The chipping Norton Stakes is a weight-for-age race that features at the Warwick Farm Racecourse in March every year. The group 1 race is run over a distance of 1600M and has a tag of $500,000 in prize money. The race is among some of the most exciting events on the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival Schedule. The chipping Norton Stakes this year was claimed by Boban. It’s a Dundeel and Hawkspur came second and third respectively.
Winning the Chipping Norton Stakes comes with a number of benefits aside from the money. Winners of this event don’t have to worry about the ballot for the Doncaster Handicap and the Sydney Cup as they are exempted automatically. The race is viewed as the premier Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival at The Warwick Farm Racecourse. The Chipping Norton Stakes has produced some of the best mares in Australian racing.
The Shoot-Out in 2013 is one of the major horses that made a name through this race. Others include The Super Impose in 1992, Lonhro in 2003, Juggler in 1996, and the Octagonal in 1997. However, Tie The Knot is the most successful horse in the Chipping Norton Stakes having won the race four consecutive times between 1999 and 2003. The main curtain raiser and guide for this race has been the Group 2 Apollo Stakes.
A number of horses have also claimed both the Apollo Stakes and The Chipping Norton Stakes the same year including Tuesday Joy in 2008 and The Grand Armee in 2005. The Chipping Norton Stakes features along the Group 2 Surround Stakes, The Wiggle Stakes and the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup in the Sydney Autumn. For the last few years, the race has attracted a number of top class mares and is always a good ground for exciting and breathtaking horse racing.
Chipping Norton Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2014||Boban||It’s A Dundeel||Hawkspur||1:38.1|
|2011||Danleigh||Centennial Park||Sacred Choice||1:35.7|
|2009||Tuesday Joy||Vision And Power||Gallant Tess||1:34.8|
|2008||Casino Prince||Tuesday Joy||Sniper’s Bullet||1:36.4|
|2007||He’s No Pie Eater||Desert War||Mentality||1:37.6|
|2006||Desert War||Eremein||Ike’s Dream||1:36.3|
|2005||Grand Armee||Court’s In Session||Winning Belle||1:35.4|
|2003||Lonhro||Shogun Lodge||Dress Circle||1:37.9|
|2002||Tie The Knot||Freemason||Universal Prince||1:37.3|
|2001||Tie The Knot||Dottoressa||Referral||1:35.8|
|2000||Tie The Knot||Adam||Staging||1:37.7|
|1999||Tie The Knot||Forgotten Hero||Darazari||1:37.6|
|1996||Juggler||March Hare||The Penny||1:36.1|
|1995||Pharaoh||Air Seattle||Big Dreams||1:38.2|
|1993||Kingston Bay||Kinjite||Planet Ruler||1:36.3|
|1992||Super Impose||Quick Score||Kinjite||1:35.0|
|1991||Super Impose||Royal Creation||Dr Grace||1:36.0|
|1990||Dr Grace||Lygon Arms||Billy Asset||1:37.2|