Champagne Stakes

Champagne Stakes

Group One Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Location: Royal Randwick
Prize Money: $500,000
Distance: 1600m

The ATC Champagne Stakes is a Group 1 race for two-year-olds at set weights over the 1600m distance held every year at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales.

First run in 1861, the $500,000 Champagne Stakes was once the premier sprint in Australia before it was overtaken by much richer races such as the Golden Slipper.

The Australian Jockey Club decided to change the distance of the Champagne Stakes to one mile in 1972, which created a third event for elite two-year-old horses in the country.

The race is now considered part of the Juvenile Triple Crown alongside the Golden Slipper and the Sires Produce Stakes.

2023 Champagne Stakes betting odds

Markets for the 2023 Champagne Stakes is currently unavailable.

Best Champagne Stakes bookmakers

The race has taken somewhat of a backseat after the fanfare of The Championships, but any online bookmaker which takes itself seriously has markets up at least a week in advance of the race.

It is seldom that a Group 1 event does not get front page privilege on a bookmaker’s website, so keep an eye out at our trusted online bookies for the best odds possible:

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Betting on the Champagne Stakes

The cream of the two-year-old crop battle it out every year in the Champagne Stakes, and invariably the standout performers are already in the public eye prior to the running of the race.

The Champagne Stakes has been a favourites race over the last decade.

10 runners from 2010 through have taken out the Champagne Stakes as the favourite going into the race, with the average price being just over $2.60.

Even when the favourite goes down, it is very rare that a double-figure winner takes out the race. The last time this occurred was back in 2010 when Skilled took out the Champagne Stakes.

Only four winners have taken out the Champagne Stakes at a price of $10 or more since 1983.

2023 Champagne Stakes Final Field will update this page when the 2023 Champagne Stakes field is released.

Previous Champagne Stakes Fields

Some of the best two-year-olds each season have competed in the Champagne Stakes, here are the full fields from previous years.

  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Let’srollthedice Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 4 56.5kg
    2 Williamsburg Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Kerrin McEvoy 3 56.5kg
    3 Counttheheadlights Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 5 56.5kg
    4 Wealthy Investor Damien Lane Joshua Parr 1 56.5kg
    5 Fireburn Gary Portelli Brenton Avdulla 2 54.5kg
    6 She’s Extreme Anthony Cummings Tommy Berry 6 54.5kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Captivant Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 1 56.5kg
    2 Hilal Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4 56.5kg
    3 Converge Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3 56.5kg
    4 Daily Bugle Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Luke Currie 10 56.5kg
    5 I’ve Bean There Stuart Kendrick James Orman 7 56.5kg
    6 Maurice’s Medad Bjorn Baker Rachel King 2 56.5kg
    7 Aranqueur Jean Dubois Andrew Adkins 6 56.5kg
    8 Akahata Bjorn Baker Craig Williams 12 56.5kg
    9 Patton Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jason Collett 13 56.5kg
    10 Port Louis Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Hugh Bowman 14 56.5kg
    11 Wolfburn Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr 5 56.5kg
    12 Lease Anthony Cummings John Allen 11 56.5kg
    13 Queen Of Wizardry Annabel Neasham Jamie Kah 9 54.5kg
    14 Gin Martini John Sargent Brenton Avdulla 8 54.5kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 King’s Legacy Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 3 56.5kg
    2 Glenfiddich Robbie Griffiths & Matthew de Kock Tommy Berry 7 56.5kg
    3 Aim Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 56.5kg
    4 Holyfield Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tom Marquand 5 56.5kg
    5 Super Buddy Peter & Paul Snowden Nash Rawiller 2 56.5kg
    6 Ole Kirk Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James McDonald 8 56.5kg
    7 Not An Option Tony Pike Opie Bosson 10 56.5kg
    8 Philizzy Anthony Cummings Brenton Avdulla 9 54.5kg
    9 Fayerra Anthony Cummings Jason Collett 1 54.5kg
    10 Mandalong Beyond Mitchell & Desiree Kearney James Innes Jnr 6 54.5kg

