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The Moonga Stakes is a Group 3 race run under Set Weights and Penalty conditions for open class horses at Caulfield conducted by the Melbourne Racing Club.
The Moonga Stakes is run over 1400m. It was first run in 1982 and was won by Cardinal's Fury.
From the race's inception it was 1400m.
The Moonga Stakes took on Group 3 status in 1994.
The Moonga Stakes is its registered name but has had many name changes over the years including honouring two champions in Vo Rogue and Northerly.
Group 1 quality horses have won this, often on their way to the big mile over the Flemington carnival. Rough Habit used it as a Cox Plate lead up, winning under 62.5kg.
In 2013 Boban won the Epsom, came back in distance to win this then back up to the mile and won the Cantala Stakes.
Streets Of Avalon loved the Caulfield 1400m and he won another one in this race in 2019. He'd win a bigger one the following Autumn in the G1 Futurity Stakes.
The Moonga Stakes was worth $200,000 in 2021.
Notable winners of the Moonga Stakes include Streets Of Avalon (2019), Voodoo Lad (2016), Lucky Hussler (2014), Boban (2013), Love Conquers All (2011), Perfectly Ready (2006), Thorn Park (2003), Assertive Lad (2002), Flavour (2001), Mamzelle Pedrille (1996), Star Dancer (1994), Rough Habit (1992) and Vo Rogue (1988).
The 2021 Moonga Stakes was won by Buffalo River from King Magnus and Justacanta.
Previous Moonga Stakes Winners
| BUFFALO RIVER (USA) 5G |
NOBLE MISSION (GB) - FASHION INSIDER (USA) INDIAN CHARLIE (USA)
|JYE MCNEIL||57.0||MICHAEL MORONEY||7|
| WILD PLANET (AUS) 5G |
ANIMAL KINGDOM (USA) - SALUTATIONS (AUS) REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS)
|J BOWMAN||59.0||MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES||1|
| STREETS OF AVALON (AUS) 5G |
MAGNUS (AUS) - KAMUNIAK (NZ) BLACK MINNALOUSHE (USA)
|B MELHAM||58.5||SHANE NICHOLS||9|
| SIRCCONI (AUS) 4G |
NICCONI (AUS) - ON CREDIT (NZ) VIKING RULER (AUS)
|LINDA MEECH||56.0||JOHN SADLER||5|
| ULMANN (AUS) 6G |
SEBRING (AUS) - DARSINI (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
|DAMIAN LANE||56.5||DARREN WEIR||3|
| VOODOO LAD (AUS) 5G |
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - O'FORTUNA (AUS) GILDED TIME (USA)
|B RAWILLER||56.5||DARREN WEIR||8|
| VASHKA (AUS) 5G |
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - ZAROYALE (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
|JAMES MCDONALD||58.5||JOHN O'SHEA||4|
| LUCKY HUSSLER (AUS) 5G |
HUSSON (ARG) - TALAQ DANCER (AUS) BLACK HAWK (GB)
|G BOSS||57.5||DARREN WEIR||13|
| BOBAN (AUS) 4G |
BERNARDINI (USA) - KENBELLE (AUS) KENMARE (FR)
|G SCHOFIELD||59.5||CHRIS WALLER||12|
| WHATEVERWHENEVER (AUS) 5M |
CHOISIR (AUS) - CELESTIA (AUS) ROYAL ACADEMY (USA)
|C WILLIAMS||54.0||LIAM BIRCHLEY||4|
| LOVE CONQUERS ALL (AUS) 5H |
MOSSMAN (AUS) - SHE'S A MEANIE (NZ) PRINCE SALIERI (AUS)
|D BEADMAN||57.5||MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES||1|
| ROTHERA (AUS) 5G |
TOBOUGG (IRE) - NOVA SERRURE (AUS) CELESTIAL DANCER (IRE)
|BRENT EVANS||55.5||BEN CURRIE||3|
| MCCLINTOCK (AUS) 5G |
KING CUGAT (USA) - SHE'S SWEET (AUS) DANZERO (AUS)
|G SCHOFIELD||56.5||MARK DE MONTFORT||10|
| ROYAL DISCRETION (AUS) 4G |
ROYAL ACADEMY (USA) - DISCRETION (AUS) CAN'T FIGHT FATE (AUS)
|N RAWILLER||56.5||MS G WATERHOUSE||14|
| LORD OF THE DANCE (AUS) 5G |
ASHKALANI (IRE) - CARINOSA (AUS) KENMARE (FR)
|D NIKOLIC||55.5||MARK LEWIS||14|
| PERFECTLY READY (AUS) 4H |
MORE THAN READY (USA) - ELLE DUCCIO (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
|G BOSS||57.5||MICK PRICE||11|
| VOLITANT (AUS) 4H |
FLYING SPUR (AUS) - SIBON (AUS) BLETCHINGLY (AUS)
|D GAUCI||52.5||MICHAEL HIBBS||3|
| AMTRAK (AUS) 4G |
FLYING SPUR (AUS) - CENTRAL EXPRESS (AUS) CENTURY (AUS)
|STEVEN KING||53.5||MICK PRICE||7|
| THORN PARK (AUS) 4H |
SPINNING WORLD (USA) - JOY (AUS) BLUEBIRD (USA)
|G BOSS||57.0||R H THOMSEN||8|
| ASSERTIVE LAD (AUS) 5G |
ZEDITAVE (AUS) - SOMMES SOUND (USA) ASSERT (IRE)
|J CASSIDY||58.5||MS G WATERHOUSE||1|
| FLAVOUR (AUS) 8G |
RUBITON (AUS) - ICE CREAM SUNDAE (AUS) SOVEREIGN RED (NZ)
|D BEADMAN||55.0||JOHN HAWKES||2|
| CELLAR (AUS) 4G |
SCENIC (IRE) - PRIVATE STOCK (AUS) KAORU STAR (AUS)
|D GAUCI||52.5||JOHN HAWKES||1|
There is a change of favouritism in the 2021 Moonga Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
Taking one going up in trip again in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2021 Moonga Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
There are ten to run in the 2021 Moonga Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
G1 horses line the page of the Moonga Stakes run at Caulfield on Saturday.
Some horses stepping up in ground for the 2021 Moonga Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
Having originally been ruled out starting in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, the Group 1 race is back on the agenda for Streets Of Avalon.