WA Champion Fillies Stakes

The WA Champion Fillies Stakes is a Group 3 mile event held at Ascot Racecourse in November during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.

2017 WA Champion Fillies Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Art Series
  • 2nd: #7 Private Dancer
  • 3rd: #4 Mikimoto



The 2017 WA Champion Fillies Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse in mid-late November during the early stages of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.

Held under set weights conditions, the WA Champion Fillies Stakes is a 1600m event restricted to three year old fillies. It’s worth $200,000, which makes it one of the more lucrative Group 3 events held at Ascot Racecourse.

The WA Champion Fillies Stakes is a feature event and shares a race program with the Group 3 RJ Peters Stakes (1500m) and the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m), as well as the Listed Ascot Gold Cup (1800m).

There aren’t really a host of leadup events to look to for this one, as many of the fillies come from non black-type backgrounds. However, the listed Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m), also held at Ascot, can sometimes provide a bit of an indication as to which fillies will perform well and produced the 2017 WA Champion Fillies Stakes winner Art Series who improved on a lead-up second.

Following a run in the Champion Fillies Stakes, the Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m) is a fairly common target for the stronger fillies who can step up in distance. Other fillies might choose to take on the boys in the lucrative Group 2 $500,000 WA Guineas (1600m) a week later, a race Art Series (1st in 2017) backed-up to run third in.

The 2017 WA Champion Fillies Stakes was run on Saturday November 18, 2017 and won by Art Series.

WA Champion Fillies Stakes 2017
Date: Saturday November 18, 2017
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies SW
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2017 WA Champion Fillies Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Art Series
  • 2nd: #7 Private Dancer
  • 3rd: #4 Mikimoto

See below for the official WA Champion Fillies Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order, the race won narrowly by the Darren McAuliffe-trained Art Series who went on to run third in the WA Guineas against the boys. Finishing a very close second was $41 roughie Private Dancer, who beat home the beaten odds-on favourite Mikimoto (3rd) by a half-length.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 2 ART SERIES Darren Mcauliffe Joseph Azzopardi 5 55.5kg $8
2 7 PRIVATE DANCER Trevor Andrews Brad Parnham 0.05L 11 55.5kg $41
3 4 MIKIMOTO Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 0.5L 3 55.5kg $1.65
4 10 SPECIAL ALERT Grant & Alana Williams Jarrad Noske 0.5L 2 55.5kg $21
5 11 LOVE ALWAYS Brett Pope Ms Lucy Warwick 2.25L 10 55.5kg $101
6 9 NECKLET Fred Kersley Daniel Staeck 2.5L 4 55.5kg $19
7 12 RACY AVA Daniel & Ben Pearce Aaron Mitchell 2.75L 9 55.5kg $101
8 6 SHOWCASE Grant & Alana Williams Peter Hall 4L 8 55.5kg $26
9 1 LUCY MAE Ted Martinovich Shaun Mc Gruddy 5.25L 7 55.5kg $31
10 14 ROSSANA Monica Tyson Ryan Hill 7L 13 55.5kg $201
11 3 KISS BANG LOVE Russell Stewart Steven Parnham 8.25L 12 55.5kg $151
12 8 MASSAGI Darren Mcauliffe Matthieu Autier 8.5L 1 55.5kg $101
13 13 FREQUENTER Julie Mitchell Lucas Camilleri 14.25L 6 55.5kg $201
5 SOPHIA’S SECRET Daniel Morton Shaun O’Donnell 0

2017 WA Champion Fillies Stakes Betting Odds

See below for the latest WA Champion Fillies Stakes odds 2017 provided by Ladbrokes.com.au where you can lock in your WA Champion Fillies Stakes Tips at the best summer racing prices.

2017 WA Champion Fillies Stakes Field

The WA Champion Fillies Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of the best local three-year-old fillies coming off lead-up race like the Listed Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) ahead of a possible WA Guineas, WA Oaks or even WATC Derby run.

The 2017 WA Champion Fillies Stakes field is released the Wednesday prior to the race and will be available in full below once announced by Perth Racing.

