Surround Stakes

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.

2018 Surround Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Shoals
  • 2nd: #7 Torvill
  • 3rd: #5 Rimraam



The Surround Stakes is at 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.

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 2018 took place on Saturday March 3, 2018, running as a Group 1 race for the first time and won by Shoals.

2018 Surround Stakes
Date: Saturday March 3, 2018
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
Weight: 56kg
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000
Inaugurated: 1979

2018 Surround Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Shoals
  • 2nd: #7 Torvill
  • 3rd: #5 Rimraam

See below for the official Surround Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the return to Group 1 winning form by the spring’s Myer Classic champion Shoals who scored the upset over fellow double-figure roughies Torvill ($18) and Rimraam ($26) in a juicy trifecta.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 1 SHOALS Anthony Freedman Joshua Parr 4 56kg $13
2 7 TORVILL Clarry Conners Christian Reith 0.5L 11 56kg $18
3 5 RIMRAAM (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 0.7L 3 56kg $26
3 6 SHUMOOKH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 0.7L 1 56kg $4
5 10 MOSS TRIP Peter & Paul Snowden Brenton Avdulla 1.5L 2 56kg $20
6 2 ALIZEE James Cummings Glyn Schofield 1.8L 10 56kg $2.70F
7 11 TOUCH OF MINK Matthew Smith Ms Rachel King (a) 2.5L 8 56kg $101
8 9 YULONG XINGSHENG Kris Lees Jeff Lloyd 3.7L 6 56kg $51
9 3 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Hugh Bowman 3.8L 9 56kg $9.50
10 4 FROLIC Edward O’Rourke Jason Collett 4.7L 5 56kg $9
11 8 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Jay Ford 7.6L 7 56kg $12

2018 Surround Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #2 Alizee
  • 2nd: #3 Melody Belle
  • 3rd: #5 Rimraam

Check out our insider Surround Stakes 2018 Tips & Betting Update now.

2018 Surround Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Surround Stakes 2018 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.

2018 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.

The 2018 Surround Stakes field is released on Wednesday February 28, 2018 and will be published in full below along with the Surround Stakes barrier draw.

The official Surround Stakes 2018 Final Field attracted 11 fillies including the short-priced favourite Alizee drawn wide in gate 10 and coming off a lead-up Light Fingers Stakes win.

Read more on the Alizee-led 2018 Surround Stakes Field.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 111x1221x8 SHOALS Anthony Freedman Joshua Parr 4 56kg 106
2 5x124113x1 ALIZEE James Cummings Glyn Schofield 10 56kg 105
3 1x110x3615 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Hugh Bowman 9 56kg 101
4 221127×4 FROLIC Edward O’Rourke Jason Collett 5 56kg 100
5 2x221237x1 RIMRAAM (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 3 56kg 86
6 122 SHUMOOKH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1 56kg 84
7 x0212310x3 TORVILL Clarry Conners Christian Reith 11 56kg 83
8 72x111x UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Jay Ford 7 56kg 78
9 1x44241x9 YULONG XINGSHENG Kris Lees Jeff Lloyd 6 56kg 76
10 1x623x131 MOSS TRIP Peter & Paul Snowden Brenton Avdulla 2 56kg 73
11 643x3253x2 TOUCH OF MINK Matthew Smith Ms Rachel King (a) 8 56kg

2018 Surround Stakes Nominations

The 2018 Surround Stakes nominations close on Monday February 26, 2018 and will be published in full below once announced by Racing NSW.

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.

See below for the full Surround Stakes results dating back to 2000.

Surround Stakes Records
Race Record: 1:21.6 set by Glenview in 1989
Most Successful Jockey: D. Beadman has won three Surround Stakes, with Ochiltree (1990), Ad Alta (2000) and Hosannah (2002).

Surround Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Surround Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Surround Stakes
1st Shoals 1 minute 23.46 seconds
2nd Torvill
3rd Rimraam
2017
Surround Stakes
1st La Bella Diosa 1 minute 25.62 seconds
2nd Omei Sword
3rd Global Glamour
2016
Surround Stakes
1st Ghisoni 1 minute 21.3 seconds
2nd Single Gaze
3rd Stay With Me
2015
Surround Stakes
1st First Seal 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd Supara
3rd Slightly Sweet
2014
Surround Stakes
1st Thump 1 minute 23.57 seconds
2nd Real Surreal
3rd Lucia Valentina
2013
Surround Stakes
1st Dear Demi 1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd Driefontein
3rd Longport
2012
Surround Stakes
1st Streama 1 minute 24.7 seconds
2nd Sea Siren
3rd Hallowell Belle
2011
Surround Stakes
1st Parables 1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd Red Tracer
3rd Rose Of Peace
2010
Surround Stakes
1st More Joyous 1 minute 23.64 seconds
2nd Hurtle Myrtle
3rd So Anyway
2009
Surround Stakes
1st Portillo 1 minute 21.83 seconds
2nd Romneya
3rd Rocha
2008
Surround Stakes
1st Chinchilla Rose 1 minute 24.23 seconds
2nd Occurrence
3rd Mimi Lebrock
2007
Surround Stakes
1st Gold Edition 1 minute 22.38 seconds
2nd Tuesday Joy
3rd Just Dancing
2006
Surround Stakes
1st Regal Cheer 1 minute 22.87 seconds
2nd Mnemosyne
3rd Star Mystic
2005
Surround Stakes
1st Lotteria 1 minute 22.85 seconds
2nd Shania Dane
3rd Johan’s Toy
2004
Surround Stakes
1st Only Words 1 minute 25.95 seconds
2nd Ike’s Dream
3rd Shamekha
2003
Surround Stakes
1st Bollinger 1 minute 23.17 seconds
2nd Bumptious
3rd Sunday Joy
2002
Surround Stakes
1st Hosannah 1 minute 22.85 seconds
2nd Heritiere
3rd Quays
2001
Surround Stakes
1st On Type 1 minute 22.77 seconds
2nd Maitland Gold
3rd Miss Kournikova
2000
Surround Stakes
1st Ad Alta 1 minute 24.04 seconds
2nd Spinning Hill
3rd Camena

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