2011 Surround Stakes – Sydney Autumn Racing

January 20th, 2011

The 2011 Surround Stakes, one of the feature Group showdowns scheduled for Chipping Norton Stakes Day, is set to light up the Warwick Farm track on Saturday March 5.

One of the premier race meetings of the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, Chipping Norton Stakes Day is host to three Group race showdowns including the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) which is the feature event on the card, and the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m).

The Light Fingers Stakes / Surround Stakes betting double provides great value so check the odds at Luxbet

A set weights race for three-year-old fillies, the 2011 Surround Stakes is worth $200,000 in prize money and provides a good follow-up run for horses that previously contested events such as the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on February 12 and the Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on February 26.

Gai Waterhouse’s glamour mare More Joyous took out the Light Fingers Stakes / Surround Stakes double and odds on this great betting double will again be open at Luxbet this year, while the Light Fingers Stakes also produced the 2009 Surround Stakes winner with Portillo running sixth in the Light Fingers before winning the Surround Stakes that year.

Following the Surround Stakes, quality fillies may then head towards autumn features such as the Group 1 Storm Queen Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on April 2, 2011.

The 2011 Surround Stakes final field will be released by the Australian Jockey Club on Wednesday March 2, so get ready to lock in the best autumn horse racing odds by opening an account with the Tabcorp-owned online bookmaker Luxbet now!