Held annually in late August at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne, Memsie Stakes Day is one of the biggest events on the Melbourne Spring Carnival calendar. Elevated to Group 1 in 2014, the Memsie Stakes is the major race on the card. As of 2014, the Memsie Stakes is the first Group 1 of the new racing season.
While the Group 1 assumes star status, there is an excellent support card, including the Group 3 H.D.F McNeil Stakes, the Group 3 The Heath 1100 and the recently transferred Group 3 W.W. Cockram Stakes, which was originally held a fortnight earlier on P B Lawrence Stakes Day. Memsie Stakes Day boasts prize money of over $1.25m spread over nine races.
Read the UBET 2016 Memsie Stakes Best Bets Edition
|RACE NAME||STATUS||PRIZE MONEY||DISTANCE||RACE TYPE|
|MEMSIE STAKES||GR 1||$400,000||1400M||WFA|
|H.D.F. MCNEIL STAKES||GR 3||$150,000||1200M||3YO SW+PEN|
|THE HEATH 1100||GR 3||$150,000||1100M||4YO&UP SW+PEN|
|W.W COCKRAM STAKES||GR 3||$150,000||1200M||MARES SW+PEN|