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The 2017 Shannon Stakes is a Group 2 event held in September every year at the famous Rosehill Gardens Racecourse during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The 1500m race is worth $200,000 in prize money for the best horse aged three and above under handicap weighting.

The Shannon Stakes is always a very tight affair as is expected with good quality handicap races. There are a host of lead up events used by trainers coming into this event with no one race providing a great form guide leading into the Shannon Stakes.

From this race it’s up to connections to judge the performance and whether it’s worth having a go at the Group 1 Epsom Handicap at Randwick a fortnight later or if it’s better to stay at Group 2 level and contest something like the Crystal Mile at Moonee Valley.

There have been a few notable horses to cross the line first in the Shannon Stakes over the years and the event has a history of putting together a more than handy field.

Recently it’s probably got even better with 2008 winner Musket holding off competition from Black Piranha and Ice Chariot.

In 2009 it was a similar story with Drumbeats beating home dual Group 1 winner Rangirangdoo.

2011 Doncaster Mile winner Sacred Choice could only manage a third in the 2010 Shannon Stakes which was won by Firebolt.

2017 Shannon Stakes Field

The Shannon Stakes field is usually comprised of a number of talented handicappers, the majority of which hail from Sydney stables. Occasionally horses from Victoria will make the journey, and you’ll sometimes see a few internationals in the Shannon Stakes field.

The 2017 Shannon Stakes field will be released on Wednesday 20 September. It can now be seen below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 7x0472x5x6 GOOD PROJECT Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 10 59kg 104
2 60x57864x7 MIGHTY LUCKY Fred Cowell Chris O’Brien 2 57kg 100
3 1x11130x15 BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 9 56kg 102
4 0x20407x23 EURO ANGEL (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 5 55.5kg 101
5 7x1215x141 WASHINGTON HEIGHTS Gerald Ryan Kerrin McEvoy 8 55kg 96
6 9x12x27x56 OMEI SWORD Chris Waller Tommy Berry 1 54.5kg 99
7 515141105x DARK EYES Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 4 54.5kg 95
8 x55250x118 LUBITON Bjorn Baker 7 53kg 91
9 5111619×2 DAWN WALL Chris Waller Corey Brown 3 53kg 90
10 x4285x0x15 HEARTLINGS Kerry Parker 6 53kg 76
11 36x621x325 IMPOSING LASS (NZ) Bjorn Baker 11 53kg 95

2017 Shannon Stakes Nominations

The Shannon Stakes nominations attract a lot of handicappers looking to get another group victory on their record. Because it is just short of a mile in distance, the Shannon Stakes nominations feature a mixture of sprinters, milers and handy stayers.

The 2017 Shannon Stakes nominations will be released on Monday 18 September and published here shortly afterwards.

The Shannon Stakes Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 Washington Heights 2 Mighty Lucky 3 Imposing Lass 1:28.8
2016 1 Moral Victory 2 Caped Crusader 3 Cosmic Cube 1:28.0
2015 1 Vashka 2 God’s In Him 3 Messene 1:29.2
2014 1 Rock Sturdy 2 Liberty’s Choice 3 Ninth Legion 1:28.8
2013 1 Rain Drum 2 Centennial Park 3 Our Desert Warrior 1:29.3
2012 1 Rolling Pin 2 Offenders 3 Fat Al 1:31.2
2011 1 King Lionheart 2 Fast Clip 3 Lone Command 1:28.6
2010 1 Firebolt 2 Centennial Park 3 Sacred Choice 1:28.5
2009 1 Drumbeats 2 Rangirangdoo 3 Strat’s Flyer 1:30.1
2008 1 Musket 2 Black Piranha 3 Ice Chariot 1:30.5
2007 1 Race Not Run 2 3
2006 1 Stormhill 2 Temple Hills 3 Newton’s Rings 1:28.4
2005 1 Lotteria 2 Studebaker 3 Swick 1:30.2
2004 1 Nips 2 Whoc 3 Irongail 1:28.3
2003 1 Sportsman 2 Amex 3 Nips 1:28.1
2002 1 Gordo 2 Shot Of Thunder 3 Evander 1:29.7
2001 1 On Type 2 Century Kid 3 Diamond Dane 1:22.4
2000 1 Al Mansour 2 Chinhoyi 3 Varicool 1:29.5

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