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Chipchase Stakes

Group 3 race
Chipchase Stakes
Location Newcastle Racecourse
Newcastle, England
Inaugurated 1994
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor totesport.com
Website Newcastle
Race information
Distance 6f (1,207 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 8 st 10 lb (3yo);
9 st 3 lb (4yo+)
3 lb for fillies and mares
8 lb for Group 1 winners *
6 lb for Group 2 winners *
4 lb for Group 3 winners *
* since August 31 last year
Purse £66,000 (2009)
1st: £37,468

The Chipchase Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Newcastle over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late June or early July.

The event was established in 1994, and it was initially classed at Listed level. It was promoted to Group 3 status in 2001. Throughout its history the Chipchase Stakes has been run on the same afternoon as Newcastle's richest race, the Northumberland Plate.

The Chipchase Stakes is currently sponsored by The Tote under its totesport.com brand.



Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Tedburrow – 2000, 2002

Leading jockey (2 wins):

  • Paul Hanagan – Utmost Respect (2008), Knot in Wood (2009)

Leading trainer (2 wins):

  • Eric Alston – Tedburrow (2000, 2002)
  • Richard Fahey – Utmost Respect (2008), Knot in Wood (2009)







1994 Piccolo 3 Francis Norton Mick Channon 1:12.47
1995 Branston Abby 6 Darryll Holland Mark Johnston 1:11.49
1996 Sea Dane [1] 3 Gary Hind Peter Harris 1:13.72
1997 Tomba 3 Michael Tebbutt Brian Meehan 1:18.35
1998 Andreyev 4 Darryll Holland Richard Hannon 1:17.52
1999 Halmahera 4 Kevin Darley Ian Balding 1:11.23
2000 Tedburrow 8 Willie Supple Eric Alston 1:10.64
2001 Volata [2] 3 Ted Durcan Mark Tompkins 1:12.90
2002 Tedburrow 10 Dean McKeown Eric Alston 1:13.50
2003 Orientor 5 Kieren Fallon Jim Goldie 1:13.72
2004 Royal Millennium 6 Richard Quinn Mick Channon 1:13.03
2005 Soldier's Tale 4 Kevin Darley Jeremy Noseda 1:13.50
2006 Fayr Jag 7 David Allan Tim Easterby 1:10.92
2007 Confuchias 3 Neil Callan Francis Ennis 1:16.80
2008 Utmost Respect 4 Paul Hanagan Richard Fahey 1:16.23
2009 Knot in Wood 7 Paul Hanagan Richard Fahey 1:14.03
2010 Barney McGrew 7 Philip Makin Michael Dods 1:10.74

1 Iktamal finished first in 1996, but he was relegated to fifth place following a Stewards' Inquiry.
2 The 2001 winner Volata was later exported to Hong Kong and renamed Firebolt.


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Chipchase Stakes (2009).

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