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The Shannon Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival on Golden Rose Day as a lead-up to the Epsom Handicap.

2017 Shannon Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Washington Heights
  • 2nd: #2 Mighty Lucky
  • 3rd: #11 Imposing Lass

The Shannon Stakes is a Group 2 thoroughbred race held towards the end of the exciting Sydney Spring Racing Carnival on Golden Rose Stakes Day in late September. Conducted at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, there are five Group status races on the program including the Group 1 $1 million Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) for three-year-olds and the Group 2 $400,000 Golden Pendant (1400m) for fillies and mares.

The Shannon Stakes is a middle-distance event raced over 1500m. A quality handicap for three-year-olds and up, it offers $200,000 in stakes. There are a number of earlier races held at the carnival that Shannon Stakes contenders may have previously run in including the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) a fortnight before.

The Shannon Stakes is the ideal lead-up race to the prestigious Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) in two weeks time at Randwick with the winner exempt from both ballot and penalty for the $1 million Randwick race run the following Saturday. Some quality runners have claimed victory in the Shannon Stakes including Al Mansour (2000), Armed For Action (1998) and Juggler (1996).

The latest edition of the Shannon Stakes 2017 ran on Saturday September 23, 2017.

2017 Shannon Stakes
Date: Saturday September 23, 2017
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Conditions: 3YO & Up – Quality Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1978

2017 Shannon Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Washington Heights
  • 2nd: #2 Mighty Lucky
  • 3rd: #11 Imposing Lass

Read the official Shannon Stakes 2017 Results now, the race won in a brilliant last-to-first effort by the Gerald Ryan-trained Washington Heights who showed off a devastatingly late turn of foot. Ryan is now weighing up whether or not to run the in-form six-year-old on the quick seven day turnaround in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m), for which the horse is now assured of a run in.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 5 WASHINGTON HEIGHTS Gerald Ryan Kerrin McEvoy 7 55kg $4.80
2 2 MIGHTY LUCKY Fred Cowell Chris O’Brien 0.5L 1 57kg $41
3 11 IMPOSING LASS (NZ) Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 2.8L 9 53kg $7.50
4 8 LUBITON Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 3.7L 6 53kg $7
5 9 DAWN WALL Chris Waller Corey Brown 4.7L 2 53kg $3.40F
6 4 EURO ANGEL (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 5L 4 55.5kg $5
7 7 DARK EYES Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 5.2L 3 54.5kg $31
8 10 HEARTLINGS Kerry Parker Jay Ford 5.8L 5 53kg $51
9 1 GOOD PROJECT Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 6L 8 59kg $9.50
6 OMEI SWORD Chris Waller Tommy Berry 0
3 BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 0

2017 Shannon Stakes Odds

Stay tuned for the top Shannon Stakes 2017 betting odds and Group 2 market links to made available right here the week of the race.

2017 Shannon Stakes Field

The Shannon Stakes 2017 field of final acceptances and barrier draw are released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday leading up to Golden Rose Day and traditionally feature Epsom Handicap-bound milers out of lead-up races like the Theo Marks Stakes.

The official 2017 Shannon Stakes Field attracted 11 original acceptors but already Bonny O’Reilly (9) and Omei Sword (1) have been withdrawn in favour of a Golden Pendant run at the same meeting. Lubiton and Euro Angel are also dually accepted for the Shannon Stakes and Golden Pendant with a decision pending on which of the Golden Rose Day races the mares will contest.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 7x0472x5x6 GOOD PROJECT Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 10 59kg 104
2 60x57864x7 MIGHTY LUCKY Fred Cowell Chris O’Brien 2 57kg 100
3 1x11130x15 BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 9 56kg 102
4 0x20407x23 EURO ANGEL (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 5 55.5kg 101
5 7x1215x141 WASHINGTON HEIGHTS Gerald Ryan Kerrin McEvoy 8 55kg 96
6 9x12x27x56 OMEI SWORD Chris Waller Tommy Berry 1 54.5kg 99
7 515141105x DARK EYES Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 4 54.5kg 95
8 x55250x118 LUBITON Bjorn Baker TBA 7 53kg 91
9 5111619×2 DAWN WALL Chris Waller Corey Brown 3 53kg 90
10 x4285x0x15 HEARTLINGS Kerry Parker TBA 6 53kg 76
11 36x621x325 IMPOSING LASS (NZ) Bjorn Baker TBA 11 53kg 95

2017 Shannon Stakes Nominations

The Shannon Stakes 2017 nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be available in full below as soon as announced.

