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.
|Date:||September 3, 2016|
|Track:||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
|Race Type:||Weight For Age|
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 Ladbrokes.com.au.
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
|1st||Wild Rain||0 minutes 58.8 seconds|
|1st||Chautauqua||0 minutes 58.2 seconds|
|1st||Angelic Light||0 minutes 57.5 seconds|
|1st||Kuroshio||0 minutes 57.8 seconds|
|2nd||Moment Of Change|
|1st||Bel Sprinter||0 minutes 57.3 seconds|
|1st||Buffering||0 minutes 58.5 seconds|
|1st||Hay List||0 minute 59.6 seconds|
|3rd||Reward For Effort|
|1st||Nicconi||0 minute 57.4 seconds|
|1st||Kaphero||0 minute 59.4 seconds|
|1st||Here De Angels||0 minute 57.4 seconds|
|1st||Miss Andretti||0 minute 58.8 seconds|
|1st||Strikeline||0 minute 59.8 seconds|
|1st||Edgeton||1 minute 01.8 seconds|
|1st||Yell||0 minute 59.6 seconds|
|2nd||The Big Chill|
|1st||Mistegic||1 minute 0.2 seconds|
|1st||Strategic Image||0 minute 58.4 seconds|
|1st||Testa Rossa||1 minute 13.4 seconds|