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 2019 Shannon Stakes was won by Mister Sea Wolf from Gem Song with Tom Melbourne third.
|Date:||Saturday 28th September 2019|
|Track:||Rosehill racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||Quality Handicap|
|2019 Winner:||Mister Sea Wolf|
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 Group 1 Epsom Handicap. 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.
Mister Sea Wolf (2019) ran sixth in the Gr2 Tramway Stakes over 1400m at Randwick before scoring a classy on pace victory in this event for the Chris Waller stable.
Recent Shannon Stakes winners include Noire (2018) and Washington Heights (2017).
1. $9.50 Mister Sea Wolf 58.5 James McDonald
2. $2.40 Gem Song 56.5 Brenton Avdulla
3. $12.00 Tom Melbourne 56.0 Glyn Schofield
4. $6.50 Noire 55.0 Jason Collett
5. $5.50 Con Te Partiro 54.0 Tim Clark
6. $51.00 Abdon 53.5 Jay Ford
7. $6.00 Avantage 54.5 Kerrin McEvoy
8. $41.00 Volpe Veloce 56.5 Andrew Adkins
Margins: 1.3 len, 0.5 len
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|2019||Mister Sea Wolf||Gem Song||Tom Melbourne||1:29.1|
|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|
|2008||Musket||Black Piranha||Ice Chariot||1:30.5|
|2007||Race Not Run|
|2006||Stormhill||Temple Hills||Newton's Rings||1:28.4|
|2002||Gordo||Shot Of Thunder||Evander||1:29.7|
|2001||On Type||Century Kid||Diamond Dane||1:22.4|
|1998||Armed For Action||Dodge||Champagne||1:28.7|
|1997||Quick Flick||Might And Power||Here's The Prince||1:29.5|
|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|