Guy Walter Stakes

The Guy Walter Stakes is a Group 2 race run on Chipping Norton Stakes Day during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival for mares only.

2020 Guy Walter Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Dawn Dawn
  • 2nd: #4 Sweet Deal
  • 3rd: #6 Pohutukawa



The Guy Walter Stakes is a Group 2 middle distance sprint for mares aged four-years-old and above run on Chipping Norton Stakes Day at Randwick Racecourse in late February or early March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Formerly a Group 3 event, in 2017 the 1400m set weights plus penalties clash is upgraded to Group 2 status and offers $200,000 in prize money. The Wiggle Stakes was renamed as the Guy Walter Stakes from 2015 in honour of late trainer Guy Walter who prepared 36 Group 1 winners over his career.

The meeting’s marquee races are the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) run over the mile under weight-for-age conditions, along with the recently upgraded Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) for three-year-old fillies. Other features on the program include the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (Fillies) and Group 2 Skyline Stakes (Colts & Geldings) for Golden Slipper Stakes-bound two-year-olds.

Mares may come into the Guy Walter Stakes field via a number of earlier autumn lead-ups including the Group 3 Geoffrey Belmaine Stakes (1200m) in Melbourne a fortnight earlier or either the Group 3 Triscay Stakes (1200m) or Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) on the same day at Royal Randwick in Sydney. Alassio (2019) was the last mare to complete the Triscay Stakes – Guy Walter Stakes double.

Possible races Guy Walter Stakes graduates may continue on to include the Group 3 Aspiration Quality (1600m) held over the mile at Randwick a week later or tougher races such as the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill in two weeks. The latest Coolmore Classic winners to come off a run in the Guy Walter Stakes are Dixie Blossoms (2nd in 2019) and Peeping (3rd in 2016).

Looking further ahead of the Autumn Racing calendar events like the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on Tancred Stakes Day Day and Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) during April’s ‘The Championships’ shape up as nice targets for the mares out of the Guy Walter Stakes.

The 2020 Guy Walter Stakes ran on Saturday February 29, 2020 and saw Triscay Stakes fourth placegetter Dawn Dawn turn the tables on her last start conqueror Sweet Deal. 

Guy Walter Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday February 29, 2020
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Set Weights + Penalties / 4YO&Up Mares
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2020 Guy Walter Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Check out the full Guy Walter Stakes 2020 Results and Finishing Order below once the race is run on Chipping Norton Stakes Day this autumn in the lead-up to the Coolmore Classic.

  • 1st: #9 Dawn Dawn
  • 2nd: #4 Sweet Deal
  • 3rd: #6 Pohutukawa

Last start Triscay Stakes winner Sweet Deal ($2.50F) looked like completing a Group race double to kick off her autumn leading a similar field around in the 2020 Guy Walter Stakes before getting run down right on the line by the diving Dawn Dawn ($13), while Pohutukawa ($5) ran third again ahead of another likely re-match in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic next month.

Click here to read more on the late 2020 Guy Walter Stakes victory by the progressive All Too Hard mare Dawn Dawn.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 9 DAWN DAWN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 9 54kg $13
2 4 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Blake Shinn 0.1L 2 55.5kg $2.50F
3 6 POHUTUKAWA James Cummings James McDonald 0.2L 10 55kg $5
4 7 SWEET SCANDAL Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 1.7L 8 54kg $17
5 2 NOIRE Chris Waller Glen Boss 1.9L 5 56kg $21
6 5 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3L 6 55kg $7
7 1 REELEM IN RUBY Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 3.2L 7 56kg $9
8 3 FIESTA Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3.7L 4 56kg $15
9 8 CONNEMARA Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 8.1L 3 54kg $21
10 10 HELGA Les Bridge Andrew Adkins 10.5L 1 54kg $61

2020 Guy Walter Stakes Odds

The autumn’s Guy Walter Stakes 2020 betting odds will be provided below the week of the race with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Guy Walter Stakes Field

Each autumn the Guy Walter Stakes field attracts a class line-up of mares eyeing runs in tougher races over the coming weeks, and is released on the Wednesday before Chipping Norton Stakes Day.

