WH Stocks Stakes

The WH Stocks Stakes is a Group 2 event hosted at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Moir Stakes Night.

2023 Stocks Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Amelia's Jewel
  • 2nd: #4 Pride Of Jenni
  • 3rd: #2 Deny Knowledge



The Group 2 WH Stocks Stakes is early on during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Taking place in late September at Moonee Valley on Moir Stakes Night, the WH Stocks is a 1600m middle distance event. Worth $300,000 in prize money as of 2021 it is for mares aged four-years-old and above, and is run under weight-for-age conditions.

Other races solely for mares held earlier in the carnival are the Group 3 Cockram Stakes (1200m) and the Group 2 Lets Elope Stakes (1400m), and a few runners may have previously contested these shorter distanced events.

Brilliant WA mare Amelia’s Jewel (2023) was the last to complete the Let’s Elope Stakes – Stocks Stakes double.

The Stocks Stakes is an excellent lead up to events like the Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1400m) at Flemington and the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) on Caulfield Cup day in October.

The race usually attracts a field of handy mares and quality winners include Tuesday Joy (2008), Atlantic Jewel (2013) who ran second in that year’s Underwood Stakes before success in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) and Dear Demi (2014).

The WH Stocks Stakes 2023 took place under the lights at Moonee Valley on Friday September 29, 2023 and was won in dominant fashion by the flying odds-on favourite Amelia’s Jewel ($1.35F). 

2023 Stocks Stakes
Date: Friday September 29, 2023
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: 4YO & Up Mares – Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000
Inaugurated: 1973

2023 Stocks Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Amelia’s Jewel ($1.35F)
  • 2nd: #4 Pride Of Jenni
  • 3rd: #2 Deny Knowledge

Simon Miller’s outstanding Group 1 winning mare from Perth, Amelia’s Jewel ($1.35F), was far too good for her Melbourne rivals again backing-up from her successful interstate debut in the Let’s Elope to be stoked up at the top of the straight before a powerhouse finish to salute as the odds-on favourite in Friday night’s WH Stocks Stakes 2023 results at The Valley ahead of her $5 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate bid on October 28.

Click here to read more on the impressive Stocks Stakes win by the 2023 Cox Plate bound Amelia’s Jewel.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 8 AMELIA’S JEWEL Simon A Miller Damian Lane 9 56.5kg $1.35F
2 4 PRIDE OF JENNI Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Newitt 0.75L 6 57kg $15
3 2 DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) Michael Kent Wiremu Pinn (a) 3.5L 1 57kg $10
4 11 PARTY PRINCESS Andrew Gluyas Jordan Childs 5.25L 3 56.5kg $61
5 5 SEONEE Patrick Payne Billy Egan 5.75L 4 57kg $16
6 1 STEINEM (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 6.5L 7 57kg $21
7 10 PAPILLON CLUB Greg Eurell Craig Williams 6.7L 5 56.5kg $12
8 6 PIPPALI Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Luke Nolen 7.95L 8 57kg $91
9 7 THOUGHT PROVOKING (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ms Jamie Kah 9.2L 10 57kg $71
10 9 AFFAIRE A SUIVRE (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 9.6L 2 56.5kg $41
3 TOREGENE (NZ) Matthew Williams Dean Yendall 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2023 W.H. Stocks Stakes Betting

The updated W.H. Stocks Stakes odds 2023 provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be detailed below complete with links to lock in your Stocks Stakes tips at the best spring racing odds online.

Amelia’s Jewel ($1.35 in 2023) was the last favourite in Stocks Stakes betting to win.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2023 STOCKS STAKES ODDS (Final Field)

2023 Stocks Stakes Form

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2023 STOCKS STAKES FORM GUIDE

2023 Stocks Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Stocks Stakes 2023 Tips on the mile showdown at Moonee Valley this spring.

  • To Win: #8 Amelia’s Jewel ($1.40 at time of publish) – BET NOW

How do you bet against this star WA mare? She is zero value at close to even money, but it’s been a thrill to watch her each time out. She oozes class and versatility having run second to The Everest contender Overpass in the inaugural $4 million The Quokka (1200m) at home in April but also has Group 1 winning form in Perth’s Northerly Stakes up over 1800m. She handled her first interstate assignment with ease at Flemington fresh carrying plenty of weight from a wide gate in the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m). The mile second-up looks ideal, and so long as she handles The Valley circuit, she wins again.

2023 Stocks Stakes Field

The WH Stocks Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of mares each spring that may have had a lead-up in a race like the Let’s Elope Stakes, the double most recently achieved in 2023 by Amelia’s Jewel.

In 2013 Atlantic Jewel won the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) before her success in the Stocks Stakes, a feat also achieved in 2011 by King’s Rose.

The official 2023 WH Stocks Stakes Final Field & Barriers will be available below once acceptances are taken the Wednesday of race week.

