Alister Clark Stakes

Alister Clark States

Winners and Past Results for the Alister Clark Stakes.

The Alister Clark Stakes is a Moonee Valley Racing Club Group 2 Australian horse race for three year-old colts and geldings competed under set-weight with penalties condition.

The event is held at the Moonee Valley Racecourse in mid-March on the same day as the Group 1 William Reid Stakes. The race is held in honour of Alister Clark, the founder chairman of the MVRC. He was also a master of Oaklands Hunt Club between 1901 and 1908 and an eminent rose breeder in the country.

The Alister Clark Stakes is held on a Friday night under lights with quality colts and geldings vying for the $200,000 prize money.

Between 1987 and 1997 horses covered a distance of 2040 meters after which it was shortened to 1600 meters. However, since 2010 it has reverted back to its previous distance of 2040 meters, the same as the Group 1 WS Cox Plate, the premier event of the year.

The race is an excellent form guide for the Group 1 William Reid Stakes run at the same track a week later. Zabeel, Durbridge, Naturalism, Blevic, and Titanic Jack are among the recent notable winners to become formidable champions.

The Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes at Flemington attracts runners for the Alister Clark Stakes in addition to the Group 2 Autumn Classic at Caulfield. Lieutenant, the 2005 champion scored a CS Hayes Stakes/Alister Clark Stakes double while Spinney, the winner in 2006 also picked up the Autumn Classic prior to the race.

Amiable won the first Alister Clark Stakes held in 1939. The event was a principal race that was upgraded to Group 2 in 1979. Domesky, the 2011 winner ran fourth in the Autumn Classic.

Over the years the race has been conducted over various distances between 1600 and 2040 meters. Sometime, winner of the 1963 Caulfield Cup also won the Alister Clark Stakes in 1963 and 1964. Family of Man was locked in a dead heat with Surround in 1977 and followed it up with a victory in 1979.

Like all other races on Victorian tracks, racing takes place in a counter clockwise direction. The Moonee Valley track is located 6 km from the Melbourne central business district. The track has the shortest finishing straight of 173 meters in Australia. The fastest recorded winning time in the Alister Clark Stakes was 1 minute 31 seconds, a distinction held by Mr. Murphy the 2001 winner

Year Alister Clark Stakes Winners
2018 Cliff's Edge
2017 Hardham
2016 Tally
2015 Chill Party 
2014 Pheidon
2013 Hvasstan
2012 Highly Recomended
2011 Domesky
2010 Linton
2009 Pre Eminence
2008 Sound Journey
2007 Casino Prince
2006 Spinney
2005 Lieutenant
2004 Speedy King
2003 Titanic Jack
2002 Royal Code
2001 Mr. Murphy
2000 Pins
1999 Dignity Dancer
1998 Zonda
1997 Flak Jacket
1996 Scenic Royale
1995 Blevic
1994 Tristalove
1993 Sarason
1992 Naturalism
1991 Durbridge
1990 Zabee
1989 Bar Landy
1988 Flotilla
1987 Vo Rogue
1986 Lockley's Tradition
1985 King Phoenix
1984 Penny Edition
1983 My Evit
1982 Fearless Pride
1981 My Brown Jug
1980 Bit Of A Skite
1979 Family Of Man
1978 not held
1977 Family Of Man
Surround
1976 Leica Show
1975 not held
1974 Toltrice
1973 The Frigate
1972 Upstairs
1971 Tauto
1970 Cyron
1969 Begonia Belle
1968 Heroic Stone
1967 not held
1966 Bowl King
1965 Sir Dane
1964 Sometime
1963 Sometime
1962 Aquanita
1961 Dhaulagiri
1960 Stormy Passage
1959 Wiggle 5
1958 Baron Boissier
1957 Mac's Amber
1956 Glitzern
1955 St. Joel
1954 Gallant Archer
1953 Hydrogen
1952 Step Aside
1951 Chicquita
1950 Comic Court
1949 Filipino
1948 Money Moon
1947 St. Fairy
1946 Reperio
1945 Simmering
1944 Lilette
1943 Athol Belle
1942 Tranquil Star
Prince Ronald
1941 Zonda
1940 Pure Gold
1939 Amiable
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