Stutt Stakes

The Bill Stutt Stakes (1600m) is a Group 2 race held at Moonee Valley Racecourse in late September on Moir Stakes Night as a lead-up to the Caulfield Guineas.

2021 Stutt Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Forgot You
  • 2nd: #1 Mr Mozart
  • 3rd: #2 Daily Bugle



Re-named in honour of former chairman of the Moonee Valley Racing Club Mr Bill Stutt, the Group 2 Stutt Stakes is held at the Moonee Valley Racecourse in late September as part of the Moir Stakes Night program on a Friday evening.

Worth $300,000 in prize money as of 2021, the set weights race is open to all three year old horses. Colts and geldings must carry 55.5kg, while fillies are required to carry 53.5kg. Run over a mile distance, the Bill Stutt Stakes in held two weeks before the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m), but Whobegotyou (2008) was the last to do the double. More recently, the 2017 Caulfield Guineas winner Mighty Boss also came out of the Stutt Stakes having run fourth in the Group 2.

Held on the Moir Stakes Night, the event is the first 1600m race for three year olds in the spring carnival and is run alongside the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m), Group 2 Stocks Stakes (1600m) and Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m).

This year’s Stutt Stakes 2021 ran on Friday September 24, 2021 and was won narrowly by Forgot You. 

2021 Stutt Stakes
Date: Friday September 24, 2021
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YOs – Set Weights (C&G 55.5kg / F 53.5kg)
Status: Group 2
Prize money: $300,000

2021  Stutt Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Forgot You
  • 2nd: #1 Mr Mozart
  • 3rd: #2 Daily Bugle

In-form Savabeel colt Forgot You ($4.60) for Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young secured a narrow win in the 2021 Stutt Stakes results to become a stakes winner and was ridden to victory by subsequent Moir Stakes winning jockey Daniel Moor.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 FORGOT YOU (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 3 57kg $4.60
2 1 MR MOZART Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Fred Kersley 0.1L 6 57kg $4.80
3 2 DAILY BUGLE Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Brett Prebble 0.4L 5 57kg $26
4 4 SANDY PRINCE Ben & JD Hayes Craig Williams 0.9L 2 57kg $4F
5 5 MICRO James Cummings Damian Lane 1.1L 7 57kg $9
6 6 PRINCE ALEXANDER Archie Alexander Declan Bates 1.85L 1 57kg $5
7 7 RIVERPLATE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Damien Oliver 2.35L 8 57kg $9
8 8 ALPINE AVIATOR Matt Laurie Luke Currie 14.35L 4 57kg $201
9 ADELE AMOUR John Sadler Michael Dee 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Bill Stutt Stakes Betting

The latest Bill Stutt Stakes 2021 odds and betting markets for the Moir Stakes Night Group 2 will be listed below complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in your early Stutt Stakes betting tips at the right price.

Glenfiddich ($2.50 in 2020) was the last favourite in Bill Stutt Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2021 Stutt Stakes Field

The Bill Stutt Stakes field attracts a quality field of young milers each season that could be looking to return to the mile at Caulfield Racecourse in a fortnights’ time in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m), a race Pierro (2012) ran second in after a lead-up Stutt Stakes win. For the best three-year-olds in the Stutt Stakes field, the iconic Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) could also be on the spring agenda. Alternatively, youngsters could be kept to a sprint distance and target the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on VRC Derby Day or rise in distance for that meeting’s feature race – the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m).

The official 2021 Bill Stutt Stakes Final Field & Barriers are released on the Wednesday of race week and will be provided for punters in full below.

The Stutt Stakes 2021 field features a small but quality line-up of three-year-olds led in betting by Forgot You coming off a last-start win at the track.

  • Scratched: #9 Adele Amour (9)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 14×461 MR MOZART Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Fred Kersley 6 57kg 81
2 120160×45 DAILY BUGLE Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Brett Prebble 5 57kg 67
3 388×31 FORGOT YOU (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 3 57kg 69
4 22×2112 SANDY PRINCE Ben & JD Hayes Craig Williams 2 57kg 69
5 345233×331 MICRO James Cummings Damian Lane 7 57kg 66
6 5x41x1 PRINCE ALEXANDER Archie Alexander Declan Bates 1 57kg 68
7 2×26 RIVERPLATE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Damien Oliver 8 57kg 61
8 95 ALPINE AVIATOR Matt Laurie Luke Currie 4 57kg 56
9 66×12 ADELE AMOUR John Sadler Michael Dee 9 55kg 63

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Stutt Stakes Nominations

The 2021 Bill Stutt Stakes nominations are released on the Monday leading up to Moir Stakes Night.

