ATC Chairman’s Handicap

The ATC Chairman's Handicap is a staying event held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival at Royal Randwick on Day 1 of 'The Championships - Doncaster Mile Day.

2020 Chairman's Quality Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

The ATC Chairman’s Handicap is a 2600m staying event held at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse on the first Saturday in April as part of the opening day of ‘The Championships’.

Doncaster Mile Day features four Group 1 status races led by the Group 1 $3 million Doncaster Mile (1600m) as well as a number of Group 2 and 3 status races including the Chairman’s Handicap, also known as the Chairman’s Quality.

Worth $300,000 in prize money, the Group 2 quality handicap has a minimum weight of 52kg and a high weight of 61kg. It is a lead-up race to the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) and the winner of the Chairmans Handicap is exempt from ballot and penalty for the Sydney Cup.

The Sydney Cup is run one week later at the same Royal Randwick track and The Offer (2014) was the latest horse when becoming the eighth to complete the Chairman’s Handicap – Sydney Cup double. In 2016 the Chairman’s Handicap winner Libran went on to run second next-up in the Sydney Cup, while in 2017 Big Duke won the Chairman’s before a third in the Sydney Cup. More recently, the 2019 Sydney Cup winner Shraaoh improved on a lead-up Chairman’s Quality second before taking out the two mile classic.

The Chairman’s Quality 2020 runs on Saturday April 4, 2020.

2020 ATC Chairman’s Handicap
Date: Saturday April 4, 2020
Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 2600m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $300,000

2020 ATC Chairman’s Quality Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2020 ATC Chairman’s Handicap Odds

The season’s latest ATC Chairman’s Handicap 2020 betting odds online provided by will be available below for readers complete with market links.


2020 ATC Chairman’s Handicap Field

The Chairman’s Handicap field attracts a smart line-up of Sydney Cup-bound stayers and many horses come via an earlier Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival run in a traditional lead-up race like Rosehill’s Group 3 NE Manion Cup (2400m) held a fortnight before.

The official 2020 Chairman’s Quality Field is set for release on Wednesday April 1, 2020 and will be published in full below.

The Chairman’s Quality Handicap 2020 final field features 15 stayers with Peter & Paul Snowden’s So You Think four-year-old Carif, coming off a fifth in last Saturday’s Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m), leading the markets.

Click here to read more on the wide-open 2020 Chairman’s Quality field and odds.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 22x30x0364 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Opie Bosson 14 59kg 107
2 591950×385 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman James McDonald 4 57kg 103
3 x042874x97 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Archie Alexander Jason Collett 1 56.5kg 102
4 4x23960x66 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 7 56kg 101
5 015222×035 CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 5 55.5kg 100
6 850x23x789 YOGI (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Nash Rawiller 12 55kg (prob. wgt. 56kg) 99
7 65800×8957 ANGEL OF TRUTH Gwenda Markwell Glen Boss 10 54.5kg 98
8 0077×45697 ALL TOO SOON David Payne Glyn Schofield 11 54kg 77
9 x169412934 GREAT GLEN (GB) Todd Smart Robbie Dolan (a) 13 54kg 70
10 437x47Px96 FAIRLIGHT (IRE) Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 2 54kg 69
11 878730×425 YOUNGSTAR Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 8 53.5kg 100
12 9092154×82 GAYATRI Chris Waller Tommy Berry 9 53kg 91
13 x801033844 HOUSE OF CARTIER John Sargent Ms Rachel King 15 53kg 85
14 34x1x24144 THINK IT OVER Kerry Parker Jay Ford 6 53kg 84
15 64x8146x09 MRS MADRID Anthony Cummings Jean Van Overmeire (a) 3 53kg 71

2020 ATC Chairman’s Handicap Nominations

The ATC Chairman’s Handicap nominations 2020 will be published below as soon as released by Racing NSW on Monday March 30, 2020.

