Moonga Stakes

  • Date: Saturday October 15, 2016
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 4YO+ SWP
  • Prize Money: $150,000

2016 Moonga Stakes News

Voodoo Lad claims Ladbrokes Moonga Stakes

Voodoo Lad claims Ladbrokes Moonga Stakes

Premiership winning trainer Darren Weir wrapped up Caulfield Cup Day with a winning double with Voodoo Lad taking out the last race on the ten race program, the Group 3 $150,000 Ladbrokes Moonga Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield today.

Voodoo Lad above winning the Regal Roller Stakes in August, added another win to to his tally …

The 2016 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.

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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.

2016 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 2016 Moonga Stakes field will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3121x377x0 GOOD PROJECT Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 8 59.5kg 105
2 x7236033x8 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir Luke Nolen (late alt) 14 59.5kg 109
3 1x0007x839 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith Kerrin McEvoy 6 58.5kg 103
4 x243120x11 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Blake Shinn 5 58.5kg 109
5 0x0700x500 SMOKIN’ JOEY Wez Hunter Chris Symons 15 57.5kg 98
6 0483462303 FAST ’N’ ROCKING David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Stephen Baster 12 57.5kg 105
7 x006904x0x SERTORIUS Jamie Edwards Noel Callow 1 57.5kg 100
8 63512832×6 AMOVATIO Chris Waller Damien Oliver 16 57.5kg 105
9 51116x4x63 DURENDAL Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 3 57.5kg 99
10 x12114615x MABEEL (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 4 57.5kg 93
11 00x16415x4 HOPFGARTEN Robert Heathcote Craig Williams 10 56.5kg 105
12 3×12123112 VOODOO LAD Darren Weir Brad Rawiller (late alt) 9 56.5kg 105
13 47x311118x TURNITAROUND Matthew Williams Dean Yendall 11 56kg 100
14 411251357x ADIRONDACK Shawn Mathrick Ms Jackie Beriman 17 56kg 82
15 111735×485 DAN ZEPHYR Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 13 56kg 93
16 11100×41 LUCKY LIBERTY Henry Dwyer Chris Parnham 2 56kg 77
17e x23228x233 DANE THUNDER Shane Bottomley 7 56kg 65

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