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The 2017 Moonga Stakes is a Group 3 event raced annually at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne during October. It is contested over a trip of 1400m under set weight conditions and worth a total of $150,000 in prize money.

The race is for horses aged four years and over and has in recent times also be referred to as the Betfair Stakes.

It is hosted on the final day of the three day carnival run by the Melbourne Racing Club. That puts it on the same card as the feature event Group 1 Caulfield Cup.

Given its positioning in mid October many horses running in the Moonga Stakes will have had a start before this but still have plenty of running left in them.

Some may even come down from the Sydney carnival as Love Conquers All did before winning in 2011 via the Group 2 Premiere Stakes at Randwick.

Being an Open event over 1400m there are a huge number of possibilities for horses coming through this race depending on ability, ideal distance and the stage of their prep.

There have been some good horses to pass through the Moonga Stakes including Rough Habit in 1992, Assertive Lad in 2002 and Thorn Park in 2003.

More recently it’s been won by McClintock in 2009, Rothera in 2010 and Love Conquers All in 2011.

2017 Moonga Stakes Field

The Moonga Stakes field usually attracts some fairly talented sprinters. As it is restricted to horses aged four years and older, most runners in the Moonga Stakes field are quite experienced and have already had several black type runs in their career.

The 2017 Moonga Stakes field will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x6226216x3 ALL OUR ROADS (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 11 58.5kg 97
2 1114119×07 BURNING FRONT Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 1 57.5kg 104
3 500x71120x OBSERVATIONAL (GB) John Sadler Thomas Sadler 2 57.5kg 100
4 4943×19806 TASHBEEH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Chad Schofield 5 56.5kg 98
5 2136x130x6 ULMANN Darren Weir Damian Lane 4 56.5kg 102
6 121175×319 GRANDE ROSSO David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 3 56.5kg 102
7 6321220×09 SAVILE ROW (NZ) Michael Moroney Blake Shinn 8 56kg 98
8 17x2325x06 ECHO EFFECT Kristen Buchanan Damien Oliver 6 56kg 80
9 7x4x519953 SAINT VALOREM Cameron Templeton Brian Higgins 7 56kg 80
10 113x410x97 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman Hugh Bowman 10 55.5kg 96
11 4735070×74 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Joao Moreira 9 54kg 102

Moonga Stakes Results

Moonga Stakes winners and placegetters since 2000, along with winning times, are displayed below.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Voodoo Lad 2 Takedown 3 Turnitaround  1:24.5
2015 1 Vashka 2 Under The Louvre 3 Coronation Shallan  1:23.2
2014 1 Lucky Hussler 2 Under The Louvre 3 Generalife  1:23.5
2013 1 Boban 2 Strawberry Boy 3 Galah  1:23.8
2012 1 Whateverwhenever 2 King’s Rose 3 McClintock  1:23.7
2011 1 Love Conquers All 2 Albert The Fat 3 Pinwheel  1:21.9
2010 1 Rothera 2 Sniper’s Bullet 3 Jungle Ruler  1:25.8
2009 1 McClintock 2 Rightfully Yours 3 Kiloton  1:22.7
2008 1 Royal Discretion 2 Turffontein 3 Stickpin  1.23.6
2007 1 Lord Of The Dance 2 Polish Clown 3 Solar Secret  1:22.6
2006 1 Perfectly Ready 2 Live In Vain 3 Caprizzi Strip  1:22.3
2005 1 Volitant 2 Yell 3 Shadow  1:21.3
2004 1 Amtrak 2 Pink Fit 3 Monahan Tweed  1:24.6
2003 1 Thorn Park 2 Lord Volksraad 3 Regal Roller  1:22.5
2002 1 Assertive Lad 2 El Nino 3 Prince Rubiton  1:22.9
2001 1 Flavour 2 Inspire 3 Make Mine Magic  1:24.8
2000 1 Cellar 2 Hire 3 Weasel Will  1:21.8

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