007), Groucho (1987) and Getting Closer (1982). Denman won the Manfred Stakes/Autumn Stakes double in 2010.
|2016||PURITAN||NICHOLAS HALL||JASON WARREN||01:10.2|
|2015||JAVA||DAMIEN OLIVER||ANTHONY FREEDMAN||01.18.2|
|2014||BULL POINT||DAMIEN OLIVER||GAI WATERHOUSE||01.09.7|
|2013||ROYAL HAUNT||LUKE NOLEN||PETER MOODY||01.09.5|
|2012||MOSHEEN||DANNY NIKOLIC||ROBERT SMERDON||01.10.7|
|2011||ENJIN NUMBER NINE||GLEN BOSS||SIMON ZAHRA||01.16.6|
|2010||DENMAN||KERRIN MCEVOY||PETER SNOWDEN||01.22.8|
|2009||NICCONI||BRAD RAWILLER||DAVID HAYES||01.24.9|
|2008||TURFFONTEIN||LARRY CASSIDY||ANTHONY CUMMINGS||01.24.4|
|2007||HARADASUN||NASH RAWILLER||TONY VASIL||01.22.6|
|2006||THIN AND CRISPY||LUKE NOLEN||PETER MOODY||01.23.4|
|2005||SHINZIG||STEVEN KING||CHRIS WALLER||01.23.4|