HYPERION STAKES OVERVIEW
Black-type racing resumes at Belmont on Saturday featuring the Hyperion Stakes. Below is an overview of the Group 3 1600m event that has been won by several of Western Australia’s top horses.
The Hyperion Stakes was first run in 1972 and won by St Just.
It’s held Group 3 status since 1980 when won by Tsunami.
Asian Beau (1979), Heron Bridge (1984-86), Fimiston (1998), Willoughby (1998), Marasco (2008-10), Luckygray (2012), Elite Belle (2014), Gatting (2019) & Perfect Jewel (2020).
Multiple riders share three wins in the Hyperion Stakes: Stephen Miller, Paul Harvey and Jason Brown.
Miller: Brave Kite (1994), Bar Dreamer (1997) & Old Fashion (2002).
Brown: Country Blazer (2001), Tribula (2003) & No Questions (2007).
Harvey: Willoughby (1998), Local Legend (2006) & Marasco (2008).
Jeff Noske rode Star System (1999) and his son, Jarrad, had a win aboard Fuchsia Bandana (2015).
Lucy Warwick and her trainer-father, Justin Warwick combined with Wink And A Nod (2016) and Material Man (2018).
Vern Brockman and Justin Warwick share three Hyperion Stakes victories.
Brockman: Alpine Wind (1977), Junction Girl (1978) and Old Fashion (2002).
Warwick won it with Black Tycoon (2013), Wink And A Nod (2016) and Material Man (2018).
The Price brothers feature twice on the Hyperion Stakes honour roll. Ross trained Medicine Kid in 1990 and John prepared Local Legend (2006).
Barrier one has been the most successful starting position, ahead of gate four, two and six.
The boys have the best strike rate.
The last mare to win: Perfect Jewel (2020)
BELMONT SPRINT/HYPERION STAKES DOUBLE
Tribula (2003), Marasco (2008), Luckygray (2012), Elite Belle (2014), Wink And A Nod (2016), Material Man (2018) & Perfect Jewel (2020)
FASTEST TIME (1600m): Material Man 1: 36:55.
Lakeside Rhythm and Ambers Halo (2005).
Last favourite to win: Material Man ($1.75).