Strickland Stakes

The Strickland Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Belmont Racecourse over 2000m and run under weight-for-age conditions during the Perth Winter Racing Carnival.

2021 Strickland Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Naughty By Nature
  • 2nd: #5 Uni Time
  • 3rd: #8 Dance Music



The Strickland Stakes is a Group 3 race held during late June or early July each year at Belmont Racecourse in Perth. Run under weight for age conditions over a distance of 2000m, the Strickland Stakes offers $200,000 in prize money and attracts a quality line-up of mainly local gallopers each winter.

Trainers often nominate their horses in the Strickland Stakes following acceptable performances in the Group 3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m) held at Belmont a month previously under the same race conditions and the Hyperion Stakes – Strickland Stakes is a popular Perth winter betting double. Fuchsia Bandana (2015), Scales Of Justice (2016) and Material Man (2018) – who also won the Belmont Sprint in a rare treble – are the latest gallopers to complete the double. The following year in 2019, Group 1 winning mare Galaxy Star won the Belmont Sprint – Strickland Stakes double with a second in the Hyperion Stakes as the beaten favourite in between.

In 2020 the race’s 2018 winner Material Man returned and became the ninth two-time Strickland Stakes champion.

The Strickland Stakes form has stacked up in tougher interstate races in recent years with the 2019 runner-up Gatting going on to win the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington that September.

The 2021 Strickland Stakes ran on Saturday June 26, 2021 and was won by Belmont track specialist Naughty By Nature. 

Strickland Stakes
Date: Saturday June 26, 2021
Track: Belmont Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 Strickland Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Naughty By Nature
  • 2nd: #5 Unit Time
  • 3rd: #8 Dance Music

Jason Miller became a Strickland Stakes winning jockey, owner and now trainer thanks to the 2021 Strickland Stakes results that saw his in-form mare Naughty By Nature ($9.50) continue her excellent form at the Belmont track.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 10 NAUGHTY BY NATURE Jason Miller Clint Johnston-Porter 2 57kg $9.50
2 5 UNI TIME Sharon Miller Ms Kyra Yuill 0.71L 5 59kg $21
3 8 DANCE MUSIC Simon A Miller Brad Parnham 2.15L 6 57kg $6
4 3 TAXAGANO Fred Kersley Ms Lucy Warwick 2.27L 10 59kg $41
5 4 DIG DEEP Daniel & Ben Pearce Brad Rawiller 3.27L 3 59kg $21
6 7 KAY CEE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 4.92L 4 57kg $19
7 9 LEADING GIRL (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 5.05L 7 57kg $2.90EF
8 2 THE VELVET KING Darren McAuliffe Mitchell Pateman 5.64L 1 59kg $2.90EF
9 6 BELLA’S IDOL Summer Dickson Shaun McGruddy 6.93L 9 59kg $91
10 1 COME PLAY WITH ME Adam Durrant Joseph Azzopardi 12.08L 8 59kg $21

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Strickland Stakes Odds

The winter’s best Strickland Stakes 2021 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as released.

Galaxy Star ($1.50 in 2019) was the last favourite in Strickland Stakes betting to win.

2021 Strickland Stakes Field

The Strickland Stakes field attracts the best local winter gallopers that traditionally come via lead-up runs in the Belmont Sprint and Hyperion Stakes during the Belmont Winter Racing Carnival.

The official Strickland Stakes 2021 Final Field & Barriers will be available below the week of the race.

The 2021 Strickland Stakes field features 10 runners led in betting by the highly-rated Darren McAullife-trained The Velvet King looking to atone for a last start Hyperion Stakes loss as the beaten favourite.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 909x50x320 COME PLAY WITH ME Adam Durrant Joseph Azzopardi 8 59kg 106
2 2223x70x15 THE VELVET KING Darren McAuliffe Mitchell Pateman 1 59kg 110
3 700748×080 TAXAGANO Fred Kersley Ms Lucy Warwick 10 59kg 95
4 2311501347 DIG DEEP Daniel & Ben Pearce Brad Rawiller 3 59kg 96
5 65539×9858 UNI TIME Sharon Miller Ms Kyra Yuill 5 59kg 100
6 7193134423 BELLA’S IDOL Summer Dickson Shaun McGruddy 9 59kg 89
7 11x0100x09 KAY CEE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 4 57kg 103
8 010311×332 DANCE MUSIC Simon A Miller Brad Parnham 6 57kg 104
9 1x22311x16 LEADING GIRL (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 7 57kg 84
10 315322×421 NAUGHTY BY NATURE Jason Miller Clint Johnston-Porter 2 57kg 83

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Strickland Stakes Nominations

