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Strickland Stakes

The Strickland Stakes is a Group 3 weight-for-age race held annually at Belmont racecourse in Perth, Western Australia. The race is run over a distance of 2000 metres and worth $125,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Strickland Stakes was won by Material Man from Pounamu with Gatting third.

The race was moved to Belmont racecourse in July during the 2010/2011 racing season and the race distance also rose from 1800 metres to 2000 metres. It's one of four group races held during the Perth winter racing carnival in Perth, including the Gr 3 Roma Cup and Gr3 Belmont Stakes.

Strickland Stakes info

Date: Saturday 29th June 2019
Track: Belmont racecourse, Perth
Distance: 2000 metres
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $125,000
2018 Winner: Material Man

The Strickland Stakes is a weight-for-age race over the middle distance of 2000m and is one of the well regarded feature races in Perth. The level weights playing field lends itself to the better class performers and those horses with superior earnings and records are generally the ones to beat.

Gallopers who contested the Gr3 Hyperion Stakes under the same weight-for-age conditions over 1600m in June are likely to go on and tackle this event. Material Man (2018), Scales Of Justice (2017) and Fuchsia Bandana (2015) are the most recent gallopers to win the Hyperion Stakes and Strickland Stakes double.

Classy gallopers Marasco (2009-10) & Tarzi (2nd in 2009-10) finished first and second in the Strickland Stakes for two years in a row after running the quinella in the Hyperion Stakes beforehand. Tarzi defeated Marasco in the 2009 Hyperion Stakes before Marasco reversed the result the following year on his way to back to back Strickland Stakes victories. Multiple horses have managed to place in both races with Zarantz (2nd in 2016-2017), Ranger (2nd in 2014) and Rosie Rocket (3rd in 2012) the most recent.

Smart galloper Mr Moet (2012) went on to win the Gr1 Raiway Stakes the following spring after taking out this event and Rosie Rocket (3rd in 2012) ran third in the same race.

Scales Of Justice (2017) won the Hyperion Stakes over 1600m at Belmont prior to winning this race and recent Strickland Stakes winners include Ihtsahymn (2016) and Fuchsia Bandana (2015).

2018 Strickland Stakes result

1. $1.50 Material Man 59.0 Ms Lucy Warwick
2. $4.20 Pounamu 59.0 Patrick Carbery
3. $8.50 Gatting 59.0 Mitchell Pateman

then followed
=4. $61.00 At The Ready 59.0 Peter Knuckey
=4. $20.00 Falcon Crest 59.0 William Pike
6. $61.00 Pushin' Shapes 59.0 Alan Kennedy
7. $101.00 Dark Alert 59.0 Glenn Smith
8. $51.00 Very Tempting 57.0 Shaun Mc Gruddy
9. $101.00 Shinta Mani 57.0 Paul Harvey

Margins: 0.3 len, 0.95 len
Time: 2:07.63

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Strickland Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Material Man Pounamu Gatting 2:07.6
2017 Scales Of Justice Zarantz Pounamu 2:09.7
2016 Ihtsahymn Dubai Escapade Zarantz 2:08.8
2015 Fuchsia Bandana Balmont Girl Tower Of Lonhro 2:06.4
2014 Fancy Feet Ranger Bridgestone 2:08.9
2013 Kincaple Moonlight Bay God Has Spoken 2:05.4
2012 Mr Moet Chester Road Rosie Rocket 2:07.3
2011 God Has Spoken Battle Emblem King Kool Kat 2:05.5
2010 Marasco Tarzi Doyoudare 1:55.2
2009 Marasco Tarzi Star Encounter 1:53.4
2008 Action Pak Forest Frolic Danecay 1:48.6
2007 Forest Frolic Stormblitz Keyton Grace 1:51.0
2006 Exchequer Professional Lady Belle Bizarre 1:53.9
2005 True Steel Lados My Thornbird 2:07.2
2004 Dedicated Miss Main Stage Wool Zone 1:50.5
2003 Money Is Magic Finito Blinded 1:51.7
2002 Finito Cardinal Colours Gwalia Girl 1:51.9
2001 Finito Dance Hit Noble Cavalier 1:51.9
2000 Iron Horse Corporate Bruce Catophylia 1:52.8
1999 Not Held
1998 Summer Beau Westown =2 Proconteur =2 1:51.9
1997 News Review Brooklyn Bridge Chelsea 1:49.9
1996 Western Cossack Powerful Prince Summer Beau 1:52.4
1995 Forge On Daney Boy Beau Heed 1:50.1
1994 Prime Again Twist And Shout Double Dignity 1:50.1
1993 Wabasso Prime Again Advise Me 1:52.3
1992 Lincoln's Court Classy Dresser Red Javelin 1:51.7
1991 Higginsville Laudanum Mirror Magic 1:49.6
1990 Acquired Marbleous Quality Choice 1:49.9
1989 Timeless Action Green Range Boy Pagonic 1:48.5
1988 Perfect Answer My Bobby Boo Green Range Boy 1:50.5