The Group 2 2016 Chelmsford Stakes is a 1600m mile race which is held at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and it is the first mile weight-for-age race held during the carnival.
Worth a lucrative $250,000 in prize money, the Chelmsford Stakes makes a solid lead-up for horses heading towards races like the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) and Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Royal Randwick in early October.
The ideal lead-up race to the event is the Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) however many horses will go on to race in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) held three weeks later. The Chelmsford Stakes Day card also features the Group 2 Tramway Stakes (1400m), Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m), Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) and Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality Hanidcap (1400m).
|Date:||September 3, 2016|
|Race Type:||3YO+ Weight-For-Age|
2016 Chelmsford Stakes Field
The 2016 Chelmsford Stakes field and barrier draw was released on Wednesday August 31 and is dominated by the Chris Waller-trained super mare Winx who will jump odds-on favourite in Chelmsford Stakes betting at Ladbrokes.com.au.
2016 Chelmsford Stakes Nominations
The 2016 Chelmsford Stakes nominations closed on Monday, August 29th and are headlined by Chris Waller’s reigning Cox Plate winner Winx.
Follow the link for the full 2016 Chelmsford Stakes nominations.
Chelmsford Stakes History
First held in 1895 and won by Newman, the Chelmsford Stakes has been won by several big names including the legendary Phar Lap in 1930 and by Tulloch in 1960. The triple winners of the race are Limerick in 1926-28, Roman Consul in 1967-69 and Delta in 1950-52. The double winners include The Chief in 1898-99, Prince Foote in 1909-10, Duke Foote in 1912-13, Rogilla in 1933-34, Prince Darious in 1957-58, Kingston Town in 1980-81, Stargazer in 1990-91 and Lonhro in 2002-03.
Recent Chelmsford Stakes Winners
|1st||Hartnell||1 minute 39.1 seconds|
|3rd||Storm The Stars|
|1st||Complacent||1 minute 37.68 seconds|
|1st||Hawkspur||1 minute 39.32 seconds|
|1st||Hawkspur||1 minute 34.79 seconds|
|1st||Danleigh||1 minute 36.42 seconds|
|1st||Trusting||1 minute 37.12 seconds|
|2nd||My Kingdom Of Fife|
|3rd||Strike The Stars|
|1st||Theseo||1 minute 39.61 seconds|
|1st||O’Lonhro||1 minute 34.5 seconds|
|1st||Gallant Tess||1 minute 39.38 seconds|
|Race Not Held|
|1st||Eremein||1 minute 35.15 seconds|
|1st||Nevis||1 minute 35.73 seconds|
|1st||Unearthly||1 minute 37.93 seconds|
|1st||Lonhro||1 minute 35.06 seconds|
|1st||Lonhro||1 minute 36.3 seconds|
|1st||Brave Prince||1 minute 24.51 seconds|
|1st||Pasta Express||1 minute 30.26 seconds|