Held annually in mid-September during the Melbourne Racing Carnival, Makybe Diva Stakes Day is a premier horse race meeting at Melbourne’s iconic Flemington Racecourse. The Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes, named after the three-time Melbourne Cup winning mare, is the headline race. It boasts prize money of $750,000 in 2017.
Other group races on Makybe Diva Stakes Day include the Group 2 Danehill Stakes, Group 2 Let's Elope Stakes and Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Quality. The nine race card boasts a total stakes pool of more than $1.5m. This meeting heralds the beginning of quality middle distance racing for the season. In 2014, it was marketed as ‘girls’ day out’, with frocks, fedoras, feathers and fashion across Flemington complimenting the quality turf action.
|RACE NAME||STATUS||PRIZE MONEY||DISTANCE||RACE TYPE|
|MAKYBE DIVA STAKES||GR 1||$750,000||1600M||WFA|
|DANEHILL STAKES||GR 2||$200,000||1200M||3YO SW+PEN|
|LET'S ELOPE STAKES||GR 2||$200,000||1400M||MARES SW+PEN|
|BOBBIE LEWIS QUALITY||GR 3||$200,000||1200M||QUALITY HANDICAP|