The official 2017 Shannon Stakes Nominations feature just nine hopefuls including the Chris Waller-trained mare Dawn Wall and her stablemates Good Project and Omei Sword. Racing NSW have extended the Shannon Stakes entries for 2017 until 11:00am (AEST) on 19/09/2017.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 5111619×2 DAWN WALL M 4 Chris Waller 90
2 7x0472x5x6 GOOD PROJECT H 6 Chris Waller 104
3 x4285x0x15 HEARTLINGS M 5 Kerry Parker 76
4 x55250x118 LUBITON M 4 Bjorn Baker 91
5 346×643412 MARIQUITA M 5 Gerald Ryan 72
6 60x57864x7 MIGHTY LUCKY G 8 Fred Cowell 101
7 9x12x27x56 OMEI SWORD M 4 Chris Waller 99
8 5x714538x1 SCREAMARR G 4 Anthony & Edward Cummings 75
9 7x1215x141 WASHINGTON HEIGHTS G 6 Gerald Ryan 96

Shannon Stakes History

Named in honour of the brilliant Hollywood Gold Cup victor and Hall of Fame inductee Shannon, the Shannon Stakes was first run in 1978 as a Principal race run over 1500m and For All Season was the inaugural winner. The following year in 1979 the race status was increased to a Listed event and the distance was decreased to 1400m. In 1985 it was installed as a Group 3 race and the length was increased back to the original distance of 1500m. Finally in 2001 the Shannon Stakes was elevated to its current Group 2 status and for one year was run over 1400m. The next year in 2002 the distance reverted back to 1500m again. The race was not held in 2007 due to an outbreak of the equine influenza.

Shannon Stakes Records
Race Record (1500m): 1:28.0 set by Moral Victory in 2016
Heaviest Weight Carried to Victory: 60kg by Juggler in 1996
Lightest Weight Carried to Victory: 48.5kg For All Seasons in 1978
Most Successful Jockeys: Two jockeys have won the Shannon Stakes four times.
R. Quinton with For All Seasons (1978), Dalmacia (1982), Eastern Bay (1984) and Never Quit ( 1987).
L. Beasley with Quick Flick (1997), Al Mansour (2000), On Type (2001) and Lotteria (2005).

Recent Shannon Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
Shannon Stakes
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Shannon Stakes
1st Washington Heights 1 minute 28.80 seconds
2nd Mighty Lucky
3rd Imposing Lass
Shannon Stakes
1st Moral Victory 1 minute 28 seconds
2nd Caped Crusader
3rd Cosmic Cube
Shannon Stakes
1st Vashka 1 minute 29.2 seconds
2nd God’s In Him
3rd Messene
Shannon Stakes
1st Rock Sturdy 1 minute 28.8 seconds
2nd Liberty’s Choice
3rd Ninth Legion
Shannon Stakes
1st Rain Drum 1 minute 29.3 seconds
2nd Centennial Park
3rd Our Desert Warrior
Shannon Stakes
1st Rolling Pin 1 minute 31.18 seconds
2nd Offenders
3rd Fat Al
Shannon Stakes
1st King Lionheart 1 minute 28.56 seconds
2nd Fast Clip
3rd Lone Command
Shannon Stakes
1st Firebolt 1 minute 28.54 seconds
2nd Centennial Park
3rd Sacred Choice
Shannon Stakes
1st Drumbeats 1 minute 30.1 seconds
2nd Rangirangdoo
3rd Strat’s Flyer
Shannon Stakes
1st Musket 1 minute 30.56 seconds
2nd Black Piranha
3rd Ice Chariot
Shannon Stakes
Race Not Held  
Shannon Stakes
1st Stormhill 1 minute 28.43 seconds
2nd Temple Hills
3rd Newton’s Rings
Shannon Stakes
1st Lotteria 1 minute 30.21 seconds
2nd Studebaker
3rd Swick
Shannon Stakes
1st Nips 1 minute 28.27 seconds
2nd Whoc
3rd Irongail
Shannon Stakes
1st Sportsman 1 minute 28.09 seconds
2nd Amex
3rd Nips
Shannon Stakes
1st Gordo 1 minute 29.7 seconds
2nd Shot Of Thunder
3rd Evander
Shannon Stakes
1st On Type 1 minute 22.42 seconds
2nd Century Kid
3rd Diamond Dane
Shannon Stakes
1st Al Mansour 1 minute 29.5 seconds
2nd Chinhoyi
3rd Varicool

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