MOIR STAKES 2020 RACE GUIDE is your home of the 2020 Moir Stakes, which will take place on Friday, September 25, 2020 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.

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Moir Stakes

2020 Moir Stakes Schedule 📅

Date September 25, 2020
Track The Valley
Distance 1000m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight-For-Age
Prizemoney $1,000,000
Age 3YO & Upwards


When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) 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 2020 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 will provide his 2020 Moir Stakes tips following the barrier draw.


We take a look at the winning trends of the Moir Stakes and try and identify winning patterns based on barriers, age, lead-up form, trainers, jockeys and more.

Selections based on Moir Stakes Trends will be available following the barrier draw.

Tipster Adam Cusworth provides his 2020 Moir Stakes Trends.


Nominations for the Moir Stakes will close at 12:00pm on September 21, 2020.

To see the full list of 2020 Moir Stakes Nominations click here


The final field and barrier draw for the Moir Stakes will be declared at 9:00am on September 23, 2020.

To see the 2020 Moir Stakes field & barrier draw click here

2019 Moir Stakes results & replay

1stNature StripJames McDonaldChris Waller158.5kg$3.30
2ndMiss LeonidasStephen BasterShaun Dwyer756.5kg$31
3rdSunlightLuke CurrieTony & Calvin McEvoy1056.5kg$6
4thFaatinahJamie KahDavid & B Hayes & T Dabernig1558.5kg$31

To see more Moir Stakes results & replays click here


Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, Pointsbet, bet365 & Palmberbet will be among those offering the earliest betting odds on the 2020 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.


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, Sportsbet or bet365. To find out how to stream the 2020 Moir Stakes live, see our guide to watch the race.


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.

Read more about the History of the Moir Stakes

Moir Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

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
2009 Apache Cat
2008 Lucky Secret
2007 Miss Andretti
2006 California Dane
2005 Virage De Fortune
2004 Bomber Bill
2003 Our Egyptian Raine
2002 Spinning Hill
2001 Mistegic
2000 Falvelon


Check out our Top 5 Moir Stakes Winners and see which champion gallopers made the cut.


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 inpiduals 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.