Memsie Stakes 2024 Tips, Betting, Odds, Horses & More 2024

The Group 1 Memsie Stakes will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2024. The 1,400m trip is one of the first races to take place each year in Spring and it is raced under weight-for-age conditions at Caulfield Racecourse. 

Memsie Stakes Information

Some of the key facts about the Memsie Stakes that you need to know are listed below:

📅Date:Saturday 7th September, 2024
⌚Race Time:TBA
📏Race Distance:1,400 metres
🛣️Racecourse:Caulfield Racecourse
🏅Status:Group 1
🏆Prize Money:$750,000
🏇2023 Winner:Mr Brightside

About the Memsie Stakes

The Memsie Stakes will be held at Caulfield Racecourse (which is one of the top tracks in the country that sees some epic racing each year) and always features some of the best horses. The participants in the Memsie Stakes feature race will be vying it out for the largest portion of the now whopping $1 million in prize money on offer.

With an illustrious history dating back to 1899 when Veneda claimed victory in the inaugural Memsie Stakes, there is much to dissect about the history of the Memsie Stakes. The Memsie Stakes is clearly one of the biggest Group One races on the calendar and marks the first major race in Victoria for Spring. 

Who is looking forward to the Memsie Stakes? Because we know that we are! The Memsie Stakes is a very exciting race with plenty of history associated with it, for us, it is one of the must-watch Group 1 races on the Victorian Racing Calendar. 

We see several horses that use the Memsie Stakes as their starting point for an epic Spring. Starting off well in the Memsie Stakes means a lot to runners and could be a sign of things to come. You’ll likely see runners from the Memsie Stakes target other races later in the Spring like the Melbourne Cup, Cox Plate or Caulfield Cup.

We’ve got you sorted here at when it comes to the Memsie Stakes. This page covers every possible aspect of the race and you will certainly become an expert in no time! We cover information like hot tips for the race, betting details and current odds. Along with this information we take a deep dive into the history of the race, as well as the field, recent results and so much more.

Below is a breakdown of the prize money distribution for the Memsie Stakes. This could potentially change in the future because even though there is a whopping $750K on offer for this race, it is one of the Group 1s with the least amount of prize money! Check out the breakdown in the table below:

Place:Prize Money:
6th, 7th & 8th$15,000

Memsie Stakes Tips

Do you know what time it is? Well, if you read the title above, you’d know it’s tips time! We can’t stress this enough - we love free horse racing tips! We love providing our tips for all to see and then we can all celebrate the victories when we get a winner. 

If you also can’t get enough tips, then you’ve come to the right place because we provide tips for every Group 1 on the calendar. Now, our tips for the Memsie Stakes in 2024 aren’t live just yet. Why? Because we still don’t know the final field that will line up for the race! Once we have this information in our arsenal, we will get cracking with our tips.

In the meantime though, we’ve kindly left our tips up from the race in 2023. You can judge just how well our expert did because we know what went down! Put your judging hat on and check out the Memsie Stakes tips below:

Memsie Stakes Best Bet - Mr Brightside

Yes, there are some high-quality horses in this race, but I don’t think any of them is good enough to beat Mr Brightside, who is currently the favourite at $2.70. He put his rivals to sleep in the PB Lawrence Stakes (Group 2) two weeks ago which is probably the most ideal lead-up race.

With that run, many have declared him the tip of the Spring and the horse to watch. Who knows if he’ll go onto bigger and better things, but one thing I do know is that he is a top-notch pick to take out the Memsie Stakes. The wide barrier works for him, so he shouldn’t get caught in any major traffic and can strike when the time is right.

Memsie Stakes Next Best - I Wish I Win

I Wish I Win is currently on the second line of betting at $4.60 and I have him narrowly in front of Alligator Blood. He is another horse that I think will have a high-quality Spring, but I think he just meets one better in the Memsie Stakes on Saturday. He became a household name last Spring and his win in the Golden Eagle was the climax of what was a great prep.

Not to be outdone, his Autumn campaign was just as good and he was victorious in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes. This is a great launchpad for another epic Spring and I think I Wish I Win is one of the top chances in the Memsie Stakes. If he can get some luck on his side, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him give Mr Brightside a little scare.

