2016 TJ Smith Stakes Title Defence for Chautauqua

January 14, 2016

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

2016 TJ Smith Stakes Title Defence for Chautauqua

With international plans on the cards later in the year one of the confirmed Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival targets for the Team Hawkes-trained star sprinter Chautauqua is a title defence in the TJ Smith Stakes 2016 during April’s The Championships.

Chautauqua

Team Hawkes’ $3.4 million earner Chautauqua will defend his title in Sydney’s 2016 TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick Racecourse this April. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-trained son of Encosta De Lago was set to make his overseas debut in December’s Hong Kong Mile but a minor injury prevented his trip to Sha Tin.

The five-year-old suffered the slight setback after going down in a shock loss as the beaten odds-on favourite when runner-up to Delectation in the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington in November’s Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Chautauqua, a winner of over $3.4 million in prize money to date, won three on the trot leading up to the Darley Classic upset including the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m).

That win took his record up to nine victories and made him a dual Group 1 winner after his earlier autumn win in the $2.5 million Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick.

Co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said the stable was still just as keen to get Chautauqua’s name on the international racing circuit with possible 2016 plans for races in Hong Kong and Ascot in England.

“There is a race in Hong Kong in May, there’s a little race in Ascot in June,” Hawkes told Racing Ahead on RSN.

“He’s had his needles and everything to go to Hong Kong, so he’s fully ready to go, so there’s certainly the chance he could go to Hong Kong in May and then onto England in June.”

Before then the team is planning the galloper’s come back down under with the confirmation the horse would look to go back-to-back in the TJ Smith Stakes on Saturday, April 2, having made a full recovery from his spring hold-up.

“I saw him two weeks after he was in the paddock, probably three weeks, and he had ballooned, so he’d done tremendously well,” Hawkes said.

“We haven’t really decided where he is going to kick off; he’s definitely going to be trying to go back-to-back TJs.”

If successful Chautauqua will become the first dual TJ Smith Stakes winner since Black Caviar who won the race on non-successive years with victories in 2011 and 2013.

He is likely to be kept to a Sydney-only campaign this time in with Hawkes saying Victoria’s $750,000 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) at Flemington on February 20 would come too soon.

The Lightning will come too quick probably … stats and figures will tell you it’s a pretty hard thing to do, win a Newmarket first-up,” he said, referring to Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) run on ‘Super Saturday’ in March.

“He might not even have another run in Melbourne, he might run in Sydney first-up and then go to the T J … bring him through an easier race and then take on the big boys.”

Back Chautauqua next race and throughout the autumn at the right price at Ladbrokes.com.au where depositing just $50 and quoting the code BONUS150 will see you enjoy an extra $150 in bonuses for a short time only!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Pierata heads up final field f...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Magic Millions 2yo Classic fan...

Magic Millions 2yo Classic fancies hoping for middle of the field barriers

Connections of the two favourites for the 2018 $2m Magic Millions 2yo Classic...

Peters has 4 runners in 2017 K...

Peters has 4 runners in 2017 Kingston Town Classic

Prominent Perth owner Bob Peters has four runners to try to give him his fifth...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field