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MCEWEN STAKES QUICK FACTS


First held in 1995 as The Anniversary Trophy at Caulfield, the race was re-named in 1996 as the Ian McEwen Trophy to honour the deeds of Mr Ian McEwen, a former Moonee Valley Racing Club Secretary. In 2007 the race was again renamed and became the McEwen Stakes. Held over 1000m since its inception the race is held at weight-for-age conditions.

In 1997 the race was given Listed status and in 2005 was upgraded to Group 3 and in 2013 was further elevated to the current Group 2 status. The race was shifted to Moonee Valley in 1996 and has been held there since, except for 2007 when Caulfield hosted the race.

Total prizemoney on offer in 2016 will be $200,000 with the winner to receive $120,000. The 2015 winner was the Team Hawkes trained Chautauqua, ridden by Dwayne Dunn. The honour roll in the short history of the race includes some of the best sprinters in recent years including Buffering, Hay List, Miss Andretti and Testa Rossa.

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MCEWEN STAKES RACE GUIDE
Date: Saturday 3rd September 2016
Race Time: 14:50 AEST
Race Code: MR5
Location: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1,000 metres
Race Type: Weight for Age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
2016 Winner: Wild Rain
2016 McEwen Stakes Results

RACE RESULTS

NO. NAME RESULT ODDS
6 WILD RAIN 1ST $5.10 (win)
2 FURNACES 2ND $1.70 (pl)
8 HEATHERLY 3RD $1.30 (pl)
5 SHEIDEL 4TH -


2016 MCEWEN STAKES TOP PICKS

2016 MCEWEN STAKES TOP PICKS

HEATHERLY

A winner of five races Heatherly has missed a placing just once in her ten start career. That was at just her 2nd career start when placing 5th in the Fillies Blue Diamond prelude in February 2015. The now 4YO mare resumed this campaign in the Listed Carlyon Stakes at Moonee Valley over 1000m. Jumping well enough from the gates after getting a little stirred up before the start she was near the lead through the first 750m. Turning for home she shot to the lead and set up a wining break within a 50m burst and did enough to hang on down to the line. In the Autumn as a 3YO the Ellerton/Zahra trained filly broke a 16 year old record in becoming the first filly to win the G2 Rubiton Stakes over 1100m at Caulfield and completed her preparation with a 3rd when finishing less than one length... read more A winner of five races Heatherly has missed a placing just once in her ten start career. That was at just her 2nd career start when placing 5th in the Fillies Blue Diamond prelude in February 2015. The now 4YO mare resumed this campaign in the Listed Carlyon Stakes at Moonee Valley over 1000m. Jumping well enough from the gates after getting a little stirred up before the start she was near the lead through the first 750m. Turning for home she shot to the lead and set up a wining break within a 50m burst and did enough to hang on down to the line. In the Autumn as a 3YO the Ellerton/Zahra trained filly broke a 16 year old record in becoming the first filly to win the G2 Rubiton Stakes over 1100m at Caulfield and completed her preparation with a 3rd when finishing less than one length from the winner in the G1 Oakleigh Plate. read less

SHEIDEL

Resuming here, Sheidel will take on a G2 level race for the first time, however the 5YO has raced twice at the elite level. Those two starts were at the completion of her latest campaign when given her chance in the 1200m features of The Goodwood and the UBET Classic at Morphettville. In the UBET Classic, she kicked through in the early stages to get in behind the leader and then in the home straight was hampered by a riderless runner and she had to check off the heels of it, costing her some momentum. Fighting on gamely she was grabbed on the line to finish a narrow 2nd. In The Goodwood, she had no answer to the finishing power of Black Heart Bart and Under The Louvre in finishing 7th of the 18 runners. Trialling at Tatura on a heavy 8 over 1000m to prepare for her return, she... read more Resuming here, Sheidel will take on a G2 level race for the first time, however the 5YO has raced twice at the elite level. Those two starts were at the completion of her latest campaign when given her chance in the 1200m features of The Goodwood and the UBET Classic at Morphettville. In the UBET Classic, she kicked through in the early stages to get in behind the leader and then in the home straight was hampered by a riderless runner and she had to check off the heels of it, costing her some momentum. Fighting on gamely she was grabbed on the line to finish a narrow 2nd. In The Goodwood, she had no answer to the finishing power of Black Heart Bart and Under The Louvre in finishing 7th of the 18 runners. Trialling at Tatura on a heavy 8 over 1000m to prepare for her return, she boasts a first-up record of 4:2-1-1. read less

