It may not have the punters salivating like the Caulfield Cup does, but the Moonga Stakes still has a place in the hearts of the racing enthusiasts. A Group 3 event that is held on Caulfield Cup Day, it is a race for four-year-olds and older, run over 1400m. Raced under set weights and penalties, it attracts some handy gallopers from across the country. First staged in 1982, it has gone by many names, including the Jayco Cup, but became the Moonga Stakes in 1994 when it was upgraded from a Listed Race to a Group 3.
Some quality horses have saluted in this event including; exhilarating frontrunner Vo Rogue (1988), Rough Habit (1992) Assertive Lad 2002 and Boban 2013. In fact, either side of his Moonga success, Boban won Group 1 mile events – the Epsom at Randwick and the Emirates Stakes at Flemington. Second in 2011, Albert The Fat also won the Emirates.
|2016||VOODOO LAD||BRAD RAWILLER||DARREN WEIR||01:24.5|
|2015||VASHKA||JAMES MCDONALD||JOHN O'SHEA||01:23.2|
|2014||LUCKY HUSSLER||GLEN BOSS||DARREN WEIR||01.23.4|
|2013||BOBAN||GLYN SCHOFIELD||CHRIS WALLER||01.23.8|
|2012||WHATEVERWHENEVER||CRAIG WILLIAMS||LIAM BIRCHLEY||01.23.7|
|2011||LOVE CONQUERS ALL||DARREN BEADMAN||MICHAEL HAWKES||01.21.9|
|2010||ROTHERA||BRENT EVANS||BEN CURRIE||01.25.8|
|2009||MCCLINTOCK||GLYN SCHOFIELD||MARK DE MONTFORT||01.22.7|
|2008||ROYAL DISCRETION||NASH RAWILLER||JOHN MCNAIR||01.23.6|
|2007||LORD OF THE DANCE||DANNY NIKOLIC||MARK LEWIS||01.22.6|
|2006||PERFECTLY READY||GLENN BOSS||MICK PRICE||01.22.3|