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 held the following Thursday with Aristia (2018) and Miami Bound (2019) the latest fillies to complete the Wakeful Stakes – VRC Oaks double.

Wakeful Stakes 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 30, 2021
  • Track Location: Flemington 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
  • 2021 Wakeful Stakes Winner: Willowy

wakeful Stakes 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Wakeful Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 30, 2021. 

  1. #8 Willowy
  2. #2 Daisies
  3. #6 Douceur

The James Cummings-trained Willowy ($11) is into next week’s Group 1 Kennedy Oaks after her stylish win at big odds in the Wakeful Stakes 2021 results on Derby Day.

Wakeful Stakes Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Wakeful 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’s Wakeful Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Wakeful Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Wakeful 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 the Wakeful Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Wakeful Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Wakeful Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Wakeful 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 the Wakeful Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Wakeful Stakes in 2021

  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 on Wakeful Stakes Betting above.
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Wakeful Stakes 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Wakeful Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

Which Horse Will Win The Wakeful Stakes?

The best way to pick which filly will win the Wakeful Stakes in 2021 is to take into account their lead-up form in similar grade/distance races, any past form at the Flemington track and those that may be Group 1 performed dropping in grade. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Wakeful Stakes winner include: 

  • Ethereal Lead Up: The Ethereal Stakes serves as a good lead up to this race.
  • Double-Digits: Plenty of recent Wakeful Stakes winners have jumped at double-digits in betting so looking outside the favourite can prove profitable including Willowy ($11 in 2021).

Wakeful Stakes 2021 Favourites

Early favourites in 2021 Wakeful Stakes betting include Danny O’Brien’s Caulfield Classic runner-up El Patroness, Group 3 Ethereal Stakes winner Daisies and Group 1 Thousand Guineas runner-up Elusive Express

Wakeful Stakes 2021 Field

The official Wakeful Stakes 2021 field of final acceptances is announced the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

Caulfield Classic runner-up to Derby hope Gunstock last time out, El Patroness is narrow favourite in a class 2021 Wakeful Stakes field ahead of the Oaks.

Wakeful Stakes 2021 Tips

Favourite: #3 El Patroness ($3.80 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #3 El Patroness to salute for the punters (see above)

Best Roughie: #4 Barb Raider ($6 at time of publish) 

Our Neds’ exclusive 2021 Wakeful Stakes tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


Wakeful Stakes Race Day 2021

The 2021 Wakeful Stakes takes place on Saturday, the 30th of October 2021 as part of Victoria Derby Day, which is the first of the famous four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival. Along with the Wakeful Stakes and the Group 1 $2 million Victoria Derby (2500m) the other key races on the Derby Day card include:

  • Group 1 $1.5 million Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m);
  • Group 1 $2 million Kennedy Cantala Stakes (1600m);
  • Group 1 $1 million Empire Rose Stakes (1600m);
  • Group 2 $300,000 Linlithgow Stakes (1200m) run in 2021 as the TAB Stakes;
  • Group 3 $300,000 Lexus Hotham Stakes (2500m) offering the winner a ballot exemption into the Melbourne Cup field three days later;
  • Group 3 $200,000 Begonia Belle Stakes (1100m); and the
  • Group 3 $500,000 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) run in 2021 as the Furphy Sprint.

Wakeful Stakes 2021 Barrier Draw

The 2021 Wakeful Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Wakeful Stakes Field section. 

Wakeful Stakes 2021 Nominations

Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 25th of October, 2021.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 25×49121 YEARNING F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 1 58kg 103
2 1×2312 ELUSIVE EXPRESS (NZ) F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 2 57kg 95
3 5121×783 BISCAYNE BAY F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 3 57kg 75
4 4561 DAISIES F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 4 57kg 80
5 3312 EL PATRONESS F 3 Danny O’Brien 5 56kg 77
6 9x521x80 GONNADANCEALOT F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 6 56kg 65
7 32113 BARB RAIDER F 3 Jerome Hunter 7 55kg 84
8 2332 GLINT OF HOPE (JPN) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 8 55kg 76
9 224447 STALKING F 3 James Cummings 9 55kg 64
10 724×312 AUDREY GIRL F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 10 55kg 63
11 1×671276 DOUCEUR F 3 Patrick Payne 11 55kg 67
12 3521 WILLOWY F 3 James Cummings 12 55kg 63
13 824×4335 TIZ MY BAY F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 13 55kg 63
14 318 KAPALUA SUNSET (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien 14 55kg 64
15 43×444 MORRISSETTE F 3 Simon Ryan 15 55kg 63
16 235 NATIVE GIRL (NZ) F 3 Charlotte Littlefield 16 55kg 63

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Wakeful Stakes 2021 Weights

Set weight plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 25th of October, 2021 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Wakeful Stakes Field section. 

Wakeful Stakes 2021 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 27th of October, 2021 and published in our above Wakeful Stakes Field section. 

Wakeful Stakes 2021 Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 27th of October, 2021 and published in our above Wakeful Stakes Field section. 

Wakeful Stakes Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 30th of October, 2021. 

Wakeful Stakes Prize Money 2021

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 2021

The 2021 Wakeful Stakes is set to run as Flemington Race 3 at 1:40pm (AEDT) on Saturday, the 30th of October, 2021. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Wakeful Stakes 2021 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Wakeful Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Wakeful Stakes Live 2021

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Wakeful Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Free to air television: Channel 7

Wakeful Stakes Winners

Winners of the Wakeful Stakes going back to 1999 displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2021 Willowy James Cummings Jye McNeil 55 kgs 2:04.03
2020 Victoria Quay Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jamie Kah 55 kgs 2:01.96
2019 Miami Bound Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 55 kgs 2:04.48
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