Chairman’s Stakes

Looking for early info on this year’s Chairman’s Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Chairmans Stakes, Caulfield Racecourse

Run over 1,000 metres in late January or early February at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne, the Chairman’s Stakes is short-distance sprint offering $200,000 and open only to juvenile horses. 

Starting out as a Listed Race, this race was upgraded to Group 3 in 2014. The race serves as a key lead-up into the Group 1 $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) held in late February and Extreme Choice (2016) was the last two-year-old to do the double.

Chairman’s Stakes 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday February 5, 2022
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,000 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights (plus penalties)
  • Qualification: Two year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $200,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1990
  • 2022 Chairman’s Stakes Winner: Sebonack

chairman’s stakes 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Chairman’s Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday February 5, 2022. 

  1. #5 Sebonack
  2. #10 Nanagui
  3. #8 Kiko

The Hawkes Racing-trained Capitalist colt Sebonack ($6) could by Sydney-bound for the $5 million Golden Slipper Stakes next month after a winning debut defeating Nanagui by a length and a half in the 2022 Chairman’s Stakes results.

Chairman’s Stakes Betting 2022

There are many different ways to bet on the Chairman’s Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Chairman’s Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Chairman’s Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Chairman’s Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Chairman’s Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Chairman’s Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Chairman’s Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Chairman’s Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Chairman’s Stakes to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Chairman’s Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Chairman’s Stakes in 2022

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  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Chairman’s Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Chairman's Stakes 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Chairman's Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Chairman’s Stakes in 2022

The best way to pick which horse will win the Chairman’s Stakes in 2022 is to take into account any lead-up form, proven Black-Type performers and those with a past start at the Caulfield track. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Chairman’s Stakes winner include> 

  • Favourites – The favourites have a dominant record in the Chairman’s Stakes with nine of the past 13 saluting.
  • Fillies – Ten of the past 13 Chairman’s Stakes winners were fillies, most recently Enthaar (2021).

Chairman’s Stakes Favourites 2022

Early favourites in Chairman’s Stakes 2022 betting include Godolphin’s Group 3 runner-up from the spring Renosu and the Hawkes Racing-trained Sebonack on debut. 

From 2010-22 nine Chairman’s Stakes favourites saluted for the punters, most recently Loving Gaby ($3.50 in 2019) followed by Enthaar ($1.24 in 2021).

Chairman’s Stakes 2022 Field

The official Chairman’s Stakes 2022 field of final acceptances is announced the Wednesday prior to the race and will be published in full below. 

Chairman’s Stakes 2022 Tips

Favourite: #4 Renosu ($2.40 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #7 Equivocal ($8 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #8 Kiko ($19 at time of publish)

Our exclusive 2022 Chairman’s Stakes tips will be published above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


Chairman’s Stakes Race Day 2022

Chairman’s Stakes Day 2022 takes place at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday February 5, 2022 The other key support act on the card is the Group 3 $200,000 Manfred Stakes (1200m) for three-year-olds. 

Chairman’s Stakes Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 Chairman’s Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Chairman’s Stakes Field section. 

Chairman’s Stakes Nominations 2022

Nominations close at 12 PM on Monday, the 31st of January, 2022. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 BAY THIRTEEN F 2 Matt Laurie
2 3 BONHEUR F 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 61
3 CANNOLI F 2 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
4 CROWNING MOMENT G 2 Clayton Douglas
5 DEMON AWARD C 2 Leon & Troy Corstens
6 4x EQUIVOCAL F 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 62
7 HAFEY C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
8 6x KIKO F 2 Jim Conlan 61
9 26x LASCARS C 2 James Cummings 64
10 8x LONSDALEITE C 2 Clinton McDonald 60
11 LOVEKNOT F 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
12 2 MRS PATMORE F 2 Annabel Neasham 62
13 NANAGUI F 2 Peter G Moody
14 NEW HAMPSHIRE C 2 Michael Moroney
15 6x RED RAPID F 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 60
16 32x RENOSU C 2 James Cummings 67
17 ROARING MISS F 2 Lloyd Kennewell
18 SEBONACK C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
19 1 SWEET RIDE C 2 Annabel Neasham 68
20 83 VADERZAN G 2 Gary Portelli 60

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Chairman’s Stakes Weights 2022

Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Monday, the 31st of January, 2022 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Chairman’s Stakes Field section. 

Chairman’s Stakes Acceptances 2022

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 2nd of February, 2022 and will be published in our above Chairman’s Stakes Field section. 

Chairman’s Stakes Jockeys 2022

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 2nd of February, 2022 and will be published in our above Chairman’s Stakes Field section. 

Chairman’s Stakes Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 5th of February, 2022. 

2022 Chairman’s Stakes Scratchings:

  • #6 Bay Thirteen (6)

Chairman’s Stakes Prize Money 2022

The Chairman’s Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $120,000
2nd $36,000
3rd $18,000
4th $9,000
5th $5,000
6th $4,000
7th $4,000
8th $4,000

Chairman’s Stakes Race Number 2022

The 2022 Chairman’s Stakes is set to run as Caulfield Race 4 at 2:25pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 5th of February, 2022. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

Chairman’s Stakes Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Chairman’s Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Chairman’s Stakes Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Chairman’s Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National


Chairman’s Stakes Winners

Winners of the Chairman’s Stakes going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2022 Sebonack Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jy McNeil 57 kgs 0:57.44
2021 Enthaar Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 57 kgs 0:57.28
2020 Mildred Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 57 kgs 0:59.79
2019 Loving Gaby Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 54 kgs 0:57.69
2018 Ennis Hill David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Stephen Baster 54 kgs 0:57.02
2017 Formality David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 54 kgs 0:58.10
2016 Extreme Choice Mick Price Damien Oliver 58 kgs 0:57.09
2015 Thurlow Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 56 kgs 0:56.43
2014 Nayeli Gai Waterhouse Vlad Duric 54 kgs 1:03.88
2013 Metastasio Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 55 kgs 1:04.37
2012 Mama’s Choice David Hayes Dwayne Dunn 54 kgs 1:04.70
2011 Atomic Lee Freedman Ben Melham 55.5 kgs 0:56.72
2010 Crystal Lily Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Brett Prebble 55 kgs 1:02.67
2009 Headway Peter Moody Luke Nolen 53 kgs 1:04.10
2008 Whisper Bay David Hayes James Winks 54 kgs 0:57.69
2007 Gibraltar Campion Lee Freedman Corey Brown 53 kgs 1:11.37
2006 Ulfah David Hayes Craig Williams 52 kgs 1:09.89
2005 Under The Floor Lee Freedman Damien Oliver 54 kgs 1:10.76
2004 Tirade Mathew Ellerton Glen Boss 54 kgs 1:10.98
2003 Vengeance Of Rain Bradley Marzato Danny Nikolic 54.5 kgs 1:09.78
2002 Yell John Hawkes Darren Gauci 54.5 kgs 1:04.39
2001 Spitz Lee Freedman Peter Mertens 54.5 kgs 1:04.34
2000 Road To Success John Salanitri Danny Nikolic 54.5 kgs 1:05.71


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