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|
2016 Chatham Stakes Betting Odds
See below for the latest 2016 Chatham Stakes odds along with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au 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 Tab.com.au 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
|1st||Rageese||1 minuyte 21.53 seconds|
|1st||Disposition||1 minute 23.6 seconds|
|1st||Hucklebuck||1 minute 23.3 seconds|
|1st||Smokin’ Joey||1 minute 23.4 seconds|
|3rd||Strike The Stars|
|1st||Fawkner||1 minute 20.9 seconds|
|1st||Woorim||1 minute 23.5 seconds|
|1st||Poor Judge||1 minute 25.7 seconds|
|1st||Centennial Park||1 minute 22.3 seconds|
|3rd||Royal Ida/Sniper’s Bullet|
|1st||All Silent||1 minute 22.4 seconds|
|1st||Count To Zero||1 minute 23.7 seconds|
|1st||Malcolm||1 minute 22.9 seconds|
|3rd||Live In Vain|
|1st||Rockford Bay||1 minute 22.2 seconds|
|1st||Great Is Great||1 minute 22.7 seconds|
|1st||Scenic Park||1 minute 24.0 seconds|
|1st||To Be Fair||1 minute 22.3 seconds|
|1st||Scenic Park||1 minute 21.3 seconds|
|1st||Matter Of Honour||1 minute 23.8 seconds|