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First held in 1978 as the Shannon Quality Handicap, the race is named after Shannon an Australian Hall of Fame horse that went on to win in America in the 1940’s. The race is for 3YO and older horses run at quality handicap conditions. The winner will receive a ballot and penalty exemption for the 2016 Epsom Handicap.

Originally a Principal race, in 1985 the race received Group 3 status. In 2001 it was further elevated to the current Group 2 classification. Run at Rosehill over 1500m, the race has always been held at the western Sydney track with the exception of 1991 when Canterbury held the race.

Total prizemoney on offer in 2016 is $175,000 with the winner to receive $105,000. The 2015 winner was the John O’Shea trained Vashka, ridden by Sam Clipperton. Other winners of the race have included Firebolt, Lotteria, Gordo, Juggler and Sprint By.

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SHANNON STAKES RACE GUIDE
Date: Saturday 24th September 2016
Race Time: 16:35 AEST
Race Code: SR8
Location: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1,500 metres
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $175,000
2016 Winner: Moral Victory
2016 Shannon Stakes Results

NO. NAME RESULT ODDS
6 MORAL VICTORY 1ST $4.60 (win)
7 CAPED CRUSADER 2ND $2.20 (pl)
3 COSMIC CUBE 3RD NTD
5 OLD NORTH 4TH -


2016 SHANNON STAKES TOP PICKS

2016 SHANNON STAKES TOP PICKS

ENTIRELY PLATINUM

The Team Hawkes runner has been winless for over 2 years now, yet in that time has managed to continually race at Group and elite level. This will be the 7YO’s first start in Sydney this preparation after competing in Melbourne at his first two runs. First-up this campaign he tackled the PB Lawrence Stakes where after settling in a mid-field position was tracking three-wide from the 600m and following Jacquinot Bay into the race. Pulled wider in the straight he took a while to really wind up, hitting the line strongly the last 100m to grab third placing behind Miss Rose De Lago. Second-up in the G1 Makybe Diva over 1600m and drawing barrier 1 he found himself in front early and leading the field. As the field turned for home he was still in front at the 400m however was overrun and battled down to the line. The... read more The Team Hawkes runner has been winless for over 2 years now, yet in that time has managed to continually race at Group and elite level. This will be the 7YO’s first start in Sydney this preparation after competing in Melbourne at his first two runs. First-up this campaign he tackled the PB Lawrence Stakes where after settling in a mid-field position was tracking three-wide from the 600m and following Jacquinot Bay into the race. Pulled wider in the straight he took a while to really wind up, hitting the line strongly the last 100m to grab third placing behind Miss Rose De Lago. Second-up in the G1 Makybe Diva over 1600m and drawing barrier 1 he found himself in front early and leading the field. As the field turned for home he was still in front at the 400m however was overrun and battled down to the line. The chestnut gelding is two-time winner at Rosehill and drops back form the 1600m of last start. read less

OLD NORTH

Resuming in the 1300m Theo Marks Stakes at G2 level, Old North was the last out of the gates as the field was released. Racing at the rear throughout, as the field entered the home straight, jockey Brenton Avdulla realised the task was forlorn and didn’t bustle the Lonhro entire at all and let him roll home under his own steam. Old North closed off his 3YO term in good style, winning the G2 Tulloch Stakes over 2000m at Rosehill when the starting favourite. At his next start he finished a 1.3 length 2nd to He’s Our Rokkii in the G3 Frank Packer Plate over 2000m, again as the favourite. His final 3YO run came in the G2 Hollindale Stakes at Gold Coast when finishing well from back in the pack on a day when on-pace runners placed best. His only attempt at 1500m resulted in a 4th to Hattorio... read more Resuming in the 1300m Theo Marks Stakes at G2 level, Old North was the last out of the gates as the field was released. Racing at the rear throughout, as the field entered the home straight, jockey Brenton Avdulla realised the task was forlorn and didn’t bustle the Lonhro entire at all and let him roll home under his own steam. Old North closed off his 3YO term in good style, winning the G2 Tulloch Stakes over 2000m at Rosehill when the starting favourite. At his next start he finished a 1.3 length 2nd to He’s Our Rokkii in the G3 Frank Packer Plate over 2000m, again as the favourite. His final 3YO run came in the G2 Hollindale Stakes at Gold Coast when finishing well from back in the pack on a day when on-pace runners placed best. His only attempt at 1500m resulted in a 4th to Hattorio Hanzo in the G2 Phar Lap Stakes where he was beaten under a half-length. read less

HI WORLD

Trained by Lee & Anthony Freedman, this is the first full preparation that the 5YO entire has been under the care of the training partnership. The Freedman’s took on Hi World following Peter Moody’s departure from the training ranks. Last Spring as a 4YO he completed a four start campaign all at the elite level that included runs in the Memsie, Makybe Diva, Underwood and Toorak. Resuming in the Autumn in a 1400m handicap at Caulfield he carried 56kg with the claim of Ben Allen after being allotted 59kg and was able to finish mid-field behind Charmed Harmony. Given one run during the Queensland Winter Carnival he finished 7th in the Listed Wayne Wilson Mile behind Hopfgarten. Resuming this preparation in a 1400m handicap at Caulfield with a 5th, his second-up run returned a 3rd in the Listed Tontonan behind Bon Aurum.



SHANNON STAKES INFORMATION

SHANNON STAKES INFORMATION

Taking place on Stan Fox Stakes Day is the Group 2 Shannon Stakes, a $175,000 Quality Handicap. The event is held annually in late September during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and run over the uncommon distance of 1500m at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney. The handicap conditions tend to favour horses on the up that have a handy weight advantage over their better performed rivals. Horses that compete well in this race may consider tackling the $500,000 Group 1 Epsom Handicap, a race over the mile at Randwick Racecourse the following week. In 2012, the Peter Moody trained Fat Al ran third in the Shannon Stakes before going on to take out the Epsom Handicap in impressive style.

This event is named in the honour of Australian Hall of Fame horse Shannon, a 12-time Group 1 winner who blitzed his competitors in Australia and America in the 1940s. The Shannon Stakes was inaugurated in 1978 as a Principal Race before gaining Group 3 status in 1985. It was elevated to Group 2 in 2001. Other notable winners of this event include Juggler (1996), Never Quit (1987/88) and Dalmacia (1982).



PREVIOUS SHANNON STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS SHANNON STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 MORAL VICTORY JASON COLLETT T R MARTIN 01:28.0
2015 VASHKA SAM CLIPPERTON JOHN O'SHEA 01:29.2
2014 ROCK STURDY COREY BROWN JOE PRIDE 01:28.8
2013 RAIN DRUM PETER ROBL GAI WATERHOUSE 01:29.3
2012 ROLLING PIN COREY BROWN GWENDA MARKWELL 01:31.1
2011 KING LIONHEART TOMMY BERRY FENELLA MARTIN 01:29.9
2010 FIREBOLT DANIEL GANDERTON BRIAN WAKEFIELD 01:28.5
2009 DRUMBEATS KERRIN MCEVOY PETER SNOWDEN 01:30.1
2008 MUSKET COREY BROWN PETER SNOWDEN 01:30.5
2006 STORMHILL JIM CASSIDY CLINTON MCDONALD 01:28.4

* Race was not held in 2007 due to outbreak of equine influenza