Widden Stakes

The Widden Stakes is a Group 3 race that will take place at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney each autumn leading up to the Golden Slipper Stakes.

2018 Widden Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Fiesta
  • 2nd: #9 Adamina
  • 3rd: #6 River Bird



The 2018 Widden Stakes is Group 3 race run at Rosehill Gardens in late January or early February during the end of the summer and start of the famous Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The 1100m sprint is open to two-year-old fillies and is run at set weights plus penalties. The Widden Stakes is a key support race on Expressway Stakes Day. The meeting is headlined by the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) and also features the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m), which is the colts & geldings’ equivalent of the Widden Stakes.

Fillies that run in the Widden Stakes field may be kicking off their careers first-up, or have run in the spring before in something like the Listed Gimcrack Stakes (1100m) held at Randwick in October. The Widden Stakes can serve as a lead-up into the world’s richest race for two-year-olds – the Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper (1200m) run back at Rosehill Racecourse in March.

The only fillies to date to complete the Widden Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double are Overreach (2013) and Mossfun (2014).

The 2018 Widden Stakes ran on Saturday February 3, 2018 .

Widden Stakes 2018
Date: Saturday February 3, 2018
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2018 Widden Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Fiesta
  • 2nd: #9 Adamina
  • 3rd: #6 River Bird

Check out the official Widden Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, the Golden Slipper lead-up won narrowly by the Chris Waller-trained Fiesta ($3.90) who nudged out Gerald Ryan’s previously unraced Snitzel filly Adamina ($31) for the win.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 2 FIESTA Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 4 54.5kg $3.90
2 9 ADAMINA Gerald Ryan Jay Ford 0.2L 9 54.5kg $31
3 6 RIVER BIRD Jason Coyle Ms Jess Taylor 2.2L 3 54.5kg $18
4 7 BOLD ARIAL Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 2.7L 2 54.5kg $8
5 3 INTO THE ABYSS John P Thompson Glyn Schofield 2.8L 13 54.5kg $7
6 12 I’M SO SWEET Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 3.4L 1 54.5kg $16
7 1 SECRET LADY Gary Portelli Jason Collett 4.1L 12 57.5kg $3.10F
8 13 ONTHETAKE Clare Cunningham Jean Van Overmeire (a) 4.2L 5 54.5kg $61
9 11 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King (a) 5L 7 54.5kg $31
10 8 IMPETUOSO Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 5.5L 10 54.5kg $19
11 4 MISTEED Peter & Paul Snowden Ms Winona Costin 6L 6 54.5kg $20
12 5 TELL NO TALES Matthew Smith Corey Brown 6.8L 8 54.5kg $51
13 10 DYNAMISANTE Jarrod Austin Christian Reith 16.3L 11 54.5kg $151

2018 Widden Stakes Betting Odds

The current Widden Stakes 2018 odds will be published below as soon as released at Ladbrokes.com.au complete with market links for you to lock in your Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival tips at the best prices.

2018 Widden Stakes Field

The Widden Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of promising young fillies who are heading towards other similar races over the autumn in Sydney for two-year-olds including the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) held a month later at Royal Randwick and the Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m) in March before a Golden Slipper Stakes bid.

The official 2018 Widden Stakes field and barriers will be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday January 31, 2018 and will be published in full below.

A bumper field of 13 potential Golden Slipper Stakes fillies make up the Widden Stakes 2018 field. The Chris Waller-trained Fiesta is tipped as the one to beat first-up from barrier four with Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle, while Gary Portelli’s Magic Millions Classic graduate Secret Lady has work to do from out wide in gate 12.

Read more on the Golden Slipper hopefuls in the 2018 Widden Stakes Field.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 2125 SECRET LADY Gary Portelli Jason Collett 12 57.5kg
2 32x FIESTA Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 4 54.5kg
3 1 INTO THE ABYSS John P Thompson Glyn Schofield 13 54.5kg
4 25 MISTEED Peter & Paul Snowden Ms Winona Costin 6 54.5kg
5 3 TELL NO TALES Matthew Smith Corey Brown 8 54.5kg
6 4 RIVER BIRD Jason Coyle Ms Jess Taylor 3 54.5kg
7 0x BOLD ARIAL Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 2 54.5kg
8 7x IMPETUOSO Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 10 54.5kg
9 ADAMINA Gerald Ryan Jay Ford 9 54.5kg
10 DYNAMISANTE Jarrod Austin Christian Reith 11 54.5kg
11 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King (a) 7 54.5kg
12 I’M SO SWEET Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 1 54.5kg
13 ONTHETAKE Clare Cunningham Jean Van Overmeire (a) 5 54.5kg

2018 Widden Stakes Nominations

The Widden Stakes 2018 nominations close on the Monday before Expressway Stakes Day and will be released below as soon as available.

