Phar Lap Stakes

Phar Lap Stakes, Rosehill Gardens

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.

This race has been known to produce some strong contenders in both the ATC Australian Oaks and the Australian Derby.

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

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  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. 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).
  5. 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

Place No. Horse Barrier Trainer Jockey Weight Margin Spread
1st 10 Unforgotten 7 C.J.Waller J.Collett 54.5 kgs $9.50
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
SCR 11 Dancers B.Widdup C.Reith 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:

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.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer


Phar Lap Stakes 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBC.

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.

Place Prize Money
1st $109,350
2nd $36,750
3rd $17,750
4th $8,900
5th $5,250
6th $4,000
7th $3,500
8th $3,500
9th $3,500
10th $3,500

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.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
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