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.

2022 Surround Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Hinged
  • 2nd: #8 Startantes
  • 3rd: #7 Espiona




The Surround Stakes is one of the newer 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 2022 took place on Saturday February 26, 2022 and was won in an upset by the Chris Waller-trained Hinged ($10). 

2022 Surround Stakes
Date: Saturday February 26, 2022
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
Weight: 56kg
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000
Inaugurated: 1979

2022 Surround Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Hinged ($10)
  • 2nd: #8 Startantes
  • 3rd: #7 Espiona

Chris Waller posted his first success in the Surround Stakes 2022 results with his forgotten filly in the mix, Flight Stakes runner-up Hinged ($10), saluting in a narrow upset over the fast-finishing Startantes and Waller’s beaten favourite Espiona.

Click here to read more on the thrilling photo-finish win by Hinged for Waller in the 2022 Surround Stakes results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 HINGED Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 1 56kg $10
2 8 STARTANTES Robert Heathcote Jason Collett 0.06L 9 56kg $19
3 7 ESPIONA Chris Waller James McDonald 1.23L 10 56kg $2.60F
4 10 HERESY James Cummings Sam Clipperton 1.75L 4 56kg $21
5 3 FANGIRL Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 1.96L 13 56kg $3.50
6 16 HOPE IN YOUR HEART Kerry Parker William Pike 2.56L 5 56kg $101
7 4 FOUR MOVES AHEAD John Sargent Nash Rawiller 3.76L 15 56kg $17
8 6 JAMAEA Robert & Luke Price Brock Ryan 3.97L 6 56kg $18
9 11 SHIHONKA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 4.69L 11 56kg $51
10 2 NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 5.43L 7 56kg $26
11 9 ZOUZARELLA Anthony & Sam Freedman Chad Schofield 5.46L 14 56kg $15
12 12 SWEET RUBY Kim Waugh Jay Ford 6.22L 3 56kg $91
13 14 LARKSPUR RUN James Cummings Glyn Schofield 8L 12 56kg $61
14 13 TILIANAM (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 8.12L 8 56kg $101
15 18e I’M DIVINE Edward Cummings Tom Sherry (a) 10.99L 2 56kg $101
1 YEARNING Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 0
17e VON TRAPP Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 0
15 RINGAROSA Gary Portelli Keagan Latham 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Surround Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Surround Stakes 2022 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.

2022 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 2022 Surround Stakes field is released on Wednesday February 23, 2022 and will be published in full below along with the Surround Stakes barrier draw.

The Surround Stakes 2022 final field features a class line-up of three-year-old fillies including the Chris Waller-trained favourite Espiona who the punters are willing to forgive for a last start loss and her stablemate Fangirl who beat her home in the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes first-up.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the 2022 Surround Stakes field and betting markets.

  • Scratched: #1 Yearning (2) has come out of the Surround Stakes in favour of a first-up run on the same day in Melbourne’s Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes on a firmer track; #15 Ringarosa (12); #17e Von Trapp (3). 
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 25x491214x YEARNING Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 2 56kg 104
2 11912x NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 9 56kg 95
3 4x3111x1 FANGIRL Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 16 56kg 93
4 144x3516x0 FOUR MOVES AHEAD John Sargent Nash Rawiller 18 56kg 92
5 x2111026x7 HINGED Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 1 56kg 92
6 621x418x93 JAMAEA Robert & Luke Price Brock Ryan 8 56kg 92
7 11×2 ESPIONA Chris Waller James McDonald 13 56kg 90
8 5111630×36 STARTANTES Robert Heathcote Jason Collett 11 56kg 89
9 1128×4 ZOUZARELLA Anthony & Sam Freedman Chad Schofield 17 56kg 81
10 21x23204x5 HERESY James Cummings Sam Clipperton 6 56kg 80
11 23×101126 SHIHONKA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 14 56kg 78
12 236×721711 SWEET RUBY Kim Waugh Jay Ford 5 56kg 76
13 11x9x0 TILIANAM (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 10 56kg 76
14 1x172267x4 LARKSPUR RUN James Cummings Glyn Schofield 15 56kg 75
15 26×15 RINGAROSA Gary Portelli Keagan Latham 12 56kg 62
16 674x141x33 HOPE IN YOUR HEART Kerry Parker Andrew Adkins 7 56kg 60
17e 7140×0 VON TRAPP Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 3 56kg 75
18e 7×1 I’M DIVINE Edward Cummings 4 56kg 61

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Surround Stakes Nominations

Nominations on the Surround Stakes in 2022 are taken in early February and will be updated in full below once announced.

The 2022 Surround Stakes nominations feature 41 three-year-old fillies including Thousand Guineas champion Yearning, the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Flight Stakes winner Never Been Kissed and the to date undefeated Espiona for Chris Waller.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 148×13 ANCIENT GIRL (NZ) F 3 Clinton McDonald
2 11015x7x9 ARCADED F 3 James Cummings 83
3 1x8x1 ARGENTIA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
4 321135×1 BARB RAIDER F 3 Jerome Hunter
5 53110×6 BON’S A PEARLA F 3 Kevin Corstens
6 4x623x14 CALIFORNIA SURREAL F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 65
7 22216×12 CARDIGAN QUEEN F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
8 342×3 DALCHINI F 3 Lee & Cherie Curtis
9 6433612315 DECENT RAINE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
10 13 ELLENMAC F 3 Matthew Smith 59
11 11×2 ESPIONA F 3 Chris Waller 90
12 4x3111x1 FANGIRL F 3 Chris Waller 93
13 4211x FINEPOINT F 3 Chris Waller 70
14 144x3516x0 FOUR MOVES AHEAD F 3 John Sargent 92
15 8×460 HAVE MERCY F 3 Edward Cummings
16 21x23204x5 HERESY F 3 James Cummings 80
17 x2111026x7 HINGED F 3 Chris Waller 92
18 674x141x33 HOPE IN YOUR HEART F 3 Kerry Parker 60
19 7×1 I’M DIVINE F 3 Edward Cummings 61
20 3x11x10 JAL LEI F 3 John O’Shea 74
21 621x418x93 JAMAEA F 3 Robert & Luke Price 92
22 1x172267x4 LARKSPUR RUN F 3 James Cummings
23 139x5320x5 MALLORY F 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
24 2219×1 MAYROSE F 3 John Sargent 69
25 14×112 ME ME LAGARDE F 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds
26 2x327791x8 MOKULUA F 3 Clarry Conners 80
27 11912x NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
28 26×15 RINGAROSA F 3 Gary Portelli 62
29 9x5210x1 ROCKLILY F 3 Matthew Dunn 69
30 123×1 ROOTS F 3 Chris Waller 71
31 11 SHADES OF ROSE F 3 Bjorn Baker 63
32 x132x880x9 SHE’S ALL CLASS F 3 Chris Waller 84
33 23×101126 SHIHONKA F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 78
34 11 SNAPPED F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
35 5111630×36 STARTANTES F 3 Robert Heathcote 89
36 236×721711 SWEET RUBY F 3 Kim Waugh 76
37 11x9x0 TILIANAM (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 76
38 7140×0 VON TRAPP F 3 Mark Newnham 75
39 25x491214x YEARNING F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 104
40 2117×440 ZETARITA F 3 Kris Lees 64
41 1128×4 ZOUZARELLA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 81

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
2022
Surround Stakes
1st Hinged 1 minute 26.09 seconds
2nd Startantes
3rd Espiona
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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