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2015 March 27 55 Second Challenge F

The Jeep 55 Second Challenge is a pure test of speed over 955 metres.

The barriers are positioned in the 1000 metre chute and the challenge will be to see which horse can break the 55 second mark across the City Jeep Night Racing Season.

On each of the night meetings in season 2014/15, Moonee Valley Racing Club staged a Jeep 55 Second Challenge heat, with each heat carrying minimum prize money of $55,000.

In 2014/15 season, trainer Brent Stanley led the Jeep 55 Second Challenge since December with the outstanding time of 55.08 seconds set by Beach Front over the 955 metres. Brent won a Jeep Grand Cherokee valued at $70,000 after the last heat on Friday 27 March as the time remained the quickest of the series.

We thank Jeep for their continued support of racing at The Valley.

Jeep 55 Second Challenge Season Winners

2014 / 15 - Beach Front (Brent Stanley)  - 55.08
2013 / 14 - Minaj (Anthony Freedman)  - 55.36
2012 / 13 - Vatican (Byron Cozamanis) - 54.69*
2011 / 12 - General Truce (Ricky Maund) - 55.26
2010 / 11 - La Bella Roo (Peter Boynton) - 55.48

*Race Record

2014/15 Heats

Date Race Winner Trainer Time
Fri 26 Sept Open Handicap Solsay M.Kent 56.19
Fri 3 Oct BM84 Handicap Consorting M.Kent 56.20
Fri 24 Oct BM84 Handicap Diamond Oasis J.Pride 55.88
Fri 31 Oct BM70 Handicap Sweet Emily P.Sweeney 55.35
Fri 14 Nov Open Handicap Let's Rock'n'roll D.Weir 55.34
Fri 21 Nov BM78 Handicap Sweet Emily P.Sweeney 55.18
Fri 5 Dec BM78 Handicap Hotel Sierra D.Weir 55.76
Fri 12 Dec 3YO & Up F&M Handicap Beach Front B.Stanley 55.08
Fri 19 Dec 3YO BM70 Handicap Bullpit D.O'Brien 55.91
Fri 30 Jan 3YO & Up F&M Handicap Tawteen Hayes & Dabernig 55.76
Fri 6 Feb BM78 Handicap Fab Fevola D. Binaisse 55.11
Fri 20 Feb BM84 Handicap Nordic Empire M. Price 55.58
Fri 27 Feb BM90 Handicap The Bowler R.Smerdon 55.51
Fri 20 Mar 3YO & Up F&M BM84 Handicap Pathways E.Jusufovic 55.96
Fri 27 Mar Open Handicap Platelet D. Weir 55.60