Mackinnon Stakes 2022 Tips, Field & Race Guide is your home of the 2022 Mackinnon Stakes. The race will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2022 on Stakes Day at Flemington.

Some of the smartest middle distance gallopers will go head-to-head with the race set to attract a top class field having been moved to the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

We provide you with Mackinnon Stakes tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live stream of the race unfold.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips & Trends | How to Bet | NewsNominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & ReplaysOdds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

Mackinnon Stakes

2022 Mackinnon Stakes Race Schedule

Date November 5, 2022
Track Flemington
Distance 2000m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight for Age
Prize Money $2,000,000
Age 3YO and Upwards

Mackinnon Stakes Live Stream

Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2022 Mackinnon Stakes free of charge courtesy of their Sky Racing vision.

TAB will be streaming the action from every Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race live after linking up with Sky Racing to broadcast Sky Racing 1 & Sky Racing 2.

As well as watching every race in all three racing codes, you can also check the form and bet on them too at TAB via Desktop or the impressive App.

T&Cs Apply. Vision available for select events on Sky Racing 1 and Sky Racing 2 channels only. Data charges may apply.

Watch the 2022 Mackinnon Stakes with TAB

Mackinnon Stakes Bonus Bets

Australia’s leading bookmakers offer horse racing promotions and bonus bets every day of the week and the offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races

From Double Your WinningsCash Back offers and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer. ?

Mackinnon Stakes Tips

Looking for the winner of the Mackinnon Stakes can be a daunting task, but keeping some important factors on your side can help you.

Our experts assess all the Mackinnon Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2022 tips to help you back the winner.

Our tipster will provide their 2022 Mackinnon Stakes tips and predictions following the barrier draw.


There are plenty of betting options on the Mackinnon Stakes.

Betting options include:

Win Bets

Exactly as it sounds, a Win bet is betting on a single horse to win the race.

Place Bets

Betting for the place generally pays around one quarter of the win odds and covers three placings with your horse having to finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd to be successful.

Each-Way Bets

Half your stake on the Win and half your stake on the Place is an each-way bet. For example: $20 each-way gives you $10 on the win and $10 on the Place.

Quinella & Exacta

Picking the first two horses past the post will give you the Quinella or Exacta. The difference between the two is with a Quinella, your horses can finish in any order, and in an Exacta, your two runners must finish in the exact order you selected – unless you box them.


The first three horses past the post. You can select three horses in order or you can box three horses meaning they can finish in any order. Flexi Trifectas also give you the option to add more than three horses in any combination for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The cost of a flexi Trifecta is calculated by the amount of runners you have in each placing.

First 4

The first four horses past the past. Same rules apply as Trifectas with straight out First 4 in order, Boxed First 4 or Flexi First 4.

Same Race Multi

Some bookmakers give the option for a same race multi where you can select certain runners to finish 1st, Top 2, Top 3 and Top 4. Odds are displayed next to each horse for each betting option, and odds are combined in a multi bet. The best bookmakers to bet on Mackinnon Stakes for Same Race Multis include: Sportsbet, Ladbrokes & Neds.


The ‘Quaddie’ is one of the hardest bet types to land but can be very rewarding with massive returns. All Quaddie wagers go into a pool, and the money is shared out among winners. The bigger the odds of each winning leg, the more likely the Quaddie will pay more as more people are knocked out of the pool. To land the Quaddie, you need to select four winning horses in four selected races. You can have one runner per leg or multiple runners, but the more runners you have, the more it costs to place the Quaddie bet. Flexi options allow punters to place large Quaddies but take a smaller percentage for a smaller outlay.

Latest Mackinnon Stakes News

Mackinnon Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Mackinnon Stakes take place on Monday, October 31.

Below are last year’s nominations.

