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.

2021 Sir John Monash Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Red Can Man
  • 2nd: #10 Malkovich
  • 3rd: #12 Villami



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 $160,000. 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.

For the 2020 edition of the race, the Sir John Monash Stakes prize money was cut to $128,000 due to COVID-19.

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 2021 Sir John Monash Stakes ran on Saturday July 10, 2021 and was won by former WA-trained galloper Red Can Man.

Sir John Monash Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday July 10, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Status: Group 3
Conditions: Open Weight-For-Age
Prize Money: $160,000

2021 Sir John Monash Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Red Can Man
  • 2nd: #10 Malkovich
  • 3rd: #12 Villami

Former WA galloper Red Can Man ($9) – now with David Brideoake out of Mornington – dug deep to hold off the favourite Malkovich ($2.50F) in a good 2021 Sir John Monash Stakes result for last year’s Group 1 Railway Stakes fourth placegetter in Perth.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 RED CAN MAN David Brideoake Ben Melham 5 58.5kg $9
2 10 MALKOVICH Bjorn Baker Ms Jamie Kah 0.3L 9 58kg $2.50F
3 12 VILLAMI Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Damien Thornton 1.55L 8 56.5kg $5.50
4 9 DEXELATION Richard & Chantelle Jolly Harry Coffey 2.55L 3 58.5kg $41
5 7 INN KEEPER Symon Wilde Dean Holland 2.65L 7 58.5kg $101
6 1 VIRIDINE James Cummings Damien Oliver 2.85L 6 58.5kg $3.70
7 11 PROPELLE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dean Yendall 3.05L 10 56.5kg $51
8 2 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE Kris Lees Craig Newitt 4.8L 2 58.5kg $41
9 3 ORDER OF COMMAND Danny O’Brien Jamie Mott 5.3L 11 58.5kg $15
10 4 ASHLOR Dan McCarthy Jack Martin 5.5L 4 58.5kg $101
11 5 WILLIAM THOMAS John Price Fred Kersley 6L 1 58.5kg $15
8 I AM SOMEONE Matt Laurie Ethan Brown 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Sir John Monash Stakes Odds

The winter’s top Sir John Monash Stakes 2021 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.

2021 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.

A dozen weight-for-age sprinters make-up the 2021 Sir John Monash Stakes final field including the Bjorn Baker-trained Malkovich chasing a hat-trick of wins and Godolphin’s Group 1 placegetter Viridine

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x3425x463 VIRIDINE James Cummings Damien Oliver 7 58.5kg 105
2 x8568436x9 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE Kris Lees Craig Newitt 2 58.5kg 100
3 x3722x329x ORDER OF COMMAND Danny O’Brien Jamie Mott 12 58.5kg 104
4 414627×466 ASHLOR Dan McCarthy Jack Martin 4 58.5kg 92
5 3384337×33 WILLIAM THOMAS John Price 1 58.5kg 97
6 1x473246x7 RED CAN MAN David Brideoake Ben Melham 5 58.5kg 97
7 000865×119 INN KEEPER Symon Wilde Dean Holland 8 58.5kg 93
8 536x99x740 I AM SOMEONE Matt Laurie Ethan Brown 6 58.5kg 90
9 4232×63252 DEXELATION Richard & Chantelle Jolly Harry Coffey 3 58.5kg 89
10 211818×211 MALKOVICH Bjorn Baker Ms Jamie Kah 10 58kg 90
11 14x2501x72 PROPELLE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dean Yendall 11 56.5kg 82
12 3x1629x13x VILLAMI Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Damien Thornton 9 56.5kg 96

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Sir John Monash Stakes Nominations

The official Sir John Monash Stakes 2021 Nominations close the Monday of race week and will be available in full below.

The 2021 Sir John Monash Stakes nominations attracted 18 early entries including the Danny O’Brien-trained Banquo coming off a second in last Saturday’s All Victorian Sprint Series Final at Flemington and Godolphin’s Group 1 placegetter Viridine.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x8568436x9 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE G 7 Kris Lees 1 58.5kg 100
2 x3722x329x ORDER OF COMMAND G 6 Danny O’Brien 2 58.5kg 104
3 000865×119 INN KEEPER G 7 Symon Wilde 3 58.5kg 93
4 25x7277x52 BANQUO H 4 Danny O’Brien 4 58.5kg 97
5 1x3425x463 VIRIDINE G 6 James Cummings 5 58.5kg 105
6 3384337×33 WILLIAM THOMAS G 6 John Price 6 58.5kg 97
7 4232×63252 DEXELATION G 6 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 7 58.5kg 89
8 3x1629x13x VILLAMI M 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 8 56.5kg 96
9 211818×211 MALKOVICH C 3 Bjorn Baker 9 58kg 90
10 109x4089x3 TONY NICCONI G 5 Ben & JD Hayes 10 58.5kg 80
11 2x711x5111 ZIPPING BOY G 3 Jerome Hunter 11 58kg 89
12 414627×466 ASHLOR G 7 Dan McCarthy 12 58.5kg 92
13 1x473246x7 RED CAN MAN G 4 David Brideoake 13 58.5kg 97
14 536x99x740 I AM SOMEONE G 6 Matt Laurie 14 58.5kg 90
15 14x2501x72 PROPELLE M 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 15 56.5kg 82
16 x11270x321 EXPRESS PASS G 4 Nick Ryan 16 58.5kg 86
17 44522×5216 KALKARNI ROYALE M 4 Kevin Corstens 17 56.5kg 78
18 20050x9x56 FREE OF DEBT G 4 Chris Bieg 18 58.5kg 78

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
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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