Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Race Guide is your home of the 2021 Mackinnon Stakes. The race will take place on Saturday, November 6, 2021 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 | Nominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners | FAQ’s

Mackinnon Stakes

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Race Schedule ?

Date November 6, 2021
Track Flemington
Distance 2000m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight for Age
Prize Money $2,000,000
Age 3YO and Upwards


Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2021 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 2021 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. ?


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 2021 tips to help you back the winner.

Tipster Aaron Hamilton provided his 2020 Mackinnon Stakes tips and predictions following the barrier draw.

Mackinnon Stakes WINNING TRENDS

We take a look at the winning trends of the Mackinnon Stakes and try and identify winning patterns based on barriers, age, lead-up form, trainers, jockeys and more.

Selections based on Mackinnon Stakes historical trends will be available following the barrier draw.

Tipster Adam Cusworth provided his 2020 Mackinnon Stakes Trends

Mackinnon Stakes 2021 NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the Mackinnon Stakes take place at TBA.

To see the full list of 2021 Mackinnon Stakes Nominations click here

Mackinnon Stakes 2021 FIELD & BARRIER DRAW

The final field and barrier draw for the Mackinnon Stakes will be declared at TBA.

To see the 2020 Mackinnon Stakes final field & barrier draw click here

2020 Mackinnon Stakes results & replay

Finish Horse Jockey Trainer Barrier Weight SP
1st Arcadia Queen Luke Currie Grant & Alana Williams 5 57kg $2.45
2nd Fifty Stars John Allen Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 8 59kg $8
3rd Melody Belle Jye McNeil Jamie Richards 6 57kg $3.80
4th Shout The Bar Damien Oliver Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 9 56.5kg $12

To see more Mackinnon Stakes results and replays click here

Mackinnon STAKES 2021 ODDS

Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, Pointsbet, bet365 & Palmberbet have the latest 2021 Mackinnon Stakes betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the betting markets in the days leading up to the race.

See the latest Mackinnon Stakes betting odds


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)

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


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


Flemington first opened in 1840 and was known originally known as Melbourne Racecourse. The original approach road to the racecourse passed through a property owned by James Watson.

He named his property Flemington after his wife’s hometown of Flemington in Morayshire, Scotland and it is believed that this is how the racecourse’s name was first introduced.

Since then, the track has become the centre-point of Australian thoroughbred horse racing. It was added to the Australian National Heritage list in November 2006 and the site is also listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

The land in which Flemington racecourse now stands was owned by Robert Fleming who intended to use the area for farming cattle and sheep, along with running a butchery in the early 1800’s.

In 1864, the Victoria Racing Club was introduced to Flemington and up until 2001 acted as the principal authority responsible for managing the racing at the track and across Victoria, Australia.

Flemington hosts a total of 14 Group 1s throughout the Australian racing year, headed by the Melbourne Cup and Victoria Derby in the Spring Carnival in October and November.

The Melbourne Cup has been the centrepiece throughout the history of Flemington Racecourse. The two-mile handicap contest is the richest in the Australian racing calendar and routinely draws hundred of thousands of racegoers to the course each November. Read our Melbourne Cup tips to find out who’s the year’s favorite.

Since its first running in 1861, the Melbourne Cup has produced a vast variety of longing memories at Flemington, both on and off of the track. The blend of over 100,000 attendees and world class thoroughbred racing adds further gloss to Flemington’s already rich history.

In 1875, the Melbourne Cup was awarded public holiday status due to the demand for Australian citizens to witness the unparalleled experience that the raceday provides.


Flemington racecourse boasts a large pear shaped course with a circumference of 2,400 metres. It also has a straight six-furlong home-straight known as ‘The Straight Six’ which hosts many of Australia’s most valuable sprint contests including the Darley Classic.

Racing at Flemington is run in an anticlockwise direction making it a left-handed track with a long, sweeping final turn before the straight.

The track itself underwent a number of improvements during the early 21st century, including a new $45 million grandstand which opened in 2000.


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