Maybe Mahal Stakes Race Information

The Maybe Mahal Stakes is a 1400 metre set weights and penalties race for mares four-year-olds and up run by the Victorian Racing Club in early November. It is held at Flemington as part of the Melbourne Cup Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 1400 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights and penalties, Mares 4YO & up
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $200,000
  • Date: Tuesday 7 November 2023

Maybe Mahal Stakes Race History

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The race was first held as a Listed race in 2005 when it was won by Vintner trained by David Hayes and ridden by Dwayne Dunn. It was upgraded to its current Group 3 status in 2011. The registered name is the Maybe Mahal Stakes after a top class mare trained by Bart Cummings, but it has been run as the Liberty Financial Stakes, Herald Sun Stakes, Lavazza Short Black, Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes and the Jim Beam Stakes.

Lead-up races include the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes, Group 3 Northwood Plume Stakes and Listed Black Pearl Stakes.

Useful Facts

Multiple winners: Rich Hips (2020 & 2021)

Fastest time (1400m): Koonoomoo (2012) 1:21:01

Leading jockeys : Hugh Bowman with 3 wins (Artistry 2016; Koonoomoo 2012; Juste Momente 2007).

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of the Maybe Mahal Stakes

Winners of past Maybe Mahal Stakes include Cool Passion (2018), Pedrena (2017), Artistry (2016), Plucky Belle (2013), Strawberry Field (2009), Neroli (2008) and Juste Momente (2007)

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Skew Wiff Foxy Cleopatra Forbidden City
2022 Larkspur Run Literary Magnate Mac ‘N’ Cheese
2021 Rich Hips Excelida Paul’s Regret
2020 Rich Hips Lyre Wild Vixen
2019 Teleplay La Tigeresa Sweet Scandal
2018 Cool Passion Princess Posh Savatiano
2017 Pedrena Cool Passion Swampland
2016 Artistry Shillelagh Silent Sedition
2015 Scarlet Billows Wawail She’s Clean
2014 Mahara Rose Of Choice Vibrant Rouge
2013 Plucky Belle Arinosa She’s Clean
2012 Koonoomoo Cabernet Mid Summer Music
2011 Sophie’s Spirit Little Surfer Girl Divorces
2010 Jersey Lily Happy Hippy Valentine Miss
2009 Strawberry Field Ortensia Rose Syrah
2008 Neroli Jacqueline Rouge Jewelled Gate
2007 Juste Momente Zip Baby Zip Goldfield Ashes
2006 Storm Signal Pasikatera Hasta La Ciao Ciao
2005 Vintner Pin Up Irongail