Contributer scores G1 win for O’Shea in Chipping Norton Stakes

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Classy English import Contributer socres the first Group 1 win for the John O’SheaGodolphin team with an emphatic win in the 1 $500,000 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Warwick Farm today.

Contributer hits the line hard to win the Chipping Norton Stakes at Warwick Farm. Photo by Steve Hart.

Contributer hits the line hard to win the Chipping Norton Stakes at Warwick Farm. Photo by Steve Hart.

O’Shea took over as head trainer of the mighty Godolphin stable in May last year and is relieved to have a delivered a Group 1 victory for his new boss.

“It’s great for a team effort more than anything. All the team that are here work hard to get a good result,” O’Shea said.

Contributrer ($2.50 favourite) made it two wins from two starts this preparation after winning first up in the Group 2 $250,000 Optus Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Randwick a fortnight ago.

The win by Contributer continued a great day for O’Shea’s who had won earlier in the day with two year old Exosphere in the Group 2 $175,000 Pro-Ride Skyline Stakes (1200m) and also with another import It’s Somewhat in the Group 3 $150,000 Liverpool City Cup (1300m).

Winning rider James McDonald had Contributer closer to the pace today but O’Shea wasn’t surprised with the different riding tactics.

“He rode him a bit closer today. Before the race Mac said there will be few riding changes. I said you will work it out,” O’Shea said.

Another one of Goldolphin’s English import Hartnell ($18) ran on late to make it a quinella for O’Shea with the Chris Waller trained He’s Your Man ($9.50) also making up ground late to fill third spot.

Contributer will now head to the Group 1 $3m The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on April 4 and is also among the nomination for the Group 1 $4m Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on April 11.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


  1. sell cheap stocks

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about apollo stakes.

  2. reasons uae travel

    That is very fascinating, You are an overly professional
    blogger. I have joined your rss feed and sit up for in quest of more of your wonderful post.

    Also, I have shared your site in my social networks

  3. James Frazer Mann

    For most recent news you have to visit world wide web and on the web I
    found this website as a most excellent web site for latest updates.

  4. english.sezn.ru

    Hello there, I found your site via Google at the same
    time as looking for a comparable subject, your site came up,
    it appears good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    Hi there, just turned into alert to your weblog via Google, and located that it’s truly informative.

    I’m going to watch out for brussels. I will appreciate should you continue this in future.
    Lots of other people might be benefited out of your writing.

  5. http://heckham23.sakura.ne.jp/

    Hi there, You have done a fantastic job. I’ll certainly digg it and personally suggest to my
    friends. I am confident they will be benefited from this site.

  6. perkins loans

    Hey there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing months of hard work due to no backup.
    Do you have any solutions to stop hackers?

  7. Augusto de Arruda Botelho

    Hi, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your website in Firefox, it looks fine
    but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.

    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Other then that, very good blog!

  8. glamurama.uol.com.br

    Post writing is also a excitement, if you be acquainted
    with afterward you can write otherwise it is complicated to write.

  9. itamarserpafernandes.com

    I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as
    with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or
    did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it
    is rare to see a great blog like this one today.

  10. Silvia Odete Morani Massad

    I’m gone to say to my little brother, that he should also pay a
    visit this website on regular basis to obtain updated from newest information.

  11. Dane

    Fantastic website. Plenty of useful information here.
    I’m sending it to a few friends ans additionally sharing in delicious.

    And obviously, thanks in your sweat!

  12. Kareem

    Very shortly this web site will be famous among all blogging users, due to
    it’s good content

  13. Elida

    Greetings! I’ve been following your site for some time now and finally got the courage
    to go ahead and give you a shout out from
    Austin Texas! Just wanted to say keep up the great job!

  14. Gemma

    I am regular visitor, how are you everybody?
    This piece of writing posted at this site is actually good.

  15. Mauro Luiz Soares Zamprogno

    It’s truly very complicated in this busy life to listen news on Television, thus I only use the web
    for that purpose, and obtain the most recent information.

  16. Jayson

    Unquestionably believe that which you said. Your favorite reason appeared to be on the
    internet the simplest thing to be aware of. I say
    to you, I certainly get annoyed while people think about worries that they just don’t know
    about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people could take a signal.
    Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

  17. Mauro Luiz Soares Zamprogno

    You really make it appear really easy along with your presentation however I in finding this matter to be really something that I think I might never understand.
    It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I’m looking ahead to your
    subsequent submit, I’ll try to get the hold of it!

  18. www.scoop.it

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after
    I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say superb blog!

  19. Bertha

    If you desire to take much from this piece of writing
    then you have to apply such techniques to your won blog.

  20. www.facebook.com

    Howdy I am so glad I found your website, I really found you by error, while
    I was researching on Yahoo for something else,
    Anyways I am here now and would just like to say many thanks
    for a remarkable post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love
    the theme/design), I don’t have time to look over it all
    at the minute but I have saved it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read
    a great deal more, Please do keep up the fantastic work.

  21. Silvia Odete Morani Massad

    We’re a gaggle of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community.
    Your site offered us with helpful information to work
    on. You have performed a formidable activity and our whole community will likely be grateful to

  22. Silvia Odete Morani Massad

    Hello there! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect
    against hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any tips?

  23. Sally

    Very nice write-up. I definitely appreciate this website.
    Keep writing!

  24. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.

    Your site offered us with valuable information to work on. You have done an impressive job and our whole community will be thankful to you.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.