Moonee Valley Vase

The 2016 Moonee Valley Vase is a Group 2 staying event held at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Cox Plate Day.

2016 Moonee Valley Vase Results

  • 1st: Sacred Elixir
  • 2nd: Morvada
  • 3rd: So Si Bon

Moonee Valley Vase News

2016 Moonee Valley Vase Winner Sacred Elixir onto VRC Derby

2016 Moonee Valley Vase Winner Sacred Elixir onto VRC Derby

Tony Pike’s Kiwi raider Sacred Elixir ran the perfect 2016 Victoria Derby lead-up on Cox Plate Day with a tight win in the Moonee Valley Vase. The talented Pour Moi gelding won the Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) in Brisbane as a two-year-old in the winter and was a first-up winner at Caulfield in the…

The 2016 Moonee Valley Vase is a highly regarded Group 2 race held towards the end of the coveted Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival on WS Cox Plate Day at Moonee Valley in late October. The feature race of the day is the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) but there are six other quality group races held at the meeting including the Moonee Valley Vase.

The 2016 Moonee Valley Vase is a staying race run over 2040m by three-year-olds at set weights and is worth $200,000 in total prize money. Runners may have previously contested some of the other set weights races for three-year-olds earlier in the carnival including the Group 3 Caulfield Classic (2000m) on Caulfield Cup Day or Group 2 Stutt Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley in late September.

The Moonee Valley Vase is commonly used as a final preparation race for horses moving on to one of the highlight events of the carnival, the prestigious Group 1  Victoria Derby (2500m) held the following week at Flemington. Some fillies that contested the Vase may instead choose to run in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes also on Derby Day because of its more suitable 2000m distance.

The 2016 Moonee Valley Vase will take place at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day – Saturday October 22nd.

Moonee Valley Vase 2016
Date: October 22nd, 2016
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 2040m
Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1983

Moonee Valley Vase Betting Odds

The latest Moonee Valley Vase odds are detailed below complete with links to for you to lock in your top 2016 Moonee Valley Vase betting tips at the right price.

2016 Moonee Valley Vase Field

The Moonee Valley Vase field tends to attract some of the better three year olds on the racing circuit. As a Group 2 event with fairly decent prize money, held at a renowned track on one of the biggest days of racing of the year, the Moonee Valley Vase field certainly attracts the cream of the crop.

The 2016 Moonee Valley Vase field was released on Wednesday October 19 by the Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) and features a field of 11 hopefuls including Group 1 winners Prized Icon and Sacred Elixir as well as two fillies taking on the boys – Harlow Gold and Whispering Brook.

See below for the full 2016 Moonee Valley Vase Final Field & Barrier Draw, following the link for a detailed race preview.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 23211×4633 PRIZED ICON James Cummings Glyn Schofield 2 57kg 95
2 216x161x18 SACRED ELIXIR (NZ) Tony Pike Damian Lane 6 57kg 99
3 634×1114 VELADERO Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 11 57kg 85
4 6x7431x223 MORVADA Peter Jolly Steven Arnold 1 57kg 72
5 112 SILVERA Tony McEvoy Kerrin McEvoy 9 57kg 73
6 26×165 SO SI BON Robbie Laing Michael Dee (a) 4 57kg 72
7 1×1348 RETALIATION John O’Shea James McDonald 3 57kg 68
8 8×63160 WIMBORNE Robbie Laing Dwayne Dunn 8 57kg 62
9 0431 SAYONARAMOSA (NZ) Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 5 57kg 62
10 1x1111x273 WHISPERING BROOK Simon A Miller Nicholas Hall 7 55kg 92
11 3×6115 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss (a) 10 55kg 72

2016 Moonee Valley Vase Nominations

The 2016 Moonee Valley Vase nominations were released on Monday October 17 and feature a bumper 24 three-year-olds including Thousand Guineas placegetter Whispering Brook, Group 1 winner Prized Icon and Caulfield Guineas runner-up Seaburge.

