Moir Stakes

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



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 Moir Stakes shares a race program with the Group 2 Stutt Stakes, Group 2 Stocks Stakes, Group 3 JRA Cup. and Group 3 Scarborough Stakes.

The 2018 Moir Stakes ran on Friday September 29 , 2018.

2018 A.J. Moir Stakes
Date: Friday September 29 , 2018
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

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
2 2x2411x20x VIDDORA M 6 Lloyd Kennewell 2 56.5kg 109
3 179x3160x2 HOUTZEN M 4 Toby Edmonds 3 56.5kg 100
4 729x37820x MISSROCK M 5 Robbie Laing 4 56.5kg 106
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
9 90x108661x SPRIGHT M 5 Garry Frazer 9 56.5kg 103
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

Year Place Horse Time
2018 Moir Stakes 1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017 Moir Stakes 1st She Will Reign  0 minutes 58.30 seconds
2nd Viddora
3rd Sheidel
2016 Moir Stakes 1st Extreme Choice  0 minutres 58.74 seconds
2nd Heatherly
3rd Wild Rain
2015 Moir Stakes 1st Buffering 0 minutes 57.2 seconds
2nd Ball Of Muscle
3rd Angelic Light
2014 Moir Stakes 1st Buffering 1 minute 10.91 seconds
2nd Lankan Rupee
3rd Rebel Dane
2013 Schweppes Stakes 1st Samaready 1 minute 11.25 seconds
2nd Buffering
3rd Le Bonsir
2012 Schweppes Stakes 1st Buffering 1 minute 10.97 seconds
2nd Ready To Rip
3rd Thankgodyou’rehere
2011 Schweppes Stakes 1st Black Caviar 1 minute 10.13 seconds
2nd Doubtful Jack
3rd Here De Angels
2010 Schweppes Stakes 1st Black Caviar 1 minute 11.01 seconds
2nd Hot Danish
3rd True Persuasion
2009 Schweppes Stakes 1st Apache Cat 1 minute 10.01 seconds
2nd Mic Mac
3rd Bank Robber
2008 Schweppes Stakes 1st Lucky Secret 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Bel Mer
3rd Mr Baritone
2007 Schweppes Stakes 1st Miss Andretti 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Gold Edition
3rd Lets Go Thommo
2006 Schweppes Stakes 1st California Dane 58.4 seconds
2nd Lets Go Thommo
3rd Poets Voice
2005 Schweppes Stakes 1st Virage De Fortune 59.1 seconds
2nd Miss Mooney Mooney
3rd Imprisoned
2004 Schweppes Stakes 1st Bomber Bill 58.4 seconds
2nd Regimental Gal
3rd Dance The Waves
2003 Schweppes Stakes 1st Our Egyptian Raine 57.7 seconds
2nd Spinning Hill
3rd Dantana
2002 Schweppes Stakes 1st Spinning Hill 57.7 seconds
2nd Bomber Bill
3rd Mistegic
2001 Schweppes Stakes 1st Mistegic 58.7 seconds
2nd Regal Shot
3rd Appoint
2000 Schweppes Stakes 1st Falvelon 59.8 seconds
2nd Notoire
3rd Super Elegant

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