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Tatts Stats for the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m)

William Reid Stakes (1200m) - Moonee Valley

Friday, 27 March, 2015

Winners Profile

Mares have a fair record in this race having won 12 of the last 32 editions. In this period, 11 geldings and 9 colts or entires have saluted.

12 three-year-olds have been successful, the last being Foxwedge in 2012.


7 four-year-olds, 6 five-year-olds and seven horses aged 6yo and over have been successful since 1983.


The oldest horse to win in this period was Toledo who scored as an 8yo in 2002.


23 of those successful in the last 32 editions came into this race with a win or placing at group level (11 winners & 12 placed).

There have been many avenues to this event with the Linlithgow Stakes, Newmarket Handicap, Lightning Stakes and Rubiton Stakes all producing a handful of winners.


The great mare Black Caviar was the last to complete the Newmarket/William Reid double in 2011.


Nellie (Black Caviar) was also the last to register the Lightning/William Reid double in 2013.
  The last to celebrate the Linlithgow/William Reid double was Redelva in 1991.
  The most recent to complete the Rubiton/William Reid double was Miss Pennymoney in 2000.


12 favourites, including four of the last eight, have been successful in the last 32 years.

Hot favourites, starting at even money or shorter, have a mixed record, with six winning and six getting beaten.

The last ‘shortie’ to get rolled was Hay List ($1.55), while Weekend Hussler, Redoute’s Choice, Al Mansour, Hareeba and Schillaci also suffered shock defeats.

Just six winners have started at double figure odds or better, with the roughest being Toldedo ($31). After finishing 15th as a $51 chance in the Group 1 Newmarket a fortnight earlier, Russell Cameron’s veteran galloper upset the $3 favourite North Boy in the 2002 William Reid.


In this 1200m battle at Moonee Valley, barrier 1 has been the most successful producing seven winners since 1983.

With 19 editions in the last 32 years containing fields of less than 10 runners, results from wide barriers are hard to find.

The last horse to win from the outside stall was Toledo (10/10) in 2002.

The only other runner to replicate this was three-year-old Strategic (7/7) in 1996. 


Foxwedge was the last to jump from the inside stall and win in 2012.


  Of the current jockeys, Darren Gauci has the best record – 16: 3-1-3.

Steve Arnold 9: 2-1-1, Luke Nolen 4: 2-0-0, Steven King 12: 2-1-0 & Damien Oliver 16: 1-4-1.

This is a rare major leading jockey Craig Williams hasn’t won. His record is 7: 0-1-2.


John Hawkes has a good record in the race – 13: 3-1-2.

Rick Hore-Lacy, Peter Moody, Russell Cameron and Greg Eurell all have two wins each. Eurell has a 100 percent strike rate (2/2) thanks to successive victories by Apache Cat in 2008/09.

Lee Freedman 17: 1-2-3, John O’Shea 2: 1-0-0, Tony Gollan 2: 1-0-0 and David Hayes 10: 1-1-1.

General Facts

This $400,000 WFA contest over 1200m dates back to 1925.


Champion galloper Manikato won this event five consecutive times from 1979 to 1983.


Other stars on the honour roll include; Black Caviar (2013/11), Apache Cat (2009/08), Miss Andretti (2007), Sparticus (1997), Hareeba (1995), Vo Rogue (1988), Campaign King (1986), Comic Court (1951) and Tranquil Star (1946).

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