The Moir Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age sprint over 1000 metres, run at Moonee Valley Racecourse during the Spring Carnival. The race is named after Alan Moir, a former chairman of the Moonee Valley Racing Club. Current prizemoney is $500,000.
The Moir Stakes was first run in 1976, the year after Alan Moir stepped down from the MVRC chairmanship, and the race gained Group 1 status in 2013. It’s the first Group 1 sprint of the Australian racing season, and is currently held on the opening night of the Moonee Valley Friday night racing season each year. It’s followed later in the spring by other Group 1 sprints in the Manikato Stakes and VRC Sprint Classic, as well as The Everest in Sydney.
Some of Australia’s greatest sprinters in recent decades have won the Moir Stakes, including Manikato, Schillaci, Miss Andretti, Apache Cat, Black Caviar, Buffering and Nature Strip.
Moonee Valley Racecourse, 1000m
Group 1 weight-for-age
Moir Stakes 2020
|1||Pippie||Damian Lane||John & Chris Meagher||58.39||4||56.5||$6.50|
|2||Trekking||John Allen||James Cummings||0.75||2||58.5||$8|
|3||Bella Vella||Jamie Kah||Will Clarken||0.95||1||56.5||$7|
She’s a beauty!
— Racing.com (@Racing) September 25, 2020
Moir Stakes: past winners
2019 Nature Strip
2017 She Will Reign
2016 Extreme Choice
2011 Black Caviar
2010 Black Caviar
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