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The Surround Stakes is now a Group 1 race for three-year-old fillies held at Royal Randwick on Chipping Norton Stakes Day during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
2021 Surround Stakes Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
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The Surround Stakes is one of the newest Group 1 races in Australia, the event elevated from its former Group 2 status for the first time in 2018. The Surround Stakes is held towards the start of the prestigious Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival on Chipping Norton Stakes Day at Royal Randwick in late February or early March. The meeting is also headlined by the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) and features a host of other support races including the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes and Group 2 Skyline Stakes over the 1200m.
Run over 1400m, the Surround Stakes is a set weights race offering $500,000 in total prize money for three-year-old fillies. Fillies that previously contested the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) at Randwick earlier in the autumn may be looking for a step up in distance here on their way to some of the other lucrative carnival features, including taking on the boys in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) the following week. The 2019 Surround Stakes winner Nakeeta Jane went on to run third behind The Autumn Sun in the Randwick Guineas that year.
Other possible runs for Surround Stakes fillies later in the season include the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) against the older mares and the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill at the end of March.
The Surround Stakes 2021 takes place on Saturday February 27, 2021.
|2021 Surround Stakes|
|Date:||Saturday February 27, 2021|
|Track:||Royal Randwick Racecourse|
|Conditions:||3YO Fillies – Set Weights|
2021 Surround Stakes Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
2021 Surround Stakes Betting Odds
The latest Surround Stakes 2021 odds and betting prices on the season’s top three-year-old fillies will be available below as soon as markets are out at Ladbrokes.com.au.
2021 Surround Stakes Field
A line-up of the season’s best three-year-old fillies make up the Surround Stakes field each spring, even more so since the race gained Group 1 status for the first time in 2018. The fillies in the Surround Stakes field may come via lead-up runs in events like the Light Fingers Stakes a fortnight earlier at the track. Nakeeta Jane (2019) was the last filly to complete the Light Fingers – Surround Stakes double.
The 2021 Surround Stakes field is released on Wednesday February 24, 2021 and will be published in full below along with the Surround Stakes barrier draw.
The Surround Stakes 2021 field features a capacity line-up of talented fillies led in betting by the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Dame Giselle, while the Flight Stakes – Spring Champion Stakes double winner Montefilia resumes at double figures.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Probable Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||14x314113x||MONTEFILIA||David Payne||Hugh Bowman||11||56kg||106|
|2||114215×233||AWAY GAME||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Glen Boss||14||56kg||98|
|3||174x1114x4||DAME GISELLE||Peter & Paul Snowden||Tommy Berry||9||56kg||96|
|4||x2298x46x1||EVERY ROSE||Mark Newnham||Tom Sherry (a)||16||56kg||94|
|5||215x2227x7||HUNGRY HEART||Chris Waller||James McDonald||17||56kg||94|
|6||63×1331319||FORBIDDEN LOVE||Richard & Michael Freedman||Nash Rawiller||3||56kg||93|
|7||11×117152||NEVER TALK||Kris Lees||Jason Collett||7||56kg||90|
|8||622x4330x8||VANGELIC||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||8||56kg||87|
|9||1x3112x11||LA MEXICANA||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Tom Marquand||10||56kg||86|
|10||x285168x36||THERMOSPHERE||James Cummings||Ms Rachel King||5||56kg||86|
|11||23x21134x4||ELIZABEEL||John Sargent||Robbie Dolan||13||56kg||78|
|12||33111520×0||JOVIALITY||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||4||56kg||78|
|13||3477x60x49||PHILIZZY||Anthony Cummings||Andrew Adkins||2||56kg||73|
|14||3x2150x45||LOVE SENSATION||Kevin Corstens||Sam Clipperton||1||56kg||72|
|15||0x176644x||MIRAVALLE||Mark Newnham||Joshua Parr||6||56kg||68|
|16||54×14||EIGHT DIAMONDS||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Jay Ford||12||56kg||65|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2021 Surround Stakes Nominations
Nominations on the Surround Stakes in 2021 are taken the Monday of race week and will be updated in full below once announced.
