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 prizemoney. The 2018 Chipping Norton Stakes was won by Winx from Prized Icon with Classic Uniform third.
|Date:||Saturday 2nd March 2019|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
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 Winx (2016), Shoot Out (2012-13), Lonhro (2003), Octagonal (1997), Juggler (1996) and Super Impose (1991-92) have all won this race, while Tie The Knot was good enough to greet the judge first on four consecutive occasions, from 1999 to 2002.
The Gr2 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 Gr1 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 Gr3 Sky High Stakes after finishing runner-up in the Chipping Norton Stakes beforehand.
Winx (2016-2018) resumed from a spell to score another easy victory in this event and recent Chipping Norton Stakes winners prior to the great mare include Contributer (2015) and Boban (2014).
1. $1.09 Winx 57.0 Hugh Bowman
2. $16.00 Prized Icon 59.0 Glyn Schofield
3. $51.00 Classic Uniform 59.0 Andrew Adkins
4. $71.00 Libran 59.0 Brenton Avdulla
5. $21.00 Stampede 59.0 Tim Clark
6. $91.00 Who Shot Thebarman 59.0 Tye Angland
7. $101.00 Lasqueti Spirit 57.0 Jay Ford
8. $71.00 Vinland 56.0 Kerrin McEvoy
9. $101.00 Jemadar 59.0 Adam Hyeronimus
Margins: 7 len, 0.5 len
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|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|