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Maurice McCarten Stakes

The Maurice McCarten Stakes is a Group 3 quality handicap that takes place in February each year at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1100 metres and is worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Maurice McCarten Stakes was won by Dothraki from Sprightly Lass with New Universe third.

Previously a listed race, the Maurice McCarten Stakes was elevated to Group 3 status for the 2013/2014 racing season and is held on Gr1 Coolmore Classic for fillies & mares.

Maurice McCarten Stakes info

Date: Saturday 17th March 2018
Track: Rosehill racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1100 metres
Race Type: 3yo&Up Quality
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000
2018 Winner: Dothraki

The Maurice McCarten Stakes is a short course sprint for 3yo & upwards gallopers that can attract a variety of more than handy types to make it a fairly open affair most of the time. The handicap conditions of the race theoretically levels the field out, and any horses on the improve that can escape the eye of the handicapper are the ones to watch out for.

Earlier autumn carnival races like the Gr3 Southern Cross Stakes at Rosehill or the Gr3 Liverpool City Cup at Warwick Farm are possible lead up races, while the Gr1 The Galaxy later in the month at the same track might attract any high quality sprinters from this race.

This race has been a handy guide to the Gr3 Star Kingdom Stakes in recent years with Hot Snitzel (6th in 2013) and Flamberge (4th in 2014) both going on to win the Star Kingdom after being unplaced in this race.

Dothraki (2018) ran second in the Southern Cross Stakes over 1200m at Randwick before taking out this event and recent Maurice McCarten Stakes winners include Artistry (2017) and Alberto Magic (2016).

2018 Maurice McCarten Stakes result

1. $14.00 Dothraki 59.0 Tye Angland
2. $2.80 Sprightly Lass 53.0 Brenton Avdulla
3. $13.00 New Universe 53.0 Michael Walker

then followed
4. $26.00 Secret Trail 53.0 Ms Rachel King
5. $41.00 Isorich 53.0 Ms Jess Taylor
6. $4.00 Nieta 54.0 Craig Williams
7. $11.00 Gibraltar Girl 53.0 Kerrin McEvoy
8. $12.00 Hieroglyphics 53.0 Jason Collett
9. $31.00 Top Striker 53.0 Jay Ford
10. $17.00 Akasaki 53.0 Corey Brown
11. $16.00 Latin Boy 53.0 Shaun Guymer
12. $26.00 Palazzo Pubblico 53.0 Tim Clark

Margins: 0.1 len, 0.1 len
Time: 1:03.41

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Maurice McCarten Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Dothraki Sprightly Lass New Universe 1:03.4
2017 Artistry Dothraki Fickle Folly 1:04.9
2016 Alberto Magic Angels Beach Bachman 1:03.4
2015 Target In Sight Deep Field Tahitian Black 1:03.9
2014 Kencella Va Pensiero That's A Good Idea 1:03.7
2013 See the World Anise Hurrara 1:03.9
2012 Title Uate Zaratone 1:04.8
2011 Atomic Force Winter King Dorf Command 1:03.1