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Australia & New Zealand Weekend Stakes Schedule

Friday, 1st September 2017

Headlined the first Gr1 race of the Australian racing season, the $1 million New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (1400m) in Melbourne, and the opening leg of the Hawke's Bay Triple Crown, the Gr1 Tarzino Trophy at Hastings, there are 14 stakes races across Australia & New Zealand this weekend. First run in 1899, the Memsie Stakes was upgraded to Gr1 status in 2013 when outstanding mare Atlantic Jewel won the race. Other turf luminaries to grace the honour roll include Black Heart Bart (2016), So You Think (2010), Miss Finland (2007), Makybe Diva (2005), Sunline (2000/01), Manikato (1982), Galilee (1968) and Rising Fast (1956), among others. This year, former WA sprinter and Gr1 Goodwood winner Vega Magic is the TAB favourite for the race at $2.70, ahead of Le Romain at $5.50, and defending champion Black Heart Bart and Australian Guineas winner Hey Doc at $6. Brought to you by International Animal Health Products, below in AET order are Friday's and Saturday's scheduled stakes races incorporating integrated fields, form and runner news:


  • 3:55pm: Listed Mona Lisa Stakes (1350m) Wyong
  • 4:35pm: Listed Wyong Gold Cup (2100m) Wyong


  • 12:37pm: Listed El Roca-Sir Colin Meads Trophy (1200m) Hastings
  • 1:50pm: Gr1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) Hastings
  • 2:15pm: Gr3 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes (1200m) Caulfield
  • 2:35pm: Gr3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) Royal Randwick
  • 2:50pm: Gr3 Cockram Stakes (1200m) Caulfield
  • 3:10pm: Gr2 Furious Stakes (1200m) Royal Randwick
  • 3:30pm: Gr3 The Heath 1100 (1100m) Caulfield
  • 3:50pm: Gr2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) Royal Randwick
  • 4:10pm: Gr1 New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (1400m) Caulfield
  • 4:30pm: Gr2 Tramway Stakes (1400m) Royal Randwick
  • 4:50pm: Listed Heatherlie Stakes (1700m) Caulfield
  • 5:01pm: Listed Penny Edition Stakes (1400m) Morphettville

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