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Extreme Choice to Resume in Oakleigh Plate 2017

Extreme Choice to Resume in Oakleigh Plate 2017

Mick Price has his Blue Diamond Stakes winner Extreme Choice down to kick-off his autumn at home at Caulfield Racecourse next month in the 2017 Oakleigh Plate.

Two-time Group 1 winning colt Extreme Choice is set to return to racing in the 2017 Oakleigh Plate at home at Caulfield. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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The 2016 William Reid Stakes, formerly known as the Australia 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 2016 William Reid Stakes will take place March 24th, 2016 at Moonee Valley during the night race meeting.

William Reid Stakes
Date: March 24th, 2016
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000
Inaugurated: 1925

This race should not be confused with the Group 2 Australia Stakes which is held at Moonee Valley in late January.

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) held at Flemington is one such trial race punters should keep an eye on. In the last few years both Apache Cat (2008) and Miss Andretti (2007) have claimed this Lightning Stakes / William Reid Stakes double. Other races include the Group 2 Australia Stakes (formerly the Carlyon Stakes), run over the same distance and conditions in late January, and the Group 3 Rubiton Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield in January.

2016 William Reid Stakes Field & Odds

As soon as all entries are finalised, the 2016 William Reid Stakes field will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 7x46136x12 LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Glen Boss 5 58.5kg 113
2 301x2617x1 FLAMBERGE Peter G Moody Brad Rawiller 2 58.5kg 112
3 6x7621x361 THE QUARTERBACK Robbie Griffiths Craig Newitt 6 58.5kg 107
4 5x557143x0 FAST ā€™Nā€™ ROCKING David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 10 58.5kg 105
5 9835×05943 IT IS WRITTEN Robbie Griffiths Steven Arnold 9 58.5kg 96
6 2115754324 CHURCHILL DANCER David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Nicholas Hall 4 58.5kg 103
7 26x73082x8 GREGERS David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Craig Williams 12 56.5kg 102
8 7x004510x5 SCARLET BILLOWS Darren Weir Damien Oliver 1 56.5kg 97
9 1111431×35 JAPONISME Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 11 56kg 109
10 x38221x151 HOLLER John O’Shea James McDonald 7 56kg 110
11 35x7948x18 HEADWATER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 8 56kg 96
12 21x16x2 KINGLIKE Peter G Moody Damian Lane 3 56kg 98

William Reid Stakes Nominations

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 0x111492x2 BLACK HEART BART G 5 Darren Weir 107
2 2115754324 CHURCHILL DANCER G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 103
3 441x67716x DE LITTLE ENGINE G 5 Danny O’Brien 95
4 39x6241x59 DELECTATION G 4 Chris Waller 111
5 5x557143x0 FAST ā€™Nā€™ ROCKING G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 105
6 301x2617x1 FLAMBERGE G 6 Peter G Moody 112
7 26x73082x8 GREGERS M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 102
8 35x7948x18 HEADWATER C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 96
9 x38221x151 HOLLER C 3 John O’Shea 110
10 9835×05943 IT IS WRITTEN G 7 Robbie Griffiths 96
11 1111431×35 JAPONISME G 3 Chris Waller 109
12 21x16x2 KINGLIKE C 3 Peter G Moody 98
13 7x46136x12 LUCKY HUSSLER G 6 Darren Weir 113
14 18×1331211 MISS SETON SANDS M 4 Tony McEvoy 95
15 x11250x10x SABATINI M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope 98
16 7x004510x5 SCARLET BILLOWS M 5 Darren Weir 97
17 6x7114x382 SOOBOOG C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 76
18 6x7621x361 THE QUARTERBACK G 5 Robbie Griffiths 107

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
William Reid Stakes
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
William Reid Stakes
1st Lucky Hussler 1 minute 10.36 seconds
2nd Vain Queen
3rd Griante
William Reid Stakes
1st Spirit Of Boom 1 minute 11.17 seconds
2nd Fontelina
3rd Unpretentious
William Reid Stakes
1st Black Caviar 1 minute 11.08 seconds
2nd Karuta Queen
3rd Fawkner
William Reid Stakes
1st Foxwedge 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Hay List
3rd Buffering
William Reid Stakes
1st Black Caviar 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Crystal Lily
3rd Hinchinbrook
William Reid Stakes
1st Turffontein 1 minute 11.67 seconds
2nd Wanted
3rd Sniper’s Bullet
Australia Stakes
1st Apache Cat 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Vormista
3rd Time Thief
Australia Stakes
1st Apache Cat 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Stanzout
3rd Monet Rules
Australia Stakes
1st Miss Andrettie 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Any Suggestion
3rd Rewaaya
Australia Stakes
1st Virage De Fortune 1 minute 10 seconds
2nd Rewaaya
3rd Undue
Australia Stakes
1st Cape Of Good Hop 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Super Elegant
3rd Spark Of Life
Australia Stakes
1st Regimental Gal 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Our Egyptian Raine
3rd Legally Bay
Australia Stakes
1st Yell 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Dash For Cash
3rd Spinning Hill
Australia Stakes
1st Toledo 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Show A Heart
3rd North Boy
Australia Stakes
1st Bomber Bill 1 minute 11.4 seconds
2nd Scenic Warrior
3rd Nina Haraka
Australia Stakes
1st Miss Pennymoney 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Redoutes Choice
3rd St Chrisoph