Chairman’s Stakes 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: The Chairman’s Stakes serves as a nice lead-up into the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes each autumn.

The Chairman’s Stakes is a Group 3 sprint for two-year-olds currently conducted at Caulfield Racecourse in late January or early February as part of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

2022 Chairman's Stakes Winner Sebonack
2022 Chairman’s Stakes winner Sebonack. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

First run in 1990 and holding Group 3 status since 2014, the event is run at set weights plus penalties over 1000m and offers $200,000 in prize money.

It is one of two Group 3 features on the race card that meeting along with the Group 3 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes (1200m) for the mares.

The Chairman’s Stakes is considered a key early lead-up into the Group 1 $2 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) run in late February back at the track by the season’s most promising juveniles.

Originally known as the Bounding Away Quality in honour of the 1986 Blue Diamond Stakes – Golden Slipper double winner, the race has been run under a number of different names including its current title since 2010.

Three runners have claimed the Chairman’s Stakes – Blue Diamond Stakes double throughout history with Redoute’s Choice (1999), Road To Success (2000), and most recently Extreme Choice (2016).

Some of the best two-year-olds out of the Chairman’s Stakes may also head to Sydney for the Group 1 $4.92 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m).

To date the filly Crystal Lily (2010) is the sole horse to complete the interstate Chairman’s Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double.

The latest edition of the Chairman’s Stakes ran on Saturday February 3, 2024 at Caulfield Racecourse and was won in dominant fashion by the Matt Laurie-trained favourite Coleman ($2.10F) by nearly three lengths.

2024 Chairman’s Stakes Results

The full Chairman’s Stakes 2024 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 3, 2024 and published right here so stay tuned.

2024 Chairman's Stakes winner Coleman

2024 Chairman’s Stakes winner Coleman was huge late winning by nearly three lengths. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #1 Coleman
  • 2nd: #2 Eneeza
  • 3rd: #4 Counteroffensive

Pierata colt Coleman ($2.10F) proved unstoppable once again, cruising to a dominant 2.75-length victory in the 2024 Chairman’s Stakes results at Caulfield. Matt Laurie’s Debutant Stakes winner barely broke a sweat over the final 100m, romping home in impressive fashion on way to tougher autumn assignments.

2024 Chairman’s Stakes Odds

The updated Chairman’s Stakes 2024 betting odds will be available below as soon as released.

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Chairman’s Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 3, 2024
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1000m
  • Conditions: 2YO Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1990

Chairman’s Stakes Betting

Chairman’s Stakes betting markets traditionally open after the field is announced on the Wednesday prior to the event running at Caulfield or Sandown towards the start of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

Two-year-olds with previous race experience from the summer often sit high up the Chairman’s Stakes odds, but with many on the field on debut markets may be led by the better bred runners with solid trials in the lead-up.

Favourites in Chairman’s Stakes betting have an outstanding record. Ten of the past 15 Chairman’s Stakes favourites have won with: Coleman ($2.10 in 2024), Enthaar ($1.24 in 2021), Loving Gaby ($3.50 in 2019), Formality ($2.45 in 2017), Extreme Choice ($1.40 in 2016), Nayeli ($3 in 2014), Metastasio ($1.45 in 2013), Atomic ($2.80 in 2011), and Crystal Lily ($2.20 in 2010).

Chairman’s Stakes Field

The Chairman’s Stakes race field attracts a quality line-up of two-year-old gallopers each year, many racing first-up for the autumn.

If not on debut in the event, youngsters may have run in similar grade Group 3 races the spring prior including the Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes for fillies held in Sydney. Enthaar (2020 – 2021) was the last to do the Gimcrack Stakes – Chairman’s Stakes double as a two-year-old.

Sebonack (2022) was the last Chairman’s Stakes winner on debut.

Chairman's Stakes Winners (Enthaar) | Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos | Ladbrokes
Enthaar (2021) was the last Chairman’s Stakes favourite to win. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Many Chairman’s Stakes hopefuls go on to contest the that month’s Blue Diamond Stakes over the 1200m at Caulfield.

Chairman’s Stakes nominations are taken the Monday before the race with final acceptances and barriers out on the Wednesday.

2024 Chairman’s Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

The official Chairman’s Stakes 2024 Field & Barriers are announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below so stay tuned for the full line-up of progressive autumn two-year-olds.

Matt Laurie’s Listed Debutant Stakes winning Pierata colt Coleman and December’s Listed Merson Cooper Stakes winning filly Eneeza for Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman headline the 2024 Chairman’s Stakes final field at Caulfield on Saturday.

2024 Chairman’s Stakes Nominations

The Chairman’s Stakes 2024 nominations are taken on the Monday leading-up to the event and the list of early entries will be available below once announced.

Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerBallotWeightTrue WeightPenaltyHcp Rating
121xENEEZAF2Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman157kg72
21xCOLEMANC2Matt Laurie259kg72
32FROEBEL STARF2Ciaron Maher355kg65
432EXPRESS YO’SELFF2Amy & Ash Yargi455kg65
505xSCAMPIC2Ciaron Maher557kg64
63xCOUNTEROFFENSIVEC2Peter & Paul Snowden657kg61
76xPIERISC2Robbie Laing757kg60
8BOLLON (NZ)C2Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman8=57kg
90xBRUTAL FORCEG2Monica Croston & Gerrad Gilmour8=57kg
10EVAPORATE (NZ)C2Ben, Will & JD Hayes8=57kg
11RUBIQUITYC2Symon Wilde8=57kg
12TREASUREFLIGHTG2Matt Cumani8=57kg
13WARPARTYC2Shane Nichols8=57kg
14LOAFERF2Archie Alexander8=55kg
15SHAROHAF2Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman8=55kg
16SHE SMASHESF2Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman8=55kg
17TIPPYTAYF2Lloyd Kennewell & Lucy Yeomans8=55kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Chairman’s Stakes Tips

Chairman’s Stakes tips include backing the non-maidens in the field, looking for those with past Group 3 experience and sticking with the favourites who have an outstanding record in the event.

Another good tip when picking the Chairman’s Stakes winner is to back the best filly with the girls having lots of recent success including five straight wins by Enthaar (2021), Mildred (2020), Loving Gaby (2019), Ennis Hill (2018), and Formality (2017).

In fact, from 2002 – 2020, 14 of the 20 Chairman’s Stakes winners were fillies.

2024 Chairman’s Stakes Tips

Our expert Chairman’s Stakes 2024 tips will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned.

  • To Win: #2 Eneeza ($2.45 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Tight and open market, but happy to stick with the narrow favourite at time of publish from the Moody/Coleman stable. This progressive Exceed And Excel filly takes on the boys fresh having her third start and is one of two non-maidens in the mix. She was good on debut when second in Flemington’s Group 3 Ottawa Stakes before success at this Caulfield track and distance in December’s Listed Merson Cooper Stakes by a big margin. Can win again. 

Chairman’s Stakes Form Guide

The Chairman’s Stakes form guide details all of the must know info like the jockeys, trainers and lead-up form of the runners in the field along with their barriers. Looking at the form for first-up youngsters that have a previous win on their CV is important.

The Chairman’s Stakes form has stacked up many times in the Blue Diamond Stakes in recent years with Extreme Choice (2016) the last to do the double.

Loving Gaby in 2019 meanwhile went on to run second in both the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes and Group 1 Champagne Stakes that autumn in Sydney. She also further franked the Chairman’s Stakes form when returning that spring as a three-year-old to win the Group 1 Manikato Stakes at The Valley before a second to Nature Strip down the Flemington straight in the Group 1 VRC Classic.

The following year (2020), Loving Gaby continued here outstanding sprint form with placings in the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (3rd) and Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (2nd) before winning the Group 1 William Reid Stakes.

2024 Chairman’s Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Chairman’s Stakes 2024 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Chairman’s Stakes Results

The Chairman’s Stakes race results have been dominated by fillies and favourites over the past two decades.

Notable Chairman’s Stakes winners throughout history include Redoute’s Choice (1999), Headway (2009), Crystal Lily (2010), Extreme Choice (2016), and Loving Gaby (2019).

Past Chairman’s Stakes Winners

Recent Chairman’s Stakes winners and place-getters going back to 1993 are listed in the below table. 

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Coleman Eneeza Counteroffensive
2023 Zulfiqar  Veecee Tacito
2022 Sebonack Nanagui Kiko
2021 Enthaar Ingratiating Fortunate Kiss
2020 Mildred Aryaaf Frederick The Dane
2019 Loving Gaby Bella Rosa Lanigera
2018 Eniss Hill Encryption Prairie Fire
2017 Formality Time Awaits Spoils
2016 Extreme Choice Highland Beat Gratwick
2015 Thurlow Haybah Brooklyn
2014 Nayeli Bugatty Cautious
2013 Metastasio Kona Breeze Shamus Award
2012 Mama’s Choice Formidable Kimando
2011 Atomic Vatican Hollyweird
2010 Crystal Lily Bedhrah Rock Of Fortune
2009 Headway Silkyanna Samski
2008 Whisper Grand Jardin Elusive Wonder
2007 Gibraltar Campion Patasi Simplest
2006 Ulfah Ready Bramble Blitz
2005 Under The Floor Danger Looms Ready To Mombo
2004 Tirade Stringent Eire Hostess
2003 Vengeance Of Rain Winestock Fresh Boy
2002 Yell Innovation Girl Oronoko
2001 Spitz Mustaagel Ebony Night
2000 Road To Success Keeper Mannington
1999 Redoute’s Choice Transparent Lover Camargue
1998 Coup De Grace Major Fun Samanda Strike
1997 Bonegilla Tom Any Rhythm Lucan
1996 Balcanny Kitty Cat Shiosaki
1995 Tennessee Magic Danaides Flouro’s Sister
1994 Flouro Scenic Belle Tennessee Morn
1993 Lady In Reality Adagietto Academic

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