Chipping Norton Stakes 2017

February 25, 2017

Ladbrokes Tip: Wide barriers have been a big hoodoo for horses in the Chipping Norton Stakes field over the past 20 years

The Chipping Norton Stakes is the opening Group 1 race of the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and takes place at Warwick Farm Racecourse on the last Saturday in February. The sole elite level feature on the card, the race is run under weight-for-age conditions over a mile (1600m) and offers $600,000 in total prize money.

The event has held Group 1 status since 1986 and was cut from 2000m to 1600m in 1980. Multiple Chipping Norton Stakes winners are not uncommon with notable champions to take out the race more than once including Shoot Out (2012-13), four-time winner Tie The Knot (1999-2002) and Super Impose (1991-92).

The traditional lead-up into the Chipping Norton Stakes is via the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) held at Randwick Racecourse a fortnight before with the last horse to complete the Apollo – Chipping Norton Stakes double being Winx (2015).

This autumn’s Chipping Norton Stakes ran on February 25, 2017 on the same day as Melbourne’s Blue Diamond Stakes meeting at Flemington.

2017 Chipping Norton Stakes Results

  • 1st: Winx
  • 2nd: Lasqueti Spirit
  • 3rd: Who Shot Thebarman

Chipping Norton Stakes Race Info

  • Date: February 25, 2017
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $600,000
  • First Run: 1925

Chipping Norton Stakes Field

The Chipping Norton Stakes field is made up of the season’s best weight-for-age hopefuls and milers and usually attracts graduates of the Apollo Stakes run two weeks prior. Chipping Norton Stakes nominations are taken the Monday before the race with the final field of acceptances announced two days later.

Winx dominated Chipping Norton Stakes odds for her 2016 win

Winx (2016) was the fifth Chipping Norton Stakes winner for trainer Chris Waller in six years. Photo: Steve Hart.

While the field features a mix of male and female gallopers, only one mare has won in the past 15 years when Tuesday Joy saluted in 2009. Trainer Gai Waterhouse always has a strong hand in the Chipping Norton Stakes field and has won the race six times most recently with Theseo (2010).

The 2017 Chipping Norton Stakes Field & Barrier Draw is set for release on Wednesday February 22, 2017 and will be published right here. 

2017 Chipping Norton Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

On Wednesday February 22 Racing NSW took 10 final acceptances for the 2017 Chipping Norton Stakes field where glamour mare Winx will defend her title and shoot for a 15th straight win. Chris Waller has a total of six Chipping Norton Stakes final acceptors, and while Winx drew ideally in barrier 4 her biggest rival Hartnell suffered an early blow out in gate 10.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 5x211123x2 HARTNELL (GB) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 10 59kg 116
2 110x4540x6 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller Joshua Parr 8 59kg 115
3 33x726910x GRAND MARSHAL (GB) Chris Waller Jason Collett 5 59kg 108
4 4x6527255x WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Tim Clark 1 59kg 108
5 6x341112x8 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 3 59kg 107
6 966x5340x5 MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) John O’Shea Christian Reith 2 59kg 105
7 113061x00x TAVAGO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Tommy Berry 6 59kg 105
8 2x3915x0x3 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 7 59kg 104
9 111x1111x1 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 4 57kg 132
10 x6538241x0 LASQUETI SPIRIT Lee Curtis Jay Ford 9 53kg 100

Chipping Norton Stakes Betting & Odds

Chipping Norton Stakes betting markets are usually dominated by horses coming out of the Apollo Stakes a fortnight earlier at Randwick. Favourites have a decent record in the race saluting three times in the past 10 years including Contributer (2015).

The Chipping Norton Stakes odds are always affected by the barrier draw with gates 1 – 8 the most successful in the past two decades. In-form Gai Waterhouse-trained runners are also well favoured in the Chipping Norton Stakes markets based her hot winning strike rate in the race.

2017 Chipping Norton Stakes Odds

The updated Chipping Norton Stakes 2017 odds on Winx and co. will be found below so stay tuned.

