Chipping Norton Stakes

The Chipping Norton Stakes is a Group 1 Sydney race run early during the Autumn Racing Carnival dominated in 2016-19 by glamour mare Winx who won her third by 7 lengths and record fourth in 2019 before retirement.

2022 Chipping Norton Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Verry Elleegant
  • 2nd: #12 She's Ideel
  • 3rd: #5 Angel Of Truth



The Chipping Norton Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age race held at Royal Randwick Racecourse during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. It is one of Sydney’s first Group 1 races of the year and offers $600,000 in prize money.

The Chipping Norton Stakes is run over 1600m and is open to all horses aged 3 years and older.

Run on Chipping Norton Stakes Day in late February or early March, the best lead up race is the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) which is held two weeks earlier at Royal Randwick. Winx completed the Apollo Stakes – Chipping Norton Stakes double twice in 2016 and 2017. Winx returned in the 2018 Chipping Norton Stakes first-up and recorded an incredible seven length win to become a three-time champion of the race. In her final preparation before retirement, Winx also completed the Apollo Stakes – Chipping Norton Stakes double in 2019.

There are five other Group status support acts on Chipping Norton Stakes Day with the Surround Stakes (1400m) elevated to Group 1 status for the 2018 edition, Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m), Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m), Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) and the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) all hosted by the Australian Turf Club (ATC).

The 2021 Chipping Norton Stakes was won by Chris Waller’s brilliant mare Verry Elleegant, subsequent winner of that year’s Melbourne Cup!

Waller won his 10th Chipping Norton Stakes with Verry Elleegant going back-to-back in 2022.

The 2022 Chipping Norton Stakes ran on Saturday February 26, 2022 and saw Chris Waller’s superb mare Verry Elleegant ($2.50F) successfully defend her title on a Heavy (10) track. 

Chipping Norton Stakes 2022
Date: Saturday February 26, 2022
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $600,000

2022 Chipping Norton Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Verry Elleegant ($2.50F)
  • 2nd: #12 She’s Ideel
  • 3rd: #5 Angel Of Truth

Chris Waller’s champion mare Verry Elleegant ($2.50F) enjoyed her 11th career Group 1 success defending her title in the 2022 Chipping Norton Stakes results ahead of roughie hopes She’s Ideel ($71) who flashed into second from the back and front-runner Angel Of Truth ($61) who held for third.

Click here to read more on the incredible second Chipping Norton Stakes victory by the mighty Verry Elleegant. 

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 8 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 3 57kg $2.50F
2 12 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 0.14L 5 57kg $71
3 5 ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jay Ford 1.34L 9 59kg $61
4 1 THINK IT OVER Kerry Parker Nash Rawiller 1.37L 6 59kg $4.80
5 3 TOP RANKED (IRE) Annabel Neasham Hugh Bowman 1.41L 7 59kg $10
6 13 DUAIS Edward Cummings Joshua Parr 1.63L 1 57kg $101
7 10 MONTEFILIA David Payne Jason Collett 2.61L 4 57kg $17
8 9 COLETTE James Cummings Tim Clark 2.75L 2 57kg $3.60
9 4 MOUNT POPA (IRE) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 2.82L 10 59kg $41
10 6 STOCKMAN (NZ) Joseph Pride Sam Clipperton 4.66L 8 59kg $26
7 MAXIMAL (GB) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 0
2 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Regan Bayliss 0
11 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller Chad Schofield 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Chipping Norton Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Chipping Norton Stakes 2022 betting odds on the weight-for-age autumn hopefuls will be found below as soon as released by Ladbrokes.com.au.

Te Akau Shark ($2.80 in 2020) followed by Verry Ellegant ($2.30 in 2021 and $2.50 in 2022) are the latest favourites in Chipping Norton Stakes betting to win.

2022 Chipping Norton Stakes Field

The Chipping Norton Stakes field features a host of smart autumn milers and is released on the Wednesday before the race.

The official 2022 Chipping Norton Stakes field and barriers are released on Wednesday February 23, 2022 and will be published below.

A top line-up of middle-distance gallopers do battle in the Chipping Norton Stakes 2022 final field including Apollo Stakes champ Think It Over chasing a fifth win on the trot and Chris Waller’s Melbourne Cup hero Verry Elleegant.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the 2022 Chipping Norton Stakes field and betting markets.

  • SCRATCHINGS UPDATE: #2 Kolding (7); #7 Maximal (1); #11 Hungry Heart (10)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 4x613111x1 THINK IT OVER Kerry Parker Nash Rawiller 8 59kg 118
2 2501x599x0 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Regan Bayliss 7 59kg 113
3 6x13624x3x TOP RANKED (IRE) Annabel Neasham Hugh Bowman 9 59kg 108
4 1x211x088x MOUNT POPA (IRE) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 13 59kg 103
5 6538x2500x ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jay Ford 12 59kg 100
6 2311x0244x STOCKMAN (NZ) Joseph Pride Sam Clipperton 11 59kg 100
7 8x2242x6x0 MAXIMAL (GB) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 1 58.5kg 96
8 12x21431x7 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 4 57kg 122
9 54x65118x2 COLETTE James Cummings Tim Clark 3 57kg 112
10 6345x3214x MONTEFILIA David Payne Jason Collett 5 57kg 110
11 11x84837x4 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller Chad Schofield 10 57kg 107
12 4x371970x0 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 6 57kg 105
13 121x3610x9 DUAIS Edward Cummings Joshua Parr 2 57kg 104

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Chipping Norton Stakes Nominations

Nominations for Chipping Norton Stakes in 2022 are taken the Monday of race week and will be updated in full below.

