Sir John Monash Stakes

The Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes runs at the end of the Melbourne Winter Racing Carnival at Caulfield Racecourse in mid-July each season.

2020 Sir John Monash Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Jungle Edge
  • 2nd: #2 Viridine
  • 3rd: #6 I Am Someone



The Sir John Monash Stakes is held each year in mid-July at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne. A Group 3 race, the Sir John Monash Stakes pays total prize money of $160,000. The Sir John Monash Stakes is one of the few races run during the heart of winter at Caulfield and is a nice follow-up for horses that contested races over the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

For the 2020 edition of the race, the Sir John Monash Stakes prize money was cut to $128,000 due to COVID-19.

Raced over 1100m, the Sir John Monash Stakes is a weight-for-age sprint best suited to the fit winter short-distance specialists or fresh performers racing first-up as an early start to the spring. The best out of the Sir John Monash Stakes may continue on to have a successful Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival as was the case in 2016 when the winner Wild Rain backed-up to win the Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) in September before a Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) third at Moonee Valley that season.

Horses may also have a run between the Sir John Monash Stakes and the spring races at Caulfield a fortnight later in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m). In 2018 the Sir John Monash Stakes winner Voodoo Lad ran second next-up in the Bletchingly and would also go on to win that year’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes race in Perth.

The 2020 Sir John Monash Stakes ran on Saturday July 11, 2020 and was won by veteran mudlark Jungle Edge. 

Sir John Monash Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday July 11, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Status: Group 3
Conditions: Open Weight-For-Age
Prize Money: $160,000 ($128,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)

2020 Sir John Monash Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Jungle Edge
  • 2nd: #2 Viridine
  • 3rd: #6 I Am Someone

The punters were spot on in the 2020 Sir John Monash Stakes results with the heavily-backed late favourite Jungle Edge ($2.60) relishing the Heavy track to take his career earnings up over $1.7 million with another win in the mud by the rising 10-year-old who defeated Viridine ($3.10) and I Am Someone ($8.50).

Click here to read more on the popular Sir John Monash Stakes 2020 winner Jungle Edge.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Ms Jade Darose 6 58.5kg $2.60F
2 2 VIRIDINE James Cummings Damien Oliver 0.75L 2 58.5kg $3.10
3 6 I AM SOMEONE Paul Preusker Declan Bates 2.25L 3 58.5kg $8.50
4 3 ASHLOR Dan McCarthy Daniel Stackhouse 2.45L 8 58.5kg $13
5 5 INTUITION Kurt Goldman Dwayne Dunn 2.75L 7 58.5kg $26
6 7 TAVISAN (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ben Melham 4L 4 58.5kg $10
7 8 SPIRIT OF AQUADA Gareth Andrews Luke Nolen 4.75L 5 58.5kg $71
8 9 GREY SHADOW Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Kah 5.25L 1 56.5kg $12
4 SNITZKRAFT Phillip Stokes Jye McNeil 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Sir John Monash Stakes Odds

The winter’s top Sir John Monash Stakes 2020 betting odds and market links to the Group 3 racing markets at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

Jungle Edge ($2.60 in 2020) was the last favourite in Sir John Monash Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2020 Sir John Monash Stakes Field

The Sir John Monash Stakes Final Field & Barriers are released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. Many sprinters are racing first-up on the back of early winter spells, while the fitness edge belongs to gallopers coming off a lead-up run in something like Brisbane’s Group 3 W.J. Healy Stakes (1200m) the month prior.

The 2020 Sir John Monash Stakes final field attracted nine sprinters including last start Winter Dash winner Viridine who dominates betting for Godolphin and Mick Bell’s nine-year-old mudlark Jungle Edge looking to go one better than his second to Oak Door in the race last year.

Click here to read more on the key chances in the Sir John Monash Stakes 2020 field and betting market.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x7x1330105 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Ms Jade Darose 6 58.5kg 106
2 04017×4541 VIRIDINE James Cummings Damien Oliver 2 58.5kg 105
3 6541324941 ASHLOR Dan McCarthy Daniel Stackhouse 9 58.5kg 98
4 1490860629 SNITZKRAFT Phillip Stokes Jye McNeil 7 58.5kg 94
5 53x77550x5 INTUITION Kurt Goldman Dwayne Dunn 8 58.5kg 94
6 102x00x315 I AM SOMEONE Paul Preusker Declan Bates 3 58.5kg 97
7 7168×54130 TAVISAN (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ben Melham 4 58.5kg 94
8 9x428x4294 SPIRIT OF AQUADA Gareth Andrews Luke Nolen 5 58.5kg 76
9 3x10x35068 GREY SHADOW Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Kah 1 56.5kg 90

*Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Sir John Monash Stakes Nominations

The official Sir John Monash Stakes 2020 Nominations close the Monday of race week and will be available in full below.

