Champagne Stakes

Champagne Stakes

Group One Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Royal Randwick
Prize Money: $500,000
Distance: 1400m

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.

2021 Champagne Stakes betting odds

On the back of an impressive start to the career of Anamoe, online bookmakers have installed the Godolphin runner as a $3.50 favourite in pre-noms markets as his racing pattern suggests he will relish the 1400m.

It looks to be one of the more open markets of the Autumn carnival with Hilal, Tiger Of Malay, Captivant, Lightsaber and Saif all at single figure quotes.

We strongly suggest that you will get a better price on race day for your fancied runner.

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:

United States Sport Table

Sport Table


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.

Exactly half of the runners from 2010 through to 2020 have taken out the Champagne Stakes as the favourite going into the race, with the average price being just over $2.40.

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.

2020 Champagne Stakes result


1stKing’s Legacy ($2.70)
2ndGlenfiddich ($7.00)
3rdOle Kirk ($1.70)

Recent Champagne Stakes winners

  • Having taken out the Sires Produce Stakes a fortnight earlier, the Peter and Paul Snowden colt was sent around as a well supported favourite and took out the Champagne Stakes in an entertaining affair. He was made to earn the victory when Glenfiddich set a solid enough tempo up in front and still had a kick to give over the last 200m. When King’s Legacy hit the front it looked like he would kick clear and score more comfortably. Glenfiddich would not lie down and only went down by a half neck on the line with eventual Caulfield Guineas winner Ole Kirk in for third.
  • 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 cheif 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
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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