The official 2018 Widden Stakes Nominations attracted 16 two-year-old fillies eyeing a Golden Slipper bid in March. Among the key early entries are the Chris Waller-trained Fiesta having her third career start and Gary Portelli’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic graduate Secret Lady (5th) having her fifth career run.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 ADAMINA F 2 Gerald Ryan
2 0x BOLD ARIAL F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
3 DYNAMISANTE F 2 Jarrod Austin
4 32x FIESTA F 2 Chris Waller
5 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR F 2 Mark Newnham
6 I’M SO SWEET F 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
7 7x IMPETUOSO F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
8 1 INTO THE ABYSS F 2 John P Thompson
9 25 MISTEED F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
10 ONTHETAKE F 2 Clare Cunningham
11 4 OUR DAWN F 2 Clarry Conners
12 4 RIVER BIRD F 2 Jason Coyle
13 5 SARZANA F 2 Richard Freedman
14 2125 SECRET LADY F 2 Gary Portelli
15 2 SUNREEL F 2 Kris Lees
16 3 TELL NO TALES F 2 Matthew Smith

Widden Stakes History

The Widden Stakes is named after Widden Stud, home to some of the country’s premier stallions and sires. It was inaugurated in 1943 as a 1000m Principal Race. It has been run over its current 1100m distance during 2005-07 and since 2009 onwards. The event gained Listed status in 1979 – 2013 before being upgraded to a Group 3 autumn feature from 2014.

There have been three racecourses to host the Widden Stakes – Randwick, Rosehill Gardens and Warwick Farm.

Plenty of notable fillies have won the event and some of the best Widden Stakes winners in recent years include Triscay (1989), Dynasty (1993), Satin Shoes (2011) and Mossfun (2014).

Recent Widden Stakes Winners

See below for a full list of the Widden Stakes Winners & Results going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Widden Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Widden Stakes
1st Fiesta 1 minute 5.50 seconds
2nd Adamina
3rd River Bird
2017
Widden Stakes
1st Teaspoon 1 minute 5.08 seconds
2nd Mystic Empire
3rd Sweet Deal
2016
Widden Stakes
1st Honesty Prevails 1 minute 5.7 seconds
2nd Smart Amelia
3rd Chipanda
2015
Widden Stakes
1st Fireworks 1 minute 5.4 seconds
2nd Lake Geneva
3rd Igraine
2014
Widden Stakes
1st Mossfun 1 minute 5.0 seconds
2nd Ygritte
3rd Twirl
2013
Widden Stakes
1st Overreach 1 minute 3.0 seconds
2nd Everage
3rd Brilliant Bisc
2012
Widden Stakes
1st Driefontein 1 minute 4.1 seconds
2nd Agueda
3rd Hussousa
2011
Widden Stakes
1st Satin Shoes 1 minute 2.2 seconds
2nd Elite Falls
3rd Shared Reflections
2010
Widden Stakes
1st Georgette Silk 1 minute 5.19 seconds
2nd Mafia Miss
3rd So Detached
2009
Widden Stakes
1st Horizons 1 minute 4.44 seconds
2nd Melito
3rd Marquardt
2008
Widden Stakes
1st Delta Girl 58.67 seconds
2nd Stripper
3rd Jiale
2007
Widden Stakes
1st Superfly 1 minute 4.8 seconds
2nd Goldam
3rd Illuminates
2006
Widden Stakes
1st Churchill Downs 1 minute 4.85 seconds
2nd Fleur Royale
3rd Big Joker
2005
Widden Stakes
1st Pasikatera 1 minute 4.02 seconds
2nd Snowden
3rd Kincharm
2004
Widden Stakes
1st Econsul 1 minute 5.15 seconds
2nd Ballybleue
3rd Segments
2003
Widden Stakes
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2002
Widden Stakes
1st Secret Land 58.92 seconds
2nd Hasna
3rd Danish Magic
2001
Widden Stakes
1st Riona 58.05 seconds
2nd Chatelaine
3rd Highest
2000
Widden Stakes
1st Miss Bussell 59.33 seconds
2nd Happens
3rd Vita

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