Wakeful Stakes

The Wakeful Stakes (2000m) is a Group 2 event hosted at Flemington Racecourse on Derby Day as a lead-up to the VRC Oaks.

2019 Wakeful Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Miami Bound
  • 2nd: #5 Vegas Jewel
  • 3rd: #12 Palumbo



The Wakeful Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-old fillies contested at Flemington Racecourse.

Held the Saturday before the illustrious Melbourne Cup in late October or early November annually, the Wakeful Stakes is one of 9 Group status races that fill the card on Victoria Derby Day. VRC Derby Day is one of the only race meets in Australia where every race has Group status. There are four Group 1 races on the card: the Victoria Derby (2500m), Kennedy Cantala (1600m), Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) and Empire Rose Stakes (1600m).

The Wakeful Stakes is a 2000m event for three-year-old fillies run under set weight conditions plus penalties. Worth $300,000 in total prize money it is an excellent lead-up race to the highly prestigious $1 million VRC Oaks (2500m) for three-year-old fillies the following Thursday. The Wakeful Stakes results have been a good indication for the Crown Oaks over the years, with 13 fillies taking out the double since 1983, including most recently Kirramosa (2013) and Aristia (2018).

Victoria Derby Day on Saturday November 2, 2019 featured the 2019 Wakeful Stakes won by the Danny O’Brien-trained Miami Bound.

2019 Wakeful Stakes
Date: Saturday November 2, 2019
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300 000
Inaugurated: 1932

2019 Wakeful Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Miami Bound
  • 2nd: #5 Vegas Jewel
  • 3rd: #12 Palumbo

The Danny O’Brien-trained Miami Bound put her best foot forward for a 2019 Kennedy Oaks run next Thursday with a narrow but dominant win in the Wakeful Stakes 2019 Results ridden to victory by record-breaking jockey Damien Oliver. Miami Bound defeated the lightly-raced Vegas Jewel with Palumbo adding value to the trifecta as a roughie hope in a distant third just ahead of the beaten favourite Flit for Godolphin.

Read more on the 2019 Wakeful Stakes win by Kennedy Oaks-bound Miami Bound.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight
1 2 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 6 55kg $8
2 5 VEGAS JEWEL (NZ) Mark Kavanagh Jordan Childs 0.3L 5 55kg $3.70
3 12 PALUMBO Grahame Begg Ms Linda Meech 6.3L 7 55kg $26
4 1 FLIT James Cummings Hugh Bowman 6.5L 9 58kg $2.90F
5 3 FOXBOROUGH John Sargent Michael Walker 7.25L 10 55kg $26
6 6 SILENT SOVEREIGN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jamie Kah 7.55L 12 55kg $14
7 10 MAGAZINE (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 9.55L 3 55kg $31
8 7 TISANE James Cummings Craig Williams 10.3L 2 55kg $26
9 8 SONG BROCADE John Sadler Mark Zahra 10.4L 4 55kg (cd 55.5kg) $41
10 9 WALKING FLYING (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jye McNeil 11.15L 8 55kg $16
11 4 ORIENTAL LILY Peter & Paul Snowden Dwayne Dunn 11.9L 1 55kg $10
12 11 APICIUS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 26.9L 11 55kg $61

2019 Wakeful Stakes Betting Odds

The top Wakeful Stakes 2019 odds and market links to the betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au on the VRC Oaks lead-up race will be provided below the week of the race.

2019 Wakeful Stakes Field

The Wakeful Stakes field attracts a host of three-year-old fillies looking to back-up the next Thursday into the VRC Oaks field. Fillies competing in the Wakeful Stakes field may come via a number of earlier carnival races including the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m) on Cox Plate Day the week before, the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) or the prestigious Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m).

The official Wakeful Stakes 2019 Field & Barriers are announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday before the race and will be provided in full below.

