Wakeful Stakes

Wakeful Stakes

Winners and Past Results for the Wakeful Stakes.

Among the Group 2 races hosted by Victoria Racing Club during the Melbourne spring racing carnival is the Wakeful Stakes.

The staying event is for three year old fillies that contest over 2000 metres of the Flemington Racetrack under set weight and penalties conditions. The race is usually held towards the end of October with a number of above average stayers making their way to the starting gate for a shot at prize money worth $300,000. The Wakeful Stakes is held on the first day of the four-day Flemington racing carnival on AAMI Victoria Derby day along with other Group 1 races including the Myer Classic, Mackinnon Stakes, and Coolmore Stud Stakes.

For many fillies, the Wakeful Stakes is the ideal preparation for the prestigious Group 1 Crown Oaks, the female equivalent of the Victoria Derby held the following Thursday. Horses may tackle the Group 1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield Racecourse over 1600 metres on their way here. Another warm up event that may prove to be a handy form guide is the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes also held at Flemington. Many horses use this Manifold Stakes as a warm up to the Thousand Guineas and Wakeful Stakes.

Some of the fillies that won the Wakeful Stakes and went on to become stars of the turf include Research in 1988 and Kensington Palace in 1997. Hollow Bullet and Serenade Rose were victorious in 2004 and 2005 while Tuesday Joy and Zarita are also the outstanding mares to win in 2006 and 2007 respectively.

A horse named Protea won the inaugural event as a principal race in 1932 over 10 furlongs. Brava Jeannie was the first to win the Wakeful Stakes as a Group 2 race in 1979.

Year Wakeful Stakes Winners
2017 Luvaluva
2016 Tiamo Grace
2015 Ambience
2014 Thunder Lady
2013 Kirramosa
2012 Zydeco
2011 Atlantic Jewel
2010 Brazilian Pulse
2009 Faint Perfume
2008 Rocha
2007 Zarita
2006 Tuesday Joy
2005 Serenade Rose
2004 Hollow Bullet
2003 Timbourina
2002 Hierogram
2001 Quays
2000 Lolita Star
1999 My Sienna
1998 Grand Archway
1997 Kensington Palace
1996 Danendr
1995 Saleous
1994 Dream Of The Dance
1993 Arborea
1992 Love Comes To Town
1991 Richfield Lady
1990 Beachside
1989 Tristanagh
1988 Research
1987 Imposera
1986 Diamond Shower
1985 Heat Of The Moment
1984 Our Lafite
1983 La Caissiere
1982 Royal Regatta
1981 Sheraco
1980 November Rain
1979 Brava Jeannie
1978 Scomeld
1977 Sun Sally
1976 Savoir
1975 How Now
1975 Calera
1974 Leica Show
1973 Just Topic
1973 Love Aloft
1972 Toltrice
1971 Kazanlik
1970 Sanderae
1969 Glad Rags
1968 With Respect
1967 Eld
1966 Star Belle
1965 Fire Band
1964 Light Fingers
1963 Raindear
1962 Lady Marg
1961 Indian Summer
1960 Wenona Girl
1959 Weeamera
1958 Chicola
1957 Amneris
1956 Sandara
1955 Evening Peal
1954 Blue Amber
1953 Caramba
1952 Just Caroline
1951 La Castana
1950 True Course
1949 Chicquita
1948 Grey Nurse
1947 Nizam's Ring
1947 Jalna
1946 Sweet Chime
1945 Marocain
1944 Rainbird
1943 Three Wheeler
1942 East End
1941 Kelos
1940 Session
1939 Snow White
1938 Early Bird
1937 Prairie Moon
1936 Siren
1935 Link Divine
1934 Arachne
1933 Golden Hair
1932 Protea
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