Horse Racing | Makybe Diva Stakes Day

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 $400,000, with the winning connections earning $240,000.

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.



EVENT RACES

EVENT RACES

RACE NAME   STATUS  PRIZE MONEY   DISTANCE   RACE TYPE 
MAKYBE DIVA STAKES GR 1 $400,000 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 $150,000 1200M    QUALITY HANDICAP