Moir Stakes

2021 Moir Stakes Details
Date: Friday 24 September
Start time: TBA
Racecourse: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1000m Sprint
Grade: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,000,000
Track Surface: Turf
Race Conditions: Weight-for-age, 3YOs and Upwards
Type: Thoroughbred

Moir Stakes 2021

The 2021 Moir Stakes is a Group One Race at 1,000m.

It is hosted at Moonee Valley Racecourse, on Saturday 24 September.

The 2020 Moir Stakes was taken out by Pippie, trained by John and Chris Meagher.

Trekking and Bella Vells took out second and third respectively.

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2021 Moir Stakes Field

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2021 Moir Stakes Best Bets

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2021 Moir Stakes Trifecta Tips

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Moir Stakes Results

2020 Moir Stakes Field

NoHorseTrainerJockeyBarrier Weight  
1TREKKINGJames CummingsJohn Allen2 58.5kg  
2HEY DOCTony & Calvin McEvoyLuke Currie11 58.5kg  
3JUNGLE EDGEMick BellJade Darose10 58.5kg  
4ASHLORDan McCarthyDaniel Stackhouse4 58.5kg  
5BOLD STARGordon RichardsCraig Williams13 58.5kg  
6BELLA VELLAWill ClarkenJamie Kah1 56.5kg  
7PIPPIEJohn & Chris MeagherDamian Lane5 56.5kg  
8DIAMOND EFFORTClinton McDonaldBen Melham6 56.5kg  
9FABERGINOTiarnna RobertsonPeter Knuckey8 56.5kg  
10BROOKLYN HUSTLEJason Warren & Dean KrongoldMark Zahra9 56.5kg  
11HANSEATICAnthony & Sam FreedmanJye McNeil7 52kg  
12AWAY GAMECiaron Maher & David EustaceDean Holland3 50kg  
13BELLA NIPOTINATom Dabernig & Ben HayesDean Yendall12 50kg

2020 Moir Stakes Winner & Placings

ResultsBest OddsMargin
3Bella Vella$2.40.95L

Moir Stakes Betting

Bet TypeHow to Place This Type of Bet
Win BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will be the outright winner (1st place) in the 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes
Place BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will place in the top three in the 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but the odds are safer
Each-Way BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will win the Blue Diamond Stakes, with a safety net of a place bet. If your horse runs 1st, you will collect both the Win and the Place pay-out. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd, you will win only the Place pay-out
Quinellla BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st and 2nd in the any order in the Blue Diamond Stakes
Exacta BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order in the Blue Diamond Stakes
Trifecta BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order in the Blue Diamond Stakes
First FourPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the correct order in the Blue Diamond Stakes
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)Place a bet on the winners of four nominated races to win a Quaddie. This means you have to select three other races apart from the Blue Diamond Stakes to place a Quaddie

2021 Moir Stakes Questions

Moir Stakes Prize Money

The Moir Stakes prize money is a lofty $1,000,000.

Who won the 2020 Moir Stakes?

The 2020 Moir Stakes was taken out by Pippie. Damian Lane was the winning jockey.

How to place a bet on Moir Stakes?

You can place a bet on any racing event throughout the year, using any Australian Bookmaker. We recommend Sportsbet.

When is Moir Stakes?

The Moir Stakes is hosted on Saturday 24 of September 2021.

Where is the Moir Stakes?

The Moir Stakes is held at Moonee Valley Racecourse. The Moir Stakes is now held on the eve of the AFL Grand Final, and is also one of three main races over the weekend. This includes the Moir Stakes at The Valley, the Golden Rose at Rosehill and the Underwood Stakes at Caulfield.


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Moir Stakes

Group 1

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    Date: Sep 25, 2020
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    Racecourse: Moonee Valley
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    Race Distance: 1,000m
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    Prize Money: $500,000


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The Moir Stakes is a Group 1 1000m sprint held run at Moonee Valley Racecourse. The weight-for-age race has a total prize pool of $500,000 and will be run on Friday, September 25.

Often many horses you see compete in the Moir Stakes will push towards the Manikato and the VRC Sprint Classic.

In 2019, star sprinter Nature Strip saluted as the favourite in the Moir Stakes, edging past Miss Leonidas and Sunlight in a great race. The gelding then went onto compete in The Everest before winning the VRC Classic.

