Hyperion Stakes

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

2020 Hyperion Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Perfect Jewel
  • 2nd: #7 The Velvet King
  • 3rd: #11 Mississippi Delta



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 $160,000 prize money, 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 2020 Hyperion Stakes took place on Saturday June 13, 2020 and saw Perfect Jewel back-up off her Belmont Sprint victory to win at double-figures again. 

Hyperion Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday June 13, 2020
Track: Belmont Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Hyperion Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Perfect Jewel
  • 2nd: #7 The Velvet King
  • 3rd: #11 Mississippi Delta

The Adam Durrant-trained Perfect Jewel won the Belmont Sprint last start at blowout odds and was forgotten again by the punters when she took out the Hyperion Stakes 2020 results at $11 with a narrow upset over the beaten favourite The Velvet King ($2.60) in a thrilling finish.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 10 PERFECT JEWEL Adam Durrant Patrick Carbery 13 57kg $11
2 7 THE VELVET KING Darren McAuliffe Mitchell Pateman 0.67L 4 59kg $2.60F
3 11 MISSISSIPPI DELTA Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 3.38L 3 57kg $5
4 13 MIZLECKI Fred Kersley Ms Jade McNaught (a) 3.39L 10 57kg $151
5 12 ANGELIC RULER Daniel & Ben Pearce Joseph Azzopardi 5.86L 7 57kg $8
6 9 ABDICATOR Darren McAuliffe Jarrad Noske 6.19L 1 59kg $20
7 5 PUSHIN’ SHAPES Daniel & Ben Pearce Chris Parnham 6.47L 12 59kg $151
8 2 HUMIDOR (NZ) Lindsey Smith Brad Parnham 7.78L 2 59kg $14
9 6 TAXAGANO Fred Kersley Steven Parnham 9.04L 9 59kg $81
10 3 GATTING Darren McAuliffe Ms Kyra Yuill 9.06L 11 59kg $8.50
11 4 MATERIAL MAN Jason Miller Clint Johnston-Porter 9.66L 8 59kg $21
12 8 ARCTIC STREAM Ross Price Paul Harvey 11.21L 6 59kg $31
13 1 BLACK HEART BART Lindsey Smith Shaun McGruddy 26.43L 5 59kg $26

*Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Hyperion Stakes Odds

The winter’s top Hyperion Stakes 2020 racing odds and WA betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

2020 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 2020 Field & Barriers will be available below.

The Hyperion Stakes 2020 field features a quality line-up of 13 gallopers including the defending champion ans subsequent Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes winner Gatting along with upset last-start Group 3 Belmont Sprint winning mare Perfect Jewel.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 80129x68x0 BLACK HEART BART Lindsey Smith Shaun McGruddy 5 59kg 113
2 x0005496x0 HUMIDOR (NZ) Lindsey Smith Brad Parnham 2 59kg 111
3 1502752×94 GATTING Darren McAuliffe Ms Lucy Warwick 11 59kg 112
4 6900x600x9 MATERIAL MAN Jason Miller Clint Johnston-Porter 8 59kg 105
5 x017x90070 PUSHIN’ SHAPES Daniel & Ben Pearce Chris Parnham 12 59kg 90
6 1441213×60 TAXAGANO Fred Kersley Steven Parnham 9 59kg 97
7 2x21360x22 THE VELVET KING Darren McAuliffe Mitchell Pateman 4 59kg 107
8 41127311×6 ARCTIC STREAM Ross Price Paul Harvey 6 59kg 92
9 25520123×5 ABDICATOR Darren McAuliffe Jarrad Noske 1 59kg 94
10 x930481x01 PERFECT JEWEL Adam Durrant Patrick Carbery 13 57kg 104
11 214x1941x7 MISSISSIPPI DELTA Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 3 57kg 102
12 x2320x2153 ANGELIC RULER Daniel & Ben Pearce Joseph Azzopardi 7 57kg 102
13 x55035x560 MIZLECKI Fred Kersley Ms Jade McNaught (a) 10 57kg 88

 

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 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
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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