Chelmsford Stakes

The Chelsmford Stakes is a Group 2 mile race run at Royal Randwick in September as a lead-up to the season's Group 1 races.

2021 Chelmsford Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Think It Over
  • 2nd: #11 Riodini
  • 3rd: #14 Montefilia



The Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes is a 1600m mile race held at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. It is the first mile weight-for-age race held during the carnival and attracts a star-studded field of Group 1 gallopers each season.

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 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) and many horses will go on to race in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) held three weeks later. Samadoubt (2019) was the last horse to do the Winx Stakes – Chelmsford Stakes double.

The Chelmsford Stakes Day card also features the Group 2 Tramway Stakes (1400m), Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m).

The Chelmsford Stakes has been won by many star horses over the years including four-time Cox Plate hero Winx (2017).

The latest edition of the Chelmsford Stakes ran on Saturday September 4, 2021 and was won in a photo by Think It Over. 

Chelmsford Stakes
Date: Saturday September 4, 2021
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $250,000

2021 Chelmsford Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Think It Over
  • 2nd: #11 Riodini
  • 3rd: #14 Montefilia

The Kerry Parker-trained Group 1 winner Think It Over ($4.20) took until the final stride to run down the brave leader Riodini ($41) and claim a narrow photo-finish victory in the 2021 Chelmsford Stakes results at Randwick.

Click here to read more on the thrilling late victory by Think It Over in the Chelmsford Stakes 2021.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 THINK IT OVER Kerry Parker Nash Rawiller 10 59kg $4.20
2 11 RIODINI (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 0.06L 4 59kg $41
3 14 MONTEFILIA David Payne Joshua Parr 2.8L 11 56.5kg $18
4 2 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Hugh Bowman 3.49L 3 59kg $3F
5 4 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3.61L 9 59kg $12
6 10 FUN FACT Bjorn Baker Robbie Dolan 4.12L 8 59kg $61
7 13 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 4.2L 1 57kg $6
8 12 KUKERACHA (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 4.61L 13 58.5kg $8
9 9 ORDER AGAIN (NZ) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 6.06L 7 59kg $51
10 6 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Regan Bayliss 6.23L 12 59kg $31
11 8 ATTORNEY (FR) Matthew Smith Tom Sherry (a) 6.26L 6 59kg $151
12 3 NANCHO (GER) Anthony Cummings Tim Clark 11.43L 5 59kg $15
13 7 SELINO (GB) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 13.32L 2 59kg $151
5 DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) Chris Waller Jay Ford 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Chelmsford Stakes Odds

The spring’s top Chelsmford Stakes 2021 betting odds will be available right here courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au the week of the race.

Mister Sea Wolf ($5EF in 2020) was the last Chelmsford Stakes favourite to salute for the punters.

2021 Chelmsford Stakes Field

The official 2021 Chelmsford Stakes field and barrier draw is released by Racing NSW the Wednesday of race week, the full line-up of Group 1 bound gallopers to be published below.

The Chelmsford Stakes 2021 final field features 14 weight-for-age hopefuls including shock Winx Stakes third placegetter She’s Ideel drawn the rails and the James Cummings-trained favourite Cascadian also drawn well in gate three.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the 2021 Chelmsford Stakes field and betting markets.

  • Scratched: #5 Dashing Willoughby (11)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 103x1214x6 THINK IT OVER Kerry Parker Nash Rawiller 10 59kg 114
2 825x3413x5 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Hugh Bowman 3 59kg 112
3 1x1211111x NANCHO (GER) Anthony Cummings Tim Clark 5 59kg 107
4 27x120138x SHARED AMBITION (IRE) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 9 59kg 106
5 579x11400x DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) Chris Waller Jay Ford 11 59kg 105
6 4508x663x0 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Regan Bayliss 13 59kg 105
7 228x86541x SELINO (GB) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 2 59kg 105
8 04x241441x ATTORNEY (FR) Matthew Smith Tom Sherry (a) 6 59kg 102
9 x146x32317 ORDER AGAIN (NZ) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 7 59kg 102
10 02634100×6 FUN FACT Bjorn Baker Robbie Dolan 8 59kg 100
11 3x9230x875 RIODINI (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 4 59kg 98
12 217x6321x2 KUKERACHA (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 14 58.5kg 103
13 25x32324x3 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 1 57kg 106
14 4113x6345x MONTEFILIA David Payne Joshua Parr 12 56.5kg 104

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

[“cf year”] Chelmsford Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Chelmsford Stakes in 2021 close the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2021 Chelmsford Stakes nominations are now out featuring a star-studded line-up of 18 hopefuls led in pre-field betting by Cascadian, Think It Over and the top-rated Kolding.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 0x22501x59 KOLDING (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 1 59kg 116
2 103x1214x6 THINK IT OVER G 6 Kerry Parker 2 59kg 114
3 825x3413x5 CASCADIAN (GB) G 7 James Cummings 3 59kg 112
4 1x1211111x NANCHO (GER) G 7 Anthony Cummings 4 59kg 107
5 27x120138x SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 5= 59kg 106
6 95x41690x0 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) G 7 Chris Waller 5= 59kg 106
7 25x32324x3 SHE’S IDEEL M 6 Bjorn Baker 5= 57kg 106
8 579x11400x DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 8= 59kg 105
9 4508x663x0 MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 8= 59kg 105
10 228x86541x SELINO (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 8= 59kg 105
11 4113x6345x MONTEFILIA M 4 David Payne 11 56.5kg 104
12 217x6321x2 KUKERACHA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 12 58.5kg 103
13 04x241441x ATTORNEY (FR) G 7 Matthew Smith 13= 59kg 102
14 x146x32317 ORDER AGAIN (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 13= 59kg 102
15 02634100×6 FUN FACT G 6 Bjorn Baker 15 59kg 100
16 706×062641 BERDIBEK (FR) G 8 John O’Shea 16= 59kg 98
17 3x9230x875 RIODINI (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 16= 59kg 98
18 62120421×4 CEPHEUS (GB) H 5 Matthew Dunn 18 59kg 91

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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.

The standout Chelsmford Stakes winner in recent history is the former Chris Waller-trained hero Winx (2017), the mighty mare winning four Cox Plates over her career.

Waller took his record in the Chelmsford up to six wins in nine years with the 2020 success of Mister Sea Wolf.

Recent Chelmsford Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Think It Over 1 minute 35.77 seconds
2nd Riodini
3rd Montefilia
2020
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Mister Sea Wolf 1 minute 34.32 seconds
2nd Yulong Prince
3rd Finche
2019
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Samadoubt 1 minute 35.15 seconds
2nd Avilius
3rd Girl Tuesday
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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