Chairman’s Handicap Race Information

The Chairman’s Handicap is a 2600 metre quality handicap race run by the Australian Turf Club held in April. It is run at Randwick as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, and the winner is exempt from the ballot of the Sydney Cup.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 2600 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $300,000
  • Date: Saturday 3 April 2021

Chairman’s Handicap Race History

Coming soon.

Chairman’s Handicap Facts

Last mare to win; Once Were Wild (2011)

Last 3YO to win: C&G  – none; Filly – none

Multiple winners: Tremec (2013 & 2015); No Wine No Song (2007 & 2008)

Fastest time (2600m): Sir Charles Road (2018) 2:41:57

Chairman’s Handicap & Sydney Cup: The Offer (2014); Jessicabeel (2010); No Wine No Song (2008); Henderson Bay (2002); Linesman (1997); King Aussie (1990); Major Drive (1987); Marooned (1986)

Interesting trivia: In 2003 Grey Song survived a protest from Honor Babe.

Past winners of the Chairman’s Handicap

Several winners of past Chairman’s Handicaps have gone on to win the Sydney Cup.

Year Winner Second Third
2021 Quick Thinker Rondinella Paths Of Glory
2020 Raheen House Carif Mirage Dancer
2019 Gallic Chieftain Shraaoh Semari
2018 Sir Charles Road Ventura Storm Peribsen
2017 Big Duke Aloft Rock On