Hyperion Stakes

The Hyperion Stakes is a Group 3 race run at Belmont Racecourse in June during the Perth Winter Racing season.

2021 Hyperion Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Valour Road
  • 2nd: #11 Dance Music
  • 3rd: #5 Money Matters



The Hyperion Stakes is a key Perth Winter Racing Carnival event run at Belmont Racecourse each June. Raced over a mile distance of 1600 metres, the Hyperion Stakes is open to horses aged two-years-old and above and is contested at weight-for-age conditions.

Offering $200,000 prize money as of 2021, the Hyperion Stakes is a lucrative stand-alone race and as such tends to attract a fairly impressive field of local gallopers that may have had a lead-up run in the Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m) over 200m shorter a fortnight before.

The Belmont Sprint – Hyperion Stakes double was recently achieved by the mare Wink And A Nod (2016), Material Man (2018) and Perfect Jewel (2020).

Many runners continue on after the Hyperion Stakes with another Belmont run in the Group 3 Strickland Stakes (2000m), which is another notable step-up in distance. Material Man (2018) managed to win all three events (Belmont Sprint, Hyperion Stakes, Strickland Stakes) over a gun winter carnival.

The following year the Hyperion Stakes winner Gatting went on to win the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes in Melbourne during the spring.

The 2021 Hyperion Stakes took place on Saturday June 12, 2021 and was won by Valour Road. 

Hyperion Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday June 12, 2021
Track: Belmont Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 Hyperion Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Valour Road
  • 2nd: #11 Dance Music
  • 3rd: #5 Money Matters

There was nothing between the Simon Miller-trained stablemates Valour Road ($9.50) and Dance Music ($9.50) who ran the quinella in the Hyperion Stakes 2021 results. The winner will now be saved for a shot at the Group 1 Railway Stakes, while Dance Music will back-up in the Strickland Stakes next race.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 VALOUR ROAD Simon A Miller Brad Rawiller 4 59kg $9.50
2 11 DANCE MUSIC Simon A Miller Brad Parnham 0.19L 6 57kg $9.50
3 5 MONEY MATTERS Adam Durrant Joseph Azzopardi 0.72L 10 59kg $51
4 7 MASSIMO Adam Durrant Clint Johnston-Porter 0.76L 5 59kg $21
5 3 THE VELVET KING Darren McAuliffe Mitchell Pateman 2.13L 2 59kg $2.30F
6 13 LEADING GIRL (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 2.47L 11 57kg $4
7 6 DIG DEEP Daniel & Ben Pearce Chris Parnham 2.49L 1 59kg $14
8 9 UNI TIME Sharon Miller Alan Kennedy 2.83L 9 59kg $26
9 10 KAY CEE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 3.77L 7 57kg $14
10 4 TAXAGANO Fred Kersley Troy Turner 3.95L 3 59kg $91
11 12 SHE’S ALIGHT (NZ) Alan Mathews Patrick Carbery 4.97L 8 57kg $71
12 8 ARCTIC STREAM Ross Price Paul Harvey 6.6L 12 59kg $101
13 2 COME PLAY WITH ME Adam Durrant Ms Jade McNaught 8.55L 13 59kg $51

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Hyperion Stakes Odds

The winter’s top Hyperion Stakes 2021 racing odds and WA betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

Material Man ($1.75 in 2018) was the last favourite in Hyperion Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2021 Hyperion Stakes Field

The Hyperion Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of local milers, the majority of which are backing-up out of the Belmont Sprint a fortnight earlier.

As soon as released by Perth Racing the week of the race, the official Hyperion Stakes 2021 Field & Barriers will be available below.

