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.

2020 Widden Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Away Game
  • 2nd: #4 Centimental
  • 3rd: #2 Philizzy



The 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 Gimcrack Stakes (1100m) held at Randwick in September / 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 2020 Widden Stakes rans on Saturday February 1, 2020 at Randwick having been moved from Rosehill Gardens due to extreme heat and saw the favourite Away Game salute in a tough victory. 

Widden Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday February 1, 2020
Track: Rosehill Racecourse (Randwick in 2020)
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $650,000

2020 Widden Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Away Game
  • 2nd: #4 Centimental
  • 3rd: #2 Philizzy

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Magic Millions Classic winning filly Away Game was ultra-impressive saluting for the punters in the 2020 Widden Stakes results with an all-the-way win ahead of the Golden Slipper in March.

Click here to read more on the Widden Stakes winner Away Game.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 1 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tom Marquand 5 57.5kg $2.10F
2 4 CENTIMENTAL Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 2.3L 3 54.5kg $6.50
3 2 PHILIZZY Anthony Cummings Christian Reith 2.5L 2 56kg $5
4 5 SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller Tommy Berry 3L 4 54.5kg $5
5 3 IN FLANDERS James Cummings Jason Collett 3.5L 1 54.5kg $9.50

2020 Widden Stakes Betting Odds

The current Widden Stakes 2020 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.

2020 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 2020 Widden Stakes field and barriers will be released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The Widden Stakes 2020 final field has drawn just five final acceptors with connections of many two-year-olds deterred by the current extreme heat conditions across Sydney. The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Magic Millions Classic winner Away Game is a short-priced favourite from the outside barrier to make it three straight wins. She is lumped with 57.5kg at set weights with penalties however opening it up for the Anthony Cummings-trained Philizzy coming off a winning debut at Randwick’s Kensington track.

Read more on the 2020 Widden Stakes field of Golden Slipper-bound fillies.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 411 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tom Marquand 5 57.5kg
2 1 PHILIZZY Anthony Cummings Christian Reith 2 56kg
3 5×2 IN FLANDERS James Cummings Jason Collett 1 54.5kg
4 2 CENTIMENTAL Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3 54.5kg
5 0 SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller Tommy Berry 4 54.5kg

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), subsequent Golden Slipper winner Overreach (2013), Mossfun (2014), Fiesta (2018) and that year’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Away Game (2020).

In 2020 Away Game became tthe first filly in over 20 years to carry more than 56.5kg to victory in the Widden Stakes.

Recent Widden Stakes Winners

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

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Widden Stakes
(Run at Randwick)
1st Away Game 1 minute 4.43 seconds
2nd Centimental
3rd Philizzy
2019
Widden Stakes
1st Amercement 1 minute 5.91 seconds
2nd Rotator
3rd Blazing Miss
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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