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Pago Pago Stakes

The 2018 Pago Pago Stakes is a Group 2 contest bringing together the best two year old talent from the colts and geldings ranks. The event is held annually at the end of March at Rosehill during the Sydney autumn racing carnival.

The race is contested over a trip of 1200m under set weight conditions and pays out $175,000 in prize money.

The Pago Pago Stakes takes on even extra importance as well with the winner gaining a ballot exemption for the Golden Slipper a week later.

The race can often be a desperate and hard fought affair with trainers and jockeys having one last shot at getting their horse into the Golden Slipper field.

This guarantees fantastic racing and is a must watch for punters with a view ahead to the Golden Slipper.

Stratum is the latest horse to have claimed a Pago Pago Stakes / Golden Slipper double with his wins in 2005.

The Pago Pago Stakes is held on Rosehill Guineas Day at Rosehill, one of the biggest days on the entire calendar.

Previous winners of the event include Strategic in 1995, Shogun Lodge in 1999, Tickets in 2009 and recently Salade in 2011.

2018 Pago Pago Stakes Field

Nominations for the Pago Pago Stakes are usually released on the Monday prior to the race, alongside the nominations for most other events held on the day.

The Pago Pago Stakes field is usually announced on the Wednesday, allowing punters a solid chance to get into the form guide prior to the race itself.

Because it’s a major event for top quality two year old colts and geldings, the Pago Pago Stakes field often features some of the best rising talent in the country.

The 2018 Pago Pago Stakes field is below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1×11 WRITTEN BY Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 4 55.5kg
2 212×6 RAGGED RASCAL Paul Perry Stephen Baster 7 55.5kg
3 116 SANDBAR Brad Widdup Christian Reith 6 55.5kg
4 1x48x LEGISLATION Peter & Paul Snowden Corey Brown 1 55.5kg
5 42×2 SPIN Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2 55.5kg
6 14 ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 10 55.5kg
7 8×2 IRUKANDJI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 13 55.5kg
8 1 RINGERDINGDING Edward O’Rourke Jason Collett 14 55.5kg
9 1 ROOSEVELT James Cummings Tye Angland 3 55.5kg
10 3×6 TOULOUSE David Payne Tim Clark 8 55.5kg
11 3 VIRTUAL INSANITY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Blake Shinn 11 55.5kg
12 43 VEGA ONE John P Thompson Michael Dee 9 55.5kg
13 4 CHABREET Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 5 55.5kg
14 5 MANDALONG TAPIT (USA) Gary Nickson Jay Ford 12 55.5kg

Pago Pago Stakes Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Pago Pago Stakes since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 Written By 2 Sandbar 3 Spin  1:10.2
2017 1 Single Bullet 2 Ducimus 3 Coruscate  1:12.4
2016 1 Souchez 2 Chimboraa 3 Mount Panorama  1:10.4
2015 1 Tarquin 2 Rageese 3 Odyssey Moon  1:11.5
2014 1 Time For War 2 Kumaon 3 Klammer  1:12.8
2013 1 Sidestep 2 Dothraki 3 Fuerza  1:10.5
2012 1 All Too Hard 2 Narcissus 3 Limes  1:11.2
2011 1 Salade 2 Boys On Tour 3 Exceed And Exalt  1:11.5
2010 1 Brightexpectations 2 Blackball 3 Hinchinbrook  1:10.8
2009 1 Tickets 2 New Day Rising 3 Stryker  1:11.2
2008 1 Sidereus 2 Over The Wicket 3 Dubai To Sydney  1:11.9
2007 1 Deferential 2 Cecconi 3 Acey Ducey  1:10.5
2006 1 Tarleton 2 Empires Choice 3 Rubric  1:10.6
2005 1 Stratum 2 Power Of Destiny 3 Seidnazar  1:09.2
2004 1 Genius And Evil 2 Fastnet Rock 3 High Priority  1:10.1
2003 1 Danbird 2 Hipwell 3 Winestock  1:10.2
2002 1 Planchet 2 Choisir 3 Strictly Smart  1:09.9
2001 1 Red Hannigan 2 Dash For Cash 3 Shags  1:09.9
2000 1 De France 2 Ombra Della Sera 3 Veteran  1:11.5

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