Pago Pago Stakes 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: The Pago Pago Stakes form has stacked up in the Inglis’ Sires Stakes in recent years.

The Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes is held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Coolmore Classic Day on a Saturday in mid-March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The meeting’s feature race is the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) for fillies and mares, which is supported by a number of other Group status events including the Pago Pago Stakes.

2022 Pago Pago Stakes Winner Rise Of The Masses

2022 Pago Pago Stakes winner Rise Of The Masses. Photo: Steve Hart.

Open only to two-years-old colts and geldings the Pago Pago Stakes is run at set weights over a 1200m spring distance. There is $250,000 in total prize money on offer including $140,000 for the winning connections.

The Pago Pago Stakes winner is exempt from ballot for the Group 1 $4.92 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) back at the track the following Saturday.

The Pago Pago Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double was most recently achieved by Stratum in 2005 and Shinzo (2023).

In 2020 the Pago Pago Stakes winner Prague went on to run second in that year’s Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m).

The latest edition of the Pago Pago Stakes took place on Saturday March 16, 2024 at Rosehill Gardens with the progressive Blue Diamond graduate Dublin Down ($20) securing a ballot free ride into the Golden Slipper field after an eye-catching upset. 

2024 Pago Pago Stakes Results

The complete Pago Pago Stakes 2024 results and finishing order will be published below when the race is run and won on Saturday March 16, 2024.

Pago Pago Stakes 2024 winner Dublin Down

Pago Pago Stakes 2024 winner Dublin Down looks set for a quick back-up into the $4.92 Golden Slipper Stakes field. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #3 Dublin Down
  • 2nd: #4 Anode
  • 3rd: #1 Coleman

The Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained Dublin Down ($20) came off an unplaced Blue Diamond run (12th) and blitzed his Sydney debut burning the candle from both ends with a sustained up front run to claim the Pago Pago Stakes 2024 results ahead of a potential Golden Slipper bid.

2024 Pago Pago Stakes Odds

The autumn’s Pago Pago Stakes 2024 betting odds will be available for betting below the week of the race so stay tuned.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Pago Pago Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Pago Pago Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 16, 2024
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YO C&G – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $250,000
  • First Run: 1978

Pago Pago Stakes Betting

Pago Pago Stakes odds favour two-year-olds with proven experience over the 1200m and those with winning Sydney lead-up form over the autumn. Upsets are more common in the Pago Pago Stakes than in the fillies’ equivalent run on the same day, the Magic Night Stakes, with the latest winner to salute at double figures being Tarquin ($12 in 2015).

The 2018 Pago Pago Stakes betting favourite got the job done however with Written By, earlier winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes, odds-on. Cosmic Force ($3.50 in 2019) was the last Pago Pago Stakes favourite to salute for the punters.

There was a notable upset in 2024 with Dublin Down winning at Pago Pago Stakes odds of $20.

Pago Pago Stakes betting markets open on the Wednesday afternoon before the race following the release of the final field of acceptances and barriers.

Pago Pago Stakes Field

Many Pago Pago Stakes runners are also gearing up for autumn assignments over further distance including the Group 1 ATC Inglis’ Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) at Randwick during The Championships in April.

In 2015 Rageese ran second in both the Pago Pago Stakes and the Inglis Sires’ Produce when he tied for second in the latter with that year’s Pago Pago third place-getter Odyssey Moon.

Horses in the Pago Pago Stakes field may have earlier contested Rosehill’s Group 3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m) and Prague (2021) was the last to do the double.

In 2023 Shinzo won the Pago Pago Stakes third-up breaking his maiden status after running third in the Canonbury and second in the Group 2 Skyline Stakes ahead of his success in that year’s Golden Slipper.

Pago Pago Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field and barrier draw out on the Wednesday.

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All Too Hard (2012) is one of the most notable recent Pago Pago Stakes winners. Photo: Steve Hart.

2024 Pago Pago Stakes Field

The official Pago Pago Stakes 2024 field of potential Golden Slipper Stakes horses will be published below once announced by Racing Victoria on Wednesday March 13, 2024.

