The Moir Stakes is a Group 1 1000-metre race that is traditionally run at Moonee Valley Racecourse on the Friday night prior to the AFL Grand Final. Run under weight-for-age conditions, the Moir Stakes winners’ list includes the very best sprinters in Australian horse racing odds.
The 2022 Moir Stakes will be run on Friday 23rd September with $1,000,000 in prizemoney on offer.
Historical Significance Of The Moir Stakes
The Moir Stakes is named after former Moonee Valley Racing Club chairman Sir Alan Moir and was first run in 1976. Elevated to Group 1 status in 2013 the Moir Stakes is one of Australia’s best sprint races, with the Weight For Age conditions enabling the very best sprinters in the land to participate. An upgrade in status to Group 1 in 2013 and a move in the schedule have played a big role in the emergence of the Moir Stakes as a headline act on night one of Cox Plate Carnival.
There is no doubt that the Moir Stakes is a race for the best sprinters in the world. The race has a rich history with a number of the stars of the turf listed on the winners’ honour board. These include MANIKATO, MISS ANDRETTI, BLACK CAVIAR, APACHE CAT and NATURE STRIP.
Moir Stakes Past Winners
The incomparable BLACK CAVIAR recorded back-to-back wins in 2010 and 2011 while the underrated Queensland sprinter BUFFERING recorded three wins in four years. While the race rarely attracts a capacity field, it is always a competitive betting race with a number of winning chances.
The Moir Stakes training honours have been shared evenly with Queensland trainer Robert Heathcote and Victorian trainer Mick Price enjoying recent success. Damian Oliver is the most prominent current-day Moir Stakes jockey with four career wins.
Placing A Bet On The Moir Stakes
The Moir Stakes has been a tough race for favourite punters with the superstar NATURE STRIP the only favourite to win the race in the last ten years. Having said that, the majority of recent winners have been in single-figure odds with last year’s winner WILD RULER ($10) the first double-figure priced winner since 2003.
Ten of the last eleven Moir Stakes winners had already won at Group 1 level further underscoring the quality of the field. Gallopers that have performed well as 2yos can perform well as 3yos with 2016 Blue Diamond Winner EXTREME CHOICE and 2017 Golden Slipper winner SHE WILL REIGN winning the race as 3yos.
2022 Moir Stakes Predictions & Odds
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