Wenona Girl Handicap

The Group 3 Wenona Girl Handicap is held each autumn in Sydney on Randwick Guineas Day.

2020 Wenona Girl Handiap Results

  • 1st: #3 Fasika
  • 2nd: #2 I Am Excited
  • 3rd: #4 Resin



The Wenona Girl Handicap is a Group 3 sprint race run in early to mid March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Contested over 1200m the quality handicap event offers $160,000 in total prize money and is only open to mares aged four-years-old and above.

The Wenona Girl Handicap is one of a host of Group status races run at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Randwick Guineas Day. The meeting is headlined by the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) for three-year-olds and the weight-for-age Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m).

Many mares in the Wenona Girl Handicap field may have had a previous Randwick run in February’s Group 3 Triscay Stakes (1200m). A nice next-up option is Rosehill’s Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes (1200m) a fortnight after the Wenona Girl Handicap or possibly the previous week’s Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m).

The Wenona Girl Handicap 2020 ran at Randwick on Saturday March 7, 2020 and was won by the resuming favourite Fasika. 

2020 Wenona Girl Handicap
Date: Saturday March 7, 2020
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Quality Handicap / Mares 4YO&Up
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Wenona Girl Handicap Results

  • 1st: #3 Fasika
  • 2nd: #2 I Am Excited
  • 3rd: #4 Resin

The returning Joe Pride-trained So You Think mare Fasika added to her strong first-up record saluting for the punters in the 2020 Wenona Girl Handicap results with a one length win fresh over I Am Excited ($10).

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 3 FASIKA Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 6 56.5kg $2.30F
2 2 I AM EXCITED David Pfieffer Hugh Bowman 1L 4 58.5kg $10
3 4 RESIN James Cummings Ms Rachel King 1.2L 5 53.5kg $8
4 6 INVICTUS SALUTE Mark Newnham Tim Clark 2.5L 2 53kg $6.50
5 5 BANGKOK Allan Denham Robbie Dolan (a) 2.8L 3 53kg $26
6 7 SEASONS Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 3.1L 8 53kg $6.50
7 8 SPIRITUAL PURSUIT Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 5.9L 1 53kg $16
8 1 BOOKER Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 8.8L 7 59kg $11

2020 Wenona Girl Handicap Betting & Odds

The updated Wenona Girl Handicap 2020 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be updated the week of the race below.

2020 Wenona Girl Handicap Field

The Wenona Girl Handicap field attracts a strong line-up of quality sprinting mares who could be eyeing tougher runs later in the autumn and is released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday before the race.

The official 2020 Wenona Girl Handicap field and barriers are set to be announced on Wednesday March 4, 2020 and will be published in full below.

The card opener on Randwick Guineas Day, the Wenona Girl Handicap 2020 field features just eight mares led in betting by the returning Joe Pride-trained Silver Eagle runner-up Fasika.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x19x0x807x BOOKER Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 7 59kg 107
2 68105x77x5 I AM EXCITED David Pfieffer Hugh Bowman 4 58.5kg 106
3 111x229x FASIKA Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 6 56.5kg 102
4 3268x749x8 RESIN James Cummings Ms Rachel King 5 53.5kg 96
5 720211267x BANGKOK Allan Denham Robbie Dolan (a) 3 53kg 89
6 321×621223 INVICTUS SALUTE Mark Newnham Tim Clark 2 53kg 88
7 11x12x81x7 SEASONS Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 8 53kg 86
8 2x218x7492 SPIRITUAL PURSUIT Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 1 53kg 84

Wenona Girl Handicap History

The Wenona Girl Handicap was first contested in 2006 and won by a mare called Wonderer. Over its short history the event has run at both Randwick Racecourse and Warwick Farm Racecourse. The race is named in honour of Wenona Girl who is in the Australian Racing Hall of Fame and won a host of majors during the 1960s including the Rosehill Guineas (1960) and CF Orr Stakes (1962).

Starting out as a Listed race it gained Group 3 status in 2014 and in 2014 was run as the Roy Higgins Tribute Quality honouring champion jockey Roy Higgins (1938-2014) who died the week of the race.

Quality mares including Beaded (2010), Griante (2015) and Savoureux (2016) have won the Wenona Girl Handicap over the past decade.

Recent Wenona Girl Handicap Winners

See below for the full list of Wenona Girl Handicap results and winners going back to its inauguration in 2006.

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Wenona Girl Handicap
1st Fasika 1 minute 09.94 seconds
2nd I Am Excited
3rd Resin
2019
Wenona Girl Handicap
1st Winter Bride 1 minute 07.73 seconds
2nd Spright
3rd Resin
2018
Wenona Girl Handicap
1st Sugar Bella 1 minute 08.85 seconds
2nd Miss Que
3rd Perizada
2017
Wenona Girl Handicap
1st Rocket Commander 1 minute 13.87 seconds
2nd Hieroglyphics
3rd Zestful
2016
Wenona Girl Handicap
1st Savoureux 1 minute 09.5 seconds
2nd Private Secretary
3rd Flashing Speed
2015
Wenona Girl Handicap
1st Griante 1 minute 08.6 seconds
2nd I Love It
3rd Slots
2014
Wenona Girl Handicap
1st A Time For Julia 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Lilliburlero
3rd Recoinage
2013
Wenona Girl Handicap
1st Choice Words (note: Arinosa disqualified) 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd Ladys Angel
3rd Cathay Lady
2012
Wenona Girl Handicap
1st Rose Of Peace 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Quidnunc
3rd Alberton Park
2011
Wenona Girl Handicap
1st Ofcourseican 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Flying Success
3rd Trim
2010
Wenona Girl Handicap
1st Beaded 1 minute 9.10 seconds
2nd Alverta
3rd Illuminates
2009
Wenona Girl Handicap
1st Belong To Many 1 minute 10.53 seconds
2nd Espurante
3rd Ugly Betty
2008
Wenona Girl Handicap
1st Litter 1 minute 11.05 seconds
2nd Danasierra
3rd A Country Girl
2007
Wenona Girl Handicap
1st Kakakakatie 1 minute 9.94 seconds
2nd Aunty Betty
3rd Storm Alert
2006
Wenona Girl Handicap
1st Wonderer 1 minute 10.91 seconds
2nd Radio Song
3rd One In A Million

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