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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|
|Race Type:||Weight For Age|
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|
|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|
|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
|1st||Russian Revolution||58.14 seconds|
|1st||Wild Rain||0 minutes 58.8 seconds|
|1st||Chautauqua||0 minutes 58.2 seconds|
|1st||Angelic Light||0 minutes 57.5 seconds|
|1st||Kuroshio||0 minutes 57.8 seconds|
|2nd||Moment Of Change|
|1st||Bel Sprinter||0 minutes 57.3 seconds|
|1st||Buffering||0 minutes 58.5 seconds|
|1st||Hay List||0 minute 59.6 seconds|
|3rd||Reward For Effort|
|1st||Nicconi||0 minute 57.4 seconds|
|1st||Kaphero||0 minute 59.4 seconds|
|1st||Here De Angels||0 minute 57.4 seconds|
|1st||Miss Andretti||0 minute 58.8 seconds|
|1st||Strikeline||0 minute 59.8 seconds|
|1st||Edgeton||1 minute 01.8 seconds|
|1st||Yell||0 minute 59.6 seconds|
|2nd||The Big Chill|
|1st||Mistegic||1 minute 0.2 seconds|
|1st||Strategic Image||0 minute 58.4 seconds|
|1st||Testa Rossa||1 minute 13.4 seconds|