A J Moir Stakes

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A.J. Moir Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Moonee Valley Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
Inaugurated 1976
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor Charter Check Cramer (2016)
Race information
Distance 1,000 metres
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Weight Weight for Age
Purse $500,000 (2016)

The A J Moir Stakes is a Moonee Valley Racing Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race for horses aged three years old and over under Weight for age conditions, over a distance of 1000 metres, held at Moonee Valley Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia in late September. Prizemoney is A$500,000 and a $5,000 trophy.[1]

History[edit]

The A J Moir Stakes was named after former Chairman of the Moonee Valley Racing Club, long standing committeeman and well known Melbourne solicitor Sir Alan John Moir KCMG (1903–81) of the Melbourne establishment firm Gillott, Moir and Winneke - now MinterEllison.[2]

A lawyer, company director and racing administrator from 1948–67, Moir was a director of David Syme and Co Limited.[2] As a senior partner in the firm Gillott, Moir and Winneke he played an important role in the formation of Syme as a public company in 1948. The paper previously had been run by the Syme family trust.[2]

Alan John Moir was also a great grandson of former Victorian Premier, Sir Graham Berry and relative to Mr Henry Albert Underwood, of the Underwood racing family.

The AJ Moir Stakes was first run in 1976 and won by Scamanda.[1]

Elevated to Group 2 status in 1979, it has been won by many star sprinters, most notably Manikato, who became the second horse to pass $1 million in earnings when he won in 1982. Other top-line winners include the Judge (1978–79) and his sister Victoria Peak (1980), Special (1986), Placid Ark (1987), Spartacus (1996), Falvelon (2000), Spinning Hill (2002) and more recently Miss Andretti, Apache Cat and Black Caviar.[1]

For the 2013 running of the event the race was upgraded to Group 1 status and moved from the traditional Cox Plate Day card to be run under lights on Friday night before the AFL Grand Final.

Distance[edit]

  • 1976–2006 - 1000 metres
  • 2007–2014 - 1200 metres
  • 2015 - 1000 metres

Grade[edit]

  • 1976–1978 - Principal race
  • 1979–2012 - Group 2
  • 2013 onwards - Group 1

Name[edit]

  • 1976–1995 - A.J. Moir Stakes
  • 1996–2002 - Schweppes Stakes
  • 2003–2006 - Schweppervescence Stakes[3]
  • 2006–2011 - Schweppes Stakes
  • 2012 onwards - A.J. Moir Stakes

Winners[edit]

† Deadheat

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Winners and Past Results for the A J Moir Stakes". Pro Group Racing Australia. 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Former race chief, lawyer dies". The Age. Google News. 29 December 1981. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "2003 Result – Schweppervescence Stakes (held 25 October 2003)". Racing Vic (Aus.). Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "2016 Result – Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stks (held 30 September 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "2015 Result – City Jeep A.J. Moir Stakes (held 2 October 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "2014 Result – City Jeep A.J. Moir Stakes (held 26 September 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "2013 Result – Programmed Moir Stakes (held 27 September 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "2012 Result – Spotless A.J. Moir Stakes (held 28 September 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "2011 Result – Schweppes Stakes (held 22 October 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "2010 Result – Schweppes Stakes (held 23 October 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "2009 Result – Schweppes Stakes (held 24 October 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "2008 Result – Schweppes Stakes (held 25 October 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "2007 Result – Schweppes Stakes (held 27 October 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "2006 Result – Schweppervescence Stakes (held 28 October 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  15. ^ "2005 Result – Schweppervescence Stakes (held 22 October 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  16. ^ "2004 Result – Schweppervescence Stakes (held 23 October 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  17. ^ "2002 Result – Schweppes Stks (held 26 October 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  18. ^ "2001 Result – Schweppes Stks (held 27 October 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  19. ^ "2000 Result – Schweppes Stks (held 28 October 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  20. ^ "1999 Result – Schweppes Stks (held 23 October 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  21. ^ "1998 Result – Schweppes Stks (held 24 October 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  22. ^ "1997 Result – A.J. Moir Stks (held 25 October 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  23. ^ "1996 Result – A.J. Moir Stakes (held 26 October 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  24. ^ "1995 Result – A.J. Moir Stakes (held 28 October 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  25. ^ "1994 Result – A.J. Moir Stks (held 22 October 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  26. ^ "1993 Result – A.J. Moir Stks (held 23 October 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  27. ^ "1992 Result – A.J. Moir Stakes (held 24 October 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  28. ^ "1991 Result – A.J. Moir Stks (held 26 October 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  29. ^ "1990 Result – A J Moir Stks (held 27 October 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  30. ^ "1989 Result – A.J. Moir Stks (held 28 October 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  31. ^ "1988 Result – A.J. Moir Stks (held 22 October 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  32. ^ "1987 Result – A.J. Moir Stks (held 24 October 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  33. ^ "1986 Result – A.J. Moir Stks (held 25 October 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  34. ^ "1985 Result – A.J. Moir Stks (held 26 October 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  35. ^ "1984 Result – A.J. Moir Stks (held 27 October 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  36. ^ "1983 Result – A.J. Moir Stks (held 22 October 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 September 2015.