The 2020 Chairman’s Quality nominations attracted 22 potential Sydney Cup gallopers with the Kris Lees-trained Mustajeer (61kg) allocated top weight on the back of his lead-up second in the Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) last Saturday.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Hcp. Rating
1 235160×122 MUSTAJEER (GB) G 7 Kris Lees 1 61kg 61kg 113
2 591950×385 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 2 57kg 57kg 103
3 x042874x97 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) H 7 Archie Alexander 3= 56.5kg 56.5kg 102
4 621816×700 HUSH WRITER (JPN) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 3= 56.5kg 56.5kg 102
5 4x23960x66 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees 5 56kg 56kg 101
6 015222×035 CARIF H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 6 55.5kg 55.5kg 100
7 850x23x789 YOGI (NZ) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 7 55kg 55kg 99
8 65800×8957 ANGEL OF TRUTH G 4 Gwenda Markwell 8 54.5kg 54.5kg 98
9 4554x057x5 SAUNTER BOY (FR) G 7 Kris Lees 9 54kg 53kg 89
10 143276×507 ATTENTION RUN (GER) M 5 Kris Lees 10 54kg 53kg 87
11 64x8146x09 MRS MADRID M 4 Anthony Cummings 11 54kg 53kg 71
12 437x47Px96 FAIRLIGHT (IRE) G 5 Kris Lees 12 54kg 53kg 69
13 51385×6414 LOVES TO ROCK (NZ) M 4 Anthony Cummings 13 54kg 53kg 60
14 22x30x0364 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 14 59kg 59kg 107
15 878730×425 YOUNGSTAR M 5 Chris Waller 15 54kg 53.5kg 100
16 71108×7212 INVERLOCH (IRE) G 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 16 54.5kg 54.5kg 98
17 400×673111 SALSAMOR (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 17 54kg 53kg 93
18 9092154×82 GAYATRI M 5 Chris Waller 18 54kg 53kg 91
19 x801033844 HOUSE OF CARTIER M 4 John Sargent 19 54kg 53kg 85
20 34x1x24144 THINK IT OVER G 4 Kerry Parker 20 54kg 53kg 84
21 0077×45697 ALL TOO SOON M 5 David Payne 21 54kg 53kg 77
22 3×16941293 GREAT GLEN (GB) G 8 Todd Smart 22 54kg 53kg 70

ATC Chairman’s Handicap History

The Chairman’s Handicap first recorded win was in 1979 by Lady Dignitas. Since then, No Wine No Song has been the only horse to win the event in two consecutive years in 2007 and 2008. Steel Phoenix has also won the event twice in 1999 and 2001, as did Tremec (2013 & 2015).

The race started in 1979 as a Group 3 race and reached its current Group 2 status for the first time in 2002 when Henderson Bay won. It was run over 2600m from 1979 – 1999, but from 2000 – 2003 ran over a shorter distance of 2400m. It has been back up to 2600m since 2004.

See below for the full list of ATC / AJC Chairman’s Handicap results going back to 2000.

Past Chairman’s Handicap Winners





Chairmans Handicap
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Chairmans Handicap
1st Gallic Chieftain 2 minutes 47.95 seconds
2nd Shraaoh
3rd Semari
Chairmans Handicap
1st Sir Charles Road 2 minutes 41.57 seconds
2nd Ventura Storm
3rd Peribsen
Chairmans Handicap
1st Big Duke 2 minutes 52.49 seconds
2nd Aloft
3rd Rock On
Chairmans Handicap
1st Libran 2 minutes 48.13 seconds
2nd Alegria
3rd Café Society
Chairmans Handicap
1st Tremec 2 minutes 49.40 seconds
2nd Sir John Hawkwood
3rd Grand Marshal
Chairmans Handicap
1st The Offer 2 minutes 51.63 seconds
2nd Tremec
3rd Hippopus
Chairmans Handicap
1st Tremec 2 minutes 44.4 seconds
2nd Blood Brotha
3rd Aliyana Tilde
Chairmans Handicap
1st Permit 2 minutes 41.9 seconds
2nd Older Than Time
3rd Nextanix
Chairmans Handicap
1st Once Were Wild 2 minutes 43.4 seconds
2nd Anudjawun
3rd C’est Le Guerre
Chairmans Handicap
1st Jessicabeel 2 minutes 44.6 seconds
2nd No Wine No Song
3rd Harris Tweed
Chairmans Handicap
Divine Rebel
2 minutes 45.91 seconds
2nd Ice Chariot
3rd Common Objective
Chairmans Handicap
1st No Wine No Song 2 minutes 49.84 seconds
2nd Sky Biscuit
3rd Resolution
Chairmans Handicap
1st No Wine No Song 2 minutes 48.19 seconds
2nd Prince Arthur
3rd Magic Instinct
Chairmans Handicap
1st Fooram 2 minutes 45.06 seconds
2nd Three Chimneys
3rd Cross Bar
Chairmans Handicap
1st Philosophe 2 minutes 51.13 seconds
2nd Padfoot Charlie
3rd County Tyrone
Chairmans Handicap
1st Mummify 2 minutes 47.77 seconds
2nd County Tyrone
3rd Saturday Fever
Chairmans Handicap
1st Grey Song 2 minutes 32.44 seconds
2nd Honor Babe
3rd County Tyrone
Chairmans Handicap
1st Henderson Bay 2 minutes 29.79 seconds
2nd Homewrecker
3rd Asia
Chairmans Handicap
1st Steel Phoenix 2 minutes 32.06 seconds
2nd Giovana
3rd Wellington
Chairmans Handicap
1st Pravda 2 minutes 31.25 seconds
2nd Consolidator
3rd Regal Touch

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