Chelmsford Stakes



The Group 2 2018 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).

Chelmsford Stakes
Date: September 1, 2018
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $250,000

2018 Chelmsford Stakes Field

The 2018 Chelmsford Stakes field and barrier draw was released on Wednesday August 29 featuring Chris Waller’s Unforgotten, winner of the ATC Oaks earlier in April.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x0335x695x IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) James Cummings Corey Brown 7 59kg 112
2 363x27314x MR MOONLIGHT MAGIC (GB) James Cummings Christian Reith 4 59kg 109
3 511x7389x0 CLASSIC UNIFORM Gary Moore Jean Van Overmeire (a) 14 59kg 107
4 72x203x60x ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE) Chris Waller James McDonald 1 59kg 107
5 611x22x047 RELIGIFY Chris Waller Jay Ford 2 59kg 107
6 6528x420x8 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Walker 13 59kg 105
7 0x242630x3 PRIZED ICON Kris Lees Tommy Berry 16 59kg 105
8 43321x806x ALLERGIC James Cummings Ms Rachel King 10 59kg 104
9 53722x240x RED EXCITEMENT Gerald Ryan James Innes Jnr 11 59kg 103
10 11x11820x5 CABEZA DE VACA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 3 59kg 101
11 x2x38x947x SATONO RASEN (JPN) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 8 59kg 101
12 11x55462x0 ACE HIGH David Payne Tye Angland 17 58.5kg 106
13 420x22525x SINGLE GAZE Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 6 57kg 108
14 1122x9131x SEDANZER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 12 57kg 105
15 111x0121x6 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 56.5kg 105
16e 13114656×6 PATRICK ERIN (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 15 59kg 97
17e x7433923x3 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Ms Rachel King 9 57kg 88

2018 Chelmsford Stakes Nominations

The 2018 Chelmsford Stakes nominations closed on Monday, August 27th and was headlined by Chris Waller’s Unforgotten and Gerald Ryan’s Prized Icon.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 11x55462x0 ACE HIGH H 4 David Payne 106
2 43321x806x ALLERGIC G 7 James Cummings 104
3 11x11820x5 CABEZA DE VACA G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 101
4 511x7389x0 CLASSIC UNIFORM G 6 Gary Moore 107
5 x5651111x0 CORDERO G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 95
6 x3613975x5 I AM COLDPLAY (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 102
7 x0335x695x IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 8 James Cummings 112
8 6528x420x8 LIBRAN (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 105
9 214x6110x4 LUVALUVA (NZ) M 4 John Sargent 95
10 363x27314x MR MOONLIGHT MAGIC (GB) H 6 James Cummings 109
11 x7433923x3 NETTOYER M 5 Wendy Roche 88
12 72x203x60x ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE) R 7 Chris Waller 107
13 13114656×6 PATRICK ERIN (NZ) G 7 Chris Waller 97
14 0x242630x3 PRIZED ICON H 5 Kris Lees 105
15 53722x240x RED EXCITEMENT G 9 Gerald Ryan 103
16 611x22x047 RELIGIFY G 8 Chris Waller 107
17 x2x38x947x SATONO RASEN (JPN) H 7 Chris Waller 101
18 1122x9131x SEDANZER M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 105
19 420x22525x SINGLE GAZE M 6 Chris Waller 108
20 111x0121x6 UNFORGOTTEN M 4 Chris Waller 105

Follow the link for the full 2018 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

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Unforgotten 1 minute 35.18 seconds
2nd Ace High
3rd Libran
2017
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 34.1 seconds
2nd Red Excitement
3rd Chocante
2016
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Hartnell 1 minute 39.1 seconds
2nd Grand Marshal
3rd Storm The Stars
2015
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Complacent 1 minute 37.68 seconds
2nd Kermadec
3rd Royal Descent
2014
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Hawkspur 1 minute 39.32 seconds
2nd Royal Descent
3rd Bagman
2013
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Hawkspur 1 minute 34.79 seconds
2nd Beaten Up
3rd Lightinthenite
2012
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Danleigh 1 minute 36.42 seconds
2nd Secret Admirer
3rd Lamasery
2011
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Trusting 1 minute 37.12 seconds
2nd My Kingdom Of Fife
3rd Strike The Stars
2010
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Theseo 1 minute 39.61 seconds
2nd Metal Bender
3rd Purple
2009
Chelmsford Stakes
1st O’Lonhro 1 minute 34.5 seconds
2nd Miss Marielle
3rd Triple Honour
2008
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Gallant Tess 1 minute 39.38 seconds
2nd Triple Honour
3rd Kishkat
2007
Chelmsford Stakes
Race Not Held  
2006
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Eremein 1 minute 35.15 seconds
2nd Newton’s Rings
3rd Aqua d’Amore
2005
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Nevis 1 minute 35.73 seconds
2nd Sir Dex
3rd Natural Blitz
2004
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Unearthly 1 minute 37.93 seconds
2nd So Assertive
3rd Niello
2003
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 35.06 seconds
2nd Platinum Scissors
3rd Excellerator
2002
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Platinum Scissors
3rd Republic Lass
2001
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Brave Prince 1 minute 24.51 seconds
2nd Zabeels Angel
3rd The Man
2000
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Pasta Express 1 minute 30.26 seconds
2nd Celestial Choir
3rd Al Mansour

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