Chautauqua made history winning a third straight TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick in April of 2017. Photo: Steve Hart.
CHAUTAUQUA HORSE FORM
- Age: Seven-year-old
- Foaled: September 20, 2010
- Nickname: “The Grey Flash”
- Purchase Price: Passed in at $300,000 (William Inglis and Son Ltd 2012 Australia Easter Yearling Sale)
- Gender: Gelding
- Horse Colour: Grey-Bay
- Pedigree: by Encosta De Lago from Lovely Jubly
- Trainer: Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
- Regular Jockey/s: Dwayne Dunn, Brenton Avdulla, Tommy Berry
- Owners: R & C Legh Racing Pty Ltd, G P I Racing, Gurners Bloodstock Co, Mr G Pulitano, Mr S W Kay, Ms M A Keating, Wright Racing, Throsby Racing
- Racing Colours: Navy Blue, Gold Lightning Bolt, Gold And White Armbands, Gold Cap
Super sprinter Chautauqua is known as the “Grey Flash”. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.
Chautauqua Career Record
- 32 starts
- 13 wins (41% Win Rate)
- 7 seconds (75% Place Rate)
- 4 thirds
- 6 Group 1 wins
- Prize Money: $8,821,935
- Win Distance Range: 1000m – 1400m
- Best Known For: TJ Smith Stakes triple (2015-17)
Chautauqua Next Race
There is no known next race for Chautauqua whose racing career is in doubt after the champion failed to trial on four occasions leading up to a shelved Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival campaign.
He will no longer vie for a fourth TJ Smith Stakes trophy and has been sent straight to the paddock with talks of retirement circulating.
Chautauqua Last 5 Runs
|1st of 15
||RAND 01Apr17 1200m Heavy8 T J SMITH Group 1 $2,614,500 ($1,577,000) Tommy Berry 58.5kg Barrier 11 Rtg 118
2nd English 56.5kg, 3rd Fell Swoop 58.5kg 1:12.44 (600m 37.08), 0.2L, [email protected], [email protected], $6/$8/$6/$5.50
|7th of 9
||RAND 16Sep17 1100m Good3 THE SHORTS Group 2 $202,000 ($2,500) Brenton Avdulla 58kg Barrier 8 Rtg 122
1st Redzel 58kg, 2nd Ball of Muscle 55kg 1:01.83R (600m 32.84), 2.2L, [email protected], [email protected], $4.80/$4.60/$6/$5.50
|6th of 11
||RAND 30Sep17 1200m Good3 PREMIERE Group 2 $502,000 ($5,000) Brenton Avdulla 58.5kg Barrier 3 Rtg 122
1st In Her Time 56.5kg, 2nd English 56.5kg 1:08.20 (600m 33.72), 2.8L, [email protected], [email protected], $2.80/$2.80/$2.70/$2.80
|4th of 12
||RAND 14Oct17 1200m Good3 EVEREST 10,000,000 ($400,000) Brenton Avdulla 58.5kg Barrier 5 Rtg 122
1st Redzel 58.5kg, 2nd Vega Magic 58.5kg 1:08.36 (600m 34.46), 1.5L, [email protected], [email protected], $5.50/$5/$5.50/$6
|4th of 13
||FLEM 11Nov17 1200m Good3 DARLEY CLASSIC Group 1 $1,002,500 ($45,000) Dwayne Dunn 58.5kg Barrier 12 Rtg 116
1st Redzel 58.5kg, 2nd Terravista 58.5kg 1:08.74 (600m 34.08), 2.5L, [email protected], [email protected], $5.50/$4.80/$4.60/$4.80
Chautauqua has come a long way from his Seymour second on debut in October of 2013 and is now dubbed the “Grey Flash”. He boasts one of racing’s most exciting turns of foot and has come from seemingly nowhere to salute in the country’s best sprint races plenty of times.
One of the most famous examples of this was his last-to-first success in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick during ‘The Championships’ in April of 2017. His victory there also made history as the seven-year-old became the first three-time winner of the autumn classic and he saluted on a Heavy (8) track to boot.
A six-time Group 1 winner, Chautauqua is best known for his powerful finish that always gives the punters a scare. Is ultra-consistent in Group 1 sprints in both Sydney and Melbourne and has incredible versatility saluting on all track types.
Was at one time rated the world’s best sprinter, a title he held for just shy of two years, but has been far from disgraced of late with a spring that included back-to-back fourths behind new champion sprint star on the scene Redzel in the $10 million The Everest (1200m) in Sydney and the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) down the Flemington straight six.
Was to have chased an unprecedented fourth TJ Smith Stakes title during the 2018 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, which was set to kick-off in Melbourne’s Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) under the lights at The Valley in late March.
Chautauqua failed to jump at four separate lead-up autumn trials however, the latest at Cranbourne on Monday March 19, leading to his immediate spelling and likely retirement that is yet to be officially announced by Hawkes Racing.
*Chautauqua horse form correct as of March 19,2018.