Australia Stakes Race Information

The Australia Stakes is a 1200 metre weight for age race run by the Moonee Valley Racing Club in January. It is run at Moonee Valley and is the first feature sprint of the New Year.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 1200 metres
  • Conditions: Weight for age, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $200,000
  • Date: Friday 22 January 2021

Australia Stakes Race History

Registered as the Stanley Wootton Stakes.

History coming soon.

Australia Stakes Facts

Last mare to win; Whispering Brook (2019)

Last 3YO to win: C&G – Holler (2016); Filly – Black Caviar (2010)

Multiple winners: Black Caviar (2010 & 2012)

Fastest time (1200m): Hareeba (1995) 1:08:8

Australia Stakes & CF Orr Stakes: Black Caviar (2012)

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of the Australia Stakes

Winners of past Australia Stakes include horses that go on to win major spring races. Most winners are four and five year olds and it is not won by a mare very often. Notable winners include Happy Clapper, Hauraki, Lucia Valentina, Shaftesbury Avenue, Imposing, Wenona Girl and Amounis.

Year Winner Second Third
2020 Scales Of Justice Hey Doc Embrace Me
2019 Whispering Brook Fell Swoop Land of Plenty
2018 Thronum Mr Sneaky Stellar Collision
2017 Malaguerra Black Heart Bart Sirbible