Fifteen weight-for-age stars feature in the 2022 Chipping Norton Stakes nominations including Chris Waller’s Melbourne Cup champion Verry Elleegant racing second-up and defending her title in the autumn feature.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 6538x2500x ANGEL OF TRUTH G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 100
2 3x545432x3 CASCADIAN (GB) G 7 James Cummings 112
3 54x65118x2 COLETTE M 5 James Cummings
4 121x3610x9 DUAIS M 4 Edward Cummings
5 11x84837x4 HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 107
6 2501x599x0 KOLDING (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 114
7 8x2242x6x0 MAXIMAL (GB) H 4 John O’Shea 96
8 6345x3214x MONTEFILIA M 4 David Payne
9 1x211x088x MOUNT POPA (IRE) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
10 4x371970x0 SHE’S IDEEL M 6 Bjorn Baker 105
11 0x877247x8 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) G 9 Sam Kavanagh 92
12 2311x0244x STOCKMAN (NZ) G 5 Joseph Pride 100
13 4x613111x1 THINK IT OVER G 6 Kerry Parker 118
14 6x13624x3x TOP RANKED (IRE) H 6 Annabel Neasham 108
15 12x21431x7 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Chipping Norton Stakes History

The Chipping Norton Stakes was a Group 2 race between 1980 and 1985 and was also occasionally run at Randwick where it will take place in 2017. Originally hosted at Warwick Farm Racecourse, the Stakes was won by Tie The Knot over four consecutive years from 1999 to 2002. Even the legendary Phar Lap won the Chipping Norton Stakes in 1930.

Other notable Chipping Norton Stakes winners include Danleigh (2011), Shoot Out (2012-13) and of course the world’s best mare Winx (2016-19) who posted four straight wins in the race including a seven length romp home in 2018.

Chris Waller prepared his tenth Chipping Norton Stakes winner in 12 years with Verry Elleegant going back-to-back in 2021 and 2022.

See below for the Chipping Norton Stakes winners dating back to 2000.

Recent Chipping Norton Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2022
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Verry Elleegant 1 minute 39.64 seconds
2nd She’s Ideel
3rd Angel Of Truth
2021
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Verry Ellegant 1 minute 35.49 seconds
2nd Colette
3rd Avilius
2020
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Te Akau Shark 1 minute 33.87 seconds
2nd Verry Elleegant
3rd Fierce Impact
2019
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 33.27 seconds
2nd Happy Clapper
3rd Unforgotten
2018
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 34.92 seconds
2nd Prized Icon
3rd Classic Uniform
2017
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 40.37 seconds
2nd Lasqueti Spirit
3rd Who Shot Thebarman
2016
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 33.9 seconds
2nd Dibayani
3rd Hauraki
2015
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Contributer 1 minute 36.5 seconds
2nd Hartnell
3rd He’s Your Man
2014
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Boban 1 minute 38.2 seconds
2nd It’s A Dundeel
3rd Hawkspur
2013
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Shoot Out 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Monton
3rd Danleigh
2012
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Shoot Out 1 minute 37.4 seconds
2nd Danleigh
3rd Trusting
2011
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Danleigh 1 minute 35.7 seconds
2nd Centennial Park
3rd Sacred Choice
2010
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Theseo 1 minute 37.45 seconds
2nd Rangirangdoo
3rd Danleigh
2009
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Tuesday Joy 1 minute 34.8 seconds
2nd Vision And Power
3rd Gallant Tess
2008
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Casino Prince 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Tuesday Joy
3rd Sniper?s Bullet
2007
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st He?s No Pie Eater 1 minute 37.6 seconds
2nd Desert War
3rd Mentality
2006
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Desert War 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Eremein
3rd Ike?s Dream
2005
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Grand Armee 1 minute 35.4 seconds
2nd Court?s In Session
3rd Winning Belle
2004
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Starcraft 1 minute 40.8 seconds
2nd Ambulance
3rd Gentle Genius
2003
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 37.9 seconds
2nd Shogun Lodge
3rd Dress Circle
2002
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Tie The Knot 1 minute 37.3 seconds
2nd Freemason
3rd Universal Prince
2001
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Tie The Knot 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Dottoressa
3rd Referral
2000
Chipping Norton Stakes
1st Tie The Knot 1 minute 37.7 seconds
2nd Adam
3rd Staging

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