Schweppes Stakes News

The Group 2 Schweppes Stakes is set to take place at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Friday September 28, 2012. Run over a distance of 1,200 metres, the 2012 Schweppes Stakes is worth $300,000 in prize money. The 2012 Schweppes Stakes is open to horses of all ages and is run…

Schweppes Stakes

The Schweppes Stakes is a Group Two Australian horse race which takes place during September. Held at Moonee Valley Racecourse, the Schweppes Stakes is one of the feature races of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and is worth $450,000. The race takes place under weight for age conditions and is for horses aged three-years-old and above. The Schweppes Stakes is often regarded to be the premier weight for age sprint of the spring carnival, drawing some of Australia’s best runners.

The Schweppes Stakes is now known as the Moir Stakes.Schweppes Stakes

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Also taking place on Cox Plate Day is the headlining $3 million Group One Cox Plate (2040m), the Group Two Moonee Valley Cup (2500m), the Group Two Crystal Mile (1600m), the Group Two AAMI Vase (2040m), the Group Three Inglis Mile and the Group Three Red Anchor Stakes (1200m).

Race Information

Date: October
Racecourse: Moonee Valley Racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: Weight For Age
Group Listing: Group One
Prize Money: $200,000

The Schweppes Stakes – History & Betting

The Schweppes Stakes first took to the racetrack in 1976 as a Principal race over 1000 metres and was won by Scamanda. Just four years later it elevated to Group Two status, and increased to 1200 metres as recently as 2007. Over the years the race has been known as the AJ Moir Stakes and the Schweppervescence Stakes, but is now known as the Schweppes Stakes.

Upcoming Races

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Epsom Handicap




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Metropolitan Handicap




3YO & up Handicap

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When it comes to betting on the Schweppes Stakes there is no better way than using online bookies such as Don’t worry about getting to your local TAB before they close, or travelling from agent to agent to find the best odds. It’s all at the click of a mouse when you bet online. Reputable online bookmakers such as offer the biggest and best variety of markets on Australian and International horse races.

Another useful tip is to check out recent winners of the race. Below we have provided previous winners along with the times they got. So familiarise yourself with them, and see if there are any similarities between them and this year’s hopefuls. That way when you place your bet at you’ll know you’re likely for a win!

Year Winner Time
2014 Buffering 1.10.9
2013 Samaready 1.11.3
2012 Buffering 1.11.0
2011 Black Caviar 1.10.1
2010 Black Caviar 1.11.0
2009 Apache Cat 1.10.1
2008 Lucky Secret 1.09.9
2007 Miss Andretti 1.10.6
2006 California Dane 0.58.4
2005 Virage De Fortune 0.59.1
2004 Bomber Bill 0.58.4
2003 Our Egyptian Raine 0.57.7
2002 Spinning Hill 0.57.7
2001 Mistegic 0.58.7
2000 Falvelon 0.59.8

For more betting in the Spring Carnival make sure you check the latest Melbourne Cup odds for the 2012 Melbourne Cup.