Horse Trainer
1 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings
2 CHAPADA Michael Moroney
3 COLETTE James Cummings
4 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
5 DELPHI (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman
6 DR DRILL (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
7 HOMESMAN (USA) Anthony & Sam Freedman
8 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller
9 KEIAI NAUTIQUE (JPN) Matthew Smith
10 MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham
11 PRIVATE EYE Joseph Pride
12 RIODINI (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
14 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker
15 SUPERSTORM Danny O’Brien
16 THOUGHT OF THAT Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
17 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller
18 WENTWOOD (GB) Maddie Raymond
19 ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham


Mackinnon Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw for the Mackinnon Stakes will be declared on Wednesday, November 2.

Below are last year’s field and barrier results.

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 HOMESMAN (USA) Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 1 59kg
2 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Brett Prebble 2 59kg
3 SUPERSTORM Danny O’Brien Luke Currie 10 59kg
4 ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham James McDonald 8 59kg
5 KEIAI NAUTIQUE (JPN) Matthew Smith Craig Newitt 6 59kg
6 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Craig Williams 3 59kg
7 MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham Hugh Bowman 5 58.5kg
8 PRIVATE EYE Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 9 58.5kg
9 COLETTE James Cummings Damian Lane 4 57kg
10 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 7 56.5kg

See the 2022 Mackinnon Stakes final field & barrier draw here.

2021 Mackinnon Stakes results & replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1st ZAAKI Annabel Neasham James McDonald 8 59kg $2.25
2nd CASCADIAN James Cummings Brett Prebble 2 59kg $26
3rd MO’UNGA Annabel Neasham Hugh Bowman 5 58.5kg $6.50
4th KEIAI NAUTIQUE Matthew Smith Craig Newitt 6 59kg $41
5th PRIVATE EYE Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 9 58.5kg $16
6th SUPERSTORM Danny O’Brien Luke Currie 10 59kg $21
7th HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 7 56.5kg $8.50
8th COLETTE James Cummings Damian Lane 4 57kg $6
9th HOMESMAN Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 1 59kg $26
10th DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Craig Williams 3 59kg $20

See more Mackinnon Stakes results and replays here.

Mackinnon Stakes 2022 Odds

Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmberbet have the latest 2022 Mackinnon Stakes betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the betting markets in the days leading up to the race.

Mackinnon Stakes History

The Mackinnon Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age race run at Flemington in November each year during the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The race is run over 2000 metres and is now worth $2,000,000 in prizemoney and headlines the final day of the carnival.

Prior to 1936 the race was known as the Melbourne Stakes. The name was then changed to the Mackinnon Stakes in honour of Lachlan Mackinnon, a former Chairman of the VRC.

In a change to the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival program, the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) announced the Mackinnon Stakes, formerly held on Derby Day, would be renamed the Emirates Stakes and moved to day four of the Carnival, commonly known as Stakes Day

The changes were made in an attempt to attract better quality local and international gallopers with the race now being run two weeks after the Cox Plate.

For 2018, the Mackinnon Stakes name was returned and the race boosts the attraction to Stakes Day which has also been tagged as family day where there is entertainment and quality racing for adults and children alike.

The Mackinnon Stakes has a real who’s who honour roll of past winners. Horses such as So You Think (2010), Lonhro (2002), Let’s Elope (1991), Better Loosen Up (1990) and the legendary Phar Lap, who won it two years in succession (1930 & 1931), are among a long list of known champions to win the coveted race.

Others to win the race twice include Dagworth (1873-1874) being the first, Beau Vite (1940-1941), Comic Court (1949-1950) and Belmura Lad in 1980 and 1981, who was the last to achieve the goal.

The mighty mare Wakeful was the first horse to win the race three times. She collected the trophy in 1901, 1902 & 1903 and to this day remains the only horse to win it three years in succession. One other horse, Tranquil Star also won the race three times, in 1942 and again in 1944 and 1945. He finished and unlucky second in 1943.

Mackinnon Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2021 Zaaki
2020 Arcadia Queen
2019 Magic Wand
2018 Trap For Fools
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

TOP 5 Winners of the Mackinnon Stakes

Check out our Top 5 Mackinnon Stakes Winners and see which champion gallopers made the cut.


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