William Reid Stakes Barrier Draw Stats & Info

William Reid Stakes Barrier Draw

William Reid Stakes Barrier Draw Stats & Info

The 2024 William Reid Stakes (1200m) barrier draw and final field will be announced at 9:00am on March 19, 2025.

This page will be updated following the barrier draw.


William Reid Stakes Nominations – Where It All Begins

The full list of nominations and entries for the 2025 William Reid Stakes held at The Valley will be revealed at 12pm on Monday, March 17, 2025.

A weight for age race held over 1200m at The Valley, the William Reid Stakes will attract a quality field of sprinters.

The greatest Australian sprinter of our generation won the William Reid Stakes on two occasions when Black Caviar saluted in 2011 and 2013. She would finish her career unbeaten with a perfect record of 25 victories.


William Reid Stakes Barrier Draw – When, Where And How Is It Conducted?

The final field and barrier draw for the 2025 William Reid Stakes will be revealed at 9am on Wednesday, March 19.

Connections of the sprinters will be anxious to see which gate their respective runner have drawn for the race.

Starting gates are randomly determined using computer software which produces almost all fields for thoroughbred racing each year.


William Reid Stakes Barrier Statistics – Winners From The Past 20 Years

Year Horse Barrier Weight
2024 Imperatriz 9 56.5kg
2023 Imperatriz 7 56.5kg
2022 September Run 10 56.5kg
2021 Masked Crusader 2 58.5kg
2020 Loving Gaby 5 54kg
2019 Sunlight 9 54kg
2018 Hellbent 10 58.5kg
2017 Silent Sedition 10 56.5kg
2016 Flamberge 2 58.5kg
2015 Lucky Hussler 2 58.5kg
2014 Spirit Of Boom 8 58.5kg
2013 Black Caviar 6 56.5kg
2012 Foxwedge 1 56kg
2011 Black Caviar 6 56.5kg
2010 Turffontein 3 58.5kg
2009 Apache Cat 2 58.5kg
2008 Apache Cat 2 58.5kg
2007 Miss Andretti 5 56kg
2006 Virage De Fortune 9 52kg
2005 Cape of Good Hope 7 57.5kg


Is There A Draw Bias in the William Reid Stakes?

Inside barriers look to be most desirable when it comes to the William Reid Stakes with the most winners coming from the inside gate.

Barriers seven or wider have produced a lot less winners since 1983 which means drawing barrier six or less appears to significantly increase a horse’s chance of winning the William Reid Stakes.

Another strong factor is that a good frontrunner will often prove hard to catch around The Valley due to the short home straight.


Most Successful William Reid Stakes Barriers

Barrier Wins
1 7
2 5
5 5
6 5
3 4
10 4

Last updated for 2024 William Reid Stakes Results

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



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