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Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2016 Moir Stakes, which will take place on Friday, 30 September, 2016 at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

A weight for age sprinting feature that is available for horses aged three years old and upwards, the Moir Stakes attracts the very best speedsters as they do battle under the lights.

We provide you with Moir Stakes tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live Moir Stakes stream to watch the race unfold.

MOIR STAKES TIPS

When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley, keeping some important factors on your side can help you

Our experts assess all the Moir Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2016 Moir Stakes tips to help you back the winner.

Most of the runners are fresh from a winter spell and have had little to no racing prior to a start in the Moir, although the Group 2 McEwen Stakes may be the best guide to finding a winner in the Moir. 

Tipster Aaron Hamilton has provided his 2016 Moir Stakes tips and selections.

MOIR STAKES ODDS

Leading bookmakers Ladbrokes and CrownBet will be among those offering the earliest betting odds on the 2016 Moir Stakes. There will be plenty of movements in the betting markets in the days leading up to the race following the release of the final field and barrier draw. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.

MOIR STAKES LIVE STREAM

Australia's leading bookmakers offer you the chance to watch the Moir Stakes (and all other races from Victorian tracks) free of charge. You can watch all Moonee Valley races including the Moir Stakes streamed live online at Ladbrokes, CrownBet, Sportsbet or bet365. To find out how to stream the 2016 Moir Stakes live, see our guide to watch the race.

MOIR STAKES FREE BETS

The Moir Stakes features a host of special offers from bookmakers and that includes the opportunity to claim bonus bets when becoming a new customer before the race. A range of free bets and special offers, deposit matches, first bet matches and no deposit free bets are available from the bookmakers to take advantage of throughout the year.

2016 Moir Stakes Tips

Find out who our tipsters are predicting will win.

READ OUR LATEST TIPS

MOIR STAKES HISTORY

The Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) is held at Moonee Valley Racecourse and is a weight for age sprinting feature that is available for horses aged three years old and upwards.

The Moir Stakes takes place at Moonee Valley racecourse annually in either late September or early October.

The event was first held in 1976 when it was run as a Principal Race and taken out by Scamanda over 1000m.

It would be upgraded to Group 2 status in 1979 when the race was won by defending winner The Judge and Grey Sapphire – both runners dead-heated for first. 

The Moir Stakes would be contested over 1200m between 2007 and 2014 before reverting back to its original distance from 2015 onwards.

Another change that occurred was to the race name, with the AJ Moir Stakes being known as the Schweppes Stakes for a number of years between 1998 and 2011. 

The race was elevated to Group 1 status in 2013 when taken out by Samaready who defeated now three-time winner Buffering.

Worth $450,000 in prizemoney, the Moir Stakes attracts a quality field of sprinters and often showcases one or a number of sprinting superstars.

It was taken out by Buffering in 2015 as the Robert Heathcote-trained Queensland galloper claimed his third victory in the event in the past four years.

Boasting a prestigious honour roll, a number of champion sprinters have won the Moir Stakes and none more so than the immortal Black Caviar who was unbeaten at all 25 career starts. She won the 2010 edition by a whopping 5.5 lengths before returning the following year to win by six lengths as only three rivals turned up to try their luck.

Notable winners of the Moir Stakes include Manikato (1982), Placid Ark (1987), Schillaci (1992), Sequalo (1994), Falvelon (2000), Spinning Hill (2002), Bomber Bill (2004), Miss Andretti (2007), Apache Cat (2009), Black Caviar (2010-11) and Buffering (2012 & 2014-15).

There is no key lead up race to the Moir Stakes with runners entering the event on the back of a number of different runs or first up from a spell.

The next logical target following the Moir Stakes is the $1 million Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) held at the same venue around three weeks later. 

MOONEE VALLEY RACECOURSE

Horse racing action has taken place at Moonee Valley Racecourse since 1883 including the memorable Cox Plate victories of Dulcify, Kingston Town, Surround and Sunline. 

A record crowd of over 50,000, meanwhile, witnessed the ‘race of the century’ in 1986 between Bonecrusher and Our Waverley Star,

The Cox Plate is the showpiece event at Moonee Valley each year. Named after course founder William Samuel Cox, the prestigious Cox Plate was first run in 1922 and has since developed into one of the world’s biggest international thoroughbred races. 

Cox purchased a farm belonging to John F. Feehan and developed what is now known as Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Since the Cox Plate was founded in 1922, Cox Plate day has developed into a celebration of sport and fashion as Australia’s most profile individuals descend upon Moonee Valley to showcase the latest style each October. 

It is now widely-viewed as one of the biggest social experiences in the sporting calendar each year and routinely attracts a stellar capacity crowd.

Moonee Valley hosts a total of four Group 1 races during the season, including three sprint races contested at a distance of 1200m.

The Manikato Stakes, Moir Stakes and William Reid Stakes all see speedy types clash at Moonee Valley, while the jewel of the crown is the Cox Plate, one third of Australia's triple crown.

The racetrack is home to the Moonee Valley Racing Club and is situated just six kilometres from Melbourne City Centre.

Moonee Valley Track Description:

Moonee Valley Racecourse boasts a unique rectangle-shaped track with a circumference of just over 1800m. 

Moonee Valley is widely-recognised for its short home-straight of only 173m, making it the shortest of every course in Australia. 

The unique, tight turning cambered circuit favours horses that are trained on small tracks such as Mornington, while horses trained on large open tracks such as Flemington can find it a difficult track to master. 

The short straight favours on pace runners although it is possible for horses to make ground from the rear, providing they make a well-timed run.
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