Wenona Girl Handicap

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

2018 Wenona Girl Handiap Results

  • 1st: #9 Sugar Bella
  • 2nd: #12 Miss Que
  • 3rd: #4 Perizada



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 $150,000 in total prize money and is only open to mares aged four-years-old and above.

The Wenona Girl Handicap is one of seven 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 Canterbuty 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 2018 ran at Randwick on Saturday March 10, 2018 and was won by Kris Lees’ Randwick specialist Sugar Bella.

2018 Wenona Girl Handicap
Date: Saturday March 10, 2018
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Quality Handicap / Mares 4YO&Up
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2018 Wenona Girl Handicap Results

  • 1st: #9 Sugar Bella
  • 2nd: #12 Miss Que
  • 3rd: 34 Perizada

Check out the official Wenona Girl Handicap 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, the race narrowly won by the Kris Lees-trained favourite Sugar Bella who made it four wins on the trot and retained her undefeated status at Randwick (3:3-0-0) and over the distance (3:3-0-0).

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 9 SUGAR BELLA Kris Lees Jason Collett 3 53kg $2.30F
2 12 MISS QUE Joseph Pride Corey Brown 0.1L 8 53kg $10
3 4 PERIZADA Ron Weston & John Nisbet Christian Reith 0.6L 10 53.5kg $12
4 1 RAVI Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 0.7L 6 59kg $8
5 8 GIBRALTAR GIRL Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 1.9L 7 53kg $26
6 6 MY COUNTRY Peter & Paul Snowden Ms Rachel King (a) 2.6L 5 53kg $26
7 7 SLOW BURN Les Bridge Tim Clark 3.2L 11 53kg $4.20
8 10 SMART AMELIA Peter & Paul Snowden Ms Winona Costin 3.9L 1 53kg $101
9 11 CONCHITA Paul Perry Ms Jess Taylor 4L 9 53kg $101
10 3 MISS GUNPOWDER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Glyn Schofield 4.9L 4 55kg $17
11 2 IMPOSING LASS (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jay Ford 5.2L 2 55kg $41
13 GALA MOSHEA Brett Conlon Zac Spain (a) 0
5 ALL OVER BOSANOVA John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 0

2018 Wenona Girl Handicap Betting & Odds

The updated Wenona Girl Handicap 2018 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be updated the week of the race below.

2018 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 2018 Wenona Girl Handicap field and barriers are set to be announced on Wednesday March 7, 2018 and will be published in full below.

The Wenona Girl Handicap 2018 Final Field features 13 mares including the firming favourite Sugar Bella drawn ideally in barrier three and chasing a fourth win on the trot including back-to-back victories at the Randwick track. Perizada has a wide barrier 11 barrier to overcome as she seeks her third straight win this campaign, while the returning Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Ravi shapes-up as a danger first-up despite carrying top weight.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1x493x134x RAVI Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 7 59kg 102
2 21x325394x IMPOSING LASS (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jay Ford 2 55kg 94
3 0210x430x7 MISS GUNPOWDER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Glyn Schofield 4 55kg 94
4 6x24112x11 PERIZADA Ron Weston & John Nisbet Christian Reith 11 53.5kg 91
5 1x5021x27x ALL OVER BOSANOVA John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 6 53kg 87
6 740×913730 MY COUNTRY Peter & Paul Snowden Ms Rachel King (a) 5 53kg 86
7 136x1312x SLOW BURN Les Bridge Tim Clark 13 53kg 82
8 x519x306x4 GIBRALTAR GIRL Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 8 53kg 81
9 117×111 SUGAR BELLA Kris Lees Jason Collett 3 53kg 79
10 313338x50x SMART AMELIA Peter & Paul Snowden Ms Winona Costin 1 53kg 74
11 205x2468x4 CONCHITA Paul Perry Ms Jess Taylor 10 53kg 73
12 16×13 MISS QUE Joseph Pride Corey Brown 9 53kg 72
13 240x7128x3 GALA MOSHEA Brett Conlon Zac Spain (a) 12 53kg 62

2018 Wenona Girl Handicap Nominations

The Wenona Girl Handicap 2018 nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be released below as soon as available.

The official 2018 Wenona Girl Handicap Nominations drew a bumper 17 mares including the in-form Matthew Smith-trained Faraway Town chasing a third win on the trot after a lead-up Group 3 Triscay Stakes win at the track and the also flying Sugar Bella who has won all three starts this time in.

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
2019
Wenona Girl Handicap
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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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