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.

2022 Sir John Monash Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Mileva
  • 2nd: #10 Bless Her
  • 3rd: #3 Sartorial Splendor



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 9, 2022 and saw Phillip Stokes’ South Australian-owned mare Mileva ($4.40) charge home late for a narrow but impressive victory. 

Sir John Monash Stakes 2022
Date: Saturday July 9, 2022
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Status: Group 3
Conditions: Open Weight-For-Age
Prize Money: $200,000

2022 Sir John Monash Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Mileva ($4.40)
  • 2nd: #10 Bless Her
  • 3rd: #3 Sartorial Splendor
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 8 MILEVA Phillip Stokes Daniel Moor 2 56.5kg $4.40
2 10 BLESS HER Clayton Douglas Daniel Stackhouse 0.1L 1 56.5kg $17
3 3 SARTORIAL SPLENDOR John Sadler Jamie Mott 0.6L 5 58.5kg $10
4 6 OUTLAWS REVENGE Ryan Balfour Craig Williams 0.9L 6 58.5kg $20
5 2 WILLIAM THOMAS John Price Ethan Brown 1L 9 58.5kg $31
6 1 AYSAR Ben & JD Hayes Blaike McDougall 1.75L 8 58.5kg $14
7 4 OXLEY ROAD Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 1.95L 4 58.5kg $2.80F
8 9 FELICIA Dean Binaisse Jye McNeil 2.7L 3 56.5kg $16
9 5 ASHFORD STREET Ken Elford Teo Nugent 4.45L 7 58.5kg $4.60
11 RAINBIEL Anthony Chibnall Craig Newitt 0
7 HOW WOMANTIC Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Harry Coffey 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.

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.

Eleven winter sprinters make-up the 2022 Sir John Monash Stakes final field including the Peter Moody-trained favourite Oxley Road racing first-up from gate five.

Click here to read more on the key horses in the 2022 Sir John Monash Stakes field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 9x04460x40 AYSAR Ben & JD Hayes Blaike McDougall 10 58.5kg 98
2 3007×00745 WILLIAM THOMAS John Price Billy Egan 11 58.5kg 85
3 1411x00x23 SARTORIAL SPLENDOR John Sadler Jamie Mott 6 58.5kg 92
4 x2316x230x OXLEY ROAD Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 5 58.5kg 101
5 3×17241211 ASHFORD STREET Ken Elford Teo Nugent 9 58.5kg 92
6 1157×68018 OUTLAWS REVENGE Ryan Balfour Craig Williams 7 58.5kg 91
7 6025x33x30 HOW WOMANTIC Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Harry Coffey 8 56.5kg 89
8 159x13147x MILEVA Phillip Stokes Daniel Moor 3 56.5kg 99
9 1x21230x3x FELICIA Dean Binaisse Jye McNeil 4 56.5kg 99
10 x2203x4585 BLESS HER Clayton Douglas Daniel Stackhouse 1 56.5kg 90
11 x13104x5x0 RAINBIEL Anthony Chibnall Craig Newitt 2 56.5kg 85

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.

The 2022 Sir John Monash Stakes nominations feature 14 hopeful sprinters led in all-in betting by the returning Peter Moody-trained Oxley Road who ran third here in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate back in February.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 3×17241211 ASHFORD STREET G 4 Ken Elford 92
2 9x04460x40 AYSAR H 4 Ben & JD Hayes 98
3 710×735503 BELSIELLE M 4 David & Coral Feek 75
4 x2203x4585 BLESS HER M 5 Clayton Douglas 90
5 1x21230x3x FELICIA M 5 Dean Binaisse 99
6 6025x33x30 HOW WOMANTIC M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 89
7 32507×5118 JIGSAW G 3 Cindy Alderson 80
8 159x13147x MILEVA M 4 Phillip Stokes 99
9 1157×68018 OUTLAWS REVENGE G 4 Ryan Balfour 91
10 x2316x230x OXLEY ROAD H 4 Peter G Moody 101
11 x13104x5x0 RAINBIEL M 4 Anthony Chibnall 85
12 1411x00x23 SARTORIAL SPLENDOR G 5 John Sadler 92
13 3007×00745 WILLIAM THOMAS G 7 John Price 85
14 119x60650x ZIPPING BOY G 4 Jerome Hunter 81

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
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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