Memsie Stakes Best Roughie - Annavisto

Some pretty good value I reckon with Annavistoa, but she is going to have to put together a good run as well as have some luck on her side to claw her way into the top three. I think she can do it, especially if puts in another effort like she did in the Queen of the Turf Stakes, where she placed.

If she can roll forward in this race, she’ll be more likely to get a good result as the race would be on her terms. The quality of runners might be her undoing, but she can certainly handle the trip. I’ll be putting a little something on the place, just to see how she goes and then we can take it from there.

As soon as it’s race week, our experts will begin putting together their tips. So, make sure you check back here soon.

Memsie Stakes Betting Sites

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Memsie Stakes Betting

Figuring where to bet on the Memsie Stakes might seem a bit daunting to the average punter, but rest assured we have a strategy for you for betting on the race and the other races at the Caulfield Racecourse card. There are two paths you can take so you can make the most out of the betting apps in Australia

Memsie Stakes Betting - Tip One

Bet with your head. A more time-consuming strategy that yields higher returns. The first step is to determine the specific market you are keen on for the Memsie Stakes. Next, compare all available betting sites in Australia that offer that same market. 

Whichever bookie provides the best odds is the one you place your bets for the Memsie Stakes. If you’re not sure which bookies you should start comparing odds with, we have bookie reviews on all the best horse racing betting sites to help you!

If you’re looking to give this tip a go, some of the bookies we think you should start with include BetGalaxy, Bet365 and QuestBet. These three are some of the best betting apps going around, but are only three options! There are more options for you in our “Betting Sites” section above.

Memsie Stakes Betting - Tip Two 

Bet with your heart. If we were to ask you to check the odds for the Memsie Stakes right now, what app would you open? That is how simple this strategy is. No cognitive dissonance, no extra time spent on comparing odds for the Memsie Stakes. 

Simply place with the bookie you feel most comfortable with and use the betting promotions on offer for the Memsie Stakes for that bookie. It’s a simple tip, but if you have enough time, tip one really is the way to go because it’s not just better odds that you could be missing out on, but also things like awesome betting sites bonuses as well.

Memsie Stakes Field

As this is the first Group 1 of the Spring for Melbourne, we usually see a jam-packed quality field ready to kick off their campaign with a bang. While we won’t know which runners will be in the Memsie Stakes field until race week, we know it is going to be high-quality! We will bring you all the information you’re looking for as soon as we can.

If you want a sneak peek at the type of runners that are likely to make an appearance, then you should check out the odds in our “Odds” section on this page (if the odds are available). Looking at the odds will show you which runners are more favoured in the market currently and therefore more likely to be giving the Memsie Stakes a red-hot crack.

Check out the Memsie Stakes field for 2023 while you’re here and we’ll be sure to update the table for the runners in 2024 when it’s race week:

1MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ)Ben, Will & JD HayesCraig Williams1559kg
2I WISH I WIN (NZ)Peter G Moody & Katherine ColemanLuke Nolen159kg
3ALLIGATOR BLOODGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottTim Clark1459kg
4NONCONFORMISTGrahame BeggHarry Coffey659kg
5AEGON (NZ)Andrew ForsmanMichael Dee1359kg
6THE INEVITABLETegan KeysDavid Pires1159kg
7WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ)John Leek (Jnr)Arron Lynch959kg
8BANDERSNATCHMichael, Wayne & John HawkesJordan Childs1059kg
9DUKE DE SESSA (IRE)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceEthan Brown559kg
10OSIPENKO (NZ)Chris WallerMark Zahra258.5kg
11BANK MAURRichard LamingJye McNeil758.5kg
12AMENABLEMick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)Ms Jamie Kah1258.5kg
13PRINCESS GRACE (USA)Chris WallerBlake Shinn357kg
14ANNAVISTO (NZ)Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)Damian Lane457kg
15STEINEM (GB)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceJohn Allen857kg

In 2023, we saw a field of 15 runners confirmed for the Memsie Stakes. There weren’t any emergencies either, so when The Inevitable was scratched before the race, the field was cut down to 14 runners. Still a good size for the Memsie Stakes though!

