William Reid Stakes Horse Race

Last Updated 26 Jul 2021 | Commercial content | 18+

The William Reid Stakes race is one of the top sprints in Australia. It is part of the group 1 horse races in Moonee Valley. Staged at Moonee Valley racecourse, the event is run on March and was known in the past as the Australia Stakes.

We have all the information you need on the William Reid Stakes. The history, past winners and barrier stats are here as we look forward to the latest Group 1 William Reid.

Race History

Inaugurated in 1925, the William Reid Stakes was named for Moonee Valley Racing Club committee member William Reid, originally from Scotland.

Always a sprint race over either six furlongs or 1200 meters since the metric system was adopted, this event has been taken by some genuine champions.

Manikato won the race five times in a row, while both Miss Andretti and Black Caviar won the William Reid before heading off to Royal Ascot in England where they were again successful.

William Reid Stakes Race Results 2021

Take a look at the first four past the line in the 2021 William Reid:

  1. Masked Crusader (J: William Pike, T: Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes)
  2. Portland Sky (J: Mark Zahra, T: Matt Laurie)
  3. Libertini (J: Tommy Berry, T: Anthony Cummings)
  4. September Run (J: Craig Williams, T: Chris Waller)

Past Winners

Some of the great names in sprinting have taken this race. Here are the last ten winners of the William Reid Stakes:

  • 2021 – Masked Crusader
  • 2020 – Loving Gaby
  • 2019 – Sunlight
  • 2018 – Hellbent
  • 2017 – Silent Sedition
  • 2016 – Flamberge
  • 2015 – Lucky Hussler
  • 2014 – Spirit Of Boom
  • 2013 – Black Caviar
  • 2012 – Foxwedge

Barrier Draw Statistics

When the final field is known for the 2022 William Reid Stakes race, the barrier draw becomes crucial. With two important turns to take, the final field barrier draw is a major betting tool.

William Reid Stakes Race Winners by Barrier

Here is how the field barrier draw has affected William Reid since 1983:

Barrier Wins
1 7
2 5
3 4
4 3
5 5
6 5
7 2
8 2
9 3
10 2

While all ten barriers have produced winners, it’s obvious that chances are lessened from barrier 7 upwards. That’s something all punters should keep in mind.

How to Live Stream the 2022 William Reid Stakes Race

The easiest way to grab a live stream of the William Reid Stakes race is via a top online bookmaker. Along with the Melbourne Cup and some of the major Sydney races, major bookies offer live odds and streamed coverage as long as you have a funded account or place a bet.


Your important questions about the William Reid Stakes race answered.

When is the William Reid Stakes Race 2022?

The next running of this race is on Friday, March 18th, 2022.

What is the Prize Money for the William Reid Stakes Race?

The William Reid Stakes field will chase down a total purse of $500,000.

How Long is the William Reid Stakes Race?

The event is run over the sprint distance of 1200 meters, roughly six furlongs in old money.

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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