Chairman’s Stakes 2022

Saturday February 5, 2022

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 conducted at Caulfield Racecourse in late January or early February as part of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

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 Caulfield race card that meeting along with the Group 3 Manfred Stakes (1200m) for three-year-olds.

The Chairman’s Stakes is considered a key early lead-up into the Group 1 $1.5 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: 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 $5 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 5, 2022 at Caulfield Racecourse and was won by Capitalist colt Sebonack ($6) on debut.

Chairman’s Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 5, 2022
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1000m
  • Conditions: 2YO Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1990

2022 Chairman’s Stakes Results

The full Chairman’s Stakes 2022 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 5, 2022 and published right here so stay tuned.

  • 1st: #5 Sebonack ($6)
  • 2nd: #10 Nanagui
  • 3rd: #8 Kiko

Capitalist colt Sebonack ($6) for Hawkes Racing was eye-catching on debut winning the 2022 Chairman’s Stakes at Caulfield by one and a half lengths ahead of a potential $5 million Golden Slipper bid in Sydney next month.

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 Racecourse 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. Nine of the past 13 Chairman’s Stakes favourites have won with: 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).

2022 Chairman’s Stakes Odds

The updated Chairman’s Stakes 2022 betting odds will be available below as soon as released.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 chairmans stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Chairman’s Stakes Field

The Chairman’s Stakes 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 back at Caulfield.

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

2022 Chairman’s Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

The official Chairman’s Stakes 2022 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.

  • Scratched: #6 Bay Thirteen (6)

2022 Chairman’s Stakes Nominations

The Chairman’s Stakes 2022 nominations are taken on the Monday leading-up to the event and the list of early entries will be available below once announced.

Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerHcp Rating
23BONHEURF2Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young61
3CANNOLIF2Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
5DEMON AWARDC2Leon & Troy Corstens
64xEQUIVOCALF2Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young62
7HAFEYC2Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
86xKIKOF2Jim Conlan61
926xLASCARSC2James Cummings64
108xLONSDALEITEC2Clinton McDonald60
11LOVEKNOTF2Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
122MRS PATMOREF2Annabel Neasham62
13NANAGUIF2Peter G Moody
14NEW HAMPSHIREC2Michael Moroney
156xRED RAPIDF2Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young60
1632xRENOSUC2James Cummings67
17ROARING MISSF2Lloyd Kennewell
18SEBONACKC2Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
191SWEET RIDEC2Annabel Neasham68
2083VADERZANG2Gary Portelli60

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.

2022 Chairman’s Stakes Tips

Our expert Chairman’s Stakes 2022 tips will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned.

  • To Win: #7 Equivocal ($8 at time of publish)

Open field and they’re all maidens, the majority on debut. This Lonhro filly for Busuttin & Young has her second start after a credible Inglis Banner fourth on debut at The Valley last October. Strong in a recent jump-out and can improve here with the right run.

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.

2022 Chairman’s Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Chairman’s Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Chairman’s Stakes Results

The Chairman’s Stakes 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).

Chairman’s Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2022 Chairman’s Stakes 1st Sebonack 57.44 seconds
2nd Nanagui
3rd Kiko
2021 Chairman’s Stakes 1st Enthaar 57.28 seconds
2nd Ingratiating
3rd Fortunate Kiss
2020 Chairman’s Stakes 1st Mildred 59.79 seconds
2nd Aryaaf
3rd Frederick The Dane
2019 Chairman’s Stakes 1st Loving Gaby 57.69 seconds
2nd Bella Rosa
3rd Lanigera
2018 Chairman’s Stakes 1st Ennis Hill 57.02 seconds
2nd Encryption
3rd Prairie Fire
2017 Chairman’s Stakes 1st Formality 58.10 seconds
2nd Time Awaits
3rd Spoils
2016 MRC Chairman’s Stakes 1st Extreme Choice 57.0 seconds
2nd Highland Beat
3rd Gratwick
2015 MRC Chairman’s Stakes 1st Thurlow 56.4 seconds
2nd Haybah
3rd Brooklyn
2014 MRC Chairman’s Stakes 1st Nayeli 1 minute 3.8 seconds
2nd Bugatty
3rd Cautious
2013 MRC Chairman’s Stakes 1st Metastasio 1 minute 4.3 seconds
2nd Kona Breeze
3rd Shamus Award
2012 Emirate Airline Stakes 1st Mama’s Choice 1 minute 4.7 seconds
2nd Formidable
3rd Kimando
2011 MRC Chairman’s Stakes 1st Atomic 56.7 seconds
2nd Vatican
3rd Hollyweird
2010 MRC Chairman’s Stakes 1st Crystal Lily 1 minute 2.6 seconds
2nd Bedhrah
3rd Rock Of Fortune
2009 Pol Rogers Stakes 1st Headway 1 minute 4.1 seconds
2nd Silkyanna
3rd Samski
2008 National Jockey Celebration Classic 1st Whisper Bay 57.6 seconds
2nd Grand Jardin
3rd Elusive Wonder
2007 Pol Rogers Stakes 1st Gibraltar Campion 1 minute 11.3 seconds
2nd Patasi
3rd Simplest
2006 Pol Rogers Stakes 1st Ulfah 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Ready
3rd Bramble Blitz
2005 Pol Rogers Stakes 1st Under The Floor 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Danger Looms
3rd Ready To Mombo
2004 Jansz Stakes 1st Tirade 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Stringent
3rd Eire Hostess
2003 Veuve Clicquot Stakes 1st Vengeance Of Rain 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Winestock
3rd Fresh Boy
2002 Veuve Clicquot Stakes 1st Yell 1 minute 4.3 seconds
2nd Innovation Girl
3rd Oronoko
2001 Veuve Clicquot Stakes 1st Spitz 1 minute 4.3 seconds
2nd Mustaagel
3rd Ebony Night
2000 Veuve Clicquot Stakes 1st Road To Success 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Keeper
3rd Mannington