Chelmsford Stakes

  • Date: September 3rd, 2016
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Open Weight-For-Age
  • Prize Money: $250,000

2016 Chelmsford Stakes News

McDonald Confident Hartnell Will Be The Melbourne Cup Winner

McDonald Confident Hartnell Will Be The Melbourne Cup Winner

The 2016 Melbourne Cup winner will be declared on Tuesday afternoon and jockey James McDonald it will be Hartnell that salutes in the Group 1 event at Flemington.

Hartnell is currently on top of 2016 Melbourne Cup betting markets. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Hartnell stamped himself as Melbourne Cup favourite with a string of …

The 2016 Chelmsford Stakes is run at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney each year during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The Group 2 rated event is contested under weight-for-age conditions and is worth $250,000 for the 1600m trek.

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It is the first mile event to be run under weight-for-age conditions during the Sydney Spring Racing Program with the extra distance often catching a few runners out. The best lead up race for the Chelmsford Stakes is the Group 2 Warwick Stakes run over a 1400m journey two weeks prior.

The Chelmsford Stakes usually gets a good crew of horses on deck with many looking for a run leading into the Group 1 George Main Stakes over the same distance at Randwick in three weeks time.

The Chelmsford Stakes is the feature event on its race day. Other events held on the day include the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m), Group 2 Tramway Handicap (1400m), Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) and Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m).

Looking back through the winners list there’s been a few very handy horses to triumph in the event including a couple of back-to-back victories.

Stargazer completed the double in 1990 and 1991 in virtually identical times.

The legendary Lonhro also won the event twice with victories in 2002 and 2003 both times in front of the second placed Platinum Scissors.

Other notable one-off winners include Might And Power in 1998 and Theseo in 2010.

2016 Chelmsford Stakes Field

The 2016 Chelmsford Stakes field will be released on September 2nd. Included in the 2016 Chelmsford Stakes field are a number of star performers with extensive successful race histories behind them. The 2016 Chelmsford Stakes field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1907x4110x PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 7 59kg 115
2 01x90324x6 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 4 59kg 111
3 4x4650x5x2 HARTNELL (GB) John O’Shea James McDonald 2 59kg 110
4 03x08533x7 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) Chris Waller Jason Collett 3 59kg 108
5 32314x797x STORM THE STARS (USA) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 1 59kg 108
6 447204x77x SPIRITJIM (FR) Chris Waller Rory Hutchings 6 59kg 107
7 111x1111x1 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 8 57kg 123
8 3x323211x4 PRIZED ICON James Cummings Ms Kathy O’Hara 5 50.5kg 88

2016 Chelmsford Stakes Nominations

The 2016 Chelmsford Stakes nominations were released on August 31st and contain a number of notable horses. Some of the standout inclusions in the 2016 Chelmsford Stakes nominations are Laser Hawk, Royal Descent and Weary. The 2016 Chelmsford Stakes nominations will be provided below.

Chelmsford Stakes Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Chelmsford Stakes since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2016 1 Hartnell 2 Grand Marshal 3 Storm The Stars TBD
2015 1 Complacent 2 Kermadec 3 Royal Descent 1:37.6
2014 1 Hawkspur 2 Royal Descent 3 Bagman 1:39.3
2013 1 Hawkspur 2 Beaten Up 3 Lightinthenite 1:34.8
2012 1 Danleigh 2 Secret Admirer 3 Lamasery 1:36.4
2011 1 Trusting 2 My Kingdom Of Fife 3 Strike the Stars 1:39.6
2010 1 Theseo 2 Metal Bender 3 Purple 1:39.6
2009 1 O’lonhro 2 Miss Marielle 3 Triple Honour 1:34.5
2008 1 Gallant Tess 2 Triple Honour 3 Kishkat 1:39.3
2007 1 Race not run 2 3
2006 1 Eremein 2 Newton’s Rings 3 Aqua d’ Amore 1:35.5
2005 1 Nevis 2 Sir Dex 3 Natural Blitz 1:35.7
2004 1 Unearthly 2 So Assertive 3 Niello 1:37.9
2003 1 Lonhro 2 Platinum Scissors 3 Excellerator 1:35.1
2002 1 Lonhro 2 Platinum Scissors 3 Republic Lass 1:36.3
2001 1 Brave Prince 2 Zabeels Angel 3 The Man 1:24.5
2000 1 Pasta Express 2 Celestial Choir 3 Al Mansour 1:30.3