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.
The race is named after former champion filly and 1976–1977 Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year, Surround.
|Date:||Saturday 2nd March 2019|
|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 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).
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
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
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|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|