Mackinnon Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Mackinnon Stakes Barrier Draw Arcadia Queen has drawn barrier five (PA Images)

The final field and barrier draw have been released for Saturday’s Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington with a field of 10 set to run.

Grant and Alana Williams prepare five-year-old mare Arcadia Queen who has drawn barrier five for the Mackinnon Stakes. Two starts ago she won the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) defeating Russian Camelot. Arcadia Queen then ran fifth, beaten 3.8 lengths in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m).

New Zealand star mare Melody Belle returns and will have barrier six. Trained by Jamie Richards, Melody Belle won back to back Group 1 features back home in New Zealand in October.

Last start Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) winner Shout The Bar has drawn the outside barrier in the field of 10 with Damien Oliver to ride once again.

2020 Mackinnon Stakes Barrier Draw and Final Field:

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 HARLEM (GB) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Craig Williams 1 59kg
2 FIFTY STARS (IRE) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes John Allen 8 59kg
3 MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes TBA 3 59kg
4 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Dee 7 59kg
5 MUGATOO (IRE) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 9 59kg
6 SKYWARD (FR) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Glen Boss 4 59kg
7 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jamie Kah 2 58.5kg
8 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards Jye McNeil 6 57kg
9 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams Damian Lane 5 57kg
10 SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Damien Oliver 10 56.5kg


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