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
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- 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 William Reid Stakes Betting above).
- 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|
William Reid Stakes 2018 Results
2018’s results are displayed in the table below:
|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.
William Reid Stakes 2019 Tips
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.
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.
|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|