Chautauqua Stakes 2023

The Listed Chautauqua Stakes is a Black-Type sprint race currently contested in late October at Moonee Valley on Moonee Valley Gold Cup Night during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

2022 Chautauqua Stakes winner Aysar

2022 Chautauqua Stakes winner Aysar. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Run over 1200m, the quality handicap event offers $175,000 in prize money and takes place on the same The Valley race card as the Group 2 $750,000 Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m) and Group 3 $200,000 JRA Cup (2040m) for potential Melbourne Cup horses.

The Chautauqua Stakes also serves as a potential lead-up to tougher grade races over the carnival season and was previously known as the Chandler Macleod Stakes.

The event was renamed in 2021 to honour champion racehorse, Chautauqua, the star sprinter dubbed ‘The Grey Flash’ who famously won three straight editions of the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) from 2015-17.

The Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) previously made a nice target for Chautauqua Stakes graduates and in 2021 the Chautauqua runner-up Bella Nipotina finished second in that year’s Manikato Stakes results.

The Chautauqua Stakes however moved from its earlier September timeslot to take place over a month later ahead of the 2023 and now runs on the Friday night before the Cox Plate Day card featuring the Manikato Stakes the next day.

The latest edition of the Chautauqua Stakes ran on Friday October 27th, 2023 at The Valley on Moonee Valley Gold Cup Night and was won in a fine style by the Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman-trained favourite She Dances ($1.85F) coming off a Group 3 Caulfield win.

2023 Chautauqua Stakes Results

The official Chautauqua Stakes 2023 results and finishing order will be known and published below on Friday October 27th, 2023 .

2023 Chautauqua Stakes winner She Dances

2023 Chautauqua Stakes winner She Dances was excellent saluting for the punters under the lights at The Valley. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #3 She Dances
  • 2nd: #6 Semillion
  • 3rd: #2 Ranges

The Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman-trained Street Boss mare She Dances ($1.85F) was excellent under the lights at The Valley backing up from her Group 3 Northwood Plume Stakes win at Caulfield to hit the front 100m out from the line and charge homes strongly for the punters in the 2023 Chautauqua Stakes results. The win handed the trainer-jockey combination of Moody and Linda Meech their milestone 300th victory together.

2023 Chautauqua Stakes Odds

Market links to our top Chautauqua Stakes 2023 odds on the potential Group race-bound sprinters of the spring will be detailed below the week of the race.

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Chautauqua Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Friday October 27th, 2023
  • Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Listed
  • Prize Money: $175,000

Chautauqua Stakes Betting

Chautauqua Stakes odds are released by bookmakers shortly after the final field and barrier draw is out the Wednesday before the race. Betting is traditionally led by smart sprinters with form at the tight Moonee Valley circuit that have been tested in tougher class.

If racing first-up, those with good records fresh are also dominant in Chautauqua Stakes betting each spring.

Showmanship ($2.35 in 2020) and She Dances ($1.85 in 2023) are the latest favourites in Chautauqua Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

There was a notable upset in 2021 with Express Pass winning at Chautauqua Stakes odds of $15 and again in 2022 with Aysar saluting at $21 in the markets.

Chautauqua Stakes Field

Express Pass | Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos | Ladbrokes
Express Pass scored an upset win in the 2021 Chautauqua Stakes results. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Chautauqua Stakes race field attracts a class line-up of spring sprinters heading towards more lucrative features over similar distance over the coming weeks in Melbourne.

Many runners in the Chautauqua Stakes field will be coming off an earlier run at the track in a race like the Listed Carlyon Stakes (1000m).

As of 2023 good targets for horses out of the Chautauqua Stakes field include the sprint races held at Flemington over the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The best out of the event may even gain a start in the Group 1 Champions Sprint (1200m) on Champions Stakes Day.

2023 Chautauqua Stakes Field

The official Chautauqua Stakes 2023 Field & Barriers are released on the Wednesday of race week and will be published below.

The 2023 Chautauqua Stakes final field features a line-up of in-form second tier sprinters led in betting by the Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman-trained last start Group 3 winning mare She Dances.

2023 Chautauqua Stakes Nominations

The early Chautauqua Stakes 2023 Nominations close the Monday leading-up to the race and will be published in full below.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1161x900x2 I AM WAR G 5 Trevor J Andrews 80
2 7x111101x5 JIGSAW G 5 Cindy Alderson 105
3 21x0x988x4 LOMBARDO G 7 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 106
4 74x22219x0 OUTLAWS REVENGE G 6 Daniel Bowman 94
5 757x70343x RANGES G 7 Peter & Paul Snowden 97
6 6x9998x551 RANTING (NZ) G 6 Nick Ryan 85
7 x755x09x43 SEMILLION G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 81
8 1110412×71 SHE DANCES M 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 96
9 917140×400 SNAPPER (NZ) G 6 Michael Moroney 94
10 x76x730437 ZAC DE BOSS (NZ) G 6 Simon Zahra 84

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Chautauqua Stakes Tips

Good Chautauqua Stakes tips include looking for previous Moonee Valley winners, sprinters that can handle the 1200m trip and class gallopers that may have Group race experience from previous campaigns.

Looking for any in-form Darren Weir-trained horses is also a key Chautauqua Stakes betting tip with the horseman preparing three straight winners from 2016-18.

2023 Chautauqua Stakes Tips

Our insider Ladbrokes’ Chautauqua Stakes 2023 best bet will be published below the week of the race so stay tuned!

  • To Win: #3 She Dances ($2.15 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Group 3 winning mare last time out at Caulfield should take some beating here as she chases back-to-back wins down in grade. The four-year-old daughter of Street Boss has previous winning form at the track and is fit third-up now. Outstanding record over the six furlong distance (6:5-1-0) and drops two kilos from 56kg to 54kg off her last run. Barrier two in a small field with Linda Meech retaining the ride has her a hard to beat favourite beautifully rated for this.

Chautauqua Stakes Form Guide

The Chautauqua Stakes form guide provides punters with all the must-know information including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form of the runners in the field.

The Chautauqua Stakes form has gone on to hold-up in tougher grade races a number of times in recent years. In 2021 the second placed mare Bella Nipotina won the Group 3 How Now Stakes (1200m) next-up at Caulfield. She continued on to run second in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m), second in the Manikato Stakes results and third to Nature Strip in that year’s Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) – now run as the Champions Sprint – during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The year before in 2020 Felicia finished runner-up in the race, which was run as the Chandler Macleod Stakes, and also went on to win the How Now Stakes next start.

2023 Chautauqua Stakes Form Guide

A link to our complete Chautauqua Stakes 2023 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Chautauqua Stakes Results

Notable recent Chautauqua Stakes winners include Voodoo Lad (2016), Brave Smash (2017), and Showmanship (2020).

She Dances (2023) was the last Chautauqua Stakes winning mare.

Past Chautauqua Stakes Winners

Recent Chautauqua Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2012 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 She Dances Semillion Ranges
2022 Aysar Enchanted Heart Corner Pocket
2021 Express Pass Bella Nipotina Irish Flame
2020 Showmanship Felicia Age Of Chivalry
2019 The Inevitable Deprive Spirit Of Valor
2018 Land Of Plenty Peaceful State Al Passem
2017 Brave Smash El Divino Revolving Door
2016 Voodoo Lad Keen Array Sebring Sun
2015 Fell Swoop Beach Front Griante
2014 Atlante Trust In A Gust Lucky Hussler
2013 Le Bonsir Rekindled Interest It Is Written
2012 Sea Lord Amah Rock Freereturn