Alister Clark Stakes

The Alister Clark Stakes is a Group 2 race run over 2040m at Moonee Valley on a Friday night in March for three-year-old autumn staying types.

2017 Alister Clark Stakes Results

  • 1st: Hardham
  • 2nd: Ruthven
  • 3rd: Farson

Alister Clark Stakes News

Alister Clark Stakes 2017 Betting Tips & Update

Alister Clark Stakes 2017 Betting Tips & Update

2017 Alister Clark Stakes Night lights up Moonee Valley Racecourse this evening and below are our insider betting tips plus the latest odds on the three-years-old autumn showdown.

Short-priced favourite in Alister Clark Stakes 2017 betting Farson looks hard to beat at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Photo: Steve Hart.

Due to jump as Moonee Valley Race 7 at 9:30pm...

The Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes is a 2040m race for three-year-old runners and is open to both fillies and colts & geldings.

Raced at Moonee Valley during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival in March, the Alister Clark Stakes is a set weights and penalties event worth $200,000 in prize money. The Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1200m) held in February at Flemington and the Group 2 Autumn Classic (1800m) on Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day are good lead-up races into the Alister Clark Stakes.

The Alister Clark Stakes 2017 ran under lights on Friday March 17, 2017.

Alister Clark Stakes
Date: March 17, 2017
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 2040m
Race Type: 3YOs – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2017 Alister Clark Stakes Results

Check out the official Alister Clark Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order below – the race won in an upset by the Australian Derby-bound Hardham who beat home the better fancied duo of Ruthven (2nd) and Farson (3rd) to become just the third double-figure Alister Clark Stakes winner in 30 years.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 4 HARDHAM David Brideoake Luke Nolen 10 57kg $12
2 3 RUTHVEN Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 0.75L 2 57kg $2.80
3 1 FARSON Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 0.95L 3 57kg $2.70F
4 7 ARCTIC FLOW Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 3.7L 4 57kg $26
5 6 CAPTAIN RHETT Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 5.45L 1 57kg $21
6 11 MISS STRATHALLAN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 5.65L 7 55kg $19
7 9 LYNCH MOB Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 5.75L 11 57kg $101
8 10 PARTHESIA (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 5.95L 8 55kg $16
9 12 MANNING ROAD Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 6.05L 9 55kg $101
10 8 ELECTRIC CHARLIE John & Chris Ledger Dean Yendall 9.55L 5 57kg $51
11 5 SUNDAY PRAY John Moloney Patrick Moloney 13.3L 6 57kg $11
2 CLIFF HANGER Lee & Anthony Freedman Ben E Thompson (a) 0

2017 Alister Clark Stakes Odds

The official Alister Clark Stakes 2017 betting odds on the Moonee Valley night feature will be available below the week of the race.

2017 Alister Clark Stakes Field

The Alister Clark Stakes field attracts a smart line-up of in-form three-year-old autumn gallopers. Many may be heading towards longer-distance races in Sydney later in the autumn such as the ATC Oaks or ATC Derby run at Randwick in April over 2400m.

The 2017 Alister Clark Stakes field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday March 15, 2017 and will be announced below.

The official Alister Clark Stakes 2017 Final Field attracted a dozen three-year-olds including Farson chasing his fourth win on the trot and drawn ideally in barrier three.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weigth Hcp. Rating
1 4×14111 FARSON Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 3 57kg 84
2 30167×212 CLIFF HANGER Lee & Anthony Freedman Ben E Thompson (a) 9 57kg 75
3 112×52 RUTHVEN Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 2 57kg 74
4 1x3670x67 HARDHAM David Brideoake Luke Nolen 11 57kg 66
5 160×4221 SUNDAY PRAY John Moloney Patrick Moloney 6 57kg 66
6 x837x52223 CAPTAIN RHETT Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 1 57kg 66
7 9×2161 ARCTIC FLOW Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 4 57kg 66
8 2217645 ELECTRIC CHARLIE John & Chris Ledger Dean Yendall 5 57kg 62
9 3×33 LYNCH MOB Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 12 57kg 59
10 9231×99481 PARTHESIA (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 8 55kg 74
11 936×14 MISS STRATHALLAN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 7 55kg 64
12 0x3313 MANNING ROAD Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 10 55kg 62

2017 Alister Clark Stakes Nominations

The official Alister Clark Stakes 2017 nominations close the Monday of race week and will be published below as soon as announced by Racing Victoria.

