WA Champion Fillies Stakes

The WA Champion Fillies Stakes is a Group 3 mile event held at Ascot Racecourse in November during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.

2021 WA Champion Fillies Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Searchin' Roc's
  • 2nd: #3 Buzzoom
  • 3rd: #5 Champagne Dame



The 2021 WA Champion Fillies Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse in mid-late November during the early stages of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.

Held under set weights conditions, the WA Champion Fillies Stakes is a 1600m event restricted to three year old fillies. It’s worth $200,000, which makes it one of the more lucrative Group 3 events held at Ascot Racecourse.

The WA Champion Fillies Stakes is a feature event and shares a race program with the Group 3 RJ Peters Stakes (1500m) and the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m), as well as the Listed Ascot Gold Cup (1800m).

There aren’t really a host of leadup events to look to for this one, as many of the fillies come from non black-type backgrounds. However, the listed Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m), also held at Ascot, can sometimes provide a bit of an indication as to which fillies will perform well.

Most recently the 2021 WA Champion Fillies Stakes winner Searchin’ Roc’s improved on a lead-up second in the Burgess Queen.

Earlier, Arcadia Queen (2018) improved on a third in the Burgess Queen Stakes to win the WA Champion Fillies Classic. She then went on to beat the boys in the Group 2 WA Guineas and the older horses in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic. In 2019 the WA Champion Fillies winner Tuscan Queen came off a lead-up second in the Burgess Queen Stakes, while the upset 2020 winner Watch Me Dance improved off an unplaced Burgess Queen eighth to win the Group 3.

Following a run in the Champion Fillies Stakes, the Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m) is a fairly common target for the stronger fillies who can step up in distance. Other fillies might choose to take on the boys in the lucrative Group 2 $500,000 WA Guineas (1600m) a week later, a race Art Series (1st in 2017) backed-up to run third in and Arcadia Queen (2018) completed the double in.

In 2020 upset WA Champion Fillies Stakes winner Watch Me Dance went on to beat the boys in the WA Guineas next-up making her the latest to do the double.

The 2021 WA Champion Fillies Stakes ran on Saturday November 13, 2021 and was won by Searchin’ Roc’s ($4.40). 

WA Champion Fillies Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday November 13, 2021
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies SW
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 WA Champion Fillies Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Searchin’ Roc’s ($4.40)
  • 2nd: #3 Buzzoom
  • 3rd: #5 Champagne Dame
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 SEARCHIN’ ROC’S David Harrison Ms Kyra Yuill 6 55.5kg $4.40
2 3 BUZZOOM Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 0.94L 4 55.5kg $1.55F
3 5 CHAMPAGNE DAME Darren McAuliffe Ms Jade McNaught 1.21L 2 55.5kg $31
4 4 MY FURY Darren McAuliffe Jason Whiting 2.63L 7 55.5kg $16
5 1 HOI AN Roy Rogers Shaun O’Donnell 5.39L 10 55.5kg $21
6 10 FEELS DANISH Holly Taylor Troy Turner 5.59L 5 55.5kg $151
7 7 MRS AMERICA Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 6.28L 11 55.5kg $10
8 12 PATCHWORK Martin Allan Jordan Turner 8.05L 9 55.5kg $101
9 8 BE OPTIMISTIC Luke Fernie Brad Parnham 8.34L 3 55.5kg $101
10 6 DESERT VIXEN Simon A Miller Joseph Azzopardi 9.11L 8 55.5kg $41
11 9 FLOWER IN THE WIND Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 12.52L 1 55.5kg $61
11 MYSTERY MOMENT Grant & Alana Williams Clint Johnston-Porter 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 WA Champion Fillies Stakes Betting Odds

See below for the latest WA Champion Fillies Stakes odds 2021 provided by Ladbrokes.com.au where you can lock in your WA Champion Fillies Stakes Tips at the best summer racing prices.

The Grant & Alana Williams-trained fillies Arcadia Queen (2018) and Tuscan Queen (2019) both saluted for the punters as the $2.20 favourites in WA Champion Fillies Stakes betting on back-to-back years.

2021 WA Champion Fillies Stakes Field

The WA Champion Fillies Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of the best local three-year-old fillies coming off lead-up race like the Listed Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) ahead of a possible WA Guineas, WA Oaks or even WATC Derby run.

