Winners and Past Results for the Moonee Valley Vase
The Moonee Valley Vase is a Moonee Valley Racing Club Group 2 Australian horse race for 3 year olds and is run under set weight conditions.
It is contested over a distance of 2040 metres and is held annually at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne on W.S Cox Plate Day.
The 2040 meters race attracts prize money worth $200,000 in addition to a $15,000 trophy. Prior to 1993, the Moonee Valley Vase was known as several different names. The event was known as The Herald Vase in the 1980's where the field ran over a distance of 1600 meters. The distance was increased to 2040 meters in 1986. In 1991 and 1992 the event was held as the ‘BMW Vase'.
The Moonee Valley Vase was a listed race from 1983 to 1988 where Centaine won the inaugural event. In 1989, it was classified as a Group 3 race and finally achieved Group 2 status in 1997. Race goers have an impressive field of three year olds to choose from on one of the most significant race days in the Moonee Valley calendar.
For many top runner, the Moonee Valley Vase is the perfect preparation for the Group 1 Victoria Derby, the premier race for 3 year olds during the Melbourne Cup carnival.
Efficient's five consecutive in the 2006 season included the Moonee Valley Vase and an impressive win in the VRC Derby. Efficient went on to become a legend after a major victory in the 2007 Melbourne Cup. Other notable horses to be credited with a double were Helenus in 2002 and Plastered in 2004. Whobegotyou, winner of the 2008 Moonee Valley Vase came into the race after consecutive victories in the Bill Stutt Stakes and Caulfield Guineas, followed by a close second in the VRC Derby.
Right from its inception the Moonee Valley Vase has always fielded quality runners. Among the notable winners was Naturalism in 1991 while Blevic rewrote racing history books by recording the fastest time in 1994.
Naturilsim retired as the world's richest racehorse in 1996 with over $9 million in prize money. Mossman, one of the classy runners and champion sires of all times won the trophy in 1998.
For punters, the Moonee Valley Vase will always be a race to watch keenly in a lead up to the VRC Derby.
|Year||Moonee Valley Vase|
|2018||Stars Of Carrum|
|1992||Kenny's Best Pal|
|1988||Big Grey Roo|