Sir John Monash Stakes

The Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes runs at the end of the Melbourne Winter Racing Carnival at Caulfield Racecourse in mid-July each season.

2023 Sir John Monash Stakes Results

  • 1st: #13 Sigh
  • 2nd: #9 Mileva
  • 3rd: 3 General Beau



The Sir John Monash Stakes is held each year in mid-July at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne. A Group 3 race, the Sir John Monash Stakes pays total prize money of $200,000 as of 2022. The Sir John Monash Stakes is one of the few races run during the heart of winter at Caulfield and is a nice follow-up for horses that contested races over the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Raced over 1100m, the Sir John Monash Stakes is a weight-for-age sprint best suited to the fit winter short-distance specialists or fresh performers racing first-up as an early start to the spring. The best out of the Sir John Monash Stakes may continue on to have a successful Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival as was the case in 2016 when the winner Wild Rain backed-up to win the Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) in September before a Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) third at Moonee Valley that season.

Horses may also have a run between the Sir John Monash Stakes and the spring races at Caulfield a fortnight later in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m). In 2018 the Sir John Monash Stakes winner Voodoo Lad ran second next-up in the Bletchingly and would also go on to win that year’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes race in Perth.

The 2022 Sir John Monash Stakes ran on Saturday July 8, 2023 and was won by the Peter Moody-trained mare Sigh ($7). 

Sir John Monash Stakes 2022
Date: Saturday July 8, 2023
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Status: Group 3
Conditions: Open Weight-For-Age
Prize Money: $200,000

2023 Sir John Monash Stakes Results

  • 1st: #13 Sigh ($7)
  • 2nd: #9 Mileva
  • 3rd: #3 General Beau

Peter Moody’s highly progressive four-year-old mare Sigh ($7) took her record up to six wins from nine starts for a third victory on the trot in the 2023 Sir John Monash Stakes results after digging deep late for apprentice hoop Ms Carleen Hefel’s first stakes success.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 13 SIGH Peter G Moody Ms Carleen Hefel (a) 1 56.5kg $7
2 9 MILEVA Phillip Stokes Ben Allen 0.2L 6 56.5kg $8.50
3 3 GENERAL BEAU Mathew Ellerton Dean Yendall 1.2L 12 58.5kg $7
4 7 SWEET RIDE Annabel Neasham Ms Linda Meech 1.6L 7 58kg $10
5 1 INGRATIATING James Cummings Ben Melham 3.6L 4 58.5kg $4F
6 2 MALKOVICH Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr 3.8L 11 58.5kg $4.80
7 8 KATSU Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 4.55L 9 58kg $14
8 4 REGARDSMAREE Nick Ryan Rhys McLeod 5.8L 5 58.5kg $51
9 12 BLESS HER Clayton Douglas Daniel Stackhouse 6L 2 56.5kg $51
10 10 FLYING MASCOT (NZ) Tom Dabernig Damien Oliver 7.25L 10 56.5kg $14
11 6 RATTLE AND BANG Dean Binaisse Craig Newitt 9.25L 3 58.5kg $151
12 11 ESTA LA ROCA (NZ) Lloyd Kennewell Beau Mertens 12L 8 56.5kg $51
5 ZAC DE BOSS (NZ) Simon Zahra Jye McNeil 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Sir John Monash Stakes Betting Odds

The winter’s top Sir John Monash Stakes 2022 betting odds and market links to the Group 3 racing markets at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available here the week of the race.

Jungle Edge ($2.60 in 2020) was the last favourite in Sir John Monash Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2023 SIR JOHN MONASH STAKES ODDS (Final Field)

2022 Sir John Monash Stakes Form

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2022 Sir John Monash Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Sir John Monash Stakes 2022 Tips on the winter showdown this season.

