Shannon Stakes

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



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
Distance: 1500m
Conditions: 3YO & Up – Quality Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1978

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
4 229×781133 IRITHEA M 5 Bjorn Baker 88
5 1x6260x114 KAONIC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 93
6 x6537513x5 KINGSGUARD (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 98
7 21619×2331 MANDYLION M 4 Gwenda Markwell 83
8 00x1x0x853 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) G 7 Bjorn Baker 108
9 1112x412x2 NOIRE M 5 Chris Waller 101
10 57×4800316 REALISE POTENTIAL G 6 Cheryl Roberts 74
11 4760x0551x TALLY G 6 James Cummings 106
12 4x311113x6 YOUNGSTAR M 4 Chris Waller 101

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

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Shannon Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Shannon Stakes
1st Washington Heights 1 minute 28.80 seconds
2nd Mighty Lucky
3rd Imposing Lass
2016
Shannon Stakes
1st Moral Victory 1 minute 28 seconds
2nd Caped Crusader
3rd Cosmic Cube
2015
Shannon Stakes
1st Vashka 1 minute 29.2 seconds
2nd God’s In Him
3rd Messene
2014
Shannon Stakes
1st Rock Sturdy 1 minute 28.8 seconds
2nd Liberty’s Choice
3rd Ninth Legion
2013
Shannon Stakes
1st Rain Drum 1 minute 29.3 seconds
2nd Centennial Park
3rd Our Desert Warrior
2012
Shannon Stakes
1st Rolling Pin 1 minute 31.18 seconds
2nd Offenders
3rd Fat Al
2011
Shannon Stakes
1st King Lionheart 1 minute 28.56 seconds
2nd Fast Clip
3rd Lone Command
2010
Shannon Stakes
1st Firebolt 1 minute 28.54 seconds
2nd Centennial Park
3rd Sacred Choice
2009
Shannon Stakes
1st Drumbeats 1 minute 30.1 seconds
2nd Rangirangdoo
3rd Strat’s Flyer
2008
Shannon Stakes
1st Musket 1 minute 30.56 seconds
2nd Black Piranha
3rd Ice Chariot
2007
Shannon Stakes
Race Not Held  
2006
Shannon Stakes
1st Stormhill 1 minute 28.43 seconds
2nd Temple Hills
3rd Newton’s Rings
2005
Shannon Stakes
1st Lotteria 1 minute 30.21 seconds
2nd Studebaker
3rd Swick
2004
Shannon Stakes
1st Nips 1 minute 28.27 seconds
2nd Whoc
3rd Irongail
2003
Shannon Stakes
1st Sportsman 1 minute 28.09 seconds
2nd Amex
3rd Nips
2002
Shannon Stakes
1st Gordo 1 minute 29.7 seconds
2nd Shot Of Thunder
3rd Evander
2001
Shannon Stakes
1st On Type 1 minute 22.42 seconds
2nd Century Kid
3rd Diamond Dane
2000
Shannon Stakes
1st Al Mansour 1 minute 29.5 seconds
2nd Chinhoyi
3rd Varicool

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