Chipping Norton Stakes

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Chipping Norton Stakes
Group I race
Location Warwick Farm Racecourse
Inaugurated 1925
Race type ThoroughbredFlat racing
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds and up
Weight Weight for Age
Purse A$350,000 (2013)

The Chipping Norton Stakes is a Group 1 Australian Thoroughbred horse race run at weight for age, over a distance of 1600 metres at Warwick Farm Racecourse, Sydney in February or March.

Amounis, 1927 winner Harold Jones up

Race History[edit]

Lough Neagh, 1933,1936,1937 Winner

The race is major prep race for the Group 1 Doncaster Handicap and Sydney Cup since winners are exempt from ballot for entry into both races.[1]

The race is named after the suburb Chipping Norton located in Liverpool located 27 kilometres south-west of Sydney. The race is usually held together with the Liverpool City Cup as part of the City of Liverpool festivities.[2]

The race was run at Randwick Racecourse in 1992, 2001 and 2008.

Race distance[edit]

  • 1925–1972 - 1 14 miles (~2000 metres)
  • 1972–1979 – 2100 metres
  • 1980 onwards - 1600 metres

Race grade[edit]

  • 1925–1979 - Principle race
  • 1980–1985 - Group 2
  • 1986 onwards - Group 1 race

The winners[edit]

  • 2014 - Boban[3]
  • 2013 - Shoot Out[4]
  • 2012 - Shoot Out[5]
  • 2011 - Danleigh[6]
  • 2010 - Theseo[7]
  • 2009 - Tuesday Joy[8]
  • 2008 - Casino Prince[9]
  • 2007 - He's No Pie Eater[10]
  • 2006 - Desert War[11]
  • 2005 - Grand Armee[12]
  • 2004 - Starcraft
  • 2003 - Lonhro
  • 2002 - Tie the Knot
  • 2001 - Tie the Knot
  • 2000 - Tie the Knot
  • 1999 - Tie the Knot
  • 1998 - Encounter
  • 1997 - Octagonal
  • 1996 - Juggler
  • 1995 - Pharaoh
  • 1994 - Telesto
  • 1993 - Kingston Bay
  • 1992 - Super Impose
  • 1991 - Super Impose
  • 1990 - Dr. Grace
  • 1989 - Flotilla
  • 1988 - Wong
  • 1987 - Our Waverley Star
  • 1986 - Heat Of The Moment
  • 1985 - Rising Prince
  • 1984 - Emancipation
  • 1983 - Dalmacia
  • 1982 - Vivacite
  • 1981 - Prince Ruling
  • 1980 - Embasadora
  • 1979 - Leonotis
  • 1978 - Grey Affair
  • 1977 - In Pursuit
  • 1976 - Taras Bulba
  • 1975 - Apollo Eleven
  • 1974 - Igloo
  • 1973 - Apollo Eleven
  • 1972 - Latin Knight
  • 1971 - Gay Icarus
  • 1970 - Great Exploits
  • 1969 - Rain Lover
  • 1968 - General Command
  • 1967 - Striking Force
  • 1966 - Prince Grant
  • 1965 - Bon Filou
  • 1964 - Maidenhead
  • 1963 - The Dip
  • 1962 - Sky High
  • 1961 - Valerius
  • 1960 - Tulloch
  • 1959 - Caesar
  • 1958 - Tulloch
  • 1957 - Mac's Amber
  • 1956 - Somerset Fair
  • 1955 - Carioca
  • 1954 - Gallant Archer
  • 1953 - Carioca
  • 1952 - Delta
  • 1951 - Comic Court
  • 1950 - Carbon Copy
  • 1949 - Carbon Copy
  • 1948 - Fresh Boy
  • 1947 - Vigaro
  • 1946 - Bernborough
  • 1945 - Katanga
  • 1944 - Katanga
  • 1943 - Veiled Threat
  • 1942 - race not held
  • 1941 - Tranquil Star
  • 1940 - Reading
  • 1939 - Defaulter
  • 1938 - John Wilkes
  • 1937 - Lough Neagh
  • 1936 - Lough Neagh
  • 1935 - Rogilla
  • 1934 - Silver Scorn
  • 1933 - Lough Neagh
  • 1932 - Ammon Ra
  • 1931 - Chide
  • 1930 - Phar Lap
  • 1929 - Strephon
  • 1928 - Limerick
  • 1927 - Amounis
  • 1926 - Windbag
  • 1925 - Wallace Mortlake

References[edit]