Surround Stakes 2022

Saturday February 26, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The Surround Stakes is a nice lead-up to the Coolmore Classic each autumn

The Surround Stakes is a Group 1 race for three-year-old fillies run at Royal Randwick Racecourse in early February each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival on Chipping Norton Stakes Day. The event was previously a Group 2 race, but gained Group 1 status for the first time in 2018.

The Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) is the headline race at the meeting, which also features a number of Group 2 support acts on the card.

Run over 1400m at set weights, the Surround Stakes now offers a lucrative $500,000 in prize money.

The race is named in honour of former champion filly Surround who took out the 1976-1977 Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year award. Fillies that run well in the Surround Stakes may back up and step up in class for a shot at the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill a fortnight later.

The latest edition of the Surround Stakes took place on Saturday February 26, 2022 and was won by the Chris Waller-trained Hinged ($10). 

Surround Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 26, 2022
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1979

2022 Surround Stakes Results

The full Surround Stakes 2022 results including the Surround Stakes winner and margins will be known below on Saturday February 26, 2022.

  • 1st: #5 Hinged ($10)
  • 2nd: #8 Startantes
  • 3rd: #7 Espiona

Chris Waller posted his first victory in the Surround Stakes 2022 results with his progressive filly Hinged ($10) defeating the fast-finishing roughie hope Startantes and the beaten Waller-trained favourite Espiona ahead of a likely rematch in the Coolmore Classic.

Surround Stakes Betting

Surround Stakes odds are released after the field is out on the Wednesday before the race.

In-form fillies coming off good lead-up runs in Sydney earlier in the autumn dominate the Surround Stakes betting markets.

Favourites have a strong recent record in the Surround Stakes and the markets are led by Light Fingers Stakes graduates that ran in the first three last time out a fortnight before.

Nakeeta Jane ($3.60 in 2019) was the last Surround Stakes favourite to salute for the punters.

Since More Joyous (2010) completed the Light Fingers Stakes – Surround Stakes double, the only winners of the latter to finish worse than fourth in the lead-up were Thump (2014) who improved on a Light Fingers seventh to win, Shoals (2018) who atoned for a first-up eighth in the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes (1600m) to post her second Group 1 success, and Magic Millions Guineas ninth placed Forbidden Love (2021) and that season’s Light Fingers seventh placed filly Hinged (2022).

Nakeeta Jane (2019) was also the last filly to do the Light Fingers Stakes – Surround Stakes double winning the latter as the $3.60 favourite in Surround Stakes betting.

2022 Surround Stakes Odds

The season’s top Surround Stakes 2022 betting odds will be available right here so stay tuned for access to our autumn racing markets.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Surround Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Surround Stakes Field

The Surround Stakes field features a line-up of the season’s best middle-distance fillies that are looking to step up to a mile or further over the autumn.

Many fillies in the field come out of the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) held two weeks earlier, which is the traditional lead-up race to the Surround Stakes.

The latest fillies to complete the Light Fingers Stakes – Surround Stakes double are Nakeeta Jane (2019), More Joyous (2010) and Gold Edition (2007).

Surround Stakes nominations close on a Tuesday in early February, with the final field of acceptances and barrier draw released on the Wednesday of race week.

2022 Surround Stakes Field

The official Surround Stakes 2022 field and barriers for the Chipping Norton Stakes Day Group 2 support race will be available below once announced the Wednesday before the race so stay tuned.

A standout 2022 Surround Stakes final field is gathered for Saturday in Sydney including Chris Waller’s Light Fingers Stakes quinella of Fangirl and Espiona.

  • Scratched: #1 Yearning (2) has come out and will instead race on firmer going in Melbourne’s Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes; #15 Ringarosa (12); #17e Von Trapp (3). 

2022 Surround Stakes Nominations

Early Surround Stakes 2022 nominations close on Tuesday the 8th of February, 2022 with late entries open until the Monday of race week.

The 2022 Surround Stakes nominations drew 40 early entries including a host of Group 1 winning fillies such as Yearning (Thousand Guineas) and Never Been Kissed (Flight Stakes).