The 2020 Sir John Monash Stakes nominations attracted 13 sprinters including evergreen nine-year-old Jungle Edge who finished second in the race last year, the resuming Widgee Turf and last start Winter Dash winner Viridine.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x7x1330105 JUNGLE EDGE G 9 Mick Bell 1 58.5kg 106
2 17x539265x WIDGEE TURF G 6 Patrick Payne 2 58.5kg 101
3 102x00x315 I AM SOMEONE G 5 Paul Preusker 3 58.5kg 97
4 04017×4541 VIRIDINE G 5 James Cummings 4 58.5kg 105
5 6541324941 ASHLOR G 6 Dan McCarthy 5 58.5kg 98
6 1490860629 SNITZKRAFT H 5 Phillip Stokes 6 58.5kg 94
7 53x77550x5 INTUITION G 5 Kurt Goldman 7 58.5kg 94
8 3x10x35068 GREY SHADOW M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 8 56.5kg 90
9 7168×54130 TAVISAN (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 9 58.5kg 94
10 3832348×05 CAUSEWAY GIRL M 4 Clinton McDonald 10 56.5kg 82
11 611517x BUMPER BLAST (NZ) G 4 Robert Hickmott 11 58.5kg 83
12 9x428x4294 SPIRIT OF AQUADA G 5 Gareth Andrews 12 58.5kg 76
13 2×96815701 LUCIFER’S REWARD G 3 Brendan McCarthy 13 58kg 73

*Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Sir John Monash Stakes History

The Sir John Monash Stakes was upgraded from a Listed race to a Group 3 race following the 2013 edition. Hosted by the Melbourne Racing Club, it is one of the regular races at Caulfield Racecourse. The Sir John Monash Stakes was run over 1000m until the 2005 edition, when it was first held over 1100m.

The Sir John Monash Stakes was known as the Moondah Stakes up until it ran for the first time under its current name in 1998, when Jugulator won it. Originally run by the Victorian Amateur Turf Club (est 1875), the race is now run by the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC), since the organisation’s name was changed in 2002.

Notable Sir John Monash Stakes winners include Regal Shot (2001), Rubitano (2002), Super Elegant (2004 & 2005) and Platelet (2012). Super Elegant finished third in 2003 and second in 2006, narrowly missing out on winning for four years running. Rubiton had a good result in 2002, with the first three places being taken out by his progeny, Rubitano, Ruby Slipper and Prince Rubiton.

In 2020 Sir John Monash Stakes history was made when the nine-year-old winner Jungle Edge was ridden to victory by Jade Darose, the first female jockey to win the race this century. 

Sir John Monash Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.

Sir John Monash Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Jungle Edge
1:05.00
2nd Viridine
3rd I Am Someone
2019
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Oak Door
1:04.41
2nd Jungle Edge
3rd Princess Of Queens
2018
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Voodoo Lad
1:03.91
2nd Inn Keeper
3rd Jukebox
2017
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Supido
1:03.58
2nd Daytona Grey
3rd Murt The Flirt
2016
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Wild Rain
1:03.82
2nd Trevinder
3rd Atmospherical
2015
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Miss Promiscuity
1:04.49
2nd Angels Beach
3rd Wild Rain
2014
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Lord Of The Sky
1:05.25
2nd Le Bonsir
3rd Riziz
2013
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Pago Rock
1:04:43
2nd Elite Elle
3rd Second Effort
2012
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Platelet
1:06.79
2nd Royal Bender
3rd Zamorar
2011
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Secret Flyer
1:04.37
2nd Rue Maple
3rd Warm Love
2010
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Reward For Effort
1:04.7
2nd Keano
3rd Royal Ida
2009
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
I Am Invincible
1:05.97
2nd Gran Sasso
3rd Orange County
2008
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Tesbury Jack
1:06.13
2nd Red Arrow
3rd Lucky Diva
2007
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Lucky Secret
1:04.95
2nd Live In Vain
3rd Honalee
2006
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Sassbee
1:04.13
2nd Super Elegant
3rd Illusionist
2005
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Super Elegant
1:05.21
2nd Dilly Dally
3rd Wildly
2004
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Super Elegant
1:0.16
2nd Azevedo
3rd Golden Delicious
2003
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Dantana
0:57.2
2nd Ruby Slipper
3rd Super Elegant
2002
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Rubitano
0:57.54
2nd Ruby Slipper
3rd Prince Rubiton
2001
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Regal Shot
0:58.02
2nd Windigo
3rd Sports
2000
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Honour The Name
0.59.78
2nd Flavour
3rd Joshua’s Pride

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