Scenic Blast Stakes Race Information

The Scenic Blast Stakes is a 1200 metre quality handicap race run by the West Australian Turf Club in late January or early February. It is held at Ascot as the feature event of the meeting.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1200 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Ascot Racecourse, Perth, Western Australia
  • Prizemoney: $100,000
  • Date: Saturday 30 January 2021

Scenic Blast Stakes Race History

The race was first held in 1974 over 1400m then the distance was reduced to 1200m in 1984. It was called the Australia Day Stakes up to 2009, then it was run in March over 1100m as the WATC Stakes from 2010 to 2013. In 2014 it was renamed the Scenic Blast Stakes and in 2016 the distance reverted to 1200m.

Scenic Blast first raced in 2007 where he won the Listed Supremacy Stakes over 1100m on his debut at Ascot. In 2009 he won the Group 1 Newmarket (1000m) and Group 1 Lightning Stakes (1200m) in Melbourne.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Cool Trade (2015)

Last 3YO to win: C&G Surtee (1993); Filly – ?

Fastest time (1200m): Zanella (2006) 1:09:35

Leading jockeys: Paul Harvey with 4 wins (Impressive Stats 2005; Lady Belvedere 2002; Sounds Of Legend 1998; Tackle The Pak 1991). Peter Knuckey and Jason Whiting have each ridden 3 winners.

Leading trainers: George Daly with 4 wins (Jacks Or Better 1997; Quadrant 1996; Surtee 1993; James Street 1978)

Interesting trivia: Barrier 4 has produced most winners in this race.

Past winners of the Scenic Blast Stakes

Winners of past Scenic Blast Stakes include Red Ora (2016), Marasco (2007), Jacks Or Better (1997), Starstruck (1995), Dark Beau (1991), Asian Beau (1979) and Alpine Wind (1976).

Year Winner Second Third
2021 Samizdat Flirtini Saracino
2020 Cup Night Valour Road Saracino
2019 Mr Motown First Among Equals Gee Boss
2018 Rebel King Battle Hero Dainty Tess
2017 Divine Calling Durendal Potent Secret
2016 Red Ora First Among Equals Rock Magic
2015 Cool Trade Shining Knight Soldier’s Lass
2014 Dueton Excelorada Recode
2013 Beach Express Mc Scar Sir Hallowell
2012 Werd Power Princess All Friared Up
2011 Casper Cowboy The Entourage Escadaire
2010 London Escadaire Shock Value
2009 Dante’s Volonte Lord Baumay Superscenic
2008 Scuffs Local Legend Manahatn
2007 Marasco Keyton Grace Wire Detonator
2006 Zanella Lukaboom Money Exchange
2005 Impressive Stats Mercury Halo My Thornbird
2004 Twilight Spy Kame’s Hope Mercury Halo
2003 Senate Lease Kame’s Hope Eutectic
2002 Lady Belvedere Clementi Zoloto
2001 Exit Lane Northerly Academus
2000 Noble Sky Double Blue Jacks Or Better