Widden Stakes

The Widden Stakes is a Group 3 race that will take place at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney each autumn leading up to the Golden Slipper Stakes.

2022 Widden Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Queen Of The Ball
  • 2nd: #8 Revolutionary Miss
  • 3rd: #6 Pantonario



The Widden Stakes is Group 3 race run at Rosehill Gardens in late January or early February during the end of the summer and start of the famous Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The 1100m sprint is open to two-year-old fillies and is run at set weights plus penalties. The Widden Stakes is a key support race on Expressway Stakes Day. The meeting is headlined by the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) and also features the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m), which is the colts & geldings’ equivalent of the Widden Stakes.

Fillies that run in the Widden Stakes field may be kicking off their careers first-up, or have run in the spring before in something like the Gimcrack Stakes (1100m) held at Randwick in September / October. The Widden Stakes can serve as a lead-up into the world’s richest race for two-year-olds – the Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper (1200m) run back at Rosehill Racecourse in March.

In 2020 the Magic Millions 2YO Classic winning filly Away Game took out the Widden Stakes and went on to run fourth in that year’s Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes in Melbourne and second in the Golden Slipper results.

The only fillies to date to complete the Widden Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double are Overreach (2013) and Mossfun (2014).

The 2022 Widden Stakes ran on Saturday January 29, 2022 at Rosehill Gardens and was won in an upset by the Richard & Michael Freedman-trained Queen Of The Ball who was dominant leading all-the-way as a $15 chance. 

Widden Stakes 2022
Date: Saturday January 29, 2022
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: 2YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2022 Widden Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Queen Of The Ball ($15)
  • 2nd: #8 Revolutionary Miss
  • 3rd: #6 Pantonario

The Richard & Michael Freedman-trained Queen Of The Ball ($15) was outstanding fresh leading all-the-way to power home over her rivals by nearly four lengths in the Widden Stakes 2022 results to firm in Golden Slipper betting. Race favourite Ebhaar meanwhile was too keen throughout dropping out to run last of the finishers, while her stablemates Revolutionary Miss and Drisana had mixed luck running second and failing to finish respectively.

Click here to read more on the dominant 2022 Widden Stakes win by Queen Of The Ball.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 7 QUEEN OF THE BALL Richard & Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 10 54.5kg $15
2 8 REVOLUTIONARY MISS Peter & Paul Snowden Brock Ryan 3.77L 1 54.5kg $11
3 6 PANTONARIO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4.7L 4 54.5kg $8.50
4 3 DAME CARTLAND Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Chad Schofield 5.01L 3 54.5kg $61
5 2 OJAI James Cummings James McDonald 5.49L 9 57.5kg $7.50
6 5 MUMBAI JEWEL Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 7.74L 8 54.5kg $9.50
7 10 STREET SMARTS Matthew Dunn Regan Bayliss 8.24L 2 54.5kg $51
8 9 SMART VENGEANCE Annabel Neasham Ms Kathy O’Hara 9.41L 6 54.5kg $61
9 1 EBHAAR Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 11.64L 5 57.5kg $2.10F
FF 4 DRISANA Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 7 54.5kg $9
11 TRENDY LASS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jason Collett 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Widden Stakes Betting Odds

The current Widden Stakes 2022 odds will be published below as soon as released at Ladbrokes.com.au complete with market links for you to lock in your Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival tips at the best prices.

Away Game ($2.10 in 2020) was the last favourite in Widden Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2022 Widden Stakes Field

The Widden Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of promising young fillies who are heading towards other similar races over the autumn in Sydney for two-year-olds including the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) held a month later at Royal Randwick and the Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m) in March before a Golden Slipper Stakes bid.

The official 2022 Widden Stakes field and barriers will be released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

Ten young fillies make-up the Widden Stakes 2022 final field following the scratching of Trendy Lass with the favourite Ebhaar racing first-up from barrier five chasing a second Black-Type victory.

  • Scratched: #11 Trendy Lass (11)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x EBHAAR Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 5 57.5kg
2 13x OJAI James Cummings James McDonald 9 57.5kg
3 3 DAME CARTLAND Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Chad Schofield 3 54.5kg
4 2x DRISANA Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 7 54.5kg
5 5x MUMBAI JEWEL Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 8 54.5kg
6 3×3 PANTONARIO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4 54.5kg
7 2x QUEEN OF THE BALL Richard & Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 10 54.5kg
8 2 REVOLUTIONARY MISS Peter & Paul Snowden Brock Ryan 1 54.5kg
9 4 SMART VENGEANCE Annabel Neasham Ms Kathy O’Hara 6 54.5kg
10 9×5 STREET SMARTS Matthew Dunn Regan Bayliss 2 54.5kg
11 TRENDY LASS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jason Collett 11 54.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Widden Stakes Nominations

Early nominations on the Widden Stakes in 2022 are taken on the Monday of race week and will be published below once available.

