Stocks Stakes News

Trainer Nick Olive has underlined the 2016 Stocks Stakes (1600m) as a likely Spring Carnival target for stable star Single Gaze, who has continued to recover well from injuries sustained during the autumn. Single Gaze returned to racing in peak condition this year; culminating in a maiden win at the…


Stocks Stakes

The 2015 Stocks Stakes is a premier Group 2 race for thoroughbreds conducted at the time-honoured Moonee Valley Racecourse at the track’s second Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival meeting.

The 2015 Stocks Stakes will be held on Friday night, October 2.

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Run over 1,600m under weight-for-age conditions, the Group 2 W H Stocks Stakes is worth a lucrative $200,000 in prizemoney and is a mares-only event open to horses four years and older.

The Stocks Stakes shares its race program with four other black type events. These are:

Betting Guide

Earlier weight-for-age showdowns that are good lead-up races for horses on way to the W H Stocks Stakes include the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield, the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) and the Group 2 Memsie Stakes (1400m).

A good betting tip is to watch the top performers in these start-of-season races as an indication for the W H Stocks Stakes and then do all of your wagering at an online bookmaker such as Ladbrokes.com.au and not at the TAB for the best odds.

The W H Stocks Stakes is a good preparatory race for horses heading towards more lucrative and prestigious events at Melbourne during spring including the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) in September.

The other race some of the higher quality W H Stocks Stakes runners may target is the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

Doomben Cup

(2020m)

Doomben

$500,000

3YO & Up WFA

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

Melbourne Cup

(3200m)

Flemington

$6,000,000

3YO QH

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