The Chelmsford Stakes is one of the main weight-for-age races in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The Group 2 race is held at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse in September every year and is worth up to $175,000 in prize money. The race is run over a sprint distance of 1600M and a number of quality horses have emerged from this event.
In the 2013 edition of the Chelmsford Stakes, Hawkspur did exemplary well to shake off a strong challenge from Beaten Up to win the title with the latter coming close in second. Lightinthenite came through in third in what was a hotly contested race. The Chelmsford Stakes is lined up a long a number of remarkable races on the same day. The race will share the stage with Group 2 events The Furious Stakes and The Concorde Stakes. The Group 3 Tramway Quality HCP completes the day’s line up at Randwick.
A lot of horse trainers and jockeys look at the Warwick Stakes as the best lead up race for the Chelmsford Stakes. In recent years, the event has assembled a list of quality and above average horses. Horses that perform exceptionally well in the race can set their sights on the Group 1 George Main Stakes that comes a few weeks later.
The Group 2 Hill Stakes is also an ideal progression and in recent years, not many horses have ever managed to win both the Chelmsford Stakes and the George Main Stakes or the Hill Stakes double. However, Trusting back in 2011 recorded a spectacular victory in the Chelmsford Stakes on course towards an easy triumph in the Hill Stakes. The Chelmsford Stakes is a perfect event for horses building up for greater success in other big sprint races that come later in the Sydney Spring or the Melbourne Spring. The race in 2014 is set to attract great racers from across the country.
Chelmsford Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2011||Trusting||My Kingdom Of Fife||Strike The Stars||1:37.1|
|2009||O’lonhro||Miss Marielle||Triple Honour||1:34.5|
|2008||Gallant Tess||Triple Honour||Kishkat||1:39.3|
|2007||Race not run|
|2006||Eremein||Newton’s Rings||Aqua d’ Amore||1:35.5|
|2005||Nevis||Sir Dex||Natural Blitz||1:35.7|
|2002||Lonhro||Platinum Scissors||Republic Lass||1:36.3|
|2001||Brave Prince||Zabeels Angel||The Man||1:24.5|
|2000||Pasta Express||Celestial Choir||Al Mansour||1:30.3|
|1999||Intergaze||Tie The Knot||Nahayan||1:38.4|
|1998||Might and Power||Juggler||Tie The Knot||1:42.1|
|1996||Filante||Saintly||Nothin’ Leica Dane||1:35.0|
|1995||Oppressor||Joie Denise||Stony Bay||1:37.7|
|1993||Soho Square||Prince Of Praise||Durbridge||1:36.2|
|1992||Dr. Grace||Quick Score||Super Impose||1:36.2|
|1991||Stargazer||Royal Creation||Stylish Century||1:36.6|
|1990||Stargazer||Super Impose||Palace Revolt||1:36.9|
|1989||High Regard||Groucho||Shame On You||1:36.9|
|1988||Sky Chase||Beau Zam||Kensei||1:37.7|