Taking place towards the end of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival is William Reid Stakes Day. The day is the premier autumn event for Moonee Valley Racing Club and is held annually in late March. The race card is headlined by the $500,000 Group 1 William Reid Stakes, a weight-for-age sprint event over the 1200m distance. Also run on the day is the Group 2 Sunline Stakes, another weight-for-age event for fillies and mares.
The day is named in the honour of a former committee member of the Moonee Valley Racing Club, William Reid. He was also the owner of a number of prominent racehorses in the early 1900s, including dual Caulfield Cup winner Uncle Sam. The William Reid Stakes meeting dates back to 1925 when won by Night Patrol, which also won again the following year.
|RACE NAME||STATUS||PRIZE MONEY||DISTANCE||RACE TYPE|
|WILLIAM REID STAKES||GR 1||$500,000||1200M||WFA|
|SUNLINE STAKES||GR 2||$200,000||1600M||F&M WFA|