Horse Racing | W.H. Stocks Stakes

The W H Stocks Stakes is a Group 2 race for mares aged four years and older, contested under weight-for-age conditions. It is a 1600m event with a prize purse of $200,000. The Stocks Stakes has been won by some classy mares in the past, including injury-plagued Atlantic Jewel in 2013, Peter Moody’s topliner King’s Rose (2011), Tuesday Joy (2008), She’s Archie (2004) and Sunday Joy (2003). This event has been a great guide to future winners. In 2011, Pinker Pinker finished second in the Stocks Stakes, before a similar result in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap at Randwick and then saluting in the Group 1 Cox Plate at $20.

This race was previously held on Dato Chin Nam Stakes Day in early September, before being moved to Moir Stakes Night. It is a great lead up to the Group 2 Blazer Stakes on Turnbull Stakes Day or the Group 3 Tristarc Stakes on Caulfield Cup Day. Mellition was the first winner of the WH Stocks Stakes as a principal race in 1973. A Listed event from 1979 to 1992, it was granted Group 3 standing in 1993, before being elevated to its current Group 2 status in 2005.



PREVIOUS W.H. STOCKS STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS W.H. STOCKS STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 DON'T DOUBT MAMMA DWAYNE DUNN TONY MCEVOY 01:38.7
2015 FENWAY BLAKE SHINN LEE & SHANNON HOPE 01:37.9
2014 DEAR DEMI JIM CASSIDY CLARRY CONNERS 01.37.8
2013 ATLANTIC JEWEL MICHAEL RODD MARK KAVANAGH 01:36.8
2012 OASIS BLOOM GLEN BOSS PETER MORGAN 01:36.9
2011 KING'S ROSE LUKE NOLEN PETER MOODY 01:37.0
2010 AVIENUS CRAIG WILLIAMS MARK WEBB 01:38.3
2009 ZARITA DWAYNE DUNN PAT HYLAND 01:37.0
2008 TUESDAY JOY NASH RAWILLER GAI WATERHOUSE 01:36.3
2007 DEVIL MOON MICHAEL RODD MARK KAVANAGH 01:36.4
2006 ASTRODAME DANIEL MOOR BRAIN MAYFIELD-SMITH 01:36.1