Wakeful Stakes Race Information

The Wakeful Stakes is a 2000 metre set weights plus penalties race for three-year-old fillies run by the Victoria Racing Club  in late October. It is run at Flemington on Victoria Derby day as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 2000 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, 3YO fillies
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $300,000
  • Date: Saturday 31 October 2020

Wakeful Stakes Race History

Fillies often come to this race via the Thousand Guineas or the Ethereal Stakes. They can also come via the Spring Champion Stakes in Sydney or the Hill Smith Stakes in Adelaide.

Wakeful Stakes Facts

Fastest time (2000m): Aristia (2018) 2:01:0

Thousand Guineas & Wakeful Stakes: Atlantic Jewel (2011); Arborea (1993);  Richfield Lady (1991);  Tristanagh (1989); Brava Jeannie (1979); Just Topic (1973), Toltrice (1972); Indian Summer (1961); Wenona Girl (1960); True Course (1950); Chicquita (1949); Nizam’s Ring (1947); Sweet Chime (1946).

Interesting trivia: 1987 winner Imposera was out of the 1975 winner Calera.

Past winners of the Wakeful Stakes

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

Year Winner Second Third
2020 Victoria Quay Personal Tyche Goddess
2019 Miami Bound Vegas Jewel Palumbo
2018 Aristia Qafila El Dorado Dreaming
2017 Luvaluva Glam Guru Rimraam
2016 Tiamo Grace Sebring Dream Missrock