Check out the full 2017 Alister Clark Stakes Nominations below – early entries led by the Autumn Classic winner Farson who is tracking towards a Sydney run on April 1 in the Australian Derby.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 9×2161 ARCTIC FLOW G 3 Darren Weir 66
2 8x60x9133 BLUE OCEAN F 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 61
3 x837x52223 CAPTAIN RHETT G 3 Pat Carey 66
4 30167×212 CLIFF HANGER G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 75
5 1513 COMIC SET G 3 Michael Kent
6 2217645 ELECTRIC CHARLIE G 3 John & Chris Ledger 62
7 4×14111 FARSON G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 84
8 0x216 GOOD HOST G 3 Cindy Alderson 62
9 1x3670x67 HARDHAM C 3 David Brideoake 66
10 51429×338 LAND OF PLENTY C 3 Grahame Begg 71
11 3×33 LYNCH MOB G 3 Tony McEvoy
12 062 MANDLAKAZI G 3 Pat Carey
13 0x3313 MANNING ROAD F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 62
14 936×14 MISS STRATHALLAN F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 64
15 85×443321 NAMIB F 3 Mitchell Freedman 58
16 9231×99481 PARTHESIA (NZ) F 3 Darren Weir 74
17 165×844 RIBBON OF CHOICE G 3 Brian Gentle 59
18 442 ROCK WITH YOU G 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 58
19 112×52 RUTHVEN C 3 Ciaron Maher 74
20 x454282x06 SEABURGE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 107
21 6×114173 SNITZSON C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
22 8421×3 SO BELLE F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 62
23 160×4221 SUNDAY PRAY G 3 John Moloney 66

Alister Clark Stakes History

First won by Amiable in 1939, the Alister Clark Stakes was a Principal race up until 1977. The race was named after the foundation chairman of the Moonee Valley Racing Club and master of Oaklands Hunt Club from 1901 to 1908, Mr Alister Clark.

The CS Hayes Stakes and Alister Clark Stakes double has been recently achieved by Lieutenant in 2005. Sometime has won the race twice in 1963-64 as has Family Man in 1977 and 1979. Since 1998, the fastest winning time for the Alister Clark Stakes was recorded by Mr Murphy in 2001 with 1 minute 31 seconds. The slowest time was by Lieutenant in 2001 with 1 minute 38.9 seconds.

Recent Alister Clark Stakes

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Alister Clark Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Hardham 2 minutes 5.78 seconds
2nd Ruthven
3rd Farson
2016
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Tally 2 minutes 8.37 seconds
2nd Palentino
3rd Hardern
2015
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Chill Party 2 minutes 6.1 seconds
2nd Stratum Star
3rd Maastricht
2014
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Pheidon 2 minutes 06.7 seconds
2nd Cadillac Mountain
3rd Surge Ahead
2013
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Philippi 2 minutes 05.6 seconds
2nd Sheer Talent
3rd Gerontius
2012
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Highly Recommended 2 minutes 08.6 seconds
2nd Ethiopia
3rd Sangster
2011
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Domesky 2 minutes 06.6 seconds
2nd Coldens Choice
3rd Folding Gear
2010
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Linton 1 minute 39.43 seconds
2nd Take The Rap
3rd Offhanded
2009
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Pre Eminence 1 minute 37.1 seconds
2nd Eagle Falls
3rd Definitive
2008
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Sound Journey 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Playwright
3rd Schilling
2007
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Casino Prince 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Furio
3rd Ambitious General
2006
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Spinney 1 minute 36.7 seconds
2nd Langarza
3rd Bonny Laird
2005
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Lieutenant 1 minute 38.9 seconds
2nd Volitant
3rd Renewable
2004
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Speedy King 1 minute 37.8 seconds
2nd Confectioner
3rd Strafed
2003
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Titanic Jack 1 minute 37.7 seconds
2nd Tycoon Ruler
3rd Regicide
2002
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Royal Code 1 minute 38.2 seconds
2nd Ebony Night
3rd Mr Trickster
2001
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Mr Murphy 1 minute 31 seconds
2nd Diamond Dane
3rd Fubu
2000
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Pins 1 minute 36.2 seconds
2nd Diatribe
3rd Oval Office