Champagne Stakes

The Champagne Stakes is a Group 1 race run on All Aged Stakes Day in mid-April at Royal Randwick Racecourse during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2017 Champagne Stakes Results

  • 1st: The Mission
  • 2nd: Invader
  • 3rd: Whispered Secret

Champagne Stakes News

The Mission scores upset win in 2017 Champagne Stakes

The Mission scores upset win in 2017 Champagne Stakes

The Paul Perry trained The Mission led all of the way to way to score an upset win in the Group 1 $500,000 Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Randwick today. The front proved the place to be again and Damian Lane wasn’t frightened to take up the running on The Mission who was…

Champagne Stakes

The Group 1 ATC Champagne Stakes is the final two-year-old Group status race of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Held at Randwick Racecourse on All Aged Stakes Day in mid-April, the 1600m Champagne Stakes is worth $500,000 in prize money. As a set weights race for juveniles, colts and geldings must carry 56.5kg and fillies must carry 54.5kg.

The mile clash takes place on the same day as the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) and is run on the Saturday after The Championships finish-up at Royal Randwick. The key lead-up into the Champagne Stakes field is the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) held a fortnight earlier and recent winners of the double include Guelph (2013), Pierro (2012) and Helmet (2011).

The 2017 Champagne Stakes ran at Royal Randwick on Saturday April 15, 2017.

Champagne Stakes 2017
Date: Saturday April 15
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 2YO Open Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2017 Champagne Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 The Mission
  • 2nd: #1 Invader
  • 3rd: #8 whispered Secret

Check out the full 2017 Champagne Stakes Results & Finishing Order – the race won in an upset by The Mission who beat the odds-on favourite Invader by over two lengths.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 2 THE MISSION Paul Perry Damian Lane 5 56.5kg $9
2 1 INVADER Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 2.3L 1 56.5kg $1.85F
3 8 WHISPERED SECRET James Cummings Glyn Schofield 2.6L 8 54.5kg $6
4 4 ACE HIGH David Payne Blake Shinn 4.2L 3 56.5kg $21
5 7 ONE MORE HONEY John P Thompson Craig Williams 4.5L 6 54.5kg $17
6 6 ABERRO Matt Laurie James Doyle 5.6L 2 56.5kg $21
7 3 ESHTIRAAK David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 7.4L 7 56.5kg $11
8 9 MEMENTO Anthony & Edward Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 9.5L 10 54.5kg $31
9 10 NASHVILLE SKYLINE Bryan & Daniel Guy Brenton Avdulla 11.3L 9 54.5kg $91
10 5 REFLECTIVITY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 24.7L 4 56.5kg $31

2017 Champagne Stakes Odds

The best Champagne Stakes 2017 odds on the hopeful two-year-old mile types provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

2017 Champagne Stakes Field

The Champagne Stakes field attracts the season’s top middle-distance two-year-olds looking to step-up to a mile and end their autumn campaigns with a Group 1 win and is announced the Wednesday before All Aged Stakes Day.

The official Champagne Stakes 2017 Final Field & Barriers will be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday April 12, 2017 and announced below.

The 2017 Champagne Stakes Field features 10 two-year-olds led by the ATC Sires’ Produce winner Invader drawn the rails and last weekend’s Fernhill Handicap winning filly Whispered Secret prepared by last year’s winning trainer James Cummings who won the Fernhill – Champagne Stakes double with Prized Icon (2016).

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt.
1 4×25121 INVADER Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 1 56.5kg
2 04×23416 THE MISSION Paul Perry Damian Lane 5 56.5kg
3 311161 ESHTIRAAK David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 7 56.5kg
4 2×6556 ACE HIGH David Payne Blake Shinn 3 56.5kg
5 2×83 REFLECTIVITY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4 56.5kg
6 22 ABERRO Matt Laurie James Doyle 2 56.5kg
7 1519 ONE MORE HONEY John P Thompson Craig Williams 6 54.5kg
8 3×411 WHISPERED SECRET James Cummings Glyn Schofield 8 54.5kg
9 2×234 MEMENTO Anthony & Edward Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 10 54.5kg
10 22 NASHVILLE SKYLINE Bryan & Daniel Guy Brenton Avdulla 9 54.5kg

2017 Champagne Stakes Nominations

The Champagne Stakes 2017 nominations attract a host of two-year-olds out of the ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes field a fortnight earlier at Randwick and are announced the Monday before the race.

The 2017 Champagne Stakes Nominations attracted fifteen two-year-olds including the ATC Sires’ Produce winner Invader for the race’s three-time winning trainer Peter Snowden.

ATC Champagne Stakes History

First held in 1864, the AJC Champagne Stakes was won by Yattendon. The race is preceded by the Group 1 ATC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) two weeks earlier and there have been many horses which have conquered the AJC Sires Produce Stakes / AJC Champagne Stakes double including Helmet in 2011, Dance Hero in 2004, Hasna in 2003, Victory Vein in 2002, Viscount in 2001 and Assertive Lad in 2000.

Recent Champagne Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Champagne Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Champagne Stakes
1st The Mission 1 minute 41.07 seconds
2nd Invader
3rd Whispered Secret
2016
Champagne Stakes
1st Prized Icon 1 minute 36.8 seconds
2nd Chimboraa
3rd Divine Prophet
2015
Champagne Stakes
1st Pasadena Girl 1 minute 38.03 seconds
2nd Street Rapper
3rd Tarquin
2014
Champagne Stakes
1st Go Indy Go 1 minute 40.29 seconds
2nd Zululand
3rd Kumaon
2013
Champagne Stakes
1st Guelph 1 minute 36.28 seconds
2nd Fuerza
3rd Equator
2012
Champagne Stakes
1st Pierro 1 minute 35.0 seconds
2nd Dear Demi
3rd Tatra
2011
Champagne Stakes
1st Helmet 1 minute 40.3 seconds
2nd Pane In The Glass
3rd Fast And Sexy
2010
Champagne Stakes
1st Skilled 1 minute 36.39 seconds
2nd Sasa
3rd Divorces
2009
Champagne Stakes
1st Onemorenomore 1 minute 39.46 seconds
2nd Tickets
3rd Manhattan Rain
2008
Champagne Stakes
1st Samantha Miss 1 minute 38.28 seconds
2nd Sebring
3rd Glowlamp
2007
Champagne Stakes
1st Meurice 1 minute 37.69 seconds
2nd Solo Flyer
3rd Camarilla
2006
Champagne Stakes
1st Mentality 1 minute 35.09 seconds
2nd Miss Finland
3rd Gallant Tess
2005
Champagne Stakes
1st Carry On Cutie 1 minute 36.28 seconds
2nd Fashions Afield
3rd Media
2004
Champagne Stakes
1st Dance Hero 1 minute 34.75 seconds
2nd Wager
3rd Savabeel
2003
Champagne Stakes
1st Hasna 1 minute 36.95 seconds
2nd Aim For Gold
3rd Bushland
2002
Champagne Stakes
1st Victory Vein 1 minute 37.96 seconds
2nd Half Hennessy
3rd Choisir
2001
Champagne Stakes
1st Viscount 1 minute 37.43 seconds
2nd Ustinov
3rd Miss Bussell
2000
Champagne Stakes
1st Assertive Lad 1 minute 40.02 seconds
2nd Clonmel
3rd Re Rinka