Horse Racing | Pago Pago Stakes

The Pago Pago Stakes is a Group 2 race which takes place during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival at Rosehill Racecourse. A race for two-year-old colts and geldings, it is run over a distance of 1200m at set weights. Named after the champion two-year-old Pago Pago (the first interstate winner of the Group 1 Golden Slipper in 1963), the Pago Pago started as a Principal Race in 1978, before achieving Group 2 status in 1987. The winner of this race receives an automatic entry into the Golden Slipper and is the last chance for the young males to qualify for the Slipper the following weekend.

Only two horses have won the Pago Pago/Golden Slipper double; Rory’s Jester (1985) and Stratum (2005). However, some Aussie turf legends have won this event including; Grosvenor (1982), Rory’s Jester (1985), Zedative (1988), Shogun Lodge (1999) and All Too Hard (2012).



PREVIOUS PAGO PAGO STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS PAGO PAGO STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 SOUCHEZ JAMES MCDONALD JOHN O'SHEA 01:10.4
2015 TARQUIN WILLIAM BUICK JOHN O'SHEA 01:11.5
2014 TIME FOR WAR DAMIEN THORNTON GERALD RYAN 01:12.7
2013 SIDESTEP KERRIN MCEVOY PETER SNOWDEN 01:10.4
2012 ALL TOO HARD DWAYNE DUNN JOHN HAWKES 01:11.2
2011 SALADE COREY BROWN BART CUMMINGS 01:11.5
2010 BRIGHTEXPECTATIONS NASH RAWILLER GAI WATERHOUSE 01:10.8
2009 TICKETS HUGH BOWMAN JOHN O’SHEA 01:11.2
2008 SIDEREUS LARRY CASSIDY ANTHONY CUMMINGS 01:11.8
2007 DEFERENTIAL DARREN BEADMAN JOHN HAWKES 01:10.5
2006 TARLETON ROD QUINN JOHN HAWKES 01:10.5