Phar Lap Stakes Race Information

The Phar Lap Stakes is a 1500 metre set weights race foe three-year-olds run by the Australian Turf Club in March. It is held at Rosehill as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 1500 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights, 3YOs
  • Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $300,000
  • Date: Saturday 16 March 2024

Phar Lap Stakes Race History

See the 2024 Phar Lap Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2023 Phar Lap Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2022 Phar Lap Stakes Preview and results.

The race was first held in 1973 and was won by Toltrice. It has been a Group 2 race since 1979. The only time it hasn’t been held over 1500m was in 2008 when it was run at Canterbury over 1550m.

Phar Lap Stakes Facts

Last filly to win: Zougotcha (2023)

Fastest time (1500m): Hungry Heart (2021) 1:27.81

Phar Lap Stakes & Australian Oaks: Verry Elleegant (2019); Unforgotten (2018)

Leading trainers: Chris Waller with 6 wins (Hungry Heart 2021; Funstar 2020; Verry Elleegant 2019; Unforgotten 2018; Foxplay 2017; Winx 2015)

Interesting trivia: Chris Waller trained six winners of this race and they were all fillies.

Past winners of the Phar Lap Stakes

Winners of past Phar Lap Stakes often continue onto the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m)  at Rosehill at the end of March before targeting a Royal Randwick Group 1 during ‘The Championships’ in the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) or the Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) for the fillies.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Zardozi Makarena Kintyre
2023 Zougotcha Glint Of Silver Brosnan
2022 Mr Mozart Never Been Kissed Character
2021 Hungry Heart The Irishman Impecunious
2020 Funstar Probabeel Quick Thinker
2019 Verry Elleegant Seabrook Aristia
2018 Unforgotten Holy Snow Hiyaam
2017 Foxplay Zenalicious Cosmic Set
2016 Hattori Hanzo Man Of Choice Believe
2015 Winx Hauraki Supara
2014 Traitor Define Guelph
2013 Toydini Ninth Legion Force Command
2012 Colorado Claire Rekindled Alliance Wild And Proud
2011 Blackie Fast Clip Sworn To Secrecy
2010 Tickets Al Dhafra Descarado
2009 Heart Of Dreams Whobegotyou Predatory Pricer
2008 Acey Ducey Voice Commander Our Mosstique
2007 Just Mambo Raheeb Amory Lane
2006 Apache Cat Racing To Win Wasp
2005 Shania Dane Al Maher Svenska
2004 Only Words Kingside Skittles
2003 Thorn Park Sportsman Bumptious
2002 Arlington Road Ugachaka Gordo
2001 Maitland Gold Star Satire Glenrowan
2000 Lord Essex Dangerous Over
1999 Mr Innocent Zola No Alimony
1998 Northern Drake Dodge Noise
1997 Monet’s Cove Anthems Tarnpir Lane
1996 Encores Kidman’s Cove Catalan Opening
1995 Brave Warrior Ivory’s Irish Vedodara
1994 Arborea Nias Futile
1993 Kaaptive Edition Bundy Lad Burst
1992 My Wanderin’ Star Social Rule Romanee Conti
1991 Be Happy Bold Rancher Marinella
1990 Solar Circle Hermoso Pumpernickel
1989 Flight Schedule Merimbula Bay Shipwreck
1988 Marwong Lanyard Pleasant Express
1987 Merry Ruler Rubiton Western Ace
1986 Periscope Eau D’Etoile Caledonian Boy
1985 Prince Frolic Star Style Girl Gold Condor
1984 Mr. Ironclad Alibhai Vite Cheval
1983 Northern Reward To The Wind Hermod
1982 Calm Joe Playful Prince Foxbay
1981 Private Thoughts
Trench Digger
 * dead heat 1st Cosmic Planet
1980 Blue Dane Lauriat Shogun
1979 Fralo Kingston Success Smokey Jack
1978 Luskin Star Khayyam Flirting Prince
1977 Blockbuster Salamander Duke Ellington
1976 Cheyne Walk Rosie Heir Ngawyni
1975 Knight Reign Punto Banco Supreme Max
1974 Imagele Purple Patch Regoli’s Pride
1973 Toltrice Gold Brick Winged Prince