|Tuesday 12th October 2021|
What to Expect from The Wakeful Stakes, 2021?
The Wakeful Stakes Race
The Wakeful Stakes is a Group 2 race that is held at the Flemington Racecourse in Victoria every year. Last year, it was held on Saturday, October 31st, 2020 and will run on Saturday, October 30, 2021 this year.
The Wakeful Stakes has been a stepping stone to the VRC Oaks, giving us numerous winners and placegetters over the course of time. Some of the fillies who have gone on from the Wakeful Stakes to compete in the VRC Oaks Double include Kirramosa (2013), Brazilian Pulse (2010) and Faint Perfume (2009).
History of the Wakeful Stakes
The Wakeful Stakes first took place in 1932, where Protea was declared the winner. This prestigious race takes its name after a mare called ‘Wakeful’ who was the winner in several principal races during her career.
The Wakeful Stakes has a 2000m race distance and boasts a prize pool of $3000. The race attracts a stunning lineup of high-quality 3-year-old Thoroughbred fillies. The race is operated under set weights and penalty conditions.
Wakeful Stakes Results 2020
The Wakeful Stakes 2020 saw Victoria Quay, trained by Tony and Calvin McEvoy finishing first with Jamie Kah on her back. Personal, ridden by Damien Oliver and trained by Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes was the runner-up and Tyche Goddess with jockey Kerrin McEvoy and trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young bagged the third position.
Enjoy the Venue of the Wakeful Stakes
As mentioned above, the Wakeful Stakes always takes place at the Flemington Racecourse. The 2000 meter strip race begins right next to the river and takes a giant curve, which is characteristic of the venue. The race then finishes at the grandstands. The venue is a sight for viewers, and when there’s the added thrill of horses’ feet thundering on the plush green ground, it’s a pleasure to watch!
The Flemington Racecourse is known for its sprawling lawns and stunning roses. The venue comprises three stands. People who are going to attend the Wakeful Stakes 2021 should check out the new Club Stand inaugurated in 2018, which offers spectacular, uninterrupted views of the race. Enjoy your favourite drink from one of the 8 bars and revel at the camaraderie.
How to Bet on The Wakeful Stakes?
Anyone can bet on The Wakeful Stakes through online bookmakers that provide an easy and convenient betting service online. Once you sign up on the platform, you can navigate to the correct market and then proceed to choosing the odds on the horse you wish to bet on. You can then simply enter the amount that you want to bet and then confirm your bet.
The Wakeful Stakes is all set to take place at the end of October this year. It is a notable event that is known for attracting and highlighting promising and top-of-the-line Thoroughbred fillies. This year will be no different, and ardent fans are already gearing up to place their bets. Even if you keep betting aside, experiencing the magnitude and aura of the Flemington Racecourse with friends and family is something you should not miss!
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