Shannon Stakes 2019

Saturday September 28, 2019

Ladbrokes Tip: The Shannon Stakes winner may press onto the Epsom Handicap at Randwick

The Shannon Stakes is a Group 2 quality handicap race run at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on a Saturday in late September during the annual Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

Contested at the same meeting as the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) and the $400,000 Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m),  the race is contested over 1500m and offers $200,000 in total prize money. Graduates may go on to run in tougher Sydney and Melbourne races over the spring carnival, but is it usually won by middle range gallopers as opposed to Group 1 stars.

The last Shannon Stakes runner to back-up and win the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) the following month at Randwick was the 2012 third-placegetter Fat Al. The Shannon Stakes winner is exempt from both ballot and penalty for the Epsom Handicap that season.

The latest edition of the Shannon Stakes took place on Saturday September 28, 2019 and saw Mister Sea Wolf win for last year’s winning trainer Chris Waller. 

2019 Shannon Stakes Results

The full Shannon Stakes 2019 race results and finishing order will be provided below as soon as the race is run and won on Saturday September 28, 2019 .

  • 1st: #1 Mister Sea Wolf
  • 2nd: #3 Gem Song
  • 3rd: #4 Tom Melbourne

Trainer Chris Waller celebrated back-to-back Shannon Stakes wins in 2018 with Mister Sea Wolf saluting with James McDonald in the saddle. Race favourite Gem Song finished second, while the also Waller-trained Tom Melbourne was brave in defeat once again running third. Last year’s winner Noire finished fourth.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 1 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller James McDonald 2 58.5kg $9.50
2 3 GEM SONG Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 1.3L 6 56.5kg $2.40F
3 4 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 1.8L 1 56kg $12
4 5 NOIRE Chris Waller Jason Collett 2.2L 5 55kg $6.50
5 7 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 2.4L 3 54kg $5.50
6 8 ABDON (GB) Chris Waller Jay Ford 5.2L 7 53.5kg $51
7 6 AVANTAGE Jamie Richards Kerrin McEvoy 6L 8 54.5kg $6
8 2 VOLPE VELOCE Graham Richardson Andrew Adkins 7.3L 4 56.5kg $41

Shannon Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 28, 2019
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens
  • Distance: 1500m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1978

Shannon Stakes Odds & Betting

Shannon Stakes betting favours local Sydney gallopers with winning form over 1400m – 1600m, proven ability at the Rosehill and those that come off earlier Group spring runs. Graduates out of the Theo Marks Stakes at the same track a fortnight earlier usually feature high up the Shannon Stakes odds, and favourites have a solid recent record in the race.

2019 Shannon Stakes Betting

The season’s top Shannon Stakes 2019 odds and Group 2 betting links to our Golden Rose Day markets will be provided below as soon as open.

Shannon Stakes Field

The Shannon Stakes field features a decent line-up of middle-distance runners coming off runs in similar class in Sydney earlier during the carnival. Many Shannon Stakes horses may have had a lead-up run in a race like the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m), which the 2015 winner Vashka finished seventh in. Vashka also travelled to Melbourne next start and won the Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.

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Vashka (2015) went on to win a Group 3 on Caulfield Cup Day after success in Sydney’s Shannon Stakes that spring. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

Another possible lead-up run is the Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m), which produced the 2014 Shannon Stakes winner Rock Sturdy (2nd). That year’s third placegetter Ninth Legion came off a third in the Theo Marks Stakes.

The best out of the Shannon Stakes sometimes head to Randwick the next month for a shot at the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m). While the double hasn’t been achieved in recent times, in 2010 Sacred Choice ran third in the Shannon Stakes and Epsom Handicap. She also headed to Melbourne later that prep and won the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington Racecourse.

The previous year saw the 2012 winner Rolling Pin run third next time out in the Epsom Handicap to Fat Al who came off a third in the Group 2 and earlier second in that year’s Theo Marks Stakes.

Shannon Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the field and barrier draw announced on the Wednesday.

2019 Shannon Stakes Field

The official Shannon Stakes 2019 Final Field & Barrier Draw will be published in full below the Wednesday leading-up to Golden Rose Stakes Day so stay tuned to see what gallopers line-up in the Group 2 feature.

