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The Moir Stakes is a Group 1 sprint taking place under the lights at Moonee Valley Racecourse in late September each Spring Racing Carnival.
2019 AJ Moir Stakes Results
- 1st: #5 Nature Strip
- 2nd: #15 Miss Leonidas
- 3rd: #11 Sunlight
Moir Stakes News
The A.J. Moir Stakes, previously known as the Schweppes Stakes, is a 1000m sprint event worth $1 million in prize money. The Group 1 short-distance feature is held at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne during the Spring Carnival under the lights on a special Friday night feature. The weight-for-age event attracts a good group of horses suited to the tight track, many heading towards the Group 1 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes (1200m) back at the track on Cox Plate Eve.
The best lead-up race is the 1000m Schillaci Stakes held two weeks prior. The Schillaci Stakes – Moir Stakes betting double is popular with punters and was last achieved by Black Caviar (2010 & 2011).
The AJ Moir Stakes also now serves as a potential lead-up for sprinters heading towards a run in the world’s richest turf race, Sydney’s $14 million The Everest (1200m) held the following month at Randwick.
The 2019 Moir Stakes ran on Friday September 27, 2019 and was won by the Chris Waller-trained favourite Nature Strip.
|A.J. Moir Stakes|
|Date:||Friday September 27, 2019|
|Track:||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
2019 Moir Stakes Results
- 1st: #5 Nature Strip
- 2nd: #15 Miss Leonidas
- 3rd: #11 Sunlight
The official Moir Stakes 2019 results saw the Chris Waller-trained favourite Nature Strip ($3.30) hold off the fast-finishing outsider Miss Leonidas ($31) and gun mare Sunlight ($6) to salute for the punters thanks to a great tactical ride by jockey James McDonald. The race is now on for the Moir Stakes winner Nature Strip to secure a slot in Sydney’s $14 million The Everest on October 19.
|1||5||NATURE STRIP||Chris Waller||James McDonald||–||1||58.5kg||$3.30F|
|2||15||MISS LEONIDAS||Shaun Dwyer||Stephen Baster||0.2L||7||56.5kg||$31|
|3||11||SUNLIGHT||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Luke Currie||0.4L||10||56.5kg||$6|
|4||4||FAATINAH||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jamie Kah||0.5L||15||58.5kg||$31|
|5||8||BONS AWAY||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Ms Linda Meech||0.6L||9||58.5kg||$15|
|6||14||MERYL||Lee Curtis||Dean Yendall||1.35L||6||56.5kg||$101|
|7||9||EDUARDO||Sarah Zschoke||Brian Park||1.45L||2||58.5kg||$15|
|8||2||TREKKING||James Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||1.65L||11||58.5kg||$6.50|
|9||3||THE BOSTONIAN (NZ)||Tony Pike||Damian Lane||2.15L||13||58.5kg||$13|
|10||12||BOOKER||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damien Oliver||2.9L||4||56.5kg||$18|
|11||6||VIRIDINE||James Cummings||Ben Melham||3.1L||5||58.5kg||$19|
|12||7||TACTICAL ADVANTAGE||Kris Lees||Brenton Avdulla||3.6L||8||58.5kg||$31|
|13||13||WINTER BRIDE||Toby & Trent Edmonds||Tommy Berry||4.35L||12||56.5kg||$51|
|14||10||ASSERTIVE APPROACH||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||10.35L||14||58.5kg||$26|
|15||1||BALL OF MUSCLE||Joseph Pride||Glyn Schofield||14.35L||3||58.5kg||$20|
2019 Moir Stakes Betting
The season’s best Moir Stakes 2019 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below once released. Proven sprinters at the tight Moonee Valley track and any Group winners resuming with a nice first-up record usually sit top of the Moir Stakes odds each spring.
2019 Moir Stakes Field
The Moir Stakes field is a key early spring feature for short-distance specialists that could target upcoming Group 1 features including Flemington’s Darley Classic (1200m) run down the straight during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Lots of horses run first-up in the Moir Stakes field, while the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes has provided the most Moir Stakes winners than any other lead-up race over the past 20 years.
The official 2019 Moir Stakes field and barrier draw will be released the Wednesday leading-up to Moir Stakes Night and will be available below once announced.
