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The Moir Stakes will be held at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Friday September 29 as a nice early Group 1 spring sprint.
2018 AJ Moir Stakes Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Moir Stakes News
- Two Slots Left: Nature Strip Out of The Everest
- Weir down to 2 runners in Moir Stakes after Voodoo Lad scratching
- Kementari draws nice barrier in field of 10 in 2018 Missile Stakes
- She Will Reign included in 2018 Missile Stakes Nominations
- 2018 William Reid Stakes Final Field: She Will Reign draws barrier 1
The A.J. Moir Stakes, previously known as the Schweppes Stakes, is a 1000m sprint event worth $500,000 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 2018 Moir Stakes ran on Friday September 29 , 2018.
|2018 A.J. Moir Stakes|
|Date:||Friday September 29 , 2018|
|Track:||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
2018 Moir Stakes Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Check out the official Moir Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order below.
2018 Moir Stakes Betting
The season’s best Moir Stakes 2018 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.
2018 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 2018 Moir Stakes field and barrier draw will be released the Wednesday leading-up to Moir Stakes Night and will be available below once announced.
2018 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.
|No.||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||x531270x33||BRAVE SMASH (JPN)||H||6||Darren Weir||1||58.5kg||–||112|
|5||145×001212||VOODOO LAD||G||7||Darren Weir||5||58.5kg||–||110|
|6||2531x66x11||BALL OF MUSCLE||G||8||Joseph Pride||6||58.5kg||–||110|
|7||2008124369||JUNGLE EDGE||G||8||Mick Bell||7||58.5kg||–||108|
|8||x632x128x1||FAATINAH||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||8||58.5kg||–||106|
|10||111×241111||NATURE STRIP||G||4||Darren Weir||10||58.5kg||–||104|
|11||71192x614x||SAVANNA AMOUR||M||5||Chris Meagher||11||56.5kg||–||105|
|12||1x11x2244x||SNITTY KITTY||M||5||Henry Dwyer||12||56.5kg||–||106|
|13||231×657725||SUNDAY ESCAPE||G||8||Andrew Murray||13||58.5kg||–||92|
|14||934x64753x||NIETA||M||6||John P Thompson||14||56.5kg||–||98|
The 2018 Moir Stakes nominations attracted 14 talented runners, led by favourite and Group 2 McEwen Stakes winner Nature Strip and fellow Darren Weir stablemate Brave Smash.
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
|2018 Moir Stakes||1st||TBD||TBD|
|2017 Moir Stakes||1st||She Will Reign||0 minutes 58.30 seconds|
|2016 Moir Stakes||1st||Extreme Choice||0 minutres 58.74 seconds|
|2015 Moir Stakes||1st||Buffering||0 minutes 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|