McEwen Stakes

The McEwen Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Moonee Valley Racecourse in early September as a lead-up to the Moir Stakes the following month.

2018 McEwen Stakes Results

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The McEwen Stakes is a Group 2 sprint held during early September at Moonee Valley Racecourse. Raced over 1000 metres under weight for age conditions, the McEwen Stakes pays $200,000 in total prize-money.

The McEwen Stakes is held on Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Day and shares its race program with the Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m).

Most of the sprinters that contest the McEwen Stakes are kicking off their spring campaigns. Success in the McEwen Stakes is often followed by an attempt at the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) in late October back at Moonee Valley.

The McEwen Stakes 2018 was run on Saturday September 8, 2018.

2018 McEwen Stakes
Date: September 8, 2018
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: Weight For Age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2018 McEwen Stakes Results

Check out the full Mitty’s McEwen Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order following the race below.

2018 McEwen Stakes Field

The 2018 McEwen Stakes field was released on Wednesday September 5 and is set to feature three-time Group 1 winner Shoals from the Anthony Freedman stable.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 115x43830x VIRIDINE James Cummings Craig Williams 7 58.5kg 99
2 2111×24111 NATURE STRIP Darren Weir Mark Zahra 1 58.5kg 98
3 7231×65772 SUNDAY ESCAPE Andrew Murray Dwayne Dunn 3 58.5kg 92
4 6x611864x1 PORT VALE Stuart Gower Stephen Baster 8 58.5kg 77
5 1221x81x1x SHOALS Anthony Freedman Tim Clark 5 56.5kg
6 3179x3160x HOUTZEN Toby Edmonds Ryan Maloney 4 56.5kg 98
7 7x281119x4 QUILISTA Darren Weir John Allen 6 56.5kg 105
8 6111x4x5x9 UNIQUE LOVELY Frankie Stockdale Ben Thompson 2 56.5kg 74

2018 McEwen Stakes Nominations

The 2018 McEwen Stakes nominations were released on Monday, August 28th, and features Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes winner, Shoals.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1221x81x1x SHOALS M 4 Anthony Freedman 1 56.5kg 112
2 3179x3160x HOUTZEN M 4 Toby Edmonds 2 56.5kg 98
3 x632x128x1 FAATINAH G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 3 58.5kg 107
4 1x11x2244x SNITTY KITTY M 5 Henry Dwyer 4 56.5kg 106
5 7x281119x4 QUILISTA M 5 Darren Weir 5 56.5kg 105
6 115x43830x VIRIDINE H 4 James Cummings 6 58.5kg 99
7 2111×24111 NATURE STRIP G 4 Darren Weir 7 58.5kg 98
8 25511x950x BEAU RADA G 7 John McArdle 8 58.5kg 93
9 1140x5620x BONS AWAY G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 9 58.5kg 99
10 7231×65772 SUNDAY ESCAPE G 8 Andrew Murray 10 58.5kg 92
11 6111x4x5x9 UNIQUE LOVELY M 5 Frankie Stockdale 11 56.5kg 74
12 6x611864x1 PORT VALE G 4 Stuart Gower 12 58.5kg 77
13 7x21654x11 KYZAMBA M 6 Jim Cerchi (Jnr) 13 56.5kg 73

 

See the complete 2018 Mitty’s McEwen Stakes Nominations now.

McEwen Stakes History

Registered as the Ian McEwen Trophy, the McEwen Stakes was inaugurated in 1995, making it a relatively young race. The McEwen Stakes was named in honour of Ian McEwen, a former secretary for the Moonee Valley Racing Club. For the very first year it ran, the race was referred to as the Anniversary Trophy.

Between 1995 and 1997 the race ran as an unlisted event. Following an upgrade in 1997, the race was listed until 2005. In 2006, a further upgrade saw the McEwen Stakes run as a Group 3 event for six years. From 2013 onwards, the McEwen Stakes is Group 2 event.

The McEwen Stakes has always been run over 1000m (excepting the year 2000 when it was run over 1200m) and has always been held at Moonee Valley (with the exception of the inaugural edition, when it was held at Caulfield).

Plenty of impressive horses have ran in the race throughout the years. Notable McEwen Stakes winners include Sequalo (1995), Testa Rossa (2000), Mistegic (2002), Miss Andretti (2006) and Buffering (2011).

McEwen Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.

McEwen Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
McEwen Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
McEwen Stakes
1st Russian Revolution 58.14 seconds
2nd Heatherly
3rd Houtzen
2016
McEwen Stakes
1st Wild Rain 0 minutes 58.8 seconds
2nd Furnaces
3rd Heatherly
2015
McEwen Stakes
1st Chautauqua 0 minutes 58.2 seconds
2nd Flamberge
3rd Furnaces
2014
Ajax Stakes
1st Angelic Light 0 minutes 57.5 seconds
2nd Lankan Rupee
3rd Eloping
2013
McEwen Stakes
1st Kuroshio 0 minutes 57.8 seconds
2nd Moment Of Change
3rd General Truce
2012
McEwen Stakes
1st Bel Sprinter 0 minutes 57.3 seconds
2nd Platelet
3rd Snitzem
2011
McEwen Stakes
1st Buffering 0 minutes 58.5 seconds
2nd Crystal Lily
3rd Atomic Force
2010
McEwen Stakes
1st Hay List 0 minute 59.6 seconds
2nd Catapulted
3rd Reward For Effort
2009
McEwen Stakes
1st Nicconi 0 minute 57.4 seconds
2nd Morgan Dollar
3rd Secret Flyer
2008
McEwen Stakes
1st Kaphero 0 minute 59.4 seconds
2nd Morgan Dollar
3rd Lucky Secret
2007
McEwen Stakes
1st Here De Angels 0 minute 57.4 seconds
2nd Gold Edition
3rd Dr Nipandtuck
2006
McEwen Stakes
1st Miss Andretti 0 minute 58.8 seconds
2nd Sassbee
3rd Cargo Cult
2005
McEwen Stakes
1st Strikeline 0 minute 59.8 seconds
2nd Truly Wicked
3rd Titanic Jack
2004
McEwen Stakes
1st Edgeton 1 minute 01.8 seconds
2nd Reactive
3rd Mistegic
2003
McEwen Stakes
1st Yell 0 minute 59.6 seconds
2nd The Big Chill
3rd Dantana
2002
McEwen Stakes
1st Mistegic 1 minute 0.2 seconds
2nd Shaye Spice
3rd Aragonce
2001
McEwen Stakes
1st Strategic Image 0 minute 58.4 seconds
2nd Sports
3rd Ateates
2000
McEwen Stakes
1st Testa Rossa 1 minute 13.4 seconds
2nd Sports
3rd Chattanooga

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