Champagne Classic

The Champagne Classic is a Group 2 race for two-year-olds run on Doomben 10,000 Day as a lead-up to the JJ Atkins each Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

2018 Champagne Classic Results

  • 1st: #5 Zousain
  • 2nd: #1 Mishani Hustler
  • 3rd: #2 Blue Book



The Champagne Classic is a Group 2 race held at Doomben Racecourse on the opening Group 1 race meet of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Worth $175,000 in prize money, this 1200m set weight race is open only to two-year-olds and is held on the same day as the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) in mid-May.

The Champagne Classic is regarded as the best lead-up race to the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) held two weeks later and juveniles may then progress onto a mile for the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) on Stradbroke Handicap Day in June.

The 2018 Champagne Classic ran on Saturday May 12, 2018 and was won by the race’s now four-time winning trainer Chris Waller with Zousain.

Champagne Classic 2018
Date: Saturday May 12, 2018
Track: Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 2YO Open Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $175,000

2018 Champagne Classic Results

  • 1st: #5 Zousain
  • 2nd: #1 Mishani Hustler
  • 3rd: #2 Blue Book

See below for the official Champagne Classic 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the powerful two and a half-length win by the untapped Chris Waller-trained Zousain who handed Waller a fourth win in the race on way to the Group 1 JJ Atkins Plate (1600m) next month.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 5 ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 8 57kg $9.50
2 1 MISHANI HUSTLER Ben Currie Taylor Marshall (a) 2.5L 4 57kg $6.50
3 2 BLUE BOOK Kelly Doughty Jeff Lloyd 2.7L 10 57kg $17
4 11 SIZZLING ACE Toby Edmonds Regan Bayliss 2.8L 6 55kg $6.50
5 4 DYNAMITED James Cummings Corey Brown 3.55L 7 57kg $4.80F
6 3 ONLY WANNA SING Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 3.75L 1 57kg $12
7 7 RACECOURSE ROAD Chris Munce Ron Stewart 5.25L 5 57kg $61
8 9 SIZZLING BELLE Nick Olive Kathy O’Hara 5.35L 11 55kg $8.50
9 6 PIZONIE Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 8.6L 3 57kg $9.50
10 10 PENNINO Darryl Hansen Tiffani Brooker 9.35L 2 55kg $6
11 8 INJUSTICE Gillian Heinrich & Ben Rodgers Tim Clark 12.1L 9 57kg $91

2018 Champagne Classic Odds

The Champagne Classic 2018 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the two-years-old feature sprint will be available below the week of the race.

2018 Champagne Classic Field

The Champagne Classic field attracts the best two-year-old winter gallopers that may have had an earlier Brisbane run in a race like the Listed Dalrello Stakes (1200m) in late April at Eagle Farm and who are targeting a run in the following month’s JJ Atkins field. Another key lead-up into the Champagne Classic field is the Group 3 Ken Russell Memorial Classic and Sizzling (2012) and Pressday (2010) won both races as well as the Group 1 JJ Atkins taking out the winter 2YO triple crown in Queensland.

The official Champagne Classic 2018 field & barriers are set for release on Wednesday May 9, 2018 and will be published in full below.

The 2018 Champagne Classic Final Field features 11 two-year-olds including two Sizzling fillies, Golden Slipper graduate Sizzling Belle leading the markets despite drawing the outside alley and the Toby Edmonds-trained Sizzling Ace.

Read more on the 2018 Champagne Classic Field featuring Sizzling Belle.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 14111 MISHANI HUSTLER Ben Currie Taylor Marshall (a) 4 57kg
2 111×34 BLUE BOOK Kelly Doughty Jeff Lloyd 10 57kg
3 25×124 ONLY WANNA SING Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 1 57kg
4 1x DYNAMITED James Cummings Corey Brown 7 57kg
5 146 ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 8 57kg
6 1 PIZONIE Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 3 57kg
7 17 RACECOURSE ROAD Chris Munce Ron Stewart 5 57kg
8 0x3 INJUSTICE Gillian Heinrich & Ben Rodgers Tim Clark 9 57kg
9 11129 SIZZLING BELLE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 11 55kg
10 211×1 PENNINO Darryl Hansen Tiffani Brooker 2 55kg
11 462×3 SIZZLING ACE Toby Edmonds Regan Bayliss 6 55kg

2018 Champagne Classic Nominations

The Champagne Classic 2018 nominations close the Monday leading up to Doomben 10,000 Day and will be available below giving a good early guide to the juveniles out to contest the Group 2 feature sprint.

