Chatham Stakes

The Group 3 Chatham Stakes is a 1400m sprint held on Crown Oaks Day.

2016 Chatham Stakes Results

  • 1st: Rageese
  • 2nd: Arod
  • 3rd: Federal

Chatham Stakes News

Rageese Books 2016 Railway Stakes Run with Oaks Day Win

Rageese Books 2016 Railway Stakes Run with Oaks Day Win

Thursday’s L’Oreal Paris Stakes (Chatham Stakes) winner Rageese will head west across to Perth in a fortnight’s time stepping up to a mile for a shot at the Railway Stakes 2016. Trainer Darren Weir was impressed with the way the improving four-year-old Street Cry stallion hit the line at Flemington on Crown Oaks Day in…

The 2016 Chatham Stakes – run in 2016 as the L’Oreal Paris Stakes – is now held on Crown Oaks Day on the Thursday after Melbourne Cup Day on the first Tuesday of November.

An open handicap, the Chatham Stakes was originally run the Saturday before on Victoria Derby Day, but was moved from the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival to its Crown Oaks Day date.

The Group 3 race 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 now run on Crown Oaks Day and shares the Flemington card with two other Group status races: the $1 million Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) and the $200,000 Group 3 Red Roses Stakes (1100m) – both for three-year-old fillies.

The Chatham Stakes is often used as a lead up event to later races such as the Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m).

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 as well as the Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) or Moonee Valley’s Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m).

The 2016 Chatham Stakes will be held on November 3rd.

Chatham Stakes 2016
Date: November 3rd, 2016
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: 3YO&UP Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $200, 000

Chatham Stakes Betting Odds

See below for the latest Chatham Stakes odds along with links to the markets at for you to lock in your 2016 Chatham Stakes tips at the right price.

2016 Chatham Stakes Field

The 2016 Chatham Stakes field was released on Wednesday November 2 and features a final field of 15 middle distance gallopers including the Gary Moore-trained top-weight Takedown.

See below for the full 2016 Chatham Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw, following the link for a detailed race preview.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 243120×112 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Blake Shinn 12 59.5kg 109
2 x00x3x003x AROD (IRE) Chris Waller Craig Williams 7 59kg 108
3 63512832×6 AMOVATIO Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 4 57.5kg 105
4 60x07113x5 NINTH LEGION Peter Robl Brenton Avdulla 10 57.5kg 105
5 0x1900x70x HOOKED Wez Hunter Damien Oliver 6 57kg 104
6 0x5401342x KENJORWOOD Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 9 56.5kg 103
7 77×0002152 AKAVOROUN Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 5 54.5kg 99
8 7x0955x307 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 15 54.5kg 99
9 x1442x2334 FEDERAL John O’Shea James McDonald 1 54.5kg 99
10 x3x12x6830 COSMIC CUBE (NZ) Chris Waller Ben Melham 2 54kg 98
11 6211111×64 CLEARLY INNOCENT Greg Bennett Kerrin McEvoy 13 54kg 95
12 11735×4850 DAN ZEPHYR Pat Carey Michael Dee (a) 14 54kg 93
13 x00110x542 RAGEESE Darren Weir Damian Lane 8 54kg 88
14 60347972L7 TADDEI TONDO Gerard Moloney Patrick Moloney 3 54kg 87
15 23x0098x11 DENPURR Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Walker 11 54kg 83

2016 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 2016 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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1st Rageese 1 minuyte 21.53 seconds
2nd Arod
3rd Federal
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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