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The first edition of the Moir Stakes was run back in 1976, with Scamanda claiming victory. Since then, some of the greatest to take to the turf have won the race, including Manikato, Schillaci, Miss Andretti, Apache Cat, Buffering and the legendary Black Caviar.

The Moir Stakes was a Group 2 known as the Schweppes Stakes when Black Caviar claimed victory in 2010 and 2011. However, as of 2013 it has been classed as a Group 1.

There have been a number of horses who have been good enough to win the race in consecutive years. With Me did it in 1990 and 1991 and as mentioned earlier Black Caviar achieved the feat by winning in 2010 and 2011. The most recent horse to do it was Buffering, who won in 2014 and 2015.

Nature Strip clocked 0:57.78 to win in 2019, however it’s not the fastest 1000m Moir Stakes of the last 20 years that has been run. Bart Cummings’ Magic Music claimed victory in 1999 in a stunning time of 0:57.56. It’s worth noting that from 2007 to 2014 the race was 1200m.

Moir Stakes Field

The Moir Stakes is a Group 1 that leads into many more of the top sprint races in the Spring Racing Carnival so the fields are normally very strong. This year nominations close on September 21 and final acceptances are announced on September 23.

1Trekking (2)J: John Allen 58.5kg T: James Cummings$9.00$3.00
2Hey Doc (11)J: Luke Currie 58.5kg T: T & C Mcevoy$15.00$4.40
3Jungle Edge (10)J: Ms Jade Darose 58.5kg T: M A Bell$12.00$3.70
4Ashlor (4)J: Daniel Stackhouse 58.5kg T: D J Mccarthy$41.00$8.50
5Bold Star (13)J: Craig Williams 58.5kg T: G V Richards$26.00$6.00
6Bella Vella (1)J: Jamie Kah 56.5kg T: Will Clarken$7.00$2.50
7Pippie (5)J: Damian Lane 56.5kg T: J & C Meagher$8.00$2.80
8Diamond Effort (6)J: Ben Melham 56.5kg T: C W Mcdonald$10.00$3.30
9Fabergino (8)J: Peter Knuckey 56.5kg T: Tiarnna Robertson$4.50$1.90
10Brooklyn Hustle (9)J: Mark Zahra 56.5kg T: J Warren & D Krongold$17.00$5.00
11Hanseatic (7)J: Jye Mcneil 52kg T: A & S Freedman$14.00$4.00
12Away Game (3)J: Dean Holland 50kg T: C Maher & D Eustace$8.00$2.80
13Bella Nipotina (12)J: Dean Yendall 50kg T: T Dabernig & B Hayes$20.00$5.00


Moir Stakes Betting

In 2019 punters were very pleased with James McDonald riding Nature Strip to victory in the Moir Stakes as the horse was well backed and had a starting price of $3.30. Of late, it has been a handy race for punters with a lot of horses who have had decent supporting managing to cross the line in first.

Moir Stakes Results

As mentioned, Nature took home the 2019 Moir Stakes for Chris Waller, beating out Miss Leonidas by just 0.2L. Luke Currie wasn’t far behind onboard Sunlight, while Faatinah rounded out the first four.

1Nature StipChris WallerJames McDonald$3.30
2Miss LeonidasShaun DwyerStephen Baster$31
3SunlightTony & Calvin McEvoyLuke Currie$6
4FaatinahDavid & B Hayes & T DabernigJamie Kah$31
5Bons AwayCiaron Maher & David EustaceMs Linda Meech$15
6MerylLee CurtisDean Yendall$101
7EduardoSarah ZschokeBrian Park$15
8TrekkingJames CummingsKerrin McEvoy$6.50
9The BostonianTony PikeDamian Lane$13
10BookerMathew Ellerton & Simon ZahraDamien Oliver$18
11ViridineJames CummingsBen Melham$19
12Tactical AdvantageKris LeesBrenton Avdulla$31
13Winter BrideToby & Trent EdmondsTommy Berry$51
14Assertive ApproachMichael, Wayne & John HawkesDwayne Dunn$26
15Ball of MuscleJoseph PrideGlyn Schofield$20


2020 – Pippie
2019 – Nature Strip
2018 – Viddora
2017 – She Will Reign
2016 – Extreme Choice
2015 – Buffering
2014 – Buffering
2013 – Samaready
2012 – Buffering
2011 – Black Caviar
2010 – Black Caviar