You’ll notice that scratchings happen all the time in horse racing. There are plenty of reasons why a runner may be scratched and it can occur at any time. So, if you’ve placed a bet on the Memsie Stakes, it is a good idea to keep an eye on things just in case.

Something else you should check out is the barrier draw. The barrier each runner jumps from is known to have a fairly major influence on how the race may play out. You may also see significant changes in the odds for each runner depending on which barrier they end up drawing.

Memsie Stakes Form Guide

As you have probably already realised, the Memsie Stakes has been around for a while now. And do you know what that means? There are heaps of data and stats to go through! If that doesn’t excite you like it does for the team at OnlyRacing, that’s totally fine. We can’t all be the same!

We love going through all the relevant data and stats that help us put together the Memsie Stakes form guide. It’s important to look at this information before you bet because there are pretty clear patterns that emerge and could help point you in the direction of a winner. So, if you’re the kind of punter who bets with their head, keep on reading below!

The race can sometimes present a couple of issues for punters. The distance means that both sprinters and middle-distance runners could try their hand at the race. As well as this, the timing of the race at the beginning of the Spring means we might not have a lot of data on how each runner is performing going into the race.

Despite this, there is still one key lead-up race that is worth checking out which may show how runners are performing, which is the PB Lawrence Stakes. This Group 2 race is run at the same track as the Memsie Stakes and is two weeks before the Group 1. In 2023, Mr Brightside successfully completed the double, winning both races!

The Memsie Stakes almost always brings in a decent field and has always been raced with 11 or more runners since 2005. The barrier draw comes into play for the race as well, with runners in a lower barrier usually performing well. Since 2004, we have only seen two Memsie Stakes winners jump from a double-digit barrier.

The favourite has a fairly good record in the Memsie Stakes as well. Since 2007, we have seen 10 favourites go on to win the race. On the flip side, double-digit roughies haven’t had a good go of the race. We have only seen two double-digit roughies win since 2008.

The Memsie Stakes has started to become a successful race for the more mature type horses. Since 2015, we have seen six 6YOs win the race and the youngest age of a winner has been 5YO! So, it certainly pays to check out some of the older runners, despite them carrying more weight.

It is best to look for runners who are first-up or second-up in their prep as they have accounted for 30 winners in the last 35 years. First-up runners have won on 13 occasions and those who are second-up have won on 17 occasions.

Memsie Stakes Horses

The Memsie Stakes kicks off Spring Group 1 racing in Melbourne and subsequently, we see some of the best-ever horses compete. There is a long list of high-quality Memsie Stakes horses and we have spent a lot of time carefully choosing the horses to feature in this section.

We’d love to include all of them, but in the end had to make some really tough decisions and cut down the horses to just a handful. You can find the Memsie Stakes horses that we picked below, hopefully, you agree with our choices!

Eurythmic - 1920-1922

It didn’t take very long to see our first three-time winner of the Memsie Stakes! Eurythmic was known for his high-speed finishes and this helped him win races like the Caulfield Cup, the Sydney Cup and the Caulfield Stakes, just to name a few. He finished his career with an impressive record of 47:31-6-4.

Ajax - 1938-1940

Ajax also won the Memsie Stakes three years in a row and also went on to win some of the biggest races on the Australian calendar, including the Cox Plate, the  Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Underwood Stakes. At one point in his career, he had won 18 consecutive races.

Lord - 1958-1961

If you thought three wins in a row was impressive, check out Lord here who won the Memsie Stakes four years in a row! While he never won any other Group 1 four times, he did win the Caulfield Stakes, the CF Orr Stakes and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes on multiple occasions.

Manikato - 1982

Manikato was just the second horse behind Kingston Town to win over $1 million in stakes. He won the William Reid Stakes five years in a row, the Futurity Stakes on four occasions and the George Ryder Stakes two years in a row. He even has a Group 1 named after him, the Manikato Stakes, which is raced in October each year.

