The Williams Reid Stakes is the only Group 1 race to be held at Moonee Valley in the autumn, and is just one of two 1200m G1 events to take place at the venue.

Some horses may follow on from races like the Black Caviar Lightning or Newmarket Handicap, while others will be gearing up towards The Galaxy or TJ Smith Stakes in Sydney.

Our team of form analysts provide you with William Reid 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 stream to see the race unfold.

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William Reid Stakes


Date March 18
Track Moonee Valley
Distance 1200m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight for Age
Prizemoney $500,000
Age 3YO and Upwards

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Moonee Valley can be a specialist course but that doesn’t seem to apply to the William Reid Stakes.

Previous winners to have had little to no experience at the course, and an even mix of males and females are littered throughout the honour roll.

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

Our experts assess all the William Reid Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2022 tips to help you back the winner.

This shapes as a quality edition of the William Reid Stakes with some big names in action including Libertini, September Run and the last start Oakleigh Plate (1100m) winner, Portland Sky.

A number that love the Moonee Valley track are also in action. Hey Doc and Pippie are Group 1 winners at the venue, while Ancestry and Swats That are others that love the tight turning circuit.

Six of the field of 14 come out of the Newmarket Handicap (1200m). Indian Pacific finished runner-up that day and went a tick under 10 lengths faster than standard benchmark.


William Reid Stakes 2022 NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 2022 William Reid Stakes takes place on March 13, 2022.

William Reid Stakes 2022 FIELD & BARRIER DRAW

The final field and barrier draw for the 2022 William Reid Stakes will be released March 16, 2022.

Below is the field and barrier draw from 2021.

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
1 HEY DOC Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 5 58.5kg $13
2 KEMENTARI James Cummings Chris Parnham 9 58.5kg $21
3 ELITE STREET Daniel Morton Jye McNeil 3 58.5kg $51
4 INDIAN PACIFIC Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 14 58.5kg $20
5 ANCESTRY Phillip Stokes Michael Poy 10 58.5kg $7
6 MASKED CRUSADER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 2 58.5kg $8
7 FLIT James Cummings Damien Oliver 6 56.5kg $34
8 LIBERTINI Anthony Cummings Tommy Berry 13 56.5kg $5.50
9 PIPPIE Chris Meagher Noel Callow 8 56.5kg $15
10 BELLA VELLA Will Clarken Jason Collett 11 56.5kg $26
11 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Damian Lane 7 56.5kg $12
12 PORTLAND SKY Matt Laurie Mark Zahra 1 56kg $15
13 SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller Craig Williams 12 54kg $6
14 SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens John Allen 4 54kg $13

Odds courtesy of Neds and correct at time of publishing


Finish Horse Jockey Trainer Barrier Weight SP
1st Masked Crusader William Pike Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes 2 58.5kg $7
2nd Portland Sky Mark Zahra Matt Laurie 1 56kg $11
3rd Libertini Tommy Berry Anthony Cummings 11 56.5kg $4.40
4th September Run Craig Williams Chris Waller 10 54kg $10

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Held during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival, the William Reid Stakes is run on the same night as the Group 2 Sunline Stakes (1600m).

From 1996 to 2009 the race was named the ‘Australia Stakes’ but reverted back to its original name of the William Reid Stakes in 2010. It was also called the Australia Made Stakes in 1994 and 1995.

In 1995, the race had its only running away from Moonee Valley when it was transferred to Flemington Racecourse. Hareeba claimed the race on that occasion by 5.5 lengths over Spanish Mix as the $1.70 favourite. Schillaci was a further one length away in third place.

Dating back to 1925, the race was won by The Night Patrol when the race was a Principal race and run over six furlongs (approximately 1200m).

The Night Patrol returned the following year and became the first of many back-to-back winners of the William Reid Stakes.

Horses that compete in the William Reid Stakes may have contested the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) or Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m).

Being a weight-for-age race, the William Reid gives some horses a distinct advantage after being heavily weighted in the Newmarket Handicap.

The illustrious honour roll lists the who’s who of Australian sprinters and in recent times William Reid Stakes winners such as Black Caviar and Miss Andretti have travelled to the UK to compete at Royal Ascot.

Special mention must go to champion racehorse Manikato who won the William Reid Stakes on five consecutive occasions between 1979 and 1983.

Such was the champion’s domination at Moonee Valley that a race, the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) was named after him to honour his deeds – he won the Freeway Stakes twice (now the Manikato).

Other former winners of the William Reid Stakes include Heroic (1927), Comic Court (1951), Manikato (1979-83), Vo Rogue (1988), Redelva (1991), Hareeba (1995), Regimental Gal (2004), Cape Of Good Hope (2005), Miss Andretti (2007), Apache Cat (2008-09) and Black Caviar (2011 & 2013).

William Reid Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2021 Masked Crusader
2020 Loving Gaby
2019 Sunlight
2018 Hellbent
2017 Silent Sedition
2016 Flamberge
2015 Lucky Hussler
2014 Spirit Of Boom
2013 Black Caviar
2012 Foxwedge
2011 Black Caviar
2010 Turffontein
2009 Apache Cat
2008 Apache Cat
2007 Miss Andretti
2006 Virage De Fortune
2005 Cape of Good Hope
2004 Regimental Gal
2003 Yell
2002 Toledo
2001 Bomber Bill
2000 Miss Pennymoney

TOP 5 William Reid Stakes WINNERS

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