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.

2020 Strickland Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Material Man
  • 2nd: #7 Perfect Jewel
  • 3rd: #4 The Velvet King



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 offers $160,000 in prize money and attracts a quality line-up of mainly local gallopers each winter.

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), Scales Of Justice (2016) and Material Man (2018) – who also won the Belmont Sprint in a rare treble – are the latest gallopers to complete the double. The following year in 2019, Group 1 winning mare Galaxy Star won the Belmont Sprint – Strickland Stakes double with a second in the Hyperion Stakes as the beaten favourite in between.

In 2020 the race’s 2018 winner Material Man returned and became the ninth two-time Strickland Stakes champion.

The Strickland Stakes form has stacked up in tougher interstate races in recent years with the 2019 runner-up Gatting going on to win the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington that September.

The 2020 Strickland Stakes ran on Saturday June 27, 2020 and was won by veteran eight-year-old and the race’s 2018 champ Material Man. 

Strickland Stakes
Date: Saturday June 27, 2020
Track: Belmont Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Strickland Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Material Man
  • 2nd: #7 Perfect Jewel
  • 3rd: #4 The Velvet King

Material Man was back to his best in the Strickland Stakes 2020 results, the rising nine-year-old becoming the race’s oldest champion in history and the ninth two-time winner having also saluted in 2018 with his dominant upset over the favourite Perfect Jewel (2nd) and The Velvet King (3rd) who fought it out in a photo for the minor placings.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Paul Harvey 2 59kg $15
2 7 PERFECT JEWEL Adam Durrant Patrick Carbery 1.79L 7 57kg $2.35F
3 4 THE VELVET KING Darren McAuliffe Mitchell Pateman 1.79L 6 59kg $4.20
4 8 MISSISSIPPI DELTA Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 2.19L 3 57kg $3.30
5 1 HUMIDOR (NZ) Lindsey Smith Brad Parnham 3.45L 5 59kg $19
6 6 NOIR DE RUE Justin Warwick Jarrad Noske 3.6L 4 59kg $26
7 9 MIZLECKI Fred Kersley Ms Jade McNaught 4.09L 1 57kg $31
8 5 TAXAGANO Fred Kersley Steven Parnham 8.91L 8 59kg $41
2 GATTING Darren McAuliffe Chris Parnham 0

*Table Credit: Racing Australia

2020 Strickland Stakes Odds

The winter’s best Strickland Stakes 2020 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as released.

2020 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 2020 Final Field & Barriers will be available below the week of the race.

The 2020 Strickland Stakes field features just nine runners with a tight betting market narrowly led by the in-form Perfect Jewel coming off the Belmont Sprint – Hyperion Stakes winning double.

Click here to read more on the key horses in the Strickland Stakes 2020 field & betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 0005496×08 HUMIDOR (NZ) Lindsey Smith Brad Parnham 6 59kg 109
2 502752×940 GATTING Darren McAuliffe Chris Parnham 3 59kg 110
3 900x600x90 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Paul Harvey 2 59kg 103
4 x21360x222 THE VELVET KING Darren McAuliffe Mitchell Pateman 7 59kg 109
5 441213×609 TAXAGANO Fred Kersley Steven Parnham 9 59kg 97
6 x9x6926421 NOIR DE RUE Justin Warwick Jarrad Noske 5 59kg 85
7 930481×011 PERFECT JEWEL Adam Durrant Patrick Carbery 8 57kg 108
8 14x1941x73 MISSISSIPPI DELTA Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 4 57kg 103
9 55035×5604 MIZLECKI Fred Kersley Ms Jade McNaught 1 57kg 89

*Table Credit: Racing Australia

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.

More recently class horses Material Man (2018) and Group 1 winner Galaxy Star (2019) have won the Strickland Stakes in WA. Listed below are Strickland Stakes results since 2000.

In 2020 Material Man returned as an eight-year-old to become the race’s oldest champion and the ninth to win the event twice.

Recent Strickland Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020 Strickland Stakes 1st Material Man 2 minutes 07.72 seconds
2nd Perfect Jewel
3rd The Velvet King
2019 Strickland Stakes 1st Galaxy Star 2 minutes 06.71 seconds
2nd Gatting
3rd Cappo D’Oro
2018 Strickland Stakes 1st Material Man 2 minutes 07.63 seconds
2nd Pounamu
3rd Gatting
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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