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.

2018 Guy Walter Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Dixie Blossoms
  • 2nd: #5 Raiment
  • 3rd: #8 Francaletta



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.

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 last Coolmore Classic winner to come off a run in the Guy Walter Stakes was Peeping (3rd in 2016).  Looking further ahead of the Autumn Racing calendar events like the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on The BMW 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 2018 Guy Walter Stakes ran on Saturday March 3, 2018 and saw Ron Quinton’s reigning champion Dixie Blossoms post back-to-back wins.

Guy Walter Stakes 2018
Date: Saturday March 3, 2018
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Set Weights + Penalties / 4YO&Up Mares
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2018 Guy Walter Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Check out the full Guy Walter Stakes 2018 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.

Read more on the impressive Guy Walter Stakes 2018 win by the reigning champion Dixie Blossoms ($2.60) who saluted for the punters on way to a clash with stablemate Daysee Doom in the Coolmore Classic.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 4 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Christian Reith 7 56kg $2.60F
2 5 RAIMENT James Cummings Tye Angland 0.8L 4 55.5kg $7
3 8 FRANCALETTA Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Kerrin McEvoy 2.1L 9 55kg $4
4 11 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Ms Rachel King (a) 2.2L 6 54kg $71
5 6 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman Brenton Avdulla 2.8L 3 55kg $7
6 10 SLIGHTLY SWEET Jason Coyle Ms Jess Taylor 2.9L 8 54kg $41
7 2 AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ) Kris Lees Jason Collett 3L 2 58kg $41
8 3 ZANBAGH John P Thompson Hugh Bowman 5.8L 1 57kg $21
9 7 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 7.7L 5 55kg $10
1 EGG TART Chris Waller Glen Boss 0
9 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith Tim Clark 0

2018 Guy Walter Stakes Odds

The autumn’s Guy Walter Stakes 2018 betting odds will be provided below the week of the race with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au.

2018 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 2018 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 2018 Final Field attracted 11 hopefuls before the scratching of the Chris Waller-trained dual Oaks winner Egg Tart who runs in the Liverpool City Cup instead. The reigning Guy Walter Stakes winner Dixie Blossoms is back to defend her title first-up, while the in-form Faraway Town comes off a lead-up Triscay Stakes win and was to chase her third victory on the trot before coming out of the race on Friday opening up betting.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 11111x270x EGG TART Chris Waller Glen Boss 6 59kg 105
2 21x22027x0 AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ) Kris Lees Jason Collett 2 58kg 102
3 612x70100x ZANBAGH John P Thompson Hugh Bowman 1 57kg 107
4 033x42143x DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Christian Reith 8 56kg 108
5 21x17159x3 RAIMENT James Cummings Tye Angland 4 55.5kg 94
6 10×9762026 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman Brenton Avdulla 3 55kg 102
7 070x7490x3 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 5 55kg 101
8 1110x1512x FRANCALETTA Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Kerrin McEvoy 11 55kg 98
9 523x444x11 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith Tim Clark 9 55kg 97
10 5x074313x5 SLIGHTLY SWEET Jason Coyle Ms Jess Taylor 10 54kg 96
11 631×7 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Ms Rachel King (a) 7 54kg 67

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).

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
2019
Guy Walter Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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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