Phar Lap Stakes 2021

Saturday March 13, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Phar Lap is a good guide to both the ATC Oaks and ATC Derby during The Championships

The Phar Lap Stakes is one of two Group 2 races run at Rosehill Racecourse on a Saturday in mid-March as part of Coolmore Classic Day during the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) for fillies and mares is the meeting’s highlight race, while the Phar Lap Stakes is another major feature on the card. Run over the same 1500m distance as the Group 1, the Phar Lap Stakes is an open gender race for three-years-old run at set weights with colts and geldings carrying 56.5kg and the fillies allocated 54.5kg.

The Phar Lap Stakes offers $200,000 in total prize money including $110,000 to the winner and connections. The race is a good lead-up for three-year-olds looking to step out over more distance in races like the Group 1 ATC Oaks and ATC Derby run over 2400m at Randwick Racecourse later in the autumn. The Phar Lap Stakes – Australian Oaks double was completed on back-to-back years by Chris Waller-trained fillies with Unforgotten (2018) and Verry Ellegant (2019).

Waller took his incredible record in the race up to six wins in seven years when Hungry Heart became his fifth consecutive Phar Lap Stakes winning filly in 2021.

The latest edition of the Phar Lap Stakes took place on Saturday March 13, 2021 and saw the race’s powerhouse trainer Chris Waller do it again with Hungry Heart. 

Phar Lap Stakes Info

  • Date: Saturday March 13, 2021
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1500m
  • Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1973

2021 Phar Lap Stakes Results

The official Phar Lap Stakes Results 2021 and Finishing Order will be published below when the Group 2 takes place on Saturday March 13, 2021.

  • 1st: #6 Hungry Heart
  • 2nd: #3 The Irishman
  • 3rd: #9 Impecunious

Phar Lap Stakes Odds & Betting

Phar Lap Stakes odds are dominated each year by three-year-olds with nice lead-up autumn form in similar distanced races. Those proven over at least 1400m are usually high up the markets as are those with winning Sydney form.

Phar Lap Stakes betting opens the Wednesday before the race following the release of the final field of acceptances and barriers.

2021 Phar Lap Stakes Betting

The top Phar Lap Stakes 2021 odds will be provided below the week of the race so bookmark this page to get behind your favourite three-year-olds of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Phar Lap Stakes 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Phar Lap Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Phar Lap Stakes Field

Phar Lap Stakes winners and betting odds at Ladbrokes

Winx (2015) is one of the most famous recent Phar Lap Stakes winners. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The Phar Lap Stakes field features a line-up of the season’s most promising three-year-old staying types.

For the fillies traditional lead-up races include the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) and Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m). The Surround Stakes recently produced Phar Lap Stakes winners in 2020 with Funstar (2nd) turning the tables on her last start conqueror Probabeel and in 2021 with Hungry Heart improving on her lead-up eighth in the Group 1.

The male gallopers could come out of a number of different races in either Sydney or Melbourne including Flemington’s Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) or the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) held at Rosehill.

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

2021 Phar Lap Stakes Field

The official Phar Lap Stakes 2021 field of final acceptances for the three-years-old Group 2 Coolmore Classic Day showdown will be published below once released on Wednesday March 10, 2021.

The 2021 Phar Lap Stakes final field is down to a dozen three-year-olds after the early withdrawal of Chase My Crown, updated odds led by Sacred Falls filly Impecunious coming off a fourth in Caulfield’s Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes.

  • Scratchings: #13 Chase My Crown (12)

2021 Phar Lap Stakes Nominations

The early Phar Lap Stakes 2021 Nominations are taken on the Monday of race week and the list of potential runners in the field will be detailed below as soon as announced by Racing NSW.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 15x2227x78 HUNGRY HEART F 3 Chris Waller 1 54.5kg 92
2 3x21134x43 ELIZABEEL F 3 John Sargent 2 54.5kg 88
3 2310×1 POLAND C 3 Michael Moroney 3 56.5kg 90
4 1615×04 EMBOLISM C 3 Danny O’Brien 4 56.5kg 88
5 0x176644x0 MIRAVALLE F 3 Mark Newnham 5 54.5kg 68
6 3x1x1x4 IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 6 54.5kg 68
7 4x438x11x6 ONLY WORDS (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 7 54.5kg 72
8 15x2x1 THE IRISHMAN (NZ) C 3 Mark Newnham 8 56.5kg 75
9 4319×74 DARLING DIAMOND F 3 Mark Newnham 9 54.5kg 64
10 61×323 CHASE MY CROWN F 3 Joel & Wayne Wilkes 10 54.5kg 59
11 5142 PIPPALI F 3 Jason Coyle 11 54.5kg 60
12 285168×360 THERMOSPHERE F 3 James Cummings 12 54.5kg 85
13 22x4330x82 VANGELIC F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 13 54.5kg 92
14 226×484272 BAZOOKA G 3 David Payne 14 56.5kg 65
15 6133×47 JET PROPULSION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 15 56.5kg 76
16 1×2 YALETOWN G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 16 56.5kg 62

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Phar Lap Stakes Tips

Fillies have a great recent record over the boys in the Phar Lap Stakes and make good tips in the race especially those coming out of the recently upgraded Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) a fortnight earlier.

