Surround Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

Surround Stakes Barrier Draw

Surround Stakes Barrier Draw Stats & Info 2025

The Surround Stakes barrier draw and final field will be revealed at 9am on Wednesday, February 26, 2025. 


Surround Stakes Nominations – Where It Begins

The nominations for the 2025 Surround Stakes will be revealed at 12am on Monday, February 24, 2025.

A Group 1 race for three-year-old fillies, the Surround Stakes has often produced a quality filly that has gone on to claim a lot more Group 1 success.


Surround Stakes Barrier Draw – When, Where And How Does It Work?

The barrier draw and final field for the 2025 Surround Stakes will be available shortly after 9am on Wednesday, February 26, 2025.

Barriers for each of the fillies in the race is determined randomly using a computer which will complete the final field for the race.

Horses competing in the Surround Stakes can often progress towards the Coolmore Classic, Doncaster Mile, Vinery Stud Stakes and/or Australian Oaks.


Surround Stakes Barrier Statistics – Winners From The Past 20 Years

Year Horse Barrier Weight
2024 Tropical Squall 2 56kg
2023 Sunshine In Paris 3 56kg
2022 Hinged 1 56kg
2021 Forbidden Love 3 56kg
2020 Probabeel 5 56kg
2019 Nakeeta Jane 6 56kg
2018 Shoals 4 56kg
2017 La Bella Diosa 1 56kg
2016 Ghisoni 2 56kg
2015 First Seal 7 56kg
2014 Thump 5 56kg
2013 Dear Demi 6 56kg
2012 Streama 3 56kg
2011 Parables 7 56kg
2010 More Joyous 5 56kg
2009 Portillo 11 56kg
2008 Chincilla Rose 3 56kg
2007 Gold Edition 8 56kg
2006 Regal Cheer 13 55.5kg
2005 Lotteria 6 55.5kg


Is There A Draw Bias in the Surround Stakes?

The winners of the Surround Stakes over the past two decades have been spread out with middle barriers boasting the most wins. Barriers 3-7 have produced a total of 14 winners since 2000.

One of the interesting things about the race is that the field size can be fairly small (around eight runners), but then can just as easily be a field of 15. This makes it a little difficult to assess whether there is a barrier draw bias.

Without conclusive proof, it appears that drawing barrier seven or less is a great starting point for winning the Surround Stakes.


Most Successful Surround Stakes Barriers

Barrier Wins
3 4
5 3
6 3
7 3
4 2
11 2

Last updated for 2024 Surround Stakes Results

Please note that barrier statistics only include races from 2000 onwards.



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