The Chairman's Handicap is a Group 3 quality handicap race that typically takes place in May at Doomben racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland during the Brisbane winter racing canrival. The race is run over a distance of 2000 metres and worth $125,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Chairmans Handicap was won by Anton En Avant from Lovani with Rising Red third.
Held alongside the Group 1 Doomben 10,000, on the first day of the Doomben racing carnival, the Chairman's Handicap is one of a number of group races on a big day of racing for the Brisbane Racing Club.
|Date:||Saturday 11th May 2019|
|Track:||Doomben racecourse, Brisbane|
|Race Type:||Quality Handicap|
|2018 Winner:||Anton En Avant|
The Chairman's Handicap is a middle distance race run under quality handicap conditions and tends to attract handy local stayers rather than the upper echelon. Over the years some good gallopers have managed to get their name on the honour roll including Society Beau (2002), Iron Horse (1997), Juggler (1996) and Arborea (1995).
The Gr2 Hollindale Stakes held earlier in the carnival at the Gold Coast racecourse may provide potential candidates for the Chairmans Handicap and upcoming distance races like the Gr3 Premier's Cup at Doomben could be next on the horizon for staying types contesting this event.
A race like the Gr2 PJ O'Shea Stakes might also be on the radar and Quintessential (2013) was the most recent galloper to claim the Chairmans Handicap and PJ O'Shea Stakes double.
Anton En Avant (2018) finished unplaced in the Listed Tails Stakes over 1600m at Doomben before finding his best form to win this event and recent Chairman's Handicap winners include Stampede (2017) and Real Love (2016) and Epingle (2015).
1. $151.00 Anton En Avant 54.0 Matthew McGillivray
2. $12.00 Lovani 54.0 Tim Clark
3. $7.00 Rising Red 55.5 Corey Brown
4. $5.50 Xebec 54.0 Jeff Lloyd
5. $7.50 Interlocuter 58.5 Damian Browne
6. $17.00 Megablast 59.0 Michael Coleman
7. $51.00 Miss Dubois 54.0 Ms Kathy O'Hara
8. $31.00 Tumultuous 55.5 Glen Colless
9. $101.00 Queen Of Wands 54.0 Jim Byrne
10. $13.00 Jumbo Prince 57.5 Ron Stewart
11. $61.00 All In Vogue 54.0 Michael Cahill
12. $31.00 Articus 55.5 Glyn Schofield
13. $21.00 Kaharau 57.0 Craig Williams
14. $31.00 Mr Epic 55.0 James Orman
15. $3.60 Goathland 54.0 Kerrin McEvoy
Margins: 0.5 len, 0.1 len
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|2018||Anton En Avant||Lovani||Rising Red||2:03.4|
|2016||Real Love||Sir John Hawkwood||Volkhere||2:00.9|
|2014||Pretty Pins||Danchai||Brave Ali||2:02.9|
|2011||Humma||Viking Hero||Count Encosta||2:04.8|
|2010||Crossthestart||Larry's Never Late||The Grogoch||2:06.3|
|2007||Mandela||Mirkola Lass||Bikkie Tin Blues||2:01.0|
|2006||Art Success||Game On||Hello Possums||2:30.7|
|2004||So Assertive||Domine||King Keitel||2:03.5|
|2003||Another Warrior||Raw Instinct||We're Dancing||2:03.6|
|2002||Society Beau||Kreisler Mirage||Raw Instinct||2:03.9|
|2001||Citi Habit||Kazakh Belle||Silent Impact||2:02.7|
|2000||Kazakh Belle||Lord Oscar||Reputed Groom||2:05.3|
|1999||Cronus||Bold Impulse||Sir Native Chief||2:03.9|
|1997||Iron Horse||Zero Limit||Sharscay||2:04.2|
|1993||Silk Ali||Baggio||Talent Scout||2:04.4|
|1992||Full Suit||Fleet Dancer||Corndale||2:08.2|
|1991||Majestic Boy||Coconut Ice||Cool Credit||2:05.1|
|1990||Sir Nova||Our Palliser||Ricochet Rosie||2:05.5|
|1989||Miss Fleet||Field Dancer||Stormy Glynis||2:09.0|
|1988||Miss Stephenson||Prince Toronaga||Evasion||2:06.8|