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Shannon Stakes

The 2018 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.

2018 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 2018 Shannon Stakes field will be released on Wednesday 19 September. It can now be seen below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 4760x0551x TALLY James Cummings Tye Angland 3 58kg 106
2 4205138×46 ARBEITSAM Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 56.5kg 103
3 1x11820x50 CABEZA DE VACA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott James McDonald 4 54.5kg 99
4 x6537513x5 KINGSGUARD (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 2 54kg 98
5 1112x412x2 NOIRE Chris Waller Tommy Berry 6 53.5kg 101
6 4x311113x6 YOUNGSTAR Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 1 53.5kg 101
7 1230830×02 ALL TOO HUIYING Gary Moore Christian Reith 7 53kg 79

2018 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.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1230830×02 ALL TOO HUIYING H 4 Gary Moore 79
2 4205138×46 ARBEITSAM G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 103
3 1x11820x50 CABEZA DE VACA G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 99
4 229×781133 IRITHEA M 5 Bjorn Baker 88
5 1x6260x114 KAONIC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 93
6 x6537513x5 KINGSGUARD (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 98
7 21619×2331 MANDYLION M 4 Gwenda Markwell 83
8 00x1x0x853 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) G 7 Bjorn Baker 108
9 1112x412x2 NOIRE M 5 Chris Waller 101
10 57×4800316 REALISE POTENTIAL G 6 Cheryl Roberts 74
11 4760x0551x TALLY G 6 James Cummings 106
12 4x311113x6 YOUNGSTAR M 4 Chris Waller 101

The 2018 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
2018 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
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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