The Surround Stakes is a Group 1 race for three-year-old fillies that usually takes place in late February or early March at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres under set weight conditions and worth $200,000 in prize money. The 2020 Surround Stakes was won by Probabeel from Funstar with Xilong third.
The race is named after former champion filly and 1976–1977 Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year, Surround.
|Date:||Saturday 27th February 2021|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||3yo Fillies - Set Weights|
The Surround Stakes is a good race for three-year-old fillies that is raced at level weights and suits the better performed females engaged. The Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes is the ideal lead up race to this event with classy gallopers More Joyous (2009) & Gold Edition (2007) the most recent gallopers to claim the Light Fingers Stakes & Surround Stakes double.
Good quality fillies tend to use the Surround Stakes as a stepping stone to the feature black type races to come at Rosehill and Randwick during the Sydney autumn racing carnival and Winx (5th in 2015) managed to capture the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes at Rosehill after running fitfh in this event.
In recent years the Surround Stakes has been a good guide to the Group 3 Keith F Nolan Classic at Kembla Grange with Pohutukawa (5th in 2019), Slightly Sweet (3rd in 2015), Zanbagh (5th in 2014) and Cameo (8th in 2013) all going on to win the Classic after contesting this race beforehand.
Probabeel (2020) took out the Listed Karaka Million over 1600m at Ellerslie in New Zealand before scoring a narrow victory in this event for Kiwi trainer Jamie Richards.
Recent Surround Stakes winners include Nakeeta Jane (2019) and Shoals (2018).
1. $4.60 Probabeel 56.0 Opie Bosson
2. $4.60 Funstar 56.0 James McDonald
3. $31.00 Xilong 56.0 Glen Boss
4. $8.00 Lyre 56.0 Kerrin McEvoy
5. $31.00 Missile Mantra 56.0 Brenton Avdulla
6. $2.60 Flit 56.0 Hugh Bowman
7. $41.00 Akari 56.0 Christian Reith
8. $18.00 Heart Of The Oak 56.0 Tim Clark
9. $31.00 Kiamichi 56.0 Ms Rachel King
10. $151.00 Aspect Ratio 56.0 Andrew Adkins
11. $81.00 Saas Fee 56.0 Joshua Parr
Margins: 0.2 len, 0.5 len
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|2019||Nakeeta Jane||Fundamentalist||El Dorado Dreaming||1:21.8|
|2017||La Bella Diosa||Omei Sword||Global Glamour||1:25.6|
|2016||Ghisoni||Single Gaze||Stay With Me||1:21.3|
|2015||First Seal||Supara||Slightly Sweet||1:22.9|
|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|