The Chipping Norton Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age race held each March at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres and worth $600,000 in prize money. The 2020 Chipping Norton Stakes was won by Te Akau Shark from Verry Elleegant with Fierce Impact third.
|Date:||Saturday 27th February 2021|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|2020 Winner:||Te Akau Shark|
|Chipping Norton Stakes odds|
The Chipping Norton Stakes is the first Group 1 race of the Sydney autumn racing carnival and generally takes place at Warwick Farm. It is raced under weight-for-age conditions, providing a decided advantage to the better class gallopers engaged.
Top class gallopers Shoot Out (2012-13), Lonhro (2003), Octagonal (1997), Juggler (1996) and Super Impose (1991-92) have all won this race, while both Winx (2016-2019) and Tie The Knot (1999-2002) greeted the judge first on four consecutive occasions.
The Group 2 Apollo Stakes has been a good guide to this race in recent years with Winx (2016), Contributer (2015), Grand Armee (2005) and Tuesday Joy (2009) all taking out the Apollo Stakes & Chipping Norton Stakes double, while multiple gallopers have won or placed in both races.
A race such as the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill may be next on the cards for staying types and Theseo (2010), Grand Armee (2005) and Tie The Knot (2000-01) all managed to take out the Chipping Norton Stakes & Ranvet Stakes double in recent times. Talented John O'Shea trained import Hartnell took out the Group 3 Sky High Stakes after finishing runner-up in the Chipping Norton Stakes beforehand.
Te Akau Shark (2020) took out the BCD Group Sprint over 1400m at te Rapa in New Zealand before producing a strong finish to win this event for Kiwi trainer Jamie Richards.
Recent Chipping Norton Stakes winners include Winx (2016-2019) and Contributer (2015).
1. $2.80 Te Akau Shark 59.0 Opie Bosson
2. $21.00 Verry Elleegant 57.0 James McDonald
3. $7.00 Fierce Impact 59.0 Brenton Avdulla
4. $6.00 Avilius 59.0 Hugh Bowman
5. $16.00 Happy Clapper 59.0 Tommy Berry
6. $101.00 Life Less Ordinary 59.0 Jason Collett
7. $9.50 Homesman 59.0 Ben Melham
8. $5.00 Dreamforce 59.0 Blake Shinn
9. $201.00 Angel Of Truth 59.0 Sam Clipperton
10. $101.00 Djukon 58.5 Glyn Schofield
11. $201.00 Carif 59.0 Tim Clark
12. $21.00 Danceteria 59.0 Kerrin McEvoy
13. $201.00 Come Play With Me 59.0 Joshua Parr
Margins: 0.5 len, 1.3 len
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|2020||Te Akau Shark||Verry Elleegant||Fierce Impact||1:33.8|
|2018||Winx||Prized Icon||Classic Uniform||1:34.9|
|2017||Winx||Lasqueti Spirit||Who Shot Thebarman||1:40.3|
|2015||Contributer||Hartnell||He's Your Man||1:36.5|
|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|