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A J Moir Stakes: Date, how to watch, past winners, latest odds and more

The A J Moir Stakes is a Group 1 race for sprinters three years old and over and is raced under Weight for age conditions at Moonee Valley racecourse in Melbourne at the end of September.

There have been some top-class winners down the years, including the great Black Caviar, and the 2023 edition is shaping up to be another exciting race.

Here is our guide to the A J Moir Stakes.

WhatA J Moir Stakes
WhereMoonee Valley Racecourse, Melbourne
WhenFriday 29th September 2023
How to watchChannel 7
OddsImperatriz 2.25, Asfoora 5.50, Uncommon James 7.50, Bella Nipotina 7.50

What is the A J Moir Stakes?

The A J Moir Stakes is a Group 1 sprint raced over 1000m at Moonee Valley under Weight for age conditions and is open to three-year-olds and over.

Suited to the short-distance specialists, the Moir Stakes is viewed as the ideal race for those horses looking to compete in the Everest, Manikato Stakes and Darley Classic later in the year.

When is the A J Moir Stakes?

The A J Moir Stakes is one of the standout feature races that will be part of Moonee Valley’s ‘spring night race meetings’.

It is usually raced the night before the AFL grand final.

In 2023 the A J Moir Stakes will take place on Friday 29th September. It will be race seven on an eight-race card and the runners and riders are expected to go to post at 21:15 (AEST).

Can I watch the A J Moir Stakes?

Yes. The A J Moir Stakes will be free-to-air on Channel 7 and on the 7Plus app.

How old is the A J Moir Stakes?

The A J Moir Stakes was first raced in 1976 and is named after Sir Alan John Moir, who was chairman of the Moonee Valley Racing Club between 1948 and 1967.

The A J Moir Stakes was originally a Group 2 race but was upgraded to Group 1 status from 2013.

Who has won the A J Moir Stakes?

Scamanda was the first winner of the A J Moir Stakes in 1976 and there have been some big-named winners since then also.

The legendary Black Caviar won it in 2010 and 2011, while Buffering won the A J Moir Stakes on three occasions in 2012, 2014 and 2015.

In 2022 the race was won by Coolangatta.

What is the prize money for the A J Moir Stakes?

The total prize fund for the A J Moir Stakes was, up until recently, $1million in total. However, ahead of the 2023 race, this has been reduced to $750,000.

The winner of the race will scoop $450,000. Second place will pick up $135,000, and third place will receive $65,000.

Sixth, seventh and eighth will all win $15,000.

Who are the favourites to win the A J Moir Stakes?

The A J Moir Stakes is once again shaping up to be a very exciting contest as the best sprinters prepare to battle it out at Moonee Valley.

Imperatriz looks the one to beat as things stand and is priced at 2.25 to win the 2023 A J Moir Stakes.

Bella Nipotina, who came second in the 2022 edition, will be looking to go one better this year and can be backed at 7.50.

Other hot fancies include Asfoora at 5.50 and Uncommon James at 7.50.

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