Mackinnon Stakes Betting
The Mackinnon Stakes is run on Victoria Derby Day and is part of the Melbourne Spring Carnival. Many Melbourne Cup trainers have used the Mackinnon stakes as a warm up for the Melbourne Cup the following Tuesday, especially if they are high ranking enough to avoid the ballot.
The Mackinnon Stakes is the second highest richest race on the Victoria Derby racecard with over three quarters of a million Australian dollars on offer in prize-money. It's also one of four Group 1 races on the card.
2016 Mackinnon Stakes Odds
Odds will appear here when available...
2015 Mackinnon Stakes Result
|1st||Gailo Chop 7/1||4||4||B Melham||A De Watrigant|
|2nd||Rising Romance 15/1||11||5||D Lane||Hayes/Dabernig|
|3rd||Contributor 8/1||6||5||J McDonald||J O'Shea|
In terms of Melbourne Cup trends this race usued to be used a lot more as preparation for the Melbourne Cup three days later but it's ten years since Rogan Josh managed to win both.
Mackinnon Stakes Winners Melbourne Cup Form
Here is a list of winners from the Mackinnon Stakes over the last ten years and what they went on to achieve in the Melbourne Cup.
|Year||Mackinnon Stakes Winners||Melbourne Cup Form|
|2010||So You Think||2/1F finished 3rd|
|2007||Sirmione||12/1 finished 12th|
|2005||Lad of the Manor||DNR|
|2001||La Bella Dama||DNR|
|1999||Rogan Josh||5/1 finished 1st|
Because the Mackinnon Stakes and Melbourne Cup are so close together the winner of the Mackinnon Stakes can quite often find themselves on a good weight for the big race, but as you can see from the table above, less and less winners go on to race in the Melbourne Cup the same year.