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.
|Date:||February 25, 2017|
|Track:||Royal Randwick Racecourse|
|Conditions:||3YO Fillies – Set Weights|
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
|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|