Manihi Classic Race Information

The Manihi Classic is an 1100 metre quality handicap race run by the South Australian Jockey Club in March. It is held at Morphettville as part of the Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1100 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide, South Australia
  • Prizemoney: $120,000
  • Date: Saturday 11 March 2024

Manihi Classic Race History

See the 2024 Manihi Classic Preview and results.

See the 2023 Manihi Classic Preview and results.

See the 2022 Manihi Classic Preview and results.

The race was first held over 1000m at Morphettville in 1975 when it was won by Love Serenade ridden by Greg Memmler and trained by P J O’Leary.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Everyday Lady (2019)

Last 3YO to win: C&G – Planet Voyage (2013); Filly – Little Miss Kubi (2023)

Multiple winners: Red Hope (1996 & 1997); Fappiano’s Girl (1992 & 1993).

Fastest time (1100m): Amyjaye Power (2006) 1:02:58

Interesting trivia: Exceed And Excel sired 2012 winner Kulgrinda and 2013 winner Planet Voyage.

Past winners of the Manihi Classic

Winners of past Manihi Classics include horses that go on to win major spring races.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Austmarr Aston Rapova Celsius Star
2023 Little Miss Kubi Queman Tycoon Humma
2022 Lombardo Rock the Ring Shamino
2021 Mileva Lyre Brimarvi Vehero
2020 Shamino Garner Hard Empire
2019 Everyday Lady Fancy Rumble Mica Lil
2018 Concealer Sudden Wealth Alta Stella
2017 Karlovasi Viddora Karacatis
2016 Daytona Grey I Am Gypsy Pretty Possum
2015 The Messina Nymph Vatican Swinging Arms
2014 Angels Beach Miracles Of Life Esprit De Bullet
2013 Planet Voyage Esprit De Bullet El Magico
2012 Kulgrinda Stirling Grove Beldara
2011 Conservatorium Dr Doute’s Mother’s Milk
2010 Floramour Impressive Eagle Hidden Energy
2009 Blahnik Taos Pleasure Mi Casa Su Casa
2008 St Trinians Gabbidon Changing Eyes
2007 Bold Line Sebrle Terango
2006 Amyjaye Power Go Fuhrever Mt Billy
2005 Taos Pleasure Sain Khapital Blur
2004 Great Is Great Step Ahead Redadan
2003 Skewiff Confederate Kid Identifiable
2002 Calming Regal Kiss Belle Ball
2001 Romilada Corps Commander Comedy Court
2000 Hand Pass Born Brave Lake Villa
1999 Lake Villa Sir Archer Born Brave