The Stocks Stakes 2023 final field features a smart line-up of mares dominated by the odds-on elect Amelia’s Jewel for WA horseman Simon Miller.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 05232x10x0 STEINEM (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 7 57kg 104
2 2415931×17 DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) Michael Kent Wiremu Pinn (a) 1 57kg 97
3 x112x200x0 TOREGENE (NZ) Matthew Williams Dean Yendall 9 57kg 90
4 537x4298x6 PRIDE OF JENNI Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Newitt 6 57kg 98
5 5×71481111 SEONEE Patrick Payne Billy Egan 4 57kg 97
6 4x0300x649 PIPPALI Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Luke Nolen 8 57kg 89
7 45202x221x THOUGHT PROVOKING (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ms Jamie Kah 11 57kg 77
8 x1211x12x1 AMELIA’S JEWEL Simon A Miller Damian Lane 10 56.5kg 111
9 57x31115x AFFAIRE A SUIVRE (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 2 56.5kg 102
10 2x11321x57 PAPILLON CLUB Greg Eurell Craig Williams 5 56.5kg 84
11 5112813×35 PARTY PRINCESS Andrew Gluyas Jordan Childs 3 56.5kg 80

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Stocks Stakes Nominations

The 2023 Stocks Stakes nominations are released on the Monday leading-up to Moir Stakes Night.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 57x31115x AFFAIRE A SUIVRE (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 102
2 x1211x12x1 AMELIA’S JEWEL M 4 Simon A Miller 111
3 2415931×17 DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) M 6 Michael Kent 97
4 x694341x88 FIREBURN M 4 Gary Portelli 101
5 05x12116x0 FOXY FRIDA M 6 Andrew Noblet 103
6 3x121x0x96 GOING GLOBAL (IRE) M 6 Chris Waller 109
7 2x11321x57 PAPILLON CLUB M 4 Greg Eurell 84
8 5112813×35 PARTY PRINCESS M 4 Andrew Gluyas 80
9 4x0300x649 PIPPALI M 6 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 89
10 537x4298x6 PRIDE OF JENNI M 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 98
11 5×71481111 SEONEE M 5 Patrick Payne 97
12 05232x10x0 STEINEM (GB) M 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 104
13 139x8x735 TAJNEED M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 78
14 45202x221x THOUGHT PROVOKING (NZ) M 6 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 77
15 x112x200x0 TOREGENE (NZ) M 5 Matthew Williams 90

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

WH Stocks Stakes History

The inaugural race in 1973 was won by Mellition. It began as a principal race run over 1600m and then became a listed event in 1979. Over a decade later it was elevated to Group 3 status before finally becoming a Group 2 event in 2005. For the first seven years, the race was known as the Dallas Handicap. Then from 1980 onwards it became the W H Stocks Stakes.

Notable winners of the Stocks Stakes include Mellition (1973), Digger’s Lass (1985), Gold Lottey (2002), Atlantic Jewel (2013), I Am A Star (2017-18), and Perth raider Amelia’s Jewel (2023).

Amelia’s Jewel also set a new Stocks Stakes race record in 2023 saluting in a slick 1 minute 34.37 seconds.

Stocks Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

Stocks Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2023
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Amelia’s Jewel 1 minute 34.37 seconds (R)
2nd Pride Of Jenni
3rd Deny Knowledge
2022
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Daisies 1 minute 40.00 seconds
2nd Elusive Express
3rd Lady Of Honour
2021
W H Stocks Stakes
1st So You Assume 1 minute 36.32 seconds
2nd Magna Bella
3rd Quantum Mechanic
2020
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Mystic Journey 1 minute 37.62 seconds
2nd Perfect Jewel
3rd One More Try
2019
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Princess Jenni 1 minute 36.32 seconds
2nd Rondinella
3rd Oceanex
2018
W H Stocks Stakes
1st I Am A Star 1 minute 37.34 seconds
2nd Mrs Gardenia
3rd Samovare
2017
W H Stocks Stakes
1st I Am A Star 1 minute 37.31 seconds
2nd Flying Jess
3rd Hell Or Highwater
2016
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Don’t Doubt Mamma 1 minute 38.74 seconds
2nd Kaniana
3rd Miss Rose De Lago
2015
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Fenway 1 minute 34.98 seconds
2nd May’s Dream
3rd Scratchy Bottom
2014
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Dear Demi 1 minute 37.82 seconds
2nd Solicit
3rd Commanding Jewel
2013
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Atlantic Jewel 1 minute 36.88 seconds
2nd Oasis Bloom
3rd Oriental Ruby
2012
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Oasis Bloom 1 minute 36.9 seconds
2nd Spirit Song
3rd Chateau Margaux
2011
W H Stocks Stakes
1st King’s Rose 1 minute 37.0 seconds
2nd Pinker Pinker
3rd Lady Lynette
2010
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Avienus 1 minute 38.3 seconds
2nd Belscenica
3rd Lady Lynette
2009
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Zarita 1 minute 37 seconds
2nd Cats Whisker
3rd Soul Diva
2008
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Tuesday Joy 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Devil Moon
3rd Bird Of Fire
2007
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Devil Moon 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Brom Felinity
3rd Hidden Strings
2006
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Astrodame 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Brockman’s Lass
3rd Belle Bizaare
2005
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Flowerdrum 1 minute 38.5 seconds
2nd Honest Politician
3rd Taken
2004
W H Stocks Stakes
1st She’s Archie 1 minute 41.9 seconds
2nd Annie La Vie
3rd Zumanity
2003
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Sunday Joy 1 minute 36.8 seconds
2nd Liberty Rose
3rd Monde Special
2002
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Gold Lottey 1 minute 38.7 seconds
2nd Tyrolean
3rd Visage
2001
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Lady Marion 1 minute 38.7 seconds
2nd Tickle My
3rd Tyrolean
2000
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Hula Wonder 1 minute 38.4 seconds
2nd Camarena
3rd Mrs Bentley

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