Mooney Valley Spring Carnival: Manikato Stakes
October 23, 2013 by Marc Jerbs

On Friday, the Mooney Valley Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia will host the annual Manikato Stakes. The Manikato Stakes is a Group One Australian thoroughbred race run under weight for age conditions.

The race will cover a distance of 1200 metres with total prize money of A$1,000,000. The race was named after Manikato who won the race two times and was also a 5-time winner of the William Reid Stakes held at Mooney Valley. The high stakes race will start 10PM local time.

Among the top Australian horses that will participate in this race are Samaready, who recently won the Moir Stakes. Samaready will be joined by international sprinter Lucky Nine, Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winner Rebel Dane and Group 3 Premier Stakes winner Arinosa.

The horse race handicappers have installed Samaready as the favorite to win the Manikato Stakes on Friday night.


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