The Hyperion Stakes is a Group 3 weight-for-age race held annually each June at Belmont racecourse in Perth, Western Australia. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres and worth $150,000 in prize money. The 2019 Hyperion Stakes was won by Gatting from Galaxy Star with Great Shot third.
Moved to Belmont for the 2010/2011 racing season, the Hyperion Stakes was also raised in distance from 1400 metres to 1600 metres. It's one of four group races held during the months of May, June and July during the Perth winter racing carnival in Perth.
|Date:||Saturday 13th June 2020|
|Track:||Belmont racecourse, Perth|
The Hyperion Stakes is a weight-for-age race that usually attracts the better local sprinters running around at the time and occasionally an interstate galloper may make the trek over to Perth to compete. The level weight conditions of the race suits the better class gallopers engaged and the Gr3 Belmont Sprint is the ideal lead-up race. Material Man (2018), Scales of Justice (2017), Fuchsia Bandana (2015) and Elite Belle (2014) have all managed to win the Belmont Sprint & Hyperion Stakes double in recent times.
The race has been taken out by some above average gallopers over the years and horses contesting this race may go on and tackle the weight-for-age Gr3 Strickland Stakes over 2000m the following month. Material Man (2018), Scales of Justice (2017) and Fuchsia Bandana (2015) have all taken out Hyperion Stakes & Strickland Stakes double in recent times, with Dedicated Miss (2004) prior to that. Kincaple (7th in 2013) captured the Strickland Stakes at his next start.
Smart galloper Luckygray (2012) took out the Gr3 Roma Cup, Belmont Sprint & Hyperion Stakes treble during a very successful 2012 Perth carnival.
Gatting (2019) ran fifth to Galaxy Star in the Belmont Sprint over 1400m at Belmont prior to winning this event for the Darren Mcauliffe stable.
Recent Hyperion Stakes winners include Material Man (2018) and Scales of Justice (2017).
1. $9.00 Gatting 59.0 Lee Newman
2. $1.22 Galaxy Star 57.0 William Pike
3. $6.50 Great Shot 59.0 Craig Staples
4. $31.00 Mizlecki 57.0 Chris Parnham
5. $51.00 Cappo D'oro 59.0 Steven Parnham
6. $61.00 Battle Torque 59.0 Jarrad Noske
Margins: 1.31 len, 1.68 len
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|2019||Gatting||Galaxy Star||Great Shot||1:38.2|
|2018||Material Man||Great Shot||Pounamu||1:36.5|
|2017||Scales Of Justice||Zarantz||Miki Two Toes||1:37.5|
|2016||Wink And A Nod||Zarantz||Gris Caro||1:38.1|
|2015||Fuchsia Bandana||Respondent||Tower Of Lonhro||1:38.5|
|2014||Elite Belle||Ranger||Grand Nirvana||1:39.7|
|2012||Luckygray||=2 Grand Nirvana||=2 Rosie Rocket||1:38.3|
|2011||King Kool Kat||Impressive Jeuney||Grand Nirvana||1:37.8|
|2008||Marasco||Scenic Shot||Scenic Blast||1:22.6|
|2007||No Questions||Arctic Park||Star Laser||1:23.2|
|2006||Local Legend||Attractions||Changing Lanes||1:22.5|
|2005||Amber's Halo||Field Commander||Lakeside Rhythm||1:25.3|
|2004||Dedicated Miss||Mapperholic||Kensyl Bay||1:24.4|
|2002||Old Fashion||Storm Shot||Jugahtrice||1:24.1|
|2001||Country Blazer||Bumbelina||Lyrical King||1:24.9|
|2000||Devilish Dealer||Wild Flood||Sweepshot||1:23.8|
|1999||Star System||Kim Gorgeous||Springtime Gold||1:23.4|
|1998||Willoughby||Cash In The Bank||Jacks Or Better||1:21.8|
|1997||Bar Dreamer||Jacks Or Better||Sari Twig||1:22.6|
|1996||Island Morn||Welcome Knight||Quadripendante||1:23.0|
|1995||Jacks Or Better||Sammy The Bull||Sir Tinka||1:21.9|
|1994||Brave Kite||Barrosa Boy||Double Dignity||1:23.2|
|1993||Craft Memory||Sir Tinka||Callway||1:22.9|
|1992||Jungle Hero||Barrosa Boy||Yilgangie Gold||1:23.7|
|1991||Barrosa Boy||Gale Force||Tackle The Pak||1:22.5|
|1990||Medicine Kid||Island Gossip||Century God||1:21.4|
|1989||Tackle The Pak||British Steel||Amber Gold||1:23.4|
|1988||Fimiston||The Bukhra||Ace In Command||1:23.6|