See below for the official 2016 Moonee Valley Vase nominations and follow the link for more info on the early entries.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1x1111x273 WHISPERING BROOK F 3 Simon A Miller 1 55kg 92
2 23211×4633 PRIZED ICON C 3 James Cummings 2 57kg 88
3 216x161x18 SACRED ELIXIR (NZ) G 3 Tony Pike 3 57kg 99
4 1216×4542 SEABURGE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 4 57kg 102
5 634×1114 VELADERO C 3 Chris Waller 5 57kg 82
6 6x7431x223 MORVADA G 3 Peter Jolly 6 57kg 72
7 112 SILVERA C 3 Tony McEvoy 7 57kg 73
8 44×4211 PRETTY PUNK F 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 8 55kg 74
9 3×6115 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 9 55kg 72
10 5×221 THEANSWERMYFRIEND G 3 Robert Smerdon 10 57kg 66
11 26×165 SO SI BON C 3 Robbie Laing 11 57kg 72
12 1×1348 RETALIATION C 3 John O’Shea 12 57kg 68
13 33×523 SMART AS YOU THINK F 3 John McArdle 13 55kg 67
14 6135902 BACK TO THE BOWLER G 3 Stuart Webb 14 57kg 63
15 54262 NEMRUD C 3 John O’Shea 15 57kg 61
16 5154656 TUMULTUOUS C 3 Chris Waller 16 57kg 64
17 8×63160 WIMBORNE C 3 Robbie Laing 17 57kg 62
18 0431 SAYONARAMOSA (NZ) G 3 Ciaron Maher 18 57kg 62
19 1 EVELYN C 3 Robbie Laing 19 57kg 63
20 43×54 NINA PEAK F 3 Robbie Laing 20 55kg 59
21 608 KAMILI F 3 Nick Ryan 21 55kg 59
22 43 JAMIESON C 3 Robbie Laing 22 57kg 59
23 7×44 NORTHERN CAPTAIN G 3 Mick Price 23 57kg 55
24 0954 SHINE TAK STAR G 3 John Sargent 24 57kg 52

Moonee Valley Vase History

First run in 1983, the first Moonee Valley Vase winner was Centaine when it began as a Listed race run over 1600m. A few years later in 1986 the race distance increased dramatically to 2040m. Following that, in 1989 it was elevated to Group 3 status and then in 1997 the Moonee Valley Vase became a prestigious Group 2 event.

Horses that have taken out the Moonee Valley Vase – Victoria Derby double include Efficient (2006), Plastered (2004) and Helenus (2002).

Moonee Valley Vase results since 2000 can be found below.

Moonee Valley Vase Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2016 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Sacred Elixir 2 minutes 10.94 seconds
2nd Morvada
3rd So Si Bon
2015 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Jameka 2 minutes 6.4 seconds
2nd Shards
3rd Tarzino
2014 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Moonovermanhattan 2 minutes 6.4 seconds
2nd Atmosphere
3rd Go Indy Go
2013 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Savvy Nature 2 minutes 5.8 seconds
2nd All Rigged Up
3rd Pinstripe Lane
2012 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Super Cool 2 minutes 8.25 seconds
2nd It’s A Dundeel
3rd Viking Star
2011 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Manawanui 2 minutes 7.14 seconds
2nd Collar
3rd Scelto
2010 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Rekindled Interest 2 minutes 7.09 seconds
2nd Lion Tamer
3rd Hollowlea
2009 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Hanks 2 minutes 6.2 seconds
2nd Spacecraft
3rd Viking Legend
2008 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Whobegotyou 2 minutes 5.3 seconds
2nd Buffett
3rd Orca
2007 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Marching 2 minutes 6.5 seconds
2nd Kibbutz
3rd Barbaricus
2006 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Efficient 2 minutes 5.2 seconds
2nd The One
3rd Excites
2005 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Duelled 2 minutes 14.1 seconds
2nd Manton
3rd Benicio
2004 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Plastered 2 minutes 7.6 seconds
2nd Mr Martini
3rd Count Ricardo
2003 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Kempinsky 2 minutes 7.1 seconds
2nd Elvstroem
3rd Lifes A Bounty
2002The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Helenus 2 minutes 8 seconds
2nd Macedon Lady
3rd Wild Heart
2001 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Ustinov 2 minutes 6.3 seconds
2nd Viking Ruler
3rd Pure Theatre
2000 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Skalato 2 minutes 9.2 seconds
2nd Universal Prince
3rd Sale Of Century