William Reid Stakes

  • Date: March 27, 2015
  • Racecourse: Moonee Valley
  • Race Distance: 1,200m
  • Conditions: Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2014 William Reid Stakes News

2015 William Reid Stakes Results: Boss Steers Lucky Hussler To Victory

2015 William Reid Stakes Results: Boss Steers Lucky Hussler To Victory

Lucky Hussler returned to racing with a fast-finishing victory in the 2015 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley tonight.

Lucky Hussler was slow out of the gates in the William Reid Stakes and jockey Glen Boss was forced to settle the talented gelding at the tail of the field in the early stages of the …

The 2015 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

2015 William Reid Stakes Field

The 2015 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 2547x3347x REBEL DANE Gary Portelli Craig Williams 7 58.5kg 110
2 190x3136x5 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith Tim Clark 12 58.5kg 110
3 4800x167x9 BEL SPRINTER Jason Warren Kerrin McEvoy 10 58.5kg 107
4 0x9214x02x FONTELINA Anthony Cummings Blake Shinn 14 58.5kg 107
5 000x32212x LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Glen Boss 2 58.5kg 105
6 6736671217 IT IS WRITTEN Robbie Griffiths Matthew Allen 8 58.5kg 102
7 512x31425x ANGELIC LIGHT Robbie Griffiths Damien Oliver 4 56.5kg 105
8 46114441×4 VAIN QUEEN John Sadler Nicholas Hall 9 56.5kg 104
9 2x44180x41 GRIANTE David Brideoake Steven Arnold 11 56.5kg 98
10 x11226x782 GIRL GUIDE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 13 56.5kg 96
11 27x85040x2 PERON Peter G Moody Ben Melham 1 56.5kg 97
12 10110×2 GALAXY PEGASUS David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 5 56kg 82
13 12x3318x02 EARTHQUAKE John O’Shea Tommy Berry 3 54kg 103
14 1×253 VEZALAY Leon & Troy Corstens Steven King 6 54kg 71

2015 William Reid Stakes Nominations

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

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