Phar Lap Stakes

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

2018 Phar Lap Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Unforgotten
  • 2nd: #1 Holy Snow
  • 3rd: #9 Hiyaam



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 Group 1 $600,000 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) – the latter lead-ups into the Golden Slipper Stakes.

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 2018 ran on Saturday March 17, 2018 and was won in a late upset by the Chris Waller-trained filly Unforgotten.

2018 Phar Lap Stakes
Date: Saturday March 17, 2018
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

2018 Phar Lap Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Unforgotten
  • 2nd: #1 Holy Snow
  • 3rd: #9 Hiyaam

See below for the official Phar Lap  Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order, the race won for third time in four years by a Chris Waller-trained filly with Unforgotten atoning for her last in the Surround Stakes to remain undefeated at Rosehill Gardens and over the distance with a charging late win over the Mick Price-trained stablemates Holy Snow (2nd) and the VRC Oaks placegetter from the spring Hiyaam (3rd).

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 10 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Jason Collett 7 54.5kg $9.50
2 1 HOLY SNOW Mick Price Blake Shinn 0.1L 9 56.5kg $5.50
3 9 HIYAAM (NZ) Mick Price Michael Walker 2.9L 10 54.5kg $13
4 5 RENEWAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 3.2L 8 56.5kg $6.50
5 8 SHUMOOKH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3.4L 5 54.5kg $2.90F
6 3 SANCTIONED James Cummings Corey Brown 5.5L 2 56.5kg $31
7 2 MURAAQEB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 5.6L 3 56.5kg $10
8 7 PARET Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 5.7L 4 56.5kg $21
9 6 OCTABELLO Mick Price Michael Dee 6.7L 1 56.5kg $31
10 4 CALCULATED Chris Waller Craig Williams 12.7L 6 56.5kg $10
12 TO YOUR HEALTH Anthony & Edward Cummings Andrew Adkins 0
11 DANCERS Brad Widdup Christian Reith 0

2018 Phar Lap Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Phar Lap Stakes 2018 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

2018 Phar Lap Stakes Field

The final field and barrier draw for the Phar Lap Stakes 2018 will be published here once it has been announced on Wednesday March 14, 2018.

The official 2018 Phar Lap Stakes Final Field attracted a dozen three-year-olds including the smart filly Shumookh who leads early betting on the back of her third in the Group 1 Surround Stakes.

Read more on the Phar Lap Stakes 2018 Field & Odds Led by the filly Shumookh.

2018 Phar Lap Stakes Field Update: The scratchings of #11 Dancers (12) and #12 To Your Health (8) leaves 10 hopefuls with the Coolmore Classic scratching Shumookh tipped to beat the boys.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 42139×15 HOLY SNOW Mick Price Blake Shinn 10 56.5kg 82
2 3x9152x336 MURAAQEB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 3 56.5kg 78
3 1x322487x8 SANCTIONED James Cummings Corey Brown 2 56.5kg 76
4 6x129x233x CALCULATED Chris Waller Craig Williams 6 56.5kg 75
5 14×11 RENEWAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 9 56.5kg 73
6 1x1879x OCTABELLO Mick Price Michael Dee 1 56.5kg 66
7 135×56 PARET Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 4 56.5kg 66
8 1223 SHUMOOKH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 54.5kg 90
9 5x12343x HIYAAM (NZ) Mick Price Michael Walker 11 54.5kg 85
10 72x111x0 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Jason Collett 7 54.5kg 78
11 1321×37 DANCERS Brad Widdup Christian Reith 12 54.5kg 66
12 14 TO YOUR HEALTH Anthony & Edward Cummings Andrew Adkins (late alt) 8 54.5kg 63

2018 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 2018 Phar Lap Stakes nominations will be published below once released by Racing NSW on the Monday before the race.

The Phar Lap Stakes 2018 Nominations attracted 18 three-year-olds led by the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained filly Shumookh who comes off back-to-back placings at Randwick this season, most recently a third to Shoals in the Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) ahead of her likely run against the colts and geldings.

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.

From 2015 – 2018 trainer Chris Waller prepared three fillies to beat home the boys in the Phar Lap Stakes results: Winx (2015), Foxplay (2017) and Unforgotten (2018).

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

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Phar Lap Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Unforgotten 1 minute 29.12 seconds
2nd Holy Snow
3rd Hiyaam
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

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