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
|2014||Thump||Real Surreal||Lucia Valentina||1:23.5|
|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|
|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|
|2001||On Type||Maitland Gold||Miss Kournikova||1:22.7|
|2000||Ad Alta||Spinning Hill||Camena||1:24.0|
|1997||Dashing Eagle||Assertive Lass||Priceless Joy||1:21.8|
|1995||Princess D’Or||Aragen||Moment’s Pleasure||1:24.2|
|1994||So Keen||Kapchat||Diamond Harbour||1:22.4|
|1992||Office||Romanee Conti||Regina Madre||1:22.1|