Verry Elleegant Stakes Barrier Draw Stats & Info

Chipping Norton Stakes barrier draw

Verry Elleegant Stakes Barrier Draw Stats & Info 2025

The Group 1 Verry Elleegant Stakes (formerly the Chipping Norton Stakes) (1600m) barrier draw and final field will be revealed at 9am on Wednesday, February 26, 2025. 

Verry Elleegant Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the $600,000 Verry Elleegant Stakes will be announced on Monday, February 24, 2025.

This list of entries will be available shortly after 11am.

The Verry Elleegant Stakes is a weight-for-age race held over 1600m at Royal Randwick Racecourse. One or more of Sydney’s superstar horses will often compete in the race; most recently champions such as Winx and Verry Elleegant captured the race with Winx winning it four-straight times.

Verry Elleegant Stakes Barrier Draw – When, Where And How Does It Work?

The barrier draw for the 2025 Verry Elleegant Stakes is conducted with the simple click of a button on a computer. The final field and barrier draw is then uploaded to Racing Australia as they are revealed slightly after 9am on Wednesday, February 26, 2025.

In recent times, the Verry Elleegant Stakes final field has been around 10 runners.

It is a nice lead up to races such as the Ranvet Stakes, George Ryder Stakes, Tancred Stakes and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Verry Elleegant Stakes Barrier Statistics – Winners From The Past 20 Years

Year Horse Barrier Weight
2024 Think It Over 2 59kg
2023 Anamoe 3 59kg
2022 Verry Elleegant 3 57kg
2021 Verry Elleegant 4 57kg
2020 Te Akau Shark 12 59kg
2019 Winx 4 57kg
2018 Winx 6 57kg
2017 Winx 4 57kg
2016 Winx 8 57kg
2015 Contributer 4 59kg
2014 Boban 4 59kg
2013 Shoot Out 2 59kg
2012 Shoot Out 5 59kg
2011 Danleigh 8 59kg
2010 Theseo 1 59kg
2009 Tuesday Joy 8 57kg
2008 Casino Prince 2 59kg
2007 He’s No Pie Eater 4 56kg
2006 Desert War 2 58kg
2005 Grand Armee 7 58kg
2004 Starcraft 3 55kg
2003 Lonhro 4 58kg

Is There A Draw Bias in the Verry Elleegant Stakes?

Single-digit barriers are the most desirable in the Verry Elleegant Stakes and the one that everyone wants to draw is barrier four which seems to have been a lucky barrier since 1996.

A total of 10 winners have come from barrier four in the past 20-odds years and both Winx and Tie The Knot won two of their four Verry Elleegant Stakes apiece from that draw.

In 2020, New Zealand horse Te Akau Shark bucked the trend by winning the race from barrier 12.

Most Successful Verry Elleegant Stakes Barriers

Barrier Wins
4 10
2 3
6 3
8 3
3 3

Last updated for 2024 Verry Elleegant Stakes Results

Please note that barrier statistics only include races from 1996 onwards.



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