Moonga Stakes 2021

Saturday October 16, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Moonga Stakes serves as a nice lead-up into the Group 1 Cantala Stakes field.

The Moonga Stakes is a Group 3 support race on the Caulfield Cup Day card at Caulfield Racecourse in mid-late October each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The meeting is headlined by the Group 1 $5 million Caulfield Cup (2400m) and features a host of other Group status support races including the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes, Group 2 Caulfield Sprint, Group 3 Caulfield Classic, Group 3 Ethereal Stakes and the Moonga Stakes.

Run over 1400m under set weights plus penalties, the Moonga Stakes is open to horses aged four-years-old and above and offers $200,000 in prize money.

The Moonga Stakes serves as a potential lead-up into the Group 1 Kennedy Cantala Stakes (1600m) held at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day. Boban (2013) was the last galloper to complete the Moonga Stakes – Cantala Stakes double.

The latest edition of the Moonga Stakes ran on Saturday October 16, 2021 and was won by the favourite Buffalo River. 

2021 Moonga Stakes Results

The full Moonga Stakes 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 16, 2021.

  • 1st: #8 Buffalo River ($2.70F)
  • 2nd: #10 King Magnus
  • 3rd: #4 Justacanta

Moonga Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 16, 2021
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 4YOs & Upwards – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1982

Moonga Stakes Betting

Moonga Stakes betting markets favour in-form spring gallopers with good lead-up form in races like the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m). Streets Of Avalon (4th in 2019) was the last Moonga Stakes winner to come via the Sir Rupert having also run an 11th in the Toorak Handicap in between.

Buffalo River ($2.70 in 2021) was the last Moonga Stakes betting favourite to get the job done.

2021 Moonga Stakes Odds

The season’s latest Moonga Stakes 2021 odds and links to our Moonga Stakes betting markets will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for the best prices on the Kennedy Cantala-bound horses this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Moonga Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Moonga Stakes Tips

Good Moonga Stakes tips include looking for horses coming off a top three run in Group company especially any Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes graduates, runners with winning form over the 1400m distance and those getting in well in the weights.

2021 Moonga Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Moonga Stakes 2021 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the runners to back and sack in the Caulfield Cup Day showdown this spring.

  • To Win: #5 Gaulois ($14 at time of publish)

Going for a bit of value, especially if the rain comes and we get a Heavy track, with Gaulois three-from-three in the wet. Fred Kersley has been riding well and this horse can surprise and improve on some average lead-up runs carrying more weight but not too far beaten.

Moonga Stakes Field

The Moonga Stakes field attracts a collection of the season’s exciting miler types that may be eyeing a Derby Day run in the Kennedy Cantala.

The Moonga Stakes final field is announced the Wednesday of race week following the nominations taken the Monday leading-up to Caulfield Cup Day.

2021 Moonga Stakes Field

The official Moonga Stakes 2021 Final Field & Barriers will be released on the Wednesday of race week and detailed in full below so stay tuned to see what older horses make the starting line-up.

Last start Group 2 Gilgai Stakes runner-up and top-weight Zoutori headlines the Moonga Stakes 2021 final field and betting for Caulfield Cup Day this weekend.

2021 Moonga Stakes Nominations

The Moonga Stakes 2021 Nominations are first taken on the Monday leading-up to Caulfield Cup week and the full list of early entries will be available below once released.

Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerHcp Rating
111x740x59xARCADIA PRINCEG7Amy McDonald
26007x86x02BEGOOD TOYA MOTHERG7Daniel Bowman99
303x2340x02BUFFALO RIVER (USA)G6Michael Moroney101
468346×4268GAULOISG7James Cummings98
5413112570xHANG MAN (IRE)G8Michael Moroney103
6582163×061JUSTACANTA (NZ)G8Patrick Payne95
72121x0x81KAHMA LASS (NZ)M4Jamie Richards104
8381x6602x1KEMENTARIG7James Cummings110
916×0211224KING MAGNUSG6Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock93
101x811331x2LORD VLADIVOSTOK (NZ)G5Michael Hickmott90
111x370x6500MAN OF PEACEG9Matthew Dale96
12x431020x65MORVADAG8Peter Jolly95
133112x26x52PRIDE OF JENNIM4Symon Wilde80
141114×93506REGARDSMAREEG5Nick Ryan92
15146x243x83RIDDLE ME THATG5Matt Laurie95
1612x1235x11SIRILEO MISSM4Symon Wilde84
17x1167x2875STREETS OF AVALONG7Shane Nichols109
1851267313×0VASSILATOR (NZ)G6Colin Little & Matthew Lindsay101
1914x7140x42ZOUTORIG6Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra113

