Wakeful Stakes

  • Date: Saturday October 29th, 2016
  • Racecourse: Flemington
  • Race Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies, SWP
  • Prize Money: $300,000

2016 Wakeful Stakes News

2016 Crown Oaks: Eleonora bred to get the distance

2016 Crown Oaks: Eleonora bred to get the distance

Kiwi filly Eleonora will have no trouble getting the distance in the Group 1 $1m Crown Oaks over 2500m at Flemington today with stout staying blood on both sides of her pedigree.

Eleonora, above, has the pedigree to run out a strong 2500m in the Crown Oaks at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Eleonora‚Äôs …

The 2016 Wakeful Stakes is a Group 2 race held annually at Flemington racecourse at the very end of October, right in the heart of the Melbourne spring racing carnival. The event is contested over a 2000m trek specifically for three year old fillies and pays out prize money worth $300,000.

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Traditionally run on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Racing Carnival the Wakeful Stakes is on the Derby Day card, a program which features four Group 1’s including the Victoria Derby, Myer Classic, Coolmore Stud Stakes and the Mackinnon Stakes.

Other black-type races that the Wakeful Stakes shares a program with include the Group 2 Salinger Stakes, Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes, Group 3 Lexus Stakes and Group 3 Chatham Stakes.

The Derby Day line up pleases all tastes with sprint and middle distance events and the Wakeful Stakes plays a key role as gruelling 2000m trip.

Coming into this event horses will usually come from Group 2 level in the Edward Manifold Stakes or potentially from the Group 1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield.

From here the obvious move is the Group 1 Crown Oaks providing the horse is in good shape to take on the extra distance.

The Wakeful Stakes is a handy guide to what may await in the Crown Oaks however it’s not a concrete certainty given the extra distance.

Hollow Bullet in 2004, Serenade Rose in 2005 and Faint Perfume in 2009 are all modern horses which have completed the double.

There’s been more than a few top quality winners of the Wakeful Stakes over the years and plenty have gone on to find further glory.

Research in 1988 and Kensington Palace in 1997 are some of the older horses which appear on the winners list.

More recently Tuesday Joy won in 2006 and Brazilian Pulse triumphed in 2010.

2016 Wakeful Stakes Field

The Wakeful Stakes field attracts horses from a variety of preparations, but usually at the upper end of black type racing. Expect to see quite a few group level winners lining up in the Wakeful Stakes field. Because it’s run over 2000m, the type of fillies who enter the Wakeful Stakes field are usually committed stayers, rather than milers stepping up.

The 2016 Wakeful Stakes field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 139x1x667 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Hugh Bowman 7 56kg 81
2 44×42113 PRETTY PUNK Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Nicholas Hall 11 55.5kg 74
3 454×793412 ALLITERATE Pat Farrell Blake Shinn 5 55kg 71
4 21×5565 SEBRING DREAM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig James McDonald 10 55kg 70
5 7513×5126 BELLA SORELLASTRA Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison Stephen Baster 15 55kg 70
6 3122 TIAMO GRACE Darren Weir Damian Lane 8 55kg 70
7 32130 WATERLOO SUNSET David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joao Moreira 3 55kg 67
8 939227416 LAMMA HILTON Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss (a) 13 55kg 61
9 410×258 OUTBACK RAIN David Brideoake Ryan Maloney 4 55kg 65
10 148377 WHYOUASK Matt Laurie Ben Melham 6 55kg 64
11 7×721 FLORIDA KEYS Pat Carey Kerrin McEvoy 16 55kg 61
12 36109 BETTYRAE RUBY Tim Hughes Zac Purton 9 55kg 62
13 7×571 MY GIRL CHILLY Jarrod McLean Dean Yendall 17 55kg 60
14 732 QUEEN OF ZEALAND (NZ) Michelle Payne Ms Michelle Payne 14 55kg 62
15 52 ALMALITA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Michael Walker 2 55kg 59
16 23 PENTHOUSE KITTEN (NZ) Francis Finnegan Jake Bayliss (a) 12 55kg 61
17 944 TOFFEE NOSE Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 1 55kg 56

2016 Wakeful Stakes Nominations

The Wakeful Stakes nominations are released less than a week prior to the race. When you’re perusing the Wakeful Stakes nominations, you’ll likely notice a pattern of fillies that have regularly lined up against each other throughout the spring racing carnival. The Wakeful Stakes nominations provide a good guide to the fillies that are expected to perform strongly the following year.

The 2016 Wakeful Stakes nominations are published below.

Wakeful Stakes Results

Wakeful Stakes winners, place getters and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2015 1 Ambience 2 Beluga Blue 3 Muzyka 2:04.7
2014 1 Thunder Lady 2 Abduction 3 Fenway 2:03.4
2013 1 Kirramosa 2 May’s Dream 3 Solicit 2:05.2
2012 1 Zydeco 2 Maraatib 3 Transonic 2:02.8
2011 1 Atlantic Jewel 2 Rahveel 3 Dowager Queen 2:04.98
2010 1 Brazilian Pulse 2 Placement 3 Heartsareforlove 2:04.2
2009 1 Faint Perfume 2 Silent Surround 3 Melito 2:03.2
2008 1 Rocha 2 Miss Scarlatti 3 Estee 2:05.5
2007 1 Zarita 2 Riva San 3 Katherine Gold 2:05.8
2006 1 Tuesday Joy 2 J’adane 3 Anamato 2:02.7
2005 1 Serenade Rose 2 Astronomia 3 Zenarta 2:02.5
2004 1 Hollow Bullet 2 Storm Alert 3 Mango Daiquiri 2:02.1
2003 1 Timbourina 2 Special Harmony 3 Dane Beltar 2:05.5
2002 1 Hierogram 2 Its Who Deanie 3 Lashed 2:02.9
2001 1 Quays 2 Gold Lottery 3 Li Lo Lill 2:01.2
2000 1 Lolita Star 2 Lang Kwai Fong 3 Tanith 2:04.7