  • To Win: #7 Sweet Ride ($11 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Going for the value in this year’s Monash Stakes with the resuming Annabel Neasham-trained Sweet Ride looking a forgotten first-up chance at 10/1. The talented Deep Field colt looks a rising star to watch this prep after a string of good performances last time in. An upset Group 3 San Domenico Stakes winner at Rosehill he went on to run in three subsequent Group races in the spring and placed in all. He is versatile with placings on everything from a Good (4) to a Heavy (10), has solid form around the likes of In Secret and Best Of Bordeaux, and is a two-time winner over this distance. He has won fresh previously and was last seen narrowly going down at The Valley last October when runner-up to Sejardan in the Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes (1200m). Two lead-up barrier trials have been good in Sydney. Can surprise a few of these at a nice price.

2022 Sir John Monash Stakes Field

The Sir John Monash Stakes Final Field & Barriers are released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. Many sprinters are racing first-up on the back of early winter spells, while the fitness edge belongs to gallopers coming off a lead-up run in something like Brisbane’s Group 3 W.J. Healy Stakes (1200m) the month prior.

The 2023 Neds Sir John Monash Stakes field features a quality line-up of sprinters led in betting by the returning Godolphin-raced Ingratiating drawn well in gate four first-up and Phillip Stokes’ early market mover Mileva

Click here to read more on the key runners in the Sir John Monash Stakes 2023 field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5873x1200x INGRATIATING James Cummings Ben Melham 4 58.5kg 103
2 0x5025x157 MALKOVICH Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr 11 58.5kg 102
3 20x49x5302 GENERAL BEAU Mathew Ellerton Dean Yendall 13 58.5kg 98
4 199x69260x REGARDSMAREE Nick Ryan Rhys McLeod 5 58.5kg 93
5 2114x76x73 ZAC DE BOSS (NZ) Simon Zahra Jye McNeil 12 58.5kg 86
6 51822213×8 RATTLE AND BANG Dean Binaisse Craig Newitt 3 58.5kg 78
7 20x961322x SWEET RIDE Annabel Neasham Ms Linda Meech 7 58kg 91
8 8x119x1132 KATSU Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 9 58kg 79
9 16274x032x MILEVA Phillip Stokes Ben Allen 6 56.5kg 99
10 x2113x570x FLYING MASCOT (NZ) Tom Dabernig Damien Oliver 10 56.5kg 103
11 1x5x256x42 ESTA LA ROCA (NZ) Lloyd Kennewell Beau Mertens 8 56.5kg 93
12 85206x646x BLESS HER Clayton Douglas Daniel Stackhouse 2 56.5kg 90
13 x197x12x11 SIGH Peter G Moody Ms Carleen Hefel (a) 1 56.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Sir John Monash Stakes Nominations

The official Sir John Monash Stakes 2022 Nominations close the Monday of race week and will be available in full below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5873x1200x INGRATIATING H 4 James Cummings 1 58.5kg 103
2 x2113x570x FLYING MASCOT (NZ) M 5 Tom Dabernig 2 56.5kg 103
3 0x5025x157 MALKOVICH G 5 Bjorn Baker 3 58.5kg 102
4 16274x032x MILEVA M 5 Phillip Stokes 4 56.5kg 99
5 20x49x5302 GENERAL BEAU H 4 Mathew Ellerton 5 58.5kg 98
6 x197x12x11 SIGH M 4 Peter G Moody 6 56.5kg 93
7 1x5x256x42 ESTA LA ROCA (NZ) M 5 Lloyd Kennewell 7 56.5kg 93
8 199x69260x REGARDSMAREE G 6 Nick Ryan 8 58.5kg 93
9 20x961322x SWEET RIDE C 3 Annabel Neasham 9 58kg 91
10 85206x646x BLESS HER M 6 Clayton Douglas 10 56.5kg 90
11 2114x76x73 ZAC DE BOSS (NZ) G 5 Simon Zahra 11 58.5kg 86
12 x106x9998x RANTING (NZ) G 5 Nick Ryan 12 58.5kg 81
13 8x119x1132 KATSU G 3 Grahame Begg 13 58kg 79
14 51822213×8 RATTLE AND BANG G 5 Dean Binaisse 14 58.5kg 78
15 146x71328x NO WAY EVER M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 15 56.5kg 77
16 00x49x060x TATO KEY (ARG) G 8 Ben Brisbourne 16 58.5kg 77
17 444×111 FLYING ON A LIMB F 3 Clinton McDonald 17 56kg 75
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Sir John Monash Stakes History

