Surround Stakes

The Surround Stakes is now a Group 1 race for three-year-old fillies held at Royal Randwick on Chipping Norton Stakes Day during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2021 Surround Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Forbidden Love
  • 2nd: #8 Vangelic
  • 3rd: #11 Elizabeel



The Surround Stakes is one of the newest Group 1 races in Australia, the event elevated from its former Group 2 status for the first time in 2018. The Surround Stakes is held towards the start of the prestigious Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival on Chipping Norton Stakes Day at Royal Randwick in late February or early March. The meeting is also headlined by the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) and features a host of other support races including the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes and Group 2 Skyline Stakes over the 1200m.

Run over 1400m, the Surround Stakes is a set weights race offering $500,000 in total prize money for three-year-old fillies. Fillies that previously contested the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) at Randwick earlier in the autumn may be looking for a step up in distance here on their way to some of the other lucrative carnival features, including taking on the boys in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) the following week. The 2019 Surround Stakes winner Nakeeta Jane went on to run third behind The Autumn Sun in the Randwick Guineas that year.

Other possible runs for Surround Stakes fillies later in the season include the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) against the older mares and the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill at the end of March.

The Surround Stakes 2021 took place on Saturday February 27, 2021 and was won in an upset Forbidden Love. 

2021 Surround Stakes
Date: Saturday February 27, 2021
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
Weight: 56kg
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000
Inaugurated: 1979

2021 Surround Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Forbidden Love
  • 2nd: #8 Vangelic
  • 3rd: #11 Elizabeel

Forbidden Love ($10) scored a runaway upset by three lengths in a surprise 2021 Surround Stakes result defeating fellow double-figure outsiders Vangelic ($31) and Elizabeel ($26).

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman Nash Rawiller 3 56kg $10
2 8 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3L 8 56kg $31
3 11 ELIZABEEL John Sargent Robbie Dolan 3.2L 13 56kg $26
4 7 NEVER TALK Kris Lees Jason Collett 4.2L 7 56kg $7.50
5 4 EVERY ROSE Mark Newnham Tom Sherry (a) 5L 15 56kg $17
6 1 MONTEFILIA David Payne Hugh Bowman 5.1L 11 56kg $6
7 14 LOVE SENSATION Kevin Corstens Sam Clipperton 5.4L 1 56kg $41
8 5 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller James McDonald 5.6L 16 56kg $9
9 3 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 5.9L 9 56kg $4.80F
10 10 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 6L 5 56kg $21
11 2 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 6.8L 14 56kg $16
12 15 MIRAVALLE Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 7.8L 6 56kg $26
13 9 LA MEXICANA Anthony & Sam Freedman Tom Marquand 8.3L 10 56kg $10
14 16 EIGHT DIAMONDS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jay Ford 11.3L 12 56kg $51
15 12 JOVIALITY Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 13.8L 4 56kg $61
16 13 PHILIZZY Anthony Cummings Andrew Adkins 24.2L 2 56kg $91
17e PIPPALI Jason Coyle 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Surround Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Surround Stakes 2021 odds and betting prices on the season’s top three-year-old fillies will be available below as soon as markets are out at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2021 Surround Stakes Field

A line-up of the season’s best three-year-old fillies make up the Surround Stakes field each spring, even more so since the race gained Group 1 status for the first time in 2018. The fillies in the Surround Stakes field may come via lead-up runs in events like the Light Fingers Stakes a fortnight earlier at the track. Nakeeta Jane (2019) was the last filly to complete the Light Fingers – Surround Stakes double.

The 2021 Surround Stakes field is released on Wednesday February 24, 2021 and will be published in full below along with the Surround Stakes barrier draw.

The Surround Stakes 2021 field features a capacity line-up of talented fillies led in betting by the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Dame Giselle, while the Flight Stakes – Spring Champion Stakes double winner Montefilia resumes at double figures.

Click here to read more on the key hopes in the 2021 Surround Stakes field & betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 14x314113x MONTEFILIA David Payne Hugh Bowman 11 56kg 106
2 114215×233 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 14 56kg 98
3 174x1114x4 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 9 56kg 96
4 x2298x46x1 EVERY ROSE Mark Newnham Tom Sherry (a) 16 56kg 94
5 215x2227x7 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller James McDonald 17 56kg 94
6 63×1331319 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman Nash Rawiller 3 56kg 93
7 11×117152 NEVER TALK Kris Lees Jason Collett 7 56kg 90
8 622x4330x8 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 8 56kg 87
9 1x3112x11 LA MEXICANA Anthony & Sam Freedman Tom Marquand 10 56kg 86
10 x285168x36 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 5 56kg 86
11 23x21134x4 ELIZABEEL John Sargent Robbie Dolan 13 56kg 78
12 33111520×0 JOVIALITY Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 4 56kg 78
13 3477x60x49 PHILIZZY Anthony Cummings Andrew Adkins 2 56kg 73
14 3x2150x45 LOVE SENSATION Kevin Corstens Sam Clipperton 1 56kg 72
15 0x176644x MIRAVALLE Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 6 56kg 68
16 54×14 EIGHT DIAMONDS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jay Ford 12 56kg 65
17e 514 PIPPALI Jason Coyle 15 56kg 59

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Surround Stakes Nominations

Nominations on the Surround Stakes in 2021 are taken the Monday of race week and will be updated in full below once announced.

