WH Stocks Stakes

The 2017 WH Stocks Stakes is a Group 2 event hosted at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Moir Stakes Night.

WH Stocks Stakes News

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The Group 2 2017 WH Stocks Stakes is early on during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Taking place in late September at Moonee Valley on Moir Stakes Night, the WH Stocks is a 1600m middle distance event. Worth $200,000 in prize money it is for mares aged four-years-old and above, and is run under weight-for-age conditions.

Other races solely for mares held earlier in the carnival are the Group 3 Cockram Stakes (1200m) and the Group 2 Lets Elope Stakes (1400m), and a few runners may have previously contested these shorter distanced events.

The Stocks Stakes is an excellent lead up to events like the Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1400m) at Flemington and the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) on Caulfield Cup day in October. The race usually attracts a field of handy mares and quality winners include Tuesday Joy (2008), Atlantic Jewel (2013) who ran second in that year’s Underwood Stakes before success in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) and Dear Demi (2014).

The WH Stocks Stakes 2017 will take place under the lights at Moonee Valley on Friday September 29, 2017.

2017 Stocks Stakes
Date: Friday September 29, 2017
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: 4YO & Up Mares – Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1973

W.H. Stocks Stakes Betting

The updated W.H. Stocks Stakes odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au are detailed below, so follow the links on your Stocks Stakes tips now.

2017 Stocks Stakes Field

The WH Stocks Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of mares each spring that may have had a lead-up in a race like the Let’s Elope Stakes, the double achieved in 2016 by Don’t Doubt Mamma. In 2013 Atlantic Jewel won the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) before her success in the Stocks Stakes, a feat also achieved in 2011 by King’s Rose.

The official 2017 WH Stocks Stakes Final Field & Barriers will be available below once acceptances are taken the Wednesday of race week.

2017 Stocks Stakes Nominations

The Stocks Stakes nominations are released on the Monday leading-up to Moir Stakes Night and the full list of early entries will be available here once announced.

WH Stocks Stakes History

The inaugural race in 1973 was won by Mellition. It began as a principal race run over 1600m and then became a listed event in 1979. Over a decade later it was elevated to Group 3 status before finally becoming a Group 2 event in 2005. For the first seven years, the race was known as the Dallas Handicap. Then from 1980 onwards it became the W H Stocks Stakes.

Notable winners of the Stocks Stakes include Mellition (1973), Digger’s Lass (1985), Gold Lottey (2002) and Atlantic Jewel (2013). Stocks Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

Stocks Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2017
W H Stocks Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2016
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Don’t Doubt Mamma 1 minute 38.74 seconds
2nd Kaniana
3rd Miss Rose De Lago
2015
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Fenway 1 minute 34.98 seconds
2nd May’s Dream
3rd Scratchy Bottom
2014
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Dear Demi 1 minute 37.82 seconds
2nd Solicit
3rd Commanding Jewel
2013
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Atlantic Jewel 1 minute 36.88 seconds
2nd Oasis Bloom
3rd Oriental Ruby
2012
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Oasis Bloom 1 minute 36.9 seconds
2nd Spirit Song
3rd Chateau Margaux
2011
W H Stocks Stakes
1st King’s Rose 1 minute 37.0 seconds
2nd Pinker Pinker
3rd Lady Lynette
2010
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Avienus 1 minute 38.3 seconds
2nd Belscenica
3rd Lady Lynette
2009
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Zarita 1 minute 37 seconds
2nd Cats Whisker
3rd Soul Diva
2008
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Tuesday Joy 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Devil Moon
3rd Bird Of Fire
2007
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Devil Moon 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Brom Felinity
3rd Hidden Strings
2006
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Astrodame 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Brockman’s Lass
3rd Belle Bizaare
2005
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Flowerdrum 1 minute 38.5 seconds
2nd Honest Politician
3rd Taken
2004
W H Stocks Stakes
1st She’s Archie 1 minute 41.9 seconds
2nd Annie La Vie
3rd Zumanity
2003
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Sunday Joy 1 minute 36.8 seconds
2nd Liberty Rose
3rd Monde Special
2002
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Gold Lottey 1 minute 38.7 seconds
2nd Tyrolean
3rd Visage
2001
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Lady Marion 1 minute 38.7 seconds
2nd Tickle My
3rd Tyrolean
2000
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Hula Wonder 1 minute 38.4 seconds
2nd Camarena
3rd Mrs Bentley