Australia Stakes

The Australia Stakes is a Group 2 sprint held at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

2017 Australia Stakes Results

  • 1st: Malaguerra
  • 2nd: Black Heart Bart
  • 3rd: Sirbible

Australia Stakes News

Equal Record 2017 Australia Stakes Win by Malaguerra

Equal Record 2017 Australia Stakes Win by Malaguerra

The Peter Gelagotis-trained Malaguerra returned to racing in awesome style at Moonee Valley on Friday night posting an equal track record victory in the Australia Stakes 2017.

2017 Australia Stakes winner Malaguerra will target the CF Orr – Futurity Stakes double in February. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Magnus five-year-old continued his gun 1200m record with a sixth ...

The 2017 Australia Stakes is a Group 2 race held each year in late January at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne. Run over 1200m under weight-for-age conditions on one of Moonee Valley’s night race meetings, this sprint race is worth $200,000 in prize money.

It is one of only a couple of Group races held in January anywhere in the country and signals the return of regular black type racing to Melbourne.

The Australia Stakes serves as a nice campaign kick-off for sprinters heading towards tougher races during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

It is a key lead-up race into the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) run at Caulfield in February.

The Australia Stakes 2017 ran on January 27, 2017.

Australia Stakes
Date: January 27
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2017 Australia Stakes Results

Check out the full 2017 Australia Stakes Results & Finishing Order below and follow the link for a full rundown on the equal track-record win by Malaguerra.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 MALAGUERRA Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 9 58.5kg $4.20
2 1 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 2L 3 58.5kg $2.50F
3 8 SIRBIBLE Russell Bell Darren Gauci 3.5L 4 58.5kg $31
4 5 PALENTINO Darren Weir Damian Lane 5L 5 58.5kg $21
5 10 PEACOCK John O’Shea Craig Williams 5.5L 2 55kg $31
6 7 CHETWOOD John O’Shea James Doyle 6.5L 8 58.5kg $4.20
7 2 TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Kerrin McEvoy 7.25L 1 58.5kg $13
8 4 MOURINHO Peter Gelagotis Craig Newitt 7.45L 6 58.5kg $31
9 6 IT IS WRITTEN Robbie Griffiths Matthew Allen 7.65L 7 58.5kg $61
9 CAVALOCE Will Clarken Dwayne Dunn 0

2017 Australia Stakes Betting & Odds

The latest Australia Stakes 2017 odds and betting markets provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be published below as soon as available for you to back your Australia Stakes betting tips at the best prices.

2017 Australia Stakes Field

The Australia Stakes field regularly features some top quality sprinters from around the country. It’s common for trainers to enter their horses into the Australia Stakes field as a means of preparation for the coming Autumn Racing Carnival.

The 2017 Australia Stakes field is due for release at 9:00am (AEDT) on January 25, 2017, and will be published in full below.

Check out the official 2017 Australia Stakes Field & Barrier Draw and follow the link for a detailed race preview.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 212x12129x BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 3 58.5kg 113
2 1x4160x88x TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Kerrin McEvoy 1 58.5kg 112
3 11619x215x MALAGUERRA Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 9 58.5kg 112
4 x1610x703x MOURINHO Peter Gelagotis Craig Newitt 6 58.5kg 110
5 12x451008x PALENTINO Darren Weir Damian Lane 5 58.5kg 111
6 70×4367318 IT IS WRITTEN Robbie Griffiths Matthew Allen 7 58.5kg 92
7 133x1111x CHETWOOD John O’Shea James Doyle 8 58.5kg 105
8 x1500x1720 SIRBIBLE Russell Bell Darren Gauci 4 58.5kg 91
9 x114301612 CAVALOCE Will Clarken Dwayne Dunn 10 56.5kg 97
10 7x21x531x PEACOCK John O’Shea Craig Williams 2 55kg 76

2017 Australia Stakes Nominations

Usually released on the Monday leading up to the race, Australia Stakes nominations contain a number of top quality horses with extensive sprinting backgrounds. When making your selections, keep an eye out for those horses among the Australia Stakes nominations that have had some access over 1200m at Moonee Valley.

