Moir Stakes

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.

Moir Stakes

Moonee Valley Racecourse, 1000m
Group 1 weight-for-age

Moir Stakes 2020

Finish Horse Jockey Trainer Margin Barrier Weight SP
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


Moir Stakes: past winners

2020 Pippie
 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

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