Pago Pago Stakes

The Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) is a Group 2 race worth $250,000 held at Rosehill in late March offering a Golden Slipper Stakes ballot exemption.

2024 Pago Pago Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Dublin Down
  • 2nd: #4 Anode
  • 3rd: #1 Coleman



The Pago Pago Stakes is a Group 2 event held at Rosehill Racecourse during the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Worth $250,000 in prize money as of 2024, the 1200m sprint event is held in March on Coolmore Classic Day. The meeting is host to the Group 1 $1,000,000 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 $4.92 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) held in one week’s time.

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) followed by Shinzo (2023) are the latest horses 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 2024 ran on Saturday March 16, 2024 as a late Golden Slipper lead-up and was won in an impressive upset by the Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained Dublin Down ($20). 

Pago Pago Stakes 2024
Date: Saturday March 16, 2024
Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 2YO Colts & Geldings Set Weights 55.5kg
Status: Group 3
Prize money: $250,000

2024 Pago Pago Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Dublin Down ($20)
  • 2nd: #4 Anode
  • 3rd: #1 Coleman

Dublin Down ($20) relished a trip up to Sydney second-up after an unplaced Blue Diamond run fresh further south and was excellent on speed leading nearly all-the-way to salute in an upset 2024 Pago Pago Stakes result ahead of a potential seven-day back-up into the Golden Slipper field.

Click here to read more on the brave Pago Pago Stakes 2024 win by 20/1 outsider Dublin Down.

2024 Pago Pago Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 DUBLIN DOWN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Tim Clark 6 55.5kg $20
2 4 ANODE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 0.44L 11 55.5kg $8.50
3 1 COLEMAN Matt Laurie Tyler Schiller 2.14L 5 55.5kg $5.50
4 7 GATSBY’S Chris Waller James McDonald 2.55L 3 55.5kg $2.05F
5 5 KING OF ROSEAU Peter & Paul Snowden Tom Sherry 4.92L 4 55.5kg $21
6 9 JOHNNY THE KID Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 5.35L 9 55.5kg $26
7 2 PARKOUR James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 6.46L 2 55.5kg $10
8 6 DUVANA Chris Waller Jason Collett 7.46L 10 55.5kg $9.50
9 12 THE THREE HUNDRED Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 8.19L 1 55.5kg $31
10 10 AGENDA SETTER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Joshua Parr 9.54L 7 55.5kg $26
11 11 GLORIOUS MOMENTS Jim & Greg Lee Reece Jones 28.63L 8 55.5kg $201
8 GROWING EMPIRE Ciaron Maher Tommy Berry 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2024 Pago Pago Stakes Betting Odds

The updated Pago Pago Stakes 2024 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.

There was a notable upset in 2024 with Dublin Down winning at Pago Pago Stakes odds of $20.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2024 PAGO PAGO STAKES ODDS (Final Field)

2024 Pago Pago Stakes Form

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2024 Pago Pago Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Pago Pago Stakes 2024 Tips on the Golden Slipper lead-up event this autumn.

  • To Win: #2 Parkour ($16 at time of publish) – BET NOW

The Pago Pago Stakes promises to be a wide-open contest for the two-year-olds, with several contenders holding legitimate winning chances. However, for a value play, Parkour is worth a look at a big price. He appears to be nearing peak form in his fourth career start and is coming off a respectable fourth-place finish behind the talented Storm Boy in the Group 2 Skyline Stakes. While there was a gap between him and the winner, this nicely-bred son of Extreme Choice impressed with a victory before his break at Randwick while carrying a significant weight of 58kg. He finds himself well-weighted here and has drawn a good barrier. With Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle, Parkour has the potential to spring an upset.

2024 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 2024 Pago Pago Stakes field and barriers will be released on Wednesday March 13, 2024 and published in full below.

The Pago Pago Stakes 2024 final field features a bumper crop of Golden Slipper hopefuls led in betting by Chris Waller’s son of Snitzel Gatsby’s.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1×10 COLEMAN Matt Laurie Tyler Schiller 5 55.5kg
2 21×4 PARKOUR James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 2 55.5kg
3 421×0 DUBLIN DOWN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Tim Clark 6 55.5kg
4 13 ANODE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 11 55.5kg
5 124 KING OF ROSEAU Peter & Paul Snowden Tom Sherry 4 55.5kg
6 53 DUVANA Chris Waller Jason Collett 10 55.5kg
7 1 GATSBY’S Chris Waller James McDonald 3 55.5kg
8 2 GROWING EMPIRE Ciaron Maher Tommy Berry 12 55.5kg
9 2 JOHNNY THE KID Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 9 55.5kg
10 6x AGENDA SETTER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Joshua Parr 7 55.5kg
11 9 GLORIOUS MOMENTS Jim & Greg Lee Reece Jones 8 55.5kg
12 5×5 THE THREE HUNDRED Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 1 55.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Pago Pago Stakes Nominations

Early nominations for the Pago Pago Stakes in 2024 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 1×10 COLEMAN C 2 Matt Laurie 1 55.5kg
2 21×4 PARKOUR C 2 James Cummings 2 55.5kg
3 421×0 DUBLIN DOWN C 2 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 3 55.5kg
4 13 ANODE C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 4 55.5kg
5 124 KING OF ROSEAU C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 5 55.5kg
6 53 DUVANA C 2 Chris Waller 6 55.5kg
7 1 GATSBY’S C 2 Chris Waller 7 55.5kg
8 2 GROWING EMPIRE C 2 Ciaron Maher 8= 55.5kg
9 2 JOHNNY THE KID C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 8= 55.5kg
10 6x AGENDA SETTER C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 10 55.5kg
11 9 GLORIOUS MOMENTS C 2 Jim & Greg Lee 11 55.5kg
12 BEYOND MY KEN (NZ) C 2 Scott Singleton 12= 55.5kg
13 PERSPIRATION C 2 Ciaron Maher 12= 55.5kg
14 3×12 PROST C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 14 55.5kg
15 5×5 THE THREE HUNDRED C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 15 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 subsequent Golden Slipper winner Shinzo (2023), 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

2024
Pago Pago Stakes
1st Dublin Down 1 minute 10.55 seconds
2nd Anode
3rd Coleman
2023
Pago Pago Stakes
1st Shinzo 1 minute 10.56 seconds
2nd Maharba
3rd Bases Loaded
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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