The Strickland Stakes nominations feature 11 weight-for-age hopefuls including Belmont track specialist Naughty By Nature and the Simon Miller-trained Dance Music coming off a Group 3 Hyperion Stakes second.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 7306×24540 ARCTIC STREAM G 6 Ross Price 90
2 7193134423 BELLA’S IDOL G 7 Summer Dickson 89
3 909x50x320 COME PLAY WITH ME G 6 Adam Durrant 106
4 010311×332 DANCE MUSIC M 5 Simon A Miller 104
5 2311501347 DIG DEEP G 4 Daniel & Ben Pearce 96
6 11x0100x09 KAY CEE M 4 Neville Parnham 103
7 1x22311x16 LEADING GIRL (NZ) M 5 Grant & Alana Williams 84
8 315322×421 NAUGHTY BY NATURE M 4 Jason Miller 83
9 700748×080 TAXAGANO G 7 Fred Kersley 95
10 2223x70x15 THE VELVET KING G 5 Darren McAuliffe 110
11 65539×9858 UNI TIME G 5 Sharon Miller 100

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Strickland Stakes History

Originally hosted at Ascot, the Strickland Stakes moved to Belmont for a year in 2005, and the decision was made to host it there permanently from 2011 onwards. While at Ascot, the Strickland Stakes was ran over 1800m rather than the current 2000m. Inaugurated in 1901, the race celebrated its 100th anniversary at Ascot in 2001.

Notable Strickland Stakes winners include Perfect Answer (1988), Finito (2001, 2002) and Marasco (2009, 2010). In 2002, there was a dead heat between Gwalia Girl and Finito. The race was not held between 1942 and 1944 due to World War II, and adjustments to the racing calendar meant that there was no 1999 edition of the race.

Marasco and Tarzi made the exacta two years in a row; 2009 and 2010.

More recently class horses Material Man (2018) and Group 1 winner Galaxy Star (2019) have won the Strickland Stakes in WA. Listed below are Strickland Stakes results since 2000.

In 2020 Material Man returned as an eight-year-old to become the race’s oldest champion and the ninth to win the event twice.

Recent Strickland Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2021 Strickland Stakes 1st Naughty By Nature 2 minutes 06.20 seconds
2nd Uni Time
3rd Dance Music
2020 Strickland Stakes 1st Material Man 2 minutes 07.72 seconds
2nd Perfect Jewel
3rd The Velvet King
2019 Strickland Stakes 1st Galaxy Star 2 minutes 06.71 seconds
2nd Gatting
3rd Cappo D’Oro
2018 Strickland Stakes 1st Material Man 2 minutes 07.63 seconds
2nd Pounamu
3rd Gatting
2017 Strickland Stakes 1st Scales Of Justice 2 minutes 9.79 seconds
2nd Zarantz
3rd Pounamu
2016 Strickland Stakes 1st Ihtsahymn 2 minutes 8.8 seconds
2nd Dubai Escapade
3rd Zarantz
2015 Strickland Stakes 1st Fuchsia Bandana 2 minutes 6.4 seconds
2nd Balmont Girl
3rd Tower of Lonhro
2014 Strickland Stakes 1st Fancy Feet 2 minutes 8.98 seconds
2nd Ranger
3rd Bridgestone
2013 Strickland Stakes 1st Kincaple 2 minutes 5.4 seconds
2nd Moonlight Bay
3rd God Has Spoken
2012 Strickland Stakes 1st Mr Moet 2 minutes 7.3 seconds
2nd Chester Road
3rd Rosie Rocket
2011 Strickland Stakes 1st God Has Spoken 2 minutes 5.5 seconds
2nd Battle Emblem
3rd King Kool Kat
2010
Strickland Stakes
1st Marasco 1 minute 55.2 seconds
2nd Tarzi
3rd Doyoudare
2009
Strickland Stakes
1st Marasco 1 minute 53.4 seconds
2nd Tarzi
3rd Star Encounter
2008
Strickland Stakes
1st Action Pak 1 minute 48.6 seconds
2nd Forest Frolic
3rd Danecay
2007
Strickland Stakes
1st Forest Frolic 1 minute 51.0 seconds
2nd Stormblitz
3rd Keyton Grace
2006
Strickland Stakes
1st Exchequer 1 minute 53.9 seconds
2nd Professional Lady
3rd Belle Bizarre
2005
Strickland Stakes
1st True Steel 2 minutes 7.2 seconds
2nd Lados
3rd My Thornbird
2004
Strickland Stakes
1st Dedicated Miss 1 minute 50.5 seconds
2nd Main Stage
3rd Wool Zone
2003
Strickland Stakes
1st Money Is Magic 1 minute 51.7 seconds
2nd Finito
3rd Blinded
2002
Strickland Stakes
1st (DH) Finito 1 minute 51.9 seconds
1st (DH) Gwalia Girl
3rd Cardinal Colours
2001
Strickland Stakes
1st Finito 1 minute 51.9 seconds
2nd Dance Hit
3rd Noble Cavalier
2000
Strickland Stakes
1st Iron Horse 1 minute 52.8 seconds
2nd Corporate Bruce
3rd Catophylia

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