Makybe Diva - 2005

Just like Manikato, Makybe Diva also has a Group 1 named after her, the Makybe Diva Stakes. She won over $14 million in prize money throughout her career, which included wins in races like the Melbourne Cup (three years in a row), the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Cox Plate.

Memsie Stakes Odds

It is essential to know the Memsie Stakes odds if you’re going to place a bet on the race. The good news is that before the race, all the top horse racing betting apps will open markets for punters. The closer we get to the race, the more markets will open up, so there will certainly be something for everyone. 

It is important to note, however, that as soon as the horse racing markets are live, the odds will constantly be changing. Many, many factors go into pricing a market and each bookie has a slightly different method, which is why you’ll potentially see different prices for the same runner/ market.

Our favourite bookie, PlayUp, hasn’t released their market for the Memsie Stakes yet. We will keep our eyes peeled and bring you all the Memsie Stakes odds information as it comes to hand. The race kicks off Group 1 racing in Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival, so many horses could be tackling the race first-up.

If you’re interested in betting on the Memsie Stakes, one of our top recommendations is to place your bets as soon as you can. If you’re betting when the market is listed as “Before Noms” you’ll end up getting your stake back if your chosen runner doesn't end up making the final field.

Please check back here again soon as we will list all the Memsie Stakes odds before the race kicks off.

Memsie Stakes History

The Memsie Stakes has been around for a while now and it has certainly cemented itself as one of the biggest Group 1 races on the calendar. In fact, the Memsie Stakes is the first Group 1 race on Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival, which is 100% one of the biggest horse racing carnivals of the year.

Throughout the years, we’ve seen a lot of changes to the Memsie Stakes concerning areas like the distance and venue. We’ve put together this section so you can learn more about these changes and what makes the Memsie Stakes the race it is today!


The distance that the Memsie Stakes has been run at has changed over the years since its inception in 1899. We’ve put together a short breakdown of the changes to the Memsie Stakes race distance over the history of the race.

  • In the inaugural 1899 Memsie Stakes, the race was run at the standard distance of one mile. This is equivalent to approximately 1,600m.
  • For 70 years, from 1900 to 1970, the feature race was competed at a distance of one and one-eighth mile, or approximately 1,800m.
  • In the 1971 Memsie Stakes, the race returned to one mile.
  • The one-mile distance was abolished in favour of the metric system in 1972, so the Memsie Stakes feature races from 1972 to 1979 were at a distance of 1,600m.
  • Since 1980, the feature race has been run at a distance of 1,400m. 
    • This is now considered the standard for the Memsie Stakes and when talking about records, Memsie Stakes from before 1980 are rarely mentioned. 


The Memsie Stakes feature race is synonymous with Caulfield Racecourse. This is reflected in the fact that only six editions of the Memsie Stakes have been run elsewhere. We go through all the racetracks that have ever seen the Memsie Stakes below.

  • In 1984, the Memsie Stakes was run at Sandown Racecourse due to Caulfield Racecourse undergoing construction at the time.
  • Similarly, looking back at the 1940 to 1944 iterations of the Memsie Stakes, the feature race was moved to Flemington Racecourse due to Caulfield Racecourse’s use as a military training facility. 


Given the long and storied history of the Memsie Stakes, there are very impressive record holders. Below is a list of some notable records held for the Memsie Stakes feature race that we think you’ll find interesting.

Most Wins as a Horse: Lord is the most successful participant at the Memsie Stakes races, with four victories under his belt. Both Eurythmic and Ajax have three wins each in Memsie Stakes races.

Most Wins as a Trainer: Jack Holt is by far the most successful trainer in the history of the Memsie Stakes with 11 total victories (including all three of Eurythmics).

Most Wins as a Jockey: There is a three-way tie for the most successful jockey in the history of the Memsie Stakes between Jack Purtell, Bill Williamson, and Frank Dempsey. Each of these jockeys has held the reins for five winners of the Memsie Stakes.

The Memsie Stakes has such a rich and interesting history and if you’re intrigued to learn more about the history of some of the other Group 1 races on the calendar, we’ve got you covered as well. All you need to do is visit our Group One races list page!

