Warwick Farm Racecourse’s sole race meeting of the 2011 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, Chipping Norton Stakes Day, is set to take place this season on Saturday March 5 featuring an elite eight-race programme.
The marquee race at the Warwick Farm meet is the $350,000 Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m), an exciting weight-for-age showdown that has been won by the likes of Theseo in 2010 and Tuesday Joy in 2009.
Both Theseo and Tuesday Joy continued their autumn campaigns with a win in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and the Chipping Norton Stakes / Ranvet Stakes betting double is one of the most popular doubles of the autumn that will have generous odds open on through Luxbet.
The 2011 Chipping Norton Stakes field will feature many gallopers that come via the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on February 19, all three of last year’s Chipping Norton Stakes placegetters having had their final lead-up in the Apollo.
The Chipping Norton Stakes Day 2011 race programme is top-class with two other Group race showdowns on the card, the $200,000 Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) for fillies and the $125,000 Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m).
Nominations for the Chipping Norton Stakes Day races close on Monday February 28 and Races.com.au will be the first to publish the list of hopeful horses.
The final field of acceptors will then be released on Wednesday March 3, also published here along with the 2011 Chipping Norton Stakes day form guides and betting tips.
Early futures markets for all the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival features including the Chipping Norton Stakes will open first at Luxbet.