Moir Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

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The Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) barrier draw and final field will declared on Wednesday, September 25, 2024. 

This page will be updated following the barrier draw.


Moir Stakes Nominations – Entries For The Valley Sprint

The 2024 Moir Stakes nominations will be revealed on Monday, September 23, 2024.

Not every single entry will accept for the race but the nominations list gives a good indication about which horses are in contention for the race.

So what is the Moir Stakes? It is a Group 1 feature race held over 1000m at The Valley Racecourse on a Friday night. Horses aged three years old and upwards are eligible for the race which is a weight for age event.

Moir Stakes Barrier Draw – When, Where And How Is It Completed?

The final field and barrier draw for the 2024 Moir Stakes will be declared on Wednesday, September 25, 2024.

Computer software is used to produce the final field; a simple click of a button and each horse is randomly given a barrier for the race.

Moir Stakes Barrier Statistics – Winners From The Past 20 Years

Year Horse Barrier Weight
2023 Imperatriz 5 56.5kg
2022 Coolangatta 1 50kg
2021 Wild Ruler 4 58.5kg
2020 Pippie 4 56.5kg
2019 Nature Strip 1 58.5kg
2018 Viddora 9 56.5kg
2017 She Will Reign 8 50kg
2016 Extreme Choice 9 52kg
2015 Buffering 6 58.5kg
2014 Buffering 3 58.5kg
2013 Samaready 7 56.5kg
2012 Buffering 2 58.5kg
2011 Black Caviar 3 56.5kg
2010 Black Caviar 2 56.5kg
2009 Apache Cat 4 58.5kg
2008 Lucky Secret 7 58.5kg
2007 Miss Andretti 2 56kg
2006 California Dane 6 57.5kg
2005 Virage De Fortune 3 49.5kg
2004 Bomber Bill 7 57.5kg

Is There Any Barrier Draw Bias in the Moir Stakes?

In the past 20 years, the winner of the Moir Stakes has come from barriers one through to nine. This is a combination of field size and also the track very much suits horses that can race on the speed.

The Moir Stakes is a blink and you’ll miss it type race that is over in about 57 seconds. Horses able to leave the gates well, such as Nature Strip, Buffering and champion mare Black Caviar often have an advantage in the race. Due to the smaller home straight, it is often hard to make up ground wider on the track in order to run down the leading horses.

With all of this information on hand, we can see that there is no barrier draw bias, but horses blessed with early speed do have a distinct advantage in their favour.

Most Successful Moir Stakes Barriers

Barrier Wins
3 7
2 5
7 5
1 5
6 4
9 4

Last updated for 2023 Moir Stakes Results

Please note that barrier statistics only include races from 1983 onwards.



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