Alister Clark Stakes Race Information

The Alister Clark Stakes is a 2040 metre set weights race for three-year-olds run by the Moonee Valley Racing Club in March. It is held at Moonee Valley as part of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 2040 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights, 3YOs
  • Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $500,000
  • Date: Saturday 23 March 2024

Alister Clark Stakes Race History

See the 2024 Alister Clark Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2023 Alister Clark Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2022 Alister Clark Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2021 Alister Clark Stakes Preview and results.

The race was first held as a Principal race over a mile (about 1600m) in 1939, when it was won by Amiable. In 1948 the distance was increased to 1.25 miles (about 2000m) and was held at that distance from 1948 to 1963 then returned to a mile from 1964 to 1972, then it bt became 1600m in 1973 with metrification. In 1979 it was upgraded to the current Group 2 status. The distance became 2040m from 1987 to 1997 apart from 1995 when it was held over 2000m. It returned to 1600m in 1998 until 2010 apart from 2001 when t was held over 1509m, and has been at the current 2040m from 2011 onwards.

Alister Clark Stakes Facts

Last filly to win; Tristalove (1994)

Australian Guineas & Alister Clark Stakes: Mr Murphy (2001); Pins (2000); Dignity Dancer (1999); Zabeel (1990); Flotilla (1988)

Interesting trivia: In 2012 Phillippi was awarded the race after the winner Hvasstan was disqualified due to a positive swab.

Past winners of the Alister Clark Stakes

Winners of past Alister Clarke Stakes may head towards longer distance features in Sydney.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Antrim Coast Quintessa Zipaway
2023 Bank Maur Suizuro Japanese Emperor
2022 Prix De Turn Can’t Go Wong War Eternal
2021 Grandslam Young Werther Explosive Jack
2020 Nonconformist Adelaide Ace Diasonic
2019 Global Exchange Declarationofheart Cossetot
2018 Cliff’s Edge Levendi Belfast
2017 Hardham Ruthven Farson
2016 Tally Palentino Hardern
2015 Chill Party Stratum Star Maastricht
2014 Pheidon Cadillac Mountain Surge Ahead
2013 Philippi Sheer Talent Gerontius
2012 Highly Recommended Ethiopia Sangster
2011 Domesky Coldens Choice Folding Gear
2010 Linton Take The Rap Offhanded
2009 Pre Eminence Eagle Falls Definitive
2008 Sound Journey Playwright Schilling
2007 Casino Prince Furio Ambitious General
2006 Spinney Langarza Bonny Laird
2005 Lieutenant Volitant Renewable
2004 Speedy King Confectioner Strafed
2003 Titanic Jack Tycoon Ruler Regicide
2002 Royal Code Ebony Night Mr Trickster
2001 Mr Murphy Diamond Dane Fubu
2000 Pins Diatribe Oval Office
1999 Dignity Dancer Mossman Paris Dream
1998 Zonda El Mirada Schubert
1997 Flak Jacket Maximal Captain Moonlight
1996 Scenic Royale Saleous Hurricane Storm
1995 Blevic Baryshnikov Ramleigh
1994 Tristalove Sari Club Galaxy Fair
1993 Sarason Our Pompeii Pine Rad
1992 Naturalism Captain Cook Dark Ksar
1991 Durbridge Triscay Big Dermott
1990 Zabeel Stylish Century Grayden Gambler
1989 Bar Landy King’s High Blazing Sword
1988 Flotilla Mr Danamite Imposera
1987 Vo Rogue Cossack Warrior El Vaquero
1986 Lockley’s Tradition King Phoenix Knight Of Avon
1985 King Phoenix Penny Edition Bow Mistress
1984 Penny Edition Mr Ironclad French Current
1983 My Evita Silver Bounty Penny Edition
1982 Fearless Pride Binbinga Avatar
1981 My Brown Jug Silver Bounty Marjoleo
1980 Bit Of A Skite Turf Ruler Marjoleo
1979 Family Of Man Creppelox Double East
1978  ** Race not run **
1977 Family Of Man Surround Ngawyni
1976 Leica Show Better Draw Wave King
1975  ** Race not run **
1974 Toltrice Zambari Tauto
1973 The Frigate Idolou Zambari
1972 Upstairs All Shot Abdul
1971 Tauto Rajah Sahib Abdul
1970 Cyron Chance Alley Joking
1969 Begonia Belle Storm Ruler Redolent
1968 Heroic Stone Begonia Belle Magic Ruler
1967  ** Race not run **
1966 Bowl King Klim King Picca
1965 Sir Dane Future Chokra
1964 Sometime Chokra Check Up
1963 Sometime Teppo Star Check Up
1962 Aquanita On Guard New Statesman
1961 Dhaulagiri Savage Gabonia
1960 Stormy Pass Dhaulagiri La Josephina
1959 Wiggle Webster On Guard
1958 Baron Boissier Prince Darius Quitos
1957 Mac’s Amber Golden Doubles Emphatic
1956 Glitzern Tradfield Harry Lime
1955 St. Joel Flying Halo Commodore
1954 Gallant Archer Flying Halo St Joel
1953 Hydrogen Quite Talk Arnshire
1952 Step Aside Flying Halo Prince O’Fairies
1951 Chicquita True Course Bankstream
1950 Comic Court Chicquita Beau Gem
1949 Filipino Phoibos Stamen
1948 Money Moon Fine Fettle Valcurl
1947 St Fairy Master Dash Don Pedro
1946 Reperio Delina Contact
1945 Simmering Evidence Nagation
1944 Lilette Nagation Milias
1943 Athol Belle Hero Sun Valley
1942 Tranquil Star Kelos Watch Guard
1941 Zonda Pure Gold Industry
1940 Pure Gold Aurie’s Star Zonda
1939 Amiable Judean El Golea