The official WA Champion Fillies Stakes 2017 Final Field attracted 14 hopefuls led by the undefeated Grant & Alana Williams-trained Mikimoto in gate three with William Pike retaining the ride on the Burgess Queen Stakes winner who is early favourite in 2017 WA Guineas betting for Saturday week.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 5x21212x45 LUCY MAE Ted Martinovich Shaun Mc Gruddy 7 55.5kg 78
2 3x1111x332 ART SERIES Darren Mcauliffe Joseph Azzopardi 5 55.5kg 72
3 433108×796 KISS BANG LOVE Russell Stewart Steven Parnham 12 55.5kg 68
4 111 MIKIMOTO Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 3 55.5kg 70
5 5×113 SOPHIA’S SECRET Daniel Morton Shaun O’Donnell 13 55.5kg 65
6 1135 SHOWCASE Grant & Alana Williams Peter Hall 8 55.5kg 61
7 559151 PRIVATE DANCER Trevor Andrews Brad Parnham 11 55.5kg 63
8 7x41x72 MASSAGI Darren Mcauliffe Matthieu Autier 1 55.5kg 61
9 228 NECKLET Fred Kersley Daniel Staeck 4 55.5kg
10 2331 SPECIAL ALERT Grant & Alana Williams Jarrad Noske 2 55.5kg 58
11 7x6663x21 LOVE ALWAYS Brett Pope Ms Lucy Warwick 10 55.5kg 58
12 273 RACY AVA Daniel Pearce Aaron Mitchell 9 55.5kg
13 60070×5834 FREQUENTER Julie Mitchell Lucas Camilleri 6 55.5kg
14 54 ROSSANA Monica Tyson Ryan Hill 14 55.5kg

WA Champion Fillies Stakes History

The Champion Fillies Stakes was inaugurated in 1946, with Burabudy the first champion filly. It has always been a mile (or eight furlong) event. When the race was transferred from a Principal Race in 1979 it was granted Group 2 status. However, in 1997 it was downgraded to Group 3.

The Champion Fillies Stakes was held for a year in 2003 at Belmont Park Racecourse. Scheduling adjustments led to two editions of the race in 2011, one in February and one in November. There were also two editions in 2001.

Since its inception there have been two years in which the Champion Fillies Stakes was not run, 1977 and 2007.

Notable Champion Fillies Stakes winners include Roman Maid (1951), Lady Orator (1956), La Trice (1968), Queen Inca (1980), Zabanella (1994), Spirit Lady (2003), Catechuchu (2006) and Miss Rose De Lago (2013). Champion Fillies Stakes results, place getters and winning times since 2000 are published below.

WA Champion Fillies Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Art Series 1 minute 38.15 seconds
2nd Private Dancer
3rd Mikimoto
2016
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Samovare 1 minute 35.82 seconds
2nd Ellicazoom
3rd I Am Boudica
2015
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Perfect Reflection 1 minute 36.5 seconds
2nd Arcadia Dream
3rd Blackwood
2014
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Delicacy 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Dancing Express
3rd Ideal Image
2013
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Miss Rose De Lago 1 minute 35.2 seconds
2nd Via Laurentina
3rd Balmont Girl
2012
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Fuddle Dee Duddle 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Bippo No Bungus
3rd Antique Belle
2011(Dec)
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Eight Till Late 1 minute 36.9 seconds
2nd Red Hot Sax
3rd Almanchino
2011(Feb)
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Dreamaway 1 minute 36.0 seconds
2nd Moonlight Bay
3rd For Your Eyes Only
2010
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Le Plunge 1 minute 35.3 seconds
2nd Impressive Jeuney
3rd For Your Eyes Only
2009
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Danebeela 1 minute 34.6 seconds
2nd All Class
3rd Flight Path
2008
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Spirited One 1 minute 35.0 seconds
2nd Hifalutin
3rd Xaar Boom
2007
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Not Held
2nd
3rd
2006
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Catechuchu 1 minute 35.0 seconds
2nd Clarecastle
3rd Bella Pia
2005
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Hi On Love 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Danish Sea
3rd Wave Rock
2004
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Stormy Nova 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Moet Magic
3rd Holy Bounty
2003
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Spirited Lady 1 minute 37.9 seconds
2nd Tissot
3rd Belhari
2002
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Superior Star 1 minute 37.0 seconds
2nd Miss Belhus
3rd Trimagic
2001
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Tribula 1 minute 38.0 seconds
2nd Monkey Business
3rd Torolosa
2001
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Miss Precisely 1 minute 38.8 seconds
2nd Fortune Streak
3rd Honor Lap
2000
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Ellendale 1 minute 38.1 seconds
2nd Uma Princess
3rd Gwalia Girl

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