Chelmsford Stakes Race Information

The Chelmsford Stakes is a 1600 metre weight-for-age race run by the Australian Turf Club held in late August or early September. It is run at Randwick as part of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2, Open class
  • Distance: 1,600 metres
  • Conditions: Weight for age
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $250,000
  • Date: Saturday 5 September 2020

Chelmsford Stakes Race History

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Fun Facts

Last mare to win; Unforgotten (2018)

Last 3YO to win: C&G Mighty Kingdom (1979); Filly – Pique (1959)

Multiple winners: Hawkspur (2013 & 2014); Lonhro (2002 & 2003); Stargazer (1990 & 1991); Kingston Town (1980 & 1981); Roman Consul (1967, 1968 & 1969); Prince Darius (1957 & 1958); Delta (1950, 1951 & 1952); Rogilla (1933 & 1934); Limerick ( (1926, 1927 & 1928); Duke Foote (1912 & 1913); Prince Foote (1909 & 1910); The Chief (1898 & 1899)

Fastest time (1600m): Winx (2017) 1:34:1

Chelmsford Stakes & George Main Stakes: Lonhro (2003); Campaign King (1987); Emancipation (1983); Kingston Town (1981); Purple Patch (1976)

Chelmsford Stakes & Cox Plate: Might And Power (1998); Kingston Town (1980 & 1981); Tulloch (1960); Beau Vite (1941); Rogilla (1933); Phar Lap (1930)

Interesting trivia: 2009 winner O’Lonhro was sired by Lonhro who won in 2002 and 2003. Phar Lap finished 2nd in the Chelmsford Stakes in 1929 as a three-year-old, then won it in 1930.

Past winners of the Chelmsford Stakes

Winners of past Chelmsford Stakes include horses that go on to win major spring races like the George Main Stakes, Cox Plate and Epsom Handicap.

Year Winner Second Third
2019t Samadoubt Avilius Girl Tuesday
2018 Unforgotten Ace High Libran
2017 Winx Red Excitement Chocante
2016 Hartnell Grand Marshal Storm The Stars