Moonee Valley Vase

The Moonee Valley Vase is a Group 2 staying event held at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day.

2018 Moonee Valley Vase Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The Moonee Valley Vase is a highly regarded Group 2 race held towards the end of the coveted Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day at Moonee Valley in late October. The feature race of the day is the Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) but there are six other quality Group races held at the meeting including the Moonee Valley Vase.

The Moonee Valley Vase is a staying race run over 2040m by three-year-olds at set weights and is worth $200,000 in total prize money. Runners may have previously contested some of the other set weights races for three-year-olds earlier in the carnival including the Group 3 Caulfield Classic (2000m) on Caulfield Cup Day or Group 2 Stutt Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley in late September.

The Moonee Valley Vase is commonly used as a final preparation race for horses moving on to one of the highlight events of the carnival, the prestigious Group 1  Victoria Derby (2500m) held the following week at Flemington. Some fillies that contested the Vase may instead choose to run in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes also on Derby Day because of its more suitable 2000m distance. Efficient (2006) was the last horse to complete the Moonee Valley Vase – VRC Derby double.

The 2018 Moonee Valley Vase took place at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day – Saturday October 27, 2018 .

Moonee Valley Vase 2018
Date: Saturday October 27, 2018
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 2040m
Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1983

2018 Moonee Valley Vase Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Vase Betting Odds

The latest Moonee Valley Vase odds will be detailed below complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in your top Moonee Valley Vase betting tips at the right price.

2018 Moonee Valley Vase Field

The Moonee Valley Vase field attracts a quality line-up of the season’s top three-year-old stayers eyeing a quick back-up in the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) the following Saturday at Flemington Racecourse. Good lead-up races into the Moonee Valley Vase field including the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) for fillies looking to take on the boys, and the Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) run a fortnight prior. Run on Caulfield Cup Day just a week before Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day, the Group 3 Norman Robinson Stakes (2000m) is another key lead-up into the MV Vase field each season.

The official Moonee Valley Vase 2018 Field & Barriers are announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 21412 ARAMAYO James Cummings Tye Angland 14 57kg 88
2 1035×76440 OUTRAGEOUS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 1 57kg 76
3 259×115 MICKEY BLUE EYES David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 16 57kg 74
4 631×326 DEALMAKER Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 9 57kg 74
5 532113 SAVOIE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Darren Weir Dean Yendall 7 57kg 69
6 7×219285 CLOAK James Cummings Glyn Schofield 12 57kg 67
7 137×122 REAL SUCCESS Matt Laurie Mark Zahra 10 57kg 69
8 311435 APPROACH DISCREET Darren Weir Craig Williams 13 57kg 68
9 743×83120 THUNDERDOME Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 15 57kg 64
10 78×64722 STARS OF CARRUM Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Robbie Laing Ben Melham 6 57kg 63
11 1×415 BOTTI (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 4 57kg 67
12 1846 SAVVY OAK (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Hugh Bowman 2 57kg 63
13 21131 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Darren Weir John Allen 5 55kg 81
14 33317 STRIPPING ROYALTY (NZ) Darren Weir Ethan Brown (a) 8 55kg 62
15e 8321 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien James Winks 3 57kg 62
16e 32×00050 POWER OF ATTORNEY Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Tony Vasil Damien Oliver 17 57kg 61
17e 422 SCAMPER Leon & Troy Corstens Ms Linda Meech 11 55kg 60

