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Champions Stakes 2022 Pre-Noms [Official Nominations 31st October 2022]

2000m Race at Flemington Racecourse

Race Time: 1:00 PM
November 5, 2022
1. State Of Rest
3. Incentivise
5. Think It Over
6. Im Thunderstruck
7. Mr Brightside
11. Converge
12. Illation
13. Hungry Heart
14. Cascadian
15. Montefilia
17. Private Eye
18. Regal Power
20. Gold Trip
22. Nonconformist
25. Shes Extreme
26. Mr Mozart
27. Never Been Kissed
29. Treasured Star
30. Pinstriped

VRC Champions Stakes Information

The VRC Champions Stakes, previously known as the Mackinnon Stakes, is a Group 1 middle distance race and is one of the best WFA races during Spring Carnival. It is held at Flemington Racecourse each year over 2000m.

The race is at Group 1 level and boasts a total prize pool of $3,000,000 and is at WFA.

The 2022 VRC Champions Stakes will be run on Saturday November 5, 2022 at Flemington Racecourse which is the Saturday following the Melbourne Cup.

The VRC Champions Stakes is the ideal race for horses backing up from the Cox Plate and now the Longines Mile with the change of dates for the race.

The Cox Plate is the main lead up, with ten winners of the Mackinnon since 2000 coming through that race.

How can i bet on the VRC Champions Stakes?

Looking to bet on the VRC Champions Stakes? Online bookmakers such as Neds, Palmerbet, Unibet and Ladbrokes offer a quick and easy online betting service. Once you have signed up simply navigate your way to the correct market and click on the odds of the horse you wish to bet on. You can then enter the amount you wish to bet and all you will need to do is confirm your bet. It's that easy!

When is the VRC Champions Stakes?

The VRC Champions Stakes 2022 will be run on Saturday, November 5 at Flemington Racecourse. The scheduled start time for the race is to be determined.

What time is the VRC Champions Stakes 2022?

The VRC Champions Stakes 2022 will be run at a time to be determined on Saturday, November 5 at Flemington Racecourse.

Where is the VRC Champions Stakes 2022?

The VRC Champions Stakes 2022 will take place at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday, November 5.

How to live stream the 2022 VRC Champions Stakes

Have you backed our Best Bet and want to know how you can watch the 2022 VRC Champions Stakes?

The VRC Champions Stakes is scheduled to be run on November 5, 2022 so sign up to any of the compatible online bookmakers below and stream the race for free!

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VRC Champions Stakes Replay


VRC Champions Stakes Winners

  • 2021: Zaaki
  • 2020: Arcadia Queen
  • 2019: Magic Wand
  • 2018: Trap For Fools
  • 2017: Tosen Stardom
  • 2016: Awesome Rock
  • 2015: Gailo Chop
  • 2014: Happy Trails
  • 2013: Side Glance
  • 2012: Alcopop
  • 2011: Glass Harmonium
  • 2010: So You Think
  • 2009: Scenic Shot
  • 2008: Theseo
  • 2007: Sirmione

VRC Champions Stakes News

    • Melbourne Cup Carnival gets a boost

      The Melbourne Cup Carnival, the showpiece of the Victoria Racing Club, has been given a boost, both financially and with programming changes. While no additional prize money has been thrown at the Melbourne Cup, the fourth and final day has been given support and will now be known as Champions… Read More »

    • Mackinnon Stakes results and replay – 2021

      View the results and replay for the 2021 Mackinnon Stakes. The Mackinnon Stakes was raced at Flemington racecourse on 6/11/2021. Have Your Say 🗣: What did you think of the race? Comment below 👇 Replay: Zaaki lets rip and wins the Paramount+ Mackinnon Stakes! And it's history for James McDonald… Read More »

    • Zaaki could wipeout bookies in the Mackinnon Stakes

      Zaaki is favourite with to bounce back this afternoon in the Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington. The Annabel Neasham trained galloper was a scratching on Cox Plate morning when favourite for that race and has been kept on ice for this, where he heads the market at $2.35. Colette,… Read More »


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