One of the feature sprint races in Australia, the William Reid Stakes is held at Moonee Valley every March. It’s a Friday night meeting, which attracts punters to bet on the Group 1 feature.
William Reid Stakes Betting Tips
We will have final-field tips for the William Reid Stakes when it is released three days prior to the running, however, punters can bet into the market around four months before the William Reid Stakes is run.
Bookmakers offer a comprehensive 2020 William Reid Stakes market with all the major runners covered.
William Reid Stakes Odds
Bookmakers don’t currently have any odds available for the 2020 William Reid Stakes but we will update them when they are released.
William Reid Stakes Bookmaker Offers
William Reid Stakes History
First run in 1925, the William Reid Stakes has since been won by Australia’s champion sprinters.
Despite undergoing some name changes throughout history, it has been called the William Reid Stakes since 2010.
Named after William Reid, a former committee member of the Moonee Valley Racing Club, the William Reid Stakes has stayed true as one of Australia’s most popular sprint races.
Being held on a Friday night is a good way to attract not only punters, but also the best thoroughbreds.
Manikato won the William Reid Stakes in five consecutive years from 1979 to 1983. That’s a feat that will likely never be emulated.
Champions to win since then have included Vo Rogue, Miss Andretti, Apache Cat and Black Caviar – who won it twice in 2011 and 2013.
There has been only one international horse to win when Cape of Good Hope won in 2005. The Hong Kong-based runner was too good for a quality field at Moonee Valley.
William Reid Stakes Field
The field for the 2020 William Reid Stakes won’t be confirmed until mid-March when RISA releases the final field, barrier draw and weights.
The William Reid Stakes field consists of around 14 runners, with The Valley being a tight track.
The field is determined by prize money, class and various other handicapping factors.
William Reid Stakes Form Guide
The William Reid Stakes has been kind to favourite punters over the years. Of course, there have been some upset results but favourites have a good record.
Sunlight, Black Caviar, Apache Cat and Miss Andretti were all well-favoured when winning.
It’s tough to label a form race for the William Reid Stakes as it’s run before The Championships.
Held on the final day of the Melbourne Autumn Carnival, many runners use it as a run before the Sydney Autumn Carnival starts.
Punters should look for previous form at Moonee Valley, as it’s a horses-for-courses track.
William Reid Stakes Previous Winners
|2014||Spirit of Boom|
|2006||Virage De Fortune|
|2005||Cape of Good Hope|
William Reid Stakes Live Streaming
Punters can livestream the William Reid Stakes at Beteasy or bet365. The Australian-based bookmakers shows all Australian and New Zealand racing live and all you need to do is have a positive account balance.
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William Reid Stakes Race Schedule
Below are the dates, times and betting schedule for the William Reid Stakes and the 7 supporting races on the big card.
|Date||March 20, 2020|
The William Reid Stakes is one of 8 quality betting races, which also includes the Sunline Stakes and Alexandra Stakes
Friday night racing is always popular with punters in Australia.
- Race 1: Ascend Sales Trophies Plate
- Race 2: Valley Pearl
- Race 3: Rating 70
- Race 4: Rating 70
- Race 5: 55 Second Challenge
- Race 6: Alexandra Stakes
- Race 7: William Reid Stakes
- Race 8: Sunline Stakes
William Reid Stakes Barrier Draw
We will have all barrier draws available when the draw is done during the week of the 2020 William Reid Stakes.
The barrier draw is a big tool used by punters to make their early bets.
2019 William Reid Stakes Result
1st – Sunlight
2nd - Spright
3rd - Ellicazoom
Three-year-old filly Sunlight showed why she’s the champion filly of the season when scoring a ¾-length win over Spright.
2019 William Reid Stakes Replay
The 2019 William Reid Stakes replay shows Sunlight showing her class when beating the older runners.
William Reid Stakes FAQ
When is the 2020 William Reid Stakes?
The 2020 William Reid Stakes runs on Friday March 20, 2020.
How long is the William Reid Stakes?
The sprinting contest is run over 1200m.
Where is the William Reid Stakes held?
The William Reid Stakes is held at Moonee Valley, which is located in Melbourne, Australia.
What time does the William Reid Stakes run?
The William Reid Stakes is held at 9:30pm.
Who won the 2019 William Reid Stakes?
Sunlight won the 2019 William Reid Stakes.
Who won the 2018 William Reid Stakes?
What’s the prize money for the 2020 William Reid Stakes?
$500,000 is the total prize pool for the 2020 William Reid Stakes.