Stocks Stakes News

Only seven runners have been confirmed in the final field for Friday’s Group 2 Stocks Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Amanpour broke through for a maiden Group 1 victory over the distance in…


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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