Phar Lap Stakes

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

2022 Phar Lap Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Mr Mozart
  • 2nd: #9 Never Been Kissed
  • 3rd: #5 Character



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), Verry Elleegant (2019) and Hungry Heart (2021) all 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 filly backing-up to do the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes – ATC Oaks double that autumn.

The Phar Lap Stakes 2022 ran on Saturday March 12, 2022 and was won in an upset by Mr Mozart at $10 for Hawkes Racing. 

2022 Phar Lap Stakes
Date: Saturday March 12, 2022
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

2022 Phar Lap Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Mr Mozart ($10)
  • 2nd: #9 Never Been Kissed
  • 3rd: #5 Character

Click here to read more on the strong upset win by Mr Mozart in the 2022 Phar Lap Stakes results.

2022 Phar Lap Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 MR MOZART Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 6 56.5kg $10
2 9 NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 1.9L 1 54.5kg $10
3 5 CHARACTER James Cummings Jason Collett 2.59L 2 56.5kg $26
4 11 FANGIRL Chris Waller Tommy Berry 4.81L 5 54.5kg $1.60F
5 1 EXTREME FLIGHT Anthony & Sam Freedman Tim Clark 7.95L 7 56.5kg $10
6 12 ROOTS Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 8.63L 4 54.5kg $7
7 14 SANSTOC (NZ) Mark Newnham Tom Sherry (a) 12.27L 3 54.5kg $31
3 SILENT IMPACT Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 0
13 CAP ESTEL Anthony Cummings 0
7 SON OF SANGIO Richard & Michael Freedman Keagan Latham 0
4 CAPE BRETON Chris Waller Brett Prebble 0
8 HINGED Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 0
6 GRACILISTYLA Chris Waller Chad Schofield 0
10 ESPIONA Chris Waller Tommy Berry 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia 

2022 Phar Lap Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Phar Lap Stakes 2022 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.

2022 Phar Lap Stakes Field

The final field and barrier draw for the Phar Lap Stakes 2022 will be published here once it has been announced on Wednesday March 9, 2022.

A quality line-up of three-year-olds faces off in the 2022 Phar Lap Stakes final field on Saturday including the Chris Waller-trained odds-on favourite Fangirl.

Scratched: #3 Silent Impact (9); #4 Cape Breton (8); #6 Gracilistyla (6); #7 Son Of Sangio (10); #8 Hinged (2); #10 Espiona (11); #13 Cap Estel (13) have all come out of the Phar Lap Stakes field. Hinged and Espiona for Waller instead take on the older mares in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) later on the card. 

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 361110×47 EXTREME FLIGHT Anthony & Sam Freedman (late alt) 14 56.5kg 83
2 4x46129x78 MR MOZART Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 12 56.5kg 83
3 117×126 SILENT IMPACT Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 9 56.5kg 76
4 110x07x1 CAPE BRETON Chris Waller Brett Prebble 8 56.5kg 74
5 53241428×1 CHARACTER James Cummings Jason Collett 3 56.5kg 71
6 3514×2 GRACILISTYLA Chris Waller Chad Schofield 6 56.5kg 67
7 11 SON OF SANGIO Richard & Michael Freedman Keagan Latham 10 56.5kg 61
8 2111026×71 HINGED Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 2 54.5kg 100
9 11912×0 NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 1 54.5kg 95
10 11×23 ESPIONA Chris Waller Tommy Berry 11 54.5kg 94
11 4x3111x15 FANGIRL Chris Waller Tommy Berry 7 54.5kg 93
12 123×1 ROOTS Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 5 54.5kg 71
13 26326×3121 CAP ESTEL Anthony Cummings 13 54.5kg 69
14 31 SANSTOC (NZ) Mark Newnham Tom Sherry (a) 4 54.5kg 61

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Phar Lap Stakes Nominations

Early nominations for the Phar Lap Stakes in 2022 close the Monday of race week and will be updated in full below once confirmed.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11912×0 NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 1 54.5kg 95
2 2111026×71 HINGED F 3 Chris Waller 2 54.5kg 100
3 4x3111x15 FANGIRL F 3 Chris Waller 3 54.5kg 93
4 1x23204x54 HERESY F 3 James Cummings 4 54.5kg 84
5 361110×47 EXTREME FLIGHT C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 5 56.5kg 83
6 11×23 ESPIONA F 3 Chris Waller 6 54.5kg 94
7 4x46129x78 MR MOZART C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 7 56.5kg 83
8 117×126 SILENT IMPACT G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 8 56.5kg 76
9 53241428×1 CHARACTER G 3 James Cummings 9 56.5kg 71
10 51x217x3 CHARTRES G 3 Matt Laurie 10 56.5kg 72
11 2812540×77 AKIHIRO C 3 Gary Portelli 11 56.5kg 70
12 110x07x1 CAPE BRETON G 3 Chris Waller 12 56.5kg 74
13 26326×3121 CAP ESTEL F 3 Anthony Cummings 13 54.5kg 69
14 123×1 ROOTS F 3 Chris Waller 14 54.5kg 71
15 4211x FINEPOINT F 3 Chris Waller 15 54.5kg 70
16 3514×2 GRACILISTYLA G 3 Chris Waller 16 56.5kg 67
17 811 PRETTY AMAZING F 3 Chris Waller 17 54.5kg 65
18 11 SON OF SANGIO G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 18 56.5kg 61
19 9x584x412 JALMARI G 3 Danny Williams 19 56.5kg 54
20 31 SANSTOC (NZ) F 3 Mark Newnham 20 54.5kg 61
21 318x MOON STORIES G 3 Theresa Bateup 21 56.5kg 54

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
2022
Phar Lap Stakes
1st Mr Mozart 1 minute 31.71 seconds
2nd Never Been Kissed
3rd Character
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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