The Chelmsford Stakes is a 1600 metre race run under weight-for-age conditions at Sydney's Royal Randwick racecourse in September. The Chelmsford is a Group 2 race open to all horses three years old and up. Other feature races held on Chelmford Stakes Day include the Group 2 Furious Stakes, a 1200 metre race for three-year-old fillies, and the Group 2 Tramway Handicap, a 1400 metre race held under Quality race conditions, and the Group 3 Concorde Stakes.
Usually not renowd as a lead up race for the Melbourne Cup, the 2013 Chelmsford winner Hawkspur went on to start in the 2013 Melbourne Cup finishing 20th in the field behind Fiorente.
Some of the past winners include: