Pago Pago Stakes 2021

Saturday March 13, 2021

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.

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 $175,000 in total prize money on offer including nearly $100,000 for the winning connections.

The Pago Pago Stakes winner is exempt from ballot for the Group 1 $3.5 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, while in 2013 the Pago Pago winner Sidestep crossed second to Overreach in the Golden Slipper next run.

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 13, 2021 and was won in an upset by the Chris Waller-trained Shaquero.  

Pago Pago Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 13, 2021
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YO C&G – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $175,000
  • First Run: 1978

2021 Pago Pago Stakes Results

The complete Pago Pago Stakes 2021 results and finishing order will be published below when the race is run and won on Saturday March 13, 2021.

  • 1st: #1 Shaquero
  • 2nd: #5 Tiger Of Malay
  • 3rd: #10 Mazu

Chris Waller’s $2 million Magic Millions Classic champ Shaquero ($9.50) returned to winning form with a narrow win in Rosehill’s 2021 Pago Pago Stakes results ahead of a likely seven day back-up into the $3.5 million Golden Slipper.

Pago Pago Stakes Betting & Odds

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.

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

2021 Pago Pago Stakes Odds

The autumn’s Pago Pago Stakes 2021 betting odds will be available for betting below the week of the race so stay tuned.

Pago Pago Stakes 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 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 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 placegetter Odyssey Moon.

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

Pago Pago Stakes betting odds at

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

2021 Pago Pago Stakes Field

The official Pago Pago Stakes 2021 field of potential Golden Slipper Stakes horses will be published below once announced by Racing Victoria on Wednesday March 10, 2021.

The 2021 Pago Pago Stakes final field features 16 Golden Slipper hopefuls led in betting by the ultra-consistent Godolphin-raced Blue Diamond runner-up Ingratiating

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.

2021 Pago Pago Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Pago Pago Stakes 2021 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: #4 Captivant ($8.50 at time of publish) 

Going for the value and have the Team Snowden-trained Captivant on top despite the wide barrier 12 draw. Ingratiating is a hard to beat favourite off the Blue Diamond second, but like the lead-up run by this Capitalist colt when doing some nice work in the Group 2 Skyline Stakes at Randwick. Fitter and runs well second-up.

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.

2021 Pago Pago Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Pago Pago Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be provided below for punters the week of the race.

Pago Pago Stakes Results

Pago Pago Stakes 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 Written By (2018), Sidestep (2013), All Too Hard (2012) and Stratum (2005).

Pago Pago Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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