Surround Stakes Race Information

The Surround Stakes is a 1400 metre set-weights race for three-year-old fillies run by the Australian Turf Club. The race is held in late February or early March at Randwick during the Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 1
  • Distance: 1400 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights, 3YO fillies
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $750,000
  • Date: Saturday 2 March 2024

Surround Stakes Race History

See the 2024 Surround Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2023 Surround Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2022 Surround Stakes Preview and results.

The Surround Stakes became a Group 1 race in 2018 and is held on the same day as the Chipping Norton as part of the Sydney Autumn Carnival held at Warwick Farm. The race dates back to 1979 when it was a Group 3 race and was won by Impede. In 1986 it became a Group 2 race.

Useful Facts

Fastest time (1400m): Ghisoni (2016) 1:21:25

Interesting trivia: 1997 winner Dashing Eagle is out of 1984 winner La Caissiere.

Past winners of the Surround Stakes

Winners of past Surround Stakes include horses that go on to win major spring races.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Tropical Squall Stefi Magnetica Tutta La Vita
2023 Sunshine In Paris Ruthless Dame In Secret
2022 Hinged Startantes Espiona
2021 Forbidden Love Vangelic Elizabeel
2020 Probabeel Funstar Xilong
2019 Nakeeta Jane Fundamentalist El Dorado Dreaming
2018 Shoals Torvill Shumookh
Rimraam (dead heat)
2017 La Bella Diosa Omei Sword Global Glamour
2016 Ghisoni Single Gaze Stay With Me
2015 First Seal Supara Slightly Sweet
2014 Thump Real Surreal Lucia Valentina
2013 Dear Demi Driefontein Longport
2012 Streama Sea Siren Hallowell Belle
2011 Parables Red Tracer Rose of Peace
2010 More Joyous Hurtle Myrtle So Anyway
2009 Portillo Romneya Rocha
2008 Chinchilla Rose Occurrence Mimi Lebrock
2007 Gold Edition Tuesday Joy Just Dancing
2006 Regal Cheer Mnemosyne Star Mystic
2005 Lotteria Shania Dane Johan’s Toy
2004 Only Words Ike’s Dream Shamekha
2003 Bollinger Bumptious Sunday Joy
2002 Hosannah Heritiere Quays
2001 On Type Maitland Gold Miss Kournikova
2000 Ad Alta Spinning Hill Camena
1999 Savannah Success Confer Rubicall
1998 Staging Dantelah Stella Cadente
1997 Dashing Eagle Assertive Lass Priceless Joy
1996 Shame Peruzzi Vigil
1995 Princess D’Or Aragen Moment’s Pleasure
1994 So Keen Kapchat Diamond Harbour
1993 Skating Mingling Glances Flitter
1992 Office Romanee Conti Regina Madre
1991 Let’s Hurry Seasoning Whisked
1990 Ochiltree Joanne Dual Treasures
1989 Glenview Galspray Riverina Charm
1988 Judyann Lanyard Bronze Empress
1987 Khaptivaan Bounding Away Magic Flute
1986 Ma Chiquita Travel Light Cena
1985 Avon Angel Wink At Me Satin Sand
1984 La Caissiere Sabre Dancer Eastern Temple
1983 Royal Regatta Gelsomino Home Maid
1982 Lost World Welsh Sky Come On Lady
1981 Hanalei Aare Cordon Rose
1980 Brava Jeannie Javea Sporty Girl
1979 Impede Belubula Ribobelle

From the archives:

Surround Stakes Final Field & Odds 2018

See below for early markets for this years Surround Stakes.

Surround Stakes Preview & Tips 2018

Track: Good    Weather: Fine

There is a field of 11 runners for the $500,000 James Boag’s Premium Surround Stakes and six of them had their last start in the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes a fortnight ago. The short-priced favourite is Alizee who won the Light Fingers first-up and has now won 4 of her 10 starts. Second favourite is Shumookh who was a close second in the same race and third favourite is Frolic, who ran on strongly as the widest runner to grab 4th.

Shoals resumed for 8th in the G3 Kevin Hayes Stakes and this is the first time in her career she has not been in the quinella. Unforgotten is resuming here and won first-up last campaign. Melody Belle and Torvill ran 5th and 3rd respectively in the Light Fingers. The rest of the field is currently at 16 to 1 or longer.

The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.

Jo’s Tips
2 Alizee
6 Shumookh
4 Frolic
1 Shoals