The Surround Stakes is one of the newest Group One races added to the Autumn Carnival, prior to 2018 the Surround Stakes was run at Group Two level. The race is held at Royal Randwick racecourse each year over 1400m during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
The race is at Group 1 level and boasts a total prize pool of $500,000 and is under set weight conditions with the race open to three-year-old fillies.
The 2018 Surround Stakes will be run on Saturday the 3rd of March, 2018 at Royal Randwick racecourse.
The Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) at Randwick is one of the key lead up races for the Surround Stakes. While the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill a fortnight later is often a target for fillies that perform well in the Surround Stakes.