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McEwen Stakes

The 2018 McEwen Stakes is a Group 2 race that is held during September at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne. The race is worth total prize money of $200,000 and is run over a sprinter’s distance of 1,000 metres. Run under weight-for-age conditions, the McEwen Stakes is part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and is run on the same day as the Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes and Listed Chandler MacLeod Stakes.

The first McEwen Stakes was run in 1995 when it was won by the talented Sequalo. The McEwen Stakes is often contested by horses that have come via races such as the Group 3 Missile Stakes in Sydney or the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap.

Horses that run well in the McEwen Stakes often go on to run in races such as the Group 1 Manikato Stakes later in the carnival. Hay List achieved the McEwen Stakes and Manikato Stakes double in 2010.

Also known as the Ian McEwen Trophy, the McEwen Stakes was known as the Anniversary Trophy for the first year it was held. The race is named after Ian McEwen, a former secretary of the Moonee Valley Racing Club.

Between 1995 and 1997 the race was unlisted, however it was upgraded to listed status in 1997 and held that until 2005. In 2006 the McEwen Stakes became a Group 3 event, a status it held until 2013, when it was upgraded to Group 2.

Notable horses to have won the McEwen Stakes include Testa Rossa (2000), Strategic Image (2001), Miss Andretti (2006), Here De Angels (2007) and Nicconi (2009).

2018 McEwen Stakes Field

The 2018 McEwen Stakes field, due to be released on Wednesday the September 6, will most likely contain quite a few well proven runners including Anthony Freedman trained, Shoals. Please see below for the full field.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 115x43830x VIRIDINE James Cummings Craig Williams 7 58.5kg 99
2 2111×24111 NATURE STRIP Darren Weir Mark Zahra 1 58.5kg 98
3 7231×65772 SUNDAY ESCAPE Andrew Murray Dwayne Dunn 3 58.5kg 92
4 6x611864x1 PORT VALE Stuart Gower Stephen Baster 8 58.5kg 77
5 1221x81x1x SHOALS Anthony Freedman Tim Clark 5 56.5kg 112
6 3179x3160x HOUTZEN Toby Edmonds Ryan Maloney 4 56.5kg 98
7 7x281119x4 QUILISTA Darren Weir John Allen 6 56.5kg 105
8 6111x4x5x9 UNIQUE LOVELY Frankie Stockdale Ben Thompson 2 56.5kg 74

2018 McEwen Stakes Nominations

Released on Monday, August 27th, the 2018 McEwen Stakes nominations always contain a number of talented horses. This year, the McEwan Stakes nominations include Shoals, and Darren Weir trained premier sprinter, Nature Strip.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1221x81x1x SHOALS M 4 Anthony Freedman 1 56.5kg 112
2 3179x3160x HOUTZEN M 4 Toby Edmonds 2 56.5kg 98
3 x632x128x1 FAATINAH G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 3 58.5kg 107
4 1x11x2244x SNITTY KITTY M 5 Henry Dwyer 4 56.5kg 106
5 7x281119x4 QUILISTA M 5 Darren Weir 5 56.5kg 105
6 115x43830x VIRIDINE H 4 James Cummings 6 58.5kg 99
7 2111×24111 NATURE STRIP G 4 Darren Weir 7 58.5kg 98
8 25511x950x BEAU RADA G 7 John McArdle 8 58.5kg 93
9 1140x5620x BONS AWAY G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 9 58.5kg 99
10 7231×65772 SUNDAY ESCAPE G 8 Andrew Murray 10 58.5kg 92
11 6111x4x5x9 UNIQUE LOVELY M 5 Frankie Stockdale 11 56.5kg 74
12 6x611864x1 PORT VALE G 4 Stuart Gower 12 58.5kg 77
13 7x21654x11 KYZAMBA M 6 Jim Cerchi (Jnr) 13 56.5kg 73

 

McEwen Stakes Past Winners & Results

Below you will find a list of results for the McEwen Stakes since 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2017 1 Russian Revolution 2 Heatherly 3 Houtzen 0:58.1
2016 1 Wild Rain 2 Furnaces 3 Heatherly 0:58.8
2015 1 Chautauqua 2 Flamberge 3 Furnaces 0:58.2
2014 1 Angelic Light 2 Lankan Rupee 3 Eloping 0:57.5
2013 1 Kuroshio 2 Moment Of Change 3 General Truce 0:57.8
2012 1 Bel Sprinter 2 Platelet 3 Snitzem 0:57.3
2011 1 Buffering 2 Crystal Lily 3 Atomic Force 0:58.5
2010 1 Hay List 2 Catapulted 3 Reward For Effort 0:59.6
2009 1 Nicconi 2 Morgan Dollar 3 Secret Flyer 0:57.4
2008 1 Kaphero 2 Morgan Dollar 3 Lucky Secret 0:59.4
2007 1 Here De Angels 2 Gold Edition 3 Dr Nipandtuck 0:57.4
2006 1 Miss Andretti 2 Sassbee 3 Cargo Cult 0:58.8
2005 1 Strikeline 2 Truly Wicked 3 Titanic Jack 0:59.8
2004 1 Edgeton 2 Reactive 3 Mistegic 1:01.8
2003 1 Yell 2 The Big Chill 3 Dantana 0:59.6
2002 1 Mistegic 2 Shaye Spice 3 Aragonce 1:00.2
2001 1 Strategic Image 2 Sports 3 Ateates 0:58.4
2000 1 Testa Rossa 2 Sports 3 Chattanooga 1:13.4

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