Wakeful Stakes

Looking for early info on this year’s Wakeful Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Wakeful Stakes, Caulfield

Run over 2,000 metres, the Wakeful Stakes is a Group 2 race taking place at Caulfield Racecourse. With a $300,000 prize purse, it attracts some of Australia’s best fillies.

Starting out as a Principal Race, this race was upgraded to Group 2 status in 1979.

This race serves as a good lead up for the 2,500 metre Kennedy Oaks.

Wakeful Stakes 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,000 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights (plus penalties)
  • Qualification: Three year olds (fillies only)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Prize Purse: $300,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1932

Wakeful Stakes Betting

There are many different ways to bet on theWakeful Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Wakeful Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’sWakeful Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’sWakeful Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in theWakeful Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within theWakeful Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within theWakeful Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within theWakefulStakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within theWakeful Stakes to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from theWakeful Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Wakeful Stakes

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section onWakefulStakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Wakeful Stakes 2019 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2019 edition of theWakefulStakes here. 

(Please note that the odds below are from 03/10/2019, prior to acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
TBA TBA TBA

Which Horse Will Win TheWakeful Stakes

The best way to pick who will win theWakeful Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Interstate Invaders – Sydney horses have been known to give the local Melbourne fillies a run for their money in this race.
  • Favourite Fail Rate – Top seeded horses do not have a great record in this race, which means there are value bets to be had with higher paying horses.
  • Hot Lead Up – The Ethereal Stakes serves as a good lead up to this race.

Wakeful Stakes Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2 and TBA #3.

Wakeful Stakes 2019 Field

Once nominations are released. we will display the 16 most likely runners to make the field below.

Wakeful Stakes 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBA.

Best Bet: TBA.

Best Roughie: TBA.

Wakeful Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 2nd of November, 2019.

Wakeful Stakes Barrier Draw

The 2019Wakeful Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Wakeful Stakes Nominations

Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 28th of October, 2019.

Wakeful Stakes Weights

Set weight plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 28th of October, 2019.

Wakeful Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 30th of October, 2019.

Wakeful Stakes Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 30th of
October, 2019.

Wakeful Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 2nd of November, 2019.

Wakeful Stakes Prize Money

The Wakeful Stakes prize purse is worth $300,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $180,000
2nd $54,000
3rd $27,000
4th $13,500
5th $7,500
6th $6,000
7th $6,000
8th $6,000

Wakeful Stakes Race Number

TheWakeful Stakes is race number 4 on Saturday, the 2nd of November, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

Wakeful Stakes Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’sWakeful Stakes has been released.

Wakeful Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019Wakeful Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Wakeful Stakes Winners

Winners of theWakeful Stakes for the past five years are displayed in the table below. For a full list of winners, please visit our winners page for this race.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 Aristia Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 55 kgs 2:01.36
2017 Luvaluva John Sargent Blake Shinn 55 kgs 2:03.99
2016 Tiamo Grace Darren Weir Damian Lane 55 kgs 2:04.44
2015 Ambience John O’Shea James McDonald 55.5 kgs 2:04.78
2014 Thunder Lady John Sargent Blake Shinn 55 kgs 2:03.38
2013 Kirramosa John Sargent Tommy Berry 54 kgs 2:05.15
2012 Zydeco Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 54 kgs 2:02.80
2011 Atlantic Jewel Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 58 kgs 2:04.98
2010 Brazilian Pulse Michael Moroney Craig Williams 53 kgs 2:04.27
2009 Faint Perfume Bart Cummings Michael Rodd 53 kgs 2:03.25
2008 Rocha Guy Walter Danny Nikolic 53 kgs 2:05.54
2007 Zarita Pat Hyland Greg Childs 53 kgs 2:05.88
2006 Tuesday Joy Gai Waterhouse Danny Beasley 53 kgs 2:02.78
2005 Serenade Rose Lee Freedman Steven King 55.5 kgs 2:02.53
2004 Hollow Bullet John McArdle David Taggart 54.5 kgs 2:02.19
2003 Timbourina Tony Wildman Steven King 53 kgs 2:05.55
2002 Hierogram John Hawkes Darren Beadman 53 kgs 2:02.91
2001 Quays Clarry Conners Craig Williams 53 kgs 2:01.20
2000 Lolita Star Peter Hayes Stephen Baster 53 kgs 2:04.70
1999 My Sienna Ted Buckingham Greg Hall 55.5 kgs 2:01.34