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The Group 3 Chatham Stakes is a 1400m sprint held on VRC Oaks Day at Flemington on the first Thursday of November.
Chatham Stakes News
The 2017 Chatham Stakes – run in 2017 as the TCL TV Stakes – is now held on VRC 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 VRC 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 VRC Oaks Day and shares the Flemington card with two other Group status races: the $1 million Group 1 $1 million VRC Oaks (2500m) and the Group 3 $200,000 Kennedy Plate (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), a race the 2017 Chatham Stakes winner Hellova Street finished second in.
Good lead-up races into the Chatham Stakes include the Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) on Caulfield Cup Day or even Flemington’s Group 2 Salinger Stakes (1200m) run on Derby Day.
The 2017 Chatham Stakes was held on Thursday November 9, 2017 as the TCL TV Stakes.
|Chatham Stakes 2017|
|Date:||Thursday November 9, 2017|
2017 Chatham Stakes Results
- 1st: #5 Hellova Street
- 2nd: #2 Supply And Demand
- 3rd: #10 Fox Hall
The Chatham Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order can be found below, the seven-horse race a wide open affair with three $5 equal favourites finishing in the first four. The Scott Brunton-trained Tasmanian visitor Hellova Street enjoyed a three-quarter length win on the day defeating the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Supply And Demand, while Fox Hall rounded out he trifecta in third.
|1||5||HELLOVA STREET||Scott Brunton||Brenton Avdulla||–||7||55.5kg||$5EF|
|2||2||SUPPLY AND DEMAND||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Beau Mertens (a)||0.75L||2||57.5kg||$5.50|
|3||10||FOX HALL||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||1.5L||3||54kg||$5EF|
|4||1||ULMANN||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||2.5L||5||58kg||$5EF|
|5||4||GRANDE ROSSO||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||2.7L||6||56.5kg||$7|
|6||9||ECHO EFFECT||Kristen Buchanan||Dwayne Dunn||6.45L||4||54kg||$5.50|
|7||7||WELL SPRUNG||Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor||Ben Melham||7.2L||1||54kg (cd 54.5kg)||$31|
|–||6||FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE)||William Haggas||Kerrin McEvoy||–||0||–||–|
|–||3||THE MONSTAR||Brett Cavanough||–||–||0||–||–|
|–||8||MUBAKKIR||Bill Papazaharoudakis||Stephen Baster||–||0||–||–|
2017 Chatham Stakes Betting Odds
See below for the latest 2017 Chatham Stakes odds along with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in your Chatham Stakes tips at the right price.
2017 Chatham Stakes Field
The 2017 Chatham Stakes field is released on the Monday leading-up to the race, one day before the Melbourne Cup, and rarely runs at the capacity 16 starters.
The Chatham Stakes 2017 Final Field – known as the TCL TV Stakes Field – drew only 10 runners and two early scratchings further reduced the line-up to just eight hopefuls led by the likes of Darren Weir’s Moonga Stakes winner Ulmann and the ultra-consistent Grafton Cup champ from the winter Supply And Demand.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||136x130x61||ULMANN||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||5||58kg||105|
|2||13521111×2||SUPPLY AND DEMAND||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Beau Mertens (a)||2||57.5kg||104|
|3||x031223443||THE MONSTAR||Brett Cavanough||–||9||57.5kg||104|
|4||21175×3194||GRANDE ROSSO||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||8||56.5kg||102|
|5||2221118×32||HELLOVA STREET||Scott Brunton||Brenton Avdulla||10||55.5kg||100|
|6||4×31190082||FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE)||William Haggas||Kerrin McEvoy||7||54kg||94|
|7||33032×6997||WELL SPRUNG||Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor||Ben Melham||1||54kg||89|
|8||4362126×06||MUBAKKIR||Bill Papazaharoudakis||Stephen Baster||6||54kg||88|
|9||7x2325x063||ECHO EFFECT||Kristen Buchanan||Dwayne Dunn||4||54kg||86|
|10||155216×212||FOX HALL||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||3||54kg||79|
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||Hellova Street||1 minute 22.4 seconds|
|2nd||Supply And Demand|
|1st||Rageese||1 minute 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|