Chelmsford Stakes

The Chelsmford Stakes is a Group 2 mile race run at Royal Randwick in September as a lead-up to the season's Group 1 races.

2019 Chelmsford Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Samadoubt
  • 2nd: #1 Avilius
  • 3rd: #15 Girl Tuesday



The Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes is a 1600m mile race held at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. It is the first mile weight-for-age race held during the carnival and attracts a star-studded field of Group 1 gallopers each season.

Worth a lucrative $250,000 in prize money, the Chelmsford Stakes makes a solid lead-up for horses heading towards races like the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) and Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Royal Randwick in early October.

The ideal lead-up race to the event is the Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) and many horses will go on to race in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) held three weeks later. Samadoubt (2019) was the last horse to do the Winx Stakes – Chelmsford Stakes double.

The Chelmsford Stakes Day card also features the Group 2 Tramway Stakes (1400m), Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m).

The Chelmsford Stakes has been won by many star horses over the years including four-time Cox Plate hero Winx (2017).

The latest edition of the Chelmsford Stakes ran on Saturday September 7, 2019 and was won in runaway fashion by Winx Stakes champion Samadoubt. 

Chelmsford Stakes
Date: Saturday September 7, 2019
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $250,000

2019 Chelmsford Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Samadoubt
  • 2nd: #1 Avilius
  • 3rd: #15 Girl Tuesday

The punters again forgot about Bjorn Baker’s class galloper Samadoubt who dominated the official Chelmsford Stakes 2019 Results with a 3.3 length victory over $2 favourite Avilius in an upset on the back of taking out the Group 1 Winx Stakes as a roughie hope.

Read more on the impressive Chelmsford Stakes 2019 win by Samadoubt.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 2 SAMADOUBT Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 14 59kg $10
2 1 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 3.3L 10 59kg $2F
3 15 GIRL TUESDAY Chris Waller James McDonald 3.4L 2 57kg $5
4 7 HARIPOUR (IRE) Chris Waller Joshua Parr 3.5L 1 59kg $51
5 3 FINCHE (GB) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 4.3L 8 59kg $26
6 11 ANGEL OF TRUTH Gwenda Markwell Luke Currie 4.5L 9 58.5kg $31
7 13 YOUNGSTAR Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 4.8L 12 57kg $41
8 16 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Glen Boss 5.6L 13 57kg $151
9 10 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) Chris Waller Jason Collett 5.9L 11 59kg $151
10 12 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 6.9L 6 57kg $7
11 9 MAURUS (GB) John Thompson Nash Rawiller 7L 5 59kg $151
12 6 PATRICK ERIN (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 8.5L 4 59kg $101
13 4 SHRAAOH (IRE) Chris Waller Jay Ford 8.7L 7 59kg $151
14 8 SIR CHARLES ROAD Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Andrew Adkins 8.9L 3 59kg $61
SB 14 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 0 57kg
5 SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) Kris Lees Nash Rawiller 0

2019 Chelmsford Stakes Odds

The spring’s top Chelsmford Stakes 2019 betting odds will be available right here courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au the week of the race.

2019 Chelmsford Stakes Field

The official 2019 Chelmsford Stakes field and barrier draw is released by Racing NSW the Wednesday of race week, the full line-up of Group 1 bound gallopers to be published below.

The Chelmsford Stakes 2019 Final Field attracted a star-studded line-up of 16 gallopers including eight for trainer Chris Waller who chases his third straight win in the race. Among Waller’s hopefuls are the defending Chelmsford Stakes winner Unforgotten (6) who faces a tough task against the likes of Cox Plate-bound Avilius from the Godolphin stables and Bjorn Baker’s upset Winx Stakes champion Samadoubt in the outside alley.

Update: The 2019 Chelmsford Stakes Field is down to 15 hopefuls with Avilius now odds-on in betting after the scratching of #5 Sixties Groove (9) who contested Friday’s Wyong Gold Cup (finishing 15th of 16) instead.

