News About 2016 Champagne Stakes

2016 Champagne Stakes Winner Prized Icon for Cummings

2016 Champagne Stakes Winner Prized Icon for Cummings

Grandson of the late great Bart Cummings, James Cummings celebrated his first Group 1 win as a trainer in his own right at Royal Randwick with the tough young Prized Icon getting the job done in the Champagne Stakes 2016. A late nomination for this season’s $500,000 Group 1 Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (1600m),…

2016 Brisbane Cup Target for Maurus

2016 Brisbane Cup Target for Maurus

David Vandyke will trial Maurus at Hawkesbury on Monday with an eye on a Brisbane Cup 2016 run this winter after the five-year-old failed to gain a run at Royal Randwick on All Aged Stakes Day. Vandyke suffered a blow earlier in the week when the stable’s odds-on favourite to win the $500,000 Group 1…

Two Word Champagne Stakes 2016 Form Guide

Two Word Champagne Stakes 2016 Form Guide

With the withdrawal of odds-on fancy Yankee Rose from the 2016 Champagne Stakes this weekend in Sydney, the field has opened right up making our exclusive two-word form guide more important than ever. The connections of the remaining 10 two-year-olds in the $500,000 Group 1 Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (1600m) field breathed a collective…

2016 Champagne Stakes Still Tough for El Sicario

2016 Champagne Stakes Still Tough for El Sicario

El Sicario’s chances of success in Saturday’s Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) undoubtedly took a boost when race favourite Yankee Rose was ruled out through injury, but trainer Trent Busuttin concedes his horse still faces a big test in his Australian debut. El Sicario has only made two competitive appearances at the races since debuting…

2016 Champagne Stakes Betting Tips

2016 Champagne Stakes Betting Tips

After the scratching of odds-on favourite Yankee Rose the Champagne Stakes 2016 at Royal Randwick on Saturday has become a much more open affair. The $500,000 Group 1 Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (1600m) is the first of two elite levels on the All Aged Stakes Day card this Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and is…

Yankee Rose Out of Champagne Stakes 2016

Yankee Rose Out of Champagne Stakes 2016

Odds-on favourite Yankee Rose has officially been scratched from the 2016 Champagne Stakes field at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney this Saturday. David Vandyke’s classy daughter of All American was the short-priced fancy in betting at for the $500,000 Group 1 Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (1600m) after the Golden Slipper runner-up won the ATC…

2016 Champagne Stakes Form Guide & Odds Update

2016 Champagne Stakes Form Guide & Odds Update

The Champagne Stakes 2016 is one of two Group 1 highlights on the Randwick race card in Sydney this Saturday for All Aged Stakes Day, a detailed form guide analysis and betting update for which is found below. Due to run as Randwick Race 5 at 2:30pm (AEDT), this year’s $500,000 Group 1 Moet &…

2016 Champagne Stakes Field Features Three Fillies

2016 Champagne Stakes Field Features Three Fillies

Three of the 11 final acceptors for the Champagne Stakes 2016 at Randwick Racecourse this Saturday in Sydney are fillies looking to extend the gun recent record of the girls over the colts and geldings in the mile autumn classic. The past three editions of the $500,000 Group 1 Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (1600m),…

Collett Back on Champagne Stakes 2016 Favourite Yankee Rose

Collett Back on Champagne Stakes 2016 Favourite Yankee Rose

Kiwi expat Jason Collett will reunite with the odds-on favourite Yankee Rose in Saturday’s 2016 Champagne Stakes at Royal Randwick, the young jockey jumping on the filly for the first time since the spring. Collett guided David Vandyke’s young daughter of All American to back-to-back wins to kick off her career last year at Rosehill…

2016 All Aged Stakes Gate Crucial for Rebel Dane

2016 All Aged Stakes Gate Crucial for Rebel Dane

Trainer Gary Portelli is hoping for a good All Aged Stakes 2016 barrier draw for his Group 1 winner Rebel Dane after the stallion’s autumn has been marred by bad gates in Sydney. The six-year-old son of California Dane is looking to return to his best in Saturday’s $600,000 Group 1 Schweppes All Aged Stakes (1400m),…