The 2021 WA Champion Fillies Stakes field is released the Wednesday prior to the race and will be available in full below once announced by Perth Racing.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 313101×000 HOI AN Roy Rogers Shaun O’Donnell 11 55.5kg 77
2 5111×12 SEARCHIN’ ROC’S David Harrison Ms Kyra Yuill 7 55.5kg 77
3 132×222111 BUZZOOM Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 5 55.5kg 77
4 28×3231144 MY FURY Darren McAuliffe Jason Whiting 8 55.5kg 64
5 32110 CHAMPAGNE DAME Darren McAuliffe Ms Jade McNaught 2 55.5kg 61
6 2×916 DESERT VIXEN Simon A Miller Joseph Azzopardi 9 55.5kg 58
7 171 MRS AMERICA Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 12 55.5kg 61
8 83880×5 BE OPTIMISTIC Luke Fernie Brad Parnham 3 55.5kg 60
9 33×71 FLOWER IN THE WIND Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 1 55.5kg 58
10 0x0x4712 FEELS DANISH Holly Taylor Troy Turner 6 55.5kg 56
11 140 MYSTERY MOMENT Grant & Alana Williams Clint Johnston-Porter 4 55.5kg 58
12 13 PATCHWORK Martin Allan Jordan Turner 10 55.5kg 56

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

WA Champion Fillies Stakes History

The Champion Fillies Stakes was inaugurated in 1946, with Burabudy the first champion filly. It has always been a mile (or eight furlong) event. When the race was transferred from a Principal Race in 1979 it was granted Group 2 status. However, in 1997 it was downgraded to Group 3.

The Champion Fillies Stakes was held for a year in 2003 at Belmont Park Racecourse. Scheduling adjustments led to two editions of the race in 2011, one in February and one in November. There were also two editions in 2001.

Since its inception there have been two years in which the Champion Fillies Stakes was not run, 1977 and 2007.

Notable Champion Fillies Stakes winners include Roman Maid (1951), Lady Orator (1956), La Trice (1968), Queen Inca (1980), Zabanella (1994), Spirit Lady (2003), Catechuchu (2006), Miss Rose De Lago (2013) and Arcadia Queen (2018). Champion Fillies Stakes results, placegetters and winning times since 2000 are published below.

WA Champion Fillies Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2021
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Searchin’ Roc’s 1 minute 36.48 seconds
2nd Buzzoom
3rd Champagne Dame
2020
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Watch Me Dance 1 minute 42.48 seconds
2nd Indigo Blue
3rd Brave Angel
2019
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Tuscan Queen 1 minute 36.58 seconds
2nd Sanabreanna
3rd Kay Cee
2018
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Arcadia Queen 1 minute 37.07 seconds
2nd Lady Cosmology
3rd Leading Girl
2017
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Art Series 1 minute 38.15 seconds
2nd Private Dancer
3rd Mikimoto
2016
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Samovare 1 minute 35.82 seconds
2nd Ellicazoom
3rd I Am Boudica
2015
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Perfect Reflection 1 minute 36.5 seconds
2nd Arcadia Dream
3rd Blackwood
2014
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Delicacy 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Dancing Express
3rd Ideal Image
2013
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Miss Rose De Lago 1 minute 35.2 seconds
2nd Via Laurentina
3rd Balmont Girl
2012
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Fuddle Dee Duddle 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Bippo No Bungus
3rd Antique Belle
2011(Dec)
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Eight Till Late 1 minute 36.9 seconds
2nd Red Hot Sax
3rd Almanchino
2011(Feb)
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Dreamaway 1 minute 36.0 seconds
2nd Moonlight Bay
3rd For Your Eyes Only
2010
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Le Plunge 1 minute 35.3 seconds
2nd Impressive Jeuney
3rd For Your Eyes Only
2009
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Danebeela 1 minute 34.6 seconds
2nd All Class
3rd Flight Path
2008
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Spirited One 1 minute 35.0 seconds
2nd Hifalutin
3rd Xaar Boom
2007
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Not Held
2nd
3rd
2006
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Catechuchu 1 minute 35.0 seconds
2nd Clarecastle
3rd Bella Pia
2005
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Hi On Love 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Danish Sea
3rd Wave Rock
2004
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Stormy Nova 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Moet Magic
3rd Holy Bounty
2003
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Spirited Lady 1 minute 37.9 seconds
2nd Tissot
3rd Belhari
2002
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Superior Star 1 minute 37.0 seconds
2nd Miss Belhus
3rd Trimagic
2001
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Tribula 1 minute 38.0 seconds
2nd Monkey Business
3rd Torolosa
2001
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Miss Precisely 1 minute 38.8 seconds
2nd Fortune Streak
3rd Honor Lap
2000
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Ellendale 1 minute 38.1 seconds
2nd Uma Princess
3rd Gwalia Girl

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