Horse Racing | H.D.F McNeil Stakes

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.



PREVIOUS H.D.F. MCNEIL STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS H.D.F. MCNEIL STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
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