William Reid Stakes

The William Reid Stakes is the last of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival Group 1 races taking place on a Friday night at Moonee Valley Racecourse in March.

2017 William Reid Stakes Results

  • 1st: Silent Sedition
  • 2nd: Hellbent
  • 3rd: Star Turn

William Reid Stakes News

Hooked back in winner’s stall with 2017 Victoria Handicap victory

Hooked back in winner’s stall with 2017 Victoria Handicap victory

Six year old Hooked broke a long winning drought with a tough victory in the Group 3 $150,000 Victoria Handicap (1400m) at Caulfield today. Hooked has been out of the winner’s stall since taking out the Group 2 $175,000 Tattersalls Club Tramway Stakes (1400m) at Randwick during the 2015 Sydney Spring Carnival and trainer Robert…

The William Reid Stakes is one of the quality Group 1 races held at the esteemed Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne. Taking place under the lights at the Valley in March each year, this 1200m sprint is conducted under weight-for-age conditions and offers prize money of $500,000.

Today the race is held as the feature race of the William Reid Stakes Night along with the Group 2 Sunline Stakes (1600m) during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival

The 2017 William Reid Stakes will took place March 24 at Moonee Valley during the night race meeting.

William Reid Stakes
Date: March 24 , 2017
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000
Inaugurated: 1925

There are a number of excellent lead-up races held earlier in the Melbourne Autumn Carnival that serve as a good guide for you William Reid Stakes wagers. The Group 1 Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington is one such trial race punters should keep an eye on. The other is the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) run down the famous Flemington straight a fortnight before. The Newmarket Handicap – William Reid Stakes double was last achieved by superstar mare Black Caviar (2011).

2017 William Reid Stakes Results

See below for the full William Reid Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order – the race won by ultra-consistent mare Silent Sedition from the Darren Weir-trained Hellbent in a photo, with the beaten favourite Star Turn rounding out the William Reid Stakes Trifecta in third.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 12 SILENT SEDITION Andrew Noblet Ms Katelyn Mallyon 10 56.5kg $7.50
2 10 HELLBENT Darren Weir Damian Lane 0.1L 5 58.5kg $8
3 13 STAR TURN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 1.35L 3 56kg $4F
4 6 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 1.55L 6 58.5kg $21
5 4 JAPONISME Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 2.05L 2 58.5kg $19
6 11 SHEIDEL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Blake Shinn 2.25L 9 56.5kg $5
7 9 KAEPERNICK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Damien Oliver 2.75L 4 58.5kg $19
8 2 FLAMBERGE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 3.15L 1 58.5kg $20
9 1 REBEL DANE Gary Portelli Ben Melham 3.35L 7 58.5kg $17
10 5 HOOKED Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 4.85L 11 58.5kg $31
11 8 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD Peter Gelagotis Hugh Bowman 5.35L 8 58.5kg $10
12 3 THE QUARTERBACK Robbie Griffiths Matthew Allen 5.45L 12 58.5kg $31
7 KURO (NZ) Joseph Pride Corey Brown 0

2017 William Reid Stakes Form Guide

View the comprehensive William Reid Stakes form guide and betting history on the Group 1 sprint the week of the race right here at Races.com.au.

2017 William Reid Stakes Tips

The Races.com.au team’s expert William Reid Stakes betting tips will be available below leading up to the race.

2017 William Reid Stakes Odds

The latest William Reid Stakes 2017 betting odds for the last of the Melbourne Autumn Group 1 races will be available below as soon as open at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2017 William Reid Stakes Field

Each autumn the William Reid Stakes field attracts a smart line-up of proven Group 1 sprinters out of earlier lead-up races including the Oakleigh Plate and Newmarket Handicap. Horses out of the field may continue onto Sydney’s Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) the following weekend at Royal Randwick. Black Caviar (2013) was the last winner of the William Reid Stakes – TJ Smith Stakes double.

The 2017 William Reid Stakes field will be announced below the Wednesday before the race.

Check out the full 2017 William Reid Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw below – following the link to read more on the key runners including class mare Sheidel and the ultra-consistent Silent Sedition.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Weight Hcp. Rating
1 94x236710x REBEL DANE Gary Portelli Ben Melham 7 58.5kg 111
2 100x98x440 FLAMBERGE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 1 58.5kg 111
3 1539x146x0 THE QUARTERBACK Robbie Griffiths Matthew Allen 12 58.5kg 108
4 313x6039x6 JAPONISME Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 2 58.5kg 108
5 900x70x9x2 HOOKED Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 11 58.5kg 103
6 3x3221123x ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 6 58.5kg 105
7 360×221712 KURO (NZ) Joseph Pride Corey Brown 13 58.5kg 105
8 21x1212x50 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD Peter Gelagotis Hugh Bowman 8 58.5kg 104
9 x10x3021x8 KAEPERNICK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Damien Oliver 4 58.5kg 102
10 x10113x344 HELLBENT Darren Weir Damian Lane 5 58.5kg 99
11 x421152x14 SHEIDEL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Blake Shinn 9 56.5kg 111
12 12x231x212 SILENT SEDITION Andrew Noblet Ms Katelyn Mallyon 10 56.5kg 105
13 56x1213x33 STAR TURN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 3 56kg 109

William Reid Stakes Nominations

The official 2017 William Reid Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race and will be available in full below.

