Phar Lap Stakes

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

2021 Phar Lap Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Hungry Heart
  • 2nd: #3 The Irishman
  • 3rd: #9 Impecunious



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) or the Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) for the fillies. Unforgotten (2018) and Verry Elleegant (2019) both completed the Phar Lap Stakes – Australian Oaks double for Chris Waller.

Waller took his record in the Phar Lap Stakes up to six wins in seven years with Hungry Heart in 2021.

The Phar Lap Stakes 2021 ran on Saturday March 13, 2021 and saw yet another Chris Waller-trained filly salute in Hungry Heart.  

2021 Phar Lap Stakes
Date: Saturday March 13, 2021
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

2021 Phar Lap Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Hungry Heart
  • 2nd: #3 The Irishman
  • 3rd: #9 Impaecunious

Yet another Chris Waller-trained filly – the fifth on the trot and sixth in seven years – dominated the 2021 Phar Lap Stakes results with the $3.70 favourite Hungry Heart finally saluting for the punters.

Click here to read more on the Phar Lap Stakes 2021 win by Waller’s smart filly Hungry Heart.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller James McDonald 5 54.5kg (cd 55kg) $3.70F
2 3 THE IRISHMAN (NZ) Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 0.4L 4 56.5kg $5.50
3 9 IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Glen Boss 1.8L 3 54.5kg $8
4 5 YALETOWN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 2.1L 8 56.5kg $9.50
5 1 POLAND Michael Moroney Kerrin McEvoy 2.3L 1 56.5kg $3.90
6 4 BAZOOKA David Payne Jason Collett 3.6L 2 56.5kg $26
7 8 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 6.6L 6 54.5kg $16
8 2 EMBOLISM Danny O’Brien Nash Rawiller 12.2L 7 56.5kg $10
12 PIPPALI Jason Coyle Michael Dee 0
13 CHASE MY CROWN Joel & Wayne Wilkes 0
11 DARLING DIAMOND Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King 0
7 ELIZABEEL John Sargent Robbie Dolan 0
10 MIRAVALLE Mark Newnham Tommy Berry 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Phar Lap Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Phar Lap Stakes 2021 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

Funstar ($1.55 in 2020) followed by her stablemate Hungry Heart ($3.70 in 2021) are the latest favourites in Phar Lap Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2021 Phar Lap Stakes Field

The final field and barrier draw for the Phar Lap Stakes 2021 will be published here once it has been announced on Wednesday March 10, 2021.

A dozen three-year-olds remain in the 2021 Phar Lap Stakes field after the early scratching of Chase My Crown with progressive Sacred Falls filly Impecunious tipped as the one to beat.

  • Scratched: #13 Chase My Crown (12)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2310×1 POLAND Michael Moroney Kerrin McEvoy 1 56.5kg 90
2 1615×04 EMBOLISM Danny O’Brien Nash Rawiller 10 56.5kg 88
3 15x2x1 THE IRISHMAN (NZ) Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 5 56.5kg 75
4 226×484272 BAZOOKA David Payne Jason Collett 2 56.5kg 65
5 1×2 YALETOWN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 11 56.5kg 62
6 15x2227x78 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller James McDonald 8 54.5kg 55kg 92
7 3x21134x43 ELIZABEEL John Sargent Robbie Dolan 3 54.5kg 88
8 285168×360 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 9 54.5kg 85
9 3x1x1x4 IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Glen Boss 4 54.5kg 68
10 0x176644x0 MIRAVALLE Mark Newnham Tommy Berry 7 54.5kg 68
11 4319×74 DARLING DIAMOND Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King 13 54.5kg 64
12 5142 PIPPALI Jason Coyle Michael Dee 6 54.5kg 60
13 61×323 CHASE MY CROWN Joel & Wayne Wilkes 12 54.5kg 5

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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 – 2021 trainer Chris Waller prepared six fillies to beat home the boys in the Phar Lap Stakes results: Winx (2015), Foxplay (2017), Unforgotten (2018), Verry Ellegant (2019), Funstar (2020) and Hungry Heart (2021).

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

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Hungry Heart 1 minute 27.81 seconds
2nd The Irishman
3rd Impecunious
2020
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Funstar 1 minute 35.26 seconds
2nd Probabeel
3rd Quick Thinker
2019
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Verry Elleegant  1 minute 32.32 seconds
2nd Seabrook
3rd Aristia
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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