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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.
2018 Shannon Stakes Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Shannon Stakes News
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 2018 ran on Saturday September 22, 2018.
|2018 Shannon Stakes|
|Date:||Saturday September 22, 2018|
|Track:||Rosehill Gardens Racecourse|
|Conditions:||3YO & Up – Quality Handicap|
2018 Shannon Stakes Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Read the official Shannon Stakes 2018 Results immediately following the conclusion of the race.
2018 Shannon Stakes Odds
Stay tuned for the top Shannon Stakes 2018 betting odds and Group 2 market links to Ladbrokes.com.au made available right here the week of the race.
2018 Shannon Stakes Field
The Shannon Stakes 2018 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.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||4760x0551x||TALLY||James Cummings||Tye Angland||3||58kg||–||106|
|2||4205138×46||ARBEITSAM||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||5||56.5kg||–||103|
|3||1x11820x50||CABEZA DE VACA||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||James McDonald||4||54.5kg||–||99|
|4||x6537513x5||KINGSGUARD (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Brenton Avdulla||2||54kg||–||98|
|5||1112x412x2||NOIRE||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||6||53.5kg||–||101|
|6||4x311113x6||YOUNGSTAR||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||1||53.5kg||–||101|
|7||1230830×02||ALL TOO HUIYING||Gary Moore||Christian Reith||7||53kg||–||79|
The official 2018 Shannon Stakes Field attracted seven acceptors including Group 2 The Roses winner Youngstar and Chris Waller’s promising five-year old mare Noire.
2018 Shannon Stakes Nominations
The Shannon Stakes 2018 nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be available in full below as soon as announced.
The official 2018 Shannon Stakes Nominations feature 12 hopefuls, led by two Chris Waller favourites in Youngstar and Noire.
|No.||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||1230830×02||ALL TOO HUIYING||H||4||Gary Moore||79|
|2||4205138×46||ARBEITSAM||G||5||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||103|
|3||1x11820x50||CABEZA DE VACA||G||7||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||99|
|5||1x6260x114||KAONIC (NZ)||H||4||Chris Waller||93|
|6||x6537513x5||KINGSGUARD (NZ)||G||6||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||98|
|8||00x1x0x853||MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ)||G||7||Bjorn Baker||108|
|10||57×4800316||REALISE POTENTIAL||G||6||Cheryl Roberts||74|
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
|1st||Washington Heights||1 minute 28.80 seconds|
|1st||Moral Victory||1 minute 28 seconds|
|1st||Vashka||1 minute 29.2 seconds|
|2nd||God’s In Him|
|1st||Rock Sturdy||1 minute 28.8 seconds|
|1st||Rain Drum||1 minute 29.3 seconds|
|3rd||Our Desert Warrior|
|1st||Rolling Pin||1 minute 31.18 seconds|
|1st||King Lionheart||1 minute 28.56 seconds|
|1st||Firebolt||1 minute 28.54 seconds|
|1st||Drumbeats||1 minute 30.1 seconds|
|1st||Musket||1 minute 30.56 seconds|
|Race Not Held|
|1st||Stormhill||1 minute 28.43 seconds|
|1st||Lotteria||1 minute 30.21 seconds|
|1st||Nips||1 minute 28.27 seconds|
|1st||Sportsman||1 minute 28.09 seconds|
|1st||Gordo||1 minute 29.7 seconds|
|2nd||Shot Of Thunder|
|1st||On Type||1 minute 22.42 seconds|
|1st||Al Mansour||1 minute 29.5 seconds|