Chipping Norton Stakes

  • Date: Saturday February 28, 2015
  • Racecourse: Warwick Farm
  • Race Distance: 1,600m
  • Conditions: Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2014 Chipping Norton Stakes News

Hartnell To Improve From Chipping Norton Stakes

Hartnell To Improve From Chipping Norton Stakes

Imported stayer Hartnell will make his Australian racing debut in the 2015 Chipping Norton Stakes at Warwick Farm tomorrow and trainer John O’Shea is confident that the talented galloper will take plenty of improvement from the run.

John O’Shea is happy with the condition of Hartnell heading into the 2015 Chipping Norton Stakes this weekend. …

The 2015 Chipping Norton Stakes is a Group 1 race that takes place in March each year at Warwick Farm Racecourse. Worth $500,000 in prize money, the Chipping Norton Stakes is run under weight-for-age conditions and over a distance of 1,600 metres.

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Held as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, the Chipping Norton Stakes is run on the same day as the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m), Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m), Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m), Group 3 Wiggle Stakes (1400m) and the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m).

The first Chipping Norton Stakes was run in 1925 when it was won by a horse named Wallace Mortlake. The race was initially run over a distance of 10 furlongs (2000m) and was extended even further to 2,100 metres in 1972 when the metric system was introduced to Australia. In 1980 the Chipping Norton Stakes was altered to today’s race distance of 1,600 metres.

In 1986 the Chipping Norton Stakes was given Group 1 status after spending many years as both a Principle race and a Group 2 race. While it is traditionally held at Warwick Farm Racecourse, the Chipping Norton Stakes was held at Randwick Racecourse in 1992, 2001 and 2008. The Chipping Norton Stakes was not held in 1942 due to World War 2.

Horses that compete in the Chipping Norton Stakes generally take part in lead-up races such as the Group 2 Apollo Stakes. Grand Armee (2005) and Tuesday Joy (2009) both achieved the Apollo Stakes and Chipping Norton Stakes double.

Horses that win the Chipping Norton Stakes will most likely go on to compete in the Group 1 Doncaster Handicap and the Group 1 Sydney Cup, as winning horses gain automatic entry into these races and are exempt from the ballot.

Notable horses who have won the Chipping Norton Stakes include Amounis (1927), Phar Lap (1930), Rogilla (1935), Comic Court (1951), Tulloch (1960), Sky High (1962), Rain Lover (1969), Super Impose (1991-92), Octagonal (1997), Tie The Knot (1999-2002) and Lonhro (2003).

2015 Chipping Norton Stakes Field

The 2015 Chipping Norton Stakes field is provided here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 9x431850x9 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller - 1 59kg 113
2 70x4559x97 BOBAN Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 8 59kg 112
3 11x22221x8 FIVEANDAHALFSTAR Anthony Cummings Sam Clipperton 9 59kg 111
4 0x313112x6 HE’S YOUR MAN (FR) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 15 59kg 110
5 4x131x18x1 CONTRIBUTER (IRE) John O’Shea James McDonald 4 59kg 109
6 7514080×00 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 5 59kg 108
7 3x861D70x0 JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller - 13 59kg 108
8 132x560x13 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 10 59kg 108
9 19x071103x WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller - 7 59kg 108
10 85x7334x12 NINTH LEGION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes - 12 59kg 105
11 62x050160x OPINION (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 2 59kg 104
12 9x405143x0 DISCLAIMER (GB) Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 6 59kg 97
13 13x521167x HARTNELL (GB) John O’Shea James Doyle 14 58.5kg 100
14 114x4593x5 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James Kerrin McEvoy 3 57kg 116
15 13x16130x4 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 11 57kg 111

2015 Chipping Norton Stakes Nominations

The 2015 Chipping Norton Stakes nominations are published below.

# Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 BEATEN UP (GB) Chris Waller 109
2 BOBAN Chris Waller 112
3 CONTRIBUTER (IRE) John O’Shea 109
4 DISCLAIMER (GB) Peter & Paul Snowden 97
5 FIVEANDAHALFSTAR Anthony Cummings 111
6 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller 113
7 HARTNELL (GB) John O’Shea 100
8 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller 108
9 HE’S YOUR MAN (FR) Chris Waller 110
10 JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller 108
11 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees 111
12 NINTH LEGION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 105
13 OPINION (IRE) Chris Waller 104
14 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James 116
15 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller 108
16 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller 108

Past Winners & Results

Here you will find the past winners of the Chipping Norton Stakes since 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2015 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2014 1 Boban 2 It’s A Dundeel 3 Hawkspur 1:38.2
2013 1 Shoot Out 2 Monton 3 Danleigh 1:35.8
2012 1 Shoot Out 2 Danleigh 3 Trusting 1:37.4
2011 1 Danleigh 2 Centennial Park 3 Sacred Choice 1:35.7
2010 1 Theseo 2 Rangirangdoo 3 Danleigh 1:37.4
2009 1 Tuesday Joy 2 Vision And Power 3 Gallant Tess 1:34.8
2008 1 Casino Prince 2 Tuesday Joy 3 Sniper’s Bullet 1:36.4
2007 1 He’s No Pie Eater 2 Desert War 3 Mentality 1:37.6
2006 1 Desert War 2 Eremein 3 Ike’s Dream 1:36.3
2005 1 Grand Armee 2 Court’s In Session 3 Winning Belle 1:35.4
2004 1 Starcraft 2 Ambulance 3 Gentle Genius 1:40.8
2003 1 Lonhro 2 Shogun Lodge 3 Dress Circle 1:37.9
2002 1 Tie The Knot 2 Freemason 3 Universal Prince 1:37.3
2001 1 Tie The Knot 2 Dottoressa 3 Referral 1:35.8
2000 1 Tie The Knot 2 Adam 3 Staging 1:37.7