The Phar Lap Stakes is a Group 2 horse race for three-year-olds that is run annually in the middle of March. Named in honour of arguably one of the greatest horses in history, Phar Lap, the race is a feature on Coolmore Classic Day, one of the biggest events at the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Held at Sydney’s illustrious Rosehill Racecourse, the event is run over the 1500m distance and often attracts a group of talented gallopers with even bigger targets ahead in the autumn.
Ever since its inauguration in 1973, the race has been run over the uncommon distance of 1500m, except for 2008 when it was run over 1550m at Canterbury Park Racecourse. Some of the talented gallopers on the Phar Lap Stakes honour roll include; Luskin Star (1978), Solar Circle (1990), Thorn Park (2003), Shania Dane (2005) and Apache Cat (2006).
|2016||HATTORI HANZO||NOEL CALLOW||MICHAEL KENT||01:29.9|
|2015||WINX||TOMMY BERRY||CHRIS WALLER||01:30.2|
|2014||TRAITOR||BRENTON AVDULLA||JOHN HAWKES||01:29.4|
|2013||TOYDINI||BLAKE SHINN||GUY WALTER||01:28.9|
|2012||COLORADO CLAIRE||JAMES MCDONALD||JOHN O’SHEA||01:32.2|
|2011||BLACKIE||COREY BROWN||MICHAEL KENT||01:30.0|
|2010||TICKETS||LUKE NOLAN||PETER MOODY||01:29.6|
|2009||HEART OF DREAMS||DAMIEN OLIVER||MICK PRICE||01:29.9|
|2008||FORTUNE RED PEPPER||DARREN BEADMAN||GRAHAME BEGG||01:32.1|
|2007||JUST MAMBO||GLEN BOSS||JOHN O’SHEA||01:31.7|
|2006||APACHE CAT||CRAIG WILLIAMS||GREG EURELL||01:30.6|