Phar Lap Stakes

The Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) is a Group 2 race held at Rosehill in March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2017 Phar Lap Stakes Results

  • 1st: Foxplay
  • 2nd: Zenalicious
  • 3rd: Cosmic Set

Phar Lap Stakes News

Foxplay Scores Amazing Phar Lap Stakes Win

Foxplay Scores Amazing Phar Lap Stakes Win

Foxplay has recorded an incredible, albeit difficult race win in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse this afternoon. The Foxwedge filly was backed into odds-on favouritism in 2017 Phar Lap Stakes betting markets at leading up to jump, but she jumped only fairly and was settled off the pace by…

The Phar Lap Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Sydney’s Rosehill Racecourse in early – mid March. Open to three year old horses, the 1500m middle distance event is a set weights race which means that all colts and geldings must carry 56.5kg while fillies have a 2kg allowance of 54.5kg. Worth $200,000 in prize money, the Phar Lap Stakes is held on the Coolmore Classic Day which offers several Group 1 and 2 races.

The biggest race on the day is the $600,000 Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) for fillies and mares.

Along with the Phar Lap Stakes the other major support acts on the card include the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m), Group 3 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) and the Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m).

Three-year-olds many come into the Phar Lap Stakes off a run in the previous weekend’s Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) or a non-Black Type lead up during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Many of the horses out of the Phar Lap Stakes field will continue onto the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m) back at Rosehill at the end of March before targeting a Royal Randwick win during ‘The Championships’ in the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m).

The Phar Lap Stakes 2017 ran on March 11, 2017.

Phar Lap Stakes
Date: March 11,
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Race Type: 3YO Open Set Weights C&G 56.5kg F 54.5kg
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2017 Phar Lap Stakes Results

Check out the full Phar Lap Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing order below – the race won in a brilliant late effort by the odds-on favourite Foxplay who did everything she could to lose in the run.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 9 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 9 54.5kg $1.80F
2 13 ZENALICIOUS Les Bridge Tim Clark 0.3L 7 54.5kg $21
3 6 COMIC SET Michael Kent Sam Clipperton 1.6L 6 56.5kg $10
4 11 PUMPKIN PIE Danny Williams Jay Ford 4.7L 8 54.5kg $21
5 5 REDOUBLE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Robert Thompson 6.2L 10 56.5kg $15
6 4 ACHI BABA John O’Shea Tye Angland 6.4L 5 56.5kg $11
7 8 ROCK AND SWING James Cummings Glyn Schofield 7.8L 3 56.5kg $21
8 3 INTO ORBIT Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Christian Reith 12.4L 4 56.5kg $13
9 7 ON THE SPOT Clarry Conners Blake Shinn 13.1L 11 56.5kg $71
10 10 FRENCH FERN David Payne Ms Kathy O’Hara 17L 1 54.5kg $31
FF 2 BEZEL John O’Shea William Buick 2 56.5kg $9.50
15 SIREN’S FURY Jason Coyle Andrew Adkins (a) 0
14 DAWN WALL Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 0
1 ECHO EFFECT Kristen Buchanan Joshua Parr 0
12 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith 0

2017 Phar Lap Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Phar Lap Stakes 2017 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

2017 Phar Lap Stakes Field

The final field and barrier draw for the Phar Lap Stakes 2017 will be published here once it has been announced on Wednesday March 8, 2017.

View the official 2017 Phar Lap Stakes Field & Barriers below – the line-up led by Chris Waller’s dual Group 2 winning filly Foxplay and last start Hobartville Stakes runner-up Echo Effect.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1117×232 ECHO EFFECT Kristen Buchanan Joshua Parr 7 56.5kg 82
2 2x1113x8 BEZEL John O’Shea William Buick 3 56.5kg 78
3 1×124 INTO ORBIT Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Christian Reith 5 56.5kg 72
4 3646×1216 ACHI BABA John O’Shea Tye Angland 6 56.5kg 71
5 137×2545 REDOUBLE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Robert Thompson 12 56.5kg 69
6 151 COMIC SET Michael Kent Sam Clipperton 8 56.5kg 68
7 0124×569 ON THE SPOT Clarry Conners Blake Shinn 13 56.5kg 67
8 10×3 ROCK AND SWING James Cummings Glyn Schofield 4 56.5kg 67
9 212x114x24 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 11 54.5kg 98
10 3110×60 FRENCH FERN David Payne Ms Kathy O’Hara 2 54.5kg 82
11 112×4119 PUMPKIN PIE Danny Williams Jay Ford 10 54.5kg 77
12 534×394852 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith TBA 14 54.5kg 76
13 0x4311x97 ZENALICIOUS Les Bridge Tim Clark 9 54.5kg 75
14 511 DAWN WALL Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 15 54.5kg 71
15 24×1 SIREN’S FURY Jason Coyle Andrew Adkins (a) 1 54.5kg 64

2017 Phar Lap Stakes Nominations

The Phar Lap Stakes nominations close the Monday before Coolmore Classic Day and feature a host of potential Australian Derby runners later in the autumn.