2018 Moonee Valley Vase Nominations

The 2018 Moonee Valley Vase nominations are released on the Monday of Cox Plate week, the full list of early entries for the VRC Derby lead-up to be announced below once announced.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 5624 ALASKAN HONEY F 3 Darren Weir 58
2 422×1111 AMPHITRITE F 3 Darren Weir 105
3 311435 APPROACH DISCREET C 3 Darren Weir
4 21412 ARAMAYO C 3 James Cummings
5 1×415 BOTTI (NZ) G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 67
6 7×219285 CLOAK C 3 James Cummings
7 631×326 DEALMAKER C 3 Chris Waller 74
8 54×06365 EXCLUSIVELY OURS F 3 Matthew Brown 58
9 21116 EXTRA BRUT C 3 Darren Weir
10 9331 GRINZINGER STAR (NZ) C 3 Danny O’Brien 62
11 2x77x24429 HASABRO (NZ) C 3 Stephen McKee 56
12 4115×638 HOME GROUND G 3 John Sargent 67
13 951303 IMMELMANN G 3 Matt Laurie 61
14 715×2234 LOUIE THE LEGEND C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 62
15 2321 MAGNUM OPUS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
16 259×115 MICKEY BLUE EYES C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
17 7×2440 OPPOSITE G 3 Danny O’Brien 56
18 1035×76440 OUTRAGEOUS C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 76
19 3 PORT ROYAL C 3 Alexander Rae
20 32×00050 POWER OF ATTORNEY Super Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Tony Vasil 61
21 0103 PREDECESSOR C 3 Dean Binaisse 63
22 4x740x4850 QAFILA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
23 137×122 REAL SUCCESS G 3 Matt Laurie 69
24 532113 SAVOIE C 3 Darren Weir 69
25 1846 SAVVY OAK (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 63
26 422 SCAMPER F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 60
27 4200×96943 SEBERATE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
28 78×64722 STARS OF CARRUM C 3 Robbie Laing 63
29 33317 STRIPPING ROYALTY (NZ) F 3 Darren Weir
30 140×8681 SYD’S COIN C 3 Ken Keys 67
31 743×83120 THUNDERDOME G 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 64
32 21131 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) F 3 Darren Weir 81
33 711704 VISAO C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 69
34 8321 VOW AND DECLARE G 3 Danny O’Brien 62
35 6×1220 YULONG METEOR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 62

Moonee Valley Vase History

First run in 1983, the first Moonee Valley Vase winner was Centaine when it began as a Listed race run over 1600m. A few years later in 1986 the race distance increased dramatically to 2040m. Following that, in 1989 it was elevated to Group 3 status and then in 1997 the Moonee Valley Vase became a prestigious Group 2 event.

Horses that have taken out the Moonee Valley Vase – Victoria Derby double include Efficient (2006), Plastered (2004) and Helenus (2002).

Moonee Valley Vase results since 2000 can be found below.

Moonee Valley Vase Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Aloisia 2 minutes 04.24 seconds
2nd Cliff’s Edge
3rd Salsamor
2016 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Sacred Elixir 2 minutes 10.94 seconds
2nd Morvada
3rd So Si Bon
2015 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Jameka 2 minutes 6.4 seconds
2nd Shards
3rd Tarzino
2014 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Moonovermanhattan 2 minutes 6.4 seconds
2nd Atmosphere
3rd Go Indy Go
2013 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Savvy Nature 2 minutes 5.8 seconds
2nd All Rigged Up
3rd Pinstripe Lane
2012 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Super Cool 2 minutes 8.25 seconds
2nd It’s A Dundeel
3rd Viking Star
2011 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Manawanui 2 minutes 7.14 seconds
2nd Collar
3rd Scelto
2010 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Rekindled Interest 2 minutes 7.09 seconds
2nd Lion Tamer
3rd Hollowlea
2009 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Hanks 2 minutes 6.2 seconds
2nd Spacecraft
3rd Viking Legend
2008 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Whobegotyou 2 minutes 5.3 seconds
2nd Buffett
3rd Orca
2007 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Marching 2 minutes 6.5 seconds
2nd Kibbutz
3rd Barbaricus
2006 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Efficient 2 minutes 5.2 seconds
2nd The One
3rd Excites
2005 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Duelled 2 minutes 14.1 seconds
2nd Manton
3rd Benicio
2004 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Plastered 2 minutes 7.6 seconds
2nd Mr Martini
3rd Count Ricardo
2003 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Kempinsky 2 minutes 7.1 seconds
2nd Elvstroem
3rd Lifes A Bounty
2002The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Helenus 2 minutes 8 seconds
2nd Macedon Lady
3rd Wild Heart
2001 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Ustinov 2 minutes 6.3 seconds
2nd Viking Ruler
3rd Pure Theatre
2000 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Skalato 2 minutes 9.2 seconds
2nd Universal Prince
3rd Sale Of Century

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