William Reid Stakes 2025 Tips, Field & Race Guide

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.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips | Nominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

William Reid Stakes

Williams Reid 2025 Schedule

Date March 22
Track Moonee Valley
Distance 1200m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight for Age
Prizemoney $1,000,000
Age 3YO and Upwards


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 tips to help you back the winner.

William Reid Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the 2025 William Reid Stakes takes place on March 17, 2025.

William Reid Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw for the Williams Reid Stakes will be declared on Wednesday, March 19, 2025.

This page will be updated following the barrier draw.

Check out the William Reid Stakes Field & Barrier Draw stats and info.

2024 William Reid Stakes Results & Replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1 IMPERATRIZ Mark Walker Opie Bosson 9 56.5kg $1.70F
2 JOHNNY ROCKER Nick Ryan Rhys McLeod 10 58.5kg $71
3 I AM ME Ciaron Maher Ben Melham 2 56.5kg $6.50
4 BELLA NIPOTINA Ciaron Maher John Allen 3 56.5kg $5
5 THE INFERNO Cliff Brown Jake Noonan 7 58.5kg $101
6 HYPOTHETICAL Anthony & Sam Freedman Michael Dee 5 56.5kg $21
7 QUEMAN Shane & Cassie Oxlade Harry Coffey 4 58.5kg $31
8 QUEEN OF THE BALL Michael Freedman Billy Egan 6 56.5kg $101
9 THE ASTROLOGIST Leon & Troy Corstens Declan Bates 8 58.5kg $51
10 CYLINDER James Cummings Beau Mertens 1 56kg $9

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William Reid Stakes Odds

Leading bookmakers Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmerbet have the latest 2025 William Reid Stakes betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the William Reid Stakes betting markets in the days leading up to the race. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.

William Reid Stakes History

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)

2024 Imperatriz
2023 Imperatriz
2022 September Run
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

Williams Reid Stakes Live Stream


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Top 5 William Reid Stakes Winners

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