Pago Pago Stakes
Winners and Past Results for the Pago Pago Stakes
The Pago Pago Stakes hosted by the Australian Turf Club is a Group 2 race for two year old colts & geldings. The 1200 metre race is run under set weight conditions at Rosehill Garden Racecourse in Sydney as part of the autumn racing carnival.
The winner takes home $175,000 in a race that usually favours horses that can take advantage of the set weight conditions.
The race is scheduled along with the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas and Group 2 Magic Night Stakes, which is the female equivalent of the Pago Pago Stakes. Connections usually have their eye on the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes that is held a week later since the winner of the Pago Pago Stakes gains automatic entry to the Golden Slipper. Stratum achieved the feat in 2005 although the race has always been considered a great platform for Golden Slipper aspirants.
The Group 3 Skyline Stakes serves as a form guide leading up to the Pago Pago Stakes with Shogun Lodge winning both events in 1999. Runner up in 2009, Hinchinbrook came into the race after winning the Skyline Stakes. The race attracts the cream of two year old talent amongst the colts and geldings while racegoers can look forward to a tough competition amongst them at Rosehill on one of the biggest days in its racing calendar. As one of the early races in the year, choosing a winner may be tough since the Pago Pago Stakes may be the first event for a two year old although runners ought to be followed closely for the rest of the season.
Horses may consider tackling a variety of group races during the season after a run in the Pago Pago Stakes. This includes the Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes and the Group 1 Champagne Stakes in April.
Among the notable winners in recent times include Danbid in 2003, Deferential in 2007, and Tickets in 2009.
2013 Pago Pago Stakes
Race favourite Sidestep settled in clear racing room in fourth place while Dothraki led the way, with Good Job Bro and Diamond Oasis tracking the leader. As they came round the turn, Dothraki skipped clear and in the straight he had quite a margin on the field but Sidestep increased tempo and set out after the leader. Dothraki's leading margin was being eaten into all the time by Sidestep and with less than 100 metres to run, the favourite gained the lead and finished the race strongly, winning by more than a length over the dogged Dothraki while Fuerza was a couple of lengths back in third.
2013 Pago Pago Stakes result
4. Diamond Oasis
5. One Step Beyond
7. Raise No Doubt
8. Good Job Bro
9. Flak Jacket
10. Senior Council
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