William Reid Stakes

  • Date: March 24, 2016
  • Racecourse: Moonee Valley
  • Race Distance: 1,200m
  • Conditions: Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2016 William Reid Stakes News

The Quarterback recovers from foot injury, fit for The Goodwood

The Quarterback recovers from foot injury, fit for The Goodwood

Group 1 winning sprinter The Quarterback has recovers from a foot injury and is fully fit heading into in the Group 1 $500,000 Darley Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

The Quarterback, above, has recovered from a foot injury and is fit to start in The Goodwood at Morphettville. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

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The 2016 William Reid Stakes is a Group 1 sprint race that is held at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Victoria in either February or March of each year. Run over a distance of 1,200 metres, the William Reid Stakes is worth $500,000 in prize money.

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The race was originally named after William Reid, who was a Victorian Banker and racehorse owner. Mr Reid owned a number of leading racehorses during the early 1900’s, including the talented Uncle Sam who won the Caulfield Cup on two occasions (1912 & 1914).

The William Reid Stakes was first run in 1925, when it was won by The Night Patrol. Initially run over a distance of six furlongs, the race was changed to 1,200 metres in 1973 due to the introduction of the metric system. The William Reid Stakes was labelled as a Principal race from inception until 1980 when it was awarded Group 2 status. The race was first given its current Group 1 status in 1987.

Throughout the William Reid Stakes’ long history, it has been referred to as many names. While originally being known as the William Reid Stakes, the race was renamed the Australia Made Stakes from 1994-1995 and the Australia Stakes from 1996-2009. In 2010 the William Reid Stakes reverted back to its original name.

Many horses have claimed back to back victories in the William Reid Stakes; however, history was created when the famous horse Manikato won the race five consecutive times from 1979-1983.  Other notable William Reid Stakes winners include Heroic (1927), Comic Court (1951), Magic Ruler (1969), Vo Rogue (1988), Apache Cat (2008-9), Turffontein (2010) and Black Caviar (2011).

William Reid Stakes Field

2016 William Reid Stakes Field

The 2016 William Reid Stakes field will be announced on Wednesday March 15. Once the field has been released, we will update this section with the full field & barrier draw.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 7x46136x12 LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Glen Boss 5 58.5kg 113
2 301x2617x1 FLAMBERGE Peter G Moody Brad Rawiller 2 58.5kg 112
3 6x7621x361 THE QUARTERBACK Robbie Griffiths Craig Newitt 6 58.5kg 107
4 5x557143x0 FAST ’N’ ROCKING David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 10 58.5kg 105
5 9835×05943 IT IS WRITTEN Robbie Griffiths Steven Arnold 9 58.5kg 96
6 2115754324 CHURCHILL DANCER David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Nicholas Hall 4 58.5kg 103
7 26x73082x8 GREGERS David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Craig Williams 12 56.5kg 102
8 7x004510x5 SCARLET BILLOWS Darren Weir Damien Oliver 1 56.5kg 97
9 1111431×35 JAPONISME Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 11 56kg 109
10 x38221x151 HOLLER John O’Shea James McDonald 7 56kg 110
11 35x7948x18 HEADWATER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 8 56kg 96
12 21x16x2 KINGLIKE Peter G Moody Damian Lane 3 56kg 98

2016 William Reid Stakes Nominations

As soon as they are available, the 2015 William Reid Stakes nominations will be uploaded here.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 0x111492x2 BLACK HEART BART G 5 Darren Weir 107
2 2115754324 CHURCHILL DANCER G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 103
3 441x67716x DE LITTLE ENGINE G 5 Danny O’Brien 95
4 39x6241x59 DELECTATION G 4 Chris Waller 111
5 5x557143x0 FAST ’N’ ROCKING G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 105
6 301x2617x1 FLAMBERGE G 6 Peter G Moody 112
7 26x73082x8 GREGERS M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 102
8 35x7948x18 HEADWATER C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 96
9 x38221x151 HOLLER C 3 John O’Shea 110
10 9835×05943 IT IS WRITTEN G 7 Robbie Griffiths 96
11 1111431×35 JAPONISME G 3 Chris Waller 109
12 21x16x2 KINGLIKE C 3 Peter G Moody 98
13 7x46136x12 LUCKY HUSSLER G 6 Darren Weir 113
14 18×1331211 MISS SETON SANDS M 4 Tony McEvoy 95
15 x11250x10x SABATINI M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope 98
16 7x004510x5 SCARLET BILLOWS M 5 Darren Weir 97
17 6x7114x382 SOOBOOG C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 76
18 6x7621x361 THE QUARTERBACK G 5 Robbie Griffiths 107

William Reid Winners & Results

Many top Australian sprint horses have won the Group 1 William Reid Stakes over the years. Most notably the William Reid Stakes marked the 11th consecutive win for champion mare Black Caviar in 2011.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2015 1 Lucky Hussler 2 Vain Queen 3 Griante  1:10.36
2014 1 Spirit Of Boom 2 Fontelina 3 Unpretentious  1:11.17
2013 1 Black Caviar 2 Karuta Queen 3 Fawkner  1:11.08
2012 1 Foxwedge 2 Hay List 3 Buffering  1:10.2
2011 1 Black Caviar 2 Crystal Lily 3 Hinchinbrook  1:10.00
2010 1 Turffontein 2 Wanted 3 Sniper’s Bullet  1:11.67
2009 1 Apache Cat 2 Vormista 3 Time Thief  1:09.64
2008 1 Apache Cat 2 Stanzout 3 Monet Rules  1:09.64
2007 1 Miss Andretti 2 Any Suggestion 3 Rewaaya  1:10.23
2006 1 Virage De Fortune 2 Rewaaya 3 Undue  1:10.06
2005 1 Cape Of Good Hope 2 Super Elegant 3 Spark Of Life  1:10.30
2004 1 Regimental Gal 2 Our Egyptian Raine 3 Legally Bay  1:10.3
2003 1 Yell 2 Dash For Cash 3 Spinning Hill  1:10.5
2002 1 Toledo 2 Show A Heart 3 North Boy  1:11.8
2001 1 Bomber Bill 2 Scenic Warrior 3 Nina Haraka  1:11.4
2000 1 Miss Pennymoney 2 Redoutes Choice 3 St Chrisoph  1:10.7