Ladbrokes Moonga Stakes

The 2016 Moonga Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Caulfield in October.

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2016 Ladbrokes Moonga Stakes Results: Voodoo Lad Wins for Weir

2016 Ladbrokes Moonga Stakes Results: Voodoo Lad Wins for Weir

Champion trainer Darren Weir bookended the Caulfield Cup Day card winning the first with Jennifer Lynn and then the last with his ultra-consistent galloper Voodoo Lad taking out the Ladbrokes Moonga Stakes 2016. A five-year-old son of I Am Invincible, Voodoo Lad continued his gun form dropping down in class for the $150,000 Group 3…

The Group 3 2016 Ladbrokes Moonga Stakes is a 1400m sprint held at Caulfield Racecourse during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Held under set weights plus penalties conditions, the Moonga Stakes is a race for horses aged four years and older.

The Moonga Stakes is held on one of the biggest race days of the year, Caulfield Cup Day. This is the third day of the three day Caulfield Racing Carnival, which begins a week before with Caulfield Guineas Day, continues on Wednesday with Blue Sapphire Stakes Day and ends on Caulfield Cup Day.

Sharing the race schedule with the Moonga Stakes are a host of other Black-Type features. These include the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m), Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1000m), Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m), Group 3 David Jones Cup (2000m) and the Group 3 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic.

Horses that target the Moonga Stakes have typically had a few runs leading up to it. There are no real ascertainable patterns for lead up races, so you’ll need to study the form fairly thoroughly. It’s not often that a horse runs in the Moonga Stakes first up. Horses that run well in the Moonga Stakes tend to go on to extend their spring campaign somewhat.

The Ladbrokes Moonga Stakes 2016 will be run on Saturday October 15th, 2016.

2016 Moonga Stakes
Date: October 15th, 2016, 2016
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 4YO&UP SWP
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

Moonga Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Moonga Stakes betting markets provided by are listed below complete with links for you to back your 2016 Moonga Stakes Tips in at the right price.

2016 Moonga Stakes Field

The 2016 Moonga Stakes field and barriers were released by Racing Victoria (RV) on Wednesday October 12 and feature a capacity line-up led by the likes of the Darren Weir-trained Voodoo Lad and last start Premire Stakes winner Takedown.

See below for the official 2016 Moonga Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw, following the link for a detailed race preview to help with your tips.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 3121x377x0 GOOD PROJECT Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 8 59.5kg 105
2 x7236033x8 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir Luke Nolen 14 59.5kg 109
3 1x0007x839 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith Kerrin McEvoy 6 58.5kg 103
4 x243120x11 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Blake Shinn 5 58.5kg 109
5 0x0700x500 SMOKIN’ JOEY Wez Hunter Chris Symons 15 57.5kg 98
6 0483462303 FAST ’N’ ROCKING David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Stephen Baster 12 57.5kg 105
7 x006904x0x SERTORIUS Jamie Edwards Noel Callow 1 57.5kg 100
8 63512832×6 AMOVATIO Chris Waller Damien Oliver 16 57.5kg 105
9 51116x4x63 DURENDAL Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 3 57.5kg 99
10 x12114615x MABEEL (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 4 57.5kg 93
11 00x16415x4 HOPFGARTEN Robert Heathcote Craig Williams 10 56.5kg 105
12 3×12123112 VOODOO LAD Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 9 56.5kg 105
13 47x311118x TURNITAROUND Matthew Williams Dean Yendall 11 56kg 100
14 411251357x ADIRONDACK Shawn Mathrick Ms Jackie Beriman 17 56kg 82
15 111735×485 DAN ZEPHYR Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 13 56kg 93
16 11100×41 LUCKY LIBERTY Henry Dwyer Chris Parnham 2 56kg 77
17e x23228x233 DANE THUNDER Shane Bottomley TBA 7 56kg 65

