Pago Pago Stakes

The Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) is a Group 3 race worth $175,000 held at Rosehill in late March offering a Golden Slipper Stakes ballot exemption.

2018 Pago Pago Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Written By
  • 2nd: #3 Sandbar
  • 3rd: #5 Spin



The Pago Pago Stakes is a Group 3 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 2018 ran on Saturday March 17, 2018 and was won by the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes winner Written By.

Pago Pago Stakes 2018
Date: Saturday March 17, 2018
Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 2YO Colts & Geldings Set Weights 55.5kg
Status: Group 3
Prize money: $175,000

2018 Pago Pago Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Written By
  • 2nd: #3 Sandbar
  • 3rd: #5 Spin

See below for the full Pago Pago Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the Golden Slipper lead-up win by the returning Blue Diamond champion Written By who had to dig deep to hold off the late challenge down the straight by Sandbar.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 1 WRITTEN BY Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 3 55.5kg $1.70F
2 3 SANDBAR Brad Widdup Christian Reith 0.2L 5 55.5kg $19
3 5 SPIN Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4L 2 55.5kg $5.50
4 13 CHABREET Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 5.2L 4 55.5kg $12
5 7 IRUKANDJI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 5.9L 12 55.5kg $51
6 6 ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 6.4L 9 55.5kg $18
7 12 VEGA ONE John P Thompson Michael Dee 7.5L 8 55.5kg $101
8 8 RINGERDINGDING Edward O’Rourke Jason Collett 7.6L 13 55.5kg $21
9 2 RAGGED RASCAL Paul Perry Stephen Baster 7.7L 6 55.5kg $61
10 4 LEGISLATION Peter & Paul Snowden Corey Brown 7.8L 1 55.5kg $26
11 11 VIRTUAL INSANITY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Blake Shinn 8L 10 55.5kg $26
12 10 TOULOUSE David Payne Tim Clark 8.1L 7 55.5kg $31
13 14 MANDALONG TAPIT (USA) Gary Nickson Jay Ford 8.5L 11 55.5kg $301
9 ROOSEVELT James Cummings Tye Angland 0

2018 Pago Pago Stakes Odds

The updated Pago Pago Stakes 2018 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.

2018 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 2018 Pago Pago Stakes field and barriers will be released on Wednesday March 14, 2018 and published in full below.

The Pago Pago Stakes 2018 Final Field attracted 14 hopeful two-year-olds including the undefeated Written By who was last seen winning the Group 1 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1400m).

Read more on the 2018 Pago Pago Stakes Field & Odds Led by surprise inclusion Written By.

Pago Pago Stakes 2018 Field Update: Roosevelt (3) from the Godolphin stables has been scratched from the line-up making him a no chance for Saturday week’s Golden Slipper.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1×11 WRITTEN BY Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 4 55.5kg
2 212×6 RAGGED RASCAL Paul Perry Stephen Baster 7 55.5kg
3 116 SANDBAR Brad Widdup Christian Reith 6 55.5kg
4 1x48x LEGISLATION Peter & Paul Snowden Corey Brown 1 55.5kg
5 42×2 SPIN Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2 55.5kg
6 14 ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 10 55.5kg
7 8×2 IRUKANDJI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 13 55.5kg
8 1 RINGERDINGDING Edward O’Rourke Jason Collett 14 55.5kg
9 1 ROOSEVELT James Cummings Tye Angland 3 55.5kg
10 3×6 TOULOUSE David Payne Tim Clark 8 55.5kg
11 3 VIRTUAL INSANITY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Blake Shinn 11 55.5kg
12 43 VEGA ONE John P Thompson Michael Dee 9 55.5kg
13 4 CHABREET Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 5 55.5kg
14 5 MANDALONG TAPIT (USA) Gary Nickson Jay Ford 12 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

2019
Pago Pago Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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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