Surround Stakes


Date: Saturday 28th February 2015
Track: Warwick Farm racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1400 metres
Race Type: 3yo Fillies – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $175,000
2014 Winner: Thump

The Surround Stakes is a group 2 1400m race for three year old fillies held at the Warwick Farm Racecourse in Sydney every year in March. The race is worth $175,000 in prize money and is run over set weight conditions. The event has been among the most widely recognized races in the Sydney Racing Carnival and in 2014, Thump took the Surround Stakes title followed by Real Surreal and Lucia Valentina in second and third respectively. The race is named after top Australian filly Surround that was the Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year in the 1976-77 season. The Surround Stakes features along a number of breathtaking events.

The main events that take place on the same day as the Surround Stakes include the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes, The Group 3 Wiggle Stakes, and the Liverpool City Cup. The race is regarded as an ideal start for three year old fillies. The perfect lead up race for the event is the Group 2 Light Finger Stakes. In recent years, More Joyous and Gold Edition are the only mares to claim the Surround Stakes and Light Finger Stakes Double in 2009 and 2007 respectively.

The race is also seen by a lot of trainers and jockeys as the perfect build up event for other races in the busy Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The Surround Stake has and will always be a nice opportunity for three year old fillies to show case their prowess on the turf and even in years to come, the event will continue to rank among some of the major events in Australian Horse Racing.

Surround Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Thump Real Surreal Lucia Valentina 1:23.5
2013 Dear Demi Driefontein Longport 1:22.2
2012 Streama Sea Siren Hallowell Belle 1:24.7
2011 Parables Red Tracer Rose Of Peace 1:22.3
2010 More Joyous Hurtle Myrtle So Anyway 1:23.6
2009 Portillo Romneya Rocha 1:21.8
2008 Chinchilla Rose Occurrence Mimi Lebrock 1:24.2
2007 Gold Edition Tuesday Joy Just Dancing 1:22.3
2006 Regal Cheer Mnemosyne Star Mystic 1:22.8
2005 Lotteria Shania Dane Johan’s Toy 1:22.8
2004 Only Words Ike’s Dream Shamekha 1:25.9
2003 Bollinger Bumptious Sunday Joy 1:23.1
2002 Hosannah Heritiere Quays 1:22.8
2001 On Type Maitland Gold Miss Kournikova 1:22.7
2000 Ad Alta Spinning Hill Camena 1:24.0
1999 Savannah Success Confer Rubicall 1:24.0
1998 Staging Dantelah Stella Cadente 1:23.7
1997 Dashing Eagle Assertive Lass Priceless Joy 1:21.8
1996 Shame Peruzzi Vigil 1:23.5
1995 Princess D’Or Aragen Moment’s Pleasure 1:24.2
1994 So Keen Kapchat Diamond Harbour 1:22.4
1993 Skating Mingling Glances Flitter 1:22.0
1992 Office Romanee Conti Regina Madre 1:22.1
1991 Let’s Hurry Seasoning Whisked 1:23.2
1990 Ochiltree Joanne Dual Treasures 1:22.5
1989 Glenview Galspray Riverina Charm 1:21.6
1988 Judyann Lanyard Bronze Empress 1:21.8