The 2022 Widden Stakes nominations feature 15 two-year-old fillies led in all-in betting by Peter & Paul Snowden’s Merson Cooper Stakes winner from last November Ebhaar.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 13x OJAI F 2 James Cummings 1 57.5kg
2 1x EBHAAR F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 2 57.5kg
3 2x DRISANA F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 3 54.5kg
4 3×3 PANTONARIO F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 4 54.5kg
5 2x QUEEN OF THE BALL F 2 Richard & Michael Freedman 5= 54.5kg
6 2 REVOLUTIONARY MISS F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 5= 54.5kg
7 3x MOKO F 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman 7 54.5kg
8 3 BONHEUR F 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 8 54.5kg
9 9×5 STREET SMARTS F 2 Matthew Dunn 9 54.5kg
10 4 SMART VENGEANCE F 2 Annabel Neasham 10 54.5kg
11 3 DAME CARTLAND F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 11= 54.5kg
12 5x MUMBAI JEWEL F 2 Annabel Neasham 11= 54.5kg
13 A LOT MORE LOVE F 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 13= 54.5kg
14 TOT OF RUM F 2 Annabel Neasham 13= 54.5kg
15 TRENDY LASS F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 13= 54.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Widden Stakes History

The Widden Stakes is named after Widden Stud, home to some of the country’s premier stallions and sires. It was inaugurated in 1943 as a 1000m Principal Race. It has been run over its current 1100m distance during 2005-07 and since 2009 onwards. The event gained Listed status in 1979 – 2013 before being upgraded to a Group 3 autumn feature from 2014.

There have been three racecourses to host the Widden Stakes – Randwick, Rosehill Gardens and Warwick Farm.

Plenty of notable fillies have won the event and some of the best Widden Stakes winners in recent years include Triscay (1989), Dynasty (1993), Satin Shoes (2011), subsequent Golden Slipper winner Overreach (2013), Mossfun (2014), Fiesta (2018) and that year’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Away Game (2020).

In 2020 Away Game became the first filly in over 20 years to carry more than 56.5kg to victory in the Widden Stakes.

Recent Widden Stakes Winners

See below for a full list of the Widden Stakes Winners & Results going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2022
Widden Stakes
1st Queen Of The Ball 1 minute 3.53 seconds
2nd Revolutionary Miss
3rd Pantonario
2021
Widden Stakes
1st Mallory 1 minute 6.03 seconds
2nd Total Babe
3rd Vianello
2020
Widden Stakes
(Run at Randwick)
1st Away Game 1 minute 4.43 seconds
2nd Centimental
3rd Philizzy
2019
Widden Stakes
1st Amercement 1 minute 5.91 seconds
2nd Rotator
3rd Blazing Miss
2018
Widden Stakes
1st Fiesta 1 minute 5.50 seconds
2nd Adamina
3rd River Bird
2017
Widden Stakes
1st Teaspoon 1 minute 5.08 seconds
2nd Mystic Empire
3rd Sweet Deal
2016
Widden Stakes
1st Honesty Prevails 1 minute 5.7 seconds
2nd Smart Amelia
3rd Chipanda
2015
Widden Stakes
1st Fireworks 1 minute 5.4 seconds
2nd Lake Geneva
3rd Igraine
2014
Widden Stakes
1st Mossfun 1 minute 5.0 seconds
2nd Ygritte
3rd Twirl
2013
Widden Stakes
1st Overreach 1 minute 3.0 seconds
2nd Everage
3rd Brilliant Bisc
2012
Widden Stakes
1st Driefontein 1 minute 4.1 seconds
2nd Agueda
3rd Hussousa
2011
Widden Stakes
1st Satin Shoes 1 minute 2.2 seconds
2nd Elite Falls
3rd Shared Reflections
2010
Widden Stakes
1st Georgette Silk 1 minute 5.19 seconds
2nd Mafia Miss
3rd So Detached
2009
Widden Stakes
1st Horizons 1 minute 4.44 seconds
2nd Melito
3rd Marquardt
2008
Widden Stakes
1st Delta Girl 58.67 seconds
2nd Stripper
3rd Jiale
2007
Widden Stakes
1st Superfly 1 minute 4.8 seconds
2nd Goldam
3rd Illuminates
2006
Widden Stakes
1st Churchill Downs 1 minute 4.85 seconds
2nd Fleur Royale
3rd Big Joker
2005
Widden Stakes
1st Pasikatera 1 minute 4.02 seconds
2nd Snowden
3rd Kincharm
2004
Widden Stakes
1st Econsul 1 minute 5.15 seconds
2nd Ballybleue
3rd Segments
2003
Widden Stakes
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2002
Widden Stakes
1st Secret Land 58.92 seconds
2nd Hasna
3rd Danish Magic
2001
Widden Stakes
1st Riona 58.05 seconds
2nd Chatelaine
3rd Highest
2000
Widden Stakes
1st Miss Bussell 59.33 seconds
2nd Happens
3rd Vita

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