Chipping Norton Stakes

Chipping Norton Stakes, Randwick Racecourse

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

Run over 1,600 metres in either February or March, the Chipping Norton Stakes offers one of the biggest prize purses for that time of year in Australia. Having previously been a Group 2 race, it has had the honour of Group 1 status for over thirty years.

Without a doubt, the best lead up race is the 1400 metre Apollo Stakes, taking place two weeks earlier at the same racetrack.

This race is considered an essential prep race for two other Group 1 races, the Doncaster Handicap and Sydney Cup, because a win offers ballot exemption to both.

Chipping Norton Stakes 2020 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, February 29th, 2020
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,600 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Three years and over
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $600,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1925

Chipping Norton Stakes Betting

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

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

How To Bet On The Chipping Norton Stakes

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  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 Chipping Norton Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Chipping Norton Stakes 2020 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the Chipping Norton Stakes here.

(Please note that the odds below are from 10/12/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
TBC TBC TBC

Which Horse Will Win The Chipping Norton Stakes

The best way to pick who will win the Chipping Norton 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:

  • To Winx Or Not To Winx – The famous mare has absolutely cleaned up this race in the past three years. If she’s retired, it means others horses have a chance. If she’s entered, then most of the money will flow through her taking 1st.
  • Try A Place Bet – If the winner is all but a sure thing, and not offering a good payout, then consider a place bet. If there’s a non-favourite who won the Apollo Stakes, or at least took 2nd place, that would be your best bet.
  • Behind By A Half Length – If any horses were only beaten by a half length in the Apollo Stakes, then they may be a good shot to take a place in the Chipping Norton.

Chipping Norton Stakes Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.

Chipping Norton Stakes 2020 Field

The field limit is 20. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners below.

Chipping Norton Stakes 2020 Tips

Favourite: TBC.

Best Bet: TBC.

Best Roughie: TBC.

Chipping Norton Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 29th of February, 2020.

Chipping Norton Stakes Barrier Draw

The 2020 Chipping Norton Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Chipping Norton Stakes Nominations

Nominations close at 11:00 AM on Monday, the 24th of February, 2020.

Chipping Norton Stakes Weights

Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM, on Tuesday the 25th of February, 2020.

Chipping Norton Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before Wednesday, the 26th of February, 2020. 

Chipping Norton Stakes Jockeys

The final riders announcement will happen before Wednesday, the 26th of February, 2020.

Chipping Norton Stakes Prize Money

The Chipping Norton Stakes prize purse is worth $600,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $344,000
2nd $114,000
3rd $58,000
4th $28,000
5th $14,000
6th $6,000
7th $6,000
8th $6,000
9th $6,000
10th $6,000

Chipping Norton Stakes Race Number

The Chipping Norton Stakes is race number 1 on the 29th of February, 2020. There are nine races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse.

Chipping Norton Stakes Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s Chipping Norton Stakes has been released.

Chipping Norton Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2020 Chipping Norton Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Chipping Norton Stakes Winners

Winners of the Chipping Norton Stakes for the past thirty-five years are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going back to 1930, please check our winners page.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2019 Winx Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 57 kgs 1:33.27
2018 Winx Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 57 kgs 1:34.92
2017 Winx Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 57 kgs 1:40.37
2016 Winx Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 57 kgs 1:33.92
2015 Contributer John O’shea James McDonald 59 kgs 1:36.54
2014 Boban Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 59 kgs 1:38.19
2013 Shoot Out Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 59 kgs 1:35.80
2012 Shoot Out Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 59 kgs 1:37.40
2011 Danleigh Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 59 kgs 1:35.77
2010 Theseo Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 59 kgs 1:37.45
2009 Tuesday Joy Gai Waterhouse Corey Brown 57 kgs 1:34.80
2008 Casino Prince Anthony Cummings D Oliver 59 kgs 1:36.44
2007 He’s No Pie Eater Graeme Rogerson Z Purton 56 kgs 1:37.68
2006 Desert War Gai Waterhouse L V Cassidy 58 kgs 1:36.39
2005 Grand Armee Gai Waterhouse D R Beasley 58 kgs 1:35.45
2004 Starcraft Garry Newham G Boss 55 kgs 1:40.84
2003 Lonhro J R Hawkes D Beadman 58 kgs 1:37.93
2002 Tie The Knot G H Walter P Payne 58 kgs 1:37.33
2001 Tie The Knot G H Walter P Payne 58 kgs 1:35.88
2000 Tie The Knot G H Walter R S Dye 58 kgs 1:37.79
1999 Tie The Knot G H Walter R S Dye 58 kgs 1:37.46
1998 Encounter Clarry Conners R S Dye 53 kgs 1:36.70
1997 Octagonal J R Hawkes R S Dye 57 kgs 1:36.33
1996 Juggler Gai Waterhouse L V Cassidy 57 kgs 1:36.17
1995 Pharaoh Gai Waterhouse G Eades 57.5 kgs 1:38.26
1994 Telesto Grahame Begg G Boss 57 kgs 1:36.40
1993 Kingston Bay Bruce Wallace A Kennedy 53 kgs 1:36.30
1992 Super Impose D L Freedman D Beadman 57.5 kgs 1:35.00
1991 Super Impose D L Freedman D Beadman 57.5 kgs 1:36.00
1990 Dr. Grace Dr G Chapman J A Cassidy 53 kgs 1:37.20
1989 Flotilla J Denham Mick Dittman 57 kgs 1:35.30
1988 Wong V P Sutherland P Sylvester 57.5 kgs 1:35.00
1987 Our Waverley Star D J O’sullivan L A O’sullivan 57 kgs 1:35.10
1986 Heat Of The Moment N C Begg D Beadman 51 kgs 1:34.80
1985 Rising Prince Ms D Stein K Langby 57 kgs 1:36.30
1984 Emancipation N C Begg R Quinton 55.5 kgs 1:35.70
1983 Dalmacia N C Begg R Quinton 57 kgs 1:39.80