The 2024 Pago Pago Stakes final field features a line-up of last minute Golden Slipper hopefuls with markets led by Gatsby’s from the Waller stable coming off a winning Canterbury debut.

2024 Pago Pago Stakes Nominations

The early Pago Pago Stakes 2024 nominations close the Monday ahead of the Coolmore Classic Day support act and will be provided below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1×10 COLEMAN C 2 Matt Laurie 1 55.5kg
2 21×4 PARKOUR C 2 James Cummings 2 55.5kg
3 421×0 DUBLIN DOWN C 2 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 3 55.5kg
4 13 ANODE C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 4 55.5kg
5 124 KING OF ROSEAU C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 5 55.5kg
6 53 DUVANA C 2 Chris Waller 6 55.5kg
7 1 GATSBY’S C 2 Chris Waller 7 55.5kg
8 2 GROWING EMPIRE C 2 Ciaron Maher 8= 55.5kg
9 2 JOHNNY THE KID C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 8= 55.5kg
10 6x AGENDA SETTER C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 10 55.5kg
11 9 GLORIOUS MOMENTS C 2 Jim & Greg Lee 11 55.5kg
12 BEYOND MY KEN (NZ) C 2 Scott Singleton 12= 55.5kg
13 PERSPIRATION C 2 Ciaron Maher 12= 55.5kg
14 3×12 PROST C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 14 55.5kg
15 5×5 THE THREE HUNDRED C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 15 55.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Pago Pago Stakes Tips

Pago Pago Stakes tips include looking for juveniles with good lead-up runs over similar distance races in Sydney and for those with previous black-type form on their record.

Laying the favourite is another solid Pago Pago Stakes betting tip to consider with plenty of upset results occurring in the race in recent history.

Traditional lead-up races into the Pago Pago Stakes to consider when doing your tips include the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) and Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) both held in Sydney in the lead-up. In 2023 Shinzo improved on a lead-up second in the Skyline to win the Pago Pago for trainer Chris Waller.

In 2024 the Pago Pago Stakes winner Dublin Down came via a lead-up Melbourne run the month before in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) improving on a 12th finish there.

2023 Pago Pago Stakes Winner Shinzo

2023 Pago Pago Stakes winner Shinzo won the Golden Slipper on the quick back-up doing the double for the first time since 2005. Photo: Steve Hart.

2024 Pago Pago Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Pago Pago Stakes 2024 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race with the two-year-olds to back and sack in the final Golden Slipper Stakes lead-up.

  • To Win: #2 Parkour ($16 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Typically open edition of the 2YOs Pago Pago with a number of genuine hopes, but for a value punt Parkour looks to be winding up back to his best at a big price here. Fourth start now and is second-up off a credible fourth placing from the James Cummings-trained Extreme Choice colt in the Group 2 Skyline Stakes. Plenty between him and the winner Storm Boy there, but he won before the spell at Randwick with 58kg and is well weighted here. Good gate, Kerrin McEvoy comes on. Sniff an upset.

Pago Pago Stakes Form Guide

The Pago Pago Stakes form guide lists all of the must-know information for punters including saddlecloth numbers, trainers, jockeys, barriers and lead-up form.

The Pago Pago Stakes form has stacked up later in the autumn in tougher races including the Golden Slipper Stakes, Inglis Sires Produce Stakes and the Champagne Stakes run over 1200m, 1400m and 1600m respectively.

2024 Pago Pago Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Pago Pago Stakes 2024 Form Guide will be provided below for punters the week of the race.

Pago Pago Stakes Results

Pago Pago Stakes race results list everything from the winning colt or gelding to the winning time and margins as well as the exact finishing order of all the gallopers in the race.

Favourites have a fair record in the race and notable recent Pago Pago Stakes winners include Shinzo (2023), Written By (2018), Sidestep (2013), All Too Hard (2012) and Stratum (2005).

Recent Pago Pago Stakes Winners

Past Pago Pago Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2024 Dublin Down Anode Coleman 1:10.55
2023 Shinzo Maharba Bases Loaded 1:10.5
2022 Rise Of The Masses Sweet Ride Magic 1:13.1
2021 Shaquero Tiger Of Malay Mazu 1:09.9
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