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Pago Pago Stakes

The Pago Pago Stakes is a Group 2 race for two-year-old colts & geldings held annually in late March at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres under set weight conditions and worth $175,000 in prize money. The 2020 Pago Pago Stakes was won by Prague from Kumasi with I Am Swerving third.

The winner of the Pago Pago Stakes is exempt from ballot for the Golden Slipper Stakes and the race takes place on the same day as the Group 1 Coolmore Classic.

Pago Pago Stakes info

Date: Saturday 14th March 2020
Track: Rosehill racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: 2yo C&G - Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $175,000
2020 Winner: Prague

The Pago Pago Stakes is run one week before the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes and gives two-year-old colts & geldings their last chance to qualify for the Slipper, as the winner of this race is exempt from any ballot. The Group 2 Skyline Stakes is the typical lead-up race to this event and Shogun Lodge (1999) was the last galloper to win both races.

The talented Stratum (2005) was the last 2yo to claim the Pago Pago Stakes & Golden Slipper double and any two-year-old colts & geldings planning to run in the Slipper may use this race as their final tune up run.

The Group 2 Magic Night Stakes for fillies is the female equivalent of this race and takes place on the same program. Both races are held on Group 1 Rosehill Guineas Day at Rosehill.

Cosmic Force (2019) finished second in the Group 2 Skyline Stakes over 1200m at Randwick prior to winning this event in outstanding fashion for the Peter & Paul Snowden stable at Randwick.

Recent Pago Pago Stakes winners include Written By (2018) and Single Bullet (2017).

2019 Pago Pago Stakes result

1. $3.50 Cosmic Force 55.5 James McDonald
2. $7.00 Born A Warrior 55.5 Tommy Berry
3. $11.00 Stronger 55.5 Sam Clipperton

then followed
4. $21.00 Autocratic 55.5 Corey Brown
5. $101.00 Dawn Too Good 55.5 Christian Reith
6. $5.50 Hightail 55.5 Kerrin McEvoy
7. $7.00 Mo's Crown 55.5 Ms Kathy O'Hara
8. $17.00 Famous 55.5 Glyn Schofield
9. $81.00 Rejinsky 55.5 Jay Ford
10. $11.00 Yulong Savings 55.5 Jason Collett
11. $31.00 King's Champ 55.5 Damian Lane
12. $18.00 Lubuk 55.5 Brenton Avdulla

Margins: 7.3 len, 0.5 len
Time: 1:12.93

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Pago Pago Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Prague Kumasi I Am Swerving 1:13.0
2019 Cosmic Force Born A Warrior Stronger 1:12.9
2018 Written By Sandbar Spin 1:10.2
2017 Single Bullet Ducimus Coruscate 1:12.4
2016 Souchez Chimboraa Mount Panorama 1:10.4
2015 Tarquin Rageese Odyssey Moon 1:11.5
2014 Time For War Kumaon Klammer 1:12.7
2013 Sidestep Dothraki Fuerza 1:10.4
2012 All Too Hard Narcissus Limes 1:11.2
2011 Salade Boys On Tour Exceed And Exalt 1:11.5
2010 Brightexpectations Blackball Hinchinbrook 1:10.8
2009 Tickets New Day Rising Stryker 1:11.2
2008 Sidereus Over The Wicket Dubai To Sydney 1:11.9
2007 Deferential Cecconi Acey Ducey 1:10.5
2006 Tarleton Empires Choice Rubric 1:10.6
2005 Stratum Power Of Destiny Seidnazar 1:09.2
2004 Genius And Evil Fastnet Rock High Priority 1:10.1
2003 Danbird Hipwell Winestock 1:10.2
2002 Planchet Choisir Strictly Smart 1:09.9
2001 Red Hannigan Dash For Cash Shags 1:09.9
2000 De France Ombra Della Sera Veteran 1:11.5
1999 Shogun Lodge High Rolling Cullen 1:10.3
1998 Paris Dream Brilliance Arena 1:10.2
1997 Encounter Dance Beat Irish Air 1:09.8
1996 Babu's Boy Magic Of Sydney Intergaze 1:09.5
1995 Strategic Zedrich Daney Boy 1:09.7
1994 Lord Jim Code Call Me Pal 1:11.3
1993 Jetball Sports Works Allez Glen 1:10.0
1992 Yachtie King Marauding Moville Dancer 1:11.5
1991 Big Dreams Umatilla Delphinus 1:09.9
1990 Pagan Jest Our Horizon Thegra 1:15.0
1989 Straussbrook Snowplough So Fast 1:12.7
1988 Zeditave Star Watch Astrologist 1:11.8