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.
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.
|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
|2017||Winx||Lasqueti Spirit||Who Shot Thebarman||1:40.37|
|2015||Contributer||Hartnell||He’s Your Man||1:36.5|
|2014||Boban||It’s A Dundeel||Hawkspur||1:38.2|
|2011||Danleigh||Centennial Park||Sacred Choice||1:35.7|
|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|
|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|