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 148×1 ANCIENT GIRL (NZ) F 3 Clinton McDonald
2 11015x7x ARCADED F 3 James Cummings 83
3 1x8x ARGENTIA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
4 321135x BARB RAIDER F 3 Jerome Hunter
5 53110x BON’S A PEARLA F 3 Kevin Corstens
6 4x623x14 CALIFORNIA SURREAL F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 65
7 22216×1 CARDIGAN QUEEN F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
8 342×3 DALCHINI F 3 Lee & Cherie Curtis
9 1643361231 DECENT RAINE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
10 13 ELLENMAC F 3 Matthew Smith 59
11 11x ESPIONA F 3 Chris Waller 80
12 4x3111x FANGIRL F 3 Chris Waller 86
13 4211x FINEPOINT F 3 Chris Waller 70
14 1144x3516x FOUR MOVES AHEAD F 3 John Sargent 92
15 8×460 HAVE MERCY F 3 Edward Cummings
16 21x23204x HERESY F 3 James Cummings 80
17 2x2111026x HINGED F 3 Chris Waller 92
18 x674x141x3 HOPE IN YOUR HEART F 3 Kerry Parker 60
19 7×1 I’M DIVINE F 3 Edward Cummings 61
20 3x11x1 JAL LEI F 3 John O’Shea 74
21 21x172267x LARKSPUR RUN F 3 James Cummings 75
22 x139x5320x MALLORY F 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 86
23 2219×1 MAYROSE F 3 John Sargent 64
24 14×112 ME ME LAGARDE F 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds
25 2x327791x MOKULUA F 3 Clarry Conners 80
26 11912x NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
27 26×15 RINGAROSA F 3 Gary Portelli 62
28 9x5210x1 ROCKLILY F 3 Matthew Dunn 69
29 123×1 ROOTS F 3 Chris Waller 71
30 11 SHADES OF ROSE F 3 Bjorn Baker
31 3x132x880x SHE’S ALL CLASS F 3 Chris Waller 84
32 23×101126 SHIHONKA F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 78
33 11 SNAPPED F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
34 x5111630x3 STARTANTES F 3 Robert Heathcote 89
35 236×721711 SWEET RUBY F 3 Kim Waugh 76
36 11x9x TILIANAM (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 76
37 7140x VON TRAPP F 3 Mark Newnham 75
38 25x491214x YEARNING F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
39 2117×44 ZETARITA F 3 Kris Lees 64
40 1128x ZOUZARELLA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 76

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Surround Stakes Tips

Surround Stakes tips are led each autumn by the fillies that ran first four in the Light Fingers Stakes two weeks earlier.

The Light Fingers Stakes has produced more Surround Stakes winners than any other lead-up including all but five of the 14 winners from 2009 – 2022.

2022 Surround Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Surround Stakes 2022 tips and betting selections on which fillies to back and sack in the Group 2 this autumn will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned.

  • Best Roughie: #8 Startantes ($26 at time of publish) 

Rob Heathcote’s Queenslander probably is not quite on the same level as most of these, but if that weather stays ugly and the track stays Heavy then she’s a definite Top 3 chance at odds. Last start she finished just better than mid-field sixth in the Light Fingers Stakes, but was only two lengths beaten with improvement to come. She was at similar odds there on a Good (4) and she was also eye-catching in the spring when third in the Flight Stakes over a mile beaten a similar distance. Hasn’t raced on Heavy, but she has been excellent on Soft going and is so versatile.

Surround Stakes Form Guide

The Surround Stakes form guide lists all of the crucial information like barriers, jockeys and trainers punters need to consider before placing a bet on the fillies’ only feature. The Surround Stakes form has held up in better autumn classics over the years including the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) and Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000).

In 2015 First Seal won the Surround Stakes before finishing second in both of those elite level features for the female gallopers. In 2014 Lucia Valentina ran third in the Surround Stakes before winning the Vinery Stud Stakes two starts later and running third in the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m).

2022 Surround Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Surround Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Surround Stakes Results

The Surround Stakes results have been dominated by the favourites in recent years. The most notable upset in the past decade was Thump who saluted at $25 in 2014,  Shoals ($13 in 2018) and Hinged ($10 in 2022).

Standout Surround Stakes winners include First Seal (2015), Streama (2012), More Joyous (2010) and Gold Edition (2007).

Surround Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2022 Hinged Startantes Espiona 1:26.0
2021 Forbidden Love Vangelic Elizabeel 1:22.3
2020 Probabeel Funstar Xilong 1:21.3
2019 Nakeeta Jane Fundamentalist El Dorado Dreaming 1:21.8
2018 Shoals Torvill 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