Champagne Stakes

The 2016 Champagne Stakes is a Group 1 race run on Saturday 16 April 2016 at Royal Randwick Racecourse during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Champagne Stakes News

No Golden Slipper for Black Opal Winner Trapeze Artist

No Golden Slipper for Black Opal Winner Trapeze Artist

Gerald Ryan’s progressive young colt Trapeze Artist was in flying form at Canberra on Sunday winning the Black Opal Stakes as a $31 roughie in betting, but won’t be pressing onto the 2017 Golden Slipper Stakes.

Gerald Ryan will not pay the late 2017 Golden Slipper Stakes entry for his impressive Black Opal Stakes winner Trapeze Artist. Photo: ...

Champagne Stakes

The Group 1 Champagne Stakes 2016 is the final two-year-old Group status race of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Held at Randwick Racecourse on Sydney Cup Day in late April, the 1600m ATC 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.

2016 Champagne Stakes Field

The field for the 2016 Champagne Stakes is published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 3×32321 PRIZED ICON James Cummings Glyn Schofield 7 56.5kg
2 41 JAWS OF STEEL Robbie Laing Tye Angland 2 56.5kg
3 03227 CHIMBORAA David Payne Hugh Bowman 3 56.5kg
4 22 EL SICARIO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Kerrin McEvoy 9 56.5kg
5 742 CROWN HIM Anthony Cummings Blake Shinn 11 56.5kg
6 5×1 DIVINE PROPHET Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 10 56.5kg
7 35 OBSCURA John O’Shea James McDonald 1 56.5kg
8 05 NORTH SKY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Sam Clipperton 6 56.5kg
9 11×21 YANKEE ROSE David Vandyke Jason Collett 4 54.5kg
10 2136×53 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith Jay Ford 8 54.5kg
11 8×012 POP Clinton McDonald Brenton Avdulla 5 54.5kg

2016 Champagne Stakes Nominations

The nominations for the 2016 Champagne Stakes is listed below.

The 2016 Champagne Stakes will be run at Royal Randwick on Saturday 16 April 2016.

Champagne Stakes 2016
Date: Saturday 16 April 2016
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 2YO Open Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

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
Champagne Stakes
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Champagne Stakes
1st Prized Icon 1 minute 36.8 seconds
2nd Chimboraa
3rd Divine Prophet
Champagne Stakes
1st Pasadena Girl 1 minute 38.03 seconds
2nd Street Rapper
3rd Tarquin
Champagne Stakes
1st Go Indy Go 1 minute 40.29 seconds
2nd Zululand
3rd Kumaon
Champagne Stakes
1st Guelph 1 minute 36.28 seconds
2nd Fuerza
3rd Equator
Champagne Stakes
1st Pierro 1 minute 35.0 seconds
2nd Dear Demi
3rd Tatra
Champagne Stakes
1st Helmet 1 minute 40.3 seconds
2nd Pane In The Glass
3rd Fast And Sexy
Champagne Stakes
1st Skilled 1 minute 36.39 seconds
2nd Sasa
3rd Divorces
Champagne Stakes
1st Onemorenomore 1 minute 39.46 seconds
2nd Tickets
3rd Manhattan Rain
Champagne Stakes
1st Samantha Miss 1 minute 38.28 seconds
2nd Sebring
3rd Glowlamp
Champagne Stakes
1st Meurice 1 minute 37.69 seconds
2nd Solo Flyer
3rd Camarilla
Champagne Stakes
1st Mentality 1 minute 35.09 seconds
2nd Miss Finland
3rd Gallant Tess
Champagne Stakes
1st Carry On Cutie 1 minute 36.28 seconds
2nd Fashions Afield
3rd Media
Champagne Stakes
1st Dance Hero 1 minute 34.75 seconds
2nd Wager
3rd Savabeel
Champagne Stakes
1st Hasna 1 minute 36.95 seconds
2nd Aim For Gold
3rd Bushland
Champagne Stakes
1st Victory Vein 1 minute 37.96 seconds
2nd Half Hennessy
3rd Choisir
Champagne Stakes
1st Viscount 1 minute 37.43 seconds
2nd Ustinov
3rd Miss Bussell
Champagne Stakes
1st Assertive Lad 1 minute 40.02 seconds
2nd Clonmel
3rd Re Rinka