The Sir John Monash Stakes was upgraded from a Listed race to a Group 3 race following the 2013 edition. Hosted by the Melbourne Racing Club, it is one of the regular races at Caulfield Racecourse. The Sir John Monash Stakes was run over 1000m until the 2005 edition, when it was first held over 1100m.

The Sir John Monash Stakes was known as the Moondah Stakes up until it ran for the first time under its current name in 1998, when Jugulator won it. Originally run by the Victorian Amateur Turf Club (est 1875), the race is now run by the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC), since the organisation’s name was changed in 2002.

Notable Sir John Monash Stakes winners include Regal Shot (2001), Rubitano (2002), Super Elegant (2004 & 2005) and Platelet (2012). Super Elegant finished third in 2003 and second in 2006, narrowly missing out on winning for four years running. Rubiton had a good result in 2002, with the first three places being taken out by his progeny, Rubitano, Ruby Slipper and Prince Rubiton.

In 2020 Sir John Monash Stakes history was made when the nine-year-old winner Jungle Edge was ridden to victory by Jade Darose, the first female jockey to win the race this century. 

Sir John Monash Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.

Sir John Monash Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2023
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Sigh
1:04.14
2nd Mileva
3rd General Beau
2022
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Mileva
1:05.49
2nd Bless Her
3rd Sartorial Splendor
2021
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Red Can Man
1:03.47
2nd Malkovich
3rd Villami
2020
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Jungle Edge
1:05.00
2nd Viridine
3rd I Am Someone
2019
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Oak Door
1:04.41
2nd Jungle Edge
3rd Princess Of Queens
2018
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Voodoo Lad
1:03.91
2nd Inn Keeper
3rd Jukebox
2017
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Supido
1:03.58
2nd Daytona Grey
3rd Murt The Flirt
2016
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Wild Rain
1:03.82
2nd Trevinder
3rd Atmospherical
2015
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Miss Promiscuity
1:04.49
2nd Angels Beach
3rd Wild Rain
2014
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Lord Of The Sky
1:05.25
2nd Le Bonsir
3rd Riziz
2013
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Pago Rock
1:04:43
2nd Elite Elle
3rd Second Effort
2012
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Platelet
1:06.79
2nd Royal Bender
3rd Zamorar
2011
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Secret Flyer
1:04.37
2nd Rue Maple
3rd Warm Love
2010
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Reward For Effort
1:04.7
2nd Keano
3rd Royal Ida
2009
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
I Am Invincible
1:05.97
2nd Gran Sasso
3rd Orange County
2008
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Tesbury Jack
1:06.13
2nd Red Arrow
3rd Lucky Diva
2007
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Lucky Secret
1:04.95
2nd Live In Vain
3rd Honalee
2006
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Sassbee
1:04.13
2nd Super Elegant
3rd Illusionist
2005
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Super Elegant
1:05.21
2nd Dilly Dally
3rd Wildly
2004
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Super Elegant
1:0.16
2nd Azevedo
3rd Golden Delicious
2003
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Dantana
0:57.2
2nd Ruby Slipper
3rd Super Elegant
2002
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Rubitano
0:57.54
2nd Ruby Slipper
3rd Prince Rubiton
2001
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Regal Shot
0:58.02
2nd Windigo
3rd Sports
2000
Sir John Monash Stakes
1st
Honour The Name
0.59.78
2nd Flavour
3rd Joshua’s Pride

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