Memsie Stakes Results

Everyone always wants to know who won the Memsie Stakes, whether it is straight after the race and you want to know if your bet got up, or months after the race and you just want to relive the action. We’ve got all the Memsie Stakes results information you're after!

The Memsie Stakes was taken out by the pre-race favourite, Mr Brightside, in 2023. Mr Brighside completely dominated in his lead-up race, the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes, so it didn’t surprise many when he won the Memsie Stakes. In second place was Princess Grace, who finished 0.4L off the pace.

Wrapping up the final placing was I Wish I Win, who jumped from barrier one in the Memsie Stakes, finishing just 0.5L behind Mr Brightside. The race in 2023 was run in a time of 1:23.22 and there was just 8.1L separating the first and last runner across the finishing post.

See where each runner finished in the 2023 Memsie Stakes below:

11MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ)Ben, Will & JD HayesCraig Williams-1459kg
213PRINCESS GRACE (USA)Chris WallerBlake Shinn0.4L357kg
32I WISH I WIN (NZ)Peter G Moody & Katherine ColemanLuke Nolen0.5L159kg
43ALLIGATOR BLOODGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottDamien Oliver0.8L1359kg
512AMENABLEMick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)Ms Jamie Kah2.3L1158.5kg
68BANDERSNATCHMichael, Wayne & John HawkesJordan Childs2.6L1059kg
710OSIPENKO (NZ)Chris WallerMark Zahra2.7L258.5kg
811BANK MAURRichard LamingJye McNeil2.9L758.5kg
95AEGON (NZ)Andrew ForsmanMichael Dee3.3L1259kg
109DUKE DE SESSA (IRE)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceEthan Brown4.3L559kg
114NONCONFORMISTGrahame BeggHarry Coffey4.5L659kg
127WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ)John Leek (Jnr)Arron Lynch4.6L959kg
1314ANNAVISTO (NZ)Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)Damian Lane6.3L457kg
1415STEINEM (GB)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceJohn Allen8.1L857kg

Memsie Stakes Replay

Do you know what time it is? It’s Memsie Stakes replay time! Relive all the action that went down below:

Memsie Stakes Winners

We have all the recent Memsie Stakes winners, so you can check out the calibre of horses that have gone on to win the race since 2010. Check out all the details below:

2023Mr Brightside
2019Scales Of Justice
2017Vega Magic
2016Black Heart Bart
2013Atlantic Jewel
2011King's Rose
2010So You Think

Memsie Stakes FAQs

Before you go, we’ve got one last section for you! Our Memsie Stakes FAQs section covers all the most common questions people have about the race. Check out all the juicy details below:

Where to bet on the Memsie Stakes?

If you aren’t sure where to bet, the team at OnlyRacing can help you! We’ve put together comprehensive reviews on all the top bookies in Australia. Head on over to our bookie reviews page and check them out. After reading all that information, your choice should become clear.

How to bet on the Memsie Stakes?

Placing a bet on the Memsie Stakes doesn’t have to be difficult. Again, you should check out our bookie reviews because we cover all the markets available with each bookie as well as how to actually place your bets.

How to watch the Memsie Stakes?

When it comes to watching the Memsie Stakes live, you’ve got three main options. The first is to watch the race on free-to-air, the second is to watch through paid subscription services like Kayo or Foxtel and the third is to watch through a bookie that offers live-streaming services.

When is the Memsie Stakes?

The Memsie Stakes is scheduled for Saturday 7th September 2024 and kicks off Spring Group 1 racing in Melbourne.

How long is the Memsie Stakes?

The Memsie Stakes is a middle-distance race and is slated at 1,400 metres.

Where is the Memsie Stakes?

The Memsie Stakes takes place each year at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne.

Who won the most recent edition of the Memsie Stakes?

In 2023, we saw the pre-race favourite, Mr Brightside win the Memsie Stakes.

What is the prize money for the Memsie Stakes?

For the Memsie Stakes, there is a cool $750K in prize money up for grabs, with the winner claiming the lion’s share.

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