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The Group 3 Chatham Stakes is a 1400m sprint held on Mackinnon Stakes Day at Flemington on the Saturday after the Melbourne Cup.
2019 Chatham Stakes Results
- 1st: #10 Reykjavik
- 2nd: #3 Admiral's Joker
- 3rd: #12 Noble Boy
Chatham Stakes News
The 2019 Chatham Stakes is now held on Mackinnon Stakes Day on the Saturday after Melbourne Cup Day on the first Tuesday of November.
An open handicap race, the Chatham Stakes was originally run the Saturday before on Victoria Derby Day but was moved from the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival to VRC Oaks Day and then to its current Mackinnon Stakes date.
The Group 3 race is contested over 1400m offering $200,000 in total prizemoney.
The Chatham Stakes shares the Flemington card with two elite level features: the Group 1 $2 million Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) for Cox Plate graduates and the Group 1 $2 million Darley Sprint Classic (1200m) held down the iconic ‘Straight Six’ at HQ.
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. Many Chatham Stakes winners go on to bigger and better things the following year including the 2018 winner Dreamforce who subsequently enjoyed placings in the 2019 George Ryder Stakes (3rd) to Winx, 2019 Doncaster Mile (2nd) and 2019 George Main Stakes (2nd).
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 2019 Chatham Stakes was held on Saturday November 9, 2019 and won by Artie Schiller stallion Reykjavik.
|Chatham Stakes 2019|
|Date:||Saturday November 9, 2019|
2019 Chatham Stakes Results
- 1st: #10 Reykjavik
- 2nd: #3 Admiral’s Joker
- 3rd: #12 Noble Boy
|1||10||REYKJAVIK||Lindsey Smith||Dean Yendall||–||1||54.5kg||$11|
|2||3||ADMIRAL’S JOKER||Kylie Vella||Craig Williams||0.2L||8||57kg||$3.60F|
|3||12||NOBLE BOY||Todd Blowes||Brodie Loy||0.3L||10||54kg||$9|
|4||6||ICONOCLASM||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||1.55L||4||56kg||$3.90|
|5||8||MANOLO BLAHNIQ (NZ)||Tony Noonan||Jake Noonan||2.3L||7||55kg||$21|
|6||5||HAUNTED||James Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||3.3L||11||56kg||$7|
|7||9||RICH ITCH||Shawn Mathrick||Dwayne Dunn||3.5L||5||55kg||$31|
|8||11||KEN’S DREAM||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Ms Linda Meech||3.7L||9||54kg||$31|
|9||1||STREETS OF AVALON||Shane Nichols||Clayton Douglas||4.45L||12||59kg||$8.50|
|10||7||KASPERSKY (IRE)||Michelle Payne||Ms Michelle Payne||8.2L||2||56kg||$101|
|11||4||TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||8.4L||3||57kg||$26|
|12||13||WILLI WILLI||Craig Widdison||Beau Mertens||9.65L||6||54kg||$151|
|–||14||EAST INDIAMAN||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Luke Currie||–||0||–||–|
|–||2||WIDGEE TURF||Patrick Payne||Brad Rawiller||–||0||–||–|
2019 Chatham Stakes Betting Odds
See below for the latest 2019 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.
2019 Chatham Stakes Field
The 2019 Chatham Stakes field is released on the Wednesday leading-up to the race, one day after the Melbourne Cup, and rarely runs at the capacity 16 starters.
The Chatham Stakes 2019 Final Field features 14 hopefuls including the flying Admiral’s Joker chasing a fifth win on the trot following a last start Seymour Cup success over the mile. Noble Boy is narrow favourite in an open Chatham Stakes betting market after a close fourth in the Goulburn Cup carrying four kilos more, while the rails-drawn Widgee Turf (second to Dreamforce in 2018) has claims having finished third in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes earlier in the spring.
Update: The Chatham Stakes field is down to 12 runners after the scratchings of #2 Widgee Turf (1) and #14 East Indiaman (12)
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||510×504018||STREETS OF AVALON||Shane Nichols||Ben Melham||14||59kg||104|
|2||21017×5392||WIDGEE TURF||Patrick Payne||Brad Rawiller||1||59kg||104|
|3||251821×111||ADMIRAL’S JOKER||Kylie Vella||Craig Williams||9||57kg||100|
|4||932225×837||TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||4||57kg||100|
|5||3×13983231||HAUNTED||James Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||13||56kg||98|
|6||0x105x0301||ICONOCLASM||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||5||56kg||98|
|7||x5252720x0||KASPERSKY (IRE)||Michelle Payne||Ms Michelle Payne||3||56kg||98|
|8||272240×924||MANOLO BLAHNIQ (NZ)||Tony Noonan||Jake Noonan||8||55kg||96|
|9||5×21128314||RICH ITCH||Shawn Mathrick||Dwayne Dunn||6||55kg||96|
|10||x1653138x7||REYKJAVIK||Lindsey Smith||Dean Yendall||2||54.5kg||95|
|11||426x2x79x0||KEN’S DREAM||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Ms Linda Meech||10||54kg||93|
|12||x141116x44||NOBLE BOY||Todd Blowes||Brodie Loy||11||54kg||92|
|13||006x65398x||WILLI WILLI||Craig Widdison||Beau Mertens||7||54kg||87|
|14||122139×312||EAST INDIAMAN||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Luke Currie||12||54kg||80|
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), Fawkner (2012) and Dreamforce (2018). Chatham Stakes results, winners and winning times since 2000 are provided below.
Chatham Stakes Results
|1st||Reykjavik||1 minute 23.22 seconds|
|1st||Dreamforce||1 minute 22.12 seconds|
|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|