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The 2017 Chatham Stakes is a Group 3 race that takes place at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne in late October or early November each year.

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).

2017 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 2017 Chatham Stakes field will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 136x130x61 ULMANN Darren Weir Damian Lane 5 58kg 105
2 13521111×2 SUPPLY AND DEMAND Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Beau Mertens (a) 2 57.5kg 104
3 x031223443 THE MONSTAR Brett Cavanough 9 57.5kg 104
4 21175×3194 GRANDE ROSSO David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 8 56.5kg 102
5 2221118×32 HELLOVA STREET Scott Brunton Brenton Avdulla 10 55.5kg 100
6 4×31190082 FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE) William Haggas Kerrin McEvoy 7 54kg 94
7 33032×6997 WELL SPRUNG Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor Ben Melham 1 54kg 89
8 4362126×06 MUBAKKIR Bill Papazaharoudakis Stephen Baster 6 54kg 88
9 7x2325x063 ECHO EFFECT Kristen Buchanan Dwayne Dunn 4 54kg 86
10 155216×212 FOX HALL Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 3 54kg 79

2017 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 2017 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
2017 1 Hellova Street 2 Supply And Demand 3 Fox Hall  1:22.4
2016 1 Rageese 2 Arod 3 Federal  1:21.5
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

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