Looking for early info on this year’s Phar Lap Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,500 metres every March, the Phar Lap Stakes is a Group 2 race, held during the Autumn racing season. With a $200,000 prize purse, it attracts some of Australia’s best mid distance runners, including its some New Zealander entrants.
For its first 34 years, the race covered a distance of 1500 metres. This was followed by a track change, to Canterbury Park Racecourse and a change in distance to 1,550 metres. However, from 2009 the race has resumed its regular distance of 1,500 metres, and continued to be held at Rosehill Gardens.
Phar Lap Stakes 2019 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, March 16th, 2019
- Track Location: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Race Distance: 1,500 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights
- Qualification: Three year olds
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 2
- Operator: Australian Turf Club
- Prize Purse: $200,000
- Inaugural Race: 1973
Phar Lap Stakes Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Phar Lap Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Phar Lap Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Phar Lap Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Phar Lap Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Phar Lap 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 Phar Lap 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 Phar Lap Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Phar Lap Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Phar Lap 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 Phar Lap Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Phar Lap Stakes
- Login 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 Phar Lap Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Phar Lap 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 Phar Lap Stakes here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 06/03/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
Phar Lap Stakes 2018 Results
|2nd||1||Holy Snow||9||M.Price||B.Shinn||56.5 kgs||0.1 lengths||$5.50|
|3rd||9||Hiyaam||10||M.Price||M.Walker||54.5 kgs||2.9 lengths||$13.00|
|4th||5||Renewal||8||M, W & J.Hawkes||B.Avdulla||56.5 kgs||3.2 lengths||$6.50|
|5th||8||Shumookh||5||G. Waterhouse & A. Bott||T.Clark||54.5 kgs||3.4 lengths||$2.90|
|6th||3||Sanctioned||2||J.A.Cummings||C.Brown||56.5 kgs||5.5 lengths||$31.00|
|7th||2||Muraaqeb||3||D. & B.Hayes & T.Dabernig||K.McEvoy||56.5 kgs||5.6 lengths||$10.00|
|8th||7||Paret||4||C.J.Waller||G.Schofield||56.5 kgs||5.7 lengths||$21.00|
|9th||6||Octabello||1||M.Price||M.J.Dee||56.5 kgs||6.7 lengths||$31.00|
|10th||4||Calculated||6||C.J.Waller||C.Williams||56.5 kgs||12.7 lengths||$10.00|
|SCR||12||To Your Health||–||Anthony & Edward Cummings||A.Adkins||54.5 kgs||–||–|
Which Horse Will Win The Phar Lap Stakes
The best way to pick who will win the Phar Lap 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:
- Female Lead Ups – For fillies, you want to check out the results of the Light Fingers Stakes and the Surround Stakes.
- Male Lead Ups – For colts and geldings, you want to check out the results of the CS Hayes Stakes and the Hobartville Stakes.
Phar Lap Stakes Favourites
Early favourites include TBC #1, TBC #2, TBC #3 and TBC #4.
Phar Lap Stakes 2019 Field
The field limit is 20. Once nominations occur, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.
Phar Lap Stakes 2019 Tips
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
Phar Lap Stakes Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 16th of March, 2019.
Phar Lap Stakes Barrier Draw
The 2018 Phar Lap Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Phar Lap Stakes Nominations
Nominations close at 11 AM on Monday the 11th of March, 2019.
Phar Lap Stakes Weights
Set weights apply to this race. Colts and geldings weights are set at 56.6 kilograms. Fillies weights are set at 54.5 kilograms. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday the 12th of March, 2019.
Phar Lap Stakes Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday the 13th of March, 2019.
Phar Lap Stakes Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday the 13th of March, 2019.
Phar Lap Stakes Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, 16th of March, 2019.
Phar Lap Stakes Prize Money
The Phar Lap Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.
Phar Lap Stakes Race Number
The Phar Lap Stakes is race number 4 on the 16th of March, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.
Phar Lap 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 Phar Lap Stakes has been released.
Phar Lap Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2019 Phar Lap Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Phar Lap Stakes Winners
Winners of the Phar Lap 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 Phar Lap Stakes winners page.
|2018||Unforgotten||Chris Waller||Jason Collett||54.5 kg||1:29.12|
|2017||Foxplay||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||54.5 kg||1:30.57|
|2016||Hattori Hanzo||Michael Kent||Noel Callow||56.5 kg||1:29.93|
|2015||Winx||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||54.5 kg||1:30.26|
|2014||Traitor||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Brenton Avdulla||56.5 kg||1:29.47|
|2013||Toydini||Guy Walter||Blake Shinn||56.5 kg||1:28.98|
|2012||Colorado Claire||John O’Shea||James McDonald||54.5 kg||1:32.29|
|2011||Blackie||Michael Kent||Corey Brown||56.5 kg||1:30.85|
|2010||Tickets||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||56.5 kg||1:29.68|
|2009||Heart Of Dreams||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||56.5 kg||1:29.95|
|2008||Fortune Red Pepper||Grahame Begg||Darren Beadman||56.5 kg||1:32.12|
|2007||Just Mambo||John O’Shea||Glen Boss||56.5 kg||1:31.69|
|2006||Apache Cat||Greg Eurell||Craig Williams||56.5 kg||1:30.64|
|2005||Shania Dane||John Hawkes||Corey Brown||54.5 kg||1:32.12|
|2004||Only Words||John Hawkes||Rod Quinn||53.5 kg||1:28.49|
|2003||Thorn Park||Bob Thomsen||Glen Boss||56.5 kg||1:28.60|
|2002||Arlington Road||Gai Waterhouse||Jim Cassidy||55.5 kg||1:30.45|
|2001||Maitland Gold||Albert Stapleford||Chris Munce||52.5 kg||1:27.86|
|2000||Lord Essex||John Size||Lenny Beasley||55.5 kg||1:28.82|