The 2022 Surround Stakes (1400m) takes place at Royal Randwick on Saturday, February 26, and is open to three-year-old fillies.

The race offers prizemoney of $600,000 and is run under set weights conditions with all runners carrying 56kg.

We provide you with Surround Stakes tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live stream to watch the race unfold.

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Surround Stakes

Surround Stakes 2022 Schedule ?

Date February 26
Track Randwick
Distance 1400m
Class Group 1
Race Type Set Weights
Prizemoney $500,000
Age 3YO Fillies


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At level weights, all fillies get their chance in the Surround Stakes, and trying to find the winner really comes down to recent form.

Our experts assess all the Surround Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2022 tips to help you back the winner.

Our form analysts provide 2022 Surround Stakes tips after the final field and barrier draw is declared.

Surround Stakes runner-by-runner guide

We preview the recent form of every 2022 Surround Stakes runner and give you the low down on their winning chances.

Below is a preview from our 2021 assessment:

2021 Surround Stakes Horses

The David Payne-trained galloper resumes after running 3rd in the VRC Oaks (2500m) in the spring and may need the run but wasn’t far away from them in the Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) earlier on at her last preparation before taking out the Flight Stakes (1600m). With a solid tempo or better, she can run on into the top three.

The consistent filly has placed 3rd at her past two and missed out behind Aim in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) before chasing well behind Every Rose in the Light Fingers Stakes (1200m). 10 of this year’s field come out of that lead up and on that run, she is right in contention.

Dame Giselle comes out of the Inglis 3YO Sprint and was behind Rocketing By that day. She went seven lengths faster than standard in that race and at her second run last time she took out the Furious Stakes before knocking over a number of these when winning the Tea Rose Stakes at the track and trip. She looks well suited and is a clear top three prospect.


Surround Stakes 2022 NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 2022 Surround Stakes takes place at 9am on February 9, 2022.

Surround Stakes 2022 FIELD & BARRIER DRAW

The final field and barrier draw for the 2022 Surround Stakes will be released at 9:00am February 23, 2022.

Below is the field and barrier draw from 2021:

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 MONTEFILIA David Payne Hugh Bowman 11 56kg
2 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 14 56kg
3 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 9 56kg
4 EVERY ROSE Mark Newnham Tom Sherry (a) 16 56kg
5 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller TBA 17 56kg
6 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman Nash Rawiller 3 56kg
7 NEVER TALK Kris Lees Jason Collett 7 56kg
8 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 8 56kg
9 LA MEXICANA Anthony & Sam Freedman Tom Marquand 10 56kg
10 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 5 56kg
11 ELIZABEEL John Sargent Robbie Dolan 13 56kg
12 JOVIALITY Chris Waller TBA 4 56kg
13 PHILIZZY Anthony Cummings TBA 2 56kg
14 LOVE SENSATION Kevin Corstens TBA 1 56kg
15 MIRAVALLE Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 6 56kg
16 EIGHT DIAMONDS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes TBA 12 56kg
17e PIPPALI Jason Coyle TBA 15 56kg

2021 surround Stakes results & replay

Finish Horse Jockey Trainer Barrier  Weight SP
1st Forbidden Love Nash Rawiller Richard and Michael Freedman 3 56kg $10
2nd Vangelic Tim Clark Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott 8 56kg $31
3rd Elizabeel Robbie Dolan John Sargent 13 56kg $26
4th Never Talk Jason Collett Kris Lees 7 56kg $7.50

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Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmerbet have the latest 2022 Surround Stakes betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the Surround Stakes betting markets in the days leading up to the race. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.


The Surround Stakes (1400m) takes place at Royal Randwick Racecourse annually in late February or early March during the Sydney Autumn Carnival and is run at set weights conditions for three-year-old fillies.

Named after 1976–1977 Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year, Surround is the only three-year-old filly in history to win the Cox Plate.

First run in 1979 and won by Impede as a Group 3 race, the Surround Stakes took on Group 2 status in 1986 and will be elevated to a Group 1 for the 2018 renewal.

Other races on the day include: Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m), Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m), Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m), Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m).

The honour roll includes top racehorses such as Skating (1993), Gold Edition (2007), More Joyous (2010), Streama (2012), Dear Demi (2013), First Seal (2015) and Shoals (2018).

The Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) is regarded as one of the traditional lead-ups to the Surround Stakes, while competitors in the Surround are likely to push on to Group 3 Keith F Nolan Classic (1600m) at Kembla Grange two weeks later.

Surround Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2021 Forbidden Love
2020 Probabeel
2019 Nakeeta Jane
2018 Shoals
2017 La Bella Diosa
2016 Ghisoni
2015 First Seal
2014 Thump
2013 Dear Demi
2012 Streama
2011 Parables
2010 More Joyous
2009 Portillo
2008 Chincilla Rose
2007 Gold Edition
2006 Regal Cheer
2005 Lotteria
2004 Only Words
2003 Bollinger
2002 Hosannah
2001 On Type
2000 Ad Alta

TOP 5 surround Stakes WINNERS

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