William Reid Stakes

William Reid Stakes, Moonee Valley

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

Run over 1,200 metres every Autumn, the William Reid Stakes is an almost century old Group 1 race. With a $500,000 prize purse, it attracts its an array of national talent each year.

If you’re looking for a good lead in race, you can’t go past the 1,200 meter Newmarket Handicap, taking place two weeks prior.

From 1925 to 1979, the race was run as a Principal Race. This was followed by 6 years as a Group 2 race, and the last three decades has seen it run as a Group 1 race.

William Reid Stakes 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Friday, March 22nd, 2019
  • 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 1
  • Operator: Moonee Valley Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $500,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1925

William Reid Stakes Betting

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

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

How To Bet On The William Reid Stakes

  1. Join up at neds.com.au
  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 William Reid Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

William Reid 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 William Reid Stakes here.

(Please note that the odds below are from 17/1/2018, prior to nominations or acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
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William Reid Stakes 2018 Results

2018’s results are displayed in the table below:

Place No. Barrier Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Weight Spread
1 2 10 Hellbent Darren Weir Craig Williams 58.5 kgs $10
2 4 3 Thronum David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 0.5 lengths 58.5 kgs $8
3 10 4 Catchy David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 1.5 lengths 54 kgs $15
4 3 6 Supido Michael Kent Beau Mertens 2.25 lengths 58.5 kgs $9
5 1 5 Rock Magic Chris Gangemi Damian Lane 3.5 lengths 58.5 kgs $7
6 5 2 Bons Away Aaron Purcell Ms Linda Meech 4 lengths 58.5 kgs $17
7 8 7 Pariah Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 4.3 lengths 56 kgs $6
8 9 1 She Will Reign Gary Portelli Ben Melham 6.55 lengths 54 kgs $7
9 6 8 Secret Agenda Mick Price Damien Oliver 6.85 lengths 56.5 kgs $5.50
10 7 9 Fuhryk David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Stephen Baster 51.85 lengths 56.5 kgs $31

Which Horse Will Win The William Reid Stakes

The best way to pick who will win the William Reid 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:

  • Inside Alley – Far and away, gate one is the luckiest barrier, producing many a winner over the years.
  • Don’t Go Wide – Any barrier further out than nine typically presents a challenge for even the toughest of horses.
  • Fairer Sex – Mares have a very good record in this race.

William Reid Stakes Favourites

Early favourites include Nature Strip, Sunlight, Redzel and Pierata.

William Reid Stakes 2019 Field

The field limit is 14. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer
TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC

William Reid Stakes 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBC.

Best Bet: TBC.

Best Roughie: TBC.

William Reid Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Friday, the 22nd of March, 2019.

William Reid Stakes Barrier Draw

The 2018 William Reid Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

William Reid Stakes Nominations

Nominations close at 12 PM on Monday, the 18th of March, 2019.

William Reid Stakes Weights

Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Monday, the 18th of March, 2019.

William Reid Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 20th of March, 2019.

William Reid Stakes Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 20th of March, 2019.

William Reid Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Friday, the 22nd of March, 2019.

William Reid Stakes Prize Money

The William Reid Stakes prize purse is worth $500,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $300,000
2nd $90,000
3rd $45,000
4th $22,500
5th $12,500
6th $10,000
7th $10,000
8th $10,000

William Reid Stakes Race Number

The William Reid Stakes is race number 7 on the 22nd of March, 2019. There are eight races in total that day at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

William Reid 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 William Reid Stakes has been released.

William Reid Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 William Reid Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

William Reid Stakes Winners

Winners of the William Reid Stakes for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. You can find a full list of winners, going back to 1987, on our winners page.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 Hellbent Darren Weir Craig Williams 58.5 kgs 1:09.36
2017 Silent Sedition Andrew Noblet Katelyn Mallyon 56.5 kgs 1:10.11
2016 Flamberge Peter Moody Brad Rawiller 58.5 kgs 1:09.85
2015 Lucky Hussler Darren Weir Glen Boss 58.5 kgs 1:10.36
2014 Spirit Of Boom Tony Gollan Michael Rodd 58.5 kgs 1:11.17
2013 Black Caviar Peter Moody Luke Nolen 56.5 kgs 1:11.08
2012 Foxwedge John O’Shea Nash Rawiller 56 kgs 1:10.27
2011 Black Caviar Peter Moody Luke Nolen 56.5 kgs 1:10.00
2010 Turffontein Anthony Cummings Glen Boss 58.5 kgs 1:11.67
2009 Apache Cat Greg Eurell Damien Oliver 58.5 kgs 1:09.64
2008 Apache Cat Greg Eurell Corey Brown 58.5 kgs 1:09.64
2007 Miss Andretti Lee Freedman Craig Newitt 56 kgs 1:10.23
2006 Virage De Fortune Bruce McLachlan Greg Childs 52 kgs 1:10.06
2005 Cape Of Good Hope David Oughton Brett Prebble 57.5 kgs 1:10.30
2004 Regimental Gal Shaun Dwyer Steven King 52.5 kgs 1:10.35
2003 Yell John Hawkes Darren Gauci 55 kgs 1:10.54
2002 Toledo Russell Cameron Steven Arnold 57.5 kgs 1:11.83
2001 Bomber Bill Russell Cameron Steven Arnold 57.5 kgs 1:11.48
2000 Miss Pennymoney Jim Conlan Brett Prebble 51.5 kgs 1:10.71