Wenona Girl Handicap

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

2021 Wenona Girl Handicap Results

  • 1st: #10 Vulpine
  • 2nd: #4 Seasons
  • 3rd: #6 Emanate



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 2021 ran at Randwick on Saturday March 6, 2021 and was won in an upset by Vulpine. 

2021 Wenona Girl Handicap
Date: Saturday March 6, 2021
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Quality Handicap / Mares 4YO&Up
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2021 Wenona Girl Handicap Results

  • 1st: #10 Vulpine
  • 2nd: #4 Seasons
  • 3rd: #6 Emanate
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 10 VULPINE Brad Widdup Robbie Dolan 9 53kg $14
2 4 SEASONS Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 0.8L 3 54kg $18
3 6 EMANATE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 1L 4 53kg $1.90F
4 5 JEN RULES Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 2.6L 6 53kg $9
5 2 FIESTA Chris Waller James McDonald 2.9L 8 57.5kg $5
6 3 EVALINA Kris Lees Jason Collett 4L 5 54.5kg $16
7 1 POSITIVE PEACE Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr 5.7L 2 58kg $15
8 7 STOLEN JADE Clarry Conners Jay Ford 5.8L 7 53kg $20
9 8 ZANIAH Kris Lees Ms Alysha Collett 5.9L 1 53kg $61
9 FANCIFUL DREAM Paul Perry Ms Kathy O’Hara 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Wenona Girl Handicap Betting & Odds

The updated Wenona Girl Handicap 2021 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be updated the week of the race below.

Fasika ($2.30 in 2020) was the last favourite in Wenona Girl Handicap betting to salute for the punters.

2021 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 2021 Wenona Girl Handicap field and barriers are set to be announced on Wednesday March 3, 2021 and will be published in full below.

The Wenona Girl Quality 2021 final field features 10 mares led in betting by the odds-on fancy Emanate for Godolphin.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 7x040130x5 POSITIVE PEACE Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr 2 58kg 104
2 2092x3117x FIESTA Chris Waller James McDonald 8 57.5kg 103
3 76x745753x EVALINA Kris Lees Jason Collett 5 54.5kg 97
4 x764x3300x SEASONS Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 3 54kg 90
5 2334x2396x JEN RULES Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 6 53kg 93
6 3x72111x31 EMANATE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 4 53kg 87
7 2214×11110 STOLEN JADE Clarry Conners Jay Ford 7 53kg 83
8 3x287203x6 ZANIAH Kris Lees Ms Alysha Collett 1 53kg 83
9 012219×754 FANCIFUL DREAM Paul Perry Ms Kathy O’Hara 10 53kg 75
10 3×86483112 VULPINE Brad Widdup Robbie Dolan 9 53kg 73

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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
2021
Wenona Girl Handicap
1st Vulpine 1 minute 08.10 seconds
2nd Seasons
3rd Emanate
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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