The 2019 Wakeful Stakes Final Field attracted a dozen three-year-old fillies with Godolphin’s last start Thousand Guineas winner Flit the dominant favourite.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 312×291 FLIT James Cummings Hugh Bowman 9 58kg 104
2 3×1134 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 6 55kg 70
3 4232×633 FOXBOROUGH John Sargent Michael Walker 10 55kg 68
4 66×2212146 ORIENTAL LILY Peter & Paul Snowden Dwayne Dunn 1 55kg 66
5 112 VEGAS JEWEL (NZ) Mark Kavanagh Jordan Childs 5 55kg 75
6 1424 SILENT SOVEREIGN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jamie Kah 12 55kg 65
7 242221 TISANE James Cummings Craig Williams 2 55kg 61
8 8x6665x105 SONG BROCADE John Sadler Mark Zahra 4 55kg 61
9 44×413 WALKING FLYING (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jye McNeil 8 55kg 63
10 9×13 MAGAZINE (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 3 55kg 65
11 76×851 APICIUS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 11 55kg 62
12 831 PALUMBO Grahame Begg Ms Linda Meech 7 55kg 62

Wakeful Stakes History

The Wakeful Stakes was first run in 1932 when Protea won the inaugural race. It started as a principal event run over ten furlongs and remained the same until 1973 when the distance was converted into 2000m with Australia’s adoption of the metric system. In 1979 the Wakeful Stakes was elevated to Group 2 status.

Many fine fillies have contested the race and high quality Wakeful Stakes winners include Zarita (2007) and Tuesday Joy (2006). Wakeful Stakes results, winners and placegetters since 2000 are listed below.

Wakeful Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Wakeful Stakes
1st Miami Bound 2 minutes 4.48 seconds
2nd Vegas Jewel
3rd Palumbo
2018
Wakeful Stakes
1st Aristia 2 minutes 1.36 seconds
2nd Qafila
3rd El Dorado Dreaming
2017
Wakeful Stakes
1st Luvaluva 2 minutes 3.99 seconds
2nd Glam Guru
3rd Rimraam
2016
Wakeful Stakes
1st Tiamo Grace 2 minutes 4.44 seconds
2nd Sebring Dream
3rd Missrock
2015
Wakeful Stakes
1st Ambience 2 minutes 4.7 seconds
2nd Beluga Blue
3rd Muzyka
2014
Wakeful Stakes
1st Thunder Lady 2 minutes 3.4 seconds
2nd Abduction
3rd Fenway
2013
Wakeful Stakes
1st Kirramosa 2 minutes 5.15 seconds
2nd May’s Dream
3rd Solicit
2012
Wakeful Stakes
1st Zydeco 2 minutes 2.8 seconds
2nd Maraatib
3rd Transonic
2011
Wakeful Stakes
1st Atlantic Jewel 2 minutes 4.98 seconds
2nd Rahveel
3rd Dowager Queen
2010
Wakeful Stakes
1st Brazilian Pulse 2 minutes 4.27 seconds
2nd Placement
3rd Heartsareforlove
2009
Wakeful Stakes
1st Faint Perfume 2 minutes 3.25 seconds
2nd Silent Surround
3rd Melito
2008
Wakeful Stakes
1st Rocha 2 minutes 5.5 seconds
2nd Miss Scarlatti
3rd Estee
2007
Wakeful Stakes
1st Zarita 2 minutes 5.8 seconds
2nd Riva San
3rd Katherine Gold
2006
Wakeful Stakes
1st Tuesday Joy 2 minutes 2.7 seconds
2nd J’adane
3rd Anamato
2005
Wakeful Stakes
1st Serenade Rose 2 minutes 2.5 seconds
2nd Astronomia
3rd Zenarta
2004
Wakeful Stakes
1st Hollow Bullet 2 minutes 2.1 seconds
2nd Storm Alert
3rd Mango Daiquiri
2003
Wakeful Stakes
1st Timbourina 2 minutes 5.5 seconds
2nd Special Harmony
3rd Dane Beltar
2002
Wakeful Stakes
1st Hierogram 2 minutes 2.9 seconds
2nd Its Who Deanie
3rd Lashed
2001
Wakeful Stakes
1st Quays 2 minutes 1.2 seconds
2nd Gold Lottery
3rd Li Lo Lill
2000
Wakeful Stakes
1st Lolita Star 2 minutes 4.7 seconds
2nd Lang Kwai Fong
3rd Tanith

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