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The 2017 Moonee Valley Vase, formerly known as the AAMI Vase, is a Group 2 event run annually at Moonee Valley Racecourse during the world renowned Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Every October a crack field of three-year-olds line up to take on the 2040m assignment.

The MV Vase is worth $200,000 and is contested under set weight conditions. The importance of the event is highlighted by its inclusion on the Group 1 Cox Plate Day, the most significant day of racing to be held at Moonee Valley every year.

The Moonee Valley Vase is usually assured of attracting a top field as it’s used as a lead up event to the Group 1 Victoria Derby a week later at the start of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

That is the premier three-year-old event of the spring meaning any horses required one final tune up will run in the AAMI Vase.

Coming into the event they may have run in either the Group 2 Stutt Stakes or the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas. Some may even graduate from the Group 3 Caulfield Classic.

There have been a handfuls of runners which have managed to claim the Moonee Valley Vase / Victoria Derby double. Efficient (2006), Plastered (2004)and Helenus (2002) are the most recent horses to achieve the honour.

2008 champion Whobegotyou almost completed a miraculous winning run when winning both the Stutt Stakes and Caulfield Guineas before claiming this event. Unfortunately he fell just short in the Victoria Derby finishing second.

Winner of the 2006 AAMI Vase Efficient became a legend of racing after winning the Melbourne Cup the next year.

That shows the quality of runners witnessed in the race over the past decade and the talent has been like that for years.

Naturalism won the 1991 event, Blevic won in 1994 with the fastest recorded time and champion Mossman triumphed in 1998.

2017 Moonee Valley Vase Field

The Moonee Valley Vase field usually features some of the better three year old stayers currently on the racing circuit. The Moonee Valley Vase field provides a great opportunity for punters to get a look at the upcoming crop of talented three year olds.

The 2017 Moonee Valley Vase field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 21×818121 CLIFF’S EDGE Darren Weir Mark Zahra 10 57kg 90
2 31×32248 SANCTIONED James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 2 57kg 78
3 12×227 SALSAMOR (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 9 57kg 70
4 505×7516 PISSARO Robbie Laing Noel Callow 5 57kg 62
5 1223 VIN DE DANCE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damien Oliver 3 57kg 64
6 4×6018 GRAND CASINO John Sadler Michael Dee 6 57kg 60
7 432 THE SLEDGEHAMMER John Sadler Craig Williams 8 57kg 60
8 32 WOLFE TONE (NZ) Francis Finnegan Jye McNeil 7 57kg 60
9 52x12x51 ALOISIA (NZ) Aaron Purcell Luke Nolen 1 55kg 100
10 996442 FOUR KOALAS Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Brian McGrath Luke Currie 4 55kg 56

2017 Moonee Valley Vase Nominations

The Moonee Valley Vase nominations provide a fair indication of the likely stars of the future. The top crop of three year old stayers enter the Moonee Valley Vase nominations, and it is always pertinent to get a good look at all of them.

The 2017 Moonee Valley Vase nominations will be published below.

Moonee Valley Vase Results

Winners and placers in the Moonee Valley Vase (AAMI Vase) since 2000 with winning times are listed below.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Sacred Elixir 2 Morvada 3 So Si Bon 2:10.9
2015 1 Jameka 2 Shards 3 Tarzino 2:06.4
2014 1 Moonovermanhattan 2 Atmosphere 3 Go Indy Go 2:06.4
2013 1 Savvy Nature 2 All Rigged Up 3 Pinstripe Lane 2:05.8
2012 1 Super Cool 2 It’s A Dundeel 3 Viking Star 2:08.3
2011 1 Manawanui 2 Collar 3 Scelto 2:07.1
2010 1 Rekindled Interest 2 Lion Tamer 3 Hollowlea 2:07.0
2009 1 Hanks 2 Spacecraft 3 Viking Legend 2:06.2
2008 1 Whobegotyou 2 Buffett 3 Orca 2:05.3
2007 1 Marching 2 Kibbutz 3 Barbaricus 2:06.5
2006 1 Efficient 2 The One 3 Excites 2:05.2
2005 1 Duelled 2 Manton 3 Benicio 2:14.1
2004 1 Plastered 2 Mr Martini 3 Count Ricardo 2:07.6
2003 1 Kempinsky 2 Elvstroem 3 Lifes A Bounty 2:07.1
2002 1 Helenus 2 Macedon Lady 3 Wild Heart 2:08.0
2001 1 Ustinov 2 Viking Ruler 3 Pure Theatre 2:06.3
2000 1 Skalato 2 Universal Prince 3 Sale Of Century 2:09.2

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