Stutt Stakes

The Bill Stutt Stakes (1600m) is a Group 2 race held at Moonee Valley Racecourse in late September on Moir Stakes Night as a lead-up to the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas.

2019 Stutt Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 The Holy One
  • 2nd: #7 Vegas Knight
  • 3rd: #4 Conqueror



Re-named in honour of former chairman of the Moonee Valley Racing Club Mr Bill Stutt, the Group 2 Stutt Stakes is held at the Moonee Valley Racecourse in late September as part of the Moir Stakes Night program on a Friday evening.

Worth $200,000 in prize money, the set weights race is open to all three year old horses. Colts and geldings must carry 55.5kg, while fillies are required to carry 53.5kg. Run over a mile distance, the Bill Stutt Stakes in held two weeks before the Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m), but Whobegotyou (2008) was the last to do the double. More recently, the 2017 Caulfield Guineas winner Mighty Boss also came out of the Stutt Stakes having run fourth in the Group 2.

Held on the Moir Stakes Night, the event is the first 1600m race for three year olds in the spring carnival and is run alongside the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m), Group 2 Stocks Stakes (1600m) and Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m).

This year’s Stutt Stakes 2019 ran on Friday September 27, 2019 and was won by progressive Tavistock colt The Holy One. 

2019 Stutt Stakes
Date: Friday September 27, 2019
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YOs – Set Weights (C&G 55.5kg / F 53.5kg)
Status: Group 2
Prize money: $200,000

2019  Stutt Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 The Holy One
  • 2nd: #7 Vegas Knight
  • 3rd: #4 Conqueror

The $2 million Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas now calls for Tavistock colt The Holy One after his half-length win in the 2019 Stutt Stakes under the lights on Friday night. Jockey Brett Prebble gave the rails-drawn galloper a well-controlled ride up front with The Holy One still managing to win despite the jockey dropping his whip in the straight.

Read more on the 2019 Stutt Stakes win by Caulfield Guineas hope The Holy One.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 5 THE HOLY ONE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Brett Prebble 1 57kg $9
2 7 VEGAS KNIGHT Colin Little Craig Williams 0.5L 5 57kg $4.80
3 4 CONQUEROR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 0.6L 4 57kg $6.50
4 2 LEGIONNAIRE John Moloney Jamie Mott 1.35L 7 57kg $4
5 8 SERENGETI Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 1.55L 3 57kg $26
6 6 HINCHPIN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 2.3L 6 57kg $11
7 1 POWER SCHEME David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 4.05L 2 57kg $3.30F
3 FABULANSKI Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 0

Bill Stutt Stakes Betting

The latest Bill Stutt Stakes odds and betting markets for the Moir Stakes Night Group 2 will be listed below complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in your early Stutt Stakes betting tips at the right price.

2019 Stutt Stakes Field

The Bill Stutt Stakes field attracts a quality field of young milers each season that could be looking to return to the mile at Caulfield Racecourse in a fortnights’ time in the Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m), a race Pierro (2012) ran second in after a lead-up Stutt Stakes win. For the best three-year-olds in the Stutt Stakes field, the iconic Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) could also be on the spring agenda.

The official 2019 Bill Stutt Stakes Final Field & Barriers are released on the Wednesday of race week and will be provided for punters in full below.

The Stutt Stakes 2019 Field originally drew eight final acceptors but the early scratching of Fabulanski has left seven contenders. The Lindsay Park-trained favourite Power Scheme comes off a win at the track and has come up trumps with barrier two, while the open market also favours the likes of last-start Exford Plate winner Legionnaire and Conqueror who comes off a second to his stablmate Power Scheme.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 3x86217x1 POWER SCHEME David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 2 57kg 78
2 344×221 LEGIONNAIRE John Moloney Jamie Mott 8 57kg 75
3 557021×9 FABULANSKI Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 3 57kg 67
4 25×142 CONQUEROR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 5 57kg 65
5 0114 THE HOLY ONE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Brett Prebble 1 57kg 68
6 212×0 HINCHPIN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 7 57kg 65
7 73130 VEGAS KNIGHT Colin Little Craig Williams 6 57kg 63
8 77×82 SERENGETI Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 4 57kg 59

2019 Stutt Stakes Nominations

The 2019 Bill Stutt Stakes nominations are released on the Monday leading up to Moir Stakes Night and will be published below as soon as announced.

The Stutt Stakes 2019 nominations attracted 15 three-year-olds including Lindsay Park’s last-start winner at the track Power Scheme and the Anthony Cummings-trained Group 1 JJ Atkins winner Prince Fawaz looking to improve on a first-up sixth in Sydney’s Run To The Rose.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 55311×6 PRINCE FAWAZ C 3 Anthony Cummings 1 57kg 98
2 557021×9 FABULANSKI C 3 Robbie Laing 2 57kg 67
3 3x86217x1 POWER SCHEME G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 3 57kg 78
4 344×221 LEGIONNAIRE G 3 John Moloney 4 57kg 75
5 1152 SUBEDAR G 3 James Cummings 5 57kg 75
6 28426×61 STAND TO ATTENTION C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 6 57kg 63
7 25×142 CONQUEROR C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 7 57kg 65
8 0114 THE HOLY ONE (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 8 57kg 68
9 4×11 HILO C 3 James Cummings 9 57kg 68
10 212×0 HINCHPIN G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 10 57kg 65
11 17×353 TREATY OF SEVILLE C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 11 57kg 63
12 51 SERIOUS LIAISON C 3 Danny O’Brien 12 57kg 63
13 73130 VEGAS KNIGHT G 3 Colin Little 13 57kg 63
14 3×41 TRITON RISING C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 14 57kg 62
15 77×82 SERENGETI G 3 Pat Carey 15 57kg 59

Bill Stutt Stakes History

First won by Titanium in 1934, the Bill Stutt Stakes was originally named the Moonee Valley Stakes until 1990. Originally an eight furlong race, the distance was changed to 1600m in 1972. In 1979 it then changed from Principal race straight to Group Two status.

Notable Bill Stutt Stakes winners including subsequent Australian Guineas champ Hey Doc (2016), Pierro (2012) and Whobegotyou (2008). The Bill Stutt Stakes Results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Recent Stutt Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st The Holy One 1 minute 37.31 seconds
2nd Vegas Knight
3rd Conqueror
2018
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Leonardo Da Hinchi 1 minute 37.51 seconds
2nd Muswellbrook
3rd Mark The House
2017
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Showtime 1 minute 37.14 seconds
2nd Salsamor
3rd Holy Snow
2016
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Hey Doc 1 minute 37.41 seconds
2nd Land Of Plenty
3rd Kaching
2015
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Sovereign Nation 1 minute 36.17 seconds
2nd Get The Picture
3rd Gredington
2014
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Almalad 1 minute 38.83 seconds
2nd Moonovermanhattan
3rd Kumaon
2013
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Divine Calling 1 minute 37.29 seconds
2nd Shamus Award
3rd Cluster
2012
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Pierro 1 minute 36.31 seconds
2nd Carringbush Jack
3rd Jimando
2011
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Chase The Rainbow 1 minute 38.31 seconds
2nd Cute Emily
3rd Sabrage
2010
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Hallowlea 1 minute 37.29 seconds
2nd Run For Levi
3rd Bullbars
2009
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Carrara 1 minute 39.5 seconds
2nd Extra Hero
3rd Miss With Attitude
2008
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Whobegotyou 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd All American
3rd Carnero
2007
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Barbaricus 1 minute 36 seconds
2nd Davcon
3rd Cecconi
2006
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Churchill Downs 1 minute 22.15 seconds
2nd Magic Jet
3rd Ankh Morpork
2005
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Red Dazzler 1 minute 38 seconds
2nd Stratum
3rd Maybe Better
2004
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Mr Martini 1 minute 37.8 seconds
2nd Under Command
3rd Danaurum
2003
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Casual Pass 1 minute 37.2 seconds
2nd Special Harmony
3rd Face Value
2002
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Helenus 1 minute 39.6 seconds
2nd Aint Here
3rd Half Hennessy
2001
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Viscount 1 minute 38.1 seconds
2nd Dash For Cash
3rd Amalfi
2000
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Sarson Trail 1 minute 38.7 seconds
2nd Keeper
3rd Make Me A Miracle

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