Phar Lap Stakes

  • Date: Saturday March 12, 2016
  • Racecourse: Rosehill
  • Race Distance: 1,300m
  • Conditions: 3yo, Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $175,000

2016 Phar Lap Stakes News

Old North to target Spring Mile Races

Old North to target Spring Mile Races

Godolphin’s rising four year Old North will be targeted towards the feature ‘mile’ races during the upcoming Spring Carnival.

Old North, above, will be aimed towards the Epsom Handicap or the Toorak Handicap. Photo by Steve Hart.

Old North was winner over 2000m during the 2016 Sydney Autumn Carnival when he won the Group 2 …

The 2016 Phar Lap Stakes is a Group 2 contest raced annually at Rosehill Racecourse late in March. The event is for three year olds and is held across a trip of 1500m under set weight conditions.

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The Phar Lap Stakes holds a key position during the Sydney autumn racing carnival and is worth $175,000 to the winning connections.

Given the set weighting the most talented horses always have an advantage here and you can expect the winner to almost certainly rise to Group 1 level later on.

The Phar Lap Stakes is scheduled on the same card as the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Classic and then Group 1 Ranvet Stakes.

There are a huge number of options for horses continuing on after this with everything from the Group 1 Doncaster Handicap to the Group 1 AJC Australian Derby having been targeted in the past.

Previous winners of the Phar Lap Stakes include Arlington Road in 2002, Apache Cat in 2006, Heart Of Dreams in 2009 and Tickets in 2010.

2016 Phar Lap Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1371330×70 MAN OF CHOICE Luke Price Tim Clark 1 56.5kg 78
2 32542229×9 TATOOSH Paul Perry Christian Reith 9 56.5kg 77
3 x416211x88 TORGERSEN (NZ) Chris Waller Jason Collett 4 56.5kg 77
4 31412560×6 INTREPID WAY (NZ) Amanda Turner & Mauro Poletti 7 56.5kg 71
5 6x61x1 OLD NORTH John O’Shea James McDonald 5 56.5kg 71
6 49×311 HATTORI HANZO Michael Kent Noel Callow 8 56.5kg 66
7 12217×5 SACRED EYE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Brett Prebble 3 54.5kg 86
8 32098×4022 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 2 54.5kg 83
9 9x5482x671 ITALY John O’Shea Sam Clipperton 10 54.5kg 78
10 11 BELIEVE Anthony Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 6 54.5kg 68

Phar Lap Stakes Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2016 1 Hattori Hanzo 2 Man of Choice 3 Believe  1:29.9
2015 1 Winx 2 Hauraki 3 Supara  1:30.3
2014 1 Traitor 2 Define 3 Guelph  1:29.5
2013 1 Toydini 2 Ninth Legion 3 Force Command  1:28.98
2012 1 Colorado Claire 2 Rekindled Alliance 3 Wild And Proud  1:32.3
2011 1 Blackie 2 Fast Clip 3 Sworn To Secrecy  1:30.0
2010 1 Tickets 2 Al Dhafra 3 Descarado  1:29.6
2009 1 Heart Of Dreams 2 Whobegotyou 3 Predatory Pricer  1:29.9
2008 1 Acey Ducey 2 Voice Commander 3 Our Mosstique  1:32.1
2007 1 Just Mambo 2 Raheeb 3 Amory Lane  1:31.7
2006 1 Apache Cat 2 Racing To Win 3 Wasp  1:30.6
2005 1 Shania Dane 2 Al Maher 3 Svenska  1:32.1
2004 1 Only Words 2 Kingside 3 Skittles  1:28.5
2003 1 Thorn Park 2 Sportsman 3 Bumptious  1:28.6
2002 1 Arlington Road 2 Ugachaka 3 Gordo  1:30.5
2001 1 Maitland Gold 2 Star Satire 3 Glenrowan  1:27.9
2000 1 Lord Essex 2 Dangerous 3 Over  1:28.8