Read more on the Avilius-led Chelmsford Stakes 2019 field now.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 40x11511x4 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 11 59kg 118
2 51241915×1 SAMADOUBT Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 16 59kg 109
3 x655x1x34x FINCHE (GB) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 8 59kg 108
4 2x1x92321x SHRAAOH (IRE) Chris Waller Jay Ford 7 59kg 108
5 x310x3321x SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) Kris Lees Nash Rawiller 9 59kg 108
6 41x46797x9 PATRICK ERIN (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 4 59kg 103
7 79x818328x HARIPOUR (IRE) Chris Waller Joshua Parr 1 59kg 102
8 7x444740x7 SIR CHARLES ROAD Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Andrew Adkins 3 59kg 101
9 430x02062x MAURUS (GB) John Thompson TBA 5 59kg 97
10 22x87400x0 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) Chris Waller Jason Collett 13 59kg 96
11 x11x16511x ANGEL OF TRUTH Gwenda Markwell Luke Currie 10 58.5kg 106
12 38x53403x6 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 6 57kg 107
13 3276x059x8 YOUNGSTAR Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 14 57kg 107
14 34449x16x4 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 12 57kg 102
15 x8888123x1 GIRL TUESDAY Chris Waller James McDonald 2 57kg 100
16 010x58158x NETTOYER Wendy Roche Glen Boss 15 57kg 96

Chelmsford Stakes History

First held in 1895 and won by Newman, the Chelmsford Stakes has been won by several big names including the legendary Phar Lap in 1930 and by Tulloch in 1960.

The triple winners of the race are Limerick in 1926-28, Roman Consul in 1967-69 and Delta in 1950-52. The double winners include The Chief in 1898-99, Prince Foote in 1909-10, Duke Foote in 1912-13, Rogilla in 1933-34, Prince Darious in 1957-58, Kingston Town in 1980-81, Stargazer in 1990-91 and Lonhro in 2002-03.

The standout Chelsmford Stakes winner in recent history is the former Chris Waller-trained hero Winx (2017), the mighty mare winning four Cox Plates over her career.

Recent Chelmsford Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Samadoubt 1 minute 35.15 seconds
2nd Avilius
3rd Girl Tuesday
2018
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Unforgotten 1 minute 35.18 seconds
2nd Ace High
3rd Libran
2017
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 34.1 seconds
2nd Red Excitement
3rd Chocante
2016
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Hartnell 1 minute 39.1 seconds
2nd Grand Marshal
3rd Storm The Stars
2015
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Complacent 1 minute 37.68 seconds
2nd Kermadec
3rd Royal Descent
2014
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Hawkspur 1 minute 39.32 seconds
2nd Royal Descent
3rd Bagman
2013
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Hawkspur 1 minute 34.79 seconds
2nd Beaten Up
3rd Lightinthenite
2012
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Danleigh 1 minute 36.42 seconds
2nd Secret Admirer
3rd Lamasery
2011
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Trusting 1 minute 37.12 seconds
2nd My Kingdom Of Fife
3rd Strike The Stars
2010
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Theseo 1 minute 39.61 seconds
2nd Metal Bender
3rd Purple
2009
Chelmsford Stakes
1st O’Lonhro 1 minute 34.5 seconds
2nd Miss Marielle
3rd Triple Honour
2008
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Gallant Tess 1 minute 39.38 seconds
2nd Triple Honour
3rd Kishkat
2007
Chelmsford Stakes
Race Not Held  
2006
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Eremein 1 minute 35.15 seconds
2nd Newton’s Rings
3rd Aqua d’Amore
2005
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Nevis 1 minute 35.73 seconds
2nd Sir Dex
3rd Natural Blitz
2004
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Unearthly 1 minute 37.93 seconds
2nd So Assertive
3rd Niello
2003
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 35.06 seconds
2nd Platinum Scissors
3rd Excellerator
2002
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Platinum Scissors
3rd Republic Lass
2001
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Brave Prince 1 minute 24.51 seconds
2nd Zabeels Angel
3rd The Man
2000
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Pasta Express 1 minute 30.26 seconds
2nd Celestial Choir
3rd Al Mansour

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