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Shannon Stakes

The Shannon Stakes is a Group 2 handicap race for horses three-years-old and up and takes place each year in September at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, new South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1500 metres and worth $175,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Shannon Stakes was won by Noire from Kingsguard with Youngstar third.

This race is held on Group 1 Golden Rose day during the Sydney spring racing carnival, alongside the Group 2 Research Stakes & Group 3 Gloaming Stakes.

Shannon Stakes info

Date: Saturday 28th September 2019
Track: Rosehill racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1500 metres
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $175,000
2018 Winner: Noire

The Shannon Stakes is a quality handicap and the conditions of the race suits horses on the up who can get in with a light weight and beat the handicapper. The race has been won by some classy types over the years including Al Mansour (2000), Armed for Action (1998) and Juggler (1996).

Makybe Diva's half brother Musket (2008) managed to win this race in fine style, while top galloper Rangirangdoo (2nd in 2009) went on to win the Gr2 Crystal Mile at Moonee Valley during the Melbourne spring racing carnival after placing in this event.

Any capable gallopers contesting this race might decide to go on to tackle the feature mile race of the spring at Randwick the following week, the Gr1 Epsom Handicap, and Fat Al (3rd in 2012) went on to claim the Epsom at his next start after running third in this race. Sacred Choice (3rd in 2010) managed to finish third in both races that spring.

Noire (2018) finished runner-up in the Gr2 Sheraco Stakes over 1200m at Rosehill before winning this event in stylish fashion for the Chris Waller stable.

Recent Shannon Stakes winners include Washington Heights (2017) and Moral Victory (2016).

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2018 Shannon Stakes result

1. $3.40 Noire 53.5 Tommy Berry
2. $13.00 Kingsguard 54.0 Brenton Avdulla
3. $3.60 Youngstar 53.5 Kerrin McEvoy

then followed
4. $4.80 Arbeitsam 56.5 Tim Clark
5. $19.00 Tally 58.0 Tye Angland
6. $6.00 Cabeza De Vaca 54.5 James McDonald
7. $17.00 All Too Huiying 54.0 Christian Reith

Margins: 0.3 len, 0.5 len
Time: 1:29.62

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Shannon Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Noire Kingsguard Youngstar 1:29.6
2017 Washington Heights Mighty Lucky Imposing Lass 1:28.8
2016 Moral Victory Caped Crusader Cosmic Cube 1:28.0
2015 Vashka God's In Him Messene 1:29.2
2014 Rock Sturdy Liberty's Choice Ninth Legion 1:28.8
2013 Rain Drum Centennial Park Our Desert Warrior 1:29.3
2012 Rolling Pin Offenders Fat Al 1:31.1
2011 King Lionheart Fast Clip Lone Command 1:29.9
2010 Firebolt Centennial Park Sacred Choice 1:28.5
2009 Drumbeats Rangirangdoo Strat's Flyer 1:30.1
2008 Musket Black Piranha Ice Chariot 1:30.5
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Stormhill Temple Hills Newton's Rings 1:28.4
2005 Lotteria Studebaker Swick 1:30.2
2004 Nips Whoc Irongail 1:28.3
2003 Sportsman Amex Nips 1:28.1
2002 Gordo Shot Of Thunder Evander 1:29.7
2001 On Type Century Kid Diamond Dane 1:22.4
2000 Al Mansour Chinhoyi Varicool 1:29.5
1999 Referral Lahar Lease 1:29.7
1998 Armed For Action Dodge Champagne 1:28.7
1997 Quick Flick Might And Power Here's The Prince 1:29.5
1996 Juggler Catalan Opening Valance 1:28.9
1995 Sprint By Cheunganoff My Diamond Rouge 1:30.4
1994 Play Or Pay Star Dancer Tenor 1:28.8
1993 Soho Square Ghost Story Ausmart 1:28.7
1992 Palatin Century Reign Big Dreams 1:29.1
1991 Deposition Livistona Lane Majestic Boy 1:33.2
1990 Go Bush High Regard Dixon Street 1:30.8
1989 Cole Diesel Nanutarra Temple Front 1:29.6
1988 Never Quit Robian Steel Magnetic Island 1:30.9