WATC Gimcrack Stakes Race Information

The WATC Gimcrack Stakes is a 1100 metre set weights plus penalties race for two-year-old fillies run by the West Australian Turf Club in March or early April. It is held at Ascot as part of the Perth Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 1100 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, 2YO fillies
  • Track: Ascot Racecourse, Perth, Western Australia
  • Prizemoney: $200,000
  • Date: Saturday 6 April 2024

WATC Gimcrack Stakes Race History

See the 2024 WATC Gimcrack Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2023 WATC Gimcrack Stakes Preview and results.

The race was first held as a Principal race over 5 furlongs (about 1000 metres) in 1978 when it was run in two divisions. Elegant Shell won one and Priority Road won the other. From 1979 to 2014 it was a Listed race. The race wasn’t held in 1997 as the race was moved  from late Spring (November) to autumn (March) of 1998. In 1999 the distance became the current 1100m apart from 2005 when it was held at Belmont Park racecourse over 1200m. It was upgraded to the current Group 3 status from 2015 onwards.

It is a traditional lead-up to the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate over 1200m held two weeks later

Useful Facts

Fastest time (1100m): For Your Eyes Only (2009) 1:03:73

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of the WATC Gimcrack Stakes

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

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Siren Assault Golden Kathleen Earthstorm
2023 Live To Tell Super Smink Augment
2022 Amelia’s Jewel Costume Party Penny On The Queen
2021 Hoi An Policiere Pat’s Got Sass
2020 Starfield Impact Watch Me Dance Come Magic
2019 Rio Del Mar Prim And Proper Miss West Coast
2018 Agent Pippa Assetro Bam’s On Fire
2017 Kiss Bang Love Lucy Mae Seannie
2016 Whispering Brook Spangled Impact Caipirinha
2015 Chantski Mystic Maid Showy Chloe
2014 Fuld’s Bet Cadenza Kamballie
2013 Camporella Vampi Lass Petrol Power
2012 Darlington Abbey Miss Solis Fuddle Dee Duddle
2011 Flying Affair Western Fever Bliss Street
2010 Miss Condition Absolute Pleasure Motion Pictures
2009 For Your Eyes Only Initial Outcome Premardal
2008 Danerip Timely Queen Ishibabe
2007 Jestatune Moisture I’m Gifted
2006 Paris Petard Ravinia Brocky’s Ace