Looking for early info on this year’s Australia Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,200 metres, the Australia Stakes is a Group 2 race taking place at Moonee Valley Racecourse. With a $200,000 prize purse, it attracts many nominations from local, interstate and international horses.
Starting out as a Listed race, this race was made a Group 3 race in 1990, followed by an upgrade to Group 2 status in 1994.
This race is a key lead up into the C.F. Orr Stakes.
Australia Stakes 2019 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Friday, January 24th, 2020
- Track Location: Moonee Valley Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 1,200 metres
- Weight Conditions: Weight for age
- Qualification: Three year olds and over
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 2
- Prize Purse: $200,000
- Inaugural Race: 1989
Australia Stakes Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Australia Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Australia Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Australia Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Australia Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Australia Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Australia Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Australia Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Australia Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Australia Stakes to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Australia Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Australia Stakes
- Log in at neds.com.au
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Australia Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Australia Stakes 2019 Odds
Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2019 edition of the Australia Stakes here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 20/11/2019).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
Which Horse Will Win The Australia Stakes
The best way to pick who will win the Australia Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- Mixed Field – Most of the horses in this race have not performed at the Group 1 level before, so look to performers from other black type races such as Group 2, Group 3, Listed and Principal races.
- Season’s Beginnings – Middle distance sprinters usually enter this race, and most will be beginning their season, so look to last season’s results for a guide to who is well primed coming out of their spell.
Australia Stakes Favourites
Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2 and TBA #3.
Australia Stakes 2019 Field
We will display the field once released to the public.
Australia Stakes 2019 Tips
Best Bet: TBA.
Best Roughie: TBA.
Australia Stakes Race Day
Race day takes place on Friday, the 24th of January, 2020.
Australia Stakes Barrier Draw
The 2019 Australia Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Australia Stakes Nominations
Nominations close at 12:00 PM on Monday, the 20th of January, 2020.
Australia Stakes Weights
Weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 20th of January, 2020.
Australia Stakes Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 22nd of
Australia Stakes Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 22nd of
Australia Stakes Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Friday, the 24th of January, 2020.
Australia Stakes Prize Money
The Australia Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through tenth.
Australia Stakes Race Number
The Australia Stakes is race number 7 on Friday, the 24th of January, 2019. There are eight races in total that day at Moonee Valley Racecourse.
Australia Stakes Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s Australia Stakes has been released.
Australia Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2019 Australia Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Australia Stakes Winners
Winners of the Australia Stakes for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below.
|2019||Whispering Brook||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||56.5 kgs||1:09.84|
|2018||Thronum||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Mark Zahra||58.5 kgs||1:10.48|
|2017||Malaguerra||Peter Gelagotis||Ben Melham||58.5 kgs||1:09.29|
|2016||Holler||John O’Shea||Craig Williams||55 kgs||1:10.96|
|2015||Mourinho||Peter Gelagotis||Vlad Duric||58.5 kgs||1:09.95|
|2014||Richie’s Vibe||Tony Vasil||Damien Oliver||58.5 kgs||1:10.96|
|2013||Sea Lord||Stephen Brown||Luke Currie||58.5 kgs||1:10.50|
|2012||Black Caviar||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||56.5 kgs||1:09.44|
|2011||Whitefriars||Rick Worthington||Jim Cassidy||58.5 kgs||1:09.66|
|2010||Black Caviar||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||53 kgs||1:10.18|
|2009||Lucky Secret||Tony Vasil||Danny Brereton||58.5 kgs||1:11.22|
|2008||Let Go Thommo||Simon Zahra||Steven King||58.5 kgs||1:10.80|
|2007||El Segundo||Colin Little||Damien Oliver||58.5 kgs||1:11.23|
|2006||California Dane||Lee Freedman||Noel Callow||54 kgs||1:09.81|
|2005||Super Elegant||Tony Vasil||Greg Childs||57.5 kgs||1:10.59|
|2004||Vocabulary||Mick Price||Danny Nikolic||55 kgs||1:11.50|
|2003||Yell||John Hawkes||Darren Gauci||54 kgs||1:10.32|
|2002||Royal Code||David Hall||Steven Arnold||54 kgs||1:11.01|
|2001||Piavonic||Tony Noonan||Nash Rawiller||55 kgs||1:11.80|
|2000||Slavonic||Mick Price||Brett Prebble||57.5 kgs||1:12.10|