Pago Pago Stakes

The Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) is a Group 2 race worth $175,000 held at Rosehill in late March offering a Golden Slipper Stakes ballot exemption.

2022 Pago Pago Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Rise Of The Masses
  • 2nd: #1 Sweet Ride
  • 3rd: #3 Magic



The Pago Pago Stakes is a Group 2 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 $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 2022 ran on Saturday March 12, 2022 and saw the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Rise Of The Masses ($7) go all-the-way. 

Pago Pago Stakes 2022
Date: Saturday March 12, 2022
Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 2YO Colts & Geldings Set Weights 55.5kg
Status: Group 3
Prize money: $175,000

2022 Pago Pago Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Rise Of The Masses ($7)
  • 2nd: #1 Sweet Ride
  • 3rd: #3 Magic

Co-trainer Gai Waterhouse is in with a chance at an eighth Golden Slipper win after the all-the-way victory by the stable’s smart colt Rise Of The Masses ($7) in the 2022 Pago Pago Stakes.

Click here to read more on the all-the-way 2022 Pago Pago Stakes win by Rise Of the Masses.

2022 Pago Pago Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 RISE OF THE MASSES Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4 55.5kg $7
2 1 SWEET RIDE Annabel Neasham Jean Van Overmeire 0.53L 2 55.5kg $4
3 3 MAGIC Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 1.83L 3 55.5kg $2.60F
4 5 WILLIAMSBURG Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Brenton Avdulla 1.84L 13 55.5kg $7.50
5 12 KOTE Anthony Cummings Glyn Schofield 3.87L 8 55.5kg $41
6 9 PEACE OFFICER (NZ) Clarry Conners Jason Collett 4.22L 1 55.5kg $11
7 4 WEALTHY INVESTOR Damien Lane Brett Prebble 6.08L 6 55.5kg $13
8 6 NIPOTINO John Thompson Regan Bayliss 6.57L 7 55.5kg $21
11 BROSNAN Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Brenton Avdulla 0
13 CUSTODIAN Anthony & Sam Freedman Sam Clipperton 0
7 COOL AMIGO Tim Martin 0
8 NOLAN John O’Shea Chad Schofield 0
10 STANDING ORDER Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Pago Pago Stakes Betting Odds

The updated Pago Pago Stakes 2022 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.

2022 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 2022 Pago Pago Stakes field and barriers will be released on Wednesday March 9, 2022 and published in full below.

The Pago Pago Stakes 2022 final field features a host of Golden Slipper hopefuls including Silver Slipper runner-up on debut, Magic, to be ridden by William Pike from barrier three.

Scratched: 

  • #7 Cool Amigo (9)
  • #8 Nolan (12)
  • #10 Standing Order (10)
  • #11 Brosnan (5)
  • #13 Custodian (11)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 151 SWEET RIDE Annabel Neasham Jean Van Overmeire 2 55.5kg
2 1×32 RISE OF THE MASSES Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4 55.5kg
3 2 MAGIC Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 3 55.5kg
4 334x WEALTHY INVESTOR Damien Lane Brett Prebble 6 55.5kg
5 21 WILLIAMSBURG Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Brenton Avdulla 13 55.5kg
6 0x01 NIPOTINO John Thompson Regan Bayliss 7 55.5kg
7 31 COOL AMIGO Tim Martin 9 55.5kg
8 267 NOLAN John O’Shea Chad Schofield 12 55.5kg
9 58 PEACE OFFICER (NZ) Clarry Conners Jason Collett 1 55.5kg
10 2 STANDING ORDER Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 10 55.5kg
11 6 BROSNAN Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Brenton Avdulla 5 55.5kg
12 7 KOTE Anthony Cummings Glyn Schofield 8 55.5kg
13 CUSTODIAN Anthony & Sam Freedman Sam Clipperton 11 55.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Pago Pago Stakes Nominations

Early nominations for the Pago Pago Stakes in 2022 close the Monday ahead of the event and will be updated below once released.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 151 SWEET RIDE C 2 Annabel Neasham 1 55.5kg
2 1×32 RISE OF THE MASSES C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 2 55.5kg
3 32×75 RENOSU C 2 James Cummings 3 55.5kg
4 2 MAGIC C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 4 55.5kg
5 37x NOBEL C 2 Annabel Neasham 5 55.5kg
6 334x WEALTHY INVESTOR C 2 Damien Lane 6 55.5kg
7 1×5 MAN IN THE MIRROR C 2 Annabel Neasham 7 55.5kg
8 21 WILLIAMSBURG C 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 8 55.5kg
9 0x01 NIPOTINO C 2 John Thompson 9 55.5kg
10 5×38 SPACEWALK C 2 James Cummings 10 55.5kg
11 1 ZAMBORGHINI C 2 Matt Laurie 11 55.5kg
12 31 COOL AMIGO C 2 Tim Martin 12 55.5kg
13 267 NOLAN C 2 John O’Shea 13 55.5kg
14 58 PEACE OFFICER (NZ) C 2 Clarry Conners 14 55.5kg
15 4 METALLICITY C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 15 55.5kg
16 2 STANDING ORDER C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 16 55.5kg
17 6 BROSNAN C 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 17 55.5kg
18 7 KOTE C 2 Anthony Cummings 18 55.5kg
19 CUSTODIAN C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman 19 55.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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

2022
Pago Pago Stakes
1st Rise Of The Masses 1 minute 13.16 seconds
2nd Sweet Ride
3rd Magic
2021
Pago Pago Stakes
1st Shaquero 1 minute 09.79 seconds
2nd Tiger Of Malay
3rd Mazu
2020
Pago Pago Stakes
1st Prague 1 minute 13.01 seconds
2nd Kumasi
3rd I Am Swerving
2019
Pago Pago Stakes
1st Cosmic Force 1 minute 12.93 seconds
2nd Born A Warrior
3rd Stronger
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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