Bill Stutt Stakes

Bill Stutt Stakes

Winners and Past Results for the Bill Stutt Stakes.

The Bill Stutt Stakes is a Group 2 event hosted by Moonee Valley Racing Club as part of their Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The event for horses aged three years and above is run under set weight conditions, with horses negotiating 1600 metres at Moonee Valley Racecourse. The race is usually hosted in late September on the same day as the Group 1 Manikato Stakes, with $200,000 in prize money.

Established in 1934, as a Principle Race known as Moonee Valley Stakes, it was upgraded to a Group 2 race in 1979, and renamed as “Bill Stutt Stakes” in 1990, in honour of Moonee Valley Racing Club's former chairman, Bill Stutt.

It is the first Group event of the Melbourne Spring Season run over 1600 meters. It is considered as a specialised lead up event to the $1,000,000, Group 1 Caulfield Guineas at Caulfield Racecourse, which is run under the same distance and conditions, except for the track, a fortnight later.

Some of the top talent aiming for the Caulfield Guineas might go though the Caulfield Guineas Prelude. Horses who do mange to win the Caulfield Guineas, would have won a blue ribbon event.

Whobegotyou was the most recent double winner of the Bill Stutt Stakes, and the Caulfield Guineas. He achieved this in 2008, after which he went on to win the Group 2 AAMI Vase and place second in the Victoria Derby.

Winners and placers from the Bill Stutt Stakes are known to often to go on and finish in the money at the same events as Whobegotyou. Sometimes, they can go even further, like in 2005, when Maybe Better who placed third in this event, went on to place third in the Melbourne Cup after placing in a host of Group 2 events and winning a couple of Group 3 events.

The 2010 winner Hollowlea, came thirteenth in the Caulfield Guineas, but recovered and came third in the AAMI Vase. The runner-up for 2010, Run for Levi, achieved the same result at the Caulfield Guineas later in the year. The 2010 third place, Bullbars, went on to come 8th in the Caulfield Guineas, and then went on to win the Group 3 C S Hayes Stakes, and then placed 2nd in the Group 1 Australian Guineas.

The inaugural race was won by Titanium, and some of the notable winners have been Zabeel in 1989, Canny Lad in 1990 and 1996 champion Encosta De Lago.

Year Bill Stutt Stakes Winners
2017 Showtime
2016 Hey Doc
2015 Sovereign Nation
2014 Almalad
2013 Divine Calling
2012 Pierro
2011 Chase The Rainbow
2010 Hollowlea
2009 Carrara
2008 Whobegotyou
2007 Barbaricus
2006 Churchill Downs
2005 Red Dazzler
2004 Mr Martini
2003 Casual Pass
2002 Helenus
2001 Viscount
2000 Sarson Trail
1999 Diatribe
1998 St. Clemens Belle
1997 Schubert
1996 Encosta De Lago
1995 Burrito
1994 Blevic
1993 Pearl Prince
1992 Bundy Lad
1991 Ready To Explode
1990 Canny Lad
1989 Zabeel
1988 Almurtajaz
1987 Sky Chase
1986 Broad Reach
1985 Wellington Hammer
1984 Red Anchor
1983 Albany Bay
1982 Holsam
1981 Fearless Pride
1980 Glenson
1979 Rumour-Qui
1978 Karaman
1977 Guns Away
1976 Surround
1975 Denise's Joy
1974 Plush
1973 Taj Rossi
1972 Century
1971 Beau Sovereign
1970 Eastern Court
1969 Daryl's Joy
1968 Always There
1967 Fileur
1966 Storm Queen
1965 Star Affair
1964 L'Orage Boy
1963 Proteus
1962 Fuel
1961 New Statesman
1960 Lady Sybil
1959 Mardene
1958 San Remo
1957 Gay Saba
1956 Arab's Choice
1955 French Charm
1954 Spritsail
1953 Walu
1952 Lenity
1951 Friar's Hope
1950 Beau Avion
1949 St. Comedy
1948 Phoibos
1947 Chanak
1946 Bold Beau
1945 Attley
1944 Bootle
1943 Precept
1942 Leahero
1941 Skipton
1940 Sun Valley
1939 Pure Gold
1938 Cassio
1937 Lochlee
1936 Silver Reign
1935 Valiant Chief
1934 Titanium
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