WILD RAIN

The 5YO mare has developed a strong record and will be stepping up to G2 level for the first time in her career. At her past eleven starts, she has missed a top two finish just twice. Successful in the Listed Doveton Stakes at Sandown over 1000m last December, the mare was then taken to Gold Coast for a shot at the Magic Millions Sprint, finishing a one length 2nd to Husson Eagle. Her last start for the preparation was in the Listed Kensington Stakes over 1000m down the straight at Flemington where she recorded one of her unplaced efforts. Resuming in the G3 Monash Stakes over the Caulfield 1100m, the mare was able to improve on her 2nd placing in the 2015 edition and record a strong win. The 5YO is five time winner at 1000m and importantly is a two time winner from three attempts at the Valley... read more The 5YO mare has developed a strong record and will be stepping up to G2 level for the first time in her career. At her past eleven starts, she has missed a top two finish just twice. Successful in the Listed Doveton Stakes at Sandown over 1000m last December, the mare was then taken to Gold Coast for a shot at the Magic Millions Sprint, finishing a one length 2nd to Husson Eagle. Her last start for the preparation was in the Listed Kensington Stakes over 1000m down the straight at Flemington where she recorded one of her unplaced efforts. Resuming in the G3 Monash Stakes over the Caulfield 1100m, the mare was able to improve on her 2nd placing in the 2015 edition and record a strong win. The 5YO is five time winner at 1000m and importantly is a two time winner from three attempts at the Valley over the 1000m. read less



THE ROUGHIE TIP

THE ROUGHIE TIP

ALPHA MISS

Trained at Caulfield by Robert Smerdon, Alpha Miss has a handy record of four wins and two placings from eleven starts and has raced in some of the best races throughout her career. At 2YO she was a Listed winner and G2 placed and competed in the Golden Slipper taken out by Mossfun. At 3YO she placed in the G2 Furious Stakes behind Winx and was 4th in the G2 Tea Rose Stakes. After a year off the scene she returned as a 4YO and was a winner of the G2 Schillaci Stakes over 1100m at Caulfield defeating Lankan Rupee Her next start and the last time she was seen under race conditions was in the G1 Manikato Stakes, finishing just on 5 lengths from the winner Chautauqua. The mare is two time first-up winner and is a two time winner at the distance.



MCEWEN STAKES INFORMATION

MCEWEN STAKES INFORMATION

A dash over 1000m, the McEwen Stakes is a Group 2 weight-for-age race held on the Chin Nam Stakes Day with prize money of $200,000. Quality horses usually contest this event and it suits runners who have form at Moonee Valley, particularly over 1000m. Top shelf sprinters such as Hay List (2010), Nicconi (2009), Miss Andretti (2006), Testa Rossa (2000) and Sequalo (1995) have all won this event. It has also been a great pointer to future winners in the Melbourne Racing Carnival.

Haylist went on to win the Group 1 Manikato Stakes and the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes. Buffering followed his victory in the 2011 McEwen by finishing second to superstar mare Black Caviar in the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic. 2012 McEwen winner Bel Sprinter and runner-up Platelet both went on to Group 1 success in Sydney and Adelaide the following year.



PREVIOUS MCEWEN STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS MCEWEN STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 WILD RAIN STEPHEN BASTER MARK KAVANAGH 00:58.8
2015 CHAUTAUQUA DWAYNE DUNN JOHN HAWKES 00:58.2
2014 ANGELIC LIGHT RYAN MALONEY ROBBIE GRIFFITHS 00:57.5
2013 KUROSHIO CRAIG NEWITT PETER SNOWDEN 00:57.8
2012 BEL SPRINTER BEN MELHAM JASON WARREN 00:57.3
2011 BUFFERING DAMIAN BROWNE ROBERT HEATHCOTE 00:58.5
2010 HAY LIST GLYN SCHOFIELD JOHN MCNAIR 00:59.6
2009 NICCONI CRAIG WILLIAMS DAVID HAYES 00:57.4
2008 KAPHERO VLAD DURIC LEON CORSTENS 00:59.4
2007 HERE DE ANGELS COREY BROWN LEE FREEDMAN 00:57.4
2006 MISS ANDRETTI CRAIG NEWITT LEE FREEDMAN 00:58.8