The 2017 Australia Stakes nominations close at 12:00pm (AEDT) on Monday January 23 and will be published below when available.

Check out the official 2017 Australia Stakes Nominations below and follow the link for a rundown on the hopefuls for the Group 2 autumn sprint feature.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 x68x265x63 BALL OF MUSCLE G 6 Joseph Pride
2 212x12129x BLACK HEART BART G 6 Darren Weir 113
3 x114301612 CAVALOCE M 6 Will Clarken 97
4 133x1111x CHETWOOD G 4 John O’Shea 105
5 575432460x CHURCHILL DANCER G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 101
6 11x477x EL DIVINO C 3 Darren Weir
7 7x1100x98x FLAMBERGE G 7 Darren Weir 112
8 70×4367318 IT IS WRITTEN G 8 Robbie Griffiths 92
9 1170x15x0x KAYJAY’S JOY M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 88
10 11619x215x MALAGUERRA G 5 Peter Gelagotis
11 x1610x703x MOURINHO G 9 Peter Gelagotis 110
12 12x451008x PALENTINO H 4 Darren Weir 111
13 85x6x1 PATRIOT ACT G 4 Jody Thompson 62
14 7x21x531x PEACOCK C 3 John O’Shea 76
15 x1500x1720 SIRBIBLE G 5 Russell Bell
16 1x4160x88x TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 112
17 10x842990x WELL SPRUNG G 4 Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor 86
18 3235859×32 ZUPACHARGED G 7 Kylie Vella 82

Australia Stakes History

Formerly called the Carlyon Stakes until 2010, the Moonee Valley Racing Club changed the race name to the Australia Stakes to celebrate Australia Day. This race is not to be confused with the Group 1 William Reid Stakes, which was previously called the Australia Stakes, and is now once again called the William Reid Stakes and runs in March.

Originally a Listed race and known as the Carlyon Stakes, this race earned Group 3 status in 1990 until 1994 when it was again elevated to Group 2 status. Also known as the Stanley Wootton Stakes, the fastest winning time since 1988 was recorded by Hareeba in 1995 with 1 minute 8.8 seconds. The slowest winning time was 1 minute 12.8 seconds by All Our Mob in 1996.

Recent Australia Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Australia Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Australia Stakes
1st Malaguerra 1 minute 9.29 seconds (Equal Track Record)
2nd Black Heart Bart
3rd Sirbible
2016
Australia Stakes
1st Holler 1 minute 10.96 seconds
2nd Churchill Dancer
3rd Rebel Dane
2015
Australia Stakes
1st Mourinho 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd It Is Written
3rd Dissident
2014
Australia Stakes
1st Richie’s Vibe 1 minute 10.96 seconds
2nd Moment Of Change
3rd It Is Written
2013
Australia Stakes
1st Sea Lord 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Pinwheel
3rd Outlandish Lad
2012
Australia Stakes
1st Black Caviar 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Zedi Knight
3rd Doubtful Jack
2011
Australia Stakes
1st Whitefriars 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd Undeniably
3rd Typhoon Tracy
2010
Australia Stakes
1st Black Caviar 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Here De Angels
3rd La Rocket
2009
Carlyon Stakes
1st Lucky Secret 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Light Fantastic
3rd Von Costa De Hero
2008
Carlyon Stakes
1st Let Go Thommo 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Maldivian
3rd Casino Prince
2007
Carlyon Stakes
1st El Segundo 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Cocinero
3rd Super Elegant
2006
Carlyon Stakes
1st California Dane 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Virage De Fortune
3rd Casual Pass
2005
Carlyon Stakes
1st Super Elegant 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Strikeline
3rd Ruben
2004
Carlyon Stakes
1st Vocabulary 1 minute 11.5 seconds
2nd Super Elegant
3rd Confederate Kid
2003
Carlyon Stakes
1st Yell 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Libidinious
3rd Pernod
2002
Carlyon Stakes
1st Royal Code 1 minute 11 seconds
2nd Intelligent Star
3rd Ustinov
2001
Carlyon Stakes
1st Piavonic 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Ateates
3rd Le Zagaletta
2000
Carlyon Stakes
1st Slavonic 1 minute 12.1 seconds
2nd Sports
3rd Le Zagaletta