Run over 1,200 metres every March, the Pago Pago Stakes is a Group 3 race, held during the Autumn racing season. With a $175,000 prize purse, it attracts some of Australia’s best short to mid distance colts and geldings.
If a horse is lucky enough to win this race, they receive automatic entry into the Golden Slipper Stakes, taking place a week later.
Looking for a lead in race? you can’t go past the 1200 metre Todman Stakes, which takes place a week earlier.
For its first year, the race had been held as a Principal Race, followed by just one year of being a listed race. Since 1980, it has shifted between Group 3 and Group 2.
Pago Pago Stakes 2019 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, March 16th, 2019
- Track Location: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Race Distance: 1,200 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights
- Qualification: Two year olds (colts and geldings)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 3
- Operator: Australian Turf Club
- Prize Purse: $175,000
- Inaugural Race: 1978
Pago Pago Stakes Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Pago Pago Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Pago Pago Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Pago Pago Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Pago Pago Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Pago Pago Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Pago Pago Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Pago Pago Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Pago Pago Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Pago Pago Stakes to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Pago Pago Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Pago Pago Stakes
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Pago Pago Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Pago Pago Stakes 2019 Odds
Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the Pago Pago Stakes here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 278/02/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
Which Horse Will Win The Pago Pago Stakes
The best way to pick who will win the Pago Pago Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into consideration are as follows:
- 1000 And Up – Recent wins at distances of 1,000 metres to 1,500 metres, are a good sign that the young ones can handle the conditions.
- Skyline Lead In – If the Todman Stakes doesn’t produce a winner you’re keen to back, try looking at the Skyline Stakes.
- Put Some On Black – Don’t dismiss recent black-type races, as they’re the perfect sort of lead up to a Group 3 race like this one.
Pago Pago Stakes Favourites
Early favourites include TBC #1, TBC #2, TBC #3 and TBC #4.
Pago Pago Stakes 2019 Field
The field limit is 16. Once nominations occur, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.
Pago Pago Stakes 2019 Tips
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
Pago Pago Stakes Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 16th of March, 2019.
Pago Pago Stakes Barrier Draw
The 2018 Pago Pago Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Pago Pago Stakes Nominations
Nominations close at 11 AM on Monday the 11th of March, 2019.
Pago Pago Stakes Weights
Set weights apply to this race. The weight is set at 55.5 kg. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday the 12th of March, 2019.
Pago Pago Stakes Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday the 13th of March, 2019.
Pago Pago Stakes Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday the 13th of March, 2019.
Pago Pago Stakes Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, 16th of March, 2019.
Pago Pago Stakes Prize Money
The Pago Pago Stakes prize purse is worth $175,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.
Pago Pago Stakes Race Number
The Pago Pago Stakes is race number 6 on the 16th of March, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.
Pago Pago Stakes Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s Pago Pago Stakes has been released.
Pago Pago Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2019 Pago Pago Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Pago Pago Stakes Winners
Winners of the Pago Pago Stakes for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. For a full list of winners going back to 1973, please check our Pago Pago Stakes winners page.
|2018||Written By||Grahame Begg||Jordan Childs||55.5kg||1:10.22|
|2017||Single Bullet||Gary Portelli||Tye Angland||55.5kg||1:12.46|
|2016||Souchez||John O’Shea||James McDonald||55.5kg||1:10.43|
|2015||Tarquin||John O’Shea||William Buick||55.5kg||1:11.54|
|2014||Time For War||Gerald Ryan||Damien Thornton||55.5kg||1:12.76|
|2013||Sidestep||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||55.5kg||1:10.49|
|2012||All Too Hard||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||55.5kg||1:11.28|
|2011||Salade||Bart Cummings||Corey Brown||55.5kg||1:11.58|
|2010||Brightexpectations||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||55.5kg||1:10.89|
|2009||Tickets||John O’Shea||Hugh Bowman||55.5kg||1:11.29|
|2008||Sidereus||Anthony Cummings||Larry Cassidy||55.5kg||1:11.87|
|2007||Deferential||John Hawkes||Darren Beadman||55.5kg||1:10.50|
|2006||Tarleton||John Hawkes||Rod Quinn||55.5kg||1:10.58|
|2005||Stratum||Paul Perry||Darren Beadman||55.5kg||1:09.23|
|2004||Absolute Champion||Steve Englebrecht||Damien Oliver||55.5kg||1:10.12|
|2003||Danbird||Gerald Ryan||Greg Childs||55.5kg||1:10.21|
|2002||Planchet||John Hawkes||Darren Beadman||55.5kg||1:09.89|
|2001||Red Hannigan||Gai Waterhouse||Danny Beasley||55.5kg||1:09.86|
|2000||De France||Clarry Conners||Shane Dye||55.5kg||1:11.51|