Pago Pago Stakes

The Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) is a Group 2 race worth $175,000 held at Rosehill in late March offering a Golden Slipper Stakes ballot exemption.

2020 Pago Pago Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Prague
  • 2nd: #7 Kumasi
  • 3rd: #8 I Am Swerving



The Pago Pago Stakes is a Group 2 event held at Rosehill Racecourse during the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Worth $175,000 in prize money, the 1200m sprint event is held in March on Coolmore Classic Day. The meeting is host to the Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) as well as a number of Group 2 and 3 status support acts.

The Pago Pago Stakes is a set weights race for two year old colts and geldings and each horse is required to carry 55.5kg for the race. The event is also the final lead up race to the lucrative Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) held in one week’s time and as a result the Pago Pago Stakes winner is exempt from ballot for the Golden Slipper, which is the world’s richest race for two-year-olds. The Group 3 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) for two-year-old fillies is the other Coolmore Classic Day race offering a Golden Slipper ballot exemption to the winner.

Stratum (2005) was the last horse to complete the Pago Pago Stakes – Golden Slipper double. A good lead-up to the first leg is the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) run a week earlier at Randwick and many of the runners in the Pago Pago Stakes field will come via that or the Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) on Chipping Norton Stakes Day.

The Pago Pago Stakes 2020 ran on Saturday March 14, 2020 and was won by the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Prague. 

Pago Pago Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday March 14, 2020
Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 2YO Colts & Geldings Set Weights 55.5kg
Status: Group 3
Prize money: $175,000

2020 Pago Pago Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Prague 
  • 2nd: #7 Kumasi
  • 3rd: #8 I Am Swerving

Prague took his record up to three wins from four starts earning a ballot free ride into next weekend’s Golden Slipper field with a commanding 1.5 length win in the Pago Pago Stakes 2020 results.

Click here to read more on the impressive 2020 Pago Pago Stakes win by Prague.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 2 PRAGUE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tom Marquand 3 55.5kg $7.50
2 7 KUMASI Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 1.5L 2 55.5kg $4.80
3 8 I AM SWERVING Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Joshua Parr 2L 1 55.5kg $11
4 1 AIM Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2.2L 4 55.5kg $4.20
5 5 POSTCODE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 2.5L 8 55.5kg $16
6 3 ILOVEMYSELF Greg Eurell Nash Rawiller 5.9L 6 55.5kg $3.80F
7 4 OSAMU Chris Waller James McDonald 6L 7 55.5kg $14
8 9 ARGENTEUS Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 12L 5 55.5kg $10
6 MISSION RIVER Gerald Ryan Robbie Dolan (a) 0

2020 Pago Pago Stakes Odds

The updated Pago Pago Stakes 2020 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au on the Golden Slipper Stakes hopefuls racing in the Group 3 the week prior to the Group 1 will be available below as soon as released.

2020 Pago Pago Stakes Field

The Pago Pago Stakes field attracts a line-up of smart young colts and geldings looking to make their way into the following Saturday’s Golden Slipper field back at Rosehill Racecourse.

The official 2020 Pago Pago Stakes field and barriers will be released on Wednesday March 11, 2020 and published in full below.

The Pago Pago Stakes 2020 field features a small line-up of just nine potential Golden Slipper runners including Greg Eurell’s last start Festival Stakes winner at Flemington Ilovemyself and the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Star Witness colt Aim coming off a third in the Skyline Stakes.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1183 AIM Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 5 55.5kg
2 116 PRAGUE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tom Marquand 4 55.5kg
3 1 ILOVEMYSELF Greg Eurell Nash Rawiller 7 55.5kg
4 272 OSAMU Chris Waller James McDonald 8 55.5kg
5 22×4 POSTCODE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 9 55.5kg
6 228 MISSION RIVER Gerald Ryan Robbie Dolan (a) 3 55.5kg
7 1 KUMASI Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 2 55.5kg
8 2 I AM SWERVING Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Joshua Parr 1 55.5kg
9 5 ARGENTEUS Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 6 55.5kg

Pago Pago Stakes History

First won by Cheval De Volee in 1978, the Pago Pago Stakes has also been known as the Darley Stakes. Since its inauguration, Stratum has been the only horse to win the Pago Pago/Golden Slipper double in 2005 and he also holds the record for the fastest win with 1 minute 9.23 seconds. The slowest winning time was recorded in 1990 by Pagan Jest with 1 minute 15.01 seconds.

Notable recent Pago Pago Stakes winners include the Blue Diamond champion Written By (2018), All Too Hard (2012), Stratum (2005) and Danbird (2003).

See below for the full Pago Pago Stakes results dating back to 2000.

Pago Pago Stakes Winners

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2020
Pago Pago Stakes
1st Prague 1 minute 13.01 seconds
2nd Kumasi
3rd I Am Swerving
2019
Pago Pago Stakes
1st Cosmic Force 1 minute 12.93 seconds
2nd Born A Warrior
3rd Stronger
2018
Pago Pago Stakes
1st Written By 1 minute 10.22 seconds
2nd Sandbar
3rd Spin
2017
Pago Pago Stakes
1st Single Bullet 1 minute 12.46 seconds
2nd Ducimus
3rd Coruscate
2016
Pago Pago Stakes
1st Souchez 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Chimboraa
3rd Mount Panorama
2015
Pago Pago Stakes
1st Tarquin 1 minute 11.5 seconds
2nd Rageese
3rd Odyssey Moon
2014
Pago Pago Stakes
1st Time For War 1 minute 12.8 seconds
2nd Kumaon
3rd Klammer
2013
Pago Pago Stakes
1st Sidestep 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Dothraki
3rd Fuerza
2012
Pago Pago Stakes
1st All Too Hard 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Narcissus
3rd Limes
2011
Pago Pago Stakes
1st Salade 1 minute 11.5 seconds
2nd Boys On Tour
3rd Exceed And Exalt
2010
Pago Pago Stakes
1st Brightexpectations 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Blackball
3rd Hinchinbrook
2009
Pago Pago Stakes
1st
Tickets
1 minute 11.29 seconds
2nd New Day Rising
3rd Stryker
2008
Pago Pago Stakes
1st
Sidereus
1 minute 11.87 seconds
2nd Over The Wicket
3rd Dubai To Sydney
2007
Pago Pago Stakes
1st
Deferential
1 minute 10.50 seconds
2nd Cecconi
3rd Acey Ducey
2006
Pago Pago Stakes
1st
Tarleton
1 minute 10.58 seconds
2nd Empires Choice
3rd Rubric
2005
Pago Pago Stakes
1st
Stratum
1 minute 9.23 seconds
2nd Power Of Destiny
3rd Seidnazar
2004
Pago Pago Stakes
1st
Genius And Evil
1 minute 10.12 seconds
2nd Fastnet Rock
3rd High Priority
2003
Pago Pago Stakes
1st
Danbird
1 minute 10.21 seconds
2nd Hipwell
3rd Winestock
2002
Pago Pago Stakes
1st
Planchet
1 minute 9.89 seconds
2nd Choisir
3rd Strictly Smart
2001
Pago Pago Stakes
1st
Red Hannigan
1 minutes 9.86 seconds
2nd Dash For Cash
3rd Shags
2000
Pago Pago Stakes
1st
De France
1 minute 11.51 seconds
2nd Ombra Della Sera
3rd Veteran

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