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SA Chairman's Stakes

The SA Chairman's Stakes is a Group 3 race for three-year-olds held each year in April at Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide, South Australia. The race is run over a distance of 2000 metres under set weight conditions with $120,000 in prize money. The 2019 SA Chairman's Stakes was taken out by by Declarationofheart from Star Missile with Classic Weiwei third.

Previously a listed race, the SA Chairman's Stakes was upgraded to a Group 3 event for the 2010/2011 racing season and takes place during the Adelaide autumn racing carnival.

SA Chairman's Stakes info

Date: Saturday 25th April 2020
Track: Morphettville racecourse, Adelaide
Distance: 2000 metres
Race Type: 3yo Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $120,000
2019 Winner: Declarationofheart

The SA Chairman's Stakes is a 2000m event for three-year-olds that provides the ideal lead-up race for the Group 1 SA Derby which takes place the following week at the same track. Some more than handy gallopers have won this race over the years including Rebel Raider (2009), Zagreb (2008) and Mummify (2003).

Three-year-old colts & geldings who may have previously contested the listed Adelaide Guineas or Port Adelaide Guineas, both over 1600m, will most likely consider going on to this race, while interested fillies who may have run in the Group 3 Auraria Stakes might also tackle this event if up to the challenge.

The upcoming Group 1 SA Derby in May is the feature staying classic event for three-year-olds during the Adelaide autumn carnival and those 3yo gallopers who perform well in this event will generally go on and contest the Derby. Leicester (2018) is the last three-year-old to capture the SA Chairman's Stakes and SA Derby double.

Injury prone galloper Rebel Raider (2009) was the last three-year-old to take out the Chairman's Stakes & SA Derby double while Kidnapped (3rd in 2010) won the SA Derby after finishing third in this race. Red Colossus (2010) went on to run second in the SA Derby after scoring in this event.

Declarationofheart (2019) ran eighth in the Group 1 ATC Derby over 2400m at Randwick in Sydney before heading to Adealide to score a classy victory in this event for trainer Anthony Freedman.

Recent SA Chairman's Stakes winners include Leicester (2018) and Waging War (2017).

2019 SA Chairman's Stakes result

1. $1.85 Declarationofheart 57.5 Clayton Douglas
2. $6.00 Star Missile 57.5 Jason Holder
3. $5.50 Classic Weiwei 57.5 Barend Vorster

then followed
4. $9.50 Star Status 57.5 Raquel Clark
5. $41.00 Splash Some Cash 57.5 Justin Potter
6. $26.00 Amanikan 55.5 James Winks
7. $31.00 Havana Heat 55.5 Jamie Kah
8. $61.00 Mint To Be 57.5 Caitlin Jones
9. $71.00 Ourkhani 57.5 Jake Toeroek
10. $101.00 Trumpsta 57.5 Shayne Cahill
11. $61.00 High Hopes 57.5 Jason Maskiell
12. $151.00 Miss Fialka 55.5 Zac Spain
13. $61.00 Mr Grizzle 57.5 Jye McNeil
14. $81.00 White Heath 57.5 Todd Pannell
15. $51.00 Taberna 55.5 Ryan Hurdle

Margins: 1.1 len, 0.4 len
Time: 2:05.20

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SA Chairmans Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Declarationofheart Star Missile Classic Weiwei 2:05.2
2018 Leicester High 'n' Dry Amerock 2:06.7
2017 Waging War Grand Chancellor Morvada 2:07.9
2016 Howard Be Thy Name Royal Rumble Manhattan Boss 2:05.4
2015 October Date Maysoor Chu Chu Charlie 2:07.8
2014 Gamblin' Guru Excites Zelady Gravitational 2:03.6
2013 Hioctdane Pharomac Pins Of Pele 2:06.6
2012 Heaven's Riches Alcohol Cornell 2:07.2
2011 Kittens Backgammon Echoes Of Heaven 2:09.9
2010 Red Colossus Token Of Honour Kidnapped 2.08.7
2009 Rebel Raider Reprisal Honourable Kind 2.02:8