The AJ Moir Stakes 2019 Final Field is now out featuring 15 top class sprinters led in betting by the rails-drawn Nature Strip for Chris Waller. Godolphin galloper Trekking returns to racing from a wide barrier 11 draw, while star mare Sunlight is drawn one closer (10) for her The Everest lead-up.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x1101x19x3||BALL OF MUSCLE||Joseph Pride||Glyn Schofield||3||58.5kg||111|
|2||194x41131x||TREKKING||James Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||11||58.5kg||112|
|3||17525x110x||THE BOSTONIAN (NZ)||Tony Pike||Damian Lane||13||58.5kg||114|
|4||66481320×1||FAATINAH||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jamie Kah||15||58.5kg||106|
|5||118x1014x4||NATURE STRIP||Chris Waller||James McDonald||1||58.5kg||113|
|6||x0x304146x||VIRIDINE||James Cummings||Ben Melham||5||58.5kg||105|
|7||4261x2650x||TACTICAL ADVANTAGE||Kris Lees||Brenton Avdulla||8||58.5kg||103|
|8||2x14025x22||BONS AWAY||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Ms Linda Meech||9||58.5kg||102|
|9||x221x303x3||EDUARDO||Sarah Zschoke||Brian Park||2||58.5kg||101|
|10||1×1121||ASSERTIVE APPROACH||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||14||58.5kg||98|
|11||171x3113x5||SUNLIGHT||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Luke Currie||10||56.5kg||115|
|12||282x19x0x8||BOOKER||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damien Oliver||4||56.5kg||109|
|13||110x13430x||WINTER BRIDE||Toby & Trent Edmonds||Tommy Berry||12||56.5kg||106|
|14||x672133x04||MERYL||Lee Curtis||Dean Yendall||6||56.5kg||90|
|15||x36x2132x7||MISS LEONIDAS||Shaun Dwyer||Stephen Baster||7||56.5kg||96|
2019 Moir Stakes Nominations
The Moir Stakes nominations are released by Racing Victoria on the Monday of race week and will be published below in full as soon as announced.
The official 2019 Moir Stakes nominations attracted 18 star sprinters including the Chris Waller-trained favourite Nature Strip and gun mare Sunlight who was scratched from last weekend’s Group 2 The Shorts on way to her The Everest 2019 run in Sydney.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||171x3113x5||SUNLIGHT||M||4||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||1||56.5kg||115|
|2||x1101x19x3||BALL OF MUSCLE||G||9||Joseph Pride||2||58.5kg||111|
|5||17525x110x||THE BOSTONIAN (NZ)||G||5||Tony Pike||5||58.5kg||114|
|6||66481320×1||FAATINAH||G||7||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||6||58.5kg||106|
|7||118x1014x4||NATURE STRIP||G||5||Chris Waller||7||58.5kg||113|
|8||282x19x0x8||BOOKER||M||5||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||8||56.5kg||109|
|10||110x13430x||WINTER BRIDE||M||5||Toby & Trent Edmonds||10||56.5kg||106|
|13||1x1000x45||CATCH ME||F||3||Peter & Paul Snowden||13||50kg||82|
|14||4261x2650x||TACTICAL ADVANTAGE||G||6||Kris Lees||14||58.5kg||103|
|16||2x14025x22||BONS AWAY||G||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||16||58.5kg||102|
|17||x36x2132x7||MISS LEONIDAS||M||5||Shaun Dwyer||17||56.5kg||96|
|18||1×1121||ASSERTIVE APPROACH||G||4||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||18||58.5kg||98|
Moir Stakes History
Formerly known as the A.J. Moir Stakes, the principal race was a 1000m event until 2007 when it was increased to 1200m. Once the race was elevated to Group 2 status in 1979, it was won by With Me twice in 1990-91 and The Judge in 1978-79. Apart from the A.J. Moir Stakes, the event was also called the Schweppervescence Stakes for some time. The Moir Stakes is now run over 1000m.
In 2013 the Moir Stakes was elevated from Group 2 to Group 1 status and attracts better sprinters every year. The most notable Moir Stakes winners include Black Caviar (2010-11) and triple champion Buffering (2012, 2014 & 2015).
Recent Moir Stakes Winners
|2019 Moir Stakes||1st||Nature Strip||57.78 seconds|
|2018 Moir Stakes||1st||Viddora||57.70 seconds|
|2017 Moir Stakes||1st||She Will Reign||58.30 seconds|
|2016 Moir Stakes||1st||Extreme Choice||58.74 seconds|
|2015 Moir Stakes||1st||Buffering||57.2 seconds|
|2nd||Ball Of Muscle|
|2014 Moir Stakes||1st||Buffering||1 minute 10.91 seconds|
|2013 Schweppes Stakes||1st||Samaready||1 minute 11.25 seconds|
|2012 Schweppes Stakes||1st||Buffering||1 minute 10.97 seconds|
|2nd||Ready To Rip|
|2011 Schweppes Stakes||1st||Black Caviar||1 minute 10.13 seconds|
|3rd||Here De Angels|
|2010 Schweppes Stakes||1st||Black Caviar||1 minute 11.01 seconds|
|2009 Schweppes Stakes||1st||Apache Cat||1 minute 10.01 seconds|
|2008 Schweppes Stakes||1st||Lucky Secret||1 minute 9.9 seconds|
|2007 Schweppes Stakes||1st||Miss Andretti||1 minute 10.6 seconds|
|3rd||Lets Go Thommo|
|2006 Schweppes Stakes||1st||California Dane||58.4 seconds|
|2nd||Lets Go Thommo|
|2005 Schweppes Stakes||1st||Virage De Fortune||59.1 seconds|
|2nd||Miss Mooney Mooney|
|2004 Schweppes Stakes||1st||Bomber Bill||58.4 seconds|
|3rd||Dance The Waves|
|2003 Schweppes Stakes||1st||Our Egyptian Raine||57.7 seconds|
|2002 Schweppes Stakes||1st||Spinning Hill||57.7 seconds|
|2001 Schweppes Stakes||1st||Mistegic||58.7 seconds|
|2000 Schweppes Stakes||1st||Falvelon||59.8 seconds|