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Cordina Chicken Farms Chariots Of Fire is one of the biggest events on the Club Menangle racing calendar each year – and is an automatic qualifier for the $1 Million Ainsworth Miracle Mile.

Like the Miracle Mile, the Chariots Of Fire is of important significance to the Australasian calendar being the richest four-year-old race worth $200,000 in prizemoney.

First, run in 1995, the Chariots Of Fire has grown vastly in the pursuing years and is a race that has been contested by a number of horses that have continued to become Grand Circuit stars.


CHARIOTS OF FIRE HONOUR ROLL

 YearHorse (Driver)Mile Rate
262020LOCHINVAR ART (D Moran)1:50.1
252019POSTER BOY (C Alford)1:49.1
242018JILLIBY KUNG FU (J Lee)1:48.8
232017LAZARUS (M Purdon)1:49.0
222016HAVE FAITH IN ME NZ (N C Rasmussen)1:48.8
212015OUR SKY MAJOR (Z Butcher)1:51.5
202014GUARANTEED (G Lang)1:50.4
192013CHRISTEN ME (D Dunn)1:50.5
182012CARIBBEAN BLASTER (K Gath)1:52.6
172011LANERCOST (D Graham)1:52.5
162010VILLAGEM (L Miles)1:52.1
152009MAFFIOSO (C Alford)1:59.4
142008EBONY GEM (J Caldow)1:57.4
132007Not held due to Equine Influenza
122006INNOCENT EYES (G Lang)1:57.6
112005SLIPNSLIDE (LA McCarthy)1:58.5
102004ELSU NZ (DJ Butcher)1:57.8
92003OAXACA LASS NZ (JF Curtin)1:59.5
82002MANIFOLD BAY (G Lang)1:58.0
72001SMOOTH SATIN (AS Turnbull)1:57.7
62000LOMBO RAPIDA (K Manning)1:58.7
51999HOLMES D G (B Purdon)1:58.4
41998FRANCO HAT TRICK (AG Herlihy)2:00.4
31997KENTUCKIANA NZ (RB Byrnes)1:57.9
21996BEEFY T MAN NZ (M Langdon)2:00.7
11995GINGER MAN NZ (Tony Herlihy)1:59.9

CHARIOTS OF FIRE STATISTICS

SEX OF CHARIOTS OF FIRE WINNERS:
  • 3 Mares – (Last winner – Innocent Eyes 2006)
  • 8 Horses – (Last winner – Our Sky Major 2015)
  • 9 Geldings – (Last winner – Christen Me 2013)
WINNING CHARIOTS OF FIRE BARRIERS:
  • 1 – 1 (Last winner, Ebony Gem 2008)
  • 2 – 1 (Last winner, Beefy T 1996)
  • 3 – 1 (Last winner, Elsu 2004)
  • 4 – 4 (Last winner, Christen Me 2013)
  • 5 – 2 (Last winner, Our Sky Major 2015)
  • 6 – 4 (Last winner, Lanercost 2011)
  • 7 – 4 (Last winner, Guaranteed 2014)
  • 8 – 3 (Last winner, Innocent Eyes 2006)
SMALLEST & FIELDS:
  • Due to three scratchings, only seven (7) horses contested the 1999 Chariots Of Fire.
  • The Chariots of Fire is an event open to a maximum 10 runners, which all commence from the front row.
WHERE CHARIOTS OF FIRE WINNERS TRAINED:
  • New Zealand 9 (Last winner Our Sky Major – 2015)
  • New South Wales 2 (Last winner Smooth Satin – 2001)
  • Victoria 7 (Last winner Guaranteed – 2014)
  • Queensland 2 (Last winner Lanercost – 2011)
FIVE FASTEST CHARIOTS OF FIRE WINNERS:
  • Jilliby Kung Fu (2018) – 148.8
  • Guaranteed (2014) – 1:50.4
  • Christen Me (2013) – 1:50.5
  • Our Sky Major (2015) – 1:51.5
  • Villagem (2010) – 1:52.1
  • Lanercost (2011) – 1:52.5
MOST SUCCESSFUL CHARIOTS OF FIRE TRAINER:
  • Barry Purdon (4)
MOST SUCCESSFUL CHARIOTS OF FIRE DRIVER:
  • Gavin Lang (3)
BIGGEST WINNING MARGIN IN THE CHARIOTS OF FIRE:
  • Lanercost – 12.4 metres (2011)
FAVOURITES:
  • 4 Successful – 16 Unsuccessful