The Australian Stakes Betting Odds



The Australia Stakes is a Group 1 Australian thoroughbred horse race in the Weight for Age category that is contested over a distance of 1200 meters. The race takes place at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne, in February of each year. The race used to be known as the William Reid Stakes from 1925, when the event originated, up until 1993. It was named after a Victorian Banker and Racehorse owner. Reid owned several prominent racehorses in the early 1900s including Uncle Sam, who placed third in the Melbourne Cup in 1912.

The race was renamed the Australia Made Stakes from 1994-1995, and became the Australia Stakes in 1996. Cape of Good Hope became the first overseas horse to win the race in 2005. Apache Cat won the event in both 2008 and 2009. Jockey Corey Brown rode the horse to victory in 2008, while Damien Oliver took the reins in 2009. The six-year-old gelding is trained by Greg Eurell. Between 1925 and 1972, the race was run over a distance of six furlongs (1207.0 meters), from 1973 onwards, the race has been contested at 1200 meters. It was a group 1 race until 1987 and then it became a group 2 event.



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