Chatham Stakes

  • Date: Saturday November 3rd, 2016
  • Racecourse: Flemington
  • Race Distance: 1,400m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Chatham Stakes News

Warwick Stakes 2015: Shinn Concerned About Barrier Draw

Warwick Stakes 2015: Shinn Concerned About Barrier Draw

Blake Shinn is happy with the condition of Pornichet ahead of the 2015 Warwick Stakes, but the leading hoop admits that he is not sure where the Doomben Cup winner will end up in the early stages of the race that will be held at Royal Randwick this afternoon.

Pornichet will return to the races …

The 2016 Chatham Stakes is a Group 3 race that takes place at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne in late October or early November each year.

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Run over a distance of 1,400 metres, the Chatham Stakes is open to horses of all ages. The Chatham Stakes is run under open handicap conditions and is worth more than $200,000 in prize money.

The Chatham Stakes was first run in 1986 when it was won by a horse called Avannotto. The race has been known as many different names throughout the years, including the Hong Kong Jockey Club Plate, the AAMI International and the Tab.com.au Stakes. The Chatham Stakes was named after Chatham, who won the prestigious Cox Plate twice during the 1930s.

The Chatham Stakes is held on Victoria Derby Day each year and shares its day with eight other Group races. These include the Group 1 Victoria Derby, Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes, Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes, Group 1 Myer Classic, Group 2 Wakeful Stakes, Group 2 Salinger Stakes, Group 3 Lexus Stakes and Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes.

Horses that run in the Chatham Stakes have often come via races such as the Group 1 Toorak Handicap, while horses that perform well in the race are likely to run in upcoming races such as the Group 1 Emirates Stakes and the Group 3 Sandown Stakes. 2012 Chatham Stakes winner Fawkner went into the 2014 Cox Plate as favourite.

The Chatham Stakes/Emirates Stakes double is a fairly popular punt, with All Silent the last horse to take it out in 2008. Prior to that, it was Bezeal Bay in 1998.

Notable winners of the Chatham Stakes include Swiftsynd (1989), Scenic Park (2001, 2003), All Silent (2008), Poor Judge (2010) and Woorim (2011).

2016 Chatham Stakes Field

The Chatham Stakes field is usually fairly heavy with well-known runners. It’s not unusual for horses to step down in class to contest the Chatham Stakes field. As a result, the Chatham Stakes field tends to be a fairly diverse range of horses, with some genuinely strong winning chances alongside some runners that might need a nudge from lady luck.

The 2016 Chatham Stakes field will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 243120×112 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Blake Shinn 12 59.5kg 109
2 x00x3x003x AROD (IRE) Chris Waller Craig Williams 7 59kg 108
3 63512832×6 AMOVATIO Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 4 57.5kg 105
4 60x07113x5 NINTH LEGION Peter Robl Brenton Avdulla 10 57.5kg 105
5 0x1900x70x HOOKED Wez Hunter Damien Oliver 6 57kg 104
6 0x5401342x KENJORWOOD Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 9 56.5kg 103
7 77×0002152 AKAVOROUN Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 5 54.5kg 99
8 7x0955x307 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 15 54.5kg 99
9 x1442x2334 FEDERAL John O’Shea James McDonald 1 54.5kg 99
10 x3x12x6830 COSMIC CUBE (NZ) Chris Waller Ben Melham 2 54kg 98
11 6211111×64 CLEARLY INNOCENT Greg Bennett Kerrin McEvoy 13 54kg 95
12 11735×4850 DAN ZEPHYR Pat Carey Michael Dee (a) 14 54kg 93
13 x00110x542 RAGEESE Darren Weir Damian Lane 8 54kg 88
14 60347972L7 TADDEI TONDO Gerard Moloney Patrick Moloney 3 54kg 87
15 23x0098x11 DENPURR Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Walker 11 54kg 83

2016 Chatham Stakes Nominations

The Chatham Stakes nominations are usually released on the Monday prior to the race. In the Chatham Stakes nominations you can almost always expect to spot a horse or two that are very much capable of competing at Group 1 level. The considerable prize money and open contest attracts many runners to the Chatham Stakes nominations.

The 2016 Chatham Stakes nominations will be published below.

Chatham Stakes Results

Chatham Stakes results, winners and winning times since 2000 are below.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2015 1 Disposition 2 San Diego 3 Hosting  1:23.6
2014 1 Hucklebuck 2 Alma’s Fury 3 Generalife  1:23.3
2013 1 Smokin’ Joey 2 Galah 3 Strike The Stars  1:23.4
2012 1 Fawkner 2 Free Wheeling 3 Wall Street  1:20.9
2011 1 Woorim 2 Thankgodyou’rehere 3 Toorak Toff  1:23.5
2010 1 Poor Judge 2 Demerit 3 Centennial Park  1:25.7
2009 1 Centennial Park 2 McClintock 3 Royal Ida/Snipers Bu  1:22.2
2008 1 All Silent 2 Sniper’s Bullet 3 Stickpin  1:22.4
2007 1 Count To Zero 2 Spielmeister 3 Royal Ida  1:23.7
2006 1 Malcolm 2 Mr Ubiquitous 3 Live In Vain  1:22.9
2005 1 Rockford Bay 2 Zankel 3 Valedictum  1:22.2
2004 1 Great Is Great 2 Amtrak 3 Regent Street  1:22.7
2003 1 Scenic Park 2 Lord Volksraad 3 Shogun Lodge  1:24.0
2002 1 To Be Fair 2 Palladium Star 3 Tarcoola Midnight  1:22.3
2001 1 Scenic Park 2 Desert Eagle 3 Super Impressive  1:21.3
2000 1 Matter Of Honour 2 Typhoon Barney 3 Aka Bilk  1:23.8