The 2016 Surround Stakes is a quality Group 2 thoroughbred race held towards the start of the prestigious Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival on Chipping Norton Stakes Day at Warwick Farm in early March. It is one of four fantastic Group races at the meeting, the others are the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m), Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) and Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m).
Run over 1400m, the Surround Stakes is for three-year-old fillies at set weights and is worth $200,000. Fillies that previously contested the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) may be looking for a step up in distance here on their way to some of the more prestigious and lucrative three-year-old races at the carnival, including the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) the following week. The last filly to win the Light Fingers Stakes / Surround Stakes double was More Joyous in 2010.
The Surround Stakes 2016 will run on Saturday February 27th, 2016.
|Date:||February 27th, 2016|
|Track:||Warwick Farm Racecourse|
|Conditions:||3YO Fillies – Set Weights|
2016 Surround Stakes Field
The 2016 Surround Stakes field will be published below.
2016 Surround Stakes Nominations
The 2016 Surround Stakes nominations will be provided here.
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 its current Group 2 level in 1986. 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 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||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|