The Guy Walter Stakes is a Group 2 race for mares only that generally takes place in late February or early March at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales during the Sydney autumn racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres under set weight & penalty conditions and has prizemoney of $200,000. The 2018 Guy Walter Stakes was won by Dixie Blossoms from Raiment with Francaletta third.
Upgraded to Group 3 status for the 2013/2014 racing season, and then to Group 2 for the 2015/2016 season, the Guy Walter Stakes is held on the same day as the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes and Group 2 Surround Stakes.
Formerly raced as the Wiggle Stakes, the race was renamed the Guy Walter Stakes in 2014 in honour of popular Sydney trainer Guy Walter, who passed away suddenly in May of that year.
|Date:||Saturday 2nd March 2019|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Adelaide|
|Race Type:||Mares - Set Weights + Penalty|
|2018 Winner:||Dixie Blossoms|
The Guy Walter Stakes is a mares only race that typically assembles a smart field of females with the classier types hard to beat due to the weighted conditions of the race. The Gr2 Breeders Classic is generally the best guide to this race and both Catkins (2014) &Steps In Time (2012-13) have taken out the Breeders Classic & Guy Walter Stakes double for the past three years.
Upcoming feature mares races like the Gr1 Coolmore Classic and Gr1 Queen of The Turf Stakes at Rosehill will more than likely be on the agenda for mares contesting this race, and Appearance (4th in 2013) managed to take out the Coolmore Classic & Queen Of The Turf Stakes double after running fourth in the Guy Walter Stakes beforehand.
Some classy types have won this race over the years including outstanding mare Hot Danish (2008-09), plus talented gallopers Doubting (2007) and Bonanova (1999).
Dixie Blossoms (2017-2018) was resuming from a spell when she won this race for the second year in a row and recent Guy Walter Stakes winners include Solicit (2016) and Danesiri (2015).
1. $2.60 Dixie Blossoms 56.0 Christian Reith
2. $7.00 Raiment 55.5 Tye Angland
3. $4.00 Francaletta 55.0 Kerrin McEvoy
4. $71.00 Nettoyer 54.0 Ms Rachel King
5. $7.00 Eckstein 55.0 Brenton Avdulla
6. $41.00 Slightly Sweet 54.0 Ms Jess Taylor
7. $41.00 Aide Memoire 58.0 Jason Collett
8. $21.00 Zanbagh 57.0 Hugh Bowman
9. $10.00 Danish Twist 55.0 Glyn Schofield
Margins: 0.8 len, 1.3 len
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|2014||Catkins||Sharnee Rose||Dear Demi||1:23.4|
|2013||Steps In Time||Streama||Pear Tart||1:21.6|
|2012||Steps In Time||Foxstar||Ladys Angel||1:23.6|
|2011||Jersey Lily||Graceful Anna||Turnstiles||1:22.2|