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Guy Walter Stakes

The Guy Walter Stakes is a Group 2 race for mares only that generally takes place in late February or early March at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales during the Sydney autumn racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres under set weight & penalty conditions and has prizemoney of $200,000. The 2019 Guy Walter Stakes was won by Alassio from Dixie Blossoms with Manicure third.

Upgraded to Group 3 status for the 2013/2014 racing season, and then to Group 2 for the 2015/2016 season, the Guy Walter Stakes is held on the same day as the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes and Group 2 Surround Stakes.

Formerly raced as the Wiggle Stakes, the race was renamed the Guy Walter Stakes in 2014 in honour of popular Sydney trainer Guy Walter, who passed away suddenly in May of that year.

Guy Walter Stakes info

Date: Saturday 2nd March 2019
Track: Randwick racecourse, Adelaide
Distance: 1400 metres
Race Type: Mares - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $200,000
2019 Winner: Alassio

The Guy Walter Stakes is a mares only race that typically assembles a smart field of females with the classier types hard to beat due to the weighted conditions of the race. The Gr2 Breeders Classic is generally the best guide to this race and both Catkins (2014) &Steps In Time (2012-13) have taken out the Breeders Classic & Guy Walter Stakes double for the past three years.

Upcoming feature mares races like the Gr1 Coolmore Classic and Gr1 Queen of The Turf Stakes at Rosehill will more than likely be on the agenda for mares contesting this race, and Appearance (4th in 2013) managed to take out the Coolmore Classic & Queen Of The Turf Stakes double after running fourth in the Guy Walter Stakes beforehand.

Some classy types have won this race over the years including outstanding mare Hot Danish (2008-09), plus talented gallopers Doubting (2007) and Bonanova (1999).

Dixie Blossoms (2017-2018) was resuming from a spell when she won this race for the second year in a row and recent Guy Walter Stakes winners include Solicit (2016) and Danesiri (2015).

2019 Guy Walter Stakes result

1. $12.00 Alassio 55.0 Tim Clark
2. $5.50 Dixie Blossoms 57.0 James McDonald
3. $3.40 Manicure 54.0 Kerrin McEvoy

then followed
4. $6.50 Dyslexic 54.0 Brenton Avdulla
5. $12.00 Eckstein 55.5 Sam Clipperton
6. $51.00 Mandylion 54.0 Corey Brown
7. $7.00 Bella Martini 56.0 Tommy Berry
8. $51.00 Nettoyer 54.0 Brett Prebble
9. $20.00 Siren's Fury 55.0 Jason Collett
10. $6.00 Noire 56.0 Hugh Bowman

Margins: 0.8 len, 0.4 len
Time: 1:22.27

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Guy Walter Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Alassio Dixie Blossoms Manicure 1:22.2
2018 Dixie Blossoms Raiment Francaletta 1:22.6
2017 Dixie Blossoms Zanbagh Flippant 1:26.5
2016 Solicit Zanbagh Peeping 1:20.3
2015 Danesiri Cosmic Endeavour Mahara 1:22.2
2014 Catkins Sharnee Rose Dear Demi 1:23.4
2013 Steps In Time Streama Pear Tart 1:21.6
2012 Steps In Time Foxstar Ladys Angel 1:23.6
2011 Jersey Lily Graceful Anna Turnstiles 1:22.2