Challenge Stakes Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Challenge Stakes which is to be run at Randwick on Saturday 5th, March 2016 at 4:50PM. View the Challenge Stakes Field.


1BALL OF MUSCLEJoseph PrideTim Clark158.5kg
2LORD OF THE SKYRobbie Laing558.5kg
3SHIRAZTony McEvoyHugh Bowman758.5kg
4BOSS LANERon QuintonChristian Reith858.5kg
5VA PENSIEROJason CoyleJason Collett1158.5kg
6FELINESKris LeesBrenton Avdulla1056.5kg
7RULE THE RIVERAnthony CummingsBlake Shinn256.5kg
8KINGLIKEPeter G Moody956kg
9SPEAK FONDLYGai WaterhouseKerrin McEvoy354kg
10ENGLISHGai WaterhouseTommy Berry654kg
11OTTOMANJohn O’SheaJames McDonald454kg


Star sprinter Chautauqua heads the weights for the Group One Newmarket Handicap with 58kg.

Chautauqua finished second to Brazen Beau in the race a year ago with 55.5kg but has since won three weight-for-age Group One sprints – the TJ Smith Stakes, Manikato Stakes and the Lightning Stakes.

He would become the fourth horse in the past 50 years to carry 58kg or more to win the Newmarket.

Hay List carried 58.5kg to win in 2012, a year after champion mare Black Caviar won with 58kg, while Shaftsbury Avenue carried the same weight to victory in 1991.

Terravista, who Chautauqua chased down for a narrow Lightning Stakes win, has been given 56.5kg while Oakleigh Plate winner Flamberge and the Chris Waller-trained Darley Classic winner Delectation have 56kg.

Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Japonisme, one of eight three-year-olds still among the 23 entries for the 1200m straight-track sprint, has 52.5kg.

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