Horse Racing | Moonga Stakes

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.



PREVIOUS MOOGNA STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS MOOGNA STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
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