Looking for early info on this year’s Widden Stakes? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run in late January, the Widden Stakes serves as a great launchpad for baby fillies. Having been a listed race for a long time, the race has only held onto Group 3 status for a handful of years so far.
Lead in races to follow include the 1100 m Gimcrack Stakes in October,
If a horse does well in the Widden Stakes, you might see them entered into the field for the $3.5 million Golden Slipper, which takes places in March. The race also serves as a good lead in to the Silver Slipper Stakes, as well as the Sweet Embrace Stakes.
Widden Stakes 2020 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, February 1st, 2020
- Track Location: Rosehill Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Race Distance: 1,100 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights (plus penalties)
- Qualification: Two year olds (fillies only)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 3
- Operator: Australian Turf Club
- Prize Purse: $160,000
- Inaugural Race: 1943
Widden Stakes Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Widden Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Widden Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Widden Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Widden Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Widden 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 Widden 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 Widden Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Widden Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Widden 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 Widden Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Widden Stakes
- Log in at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Widden Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Widden Stakes 2020 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 the Widden Stakes here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 04/12/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
Which Horse Will Win The Widden Stakes
The best way to pick who will win the Widden 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:
- Look Back To Spring – With the extremely low age restriction, a lot of runners will be in their first season. Look back to last year’s Spring Carnival to see if any fillies aged out and had a good run in the year prior.
- Baby Breakout – Since this is a first major race for lot of young fillies, look for any which have gained a place or a fast time in black type races during the weeks prior to this event.
Widden Stakes Favourites
Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.
Widden Stakes 2020 Field
The field limit is 14. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.
Widden Stakes 2020 Tips
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
Widden Stakes Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 1st of February, 2020.
Widden Stakes Barrier Draw
The 2020 Widden Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Widden Stakes Nominations
Nominations close at 11:00 AM on Monday, the 27th of January, 2020.
Widden Stakes Weights
Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 28th of January, 2020. Base weight is 54.5 kgs. If the winner is carrying an additional 1.5kgs, they earn an additional $40,000. If the winner is carrying an additional 3 kgs, they will earn an additional $60,000.
Widden Stakes Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 29th of January, 2020.
Widden Stakes Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 29th of January, 2019.
Widden Stakes Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 1st of February, 2020.
Widden Stakes Prize Money
The Widden Stakes prize purse is worth $160,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth. There are bonuses based on weight carried by the winner.
Widden Stakes Race Number
The Widden Stakes is race number 2 on the 1st of February, 2020. There are nine races in total that day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.
Widden 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 2020’s Widden Stakes has been released.
Widden Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2019 Widden Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Widden Stakes Winners
Winners of the Widden Stakes for the past eighteen years are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see every result going back to 1943, visit our winners page for this race.
|2018||Amercement||James Cummings||Brenton Avdulla||54.5kg||1:05.91|
|2017||Fiesta||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||54.5kg||1:05.50|
|2016||Teaspoon||Michael Freedman||Hugh Bowman||56kg||1:05.08|
|2015||Honesty Prevails||Rick Worthington||Jason Collett||54.5kg||1:05.73|
|2014||Fireworks||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||54.5kg||1:05.49|
|2013||Mossfun||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||54kg||1:05.06|
|2012||Overreach||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||54kg||1:04.21|
|2011||Driefontein||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||56.5kg||1:04.14|
|2010||Satin Shoes||Clarry Conners||Hugh Bowman||54kg||1:03.06|
|2009||Georgette Silk||Clarry Conners||Blake Shinn||54kg||1:05.19|
|2008||Horizons||Gai Waterhouse||Blake Shinn||54kg||1:04.44|
|2007||Delta Girl||Graeme Rogerson||Jeff Lloyd||54kg||0:58.67|
|2006||Superfly||David Hayes||Tim Clark||54.5kg||1:04.80|
|2005||Churchill Downs||David Hayes||Larry Cassidy||56kg||1:04.85|
|2004||Pasikatera||Gai Waterhouse||Chris Munce||54kg||1:04.02|
|2003||Econsul||Graeme Rogerson||Chris Munce||56kg||1:05.15|
|2002||Secret Land||Gai Waterhouse||Chris Munce||55.5kg||0:58.92|
|2001||Riona||John Hawkes||Larry Cassidy||53kg||0:58.05|
|2000||Miss Bussell||Gai Waterhouse||Brian York||53kg||0:59.33|
|1999||Miss Thunderstood||Les Kelly||Brian York||53kg||0:59.4|
|1998||Teaspoon||Michael Freedman||Hugh Bowman||56kg||1:05.08|