Thirteen winter hopefuls make-up the 2021 Hyperion Stakes final field in Perth this weekend including last start Belmont Sprint winner The Velvet King tipped to do the double after a favourable barrier two draw.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x61707x462 VALOUR ROAD Simon A Miller Brad Rawiller 4 59kg 107
2 x909x50x32 COME PLAY WITH ME Adam Durrant Ms Jade McNaught 13 59kg 107
3 x2223x70x1 THE VELVET KING Darren McAuliffe Mitchell Pateman 2 59kg 110
4 8700748×08 TAXAGANO Fred Kersley Troy Turner 3 59kg 95
5 31100×0310 MONEY MATTERS Adam Durrant Joseph Azzopardi 10 59kg 105
6 0231150134 DIG DEEP Daniel & Ben Pearce Chris Parnham 1 59kg 96
7 211130×609 MASSIMO Adam Durrant Clint Johnston-Porter 5 59kg 99
8 07306×2454 ARCTIC STREAM Ross Price Paul Harvey 12 59kg 90
9 x65539x985 UNI TIME Sharon Miller Alan Kennedy 9 59kg 100
10 x11x0100x0 KAY CEE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 7 57kg 104
11 3010311×33 DANCE MUSIC Simon A Miller Brad Parnham 6 57kg 102
12 5126169×96 SHE’S ALIGHT (NZ) Alan Mathews Patrick Carbery 8 57kg 83
13 21x22311x1 LEADING GIRL (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 11 57kg 84

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Hyperion Stakes History

The Hyperion Stakes was first run in 1972 when St. Just seized victory. From its inauguration until 2004 it was run every year at Ascot Racecourse. In 2005, the race shifted to Belmont Park before moving back to Ascot until 2011. Since the 2011 edition of the race, it has been hosted at Belmont. Over the years, the distance of the Hyperion Stakes has changed repeatedly – those changes detailed below.

Hyperion Stakes Race Distance

Period Distance
1972 5 furlongs
1973 1000 metres
1974 1200 metres
1975-78 1400 metres
1979 1450 metres
1980-82 1400 metres
1983 1500 metres
1984-2010 1400 metres
2011- 1600 metres

A number of talented horses have won the Hyperion Stakes including Scales Of Justice (2017), Material Man (2018), Gatting (2019),  Elite Belle (2014), Western Australian racing legend Luckygray (2012) and Marasco (2008, 2010).

Hyperion Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.

Hyperion Stakes Results

Year Results Winning Time
2021 1st Valour Road 2nd Dance Music 3rd Money Matters 1:38.56
2020 1st Perfect Jewel 2nd The Velvet King 3rd Mississippi Delta 1:38.6
2019 1st Gatting 2nd Galaxy Star 3rd Great Shot 1:38.21
2018 1st Material Man 2nd Great Shot 3rd Pounamu 1:36.5
2017 1st Scales Of Justice 2nd Zarantz 3rd Miki Two Toes 1:37.5
2016 1st Wink And A Nod 2nd Zarantz 3rd Gris Caro  1:38.1
2015 1st Fuchsia Bandana 2nd Respondent 3rd Tower Of Lonhro  1:38.5
2014 1st Elite Belle 2nd Ranger 3rd Grand Nirvana  1:39.77
2013 1st Black Tycoon 2nd Kerrific 3rd Ranger  1:38.14
2012 1st Luckygray =2nd Grand Nirvana =2nd Rosie Rocket  1:38.35
2011 1st King Kool Kat 2nd Impressive Jeuney 3rd Grand Nirvana  1:36.71
2010 1st Marasco 2nd Tarzi 3rd Spitfire Ace  1:23.30
2009 1st Tarzi 2nd Marasco 3rd Hadabeclorka  1:22.15
2008 1st Marasco 2nd Scenic Shot 3rd Scenic Blast  1:22.60
2007 1st No Questions 2nd Arctic Park 3rd Star Laser  1:23.26
2006 1st Local Legend 2nd Attractions 3rd Changing Lanes  1:22.53
2005 1st Amber’s Halo 2nd Field Commander 3rd Field Commander  1:25.34
2004 1st Dedicated Miss 2nd Mapperholic 3rd Kensyl Bay  1:24.42
2003 1st Tribula 2nd Mogul 3rd Early Express  1:23.31
2002 1st Old Fashion 2nd Storm Shot 3rd Jugahtrice  1:24.11
2001 1st Country Blazer 2nd Bumbelina 3rd Lyrical King  1:24.91
2000 1st Devilish Dealer 2nd Wild Flood 3rd Sweepshot  1:23.80

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