Horse Racing | Wiggle Stakes

The Wiggle Stakes is a Group 3 race that is held on Chipping Norton Stakes Day. One of the better Group 3 races of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, the Wiggle Stakes is run over a distance of 1400m and is for Mares at set weights and penalties. Held at the famous Warwick Farm Racecourse, the race was upgraded to a Group 3 event for the 2013/2014 season and is held on the same day as the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes and the Group 2 Surround Stakes. A lot of the mares which line up in the Wiggle have either the Group 1 Coolmore Classic or the Group 1 Queen of The Turf Stakes in their sights.

With those Group1s ahead, the Wiggle tends to attract quality females, with the better credentialed ‘madams’ suited under the weight conditions of the race. Catkins (2014) and Steps In Time (2012/13) have both won the Breeders Classic before taking out the Wiggle. In 2013, Appearance finished fourth in the wiggle before Group 1 glory in the Coolmore Classic and the Queen of the Turf Stakes. Other classy types to win the Wiggle include; Bonanova (1999), Doubting (2007) and Hot Hanish (2008/09). While still registered as the Wiggle Stakes, the race has been re-named the Guy Walter Stakes in honour of the champion trainer (especially fillies and mares) who died of a heart attack in May 2014 aged 59.



PREVIOUS WIGGLE STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS WIGGLE STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 SOLICIT KERRIN MCEVOY GERALD RYAN 01:20.3
2015 DANESIRI CHRISTIAN REITH JOHN P THOMPSON 01:22.2
2014 CATKINS HUGH BOWMAN CHRIS WALLER 01.23.4
2013 STEPS IN TIME NASH RAWILLER JOHN O’SHEA 01.21.6
2012 STEPS IN TIME JIM CASSIDY JOHN O’SHEA 01.23.6
2011 JERSEY LILY TIM CLARK LES BRIDGE 01.22.2
2010 DANE JULIA GLYN SCHOFIELD LEE FREEDMAN 01.29.7
2009 HOT DANISH TIM CLARK LES BRIDGE 01.21.4
2008 HOT DANISH TIM CLARK LES BRIDGE 01.23.6
2007 DOUBTING JAY FORD ANTHONY CUMMINGS 01.22.6
2006 BHANDARA HUGH BOWMAN GUY WALTER 01.23.0