Chatham Stakes

Chatham Stakes, Flemington

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

The Chatham Stakes is on open handicap race which takes place at Flemington Racecourse on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival on the first Saturday of November annually. With a history going all the way back to 1978, the race has held Group 3 status for over thirty years and is contested over 1400m offering $200,000 in prize money. 

The Moonga Stakes and Salinger Stakes serve as nice lead-ups into the race, while graduates out of the Chatham Stakes could head into the Sandown Stakes as a final spring run. 

Chatham Stakes 2020 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday November 7, 2020 
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,400 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Handicap
  • Qualification: Open
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Victoria Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $200,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1978
  • 2020 Chatham Stakes Winner: Sansom

chatham Stakes 2020 RESULTS

The official 2020 Chatham Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday November 7, 2020.

  1. #7 Sansom
  2. #8 Morvada
  3. #6 Bold Star
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 7 SANSOM (NZ) Phillip Stokes Ben Allen 5 56.5kg $5.50
2 8 MORVADA Peter Jolly Zac Spain 0.1L 6 55.5kg $5.50
3 6 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Jamie Kah 0.3L 3 57.5kg $4.60
4 4 MORRISSY Leon & Troy Corstens Craig Williams 1.05L 4 58kg $4.40F
5 1 REYKJAVIK Lindsey Smith Jye McNeil 2.3L 1 60kg $7
6 5 RIDDLE ME THAT Matt Laurie Daniel Stackhouse 6.05L 8 58kg $8.50
7 9 FOX HALL Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 6.55L 7 55kg $20
8 3 HARLECH (NZ) Michael Moroney Ben Melham 9.55L 2 58.5kg $18
SCRATCHED 2 HARIPOUR (IRE) Emma Church John Allen 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Chatham Stakes Betting 2020

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

Place Prize Money
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Chatham Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Chatham Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Chatham 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 Chatham 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 Chatham Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Chatham Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Chatham 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 Chatham Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Chatham Stakes in 2020

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    2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
    3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Chatham Stakes Betting (above).
    4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

chatham stakes 2020 ODDS

Early market odds on the 2020 chatham stakes will be displayed below. For current odds on our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Chatham Stakes in 2020?

The best way to pick who will win the Chatham Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Smaller field – Not many horses are nominated for this race, and if you take into account the potential for scratchings, then you may only have to figure out which horse is going to be in the top third (or half) of the field in order to accurately predict a placegetter.
  • 400 metre point – Try and pick a horse that can separate from the pack at the 400 metre mark, the final 1000 metres goes by at sprint speed.

Chatham Stakes 2020 Favourites

Early favourites in 2020 Chatham Stakes betting include the consistent Moonga Stakes runner-up Morrissy, Group 2 Linlinthgow runner-up Bold Star and last start Moonee Valley winner Sansom.

Chatham Stakes 2020 Field

The official 2020 Chatham Stakes field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday lead-up to the race and will be published in full below. 

The Chatham Stakes 2020 final field features nine runners led in betting by the in-form Morrissy for Leon & Troy Corstens.