Moonee Valley Vase

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

2019 Moonee Valley Vase Results

  • 1st: #5 Soul Patch
  • 2nd: #9 Moonlight Maid
  • 3rd: #3 Serious Liaison



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

The Moonee Valley Vase is a staying race run over 2040m by three-year-olds at set weights and is worth $300,000 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. Efficient (2006) was the last horse to complete the Moonee Valley Vase – VRC Derby double. More recently, the 2018 MV Vase winner Stars of Carrum finished runner-up in the VRC Derby results next start.

In 2017 smart filly Aloisia won the Moonee Valley Vase after a Group 1 Thousand Guineas victory at Caulfield.

The 2019 Moonee Valley Vase took place Ladbrokes on Cox Plate Day – Saturday October 26, 2019 and was won impressively by Soul Patch. 

Moonee Valley Vase 2019
Date: Saturday October 26, 2019
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 2040m
Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000
Inaugurated: 1983

2019 Moonee Valley Vase Results

  • 1st: #5 Soul Patch
  • 2nd: #9 Moonlight Maid
  • 3rd: #3 Serious Liaison

The Moonee Valley Vase 2019 Results saw the Ken Keys-rained Soul Patch charge home for an impressive 2.5 length win over last start Group 2 winning filly Moonlight Maid, the winner donning blinkers and exploding through the line ahead of a run at Flemington a week later in the Group 1 VRC Derby.

Read more on the impressive 2019 Moonee Valley Vase win by Soul Patch.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 5 SOUL PATCH Ken Keys Dwayne Dunn 8 57kg $4.40
2 9 MOONLIGHT MAID Mitchell Freedman Ben Melham 2.5L 6 55kg $4.40
3 3 SERIOUS LIAISON Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 5.75L 1 57kg $6.50
4 2 INDEPENDENT ROAD David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 7L 5 57kg $8
5 6 CRAFTMANSHIP (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Hugh Bowman 7.5L 7 57kg $21
6 1 BATTENBURG (NZ) John Thompson James McDonald 7.7L 2 57kg $2.80F
7 4 FABULANSKI Robbie Laing Mark Zahra 14.7L 3 57kg $31
8 7 BAILEYS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Nash Rawiller 14.9L 4 57kg $41
8 BUDGET KING Lloyd Kennewell Jamie Mott 0

2019 Moonee Valley Vase Betting Odds

The latest Moonee Valley Vase 2019 odds will be detailed below complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in your top Moonee Valley Vase betting tips at the right price.

2019 Moonee Valley Vase Field

The Moonee Valley Vase field attracts a quality line-up of the season’s top three-year-old stayers eyeing a quick back-up in the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) the following Saturday at Flemington Racecourse.

Good lead-up races into the Moonee Valley Vase field including the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) for fillies looking to take on the boys, and the Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) run a fortnight prior.

The official Moonee Valley Vase 2019 Field & Barriers are announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2019 Moonee Valley Vase Final Field attracted just nine runners with Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes third placed Battenburg down in grade and drawn a treat in barrier two. Mitchell Freedman’s last start Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes winning filly Moonlight Maid is the danger out wider in barrier seven.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 6×623 BATTENBURG (NZ) John Thompson James McDonald 2 57kg 77
2 21×982 INDEPENDENT ROAD David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 6 57kg 70
3 5141 SERIOUS LIAISON Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 1 57kg 69
4 557021×99 FABULANSKI Robbie Laing Mark Zahra 3 57kg 65
5 1×218 SOUL PATCH Ken Keys Dwayne Dunn 9 57kg 69
6 8×151 CRAFTMANSHIP (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Hugh Bowman 8 57kg 74
7 6x29x931 BAILEYS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Nash Rawiller 5 57kg 61
8 371 BUDGET KING Lloyd Kennewell Jamie Mott 4 57kg 62
9 14×41 MOONLIGHT MAID Mitchell Freedman Ben Melham 7 55kg 82

2019 Moonee Valley Vase Nominations

The 2019 Moonee Valley Vase nominations are released on the Monday of Cox Plate week, the full list of early entries for the VRC Derby lead-up to be announced below once announced.
The Moonee Valley Vase 2019 nominations are now out featuring 20 class three-year-olds led by Group 1 winner Castelvecchio who will not accept for the race having already been confirmed for the Group 1 $5 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 11331×472 CASTELVECCHIO C 3 Richard Litt 1 57kg 106
2 14×41 MOONLIGHT MAID F 3 Mitchell Freedman 2 55kg 82
3 6×623 BATTENBURG (NZ) C 3 John Thompson 3 57kg 77
4 557021×99 FABULANSKI C 3 Robbie Laing 4 57kg 65
5 6×1947319 SKIDDAW C 3 Danny O’Brien 5 57kg 70
6 21×982 INDEPENDENT ROAD G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 6 57kg 70
7 5141 SERIOUS LIAISON C 3 Danny O’Brien 7 57kg 69
8 8×151 CRAFTMANSHIP (NZ) C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 8 57kg 74
9 1×218 SOUL PATCH C 3 Ken Keys 9 57kg 69
10 1×105 BEAUTY BOLT F 3 Grahame Begg 10 55kg 67
11 22×166 LONG JACK C 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 11 57kg 64
12 43232 RELUCENT (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller 12 57kg 61
13 0x321 SOUTHERN MOON C 3 Mitchell Freedman 13 57kg 64
14 22423 TROLLEYED (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 14 57kg 59
15 371 BUDGET KING G 3 Lloyd Kennewell 15 57kg 62
16 6x29x931 BAILEYS C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 16 57kg 61
17 81 MISS MADDIE F 3 David Brideoake 17 55kg 62
18 1 RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) C 3 Danny O’Brien 18 57kg 63
19 256×7452 NAVARRE G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 19 57kg 55
20 77×482 TRANSLATOR C 3 Nigel Blackiston 20 57kg 56

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
2019 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Soul Patch 2 minutes 06.60 seconds
2nd Moonlight Maid
3rd Serious Liaison
2018 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Stars Of Carrum 2 minutes 05.28 seconds
2nd Savoie
3rd Aramayo
2017 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Aloisia 2 minutes 04.24 seconds
2nd Cliff’s Edge
3rd Salsamor
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

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