Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes

The Ladbrokes Chairman's Stakes is Group 3 race for two-year-olds run in February as a lead-up to the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes.

2018 Blue Diamond Fillies Preview Results

  • 1st: #3 Lady Horseowner
  • 2nd: #2 Crossing The Abbey
  • 3rd: #4 Oohood



The 2018 Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes is a Group 3 race contested at Caulfield Racecourse in early February during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

The meeting features two Group status races with the Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes accompanied on the card by the Group 3 Ladbrokes Manfred Stakes (1200m) for three-year-olds.

Run over a short sprint distance of 1000m the Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes is open only to two-year-olds and is contested under set weights plus penalties conditions. The event offers $150,000 in total prize money.

Youngsters may be kicking off their careers or autumn campaigns in the Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes in Melbourne and the race serves as a good lead-up to the Group 1 $1.5 million Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m). Extreme Choice (2016) was the last horse to complete the MRC Chairman’s Stakes – Blue Diamond Stakes double, while the 2017 Chairman’s Stakes winning filly Formality went on to run third in the Blue Diamond Stakes trifecta behind stablemate Catchy that year.

The Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes 2018 ran on Saturday February 3, 2018 and was won for the second time in a row by a Lindsay Park-trained filly, Ennis Hill.

2018 Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes
Date: Saturday February 3, 2018
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: 2YO – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2018 Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Ennis Hill
  • 2nd: #1 Encryption
  • 3rd: #4 Prairie Fire

See below for the full Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes 2018 Results, the race won comprehensively by the Lindsay Park-trained filly Ennis Hill on way to the Blue Diamond Stakes on February 24. Last year fellow Lindsay Park-trained filly Formality won the Chairman’s Stakes before a third to stablemate Catchy in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes Trifecta.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 6 ENNIS HILL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Stephen Baster 5 54kg $5.50
2 1 ENCRYPTION James Cummings Damian Lane 1.5L 3 56kg $3.20F
3 4 PRAIRIE FIRE Mick Price Mark Zahra 2.75L 6 56kg $19
4 3 LOGAN RIVER Tony McEvoy Jamie Kah 4L 2 56kg $4.20
5 5 SUNSET WATCH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 5.25L 7 56kg $5.50
6 9 OF IMPORTANCE Mick Price Damien Oliver 8.75L 1 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $7.50
7 8 NO TIME LIKE NOW Mick Price Michael Dee 16.75L 4 54kg $21
2 CHICAGO TYPEWRITER Phillip Stokes Regan Bayliss 0
7 METRONOME Michael Kent Ms Stephanie Thornton (a) 0

2018 Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes Odds & Betting

The best Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes 2018 odds will be available below with autumn betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au as soon as prices are open on the hopeful young two-year-olds.

2018 Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes Field

The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes field attracts a line-up of promising two-year-old sprinters each autumn, many heading towards a run in the season’s Blue Diamond Stakes field.

The official 2018 Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes field and barriers are set for release on January 31, 2018 and will be published in full below.

The Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes 2018 Final Field attracted nine two-year-olds including the returning Lonhro colt Encryption who ran second behind Blue Diamond Stakes hope Run Naan in the Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) last November.

Read more on the official 2018 MRC Chairman’s Stakes Field & Betting Odds.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 32x ENCRYPTION James Cummings Damian Lane 4 56kg 68
2 12 CHICAGO TYPEWRITER Phillip Stokes Regan Bayliss 3 56kg 65
3 36 LOGAN RIVER Tony McEvoy Jamie Kah 2 56kg 63
4 PRAIRIE FIRE Mick Price Mark Zahra 8 56kg
5 SUNSET WATCH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 9 56kg
6 4 ENNIS HILL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Stephen Baster 7 54kg 62
7 METRONOME Michael Kent Ms Stephanie Thornton (a) 6 54kg
8 NO TIME LIKE NOW Mick Price Michael Dee 5 54kg
9 OF IMPORTANCE Mick Price Damien Oliver 1 54kg

2018 Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes Nominations

The Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes 2018 nominations close on Monday January 29, 2018 and will be released below as soon as available from Racing Victoria.

