The Surround Stakes is a quality Group 2 race 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 headlined by the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) and also features a host of other support races including the Surround Stakes for three-year-old fillies.
Run over 1400m, the Surround Stakes is a set weights race offering $200,000 in total prize money. 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 more prestigious and lucrative three-year-old races at the carnival, 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 2017 ran on Saturday February 25, 2017.
|Date:||February 25, 2017|
|Track:||Royal Randwick Racecourse|
|Conditions:||3YO Fillies – Set Weights|
2017 Surround Stakes Results & Finishing Order
The Surround Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order is detailed below – a full rundown on the win by Kiwi filly La Bella Diosa over the returning Chris Waller-trained Omei Sword found by following the link.
|1||3||LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ)||Mandy & Matt Brown||Jason Collett||–||1||56kg||$9|
|2||4||OMEI SWORD||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||1.5L||9||56kg||$9.50|
|3||1||GLOBAL GLAMOUR||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Joshua Parr||1.6L||2||56kg||$2.35F|
|4||2||FOXPLAY||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||4.7L||10||56kg||$5|
|5||10||LUBITON||Bjorn Baker||Glyn Schofield||4.9L||5||56kg||$18|
|6||7||SEZANNE||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||5.7L||6||56kg||$18|
|7||9||ZENALICIOUS||Les Bridge||Tim Clark||9.4L||7||56kg||$51|
|8||5||SPRIGHT||Garry Frazer||Corey Brown||13L||8||56kg||$8.50|
|9||8||PUMPKIN PIE||Danny Williams||Jay Ford||13.9L||4||56kg||$16|
|10||6||FRENCH FERN||David Payne||Tye Angland||16.4L||3||56kg||$41|
2017 Surround Stakes Betting Odds
The latest Surround Stakes 2017 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.
2017 Surround Stakes Field
The 2017 Surround Stakes field is released on Wednesday February 22, 2017 and will be published in full below along with the Surround Stakes barrier draw.
The official 2017 Surround Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw can be seen below – a full race preview on the key fancies led by dual Group 1 champion Global Glamour and Light Fingers Stakes runner-up Foxplay found by following the link.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||1x3611x921||GLOBAL GLAMOUR||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Joshua Parr||2||56kg||107|
|2||x212x114x2||FOXPLAY||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||10||56kg||92|
|3||14x3111x||LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ)||Mandy & Matt Brown||Jason Collett||1||56kg||92|
|4||129x12x||OMEI SWORD||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||9||56kg||92|
|5||3323x111x3||SPRIGHT||Garry Frazer||Corey Brown||8||56kg||87|
|6||3110×6||FRENCH FERN||David Payne||Tye Angland||3||56kg||82|
|7||24x11422x6||SEZANNE||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||6||56kg||80|
|8||112×411||PUMPKIN PIE||Danny Williams||Jay Ford||4||56kg||77|
|9||0x4311x9||ZENALICIOUS||Les Bridge||Tim Clark||7||56kg||75|
|10||16x2231x5||LUBITON||Bjorn Baker||Glyn Schofield||5||56kg||71|
2017 Surround Stakes Nominations
The 2017 Surround Stakes nominations close on Monday February 20, 2017 and will be provided right here as soon as released by Racing NSW.
View the full 2017 Surround Stakes Nominations & Ballot below – following the link for more on the key entries including last start Light Fingers Stakes winner Global Glamour and the returning co-Doncaster Mile betting favourite Omei Sword.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||1x3611x921||GLOBAL GLAMOUR||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||1||56kg||107|
|2||129x12x||OMEI SWORD||F||3||Chris Waller||2||56kg||92|
|5||534×394852||FARAWAY TOWN||F||3||Matthew Smith||5||56kg||76|
|6||3110×6||FRENCH FERN||F||3||David Payne||6||56kg||82|
|7||14x3111x||LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ)||F||3||Mandy & Matt Brown||7||56kg||92|
|9||112×411||PUMPKIN PIE||F||3||Danny Williams||9||56kg||77|
|12||7x2285111x||DIDNT EVEN KISS ME||F||3||Scott Spackman||12||56kg||63|
|13||36×93||PERFECT RHYME||F||3||Ron Leemon||13||56kg||59|
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.
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|