The Chelmsford Stakes is a Group 2 weight-for-age race held each September at Randwick racecourse in Sydney during the Sydney spring racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres and is worth $250,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Chelmsford Stakes was won by Unforgotten from Ace High with Libran third.
|Date:||Saturday 1st September 2018|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
The Chelmsford Stakes is a the first weight-for-age race over a mile in the new racing season in Sydney and the Gr2 Winx Stakes held the previous month at Warwick Farm is generally the best lead up race to this event, as it raced under the same race conditions and provides the ideal stepping stone from 1400m to 1600m. Champion mare Winx (2017) is the last galloper to win the Winx Stakes and Chelmsford Stakes double.
Generally attracting above average gallopers, the Chelmsford Stakes is considered a good lead up race to the Gr1 George Main Stakes over 1600 metres at Randwick. Classy gallopers Sacred Falls (4th in 2014) and Royal Descent (2nd in 2014) went on finish first and second in the George Main Stakes after contesting the Chelmsford Stakes.
A race such as the Gr2 Hill Stakes at Randwick could also be on the agenda for horses contesting this race, as it's a natural progression in distance, and Junoob (6th in 2014) claimed the Hill Stakes at hs next start. In recent times Moriarty (4th in 2013) and Glencadem Gold (8th in 2013) went on to finish first & second in the Hill Stakes at their next start, while Trusting (2011) took out the Hill Stakes after tasting success in this event.
Unforgotten (2018) ran sixth in the Winx Stakes over 1400m at Randwick before finishing strongly to win this event for the Chris Waller stable.
Recent Chelmsford Stakes winners include Winx (2017) and Hartnell (2016).
1. $3.80 Unforgotten 56.5 Hugh Bowman
2. $21.00 Ace High 58.5 Tye Angland
3. $41.00 Libran 59.0 Michael Walker
4. $9.00 Sedanzer 57.0 Tim Clark
5. $8.00 Prized Icon 59.0 Tommy Berry
6. $26.00 Religify 59.0 Jay Ford
7. $26.00 It's Somewhat 59.0 Corey Brown
8. $19.00 One Foot In Heaven 59.0 James McDonald
9. $31.00 Red Excitement 59.0 James Innes Jnr
10. $101.00 Classic Uniform 59.0 Jean Van Overmeire
11. $151.00 Allergic 59.0 Ms Rachel King
12. $21.00 Satono Rasen 59.0 Kerrin McEvoy
13. $6.50 Cabeza De Vaca 59.0 Joshua Parr
14. $11.00 Mr Moonlight Magic 59.0 Christian Reith
15. $7.00 Single Gaze 57.0 Ms Kathy O'Hara
Margins: 1.3 len, 0.1 len
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|2016||Hartnell||Grand Marshal||Storm The Stars||1:39.1|
|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|