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|
|Race Type:||2YO Open Set Weights|
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.
|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
|1st||The Mission||1 minute 41.07 seconds|
|1st||Prized Icon||1 minute 36.8 seconds|
|1st||Pasadena Girl||1 minute 38.03 seconds|
|1st||Go Indy Go||1 minute 40.29 seconds|
|1st||Guelph||1 minute 36.28 seconds|
|1st||Pierro||1 minute 35.0 seconds|
|1st||Helmet||1 minute 40.3 seconds|
|2nd||Pane In The Glass|
|3rd||Fast And Sexy|
|1st||Skilled||1 minute 36.39 seconds|
|1st||Onemorenomore||1 minute 39.46 seconds|
|1st||Samantha Miss||1 minute 38.28 seconds|
|1st||Meurice||1 minute 37.69 seconds|
|1st||Mentality||1 minute 35.09 seconds|
|1st||Carry On Cutie||1 minute 36.28 seconds|
|1st||Dance Hero||1 minute 34.75 seconds|
|1st||Hasna||1 minute 36.95 seconds|
|2nd||Aim For Gold|
|1st||Victory Vein||1 minute 37.96 seconds|
|1st||Viscount||1 minute 37.43 seconds|
|1st||Assertive Lad||1 minute 40.02 seconds|