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Moonga Stakes Form Guide

The Moonga Stakes form guide gives punters all the crucial information from trainers, jockeys and barriers to the lead-up runs and track / distance records of the horses in the race.

2021 Moonga Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Moonga Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be available for punters the week of the race.

Moonga Stakes Results

The Moonga Stakes results are confirmed on Caulfield Cup Day and detail the Moonga Stakes winner, winning margin and time along with the placegetters in the Moonga Stakes trifecta.

Notable Moonga Stakes winners include the Vo Rogue (1988), Rough Habit (1992), Boban (2013), Voodoo Lad (2016) and Streets Of Avalon (2019).

Moonga Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021 Moonga Stakes 1st Buffalo River 1 minute 24.43 seconds
2nd King Magnus
3rd Justacanta
2020 Moonga Stakes 1st Wild Planet 1 minute 24.83 seconds
2nd Morrissy
3rd Fifty Stars
2019 Moonga Stakes 1st Streets Of Avalon 1 minute 23.94 seconds
2nd Variation
3rd Royal Meeting
2018 Moonga Stakes 1st Sircconi 1 minute 24.97 seconds
2nd Dreamforce
3rd Perast
2017 Moonga Stakes 1st Ulmann 1 minute 23.44 seconds
2nd Burning Front
3rd Echo Effect
2016 Moonga Stakes 1st Voodoo Lad 1 minute 25.54 seconds
2nd Under The Louvre
3rd Coronation Shallan
2015 Moonga Stakes 1st Vashka 1 minute 23.27 seconds
2nd Under The Louvre
3rd Coronation Shallan
2014 Moonga Stakes 1st Lucky Hussler 1 minute 23.5 seconds
2nd Under The Louvre
3rd Generalife
2013 Moonga Stakes 1st Boban 1 minute 23.8 seconds
2nd Strawberry Boy
3rd Galah
2012 Moonga Stakes 1st Whateverwhenever 1 minute 23.7 seconds
2nd King’s Rose
3rd McClintock
2011 Moonga Stakes 1st Love Conquers All 1 minute 21.9 seconds
2nd Albert The Fat
3rd Pinwheel
2010 Moonga Stakes 1st Rothera 1 minute 25.8 seconds
2nd Sniper’s Bullet
3rd Jungle Ruler
2009 Moonga Stakes 1st McClintock 1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Rightfully Yours
3rd Kiloton
2008 Moonga Stakes 1st Royal Discretion 1 minute 23.6 seconds
2nd Turffontein
3rd Stickpin
2007 Moonga Stakes 1st Lord Of The Dance 1 minute 22.6 seconds
2nd Polish Clown
3rd Solar Secret
2006 Moonga Stakes 1st Perfectly Ready 1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd Live In Vain
3rd Caprizzi Strip
2005 Moonga Stakes 1st Volitant 1 minute 21.3 seconds
2nd Yell
3rd Shadow
2004 Moonga Stakes 1st Amtrak 1 minute 24.6 seconds
2nd Pink Fit
3rd Monahan Tweed
2003 Moonga Stakes 1st Thorn Park 1 minute 22.5 seconds
2nd Lord Volksraad
3rd Regal Roller
2002 Moonga Stakes 1st Assertive Lad 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd El Nino
3rd Prince Rubiton
2001 Moonga Stakes 1st Flavour 1 minute 24.8 seconds
2nd Inspire
3rd Make Mine Magic
2000 Moonga Stakes 1st Cellar 1 minute 21.8 seconds
2nd Hire
3rd Weasel Will