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AJ Moir Stakes Horse Race

The AJ Moir Stakes race is a major Group 1 horse race in Moonee Valley, Melbourne, Australia. it is run at Moonee Valley racecourse in September.

We’ve got all the info you need to bet on the AJ Moir Stakes. From race history to past winners, barrier stats and more, we’ve got you covered for the 2023 AJ Moir Stakes Group 1 at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne.

Race History

The AJ Moir Stakes was inaugurated in 1976 and was named after the former chairman of the Moonee Valley Racing Club.

From 2007 to 2014 it was extended to 1.200 metres but otherwise has always been a 1.000-metre race. It was upgraded from a Principal race to Group status in 1979, then further to Group 1 level in 2013.

AJ Moir Stakes Race Results 2020

Some great multiple winners such as Buffering and Black Caviar have taken this race in the past. The 2020 renewal produced another good winner too in Pippie. Here’s how the first four home lined up:

  1. Pippie (J: Damian Lane, T: Chris Meagher)
  2. Trekking (J: John Allen, T: James Cummings)
  3. Bella Vella (J: Jamie Kah, T: Will Clarken)
  4. Brooklyn Hustle (J: Mark Zahra, T: Jason Warren)

Past Winners

Some world-class sprinters have won the AJ Moir Stakes race over the years. Here are the last ten AJ Moir Stakes winners:

  • 2020 – Pippie
  • 2019 – Nature Strip
  • 2018 – Viddora
  • 2017 – She Will Reign
  • 2016 – Extreme Choice
  • 2015 – Buffering
  • 2014 – Buffering
  • 2013 – Samaready
  • 2012 – Buffering
  • 2011 – Black Caviar

Barrier Draw Statistics

Like with many races, the AJ Moir stakes betting is shaped partly around the barrier draw. The runners will take two crucial turns in the event, leading to the draw being crucial.

AJ Moir Stakes Race Winners by Barrier

Before taking any AJ Moir Stakes tips, check out how each barrier has performed since 1983:


While there have been multiple winners of the AJ Moir Stakes race up to barrier 9, that appears to be the limit in terms of holding onto any sort of advantage. Only 3/40 (7.5%) winners have started from a double-figure barrier.

How to Live Stream the 2022 AJ Moir Stakes Race

While some TV networks may cover the AJ Moir Stakes race via their associated apps, the best way to live stream the event is via a major online bookmaker.

The stream quality is top-notch and comes complete with commentary. You may need to have a funded account and/or place a bet on the race to watch. Check the T&C’s of your chosen bookie before you take part.


Your important questions answered about the 2023 AJ Moir Stakes race.

The next running is on Friday, September 22rd, 2023. Moir Stakes nominations will be known on Wednesday of race week.

The AJ Moir Stakes field will run for a total purse of $1,000,000.

The race is run over the sprint distance of 1.000 meters, or around 5 furlongs.

Learn more about other Group 1 races in Moonee Valley, Melbourne

If you are looking for group 1 horse races in Moonee Valley racecourse, have a look at the pages listed below to get more information.

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