Moir Stakes

The AJ Moir Stakes is a Group 1 sprint taking place under the lights at Moonee Valley Racecourse in late September each Spring Racing Carnival.

2021 AJ Moir Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Wild Ruler
  • 2nd: #3 The Inferno
  • 3rd: #1 Trekking



The A.J. Moir Stakes, previously known as the Schweppes Stakes, is a 1000m sprint event worth $1 million in prize money. The Group 1 short-distance feature is held at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne during the Spring Carnival under the lights on a special Friday night feature. The weight-for-age event attracts a good group of horses suited to the tight track, many heading towards the Group 1 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes (1200m) back at the track on Cox Plate Eve.

The best lead-up race is the 1000m Schillaci Stakes held two weeks prior. The Schillaci Stakes – Moir Stakes betting double is popular with punters and was last achieved by Black Caviar (2010 & 2011).

The Moir Stakes shares a race program with the Group 2 Stutt Stakes, Group 2 Stocks Stakes, Group 3 JRA Cup and Group 3 Scarborough Stakes.

The AJ Moir Stakes also now serves as a potential lead-up for sprinters heading towards a run in the world’s richest turf race, Sydney’s $15 million The Everest (1200m) held the following month at Randwick.

It is also a key lead-up to Flemington’s Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic during the Melbourne Cup Carnival with Nature Strip (2019) the last to win both races in the same season.

The 2021 Moir Stakes ran on Friday September 24, 2021 and was won in a slashing finish by Wild Ruler at 9/1. 

A.J. Moir Stakes
Date: Friday September 24, 2021
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,000,000

2021 Moir Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Wild Ruler
  • 2nd: #3 The Inferno
  • 3rd: #1 Trekking

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained four-year-old ran the ideal potential The Everest lead-up holding off the fast finishing McEwen Stakes winner The Inferno to salute in the 2021 Moir Stakes results under the lights at The Valley with the trifecta rounded out by Godolphin stalwart Trekking.

Click here to read more about the thrilling Moir Stakes 2021 win by Wild Ruler. 

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 WILD RULER Peter & Paul Snowden Daniel Moor 4 58.5kg $10
2 3 THE INFERNO Cliff Brown Damian Lane 0.1L 5 58.5kg $6
3 1 TREKKING James Cummings Craig Williams 1.6L 3 58.5kg $7.50
4 8 BALLISTIC LOVER Joseph Pride Blaike McDougall 2.1L 6 56.5kg $19
5 10 SHAQUERO Chris Waller Damien Thornton 2.2L 2 52kg $31
6 11 PROFITEER Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 2.6L 7 52kg $3.40F
7 5 SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller John Allen 2.8L 1 56.5kg $15
8 6 SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Oliver 3.55L 9 56.5kg $14
9 9 MISS ALBANIA Enver Jusufovic Liam Riordan 6.8L 11 56.5kg $81
10 4 PORTLAND SKY Matt Laurie Luke Currie 6.9L 8 58.5kg $15
11 7 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Brett Prebble 8.4L 10 56.5kg $6.50

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Moir Stakes Betting

The season’s best Moir Stakes 2021 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below once released. Proven sprinters at the tight Moonee Valley track and any Group winners resuming with a nice first-up record usually sit top of the Moir Stakes odds each spring.

Nature Strip ($3.30 in 2019) was the last favourite in A.J. Moir Stakes betting to salute.

2021 Moir Stakes Field

The Moir Stakes field is a key early spring feature for short-distance specialists that could target upcoming Group 1 features including Flemington’s VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) run down the straight during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Lots of horses run first-up in the Moir Stakes field, while the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes has provided the most Moir Stakes winners than any other lead-up race over the past 20 years.

The official 2021 Moir Stakes field and barrier draw will be released the Wednesday leading-up to Moir Stakes Night and will be available below once announced.

The Moir Stakes 2021 field has attracted 11 quality sprinters led in betting by the likes of McEwen Stakes winner The Inferno and Oakleigh Plate winner Portland Sky.

Click here to read more on the key horses in the 2021 Moir Stakes field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2424x554x3 TREKKING James Cummings Craig Williams 3 58.5kg 114
2 113x1619x2 WILD RULER Peter & Paul Snowden Daniel Moor 4 58.5kg 106
3 x2x1111x61 THE INFERNO Cliff Brown Damian Lane 5 58.5kg 106
4 541x0112x2 PORTLAND SKY Matt Laurie Luke Currie 8 58.5kg 110
5 111x2048x3 SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller John Allen 1 56.5kg 110
6 x2112x358x SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Oliver 9 56.5kg 105
7 4x4875110x BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Brett Prebble 10 56.5kg 106
8 1610x116x1 BALLISTIC LOVER Joseph Pride Blaike McDougall 6 56.5kg 95
9 31112×313 MISS ALBANIA Enver Jusufovic Liam Riordan 11 56.5kg 82
10 1x721610x SHAQUERO Chris Waller Damien Thornton 2 52kg 90
11 1127x PROFITEER Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 7 52kg 80

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Moir Stakes Nominations

The Moir Stakes 2021 nominations are released by Racing Victoria on the Monday of race week and will be published below in full as soon as announced.

