$1 million Group 1 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes (1200m) – October 27


Team Hawkes

2017 TJ Smith Stakes

$8.3 million – 13w-11p

“World’s Best Sprinter with a barnstorming finishing burst”

Russian Revolution

Peter & Paul Snowden

2017 The Galaxy Stakes

$833k – 5w

“Rising star of the sprinting ranks – looks set for a big Spring”


Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott

2016 All Aged Stakes

$2.5 million – 5w-3p

“Golden Slipper runner-up who has continued her dominance”

She Will Reign

Gary Portelli

2017 Golden Slipper

$2.5 million – 4w-1p

“Golden Slipper winner with a near impeccable record – big watch”


Peter Gelagotis

2016 Darley Classic

$1.6 million – 12w-3p

“Underrated Group 1 sprinter who can match it with the best”

Silent Sedition

Andrew Noblet

2017 William Reid Stakes

$1 million – 6w-9p

“Group 1 winner at The Valley who can’t be overlooked”


Redkirk Warrior

Lindsay Park Racing

2016 Newmarket Handicap

$1.2 million – 5w-2p

“Showed us what he is capable of with a big Newmarket win”


Bryce Heys

2016 Lightning Stakes (2nd)

$533k – 5w-3p

“Gifted sprinter who is an ounce of luck away from a Group 1 winner”

The Group 1 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes is the richest race under lights in Australia and been won by all our sprinting champions.

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