Chatham Stakes

The Group 3 Chatham Stakes is a 1400m sprint held on VRC Oaks Day at Flemington on the first Thursday of November.



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
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: 3YO&UP Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $200,000

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.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
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

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2018
Chatham Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Chatham Stakes
1st Hellova Street 1 minute 22.4 seconds
2nd Supply And Demand
3rd Fox Hall
2016
Chatham Stakes
1st Rageese 1 minute 21.53 seconds
2nd Arod
3rd Federal
2015
Chatham Stakes
1st Disposition 1 minute 23.6 seconds
2nd San Diego
3rd Hosting
2014
Chatham Stakes
1st Hucklebuck 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd Alma’s Fury
3rd Generalife
2013
Chatham Stakes
1st Smokin’ Joey 1 minute 23.4 seconds
2nd Galah
3rd Strike The Stars
2012
Chatham Stakes
1st Fawkner 1 minute 20.9 seconds
2nd Free Wheeling
3rd Wall Street
2011
Chatham Stakes
1st Woorim 1 minute 23.5 seconds
2nd Thankgodyou’rehere
3rd Toorak Toff
2010
Chatham Stakes
1st Poor Judge 1 minute 25.7 seconds
2nd Demerit
3rd Centennial Park
2009
Chatham Stakes
1st Centennial Park 1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd McClintock
3rd Royal Ida/Sniper’s Bullet
2008
Chatham Stakes
1st All Silent 1 minute 22.4 seconds
2nd Sniper’s Bullet
3rd Stickpin
2007
Chatham Stakes
1st Count To Zero 1 minute 23.7 seconds
2nd Spielmeister
3rd Royal Ida
2006
Chatham Stakes
1st Malcolm 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd Mr Ubiquitous
3rd Live In Vain
2005
Chatham Stakes
1st Rockford Bay 1 minute 22.2 seconds
2nd Zankel
3rd Valedictum
2004
Chatham Stakes
1st Great Is Great 1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Amtrak
3rd Regent Street
2003
Chatham Stakes
1st Scenic Park 1 minute 24.0 seconds
2nd Lord Volksraad
3rd Shogun Lodge
2002
Chatham Stakes
1st To Be Fair 1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd Palladium Star
3rd Tarcoola Midnight
2001
Chatham Stakes
1st Scenic Park 1 minute 21.3 seconds
2nd Desert Eagle
3rd Super Impressive
2000
Chatham Stakes
1st Matter Of Honour 1 minute 23.8 seconds
2nd Typhoon Barney
3rd Aka Bilk

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