Winners and Past Results for the WA Champion Fillies Stakes.
Among the black type races hosted annually in late November or early December by Perth Racing, formerly known as Western Australian Turf Club, is the Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes.
The mile race is for three year old fillies that come under the starter's orders at Ascot Racecourse under set weight conditions.
With the WA Champion Fillies Stakes, fillies compete for prize money worth $200,000, which is most often won by a more than handy local galloper.
Although it was held in February between 2007 and 2010 alongside the Magic Millions Perth 3yo Trophy, it has been rescheduled to its earlier slot since 2011. Therefore, it was held twice in 2011 with Dreamaway taking the title in autumn and Eight Till Late in spring.
Fillies may use a number of maiden, handicap, and Group staying races prior to the WA Champion Fillies Stakes with an eye on the 2400m Group 3 WA Oaks held later in March.
Burabudy won the first WA Champion Fillies Stakes in 1946 as a principal race over 8 furlongs. It was promoted to Group 2 in 1979 and was downgraded briefly for a year in 1990 before becoming a Group 2 race once again. However, it is back in the Group 3 league since 1997. The $200,000 in prize money makes it the second most valuable race for three year old fillies in Western Australia , second only to the WA Oaks with stakes worth $250,000.
Among the notable stayers to win the WA Champions Fillies Stakes include Superior Lady in 2003 followed by Stormy Nova the next year. Spirited One triumphed in 2008 while Le Plunge took home the prize in 2010.
|Year||WA Champion Fillies Stakes Winners|
|2013||Miss Rose De Lago|
|2012||Fuddle Dee Duddle|
|2005||Hi On Love|
|1991||Oh Pretty Woman|
|1990||Strip The Moon|
|1989||Lady Of Battle|
|1981||All There Is|
|1959||Queen Of The May|