Emirates Stakes Race

Emirates Stakes

Winners and Past Results for the Emirates Stakes.

The Emirates Stakes is a Group 1 weight for age race hosted by Victoria Racing Club during the four-day Flemington spring racing carnival in October-November, which includes the prestigious Melbourne Cup.

The carnival attracts the largest racing crowd to the Flemington racetrack where horses travel over a distance of 2000 metres in the Emirates Stakes for a chance to bag two million dollars in prize money. The race is held on Stakes day along with the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes and The Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

The race has a rich history with many notable stayers etching their name on the trophy including Carbine in 1890, the mighty Phar Lap in 1930-31, Peter Pan in 1934, Ajax in 1938, Leilani in 1974, Dulcify in 1979, Rogan Josh in 1999, and Lonhro in 2002, to name a few.

Formerly known as the Mackinnon Stakes, in 2016 the VRC changed its name to the Emirates Stakes and running it on the final day of the 4 day program. The former Emirates Stakes was then renamed to the Longines Mile which runs on the first day of the Carnival.

The Emirates Stakes began as a principal race over ten furlongs in 1869 and was granted Group 1 status in 1979. Horses contesting in the Melbourne Cup three days later used that race as the final warm up before the gruelling 3200 metre race the following Tuesday.

The Emirates Stakes / Melbourne Cup Double in the same year has been done 16 times, the latest was Rogan Josh in 1999. As quoted by Wikipedia.

Of these champions which includes At Talaq in 1986, Empire Rose in 1988, Let's Elope in 1991, and Rogan Josh in 1999. Many horses have won more than once since its inception in 1869

Glass Harmonium ran fourth in the Underwood Stakes and finished runner up in the Turnbull Stakes before winning the 2011 Emirates Stakes although he remained unplaced in the WS Cox Plate in his previous outing. In 2010, So You Think came into the race with a series of Group 1 victories in the Cox Plate, Yalumba Stakes and Underwood Stakes as well and then finished an impressive third in the Melbourne Cup.

Punters ought to keep a close watch on runners in the Emirates Stakes. Horlicks in 1989 and Better Loosen Up in 1990 managed to win the Japan Cup as well.

Year Emirates Stakes Winners
2017 Tosen Stardom
2016 Awesome Rock
2015 Gailo Chop
2014 Happy Trails
2013 Side Glance
2012 Alcopop
2011 Glass Harmonium
2010 So You Think
2009 Scenic Shot
2008 Theseo
2007 Sirmione
2006 Desert War
2005 Lad Of The Manor
2004 Grand Armee
2003 Casual Pass
2002 Lonhro
2001 La Bella Dama
2000 Oliver Twist
1999 Rogan Josh
1998 Champagne
1997 Ebony Grosve
1996 All Our Mob
1995 Danewin
1994 Paris Lane
1993 The Phantom
1992 Veandercross
1991 Let's Elope
1990 Better Loosen Up
1989 Horlicks
1988 Empire Rose
1987 Rubiton
1986 At Talaq
1985 Rising Prince
1984 Bounty Hawk
1983 Veloso
1982 My Axeman
1981 Belmura Lad
1980 Belmura Lad
1979 Dulcify
1978 Family Of Man
1977 Sir Silver Lad
1976 Gold And Black
1975 Kiwi Can
1974 Leilani
1973 Australasia
1972 Stormy Seas
1971 Skint Dip
1970 Voleur
1969 Roman Consul
1968 Rain Lover
1967 Winfreux
1966 Tobin Bronze
1965 Yangtze
1964 Sir Dane
1963 Summer Fair
1962 Aquanita
1961 Sky High
1960 Tulloch
1959 Trellios
1958 Monte Carlo
1957 Sailor's Guide
1956 Sir William
1955 Rising Fast
1954 Rising Fast
1953 Hydrogen
1952 Dalray
1951 Delta
1950 Comic Court
1949 Comic Court
1948 Snowstream
1947 Don Pedro
1946 Flight
1945 Tranquil Star
1944 Tranquil Star
1943 Amana
1942 Tranquil Star
1941 Beau Vite
1940 Beau Vite
1939 Ortelle's Star
1938 Ajax
1937 The Trump
1936 Gay Blonde
1935 Sylvandale
1934 Peter Pan
1933 Rogilla
1932 Peter Pan
1931 Phar Lap
1930 Phar Lap
1929 High Syce
1928 Gothic
1927 Silvius
1926 Manfred
1925 Pilliewinkie
1924 Gloaming
1923 Rivoli
1922 Harvest King
1921 Eurythmic
1920 Eurythmic
1919 Cetigne
1918 Magpie
1917 Cetigne
1916 Lavendo
1915 Traquette
1914 St. Carwyne
1913 Anna Carlovna
1912 Duke Foote
1911 Trafalgar
1910 Son Of The Marsh
1909 Alawa
1908 Peru
1907 Poseidon
1906 Solution
1905 Tartan
1904 Gladsome
1903 Wakeful
1902 Wakeful
1901 Wakeful
1900 Lancaster
1899 Mora
1898 Battalion
1897 Battalion
1896 Disfigured
1895 Hova
1894 Ruenalf
1893 Loyalty
1892 Autonomy
1891 Marvel
1890 Carbine
1889 Abercorn
1888 The Australian Peer
1887 Silver Mine
1886 Isonomy
1885 Trenton
1884 Malua
1883 Commotion
1882 Darebin
1881 Wheatear
1880 Chester
1879 First King
1878 Chester
1877 Robinson Crusoe
1876 Rapid Bay
1875 Kingsborough
1874 Dagworth
1873 Dagworth
1872 Contessa
1871 Warrior
1870 Tim Whiffler
1869 Glencoe
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