Chipping Norton Stakes Tips

Chipping Norton Stakes tips favour the best performers in the Apollo Stakes, a race that has produced nine of the past 15 Chipping Norton Stakes winners.

Mares are a poor Chipping Norton Stakes tip to take based on recent data with Tuesday Joy (2009) the only mare to beat home the boys in over 10 years. A top Chipping Norton Stakes tip is to look at the horse drawn in barrier four as that gate has produced eight champions of the race since 1983.

2017 Chipping Norton Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Chipping Norton Stakes 2017 tips will be provided below the week of the race each autumn so stay tuned.

Chipping Norton Stakes Form Guide

The Chipping Norton Stakes form guide is essential viewing by all smart punters as it shows the saddlecloth numbers, lead-up form, trainers, jockeys and barriers for all the runners in the field.

Based on the form placing a well-informed Chipping Norton Stakes bet becomes easier and it is crucial to look at horses drawn inside the first eight barriers that come off solid lead-up form especially out of the Apollo Stakes.

Chipping Norton Stakes Form Facts

  • Trainer Chris Waller prepared five of the six Chipping Norton Stakes winners from 2011 – 2016
  • The last winner to jump from wider than barrier 8 in the race was Kingston Bay (10 of 12 in 1993)
  • Favourites have dominated the Chipping Norton Stakes results in the past 30 years
  • The Apollo Stakes is the key Chipping Norton Stakes form race to follow producing five of the six winners from 2011 – 2016

Chipping Norton Stakes Results

The Chipping Norton Stakes results and finishing order of the field is known when the race runs at Warwick Farm in late February.

Punters can view that autumn’s Chipping Norton Stakes winner, see the winning exotics and payouts and check the winning time and margins.

2017 Chipping Norton Stakes Results

The official Chipping Norton Stakes Results 2017 and finishing order will be published below on February 25, 2017.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 9 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 4 57kg $1.22F
2 10 LASQUETI SPIRIT Lee Curtis Jay Ford 2L 9 53kg $151
3 4 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Tim Clark 3L 1 59kg $151
4 6 MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) John O’Shea Christian Reith 3.1L 2 59kg $101
5 7 TAVAGO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Tommy Berry 6.3L 6 59kg $41
6 8 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 7.2L 7 59kg $26
7 5 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 7.8L 3 59kg $101
8 1 HARTNELL (GB) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 9L 10 59kg $6.50
9 3 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) Chris Waller Jason Collett 10.3L 5 59kg $101
10 2 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller Joshua Parr 25.3L 8 59kg $101

Recent Chipping Norton Stakes Winners

Year Winner Runner-Up Third Winning Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2017 Winx Lasqueti Spirit Who Shot Thebarman 1:40.37
2016 Winx Dibayani Hauraki 1:33
2015 Contributer Hartnell He’s Your Man 1:36.5
2014 Boban It’s A Dundeel Hawkspur 1:38.2
2013 Shoot Out Monton Danleigh 1:35.8
2012 Shoot Out Danleigh Trusting 1:37.4
2011 Danleigh Centennial Park Sacred Choice 1:35.7
2010 Theseo Rangirangdoo Danleigh 1:37.4
2009 Tuesday Joy Vision And Power Gallant Tess 1:34.8
2008 Casino Prince Tuesday Joy Sniper’s Bullet 1:36.4
2007 He’s No Pie Eater Desert War Mentality 1:37.6
2006 Desert War Eremein Ike’s Dream 1:36.3
2005 Grand Armee Court’s In Session Winning Belle 1:35.4
2004 Starcraft Ambulance Gentle Genius 1:40.8
2003 Lonhro Shogun Lodge Dress Circle 1:37.9
2002 Tie The Knot Freemason Universal Prince 1:37.3
2001 Tie The Knot Dottoressa Referral 1:35.8
2000 Tie The Knot Adam Staging 1:37.7