Chester Manifold Stakes Race Information

The Chester Manifold Stakes is a 1400 metre open handicap race run by the Victoria Racing Club in early January. It is held at Flemington as the feature event of the meeting.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1400 metres
  • Conditions: Open handicap
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $175,000
  • Date: Sunday 1 January 2023

Chester Manifold Stakes Race History

See the 2023 Chester Manifold Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2021 Chester Manifold Stakes Preview and results.

The race is named in honour of former VRC Chairman Sir Chester Manifold.

It was first run in 1985 when it was won by a horse called Beechcraft.

2022 was the first time it has been run on New Year’s Day.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Lighthouse (2022)

Multiple winners: Danzylum (2010 & 2011)

Fastest time (1400m): Mr Murphy (2004) 1:21:12

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of the Chester Manifold Stakes

Winners of past Chester Manifold Stakes include Mr Murphy (2004), Durbridge (1994), Fraar (1993) and Super Impose (1991).

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Not An Option Who Dares Struck By
2023 Corner Pocket Looks Like Elvis Pal D’oro
2022 Lighthouse Looks Like Elvis Not To Be Mist
2021 Never Again Vassilator Brave Song
2020 Amadeus Guizot Call It A Day
2019 Manolo Blahniq Holbien Takedown
2018 Burning Front Chamois Road Dollar For Dollar
2017 Grande Rosso Zupacharged Sold For Song
2016 Tudor Tried And Tired Zupacharged
2015 Red Excitement Tried And Tired Whisper Downs
2014 Anlon Limes Gig
2013 British General Dash For Viz Under The Eiffel
2012 At The Heads Pied A Terre Second Effort
2011 Danzylum Offenders Chasm
2010 Danzylum Time Matters Berringama
2009 Rok Posta Orbit Express Itsamonty
2008 Stickpin Publishing Count To Zero
2007 Lucky Unicorn Our Spur Brom Felinity
2006 Umaquest Ra Sun Zankel
2005 Noble Red Youth Pretorius
2004 Mr Murphy Monahan Tweed Gold Wells
2003 Matter Of Honour Walk On Air Pindi Ridge
2002 It’s Platonic Bush Padre Tears Royal
2001  Shorblue Rancho Spark Play Station
2000 Oliver Twist Honourable Mention Old Man
1999 Bellzevir On Air Loafer
1998 Willoughby Dry Humour Burrito