Trainer Chris Waller prepared six fillies to win in seven years with superstar mare Winx (2015), Foxplay (2017), Unforgotten (2018), Verry Elleegant (2019), Funstar (2020) and Hungry Heart (2021).

Taking in-form hopefuls at single figures is also a good Phar Lap Stakes betting tip with those at longer odds rarely successful.

2021 Phar Lap Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Phar Lap Stakes 2021 tips and betting selections will be detailed right here soon after betting opens so stay tuned to see who to back and sack in the ATC Derby & ATC Oaks lead-up.

  • To Win: #5 Yaletown ($11 at time of publish) 

Tipping an upset with this progressive Vancouver gelding prepared by Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott. He was impressive winning the Canberra Guineas preview last month carrying 60kg and comes back to 56.5kg for this rise in class, which he looks capable of handling. Lightly-raced, this is just his third start and he’s up against some experienced types, but can surprise.

Phar Lap Stakes Form Guide

The Phar Lap Stakes form guide lists crucial information like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the three-year-olds in the field. The Phar Lap Stakes form has stacked up in better autumn races in recent years including the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) for the fillies in April with the 2015 Phar Lap winner Winx running second in the Oaks two runs later. That was the last time Winx was ever beaten, the champion mare going on to win her subsequent 33 starts consecutively including a record four Cox Plate trophies.

That same year the Phar Lap Stakes runner-up Hauraki went on to win the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m) before his second to Mongolian Khan in the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m). In 2009 Whobetgotyou was runner-up to Heart Of Dreams in the Phar Lap Stakes before running third in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) two starts later.

More recently Foxplay (2017) backed-up from her Phar Lap Stakes win two starts later to win Randwick’s Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m), while the 2020 Phar Lap winner Funstar ran second in that year’s Queen Of The Turf Stakes.

Following that, two other Waller-trained fillies franked the Phar Lap Stakes form by winning both it and the ATC Oaks – Unforgettable (2018) and Verry Ellegant (2019).

2021 Phar Lap Stakes Form Guide

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

Phar Lap Stakes Results

Single figure fancies have dominated the Phar Lap Stakes results in recent years with the last to salute at a double figure price being Just Mambo ($11 in 2007).

Notable recent Phar Lap Stakes winners include subsequent ATC Oaks winners Verry Elleegant (2019) and Unforgotten (2018); Foxplay (2017) who jumped odds-on; super star mare Winx (2015); Heart Of Dreams (2009) and Apache Cat (2006).

Phar Lap Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Hungry Heart The Irishman Impecunious 1:27.8
2020 Funstar Probabeel Quick Thinker 1:35.2
2019 Verry Elleegant Seabrook Aristia 1:32.3
2018 Unforgotten Holy Snow Hiyaam 1:29.1
2017 Foxplay Zenalicious Cosmic Set 1:30.5
2016 Hattori Hanzo Man Of Choice Believe 1:29.9
2015 Winx Hauraki Supara 1:30.2
2014 Traitor Define Guelph 1:29.4
2013 Toydini Ninth Legion Force Command 1:28.9
2012 Colorado Claire Rekindled Alliance Wild And Proud 1:32.2
2011 Blackie Fast Clip Sworn To Secrecy 1:30.0
2010 Tickets Al Dhafra Descarado 1:29.6
2009 Heart Of Dreams Whobegotyou Predatory Pricer 1:29.9
2008 Acey Ducey Voice Commander Our Mosstique 1:32.1
2007 Just Mambo Raheeb Amory Lane 1:31.7
2006 Apache Cat Racing To Win Wasp 1:30.6
2005 Shania Dane Al Maher Svenska 1:32.1
2004 Only Words Kingside Skittles 1:28.5
2003 Thorn Park Sportsman Bumptious 1:28.6
2002 Arlington Road Ugachaka Gordo 1:30.5
2001 Maitland Gold Star Satire Glenrowan 1:27.9
2000 Lord Essex Dangerous Over 1:28.8