The official 2018 Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes Nominations attracted a bumper 17 early entries including the returning Godolphin-raced Lonhro colt Encyption who was last seen running second to Run Naan in the Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Hcp. Rating Weight
1 32x ENCRYPTION C 2 James Cummings 1 56kg 68
2 12 CHICAGO TYPEWRITER C 2 Phillip Stokes 2 56kg 65
3 1 ENBIHAAR F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 3 54kg 65
4 36 LOGAN RIVER C 2 Tony McEvoy 4 56kg 63
5 4 ENNIS HILL F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 5 54kg 62
6 OCTANE C 2 Aaron Purcell 6= 56kg
7 PRAIRIE FIRE C 2 Mick Price 6= 56kg
8 SUNSET WATCH C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 6= 56kg
9 ANOTHER WHISPER F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 6= 54kg
10 CROSS LEGEND F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 6= 54kg
11 0x LADY BITHIAH F 2 Adrian Corboy 6= 54kg 60
12 METRONOME F 2 Michael Kent 6= 54kg
13 NADURI F 2 David Brideoake 6= 54kg
14 NO TIME LIKE NOW F 2 Mick Price 6= 54kg
15 OF IMPORTANCE F 2 Mick Price 6= 54kg
16 PAPER PLANE F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 6= 54kg
17 SOARING EAGLE F 2 David Brideoake 6= 54kg

MRC Chairman’s Stakes History

The MRC Chairman’s Stakes was first run as the VATC Bounding Away Quality back in 1990 when Wrap Around became the inaugural winner. That race name stayed until 1998 and since then the race has undergone a host of different titles. It has been known as the Veuve Clicquot Stakes (1999 – 2003), Jansz Stakes (2004), Pol Rogers Stakes (2005 – 2007 & 2009), National Jockey Celebration Classic (2008) and the Emirate Airline Stakes (2012).

It was first run as the Chairman’s Stakes in 2010 – 2011 and again from 2013 to the present. It began as a Listed race and in 2014 gained its current Group 3 status. The race distance has also changed a number of times with the event always run between 1000 – 1200m depending on the racecourse. The Chairman’s Stakes has taken place at Sandown Racecourse and Caulfield Racecourse.

Plenty of talented horses have won the event including Redoute’s Choice (1999), Crystal Lily (2010) and Extreme Choice (2016).

See below for a full list of MRC Chairman’s Stakes winners and results going back to the year 2000.

Recent MRC Chairman’s Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes
1st Ennis Hill 57.02 seconds
2nd Encryption
3rd Prairie Fire
2017
Ladbrokes Chairman’s Stakes
1st Formality 58.10 seconds
2nd Time Awaits
3rd Spoils
2016
MRC Chairman’s Stakes
1st Extreme Choice 57.0 seconds
2nd Highland Beat
3rd Gratwick
2015
MRC Chairman’s Stakes
1st Thurlow 56.4 seconds
2nd Haybah
3rd Brooklyn
2014
MRC Chairman’s Stakes
1st Nayeli 1 minute 3.8 seconds
2nd Bugatty
3rd Cautious
2013
MRC Chairman’s Stakes
1st Metastasio 1 minute 4.3 seconds
2nd Kona Breeze
3rd Shamus Award
2012
Emirate Airline Stakes
1st Mama’s Choice 1 minute 4.7 seconds
2nd Formidable
3rd Kimando
2011
MRC Chairman’s Stakes
1st Atomic 56.7 seconds
2nd Vatican
3rd Hollyweird
2010
MRC Chairman’s Stakes
1st Crystal Lily 1 minute 2.6 seconds
2nd Bedhrah
3rd Rock Of Fortune
2009
Pol Rogers Stakes
1st Headway 1 minute 4.1 seconds
2nd Silkyanna
3rd Samski
2008
National Jockey Celebration Classic
1st Whisper Bay 57.6 seconds
2nd Grand Jardin
3rd Elusive Wonder
2007
Pol Rogers Stakes
1st Gibraltar Campion 1 minute 11.3 seconds
2nd Patasi
3rd Simplest
2006
Pol Rogers Stakes
1st Ulfah 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Ready
3rd Bramble Blitz
2005
Pol Rogers Stakes
1st Under The Floor 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Danger Looms
3rd Ready To Mombo
2004
Jansz Stakes
1st Tirade 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Stringent
3rd Eire Hostess
2003
Veuve Clicquot Stakes
1st Vengeance Of Rain 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Winestock
3rd Fresh Boy
2002
Veuve Clicquot Stakes
1st Yell 1 minute 4.3 seconds
2nd Innovation Girl
3rd Oronoko
2001
Veuve Clicquot Stakes
1st Spitz 1 minute 4.3 seconds
2nd Mustaagel
3rd Ebony Night
2000
Veuve Clicquot Stakes
1st Road To Success 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Keeper
3rd Mannington

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