Surround Stakes 2017

Saturday February 25, 2017

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

The Surround Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-old fillies run at Royal Randwick Racecourse in late February each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival on Chipping Norton Stakes Day.

The Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) is the headline race at the meeting, while the Surround Stakes is one of four Group 2 support acts on the card. Run over 1400m at set weights, the race offers a total of $200,000 in prize money and the Surround Stakes winner collects $115,000 in stakes for connections.

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 25, 2017 .

2017 Surround Stakes Results

  • 1st: La Bella Diosa
  • 2nd: Omei Sword
  • 3rd: Global Glamour

Surround Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 25, 2017
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1979

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 last filly to complete the Light Fingers Stakes – Surround Stakes double was More Joyous (2010) and before her Gold Edition (2007).

Surround Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field of acceptances and barrier draw released on the Wednesday.

Surround Stakes betting odds open at Ladbrokes.com.au

First Seal (2015) was odds-on in Surround Stakes betting for her win that led into a Coolmore Classic second. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

2017 Surround Stakes Field

The official Surround Stakes 2017 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.

The 2017 Surround Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw attracted 10 three-year-old fillies led by last start Light Fingers Stakes winner Global Glamour who came up trumps with barrier two, Chris Waller’s resuming Doncaster Mile-bound Omei Sword and her smart stablemate Foxplay.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1x3611x921 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 2 56kg 107
2 x212x114x2 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Tommy Berry 10 56kg 92
3 14x3111x LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ) Mandy & Matt Brown Jason Collett 1 56kg 92
4 129x12x OMEI SWORD Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 9 56kg 92
5 3323x111x3 SPRIGHT Garry Frazer Corey Brown 8 56kg 87
6 3110×6 FRENCH FERN David Payne Tye Angland 3 56kg 82
7 24x11422x6 SEZANNE Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 6 56kg 80
8 112×411 PUMPKIN PIE Danny Williams Jay Ford 4 56kg 77
9 0x4311x9 ZENALICIOUS Les Bridge Tim Clark 7 56kg 75
10 16x2231x5 LUBITON Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 5 56kg 71

Surround Stakes Betting & Odds

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.

Since More Joyous (2010) completed the Light Fingers Stakes – Surround Stakes double, the only winner of the latter to finish worse than fourth in the lead-up was Thump (2014) who improved on a Light Fingers seventh to win.

2017 Surround Stakes Odds

The season’s top Surround Stakes 2017 betting odds will be available right here so stay tuned for access to our autumn racing markets.

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 one of the eight winners from 2009 – 2016.

2017 Surround Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Surround Stakes 2017 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.

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).

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.

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

2017 Surround Stakes Results

The full Surround Stakes 2017 results including the Surround Stakes winner and margins will be known below on Saturday February 25, 2017 .

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ) Mandy & Matt Brown Jason Collett 1 56kg $9
2 4 OMEI SWORD Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 1.5L 9 56kg $9.50
3 1 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 1.6L 2 56kg $2.35F
4 2 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Tommy Berry 4.7L 10 56kg $5
5 10 LUBITON Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 4.9L 5 56kg $18
6 7 SEZANNE Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 5.7L 6 56kg $18
7 9 ZENALICIOUS Les Bridge Tim Clark 9.4L 7 56kg $51
8 5 SPRIGHT Garry Frazer Corey Brown 13L 8 56kg $8.50
9 8 PUMPKIN PIE Danny Williams Jay Ford 13.9L 4 56kg $16
10 6 FRENCH FERN David Payne Tye Angland 16.4L 3 56kg $41

Surround Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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