Stutt Stakes

Stutt Stakes, Moonee Valley

Looking for early info on this year’s Stutt Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,600 metres, the Stutt Stakes is a Group 2 race taking place at Moonee Valley Racecourse and is officially known as the Bill Stutt Stakes

Open to three-year-old horses and run at set weights, the Stutt Stakes is one of the key support races held at The Valley on AJ Moir Stakes Night on a Friday in late September each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Named after Bill Stutt, the former chairman of the Moonee Valley Racing Club, this race was previously known as the Moonee Valley Stakes. Originally a Principal Race, this race was upgraded to Group 2 status in 1979.

This race serves as a reasonable lead up into the Caulfield Guineas. Whobegotyou (2008) was the last horse to do the Stutt Stakes – Caulfield Guineas double.

Stutt Stakes 2020 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Friday, September 25th, 2020 
  • Track Location: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,600 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Quality handicap
  • Qualification: Three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Prize Purse: $200,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1934
  • 2020 Bill Stutt Stakes Winner: TBD

Stutt Stakes 2020 RESULTS

The official 2020 Stutt Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Friday September 25, 2020.

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Stutt Stakes Betting

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Stutt Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Stutt Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Stutt Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Stutt Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Stutt 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 Stutt 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 Stutt Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Stutt Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Stutt 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 Stutt Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Stutt Stakes

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  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Stutt Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Stutt Stakes 2020 Odds

Early market odds on the Bill Stutt Stakes 2020 will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Stutt Stakes here once betting opens.


Which Horse Will Win The Stutt Stakes

The best way to pick who will win the Stutt 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:

  • Local Legends – Melbourne horses, usually those with winning form at 1400 metres or more, are your best chance.
  • Favourites – The shortest-priced runners have a strong recent record in the Bill Stutt Stakes results. 

Stutt Stakes Favourites

Early favourites for the 2020 Bill Stutt Stakes include last start Group 3 Ming Dynasty winner Holyfield, Peter Moody’s gun Memsie Stakes placegetter Glenfiddich and Flying Award for last year’s Melbourne Cup winning trainer Danny O’Brien. 

Leonardo Da Hinchi ($1.90 in 2018) was the last Stutt Stakes favourite to win.

Stutt Stakes 2020 Field

The official 2020 Bill Stutt Stakes field will be announced the Wednesday of race week and published in full below.

The 2020 Stutt Stakes final field features eight three-year-old milers including the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Holyfield coming off a Group 3 lead-up win, close second favourite Glenfiddich who was third in the Group 1 Memise Stakes first-up for Peter Moody and Danny O’Brien’s improver Flying Award drawn the rails.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x2502162x3 GLENFIDDICH Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 3 57kg 100
2 11919×61 HOLYFIELD Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Melham 4 57kg 85
3 5x52116x64 LUNAR FOXSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Paul Preusker Brett Prebble 2 57kg 80
4 111×3 CHERRY TORTONI Patrick Payne Billy Egan 7 57kg 75
5 221×2 FLYING AWARD Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 1 57kg 77
6 2021x ALCYONE James Cummings John Allen 8 57kg 69
7 2123×24 CROWN MINT Gordon Richards Craig Williams 5 57kg 66
8 42×25 IRONEDGE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 6 57kg 64

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Stutt Stakes 2020 Tips

Favourite: #2 Holyfield ($3.60 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Bet: #1 Glenfiddich ($3.80 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Roughie: #3 Lunar Fox ($15 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Our insider Bill Stutt Stakes 2020 tips and betting selections will be detailed here the week of the race and the full AJ Moir Stakes Night tips available on the Neds Blog.


Stutt Stakes 2020 Race NIGHT

The 2020 Bill Stutt Stakes takes place as part of the AJ Moir Stakes Night at Moonee Valley Racecourse and is scheduled for Friday September 25, 2020. There are eight races in total held at The Valley that evening with racing headlined by the Group 1 AJ Moir Stakes (1000m). Other feature races on the card that night include the:

Stutt Stakes 2020 Barrier Draw

The 2020 Stutt Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and will be published in our above Stutt Stakes Field section. 

Stutt Stakes Nominations

Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 21st of September, 2020. 

Stutt Stakes Weights

Set weights apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 21st of September, 2020 and will be published in our above Stutt Stakes Field section. 

Stutt Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 23rd of September, 2020 and will be available in our above Bill Stutt Stakes 2020 Field section. 

Stutt Stakes Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 23rd of September, 2020 and will be available in our above Bill Stutt Stakes 2020 Field section. 

Stutt Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Friday, the 25th of September, 2020. 

Stutt Stakes Prize Money

The Stutt Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth including $120,000 for the Bill Stutt Stakes winner. 

Place Prize Money
1st $120,000
2nd $36,000
3rd $18,000
4th $9,000
5th $5,000
6th $4,000
7th $4,000
8th $4,000

Stutt Stakes Race Number

The Stutt Stakes is set to run as Moonee Valley Race 4 at 6:45pm (AEST) on the Friday, the 25th of September, 2020. There are eight races in total that night at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Stutt Stakes 2020 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 2020’s Stutt Stakes has been released.


Stutt Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2020 Stutt Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Stutt Stakes Winners

Winners of the Bill Stutt Stakes going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2019 The Holy One Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Brad Rawiller 57 kgs 1:37.31
2018 Leonardo Da Hinchi Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 57 kgs 1:37.51
2017 Showtime Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Beau Mertens 57 kgs 1:37.14
2016 Hey Doc Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 57 kgs 1:37.41
2015 Sovereign Nation David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 57 kgs 1:36.17
2014 Almalad Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 57 kgs 1:38.83
2013 Divine Calling Gai Waterhouse Damien Oliver 57 kgs 1:37.29
2012 Pierro Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 57 kgs 1:36.31
2011 Chase The Rainbow Rick Hore-Lacy Dean Yendall 57 kgs 1:38.31
2010 Hollowlea Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Blake Shinn 57 kgs 1:37.29
2009 Carrara Tony Vasil Craig Williams 57 kgs 1:39.50
2008 Whobegotyou Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 55.5 kgs 1:36.37
2007 Barbaricus Danny O’Brien Steven Arnold 55.5 kgs 1:36.03
2006 Churchill Downs David Hayes Craig Williams 55.5 kgs 1:36.72
2005 Red Dazzler Mick Price Danny Nikolic 55.5 kgs 1:38.09
2004 Mr Martini Leon Corstens Stephen Baster 55.5 kgs 1:37.82
2003 Casual Pass Mathew Ellerton Noel Callow 55.5 kgs 1:37.24
2002 Helenus Leon Corstens Steven King 55.5 kgs 1:39.63
2001 Viscount John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 55.5 kgs 1:38.12
2000 Sarson Trail Peter Hayes Stephen Baster 55.5 kgs 1:38.75
1999 Diatribe George Hanlon Greg Hall 55.5 kgs 1:36.94