Surround Stakes

The 2017 Surround Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-old fillies held at Royal Randwick on Chipping Norton Stakes Day during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Surround Stakes News

Ghisoni scores first up win in 2016 Surround Stakes

Ghisoni scores first up win in 2016 Surround Stakes

Promising filly Ghisoni went straight to front to lead all of the way to win the Group 2 $175,000 Coolmore Surround Stakes (1400m) at Randwick today.

Ghisoni leads all of the way to win the Surround Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

Ghisoni was having her first run back from a spell and stepping up sharping in class but ...

The 2017 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 will run on Saturday February 25.

Surround Stakes
Date: February 25, 2017
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
Weight: 56kg
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1979

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.

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.

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

Year Place Horse Time
Surround Stakes
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Surround Stakes
1st Ghisoni 1 minute 21.3 seconds
2nd Single Gaze
3rd Stay With Me
Surround Stakes
1st First Seal 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd Supara
3rd Slightly Sweet
Surround Stakes
1st Thump 1 minute 23.57 seconds
2nd Real Surreal
3rd Lucia Valentina
Surround Stakes
1st Dear Demi 1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd Driefontein
3rd Longport
Surround Stakes
1st Streama 1 minute 24.7 seconds
2nd Sea Siren
3rd Hallowell Belle
Surround Stakes
1st Parables 1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd Red Tracer
3rd Rose Of Peace
Surround Stakes
1st More Joyous 1 minute 23.64 seconds
2nd Hurtle Myrtle
3rd So Anyway
Surround Stakes
1st Portillo 1 minute 21.83 seconds
2nd Romneya
3rd Rocha
Surround Stakes
1st Chinchilla Rose 1 minute 24.23 seconds
2nd Occurrence
3rd Mimi Lebrock
Surround Stakes
1st Gold Edition 1 minute 22.38 seconds
2nd Tuesday Joy
3rd Just Dancing
Surround Stakes
1st Regal Cheer 1 minute 22.87 seconds
2nd Mnemosyne
3rd Star Mystic
Surround Stakes
1st Lotteria 1 minute 22.85 seconds
2nd Shania Dane
3rd Johan’s Toy
Surround Stakes
1st Only Words 1 minute 25.95 seconds
2nd Ike’s Dream
3rd Shamekha
Surround Stakes
1st Bollinger 1 minute 23.17 seconds
2nd Bumptious
3rd Sunday Joy
Surround Stakes
1st Hosannah 1 minute 22.85 seconds
2nd Heritiere
3rd Quays
Surround Stakes
1st On Type 1 minute 22.77 seconds
2nd Maitland Gold
3rd Miss Kournikova
Surround Stakes
1st Ad Alta 1 minute 24.04 seconds
2nd Spinning Hill
3rd Camena