Guy Walter Stakes Race Information

The Guy Walter Stakes is a 1400 metre set weights plus penalties race for mares four-years-old and over run by the Australian Turf Club in late February or early March. It is run at Randwick as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 1400 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, mares 4YO & upwards
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $300,000
  • Date: Saturday 2 March 2024

Guy Walter Stakes Race History

See the 2024 Guy Walter Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2023 Guy Walter Stakes Preview and results.

The race was first held as a Listed race called the  Wiggle Quality Handicap for three-year-old fillies and older mares over 1400m at Warwick Farm in 1996 when it was won by Destruct.  It was named after a mare called Wiggle who was a champion as a 2YO and 3YO (1958-59) and later went to the USA where she was a winner. It was held at Randwick from 2002 to 2004 before returning to Warwick Farm in 2005 where it became for mares four-years and up. In 2012 it changed from a handicap to a set weights and penalties race.  In 2014 it was upgraded to a Group 3 race then in 2015 the name was changed to the Guy Walters Stakes to honour trainer Guy Walter (1954 – 2014). In 2016 it was upgraded to the current Group 2 status and moved to the current location of Randwick.

Guy Walter Stakes Facts

Multiple winners: Dixie Blossoms (2017 & 2018); Steps In Time (2012 & 2013); Hot Danish (2008 & 2009)

Fastest time (1400m): Solicit (2001) 1:20:3

Triscay Stakes & Guy Walter Stakes: Alassio (2019);

Leading jockeys : Tim Clark has had plenty of success in this race.

Interesting trivia: Dual winner Dixie Blossoms ran second to Alassio when attempting a hat-trick in 2019 before winning the Group 1 Coolmore Classic at her next start.

Past winners of the Guy Walter Stakes

Winners of past Guy Walter Stakes often go on to race at Group 1 level.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Hell Hath No Fury Hinged More Secrets
2023 Hope In Your Heart Larkspur Run Mustang Valley
2022 Forbidden Love Promise Of Success Vangelic
2021 Crone Tricky Gal Icebath
2020 Dawn Dawn Sweet Deal Pohutukawa
2019 Alassio Dixie Blossoms Manicure
2018 Dixie Blossoms Raiment Francaletta
2017 Dixie Blossoms Zanbagh Flippant
2016 Solicit Zanbagh Peeping
2015 Danesiri Cosmic Endeavour Mahara
2014 Catkins Sharnee Rose Dear Demi
2013 Steps In Time Streama Pear Tart
2012 Steps In Time Foxstar Ladys Angel
2011 Jersey Lily Turnstiles Kiss From a Rose
2010 Dane Julia Bejewelled Messenger
2009 Hot Danish Absolutelyfabulous Mary’s Grace
2008 Hot Danish Like Me Wild Hairy
2007 Doubting Grey Stream Shirl Pegasus
2006 Bhandara Prisoner of Love Pekalan
2005 Danni Martine Golden Weekend Hec Of A Party
2004 Gold Lottey Hennessy Waltz Lucida
2003 Forum Floozie Size Her Up Brecon Rose
2002 Youhadyourwarning Veloce Card Queen
2001 Corelli Say Good Morning Sorrento
2000 Stella Maree Mary Machree Little Pattie
1999 Bonanova Sandy Prospect Discretion
1998 Sybeel Camino Rose Shindig
1997 Timeless Winds Shindig Danendri
1996 Destruct Vigil Fair Diana