The 2019 Shannon Stakes Field drew only eight final acceptors including first-up Theo Marks Stakes third placegetter Gem Song who leads an open betting market just ahead of Con Te Partiro on the quick back-up out of Newcastle.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 050x1200x6 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller James McDonald 2 58.5kg 107
2 42414814×9 VOLPE VELOCE Graham Richardson Andrew Adkins 4 56.5kg 107
3 2x154134x3 GEM SONG Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 6 56.5kg 103
4 16932225×8 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 1 56kg 102
5 x6073447x5 NOIRE Chris Waller Jason Collett 5 55kg 104
6 21x1x13x28 AVANTAGE Jamie Richards Kerrin McEvoy 8 54.5kg 103
7 4449x16x40 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3 54kg 102
8 16x725154x ABDON (GB) Chris Waller Jay Ford 7 53.5kg 97

2019 Shannon Stakes Nominations

The Shannon Stakes 2019 Nominations are announced by Racing NSW the Monday of race week and will be published below once announced.

Last year’s winning trainer Chris Waller dominates the Shannon Stakes 2019 nominations with nine of the 19 entries.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 16x725154x ABDON (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 97
2 21x1x13x28 AVANTAGE M 4 Jamie Richards 103
3 214144641x CELEBRITY DREAM (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 98
4 4449x16x40 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) M 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 102
5 x4131x1x43 DESERT LORD G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 90
6 3033x432x7 EL DORADO DREAMING M 4 Kris Lees 102
7 x60110x676 FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 108
8 432200×396 FUNDAMENTALIST M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 100
9 2x154134x3 GEM SONG H 4 Kris Lees 103
10 x73810x237 INVINCIBLE GEM M 6 Kris Lees 108
11 41x5496x04 KAONIC (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 97
12 1311113×00 LE JUGE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 99
13 233x8124x0 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 108
14 050x1200x6 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 107
15 x6073447x5 NOIRE M 6 Chris Waller 104
16 11x34017x4 REDOUBLE G 6 Bjorn Baker 102
17 2113211×49 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 99
18 16932225×8 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 9 Chris Waller 102
19 42414814×9 VOLPE VELOCE M 6 Graham Richardson 107

Shannon Stakes Tips

The Shannon Stakes betting tips that best stack-up during the spring carnival in Sydney include looking for runners proven at the track over at least 1400m, runners from the best stables in NSW and gallopers that finished in the money last start.

2019 Shannon Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Shannon Stakes 2019 betting tips and exotic Rosehill selections on the Epsom Handicap ballot exemption-offering event will be detailed below the week of the race.

Shannon Stakes Form Guide

The Shannon Stakes form guide details to punters all the facts and stats from the jockeys, trainers and barriers, to the horse’s records over the track / distance and their lead-up runs.

The Shannon Stakes form has stacked-up in tougher carnival features a number of times over the years including in 2015 when the third-placegetter Messene ran fourth in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) behind Winx next time out. In 2014 the Shannon Stakes third-placed Ninth Legion also ran fourth in the Epsom next time out.

2019 Shannon Stakes Form Guide

A link to our detailed Shannon Stakes 2019 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Shannon Stakes Results

The results from the past decade have been a mix between favourites and double-figure chances including Rain Drum ($13 in 2013).

Recent and noteworthy winners of the Shannon Stakes include Rock Sturdy (2014), Musket (2008) and Juggler (1996).

Shannon Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Mister Sea Wolf Gem Song Tom Melbourne 1:29.1
2018 Noire Kingsguard Youngstar 1:29.4
2017 Washington Heights Mighty Lucky Imposing Lass 1:28.8
2016 Moral Victory Caped Crusader Cosmic Cube 1:28.0
2015 Vashka God’s In Him Messene 1:29.2
2014 Rock Sturdy Liberty’s Choice Ninth Legion 1:28.8
2013 Rain Drum Centennial Park Our Desert Warrior 1:29.3
2012 Rolling Pin Offenders Fat Al 1:31.1
2011 King Lionheart Fast Clip Lone Command 1:29.9
2010 Firebolt Centennial Park Sacred Choice 1:28.5
2009 Drumbeats Rangirangdoo Strat’s Flyer 1:30.1
2008 Musket Black Piranha Ice Chariot 1:30.5
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Stormhill Temple Hills Newton’s Rings 1:28.4
2005 Lotteria Studebaker Swick 1:30.2
2004 Nips Whoc Irongail 1:28.3
2003 Sportsman Amex Nips 1:28.1
2002 Gordo Shot Of Thunder Evander 1:29.7
2001 On Type Century Kid Diamond Dane 1:22.4
2000 Al Mansour Chinhoyi Varicool 1:29.5