The 2016 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 is not as highly regarded as the Manikato Stakes or Patinack Farm Classic however it still attracts a good group of horses suited to the tight track. 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 2016 Moir Stakes will run on Friday September 30, 2016.
|Date:||Friday September 30, 2016|
|Track:||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
2016 Moir Stakes Field
The Moir Stakes field tends to attract talented weight for agers who are well into their spring campaigns. Because it is a Group 1 event, the calibre of horses that enter the Moir Stakes field is quite high, and you’ll often notice some world-class sprinters in there.
The 2016 Moir Stakes field was released on Wednesday September 28 and a star-studded field of nine sprinters is engaged to face off under the lights at the Valley including the world’s top-rated sprinter Chautauqua and the dual defending champ Buffering who chases a record fourth win in the feature.
See below for the full 2016 Moir Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw and read more by following the link.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x15411x10x||BUFFERING||Robert Heathcote||Damian Browne||6||58.5kg||115|
|2||1112x1311x||CHAUTAUQUA||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||5||58.5kg||118|
|3||46136x129x||LUCKY HUSSLER||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||2||58.5kg||113|
|4||x3223x68x2||BALL OF MUSCLE||Joseph Pride||Kerrin McEvoy||3||58.5kg||106|
|5||55x2215x11||REDZEL||Peter & Paul Snowden||Mark Zahra||1||58.5kg||100|
|6||1x22126x11||WILD RAIN||Mark Kavanagh||Stephen Baster||8||56.5kg||103|
|7||x231113x13||HEATHERLY||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||7||56.5kg||103|
|8||x52x11156x||CHLOE IN PARIS||Ciaron Maher||Damien Oliver||4||56.5kg||97|
|9||1118x||EXTREME CHOICE||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||9||52kg||102|
2016 Moir Stakes Betting
The latest AJ Moir Stakes 2016 betting odds along with links for you to lock in your Moir Stakes tips at the right price through Ladbrokes.com.au are listed below.
2016 Moir Stakes Nominations
The Moir Stakes 2016 nominations were released by Racing Victoria on Monday September 28 and featured just 10 sprint stars led by Chautauqua and the race’s triple winner Buffering.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|2||1112x1311x||CHAUTAUQUA||G||6||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||2||58.5kg||118|
|3||46136x129x||LUCKY HUSSLER||G||7||Darren Weir||3||58.5kg||113|
|5||1118x||EXTREME CHOICE||C||3||Mick Price||5||52kg||102|
|6||1x22126x11||WILD RAIN||M||5||Mark Kavanagh||6||56.5kg||103|
|7||x3223x68x2||BALL OF MUSCLE||G||6||Joseph Pride||7||58.5kg||106|
|8||x231113x13||HEATHERLY||M||4||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||8||56.5kg||103|
|9||55x2215x11||REDZEL||G||4||Peter & Paul Snowden||9||58.5kg||100|
|10||x52x11156x||CHLOE IN PARIS||M||6||Ciaron Maher||10||56.5kg||97|
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
|2016Moir Stakes||1st||Extreme Choice||0 minutres 58.74 seconds|
|2015Moir Stakes||1st||Buffering||0 minutes 57.2 seconds|
|2nd||Ball Of Muscle|
|2014Moir Stakes||1st||Buffering||1 minute 10.91 seconds|
|2013Schweppes Stakes||1st||Samaready||1 minute 11.25 seconds|
|2012Schweppes Stakes||1st||Buffering||1 minute 10.97 seconds|
|2nd||Ready To Rip|
|2011Schweppes Stakes||1st||Black Caviar||1 minute 10.13 seconds|
|3rd||Here De Angels|
|2010Schweppes Stakes||1st||Black Caviar||1 minute 11.01 seconds|
|2009Schweppes Stakes||1st||Apache Cat||1 minute 10.01 seconds|
|2008Schweppes Stakes||1st||Lucky Secret||1 minute 9.9 seconds|
|2007Schweppes Stakes||1st||Miss Andretti||1 minute 10.6 seconds|
|3rd||Lets Go Thommo|
|2006Schweppes Stakes||1st||California Dane||58.4 seconds|
|2nd||Lets Go Thommo|
|2005Schweppes Stakes||1st||Virage De Fortune||59.1 seconds|
|2nd||Miss Mooney Mooney|
|2004Schweppes Stakes||1st||Bomber Bill||58.4 seconds|
|3rd||Dance The Waves|
|2003Schweppes Stakes||1st||Our Egyptian Raine||57.7 seconds|
|2002Schweppes Stakes||1st||Spinning Hill||57.7 seconds|
|2001Schweppes Stakes||1st||Mistegic||58.7 seconds|
|2000Schweppes Stakes||1st||Falvelon||59.8 seconds|