Strickland Stakes

The Strickland Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Belmont Racecourse over 2000m and run under weight-for-age conditions during the Perth Winter Racing Carnival.

2017 Strickland Stakes Results

  • 1st: Scales Of Justice
  • 2nd: Zarantz
  • 3rd: Pounamu



The Strickland Stakes is a Group 3 race held during late June or early July each year at Belmont Racecourse in Perth. Run under weight for age conditions over a distance of 2000m, the Strickland Stakes is a middle distance race that attracts considerable attention from local gallopers. Paying a total of $150,000, the Strickland Stakes is a lucrative race for the winner, and pays well for the time of year its hosted.

Trainers often nominate their horses in the Strickland Stakes following acceptable performances in the Group 3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m) held at Belmont a month previously under the same race conditions and the Hyperion Stakes – Strickland Stakes is a popular Perth winter betting double. Fuchsia Bandana (2015) and Scales Of Justice (2016) are the latest gallopers to complete the double.

While very few eastern horses enter the Strickland Stakes, the field is predominantly local. As the race grows in prize money and develops its prestige, more eastern trainers may be tempted to take horses over.

The 2017 Strickland Stakes ran on July 1, 2017.

Strickland Stakes
Date: July 1, 2017
Track: Belmont Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2017 Strickland Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Scales Of Justice
  • 2nd: #5 Zarantz
  • 3rd: #6 Pounamu

Check out the official Strickland Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order below, the race won narrowly by the odds-on favourite Scales Of Justice who now heads east for a Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival bid targeting the Toorak Handicap and Emirates Stakes.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 1 SCALES OF JUSTICE Lindsey Smith Daniel Staeck 8 59kg $1.24
2 5 ZARANTZ Grant & Alana Williams Aaron Mitchell 0.15L 4 59kg $13
3 6 POUNAMU Alan Mathews Patrick Carbery 3.75L 5 59kg $21
4 8 NORTH RIDGE Fred Kersley Randy Tan (a) 3.75L 2 59kg $101
5 9 DARK MUSKET Graeme Ballantyne Ms Lucy Warwick 8L 7 59kg
6 7 LITE’N IN MY VEINS Fred Kersley Brad Parnham 8.5L 6 59kg $26
7 2 IHTSAHYMN Fred Kersley Steven Parnham 11.75L 3 59kg $61
8 3 DISPOSITION Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 15L 1 59kg $9.50
9 4 RESPONDENT Fred Kersley Jason Brown 29.5L 9 59kg $101
10 ROSEWOOD HILL Ben Pearce Jarrad Noske 9

2017 Strickland Stakes Odds

The winter’s best Strickland Stakes 2017 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as released.

2017 Strickland Stakes Field

The Strickland Stakes field attracts the best local winter gallopers that traditionally come via lead-up runs in the Belmont Sprint and Hyperion Stakes during the Belmont Winter Racing Carnival.

The official Strickland Stakes 2017 Final Field & Barriers will be available below the week of the race.

The 2017 Strickland Stakes Field attracted 10 hopefuls led by Lindsey Smith’s Group 1 winner Scales Of Justice who won the Hyperion Stakes last time out.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 x221112x21 SCALES OF JUSTICE Lindsey Smith Daniel Staeck 8 59kg 111
2 4363038×98 IHTSAHYMN Fred Kersley Steven Parnham 3 59kg 95
3 8x4200x535 DISPOSITION Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 1 59kg 101
4 01920×0056 RESPONDENT Fred Kersley Jason Brown 10 59kg 91
5 0747×72612 ZARANTZ Grant & Alana Williams Aaron Mitchell 4 59kg 98
6 161111×496 POUNAMU Alan Mathews Patrick Carbery 5 59kg 92
7 11584×7004 LITE’N IN MY VEINS Fred Kersley Brad Parnham 6 59kg 95
8 5595451224 NORTH RIDGE Fred Kersley Randy Tan (a) 2 59kg 91
9 73×5656763 DARK MUSKET Graeme Ballantyne Ms Lucy Warwick 7 59kg 80
10 1233311511 ROSEWOOD HILL Ben Pearce Jarrad Noske 9 57kg 82

Strickland Stakes History

Originally hosted at Ascot, the Strickland Stakes moved to Belmont for a year in 2005, and the decision was made to host it there permanently from 2011 onwards. While at Ascot, the Strickland Stakes was ran over 1800m rather than the current 2000m. Inaugurated in 1901, the race celebrated its 100th anniversary at Ascot in 2001.

Notable Strickland Stakes winners include Perfect Answer (1988), Finito (2001, 2002) and Marasco (2009, 2010). In 2002, there was a dead heat between Gwalia Girl and Finito. The race was not held between 1942 and 1944 due to World War II, and adjustments to the racing calendar meant that there was no 1999 edition of the race.

Marasco and Tarzi made the exacta two years in a row; 2009 and 2010. Listed below are Strickland Stakes results since 2000.

Recent Strickland Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018 Strickland Stakes 1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017 Strickland Stakes 1st Scales Of Justice 2 minutes 9.79 seconds
2nd Zarantz
3rd Pounamu
2016 Strickland Stakes 1st Ihtsahymn 2 minutes 8.8 seconds
2nd Dubai Escapade
3rd Zarantz
2015 Strickland Stakes 1st Fuchsia Bandana 2 minutes 6.4 seconds
2nd Balmont Girl
3rd Tower of Lonhro
2014 Strickland Stakes 1st Fancy Feet 2 minutes 8.98 seconds
2nd Ranger
3rd Bridgestone
2013 Strickland Stakes 1st Kincaple 2 minutes 5.4 seconds
2nd Moonlight Bay
3rd God Has Spoken
2012 Strickland Stakes 1st Mr Moet 2 minutes 7.3 seconds
2nd Chester Road
3rd Rosie Rocket
2011 Strickland Stakes 1st God Has Spoken 2 minutes 5.5 seconds
2nd Battle Emblem
3rd King Kool Kat
2010
Strickland Stakes
1st Marasco 1 minute 55.2 seconds
2nd Tarzi
3rd Doyoudare
2009
Strickland Stakes
1st Marasco 1 minute 53.4 seconds
2nd Tarzi
3rd Star Encounter
2008
Strickland Stakes
1st Action Pak 1 minute 48.6 seconds
2nd Forest Frolic
3rd Danecay
2007
Strickland Stakes
1st Forest Frolic 1 minute 51.0 seconds
2nd Stormblitz
3rd Keyton Grace
2006
Strickland Stakes
1st Exchequer 1 minute 53.9 seconds
2nd Professional Lady
3rd Belle Bizarre
2005
Strickland Stakes
1st True Steel 2 minutes 7.2 seconds
2nd Lados
3rd My Thornbird
2004
Strickland Stakes
1st Dedicated Miss 1 minute 50.5 seconds
2nd Main Stage
3rd Wool Zone
2003
Strickland Stakes
1st Money Is Magic 1 minute 51.7 seconds
2nd Finito
3rd Blinded
2002
Strickland Stakes
1st (DH) Finito 1 minute 51.9 seconds
1st (DH) Gwalia Girl
3rd Cardinal Colours
2001
Strickland Stakes
1st Finito 1 minute 51.9 seconds
2nd Dance Hit
3rd Noble Cavalier
2000
Strickland Stakes
1st Iron Horse 1 minute 52.8 seconds
2nd Corporate Bruce
3rd Catophylia

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