Alister Clark Stakes

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Alister Clark Stakes
Group 2 race
Location Moonee Valley Racecourse, Melbourne
Inaugurated 1939
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor William Hill (2017)
Race information
Distance 2,040 metres
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Set weights
colts and geldings – 57 kg
fillies 55 kg
Purse $200,000 (2017)

The Alister Clark Stakes is a Moonee Valley Racing Club Group 2 Thoroughbred horse race, for three-year-olds, at Set Weights, over a distance of 2040 metres, held annually usually at Moonee Valley Racecourse, Melbourne on a Friday night in March.[1] Total prize money for the race is A$200,000.

History[edit]

The race is named after Alister Clark, the foundation chairman of the Moonee Valley Racing Club and master of Oaklands Hunt Club from 1901 to 1908.[2] He was also the pre-eminent Australian rose breeder of the twentieth century.[2]

The race was first run in 1939 and has had changes in distance and grade. The race at times has been a Weight-for-age event for 3-year olds and over as evident in 1977 when champion three-year-old filly Surround won the race.[3]

Grade[edit]

  • 1939–1977 was a Principal race
  • 1979 onwards Group 2

Distance[edit]

  • 1939–1947 – 1 mile (~1600 metres)
  • 1948–1963 – 1 14 miles (~2000 metres)
  • 1964–1972 – 1 mile (~1600 metres)
  • 1973–1986 – 1600 metres
  • 1987–1994 – 2040 metres
  • 1995 – 2000 metres
  • 1996–1997 – 2040 metres
  • 1998–2000 – 1600 metres
  • 2001 – 1509 metres
  • 2002–2010 – 1600 metres
  • 2011 onwards – 2040 metres

Venue[edit]

In 1995 the event was held at Flemington.

Winners[edit]

  • 2017 - Hardham[4]
  • 2016 - Tally[5]
  • 2015 – Chill Party[6]
  • 2014 – Pheidon[7]
  • 2013 – Philippi[8][9]
  • 2012 – Highly Recommended[10]
  • 2011 – Domesky[11]
  • 2010 – Linton[12]
  • 2009 – Pre Eminence[13]
  • 2008 – Sound Journey[14]
  • 2007 – Casino Prince[15]
  • 2006 – Spinney[16]
  • 2005 – Lieutenant[17]
  • 2004 – Speedy King[18]
  • 2003 – Titanic Jack[19]
  • 2002 – Royal Code[20]
  • 2001 – Mr. Murphy[21]
  • 2000 – Pins[22]
  • 1999 – Dignity Dancer[23]
  • 1998 – Zonda[24]
  • 1997 – Flak Jacket[25]
  • 1996 – Scenic Royale[26]
  • 1995 – Blevic[27]
  • 1994 – Tristalove[28]
  • 1993 – Sarason[29]
  • 1992 – Naturalism[30]
  • 1991 – Durbridge[31]
  • 1990 – Zabeel[32]
  • 1989 – Bar Landy[33]
  • 1988 – Flotilla[34]
  • 1987 – Vo Rogue[35]
  • 1986 – Lockley's Tradition[36]
  • 1985 – King Phoenix[37]
  • 1984 – Penny Edition[38]
  • 1983 – My Evita[39]
  • 1982 – Fearless Pride
  • 1981 – My Brown Jug
  • 1980 – Bit of a Skite
  • 1979 – Family of Man
  • 1978 – race not held
  • 1977 – †Family of Man / Surround[3]
  • 1976 – Leica Show
  • 1975 – race not held
  • 1974 – Toltrice
  • 1973 – The Frigate
  • 1972 – Upstairs
  • 1971 – Tauto
  • 1970 – Cyron
  • 1969 – Begonia Belle
  • 1968 – Heroic Stone
  • 1967 – race not held
  • 1966 – Bowl King
  • 1965 – Sir Dane
  • 1964 – Sometime
  • 1963 – Sometime
  • 1962 – Aquanita
  • 1961 – Dhaulagiri
  • 1960 – Stormy Passage
  • 1959 – Wiggle
  • 1958 – Baron Boissier
  • 1957 – Mac's Amber
  • 1956 – Glitzern
  • 1955 – St. Joel
  • 1954 – Gallant Archer
  • 1953 – Hydrogen
  • 1952 – Step Aside
  • 1951 – Chicquita
  • 1950 – Comic Court
  • 1949 – Filipino
  • 1948 – Money Moon
  • 1947 – St. Fairy
  • 1946 – Reperio
  • 1945 – Simmering
  • 1944 – Lilette
  • 1943 – Athol Belle
  • 1942 – ‡Tranquil Star / Prince Ronald
  • 1941 – Zonda
  • 1940 – Pure Gold
  • 1939 – Amiable

† Dead heat
‡ Race run in Divisions[40]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners and Past Results for the Alister Clark Stakes". Pro Group Racing Australia. 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b H. E. Rundle (1981). "Clark, Alister – Australian Dictionary of Biography". Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 8, (MUP). Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Mooney Valley (Official results)". The Age, Melbourne. Google News Digitized. 28 March 1977. p. 27 (column 1). Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "2017 Result – William Hill Alister Clark (held 17 March 2017)". breednet.com. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "2016 Result – William Hill Alister Clark (held 18 March 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "2015 Result – William Hill Alister Clark Stks (held 20 March 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "2014 Result – Sportingbet Alister Clark Stks (held 14 March 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "2013 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 15 March 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Peter Gelegotis Fined; Hvasstan Disqualifed". Racing and Sports. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "2012 Result – Top Cut Alister Clark Stks (held 16 March 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "2011 Result – Top Cut Alister Clark Stakes (held 18 March 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "2010 Result – Top Cut Alister Clark Stakes (held 13 February 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "2009 Result – Top Cut Alister Clark Stakes (held 14 February 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "2008 Result – Alister Clark Stakes (held 16 February 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "2007 Result – Top Cut Alister Clark Stks (held 17 February 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "2006 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 18 February 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "2005 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 19 February 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  18. ^ "2004 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 20 March 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  19. ^ "2003 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 22 March 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  20. ^ "2002 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 23 March 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "2001 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 3 February 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  22. ^ "2000 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 10 February 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  23. ^ "1999 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 6 February 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  24. ^ "1998 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 7 February 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  25. ^ "1997 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 15 March 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  26. ^ "1996 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 16 March 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  27. ^ "1995 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 18 March 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  28. ^ "1994 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 19 March 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  29. ^ "1993 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 13 March 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  30. ^ "1992 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 14 March 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  31. ^ "1991 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 16 March 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  32. ^ "1990 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 17 March 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  33. ^ "1989 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 18 March 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  34. ^ "1988 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 19 March 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  35. ^ "1987 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 14 March 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  36. ^ "1986 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 15 March 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  37. ^ "1985 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 16 March 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  38. ^ "1984 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 17 March 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  39. ^ "1983 Result – Alister Clark Stks (held 19 March 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  40. ^ "TRANQUIL STAR AT THE VALLEY – Saul's Return To Form – including (Official results)". The Advertiser. Trove Digitized Newspapers. 29 March 1942. p. 7 (column 3). Retrieved 5 March 2013.