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DC Mckay Stakes

The DC Mckay Stakes is an open Group 3 quality handicap race held annually in May at Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide, South Australia during the Adelaide autumn racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1100 metres and worth $120,000 in prizemoney. The 2019 DC Mckay Stakes was won by Despatch from Zalmona with Haunted third.

Held on Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes day, alongside the Group 1 Australasian Oaks, the DC Mckay Stakes is the feature handicap sprint event of the meeting.

DC Mckay Stakes info

Date: Saturday 4th May 2019
Track: Morphettville racecourse, Adelaide
Distance: 1100 metres
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $120,000
2019 Winner: Despatch

The DC Mckay Stakes is an 1100m sprint race that typically attracts a field of above average gallopers who may have previously tackled a race like the Gr3 RN Irwin Stakes at the same course. Horses contesting this race might then consider pressing on to Adelaide's premier autumn sprint, the Gr1 Goodwood in May at the same track.

Quite often the Mckay Stakes has a capacity field which leads to a race of many chances with plenty of value on offer for consistent gallopers in form. Local horses will make up most of the entries for this event and it has been won by some handy types over the years, including Catapulted (2010), Super Elegant (2003), Toledo (1998), Euclase (1991), and Boardwalk Angel (1989).

Despatch (2019) captured the Listed Oakbank Stakes over 1100m at Oakbank before graduating to group success in this event for the Tony McEvoy stable.

Recent DC McKay Stakes winners include Sprightly Lass (2018) and Karacatis (2017).

2019 DC Mckay Stakes result

1. $3.70 Despatch 55.0 Barend Vorster
2. $21.00 Zalmona 55.0 Paul Gatt
3. $2.25 Haunted 55.5 Dwayne Dunn

then followed
4. $10.00 Amberdi 55.0 Raquel Clark
5. $10.00 Petrelle 55.0 Craig Williams
6. $101.00 Musical Query 55.0 Jamie Kah
7. $8.50 Hard Empire 58.0 Jake Toeroek
8. $12.00 Working From Home 55.0 Declan Bates

Margins: 0.4 len, 0.3 len
Time: 1:03.64

Other group races on DC Mckay Stakes day include the Gr2 Queen Of The South Stakes and Gr3 SA Chairmans Stakes.

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DC Mckay Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Despatch Zalmona Haunted 1:03.6
2018 Sprightly Lass One More Daisy Santa Ana Lane 1:03.2
2017 Karacatis Reldas Kaepernick 1:03.9
2016 Super One Daytona Grey Heart Of A Lion 1:03.6
2015 Thermal Current Yesterday's Songs Minaj 1:03.6
2014 Essay Raider Karacatis Siwa Lady 1:03.2
2013 General Truce Karacatis Honey Flower 1:04.6
2012 Outlandish Lad Kulgrinda Go The Knuckle 1:04.4
2011 Streetcar Magic Valentine Miss Pinwheel 1:02.1
2010 Catapulted Solchow Augusta Proud 1:02.3
2009 I Am Invincible Augusta Proud Blahnik 1.03.0
2008 Idalou Tramuntana Blahnik 1:03.3
2007 Here De Angels Terango El Maze 1:02.5
2006 Shablec Leone Chiara Social Glow 1:03.0
2005 Bomber Bill General Bayton Gee I Jane 1:03.4
2004 Paraca Super Elegant Squillani 1:03.7
2003 Super Elegant Deprave Agalia 1:03.1
2002 Libidinious =1 Windigo =1 Johns Brother 0:56.0
2001 Sudurka Suit Kapuna 1:04.1
2000 Perak Gold Marstic Astig 1:03.5
1999 Loafer Razamataz Appoint 1:03.4
1998 Toledo Declar Appoint 1:03.5
1997 Clang Blazing Reality Billy Dazzler 1:05.6
1996 Dr Zackary Mad Shaviri Hero Wind 1:02.7
1995 Latin Villa Hero Wind Chevite 1:03.4
1994 Harkaway Yankee Dapper Kicks 1:03.5
1993 Colebrook Asian Incline Oozook 1:05.1
1992 Scornsome Umatilla Bar Flyer 1:05.1
1991 Euclase Beau George Sweet Chariot 1:03.5
1990 Medicine Kid Comedy Dancer Silver Dupion 1:04.0
1989 Boardwalk Angel Jet Fighter Kingston Heritage 1:04.6
1988 Beau George Melody Hit Lord Galaxy 1:04.1