The 2021 Surround Stakes nominations attracted 43 fillies including the Flight Stakes – Spring Champion Stakes double winner Montefilia and the popular Hungry Heart for Chris Waller.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 ADORABLE MISS F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
2 11x220x5 AIDENSFIELD F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
3 52×5 ARTIC F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
4 1114215×23 AWAY GAME F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 98
5 8x4317x BARGAIN (NZ) F 3 Mark Newnham 59
6 21x BROOKSPIRE F 3 Chris Waller 65
7 61×3 CHASE MY CROWN F 3 Joel & Wayne Wilkes
8 32x12310x CHICA FUERTE F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
9 174x1114x4 DAME GISELLE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 96
10 4319x DARLING DIAMOND F 3 Mark Newnham 64
11 54×1 EIGHT DIAMONDS F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 65
12 523x21134x ELIZABEEL F 3 John Sargent 71
13 1x2298x46x EVERY ROSE F 3 Mark Newnham 79
14 5211 FLEXIBLE F 3 James Cummings 71
15 63×1331319 FORBIDDEN LOVE F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
16 155x34x32 HARMONIUM F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 64
17 22×1 HEAD ON UP F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 61
18 2x1011x6 HINDAAM (NZ) F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
19 215x2227x HUNGRY HEART F 3 Chris Waller 94
20 3x1x1x IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
21 172×734481 ISLAND JOY (NZ) F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
22 x33111520x JOVIALITY F 3 Chris Waller 79
23 2121x KAHMA LASS (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards 98
24 1x3112x11 LA MEXICANA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
25 9x650x233 LATIN LYRIC F 3 Craig Carmody
26 3x2150x4 LOVE SENSATION F 3 Kevin Corstens 65
27 1x MAID OF IRON F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
28 0x176644x MIRAVALLE F 3 Mark Newnham
29 14x314113x MONTEFILIA F 3 David Payne
30 11×11715 NEVER TALK F 3 Kris Lees 78
31 51x1353x3 NICCI’S FLING F 3 Gary Portelli 65
32 4x438x11x ONLY WORDS (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 72
33 130x52221x PERSONAL F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
34 13477x60x4 PHILIZZY F 3 Anthony Cummings 73
35 51 PIPPALI F 3 Jason Coyle 59
36 311 SHE CAN SING F 3 Michael Costa 62
37 3×521 SHIVANI F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 65
38 0x285168x3 THERMOSPHERE F 3 James Cummings 86
39 2×1541 THUNDER PEAK F 3 Michael Moroney
40 1622x4330x VANGELIC F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 87
41 4121x VICTORIA QUAY F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
42 1454621×00 YES BABY YES F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
43 0x141x ZOU DANCER F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Surround Stakes History

First run in 1979 the Surround Stakes inaugural winner was Impede. The race began as a Group 3 event run over 1400m and although the distance has remained the same, the status of the event was elevated to Group 2 level in 1986. The Surround Stakes became a Group 1 race for the first time in 2018. For one year in 1990 the Surround Stakes was downgraded to a Group 3 race again but regained Group 2 status the following year in 1991.

Surround Stakes Winners

See below for the full Surround Stakes results dating back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Surround Stakes
1st Forbidden Love 1 minute 22.30 seconds
2nd Vangelic
3rd Elizabeel
2020
Surround Stakes
1st Probabeel 1 minute 21.36 seconds
2nd Funstar
3rd Xilong
2019
Surround Stakes
1st Nakeeta Jane 1 minute 21.82 seconds
2nd Fundamentalist
3rd El Dorado Dreaming
2018
Surround Stakes
1st Shoals 1 minute 23.46 seconds
2nd Torvill
3rd Rimraam
2017
Surround Stakes
1st La Bella Diosa 1 minute 25.62 seconds
2nd Omei Sword
3rd Global Glamour
2016
Surround Stakes
1st Ghisoni 1 minute 21.3 seconds
2nd Single Gaze
3rd Stay With Me
2015
Surround Stakes
1st First Seal 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd Supara
3rd Slightly Sweet
2014
Surround Stakes
1st Thump 1 minute 23.57 seconds
2nd Real Surreal
3rd Lucia Valentina
2013
Surround Stakes
1st Dear Demi 1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd Driefontein
3rd Longport
2012
Surround Stakes
1st Streama 1 minute 24.7 seconds
2nd Sea Siren
3rd Hallowell Belle
2011
Surround Stakes
1st Parables 1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd Red Tracer
3rd Rose Of Peace
2010
Surround Stakes
1st More Joyous 1 minute 23.64 seconds
2nd Hurtle Myrtle
3rd So Anyway
2009
Surround Stakes
1st Portillo 1 minute 21.83 seconds
2nd Romneya
3rd Rocha
2008
Surround Stakes
1st Chinchilla Rose 1 minute 24.23 seconds
2nd Occurrence
3rd Mimi Lebrock
2007
Surround Stakes
1st Gold Edition 1 minute 22.38 seconds
2nd Tuesday Joy
3rd Just Dancing
2006
Surround Stakes
1st Regal Cheer 1 minute 22.87 seconds
2nd Mnemosyne
3rd Star Mystic
2005
Surround Stakes
1st Lotteria 1 minute 22.85 seconds
2nd Shania Dane
3rd Johan’s Toy
2004
Surround Stakes
1st Only Words 1 minute 25.95 seconds
2nd Ike’s Dream
3rd Shamekha
2003
Surround Stakes
1st Bollinger 1 minute 23.17 seconds
2nd Bumptious
3rd Sunday Joy
2002
Surround Stakes
1st Hosannah 1 minute 22.85 seconds
2nd Heritiere
3rd Quays
2001
Surround Stakes
1st On Type 1 minute 22.77 seconds
2nd Maitland Gold
3rd Miss Kournikova
2000
Surround Stakes
1st Ad Alta 1 minute 24.04 seconds
2nd Spinning Hill
3rd Camena

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