Chipping Norton Stakes 2011 Preview

January 20th, 2011

The 2011 Chipping Norton Stakes is scheduled to take place on Saturday March 5 as one of the premier Group 1 races of the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Chipping Norton Stakes Day is the biggest autumn race meet conducted at Warwick Farm Racecourse and the headline event on the card is the $350,000 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m).

Watch for last year’s third placegetter Danleigh in the 2011 Chipping Norton Stakes & for the best odds on them sign up with Luxbet!

Run under weight-for-age conditions, the 2011 Chipping Norton Stakes is accompanied by two other Group race features at the meeting with the $200,000 Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) for fillies and the $125,000 Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) both providing other excellent betting markets.

One of the best lead-up races for horses heading towards the Chipping Norton Stakes field is the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) run at Rosehill on February 19, also run under weight-for-age conditions.

The next major autumn carnival feature for runners that contest the Chipping Norton Stakes is often the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and the 2011 Ranvet Stakes will take place at Rosehill Racecourse on March 19.

Last year’s Chipping Norton Stakes winner Theseo backed up with a good win in the Ranvet Stakes and odds on the Chipping Norton / Ranvet Stakes double will again be open at Luxbet this year.

Other horses to complete the double include Grand Armee (2005) and Tuesday Joy (2009).

In 2010 Rangirangdoo ran second to Theseo in both the Chipping Norton and the Ranvet Stakes, before which they were runner-up in the Apollo Stakes.

One horse heading towards this year’s Chipping Norton Stakes field is the Chris Waller-trained Danleigh who ran third in the race last year after winning the 2010 Apollo Stakes.

Nominations for the 2011 Chipping Norton Stakes will be taken on Monday February 28 and then the final field of acceptances will be released and published here on Wednesday March 3, so bookmark this site to view the list of hopeful horses.

Chipping Norton Stakes betting is always top-class and for the best odds on this race and all the other Sydney Autumn Carnival features, head over to Luxbet and open an account with Australia’s leading online bookie today!