The official 2017 Phar Lap Stakes nominations will be published below once released by Racing NSW on the Monday before the race.

Check out the full 2017 Phar Lap Stakes Nominations below – following the link for more on the three-year-old entries led by Echo Effect and Foxplay who are both entered for other Rosehill races on Saturday.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 3646×1216 ACHI BABA G 3 John O’Shea 71
2 2x1113x8 BEZEL C 3 John O’Shea 78
3 151 COMIC SET G 3 Michael Kent 68
4 511 DAWN WALL F 3 Chris Waller 71
5 1117×232 ECHO EFFECT G 3 Kristen Buchanan 82
6 534×394852 FARAWAY TOWN F 3 Matthew Smith 76
7 212x114x24 FOXPLAY F 3 Chris Waller
8 3110×60 FRENCH FERN F 3 David Payne 82
9 1×124 INTO ORBIT C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 72
10 0124×569 ON THE SPOT C 3 Clarry Conners 67
11 9x221x4 POTENT FORCE G 3 James Cummings 66
12 112×4119 PUMPKIN PIE F 3 Danny Williams 77
13 137×2545 REDOUBLE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 69
14 10×3 ROCK AND SWING C 3 James Cummings 67
15 24×1 SIREN’S FURY F 3 Jason Coyle 64
16 0x4311x97 ZENALICIOUS F 3 Les Bridge 75

Phar Lap Stakes History

The Phar Lap Stakes is named after legendary horse Phar Lap who dominated Australian Racing during his time on the track that included the 1930 Melbourne Cup win.

For one year in 2008 the Group 2 race was held at Canterbury and raced over 1550m.

Phar Lap Stakes Winners

Plenty of star three-year-olds have dominated the Phar Lap Stakes results in recent years including Apache Cat (2006) and Winx (2015) who would go on to etch her name in the history books with a stunning succession of Group 1 wins including two victories in the Cox Plate.

See below for the full list of Phar Lap Stakes winners going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Phar Lap Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Foxplay 1 minute 30.57 seconds
2nd Zenalicious
3rd Cosmic Set
2016
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Hattori Hanzo 1 minute 29.9 seconds
2nd Man Of Choice
3rd Believe
2015
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 30.26 seconds
2nd Hauraki
3rd Supara
2014
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Traitor 1 minute 29.47 seconds
2nd Define
3rd Guelph
2013
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Toydini 1 minute 28.98 seconds
2nd Ninth Legion
3rd Force Command
2012
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Colorado Claire 1 minute 32.29 seconds
2nd Rekindled Alliance
3rd Wild And Proud
2011
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Blackie 1 minute 30.0 seconds
2nd Fast Clip
3rd Sworn To Secrecy
2010
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Tickets 1 minute 29.68 seconds
2nd Al Dhafra
3rd Descarado
2009
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Heart Of Dreams 1 minute 29.95 seconds
2nd Whobegotyou
3rd Predatory Pricer
2008
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Acey Ducey 1 minute 32.12 seconds
2nd Voice Commander
3rd Our Mosstique
2007
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Just Mambo 1 minute 31.69 seconds
2nd Raheeb
3rd Amory Lane
2006
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Apache Cat 1 minute 30.64 seconds
2nd Racing To Win
3rd Wasp
2005
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Shania Dane 1 minute 32.12 seconds
2nd Al Maher
3rd Svenska
2004
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Only Words 1 minute 28.49 seconds
2nd Kingside
3rd Skittles
2003
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Thorn Park 1 minute 28.6 seconds
2nd Sportsman
3rd Bumptious
2002
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Arlington Road 1 minute 30.45 seconds
2nd Ugachaka
3rd Gordo
2001
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Maitland Gold 1 minute 27.86 seconds
2nd Star Satire
3rd Glenrowan
2000
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Lord Essex 1 minute 28.82 seconds
2nd Dangerous
3rd Over