The early 2021 AJ Moir Stakes nominations have been extended until Tuesday morning after attracting 14 original entries including Wild Ruler, Trekking and September Run.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1610x116x1 BALLISTIC LOVER M 4 Joseph Pride 95
2 4x4875110x BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 5 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold
3 1x16x ENTHAAR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 82
4 31112×313 MISS ALBANIA M 5 Enver Jusufovic 82
5 541x0112x2 PORTLAND SKY H 4 Matt Laurie 110
6 1127x PROFITEER C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 80
7 135x200x1 RANCH HAND C 3 Chris Waller 81
8 111x2048x3 SEPTEMBER RUN M 4 Chris Waller 110
9 1x721610x SHAQUERO C 3 Chris Waller 90
10 834275×229 SPACEBOY G 5 Gary Portelli 87
11 x2112x358x SWATS THAT M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 105
12 x2x1111x61 THE INFERNO G 5 Cliff Brown 106
13 2424x554x3 TREKKING G 7 James Cummings
14 113x1619x2 WILD RULER H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 106

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Moir Stakes History

Officially known as the A.J. Moir Stakes, the principal race was a 1000m event until 2007 when it was increased to 1200m. Once the race was elevated to Group 2 status in 1979, it was won by With Me twice in 1990-91 and The Judge in 1978-79. Apart from the A.J. Moir Stakes, the event was also called the Schweppervescence Stakes for some time. The Moir Stakes is now run over 1000m.

In 2013 the Moir Stakes was elevated from Group 2 to Group 1 status and attracts better sprinters every year. The most notable Moir Stakes winners include Black Caviar (2010-11) and triple champion Buffering (2012, 2014 & 2015).

Recent AJ Moir Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
 
2021 Moir Stakes 1st Wild Ruler 57.08 seconds
2nd The Inferno
3rd Trekking
 
2020 Moir Stakes 1st Pippie 58.39 seconds
2nd Trekking
3rd Bella Vella
 
2019 Moir Stakes 1st Nature Strip 57.78 seconds
2nd Miss Leonidas
3rd Sunlight
 
2018 Moir Stakes 1st Viddora 57.70 seconds
2nd Brave Smash
3rd Spright
 
2017 Moir Stakes 1st She Will Reign  58.30 seconds
2nd Viddora
3rd Sheidel
 
2016 Moir Stakes 1st Extreme Choice  58.74 seconds
2nd Heatherly
3rd Wild Rain
 
2015 Moir Stakes 1st Buffering 57.2 seconds
2nd Ball Of Muscle
3rd Angelic Light
 
2014 Moir Stakes 1st Buffering 1 minute 10.91 seconds
2nd Lankan Rupee
3rd Rebel Dane
 
2013 Schweppes Stakes 1st Samaready 1 minute 11.25 seconds
2nd Buffering
3rd Le Bonsir
 
2012 Schweppes Stakes 1st Buffering 1 minute 10.97 seconds
2nd Ready To Rip
3rd Thankgodyou’rehere
 
2011 Schweppes Stakes 1st Black Caviar 1 minute 10.13 seconds
2nd Doubtful Jack
3rd Here De Angels
 
2010 Schweppes Stakes 1st Black Caviar 1 minute 11.01 seconds
2nd Hot Danish
3rd True Persuasion
 
2009 Schweppes Stakes 1st Apache Cat 1 minute 10.01 seconds
2nd Mic Mac
3rd Bank Robber
 
2008 Schweppes Stakes 1st Lucky Secret 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Bel Mer
3rd Mr Baritone
 
2007 Schweppes Stakes 1st Miss Andretti 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Gold Edition
3rd Lets Go Thommo
 
2006 Schweppes Stakes 1st California Dane 58.4 seconds
2nd Lets Go Thommo
3rd Poets Voice
 
2005 Schweppes Stakes 1st Virage De Fortune 59.1 seconds
2nd Miss Mooney Mooney
3rd Imprisoned
 
2004 Schweppes Stakes 1st Bomber Bill 58.4 seconds
2nd Regimental Gal
3rd Dance The Waves
 
2003 Schweppes Stakes 1st Our Egyptian Raine 57.7 seconds
2nd Spinning Hill
3rd Dantana
 
2002 Schweppes Stakes 1st Spinning Hill 57.7 seconds
2nd Bomber Bill
3rd Mistegic
 
2001 Schweppes Stakes 1st Mistegic 58.7 seconds
2nd Regal Shot
3rd Appoint
 
2000 Schweppes Stakes 1st Falvelon 59.8 seconds
2nd Notoire
3rd Super Elegant

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