AJ Moir Stakes

  • Date: Friday September 30, 2016
  • Racecourse: Moonee Valley
  • Race Distance: 1000m
  • Conditions: Weight-For-Age
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2016 AJ Moir Stakes News

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Lucky Hussler started his 2016 Spring Racing Carnival campaign with a seventh place finish in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on September 30 and he …

The 2016 Group 1 AJ Moir Stakes, previously also known as the Schweppes Stakes, is an event run at Moonee Valley Racecourse in September this year during the illustrious Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The event is run under weight-for-age conditions and is worth $500,000 in prize money.

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The AJ Moir Stakes is a sprint event run over a trip of 1000m. Previously run on the same day as the Group 1 Cox Plate, an event many attribute with crowning the best horse in the country, the Moir Stakes was upgraded to Group 1 level in 2013 one year after being transferred to a different meeting held in late September. The Moir Stakes now headlines a great night of racing at Moonee Valley under the lights.

The Moir Stakes has a habit of attracting a fine crop of sprinters which often go on for big success in later seasons. Young horses often do well in this event and there are a few notable form lines coming into it.

Several top line sprinters have won both the Moir Stakes and the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes run at Caulfield a week later and in an incredible period saw the double taken out back-to-back five years in a row. (Show No Emotion (1998), Magic Music (1999, Falvelon (2000), Mistegic (2001), Spinning Hill (2002))

More recently Black Caviar won both sprints in 2010 and 2011 while Queensland’s sprinting star Buffering collected the double in 2012.

The 1989 running of this race finished in dramatic circumstances with a dead heat between Clay Hero and Good Old Ted.

The Lee Freedmaan giant grey Schillaci won this event in 1992 while Sequalo recorded the quickest time for the race back in 1994.

Recent champions Apache Cat (2009) and Black Caviar (2010, 2011) have ensured the status of the event continues to rise.

2016 Moir Stakes Field

The Moir Stakes field usually attracts some very talented weight for age sprinters. Because it’s run over 1000m, the Moir Stakes field contains some talented and versatile sprinters, both from Victoria and interstate.

The 2016 Moir Stakes field is published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x15411x10x BUFFERING Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 6 58.5kg 115
2 1112x1311x CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 5 58.5kg 118
3 46136x129x LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 2 58.5kg 113
4 x3223x68x2 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Kerrin McEvoy 3 58.5kg 106
5 55x2215x11 REDZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 1 58.5kg 100
6 1x22126x11 WILD RAIN Mark Kavanagh Stephen Baster 8 56.5kg 103
7 x231113x13 HEATHERLY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 7 56.5kg 103
8 x52x11156x CHLOE IN PARIS Ciaron Maher Damien Oliver 4 56.5kg 97
9 1118x EXTREME CHOICE Mick Price Craig Newitt 9 52kg 102

 

2016 Moir Stakes Nominations

The Moir Stakes nominations tend to attract a strong field of high quality sprinters that use the Moir Stakes as a springboard into the other major Group 1 sprints during the Melbourne Spring Carnival.  The Moir Stakes nominations provides a good snapshot of the current talent on the Melbourne sprinting circuit.

The 2016 Moir Stakes nominations can be seen published below.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 x15411x10x BUFFERING G 9 Robert Heathcote 1 58.5kg 115
2 1112x1311x CHAUTAUQUA G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 2 58.5kg 118
3 46136x129x LUCKY HUSSLER G 7 Darren Weir 3 58.5kg 113
4 2617x1100x FLAMBERGE G 7 Darren Weir 4 58.5kg 114
5 1118x EXTREME CHOICE C 3 Mick Price 5 52kg 102
6 1x22126x11 WILD RAIN M 5 Mark Kavanagh 6 56.5kg 103
7 x3223x68x2 BALL OF MUSCLE G 6 Joseph Pride 7 58.5kg 106
8 x231113x13 HEATHERLY M 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 8 56.5kg 103
9 55x2215x11 REDZEL G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 9 58.5kg 100
10 x52x11156x CHLOE IN PARIS M 6 Ciaron Maher 10 56.5kg 97

 

Moir Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are below.AJ Moir Stakes Winners & Results

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Extreme Choice 2 Heatherly 3 Wild Rain 0:58.74
2015 1 Buffering 2 Ball Of Muscle 3 Angelic Light 0:57.26
2014 1 Buffering 2 Lankan Rupee 3 Rebel Dane 1:10.91
2013 1 Samaready 2 Buffering 3 Le Bonsir 1:11.25
2012 1 Buffering 2 Ready To Rip 3 Thankgodyou’rehere 1:10.97
2011 1 Black Caviar 2 Doubtful Jack 3 Here De Angels 1:10.13
2010 1 Black Caviar 2 Hot Danish 3 True Persuasion 1:11.0
2009 1 Apache Cat 2 Mic Mac 3 Bank Robber 1:10.0
2008 1 Lucky Secret 2 Bel Mer 3 Mr Baritone 1:09.9
2007 1 Miss Andretti 2 Gold Edition 3 Let Go Thommo 1:10.6
2006 1 California Dane 2 Let Go Thommo 3 Poets Voice 0:58.4
2005 1 Virage De Fortune 2 Miss Mooney Mooney 3 Imprisoned 0:59.1
2004 1 Bomber Bill 2 Regimental Gal 3 Dance The Waves 0:58.4
2003 1 Our Egyptian Raine 2 Spinning Hill 3 Dantana 0:57.7
2002 1 Spinning Hill 2 Bomber Bill 3 Mistegic 0:57.7
2001 1 Mistegic 2 Regal Shot 3 Appoint 0:58.7
2000 1 Falvelon 2 Notoire 3 Super Elegant 0:59.8