2016 McEwen Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

McEwen Stakes

The 2016 McEwen Stakes is a Group 2 horse race held every September at Melbourne’s Moonee Valley Racecourse. The McEwen Stakes is an open weight for age event which takes place over the sprint distance of 1000 metres. Offering $200,000 in prizemoney, the McEwen Stakes was named in honour of the Moonee Valley Racing Club secretary Ian McEwen. The race is sometimes referred to as the Ian McEwen Trophy.

The 2016 McEwen Stakes will take place on September 3rd, 2016.

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Traditionally, the McEwen Stakes draws in strong sprinters and is held on Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Day. Alongside the McEwen Stakes are two other black type races, the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) and the listed Chandler Macleod Stakes (1200m).

Race Information

Date: September 5, 2015
Racecourse: Moonee Valley Racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1000 metres
Race Type: Weight For Age
Group Listing: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

BTC Cup

(1200m)

Doomben

$400,000

WFA

Group 1

The Goodwood

(1200m)

Morphettville

$350,000

SWP

Group 1

Melbourne Cup 2015

(3200m)

Flemington

$6,000,000

3YO QH

The McEwen Stakes – History & Betting

The McEwen Stakes is a relatively new addition to the Australian horse racing calendar, first run in 1997 as a Listed event where Another Excuse claimed the initial honours. It was raised to Group 3 stature in 2006, and then upgraded to Group 2 in 2013.

When it comes to betting on the McEwen Stakes, runners which have performed well at Moonee Valley over the same sprint distance tend to do well. For punters who like to wager on the McEwen Stakes, there is no better place to do so than online with reputable bookies such as Ladbrokes.com.au. The ease with which you are able to bet online cannot be beaten – no more waiting for the TAB to open, just sit in the comfort of your own home. Another useful tactic is to check out previous winners of the race, and we have listed them with the times they recorded. That way you can see what traits winners had and if any of this year’s hopefuls have the same characteristics.

McEwen stakes News

Ten sprinters will line up for the Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Heatherly has returned to racing in typically smart form this time and remains a clear $2.90 favourite…