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Surround Stakes

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 prizemoney. The 2018 Surround Stakes was won by Shoals from Torvill with Rimraam and Shumookh dead-heating for third.

Upgraded to Group 1 status for the 2017-2018 season.Held on Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes day, alongside the Gr3 Guy Walter Stakes and Group 3 Liverpool City Cup,

The race is named after former champion filly and 1976–1977 Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year, Surround.

Surround Stakes info

Date: Saturday 2nd March 2019
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1400 metres
Race Type: 3yo Fillies - Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $200,000
2018 Winner: Shoals

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 Gr2 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 Gr2 Phar Lap Stakes at Rosehill after running fitfh in this event.

In recent years the Surround Stakes has been a good guide to the Gr3 Keith F Nolan Classic at Kembla Grange with 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.

Shoals (2018) finished unplaced in the Gr3 Boronia Stakes over 1200m at Caulfield in Melbourne before making the trek to Sydney to win this event recent Surround Stakes winners include La Bella Diosa (2017) and Ghisoni (2016).

2018 Surround Stakes result

1. $13.00 Shoals 56.0 Joshua Parr
2. $18.00 Torvill 56.0 Christian Reith
=3. $26.00 Rimraam 56.0 Kerrin McEvoy
=3. $4.00 Shumookh 56.0 Tim Clark

then followed
5. $20.00 Moss Trip 56.0 Brenton Avdulla
6. $2.70 Alizee 56.0 Glyn Schofield
7. $101.00 Touch Of Mink 56.0 Ms Rachel King
8. $51.00 Yulong Xingsheng 56.0 Jeff Lloyd
9. $9.50 Melody Belle 56.0 Hugh Bowman
10. $9.00 Frolic 56.0 Jason Collett
11. $12.00 Unforgotten 56.0 Jay Ford

Margins: 0.5 len, 0.2 len
Time: 1:23.46

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Surround Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Shoals Torvill Shumookh/Rimraam 1:23.4
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
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