2022 Champagne Stakes result

1stShe’s Extreme ($5.00)
2ndFireburn ($1.18)
3rdWilliamsburg (NTD)

Recent Champagne Stakes winners

  • Having claimed the Golden Slipper and Sires Produce Stakes, the Gary Portelli-trained Fireburn was pushing to become the first horse since Pierro in 2012 to claim the juvenile Triple Crown. However, She’s Extreme who finished second behind Fireburn in the Sires managed to turn the tables on Fireburn in a smart all the way victory. She’s Extreme was aided by a clear rail bias for leader’s at Randwick, but Fireburn had every chance in the home straight to run down the eventual winner.
  • Hugh Bowman saw something special in Captivant after his first run with him, saying to trainer Snowden “He’ll end up being your best two-year-old yet”. Captivant lived up to those words as he claimed his first group one win in the Champagne Stakes. Captivant managed to hold off Hilal by .3 of a length and Converge 1.5 lengths away. Port Louis wen’t in from $34 to $5 however was no able to produce for the punters as he ran across the posts in fifth position.
  • Having taken out the ATC Sires Produce Stakes a fortnight prior, the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained King’s Legacy became the latest horse to complete the double. Having hit the front inside the final 100m, King’s Legacy never looked like getting run down and became Redoute’s Choice first two-year-old to claim multiple Group 1’s as a juvenile.
  • After a number of highly promising lead in runs to this event Castelvecchio loomed large to claim the Champagne Stakes in style. Settling towards midfield the winner couldn’t have gotten a better run in transit and absolutely steamrolled the field in the latter stages to win by just over three lengths on the line ahead of the other chief contender Loving Gaby.
  • Damien Lane and The Mission did it for Newcastle trainer Paul Perry, proving too strong for an all-star cast. After getting out of the gates fairly, The Mission lead most of the way to beat home the odds on favourite – Invader. The Mission was paying $9.50 but there was a bit of money late. $6 chance Whispered Secret was a neck away in third. It was Perry’s first victory in a group one race for eight years, with the last being Newport in The Metropolitan. Read a full report.
  • Prized Icon went off as the short-priced favourite in the 2016 edition of the race, and few would have been panicked when El Sicario set a red-hot tempo from the outset, effectively giving the horse something to chase. Glen Schofield had to bustle the colt along early in the straight but it was never troubled, recording a comfortable one length win on the line. Read a full report.
  • Pasadena Girl was the $2.80 favourite for the Champagne Stakes in 2015, but on a softer track many a punter were worried about the filly’s ability to make up ground from the back of the field. Hugh Bowman unleashed the gun Peter Moody runner on the outside and it quickly gobbled up the field to record a spectacular win.
  • Go Indy Go was looking to back up its Sires Produce Stakes win in the Champagne Stakes, but the market suggested it faced an uphill battle at the $7 quote. The horse was last at the turn but Chad Schofield steered it to the outside and Go Indy Go did the rest. The filly completely outclassed its rivals to record an excellent one length win.
  • Guelph came into the 2013 Champaign Stakes as the $2.50 favourite to back up its strong Sires Produce win, but after Fuerza pinched a massive lead into the straight it looked like it would take something special for the filly to run it down. The star Exceed And Excel product produced exactly that to pinch the race in a photo finish which is one of the greatest Champagne Stakes finishes of the modern era.