The Bill Stutt Stakes 2021 nominations feature a class list of three-year-old milers led in early betting by Forgot You coming off a last start win at The Valley.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 66×12 ADELE AMOUR F 3 John Sadler 63
2 8142x AKTOLGALI G 3 Robert Hickmott 65
3 95 ALPINE AVIATOR G 3 Matt Laurie 56
4 3x5x3218 CHEERFUL MOMENT (NZ) C 3 Lindsey Smith 62
5 120160×45 DAILY BUGLE C 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 67
6 12 FOOTLIGHTS (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 63
7 388×31 FORGOT YOU (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 69
8 23×11 LINAS LEGEND C 3 Danny O’Brien 69
9 345233×331 MICRO C 3 James Cummings 66
10 14×461 MR MOZART C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 81
11 6121 NOTIONS F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 66
12 5x41x1 PRINCE ALEXANDER C 3 Archie Alexander 68
13 2×26 RIVERPLATE (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 61
14 22×2112 SANDY PRINCE G 3 Ben & JD Hayes 69

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Bill Stutt Stakes History

First won by Titanium in 1934, the Bill Stutt Stakes was originally named the Moonee Valley Stakes until 1990. Originally an eight furlong race, the distance was changed to 1600m in 1972. In 1979 it then changed from Principal race straight to Group Two status.

Notable Bill Stutt Stakes winners including subsequent Australian Guineas champ Hey Doc (2016), Pierro (2012) and Whobegotyou (2008). The Bill Stutt Stakes Results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Recent Stutt Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Forgot You 1 minute 35.81 seconds
2nd Mr Mozart
3rd Daily Bugle
2020
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Glenfiddich 1 minute 37.61 seconds
2nd Cherry Tortoni
3rd Holyfield
2019
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st The Holy One 1 minute 37.31 seconds
2nd Vegas Knight
3rd Conqueror
2018
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Leonardo Da Hinchi 1 minute 37.51 seconds
2nd Muswellbrook
3rd Mark The House
2017
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Showtime 1 minute 37.14 seconds
2nd Salsamor
3rd Holy Snow
2016
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Hey Doc 1 minute 37.41 seconds
2nd Land Of Plenty
3rd Kaching
2015
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Sovereign Nation 1 minute 36.17 seconds
2nd Get The Picture
3rd Gredington
2014
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Almalad 1 minute 38.83 seconds
2nd Moonovermanhattan
3rd Kumaon
2013
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Divine Calling 1 minute 37.29 seconds
2nd Shamus Award
3rd Cluster
2012
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Pierro 1 minute 36.31 seconds
2nd Carringbush Jack
3rd Jimando
2011
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Chase The Rainbow 1 minute 38.31 seconds
2nd Cute Emily
3rd Sabrage
2010
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Hallowlea 1 minute 37.29 seconds
2nd Run For Levi
3rd Bullbars
2009
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Carrara 1 minute 39.5 seconds
2nd Extra Hero
3rd Miss With Attitude
2008
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Whobegotyou 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd All American
3rd Carnero
2007
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Barbaricus 1 minute 36 seconds
2nd Davcon
3rd Cecconi
2006
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Churchill Downs 1 minute 22.15 seconds
2nd Magic Jet
3rd Ankh Morpork
2005
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Red Dazzler 1 minute 38 seconds
2nd Stratum
3rd Maybe Better
2004
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Mr Martini 1 minute 37.8 seconds
2nd Under Command
3rd Danaurum
2003
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Casual Pass 1 minute 37.2 seconds
2nd Special Harmony
3rd Face Value
2002
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Helenus 1 minute 39.6 seconds
2nd Aint Here
3rd Half Hennessy
2001
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Viscount 1 minute 38.1 seconds
2nd Dash For Cash
3rd Amalfi
2000
Bill Stutt Stakes
1st Sarson Trail 1 minute 38.7 seconds
2nd Keeper
3rd Make Me A Miracle

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