The official 2020 Guy Walter Stakes field and barriers are set for release by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The Guy Walter Stakes 2020 final field features 10 classy mares including John Thompson’s first-up Triscay Stakes winner Sweet Deal.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2121x221x0 REELEM IN RUBY Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 7 56kg 104
2 47x54565x5 NOIRE Chris Waller Glen Boss 5 56kg 100
3 1607x504x0 FIESTA Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 4 56kg 99
4 x5451131x1 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Blake Shinn 2 55.5kg 106
5 49x16x405x CON TE PARTIRO (USA) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 6 55kg 101
6 832x4247x3 POHUTUKAWA James Cummings James McDonald 10 55kg 99
7 448x1332x6 SWEET SCANDAL Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 8 54kg 95
8 2222133×49 CONNEMARA Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 3 54kg 92
9 76x2130x34 DAWN DAWN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 9 54kg 89
10 5x1138x315 HELGA Les Bridge Andrew Adkins 1 54kg 78

Guy Walter Stakes History

The Guy Walter Stakes was run as the Wiggle Stakes up until 2015 when it was renamed in honour of the late horseman Guy Walter. The race has also been run as the Wiggle Quality Handicap (1996-99 & 2005-2011) as well as the Wiggle Fillies and Mares Quality Handicap (2000-04). It began as a Listed race (1996-2013) before gaining Group 3 status in 2014. From 2017 onwards the Guy Walter Stakes will hold Group 2 status.

Prior to 2005 it was also open to three-year-old fillies, but is now restricted only to mares aged four-years-old or over. It has run under its current set weights plus penalties conditions since 2012.

Notable recent Guy Walter Stakes / Wiggle Stakes winners include Hot Danish (2008 & 2009), Steps In Time (2012 & 2013), Catkins (2014), Solicit (2016) and Dixie Blossoms (2017 & 2018). Dual champion Dixie Blossoms also ran second to Alassio when attempting a hat-trick in 2019 before winning the Group 1 Coolmore Classic next race.

Recent Guy Walter Stakes Winners

See below for a list of Wiggle Stakes winners (up until 2015) and Guy Walter Stakes winners (from 2015).

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Guy Walter Stakes
1st Dawn Dawn 1 minute 20.83 seconds
2nd Sweet Deal
3rd Pohutukawa
2019
Guy Walter Stakes
1st Alassio 1 minute 22.27 seconds
2nd Dixie Blossoms
3rd Manicure
2018
Guy Walter Stakes
1st Dixie Blossoms 1 minute 22.66 seconds
2nd Raiment
3rd Francaletta
2017
Guy Walter Stakes
1st Dixie Blossoms 1 minute 26.58 seconds
2nd Zanbagh
3rd Flippant
2016
Guy Walter Stakes
1st Solicit 1 minute 20.3 seconds
2nd Zanbagh
3rd Peeping
2015
Guy Walkter Stakes
1st Danesiri 1 minute 22.2 seconds
2nd Cosmic Endeavour
3rd Mahara
2014
Wiggle Stakes
1st Catkins 1 minute 22.4 seconds
2nd Sharnee Rose
3rd Dear Demi
2013
Wiggle Stakes
1st Steps In Time 1 minute 21.6 seconds
2nd Streama
3rd Pear Tart
2012
Wiggle Stakes
1st Steps In Time 1 minute 23.6 seconds
2nd Foxtar
3rd Lady’s Angel
2011
Wiggle Stakes
1st Jersey Lily 1 minute 22.2 seconds
2nd Graceful Anna
3rd Turnstiles
2010
Wiggle Stakes
1st Dane Julia 1 minute 23.79 seconds
2nd Bejewelled
3rd Messenger
2009
Wiggle Stakes
1st Hot Danish 1 minute 21.40 seconds
2nd Absolutelyfabulous
3rd Mary’s Grace
2008
Wiggle Stakes
1st Hot Danish 1 minute 23.63 seconds
2nd Like Me Wild
3rd Hairy
2007
Wiggle Stakes
1st Doubting 1 minute 22.61 seconds
2nd Grey Stream
3rd Shirl Pegasus
2006
Wiggle Stakes
1st Bhandara 1 minute 23.08 seconds
2nd Prisoner Of Love
3rd Pekalan
2005
Wiggle Stakes
1st Danni Martine 1 minute 23.78 seconds
2nd Golden Weekend
3rd Hec Of A Party
2004
Wiggle Stakes
1st Gold Lottey 1 minute 24.45 seconds
2nd Hennessy Waltz
3rd Lucida
2003
Wiggle Stakes
1st Forum Floozie 1 minute 22.89 seconds
2nd Size Her Up
3rd Brecon Rose
2002
Wiggle Stakes
1st Youhadyourwarning 1 minute 23.03 seconds
2nd Veloce
3rd Card Queen
2001
Wiggle Stakes
1st Corelli 1 minute 26.89 seconds
2nd Say Good Morning
3rd Sorrento
2000
Wiggle Stakes
1st Stella Maree 1 minute 28.59 seconds
2nd Mary Machree
3rd Little Pattie

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