The AAMI Vase is an exclusive three year old only Group 2 race that is held annually as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The event takes center stage at the Moonee Valley Racecourse in Victoria’s biggest city, Melbourne. Run over a distance of 2040M, the AAMI Vase is considered of one the high energy middle distance races. The race is today worth up to $200,000 in prize money and over the last few decades, the event has grown strength by strength to become one of the most popular races in Victoria.
The 2013 edition of the race has graciously won by the outstanding Savvy Nature who put up one of the most memorable performances of the Melbourne Spring to beat All Rigged Up and Pinstripe Lane to second and third respectively. Over the last few years, the AAMI Vase was actually known as the Mitchelton Wines Vase and in the 2014 edition of the Melbourne Spring Carnival the race will feature on the same day as the breathtaking WS Cox Plate which is the biggest race that comes at the Moonee Valley Racecourse.
For many horse trainers and jockeys, the AAMI Vase is the perfect build up for the AAMI Victoria Derby. Three year-olds that performed well in the Group 2 Stutt Stakes, The Group 3 Norman Robinson Stakes or the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas can consider taking on this race as the ideal progression from these three races. Whataboutyou was the last three year old to take home the AAMI Vase and the Stutt Stakes double back in 2008 with Helenus also completing the same success in 2006.
In 2006, Efficient produced a great performance to win the AAMI Vase on course towards a hard fought victory in the AAMI Victoria Derby a few weeks later. Since then, no horse has managed to replicate this success but Lion Tamer came so close in 2010 after finishing second in the AAMI Vase on course towards victory in the AAMI Victoria Derby. The AAMI Vase is always a great stage for high class racing and the event should be an ideal pick for horse racing fans across the country.
AAMI Vase recent winners & placegetters
|2014||Moonovermanhattan||Atmosphere||Go Indy Go||2:06.4|
|2013||Savvy Nature||All Rigged Up||Pinstripe Lane||2:05.0|
|2012||Super Cool||It’s A Dundeel||Viking Star||2:08.2|
|2010||Rekindled Interest||Lion Tamer||Hollowlea||2:07.0|
|2004||Plastered||Mr Martini||Count Ricardo||2:07.6|
|2003||Kempinsky||Elvstroem||Lifes A Bounty||2:07.1|
|2002||Helenus||Macedon Lady||Wild Heart||2:08.0|
|2001||Ustinov||Viking Ruler||Pure Theatre||2:06.3|
|2000||Skalato||Universal Prince||Sale Of Century||2:09.2|
|1999||Diatribe||Chief Scout||Cloth Of Gold||2:06.4|
|1997||Gold Guru||Mustang Red||Second Coming||2:06.2|
|1995||Donar||Peep On The Sly||El Qahiras Son||2:09.2|
|1994||Blevic||Northwood Plume||Wild Thunder||2:02.8|
|1993||Zaremba||Prie Of Rancho||Mahogany||2:06.1|
|1992||Kennys Best Pal||Kaaptive Edition||Shoeshine Henry||2:05.9|
|1991||Naturalism||Green Fever||Mac Robert||2:04.9|
|1990||Rockets Galore||What A Hit||Centro||2:09.1|
|1988||Big Grey Roo||Kings High||Oakwood||2:10.4|