The Phar Lap Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-olds that takes place each year in March at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales during the autumn carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1500 metres under set weight conditions and worth $200,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Phar Lap Stakes was won by Unforgotten from Holy Snow with Hiyaam third.
The race is named after legendary Australian racehorse Phar Lap and is held on the same day as the Group 1 Coolmore Classic.
|Date:||Saturday 17th March 2018|
|Track:||Rosehill racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||3yo - Set Weights|
The Phar Lap Stakes is a set weight race for three-year-olds that favours the more talented gallopers entered for the event due to the level weights conditions of the race. It's typically a race won by a more than handy galloper, rather than a topliner, and is tends to suit those horses who do not plan to go on to the longer three-year-old events of the autumn carnival.
In recent years the Phar Lap Stakes has proven a reliable guide to upcoming feature 3yo group races during the Sydney autumn racing carnival. Hauraki (2nd in 2015) and Fast Clip (2nd in 2011) went on to win the Gr2 Tulloch Stakes at Rosehill while Al Dhafra (2nd in 2010) went on to snare the Gr3 ATC Carbine Club Stakes at Randwick.
Classy Melbourne galloper Whobegotyou (2nd in 2009) ran third in the Gr1 Doncaster Handicap after finishing runner-up here, while Predatory Pricer (3rd in 2009) went on to run third in the Gr1 ATC Australian Derby later in the carnival.
Unforgotten (2018) resumed from a spell to score a sizzling victory in this event and recent Phar Lap Stakes winners include Foxplay (2017) and Hattori Hanzo (2016).
1. $9.50 Unforgotten 54.5 Jason Collett
2. $5.50 Holy Snow 56.5 Blake Shinn
3. $13.00 Hiyaam 54.5 Michael Walker
4. $6.50 Renewal 56.5 Brenton Avdulla
5. $2.90 Shumookh 54.5 Tim Clark
6. $31.00 Sanctioned 56.5 Corey Brown
7. $10.00 Muraaqeb 56.5 Kerrin McEvoy
8. $21.00 Paret 56.5 Glyn Schofield
9. $31.00 Octabello 56.5 Michael Dee
10. $10.00 Calculated 56.5 Craig Williams
Margins: 0.1 len, 2.8 len
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|2016||Hattori Hanzo||Man Of Choice||Believe||1:29.9|
|2013||Toydini||Ninth Legion||Force Command||1:28.9|
|2012||Colorado Claire||Rekindled Alliance||Wild And Proud||1:32.2|
|2011||Blackie||Fast Clip||Sworn To Secrecy||1:30.0|
|2009||Heart Of Dreams||Whobegotyou||Predatory Pricer||1:29.9|
|2008||Acey Ducey||Voice Commander||Our Mosstique||1:32.1|
|2007||Just Mambo||Raheeb||Amory Lane||1:31.7|
|2006||Apache Cat||Racing To Win||Wasp||1:30.6|
|2005||Shania Dane||Al Maher||Svenska||1:32.1|
|2001||Maitland Gold||Star Satire||Glenrowan||1:27.9|
|1999||Mr Innocent||Zola||No Alimony||1:28.4|
|1997||Monet's Cove||Anthems||Tarnpir Lane||1:29.0|
|1996||Encores||Kidman's Cove||Catalan Opening||1:28.7|
|1995||Brave Warrior||Ivory's Irish||Vedodara||1:28.6|
|1993||Kaaptive Edition||Bundy Lad||Burst||1:29.2|
|1992||My Wanderin' Star||Social Rule||Romanee Conti||1:30.0|
|1991||Be Happy||Bold Rancher||Marinella||1:28.6|
|1989||Flight Schedule||Merimbula Bay||Shipwreck||1:32.6|