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The 2018 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.
Surround Stakes News
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 will take place on Saturday March 3, 2018, running as a Group 1 race for the first time.
|2018 Surround Stakes|
|Date:||Saturday March 3, 2018|
|Track:||Royal Randwick Racecourse|
|Conditions:||3YO Fillies – Set Weights|
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.
2018 Surround Stakes Nominations
The 2018 Surround Stakes nominations close on Monday February 26, 2018 and will be provided right here as soon as released 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
|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|