Wakeful Stakes

The Wakeful Stakes (2000m) is a Group 2 event hosted at Flemington Racecourse on Derby Day as a lead-up to the VRC Oaks.

2018 Wakeful Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The Wakeful Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-old fillies contested at Flemington Racecourse.

Held the Saturday before the illustrious Melbourne Cup in late October or early November annually, the Wakeful Stakes is one of 10 Group status races that fill the card on Victoria Derby Day. VRC Derby Day is one of the only race meets in Australia where every race has Group status. There are four Group 1 races on the card: the Victoria Derby (2500m), Kennedy Mile (1600m), Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) and Myer Classic (1600m).

The Wakeful Stakes is a 2000m event for three-year-old fillies run under set weight conditions plus penalties. Worth $300,000 in total prize money it is an excellent lead-up race to the highly prestigious $1 million VRC Oaks (2500m) for three-year-old fillies the following Thursday. The Wakeful Stakes results have been a good indication for the Crown Oaks over the years, with 13 fillies taking out the double since 1983, including most recently Kirramosa (2013).

Victoria Derby Day on Saturday November 3, 2018 featured the 2018 Wakeful Stakes.

2018 Wakeful Stakes
Date: Saturday November 3, 2018
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300 000
Inaugurated: 1932

2017 Wakeful Stakes Results

  • 1st: Luvaluva
  • 2nd: Glam Guru
  • 3rd: Rimraam

2018 Wakeful Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #2 Verry Elleegant
  • 2nd: #1 El Dorado Dreaming
  • 3rd: #3 Qafila

Wakeful Stakes Betting Odds

The top Wakeful Stakes 2018 odds and market links to the betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au on the VRC Oaks lead-up race will be provided below the week of the race.

2018 Wakeful Stakes Field

The Wakeful Stakes field attracts a host of three-year-old fillies looking to back-up the next Thursday into the Crown Oaks field. Fillies competing in the Wakeful Stakes field may come via a number of earlier carnival races including the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m) on Cox Plate Day the week before, the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) or the prestigious Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m).

The official Wakeful Stakes 2018 Field & Barriers are announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday before the race and will be provided in full below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3x4213x303 EL DORADO DREAMING Kris Lees Damien Oliver 3 58.5kg 102
2 21131 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Darren Weir John Allen 6 56kg 81
3 x740x48504 QAFILA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jim Crowley 2 55.5kg 70
4 x242x53792 ARISTIA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 10 55kg 71
5 5x023x5143 SIZZLEME Cindy Alderson Ben Melham 1 55kg 70
6 6×1220 YULONG METEOR Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Walker 12 55kg 62
7 55×611 TYSONIC Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 5 55kg 65
8 54×063654 EXCLUSIVELY OURS Matthew Brown Ben Thompson 8 55kg 57
9 14 MAUI GIRL Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 4 55kg 64
10 323 SEALED Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 9 55kg 59
11 7×42 SKYWAY STAR Symon Wilde Craig Williams 7 55kg 59
12 805×73 LESEDI Robbie Laing 11 55kg 52

2018 Wakeful Stakes Nominations

The Wakeful Stakes nominations tend to attract some very decent three year old fillies. As a 2000m event, the fillies who enter the Wakeful Stakes nominations usually have an eye on later staying events, especially the Crown Oaks.

The 2018 Wakeful Stakes nominations are released by Racing Victoria on the Monday leading-up to Victoria Derby Day and will be published below as soon as announced.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 422×1111 AMPHITRITE F 3 Darren Weir 105
2 x242x53792 ARISTIA F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 71
3 2224 COLLECTABLE F 3 Robbie Griffiths 60
4 6×22186 DARK CONFIDANT F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 62
5 3x4213x303 EL DORADO DREAMING F 3 Kris Lees 102
6 54×063654 EXCLUSIVELY OURS F 3 Matthew Brown 57
7 805×73 LESEDI F 3 Robbie Laing 52
8 8511 MARACAIBO F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 62
9 14 MAUI GIRL F 3 Tony McEvoy 64
10 5x22x216 MIRETTE F 3 Archie Alexander 64
11 29251 MISS MOANA (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 61
12 x740x48504 QAFILA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 70
13 4221 SCAMPER F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 62
14 323 SEALED F 3 Grahame Begg 59
15 5x023x5143 SIZZLEME F 3 Cindy Alderson 70
16 7×42 SKYWAY STAR F 3 Symon Wilde 59
17 33317 STRIPPING ROYALTY (NZ) F 3 Darren Weir 62
18 55×611 TYSONIC F 3 Darren Weir 65
19 21131 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) F 3 Darren Weir 81
20 6×1220 YULONG METEOR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 62

Wakeful Stakes History

The Wakeful Stakes was first run in 1932 when Protea won the inaugural race. It started as a principal event run over ten furlongs and remained the same until 1973 when the distance was converted into 2000m with Australia’s adoption of the metric system. In 1979 the Wakeful Stakes was elevated to Group 2 status.

Many fine fillies have contested the race and high quality Wakeful Stakes winners include Zarita (2007) and Tuesday Joy (2006). Wakeful Stakes results, winners and placegetters since 2000 are listed below.

Wakeful Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Wakeful Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Wakeful Stakes
1st Luvaluva 2 minutes 3.99 seconds
2nd Glam Guru
3rd Rimraam
2016
Wakeful Stakes
1st Tiamo Grace 2 minutes 4.44 seconds
2nd Sebring Dream
3rd Missrock
2015
Wakeful Stakes
1st Ambience 2 minutes 4.7 seconds
2nd Beluga Blue
3rd Muzyka
2014
Wakeful Stakes
1st Thunder Lady 2 minutes 3.4 seconds
2nd Abduction
3rd Fenway
2013
Wakeful Stakes
1st Kirramosa 2 minutes 5.15 seconds
2nd May’s Dream
3rd Solicit
2012
Wakeful Stakes
1st Zydeco 2 minutes 2.8 seconds
2nd Maraatib
3rd Transonic
2011
Wakeful Stakes
1st Atlantic Jewel 2 minutes 4.98 seconds
2nd Rahveel
3rd Dowager Queen
2010
Wakeful Stakes
1st Brazilian Pulse 2 minutes 4.27 seconds
2nd Placement
3rd Heartsareforlove
2009
Wakeful Stakes
1st Faint Perfume 2 minutes 3.25 seconds
2nd Silent Surround
3rd Melito
2008
Wakeful Stakes
1st Rocha 2 minutes 5.5 seconds
2nd Miss Scarlatti
3rd Estee
2007
Wakeful Stakes
1st Zarita 2 minutes 5.8 seconds
2nd Riva San
3rd Katherine Gold
2006
Wakeful Stakes
1st Tuesday Joy 2 minutes 2.7 seconds
2nd J’adane
3rd Anamato
2005
Wakeful Stakes
1st Serenade Rose 2 minutes 2.5 seconds
2nd Astronomia
3rd Zenarta
2004
Wakeful Stakes
1st Hollow Bullet 2 minutes 2.1 seconds
2nd Storm Alert
3rd Mango Daiquiri
2003
Wakeful Stakes
1st Timbourina 2 minutes 5.5 seconds
2nd Special Harmony
3rd Dane Beltar
2002
Wakeful Stakes
1st Hierogram 2 minutes 2.9 seconds
2nd Its Who Deanie
3rd Lashed
2001
Wakeful Stakes
1st Quays 2 minutes 1.2 seconds
2nd Gold Lottery
3rd Li Lo Lill
2000
Wakeful Stakes
1st Lolita Star 2 minutes 4.7 seconds
2nd Lang Kwai Fong
3rd Tanith

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