The H.D.F McNeil Stakes is a Group 3 race held on Memsie Stakes Day during the Melbourne Spring Carnival. Contested under set weights plus penalties conditions, it is a race for three-year-olds over a distance of 1200m. Since its inception in 1989, the race has gained status in the racing community. Originally an unlisted race (Handicap), it became a Listed Race in 1991, until being elevated to Group 3 status in 1999.
It has always been a race for sprinters as opposed to stayers, with the distance 1100m until 2005, when it was stretched to 1200m. The McNeil Stakes has been won by some of Australia’s best such as Starspangledbanner, Scenic Blast and Miss Finland. This race has a history of unearthing a classy three-year-old.
|2016||DEFCON||DWAYNE DUNN||PETER SNOWDEN||01:11.4|
|2015||GOLD SYMPHONY||GLEN BOSS||PETER MOODY||01:10.5|
|2014||CHIVALRY||GLEN BOSS||MARK KAVANAGH||01:10.2|
|2013||FAST 'N' ROCKING||BRETT PREBBLE||DAVID HAYES||01:10.8|
|2012||LADY OF HARRODS||MICHAEL WALKER||RUSSELL CAMERON||01:10.2|
|2011||GOLDEN ARCHER||LUKE NOLEN||PETER MOODY||01:09.0|
|2010||SISTINE ANGEL||CRAIG WILLIAMS||ANDREW NOBLET||01:13.4|
|2009||STARSPANGLEDBANNER||DANNY NIKOLIC||LEON CORSTENS||01:10.2|
|2008||SUGAR BABE||DWAYNE DUNN||LEE FREEDMAN||01:10.4|
|2007||SCENIC BLAST||JASON BROWN||DANIEL MORTON||01:10.6|
|2006||MISS FINLAND||CRAIG WILLIAMS||DAVID HAYES||01:10.6|