The 2021 Surround Stakes nominations attracted 43 fillies including the Flight Stakes – Spring Champion Stakes double winner Montefilia and the popular Hungry Heart for Chris Waller.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||ADORABLE MISS||F||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|2||11x220x5||AIDENSFIELD||F||3||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes|
|3||52×5||ARTIC||F||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|4||1114215×23||AWAY GAME||F||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||98|
|5||8x4317x||BARGAIN (NZ)||F||3||Mark Newnham||59|
|7||61×3||CHASE MY CROWN||F||3||Joel & Wayne Wilkes|
|8||32x12310x||CHICA FUERTE||F||3||Anthony & Sam Freedman|
|9||174x1114x4||DAME GISELLE||F||3||Peter & Paul Snowden||96|
|10||4319x||DARLING DIAMOND||F||3||Mark Newnham||64|
|11||54×1||EIGHT DIAMONDS||F||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||65|
|13||1x2298x46x||EVERY ROSE||F||3||Mark Newnham||79|
|15||63×1331319||FORBIDDEN LOVE||F||3||Richard & Michael Freedman|
|16||155x34x32||HARMONIUM||F||3||Richard & Michael Freedman||64|
|17||22×1||HEAD ON UP||F||3||Richard & Michael Freedman||61|
|18||2x1011x6||HINDAAM (NZ)||F||3||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes|
|19||215x2227x||HUNGRY HEART||F||3||Chris Waller||94|
|20||3x1x1x||IMPECUNIOUS (NZ)||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|21||172×734481||ISLAND JOY (NZ)||F||3||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra|
|23||2121x||KAHMA LASS (NZ)||F||3||Jamie Richards||98|
|24||1x3112x11||LA MEXICANA||F||3||Anthony & Sam Freedman|
|25||9x650x233||LATIN LYRIC||F||3||Craig Carmody|
|26||3x2150x4||LOVE SENSATION||F||3||Kevin Corstens||65|
|27||1x||MAID OF IRON||F||3||Leon & Troy Corstens|
|30||11×11715||NEVER TALK||F||3||Kris Lees||78|
|31||51x1353x3||NICCI’S FLING||F||3||Gary Portelli||65|
|32||4x438x11x||ONLY WORDS (NZ)||F||3||Chris Waller||72|
|33||130x52221x||PERSONAL||F||3||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes|
|36||311||SHE CAN SING||F||3||Michael Costa||62|
|37||3×521||SHIVANI||F||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||65|
|39||2×1541||THUNDER PEAK||F||3||Michael Moroney|
|40||1622x4330x||VANGELIC||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||87|
|41||4121x||VICTORIA QUAY||F||3||Tony & Calvin McEvoy|
|42||1454621×00||YES BABY YES||F||3||Leon & Troy Corstens|
|43||0x141x||ZOU DANCER||F||3||Leon & Troy Corstens|
Surround Stakes History
First run in 1979 the Surround Stakes inaugural winner was Impede. The race began as a Group 3 event run over 1400m and although the distance has remained the same, the status of the event was elevated to Group 2 level in 1986. The Surround Stakes became a Group 1 race for the first time in 2018. For one year in 1990 the Surround Stakes was downgraded to a Group 3 race again but regained Group 2 status the following year in 1991.
Surround Stakes Winners
See below for the full Surround Stakes results dating back to 2000.
|1st||Probabeel||1 minute 21.36 seconds|
|1st||Nakeeta Jane||1 minute 21.82 seconds|
|3rd||El Dorado Dreaming|
|1st||Shoals||1 minute 23.46 seconds|
|1st||La Bella Diosa||1 minute 25.62 seconds|
|1st||Ghisoni||1 minute 21.3 seconds|
|3rd||Stay With Me|
|1st||First Seal||1 minute 22.9 seconds|
|1st||Thump||1 minute 23.57 seconds|
|1st||Dear Demi||1 minute 22.3 seconds|
|1st||Streama||1 minute 24.7 seconds|
|1st||Parables||1 minute 22.3 seconds|
|3rd||Rose Of Peace|
|1st||More Joyous||1 minute 23.64 seconds|
|1st||Portillo||1 minute 21.83 seconds|
|1st||Chinchilla Rose||1 minute 24.23 seconds|
|1st||Gold Edition||1 minute 22.38 seconds|
|1st||Regal Cheer||1 minute 22.87 seconds|
|1st||Lotteria||1 minute 22.85 seconds|
|1st||Only Words||1 minute 25.95 seconds|
|1st||Bollinger||1 minute 23.17 seconds|
|1st||Hosannah||1 minute 22.85 seconds|
|1st||On Type||1 minute 22.77 seconds|
|1st||Ad Alta||1 minute 24.04 seconds|