Chipping Norton Stakes

Chipping Norton Stakes Tips: Who history points to winning

The Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) pits some top gallopers up against one another. Who does history suggest will win the feature? is your home of the 2020 Chipping Norton Stakes. The race will take place on Saturday, 29 February, 2020 at Randwick Racecourse.

We provide you with Chipping Norton Stakes tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live stream to watch the race unfold.

Chipping Norton Stakes 2020

Date Saturday 29 February
Track Randwick Racecourse
Distance 1600m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight-for-age
Prize Money $600,000
Age 3YO and Upwards


When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Randwick, keeping some important factors on your side can help you.

Our experts assess all the Chipping Norton Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2020 tips to help you back the winner.

Tipster Aaron Hamilton will provide his tips and selections for the 2020 Chipping Norton Stakes once the field has been finalised.


Leading bookmakers Sportsbet and BetEasy have the latest 2020 Chipping Norton Stakes betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the Chipping Norton Stakes betting markets in the days leading up to the race. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.


Australia’s leading bookmakers offer you the chance to watch the Chipping Norton Stakes (and all other races from New South Wales tracks) free of charge. You can watch all Randwick races including the Chipping Norton Stakes streamed live online at Ladbrokes, BetEasy or Sportsbet. To find out how to stream the Chipping Norton Stakes live, see our guide to watch the race.


A weight-for-age race held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, the Chipping Norton Stakes is open to horses three-years-old and upwards.

Supporting the Chipping Norton Stakes is the Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m), Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m), Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) and Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m). The Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) often attracts a nice field also.

Wallace Mortlake won the inaugural Chipping Norton Stakes in 1925 when the race was a Principle race and run over 1¼ miles (approximately 2000m).

In 1972 the race distance was raised to 2100m and in 1980 the distance was shortened to its current 1600m and elevated to Group 2 status.

The Chipping Norton Stakes was awarded Group 1 status in 1986 and has been the most highly-regarded Warwick Farm feature since that time.

Although the race is Warwick Farm’s feature race of the year, it was run at Randwick Racecourse in 1992, 2001, 2008, 2009 and 2016.

With $600,000 in prizemoney the Chipping Norton Stakes attracts the country’s best milers and middle-distance horses as they prepare for further Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival targets.

The Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) held at Royal Randwick Racecourse two weeks earlier is the most reliable guide to the Chipping Norton.

Some of Australia’s most talented horses have won the premier weight-for-age event with Tie The Knot winning it across four consecutive editions.

Other notable winners of the Chipping Norton Stakes include Amounis (1927), Phar Lap (1930), Rogilla (1935), Tranquil Star (1941), Bernborough (1946), Comic Court (1951), Tulloch (1958 & 1960), Sky High (1962), Rain Lover (1969), Emancipation (1984), Our Waverley Star (1987), Super Impose (1991-92), Octagonal (1997), Tie The Knot (1999-2002), Lonhro (2003), Starcraft (2004), Grand Armee (2005), Desert War (2006), Shoot Out (2012-13), Boban (2014) and Winx (2016-19).

Chipping Norton Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2000 Tie The Knot
2001 Tie The Knot
2002 Tie The Knot
2003 Lonhro
2004 Starcraft
2005 Grand Armee
2006 Desert War
2007 He's No Pie Eater
2008 Casino Prince
2009 Tuesday Joy
2010 Theseo
2011 Danleigh
2012 Shoot Out
2013 Shoot Out
2014 Boban
2015 Contributer
2016 Winx
2017 Winx
2018 Winx
2019 Winx
2020 Te Akau Shark


Originally known as the ‘Sandy Course,’ Randwick Racecourse was first used in 1833 where a private match race between two horses was held.

In 1840 the track was abandoned as a racecourse and used for training purposes before the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) moved its headquarters to Randwick and held a meeting in 1860.

The Queen Elizabeth II stand was opened to the public on August 4, 1969, and in 1992, Queen Elizabeth II visited Randwick and opened the new $30 million Paddock Grandstand.

The Australian Derby (2400m) remains one of the longest standing races to be held at Randwick after its inaugural running took place in 1861.


Randwick is the largest racetrack in New South Wales and all races are run in a clockwise direction. It is a sweeping track with a rise from the 300m mark to the winning post in the home straight.

As well as the main track, Randwick Racecourse contains a second track known as Kensington. Due to large rainfall in the area, Kensington has been reconstructed using the Strathayr racing surface which is similar to Moonee Valley.

Strathayr is a turf cover over a base of sand, this means it is a free draining track which can take a substantial amount of rain without affecting the rating.