Group One Betting Guide
|Date:||Saturday, April 20, 2024|
|Location:||Royal Randwick Racecourse – Sydney, Australia|
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.
2024 Champagne Stakes betting odds
Markets for the 2024 Champagne Stakes are 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:
Latest Champagne Stakes news
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 15 years.
11 runners from 2010 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.
2024 Champagne Stakes Final Field
Horsebetting.com.au will update this page when the 2024 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 Don Corleone Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 11 56.5kg 2 Militarize Chris Waller Joao Moreira 7 56.5kg 3 Amur James Cummings Chad Schofield 9 56.5kg 4 Tom Kitten James Cummings Nash Rawiller 6 56.5kg 5 Bases Loaded Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 10 56.5kg 6 Make A Call Peter & Paul Snowden Tom Marquand 4 56.5kg 7 Felix The Scat Peter & Will Hulbert Brenton Avdulla 12 56.5kg 8 Kintyre Gary Portelli Craig Williams 5 56.5kg 9 Townsend Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brett Prebble 8 56.5kg 10 Tannhauser Chris Waller Jason Collett 1 56.5kg 11 Pier Pressure Kris Lees Dylan Gibbons 2 54.5kg 12 Mah Ali Benjamin Smith Robbie Dolan 3 54.5kg 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
2023 Champagne Stakes result
Recent Champagne Stakes winners
- Militarize has carved up his opposition in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes to secure a first-time Triple Crown success for trainer Chris Waller. After Shinzo took out the Group 1 Golden Slipper and Militarize saluted in the Group 1 ATC Sires Produce Stakes, it was left to him to conquer the treble and did so with authority. It wasn’t smooth sailing for star jockey Joao Moreira as the ‘Magic Man’ was cast wide toward the rear of the field throughout proceedings; however, it simply didn’t matter as the son of Dundeel was able to circle all key rivals with 200m to go, producing an empathic victory. The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Bases Loaded was the pacemaker throughout the 1600m and was a mess prior to the start, sweating up before the barriers opened. He was still brave holding on to second position. Stablemate Townsend was also admirably running into third, while Tom Kitten will improve into his three-year-old campaign. Militarize was simply sensational though, and his prospects moving forward are just as promising as his achievement taking out his second Group 1 feature of the campaign.
- 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|
|2023||Militarize||Joao Moreira||Chris Waller|
|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
|1988||Full And By|
|1982||I Like Diamonds|
|1981||Rose Of Kingston|
|1963||Time And Tide|