Chatham Stakes

The Group 3 Chatham Stakes is a 1400m sprint held on Victoria Derby Day.

Chatham Stakes News

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The 2015 Chatham Stakes is held on Victoria Derby Day every year, just a few days before Melbourne Cup Day.

An open handicap, the Chatham Stakes is open to horses aged three years and older and is contested over 1400m. With $200,000 at stake, the Chatham Stakes is quite a lucrative Group 3 event.

The Chatham Stakes is held on Victoria Derby Day, which means it shares the race program with a number of major spring feature races. These are the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m), Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m), Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m), Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m), Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m), Group 2 Salinger Stakes (1200m), Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) and Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m).

The Chatham Stakes is often used as a lead up event to later races such as the Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m), or for the classier types, the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m).

There are few specific lead up events to the Chatham Stakes. Often, horses will come off a run in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) to contest this race.

The 2015 Chatham Stakes will be held on October 31st.

Chatham Stakes 2015
Date: October 31st, 2015
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: 3YO&UP Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $200 000

2015 Chatham Stakes Field

The Chatham Stakes field usually attracts a fairly successful selection of horses. Most of the runners in the Chatham Stakes field are coming off the back of extensive spring campaigns and multiple runs in other races at similar distances. As a result, the Chatham Stakes field can get quite competitive, with current-season group winners lining up against a few sprinters keen to get their names in lights.

The 2015 Chatham Stakes field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 6x5979x547 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith Ms Kathy O’Hara 16 59kg 107
2 x299x53834 MESSENE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 4 58.5kg 106
3 122x24x122 DISPOSITION Lee & Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 11 57.5kg 104
4 6x5120x260 CHARLIE BOY Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 10 57kg 103
5 265x10042x KOOL KOMPANY (IRE) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 8 57kg 103
6 27202×3646 NINTH LEGION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 12 57kg 103
7 8102311115 CHARMED HARMONY John Sadler Opie Bosson 14 56.5kg 102
8 3111x1180x RED EXCITEMENT Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 5 56kg 101
9 x555x34049 RICHIE’S VIBE Paul Beshara Dom Tourneur 3 54.5kg 98
10 7x171262x7 MR UTOPIA Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 6 54kg 97
11 x0787520x6 HOSTING Greg Eurell Damian Lane 7 54kg 94
12 x2417111x3 ARTLEE Todd Willan Mitchell Bell 2 54kg 92
13 11335528×5 GRACIOUS PROSPECT David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 15 54kg 92
14 1x257x1231 GOOD PROJECT Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 13 54kg 90
15 8x137423x2 SAN DIEGO John O’Shea James McDonald 1 54kg 90
16 9x03392x61 SADAQA Mick Cerchi Damien Thornton (a) 9 54kg 82

2015 Chatham Stakes Nominations

Chatham Stakes nominations are characterised by their already extensive springs and by and large their ability to win at a variety of distances. Chatham Stakes nominations often hail from a variety of sources, with some coming from local stables and some from elsewhere in Australia, particularly Sydney stables.

The 2015 Chatham Stakes nominations will be below.

Chatham Stakes History

Inaugurated in 1986, the Chatham Stakes is fairly young in comparison to a lot of Flemington races.

The race is named after Chatham, Australian Racing Hall of Fame inductee and renowned miler. Chatham had considerable pedigree, with a Melbourne Cup winner (Windbag) for a sire and the granddaughter of an English Triple Crown winner (Flying Fox) for a dam (Myosotis). Chatham won the 1932 and 1934 Cox Plate, as well as two Epsom Handicaps and a few Craven Plates, among other major wins.

The Chatham Stakes is one of those races that is often run under a sponsor name. Throughout the years, the Chatham Stakes has been known variously as the Hong Kong Jockey Club Plate, the AAMI International, the Yallambee Stud Stakes, the AAMI Business Insurance Stakes and the Stakes.

In 1997, the Chatham Stakes was briefly run over 1417 metres.

Notable Chatham Stakes winners include Avannotto (1986), Bezeal Bay (1998), Scenic Park (2001) and Fawkner (2012). Chatham Stakes results, winners and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

Chatham Stakes Results





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3rd TBD
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1st Disposition 1 minute 23.6 seconds
2nd San Diego
3rd Hosting
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1st Hucklebuck 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd Alma’s Fury
3rd Generalife
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1st Smokin’ Joey 1 minute 23.4 seconds
2nd Galah
3rd Strike The Stars
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1st Fawkner 1 minute 20.9 seconds
2nd Free Wheeling
3rd Wall Street
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1st Woorim 1 minute 23.5 seconds
2nd Thankgodyou’rehere
3rd Toorak Toff
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1st Poor Judge 1 minute 25.7 seconds
2nd Demerit
3rd Centennial Park
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1st Centennial Park 1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd McClintock
3rd Royal Ida/Sniper’s Bullet
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1st All Silent 1 minute 22.4 seconds
2nd Sniper’s Bullet
3rd Stickpin
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1st Count To Zero 1 minute 23.7 seconds
2nd Spielmeister
3rd Royal Ida
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1st Malcolm 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd Mr Ubiquitous
3rd Live In Vain
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1st Rockford Bay 1 minute 22.2 seconds
2nd Zankel
3rd Valedictum
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1st Great Is Great 1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Amtrak
3rd Regent Street
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1st Scenic Park 1 minute 24.0 seconds
2nd Lord Volksraad
3rd Shogun Lodge
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1st To Be Fair 1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd Palladium Star
3rd Tarcoola Midnight
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1st Scenic Park 1 minute 21.3 seconds
2nd Desert Eagle
3rd Super Impressive
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1st Matter Of Honour 1 minute 23.8 seconds
2nd Typhoon Barney
3rd Aka Bilk