-->

Tommy Berry to ride Chautauqua in Chairman’s Sprint Prize

Deposit $100
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with

$200*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get

$75*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Tommy Berry has won the prized mount on Chautauqua in the Group 1 HK$10,000,000 Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) at Sha Tin in Hong Kong on May 1.

Tommy Berry and Chautauqua will team up again in Hong Kong after they combined to win the T J Smith Stakes, above. Photo by Steve Hart.

Tommy Berry and Chautauqua will team up again in Hong Kong after they combined to win the T J Smith Stakes, above. Photo by Steve Hart.

Both Berry and Melbourne jockey Dwayne Dunn were in contention to ride the Team Hawkes trained super sprinter after both boys have had a winning association with him.

The Hawkes Racing Team broke the news on twitter this morning with the following tweet.

“The decision has been made @TommyBerry21 is to ride Chautauqua in the Chairmans Sprint Prize @HKJC_Racing Sun 1st May,” Hawkes racing wrote on twitter.

Berry is currently on a short term riding contract in Japan and responded with a short message on twitter as well.

“I am wrapped to be given the opportunity to ride Chautauqua and represent Australia on the world stage. Thank you @HawkesRacing&Connections,” Berry wrote on twitter.

Berry has had four rides on Chautauqua for three wins and a placing all at Group 1 level while Dunn has been in the saddle on twelve occasions for six wins with the $750,000 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) at Flemington on February 20 the only time the pair combined for a Group 1 win.

Berry and Chautauqua teamed up to score a stunning last to first victory in the Group 1 $2.5m Darley T J Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on the first day off ‘The Championships’ on April 2, giving the pair back to back wins in Sydney’s Autumn Carnival feature weight for age sprint.

Their other Group 1 win was in the $1m Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley during the 2015 Melbourne Spring Carnival while the only time the pair tasted defeat together was when third behind Dissident and Wandjina in the 2015 Group 1 $400,000 Schweppes All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.

Co-trainer Michael Hawkes has travelled with Chautauqua to Hong Kong and even though the grey lost some weight on the flight, Hawkes is happy with the way he has arrived at Sha Tin racecourse.

“He lost a little weight on the flight over but I’m not too worried about that,” Hawkes said.

“He was quite bright when he got off the plane and I’m sure he’ll pick up over the next two or three days.

“The main thing is that we are here.”

“We wanted to come last December but he just wasn’t 100 per cent then. He’s in great shape now and the important thing now is to get him to relax and acclimatised in the new environment.”

Early betting for the Chairman’s Sprint Prize has Chautauqua the ruling favourite at $2.30 in a smart field of international sprinters which includes Queensland’s super star Buffering who is listed as an $7.50 chance.

Chairman’s Sprint Prize market order: $2.30 Chautauqua, $6.50 Aerovelocity, $7 Thewizardofoz, Lucky Bubbles, $7.50 Buffering, Gold Fun $21 Peniaphobia, Not Listenin’tome, $26 Amazing Kids, $31 Mongolian Saturday, $81 Strathmore, $101 Dundonnell, Charles The Great, $151 Super Jockey, I’m In Charge.

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.

370 Comments

  1. Grupo Coral

    Genuinely no matter if someone doesn’t know afterward its up to other people that they will assist, so here it happens.|

  2. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    If some one wants to be updated with most up-to-date technologies therefore he must be pay a visit this web page and be up to date everyday.|

  3. Lelio Junior

    Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this blog. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s tough to get that “perfect balance” between user friendliness and visual appeal. I must say that you’ve done a excellent job with this. In addition, the blog loads super quick for me on Chrome. Exceptional Blog!|

  4. Lélio Vieira Carneiro Junio

    Currently it seems like BlogEngine is the top blogging platform out there right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?|

  5. timex watches

    Your method of describing the whole thing in this post is in fact pleasant, all be able to easily know
    it, Thanks a lot.

  6. Egli Diana Pinto

    Hi my friend! I wish to say that this post is awesome, nice written and include approximately all vital infos. I’d like to peer extra posts like this .|

  7. Itamar Serp

    Good day! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established blog. Is it tough to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about making my own but I’m not sure where to start. Do you have any points or suggestions? Many thanks|

  8. Umanizzare presidios

    Stunning quest there. What happened after? Good luck!|

  9. Grupo Serval presidios

    Wow! At last I got a weblog from where I know how to really take valuable facts regarding my study and knowledge.|

  10. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say fantastic blog!|

  11. José Wilame Araújo Rodrigues

    Fantastic site. Lots of helpful info here. I am sending it to several friends ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thank you for your effort!|

  12. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt

    Simply desire to say your article is as astonishing. The clearness for your put up is simply spectacular and that i could think you’re a professional in this subject. Well with your permission let me to grasp your RSS feed to keep up to date with imminent post. Thanks 1,000,000 and please continue the gratifying work.|

  13. Grupo Coral

    Wow! At last I got a webpage from where I be able to truly get valuable facts concerning my study and knowledge.|

  14. www.odinsutki.ru

    It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this fantastic blog!
    I suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to
    my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates
    and will talk about this site with my Facebook group.
    Talk soon!

  15. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt da Silva

    Excellent beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your site, how can i subscribe for a blog web site? The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear idea|

  16. Carlos Eduardo Veiga

    Hello, this weekend is pleasant in favor of me, because this moment i am reading this wonderful educational paragraph here at my house.|

  17. tercio borlenghi jr

    Hi! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing many months of hard work due to no back up. Do you have any methods to stop hackers?|

  18. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    Heya i am for the first time here. I found this board and I in finding It really helpful & it helped me out much. I am hoping to provide one thing back and help others such as you helped me.|

  19. Egli Diana Pinto

    That is a great tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere. Short but very precise info… Many thanks for sharing this one. A must read article!|

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *