Shannon Stakes Race Information

The Shannon Stakes is a 1500 metre quality handicap race run by the Australian Turf Club in late September. It is run at Rosehill as part of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The winner is exempt from the ballot for the Epsom Handicap.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 1500 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $300,000
  • Date: Saturday 23 September 2023

Shannon Stakes Race History

See the 2023 Shannon Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2022 Shannon Stakes Preview and results.

Coming soon.

Shannon Stakes Facts

Last mare to win; Lotteria (2005)

Last 3YO to win: None

Multiple winners: Never Quit (1988 & 1989)

Fastest time (1500m): Moral Victory (2016) 1:28:0

Shannon Stakes & Epsom Handicp: Dalmacia (1982)

Interesting trivia: Race not run in 2007 because of equine influenza. Cole Diesel won in 1989 and went on to win the Caulfield Cup.

Past winners of the Shannon Stakes

Winners of past Shannon Stakes often go on to mile races and further.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Cepheus Williamsburg Waterford
2022 Surf Dancer Old Flame Ellsberg
2021 Yonkers Discharged Reloaded
2020 I Am Superman Riodini Looks Like Elvis
2019 Mister Sea Wolf Gem Song Tom Melbourne
2018 Noire Kingsguard Youngstar
2017 Washington Heights Mighty Lucky Imposing Lass
2016 Moral Victory Caped Crusader Cosmic Cube
2015 Vashka God’s In Him Messene
2014 Rock Sturdy Liberty’s Choice Ninth Legion
2013 Rain Drum Centennial Park Our Desert Warrior
2012 Rolling Pin Offenders Fat Al
2011 King Lionheart Fast Clip Lone Command
2010 Firebolt Centennial Park Sacred Choice
2009 Drumbeats Rangirangdo Strat’s Flyer
2008 Musket Black Piranha Ice Chariot
2007  ** Race not run **
2006 Stormhill Temple Hills Newton’s Rings
2005 Lotteria Studebaker Swick
2004 Nips Whoc Irongail
2003 Sportsman Amex Nips
2002 Gordo Shot Of Thunder Evander
2001 On Type Century Kid Diamond Dane
2000 Al Mansour Chinhoyi Varicool
1999 Referral Lahar Lease
1998 Armed For Action Dodge Champagne
1997 Quick Flick Might And Power Here’s The Prince
1996 Juggler Catalan Opening Valance
1995 Sprint By Cheunganoff My Diamond Rouge
1994 Play Or Pay Star Dancer Tenor
1993 Soho Square Ghost Story Ausmart
1992 Palatin Century Reign Big Dreams
1991 Deposition Livistona Lane Majestic Boy
1990 Go Bush High Regard Dixon Street
1989 Cole Diesel Nanutarra Temple Front
1988 Never Quit Robian Steel Magnetic Island
1987 Never Quit Wong Francette
1986 Drawn Periscope Tierra Rist
1985 Double Dandy Sotip Ikea
1984 Eastern Bay Advert Almerzo
1983 Gelsomino Trench Digger Secret Romance
1982 Dalmacia Brewery Boy Bianco Lady
1981 Prince Pherozshah My Sir Avon Corio Bay
1980 Star Dancer Wotta Krakka Tullmax
1979 Stylee Aldford Steel Blade
1978 For All Seasons Jester Boy Lloyd Boy