Champagne Stakes winners

Champagne Stakes Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2022 She’s Extreme Tommy Berry Anthony Cummings
2021 Captivant James McDonald Peter & Paul Snowden
2020 King’s Legacy Hugh Bowman Peter & Paul Snowden
2019 Castelvecchio Joshua Parr Richard Litt
2018 Seabrook Damien Oliver Mick Price
2017 The Mission Damian Lane Paul Perry
2016 Prized Icon Glyn Schofield James Cummings
2015 Pasadena Girl Hugh Bowman Peter Moody
2014 Go Indy Go Chad Schofield Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
2013 Guelph Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden
2012 Pierro Nash Rawiller Gai Waterhouse
2011 Helmet Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden
2010 Skilled Joshua Parr Peter Snowden
2009 Onemorenomore Peter Robl Jason Coyle
2008 Samantha Miss Hugh Bowman Kris Lees
2007 Meurice Nash Rawiller Gai Waterhouse
2006 Mentality Darren Beadman John Hawkes
2005 Carry On Cutie Lenny Beasley Gai Waterhouse
2004 Dance Hero Chris Munce Gai Waterhouse
2003 Hasna Lenny Beasley Gai Waterhouse
2002 Victory Vein Danny Beasley Bede Murray
2001 Viscount Richard Quinn John Hawkes
2000 Assertive Lad Shane Dye Gai Waterhouse

Champagne Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000

Year Horse
1999 Quick Star
1998 Dracula
1997 Encounter
1996 Intergaze
1995 Isolda
1994 Euphoria
1993 March Hare
1992 Burst
1991 Tierce
1990 Triscay
1989 Select Prince
1988 Full And By
1987 Sky Chase
1986 Bounding Away
1985 True Version
1984 Red Anchor
1983 Lady Eclipse
1982 I Like Diamonds
1981 Rose Of Kingston
1980 Palaban
1979 Charity
1978 Parade
1977 Luskin Star
1976 Vivarchi
1975 Rosie Heir
1974 Zasu
1973 Just Topic
1972 Anjudy
1971 Andros
1970 Baguette
1969 Vain
1968 Rajah
1967 Giulia
1966 Storm Queen
1965 Eye Liner
1964 Farnworth
1963 Time And Tide
1962 Bogan Road
1961 Columbia Star
1960 Sky High
1959 Noholme
1958 Wiggle
1957 Todman
1956 Count Olin
1955 Knave
1954 Lindbergh
1953 Prince Cortauld
1952 French Echo
1951 Ocean Bound
1950 True Course
1949 Lady Pirouette
1948 Wattle
1947 Temeraire
1946 Persian Prince
1945 Magnificent
1944 Scaur Fel
1943 Flight
1942 Bangster
1941 All Love
1940 John
1939 High Caste
1938 Pandava
1937 Ajax
1936 Tonga
1935 Young Idea
1934 Great Legend
1933 Hall Mark
1932 Kuvera
1931 Burwood
1930 Chemosh
1929 Parkwood
1928 Mollison
1927 Cannon
1926 Rampion
1925 Manfred
1924 Heroic
1923 Linaway
1922 Rosina
1921 Furious
1920 Tressady Queen
1919 Bigaroon
1918 Outlook
1917 Thrice
1916 Wolaroi
1915 Two
1914 Woorak
1913 Athenic
1912 Cider
1911 Posadas
1910 Desert Rose
1909 Malt King
1908 Malt Queen
1907 Lady Rylstone
1906 Collarit
1905 Charles Stuart
1904 Lord Fitzroy
1903 Kilfera
1902 Brakpan
1901 Ibex
1900 Haulette
1899 Reviver
1898 Bobadil
1897 Aurum
1896 Coil
1895 Bob Ray
1894 Acmena
1893 Carnage
1892 Autonomy
1891 Oxide
1890 Wilga
1889 Rudolph
1888 Volley
1887 Matador
1886 Blairgowrie
1885 Uralla
1884 Bargo
1883 Warwick
1882 Navigator
1881 Spinningdale
1880 Grand Prix
1879 Baronet
1878 His Lordship
1877 Chester
1876 Robinson Crusoe
1875 Hyperion
1974 Kingsborough
1873 Rose D’Amour
1872 Lecturer
1871 Hamlet
1870 Florence
1869 Lamplighter
1868 Fenella
1867 Fireworks
1866 Fishhook
1865 The Pitsford
1864 Yattendon
1863 Mavourneen
1862 The Jade
1861 Exeter

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