McEwen Stakes

The 2016 McEwen Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

McEwen Stakes News

2016 Moir Stakes Target for McEwen Winner Wild Rain

2016 Moir Stakes Target for McEwen Winner Wild Rain

Former Melbourne Cup winning trainer Mark Kavanagh has named the Moir Stakes in three weeks’ time as the next major aim for his smart mare Wild Rain after her smart McEwen Stakes 2016 win at Moonee Valley.

Wild Rain (inside) is 2016 Moir Stakes bound after winning the McEwen Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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The 2016 McEwen Stakes is a Group 2 sprint held during early September at Moonee Valley Racecourse. Raced over 1000 metres under weight for age conditions, the McEwen Stakes pays $200,000 in total prize-money.

The McEwen Stakes is held on Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Day and shares its race program with the Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m).

Horses who contest the McEwen Stakes may have already run in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield a few weeks earlier. Success in the McEwen Stakes is often followed by an attempt at the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) in late October back at Moonee Valley.

The McEwen Stakes 2016 will be run on Saturday September 3.

McEwen Stakes
Date: September 3, 2016
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: Weight For Age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2016 McEwen Stakes Field

The 2016 McEwen Stakes field was released on Wednesday August 31 with Heatherly the early favourite in McEwen Stakes betting at

2016 McEwen Stakes Nominations

The 2016 McEwen Stakes nominations were released on Monday, August 29th, and feature Carlyon Stakes winner Heatherly.

See the complete 2016 Mitty’s McEwen Stakes Nominations now.

McEwen Stakes History

Registered as the Ian McEwen Trophy, the McEwen Stakes was inaugurated in 1995, making it a relatively young race. The McEwen Stakes was named in honour of Ian McEwen, a former secretary for the Moonee Valley Racing Club. For the very first year it ran, the race was referred to as the Anniversary Trophy.

Between 1995 and 1997 the race ran as an unlisted event. Following an upgrade in 1997, the race was listed until 2005. In 2006, a further upgrade saw the McEwen Stakes run as a Group 3 event for six years. From 2013 onwards, the McEwen Stakes is Group 2 event.

The McEwen Stakes has always been run over 1000m (excepting the year 2000 when it was run over 1200m) and has always been held at Moonee Valley (with the exception of the inaugural edition, when it was held at Caulfield).

Plenty of impressive horses have ran in the race throughout the years. Notable McEwen Stakes winners include Sequalo (1995), Testa Rossa (2000), Mistegic (2002), Miss Andretti (2006) and Buffering (2011).

McEwen Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.

McEwen Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
McEwen Stakes
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
McEwen Stakes
1st Wild Rain 0 minutes 58.8 seconds
2nd Furnaces
3rd Heatherly
McEwen Stakes
1st Chautauqua 0 minutes 58.2 seconds
2nd Flamberge
3rd Furnaces
Ajax Stakes
1st Angelic Light 0 minutes 57.5 seconds
2nd Lankan Rupee
3rd Eloping
McEwen Stakes
1st Kuroshio 0 minutes 57.8 seconds
2nd Moment Of Change
3rd General Truce
McEwen Stakes
1st Bel Sprinter 0 minutes 57.3 seconds
2nd Platelet
3rd Snitzem
McEwen Stakes
1st Buffering 0 minutes 58.5 seconds
2nd Crystal Lily
3rd Atomic Force
McEwen Stakes
1st Hay List 0 minute 59.6 seconds
2nd Catapulted
3rd Reward For Effort
McEwen Stakes
1st Nicconi 0 minute 57.4 seconds
2nd Morgan Dollar
3rd Secret Flyer
McEwen Stakes
1st Kaphero 0 minute 59.4 seconds
2nd Morgan Dollar
3rd Lucky Secret
McEwen Stakes
1st Here De Angels 0 minute 57.4 seconds
2nd Gold Edition
3rd Dr Nipandtuck
McEwen Stakes
1st Miss Andretti 0 minute 58.8 seconds
2nd Sassbee
3rd Cargo Cult
McEwen Stakes
1st Strikeline 0 minute 59.8 seconds
2nd Truly Wicked
3rd Titanic Jack
McEwen Stakes
1st Edgeton 1 minute 01.8 seconds
2nd Reactive
3rd Mistegic
McEwen Stakes
1st Yell 0 minute 59.6 seconds
2nd The Big Chill
3rd Dantana
McEwen Stakes
1st Mistegic 1 minute 0.2 seconds
2nd Shaye Spice
3rd Aragonce
McEwen Stakes
1st Strategic Image 0 minute 58.4 seconds
2nd Sports
3rd Ateates
McEwen Stakes
1st Testa Rossa 1 minute 13.4 seconds
2nd Sports
3rd Chattanooga