Moonga Stakes Nominations

The Moonga Stakes nominations are now out and feature a bumper 24 early entries including Group 1 winner Under The Louvre who has run second in the race for the past two years and the in-form Takedown from Sydney.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 64x321x245 UNDER THE LOUVRE H 6 Robert Smerdon 1 59.5kg 110
2 3121x377x0 GOOD PROJECT H 5 Chris Waller 2 59.5kg 105
3 x7236033x8 STRATUM STAR H 5 Darren Weir 3 59.5kg 109
4 1x0007x839 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) G 8 Noel Mayfield-Smith 4 58.5kg 103
5 x243120x11 TAKEDOWN G 4 Gary Moore 5 58.5kg 109
6 0x0700x500 SMOKIN’ JOEY G 9 Wez Hunter 6 57.5kg 98
7 0483462303 FAST ’N’ ROCKING G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 7 57.5kg 105
8 x006904x0x SERTORIUS G 9 Jamie Edwards 8 57.5kg 100
9 63512832×6 AMOVATIO G 6 Chris Waller 9 57.5kg 105
10 51116x4x63 DURENDAL G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 10 57.5kg 99
11 3175x380x8 CORONATION SHALLAN M 7 Brett Scott 11 55.5kg 92
12 x12114615x MABEEL (NZ) G 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 12 57.5kg 93
13 00x16415x4 HOPFGARTEN G 6 Robert Heathcote 13 56.5kg 105
14 3×12123112 VOODOO LAD G 5 Darren Weir 14 56.5kg 105
15 16415x CHARLEVOIX H 4 Michael Kent 15 56.5kg 74
16 47x311118x TURNITAROUND G 6 Matthew Williams 16 56kg 100
17 4210×77832 ROUGH JUSTICE G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 17 56kg 90
18 411251357x ADIRONDACK G 6 Shawn Mathrick 18 56kg 82
19 111735×485 DAN ZEPHYR G 6 Pat Carey 19 56kg 93
20 1613×66 THE VIRGINIAN G 4 Toby Edmonds 20 56kg 88
21 15x31131x7 LOYALTY MAN G 4 Michael Moroney 21 56kg 77
22 11100×41 LUCKY LIBERTY G 5 Henry Dwyer 22 56kg 77
23 x112x71x51 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 5 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards 23 54kg 80
24 x23228x233 DANE THUNDER G 4 Shane Bottomley 24 56kg 65

Moonga Stakes History

The Moonga Stakes was inaugurated in 1982 and has since undergone a huge amount of name changes. Initially a Principal race, the Moonga Stakes was granted Group 3 status in 1994.

The Moonga Stakes is one of those races that receives sponsorship for its name in most years. During its short history, the Moonga Stakes has been named in honour of two different race horses, Vo Rogue and Northerly. Listed below are the various name changes the Moonga Stakes has undergone over the years.

Period Race Name
2012 onwards Moonga Stakes
2009-11 Betfair Stakes
2007-08 Jayco Cup
2005-06 Harrolds 101 Stakes
2004 Melbourne Racing Club Stakes
2003 Farewell To Northerly Stakes
2001-02 Melbourne Racing Club Stakes
2000 Ansett Australia Stakes
1998-99 IGA Supermarkets Stakes
1997 Tablerite Stakes
1996 Vo Rogue Stakes
1995 Richard Ellis Plate
1993-94 The Myer Stakes
1987-92 Richard Ellis Plate

Notable Moonga Stakes winners include Vo Rogue (1988), Rough Habit (1992), Assertive Lad (2002) and Boban (2013). Moonga Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.

Moonga Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
Moonga Stakes
1st Voodoo Lad 1 minute 25.54 seconds
2nd Under The Louvre
3rd Coronation Shallan
Moonga Stakes
1st Vashka 1 minute 23.27 seconds
2nd Under The Louvre
3rd Coronation Shallan
Moonga Stakes
1st Lucky Hussler 1 minute 23.5 seconds
2nd Under The Louvre
3rd Generalife
Moonga Stakes
1st Boban 1 minute 23.8 seconds
2nd Strawberry Boy
3rd Galah
Moonga Stakes
1st Whateverwhenever 1 minute 23.7 seconds
2nd King’s Rose
3rd McClintock
Moonga Stakes
1st Love Conquers All 1 minute 21.9 seconds
2nd Albert The Fat
3rd Pinwheel
Moonga Stakes
1st Rothera 1 minute 25.8 seconds
2nd Sniper’s Bullet
3rd Jungle Ruler
Moonga Stakes
1st McClintock 1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Rightfully Yours
3rd Kiloton
Moonga Stakes
1st Royal Discretion 1 minute 23.6 seconds
2nd Turffontein
3rd Stickpin
Moonga Stakes
1st Lord Of The Dance 1 minute 22.6 seconds
2nd Polish Clown
3rd Solar Secret
Moonga Stakes
1st Perfectly Ready 1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd Live In Vain
3rd Caprizzi Strip
Moonga Stakes
1st Volitant 1 minute 21.3 seconds
2nd Yell
3rd Shadow
Moonga Stakes
1st Amtrak 1 minute 24.6 seconds
2nd Pink Fit
3rd Monahan Tweed
Moonga Stakes
1st Thorn Park 1 minute 22.5 seconds
2nd Lord Volksraad
3rd Regal Roller
Moonga Stakes
1st Assertive Lad 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd El Nino
3rd Prince Rubiton
Moonga Stakes
1st Flavour 1 minute 24.8 seconds
2nd Inspire
3rd Make Mine Magic
Moonga Stakes
1st Cellar 1 minute 21.8 seconds
2nd Hire
3rd Weasel Will