Check out the full 2017 William Reid Stakes Nominations below – following the link to read more on the key entries including smart three-year-old Star Turn, Group 1 winning filly I Am A Star and the in-form Silent Sedition coming off a Group 1 Coolmore Classic second in Sydney.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 933x242x11 BASSETT (NZ) G 4 Mick Price 95
2 2x600x2117 DAL CIELO (NZ) G 4 Kris Lees 93
3 1117×232 ECHO EFFECT G 3 Kristen Buchanan 80
4 100x98x440 FLAMBERGE G 7 Darren Weir 111
5 x10113x344 HELLBENT H 4 Darren Weir 99
6 900x70x9x2 HOOKED H 6 Robert Smerdon 103
7 154231×271 I AM A STAR (NZ) F 3 Shane Nichols 105
8 21x1212x50 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD G 5 Peter Gelagotis 104
9 313x6039x6 JAPONISME G 4 Chris Waller 108
10 x10x3021x8 KAEPERNICK G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 102
11 360×221712 KURO (NZ) G 5 Joseph Pride 105
12 1x66735x19 MISSROCK F 3 Robbie Laing 86
13 94x236710x REBEL DANE H 7 Gary Portelli 111
14 3x3221123x ROCK MAGIC G 7 Chris Gangemi 105
15 27024x167x SECRET AGENDA M 4 Mick Price 100
16 x421152x14 SHEIDEL M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 111
17 12x231x212 SILENT SEDITION M 4 Andrew Noblet 105
18 1500×17203 SIRBIBLE G 5 Russell Bell 93
19 0111x12x29 SPIETH (NZ) H 4 Bryce Heys 109
20 56x1213x33 STAR TURN C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 109
21 3397293235 SUNDAY ESCAPE G 6 Andrew Murray 81
22 667x1310x4 SWEET SHERRY F 3 Paul Banks 80
23 42x256Px1x TARGET IN SIGHT G 7 Joseph Pride 105
24 1539x146x0 THE QUARTERBACK G 6 Robbie Griffiths 108
25 842990×613 WELL SPRUNG G 4 Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor 92

William Reid Stakes History

The race is named after the renowned racehorse owner and banker William Reid. The race reached the peak of its prestige in 2005, and for two years was held as the second leg of the Global Sprint Challenge. It has now been replaced by The Age Classic.

First run in 1925, the William Reid Stakes was held over 6 furlongs until 1973 when Australia’s adoption of the metric system converted the distance to 1200m. Beginning as a Principal race, the William Reid Stakes reached group 2 status in 1980 and was finally elevated to its current Group 1 position in 1987. The race name was changed from the William Reid Stakes to the Australia Made Stakes in 1994 and then finally became known as the Australia Stakes from 1996 onwards. In 2010 the race name changed back to the William Reid Stakes.

A top quality field of sprinters compete in the William Reid Stakes each year and notable winners include Apace Cat (2008 & 2009), Hareeba (1995), Redelva (1991) and Zeditave (1989).

Recent William Reid Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018
William Reid Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
William Reid Stakes
1st Silent Sedition 1 minute 10.11 seconds
2nd Hellbent
3rd Star Turn
2016
William Reid Stakes
1st Flamberge 1 minute 09.85 seconds
2nd Holler
3rd Japonisme
2015
William Reid Stakes
1st Lucky Hussler 1 minute 10.36 seconds
2nd Vain Queen
3rd Griante
2014
William Reid Stakes
1st Spirit Of Boom 1 minute 11.17 seconds
2nd Fontelina
3rd Unpretentious
2013
William Reid Stakes
1st Black Caviar 1 minute 11.08 seconds
2nd Karuta Queen
3rd Fawkner
2012
William Reid Stakes
1st Foxwedge 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Hay List
3rd Buffering
2011
William Reid Stakes
1st Black Caviar 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Crystal Lily
3rd Hinchinbrook
2010
William Reid Stakes
1st Turffontein 1 minute 11.67 seconds
2nd Wanted
3rd Sniper’s Bullet
2009
Australia Stakes
1st Apache Cat 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Vormista
3rd Time Thief
2008
Australia Stakes
1st Apache Cat 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Stanzout
3rd Monet Rules
2007
Australia Stakes
1st Miss Andrettie 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Any Suggestion
3rd Rewaaya
2006
Australia Stakes
1st Virage De Fortune 1 minute 10 seconds
2nd Rewaaya
3rd Undue
2005
Australia Stakes
1st Cape Of Good Hop 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Super Elegant
3rd Spark Of Life
2004
Australia Stakes
1st Regimental Gal 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Our Egyptian Raine
3rd Legally Bay
2003
Australia Stakes
1st Yell 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Dash For Cash
3rd Spinning Hill
2002
Australia Stakes
1st Toledo 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Show A Heart
3rd North Boy
2001
Australia Stakes
1st Bomber Bill 1 minute 11.4 seconds
2nd Scenic Warrior
3rd Nina Haraka
2000
Australia Stakes
1st Miss Pennymoney 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Redoutes Choice
3rd St Chrisoph