Phar Lap Stakes

  • Date: Saturday March 11, 2017
  • Racecourse: Rosehill
  • Race Distance: 1,300m
  • Conditions: 3yo, Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Phar Lap Stakes News

First try at 2000m for Foxplay in Vinery Stud Stakes

First try at 2000m for Foxplay in Vinery Stud Stakes

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller is confident that his tough filly Foxplay will handle her first test over 2000m when she lines up in the Group 1 $500,000 Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.

Foxplay, above, is stepping up to the 2o00m of the Vinery Stud Stakes for the first time. Photo by Steve …

The 2017 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 $200,000 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.

2017 Phar Lap Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1117×232 ECHO EFFECT Kristen Buchanan Joshua Parr 7 56.5kg 82
2 2x1113x8 BEZEL John O’Shea William Buick 3 56.5kg 78
3 1×124 INTO ORBIT Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Christian Reith 5 56.5kg 72
4 3646×1216 ACHI BABA John O’Shea Tye Angland 6 56.5kg 71
5 137×2545 REDOUBLE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Robert Thompson 12 56.5kg 69
6 151 COMIC SET Michael Kent Sam Clipperton 8 56.5kg 68
7 0124×569 ON THE SPOT Clarry Conners Blake Shinn 13 56.5kg 67
8 10×3 ROCK AND SWING James Cummings Glyn Schofield 4 56.5kg 67
9 212x114x24 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 11 54.5kg 98
10 3110×60 FRENCH FERN David Payne Ms Kathy O’Hara 2 54.5kg 82
11 112×4119 PUMPKIN PIE Danny Williams Jay Ford 10 54.5kg 77
12 534×394852 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith 14 54.5kg 76
13 0x4311x97 ZENALICIOUS Les Bridge Tim Clark 9 54.5kg 75
14 511 DAWN WALL Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 15 54.5kg 71
15 24×1 SIREN’S FURY Jason Coyle Andrew Adkins (a) 1 54.5kg 64

Phar Lap Stakes Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2017 1 Foxplay 2 Zenalicious 3 Comic Set  1:30.5
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