The official 2018 Champagne Classic Nominations drew 18 two-year-olds led by the flying Ben Currie-trained Mishani Hustler chasing a fourth win on the trot on the back of a lead-up victory at the track in the Dalrello Stakes.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 14111 MISHANI HUSTLER C 2 Ben Currie 1 57kg
2 11129 SIZZLING BELLE F 2 Nick Olive 2 55kg
3 211×1 PENNINO F 2 Darryl Hansen 3 55kg
4 111×34 BLUE BOOK G 2 Kelly Doughty 4 57kg
5 112 SHAMURT F 2 Tony Gollan 5 55kg
6 25×124 ONLY WANNA SING G 2 Robert Heathcote 6 57kg
7 1x DYNAMITED C 2 James Cummings 7 57kg
8 4225×1 GRANNY RED SHOES F 2 Toby Edmonds 8 55kg
9 462×3 SIZZLING ACE F 2 Toby Edmonds 9 55kg
10 146 ZOUSAIN C 2 Chris Waller 10 57kg
11 1 THE AUTUMN SUN C 2 Chris Waller 11 57kg
12 2 DANAWI C 2 Tim Martin 12 57kg
13 1 PIZONIE G 2 Tony Gollan 13= 57kg
14 17 RACECOURSE ROAD C 2 Chris Munce 13= 57kg
15 425 STARVIRGO C 2 Anthony Freedman 13= 57kg
16 0x3 INJUSTICE G 2 Gillian Heinrich & Ben Rodgers 16 57kg
17 LA PULGA G 2 Michael Costa 17= 57kg
18 0x SERLINA F 2 Billy & Dale Healey 17= 55kg

Champagne Classic History

The Champgne Classic was first run in 1982 and won by Peand. The race record of 1:09.36 was set by Gold Edition in 2006 and after starting out as a Listed event, gained its Group 2 status for the first time in the same year.

Plenty of top class juveniles have won the Champagne Classic over the years including Daybreak Lover (1983), Chief De Beers (1994), Court (2008), Sizzling (2012) and Braze Beau (2014).

Champagne Classic Winners Since 2000

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Champagne Classic
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Champagne Classic
1st Zousain 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Mishani Hustler
3rd Blue Book
2017
Champagne Classic
1st Tangled 1 minute 11.87 seconds
2nd All Too Huiying
3rd Italia Bella
2016
Champagne Classic
1st Winning Rupert 1 minute 09.5 seconds
2nd Attention
3rd Souchez
2015
Champagne Classic
1st Blueberry Hill 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Wicked Intent
3rd Pepperano
2014
Champagne Classic
1st Brazen Beau 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Looks Like The Cat
3rd Shaumari
2013
Champagne Classic
1st Vo Heart 1 minute 12.15 seconds
2nd Vilanova
3rd Global Dream
2012
Champagne Classic
1st Sizzling 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Academus
3rd Dances on Stars
2011
Champagne Classic
1st Free Wheeling 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Dr Ichi
3rd Hot Snitzel
2010
Champagne Classic
1st Pressday 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Buffering
2009
Champagne Classic
1st Funtantes 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Trim
3rd Impulsive Dream
2008
Champagne Classic
1st Court 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Captain Fantastic
3rd Cat D’Antibes
2007
Champagne Classic
1st Keiki 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Key Bar Nights
3rd Diamond Deck
2006
Champagne Classic
1st Gold Edition 1 minute 9.3 seconds
2nd Ghetto Blaster
3rd Silent Power
2005
Champagne Classic
1st Virage de Fortune 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Kincharm
3rd Well Noted
2004
Champagne Classic
1st Golden Fox 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Star Shiraz
3rd Our Sweet Dreams
2003
Champagne Classic
1st Shamekha 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd In Top Swing
3rd Sir Success
2002
Champagne Classic
1st Lovely Jubly 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Yell
3rd Verstak
2001
Champagne Classic
1st Dolce Veloce 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Dutch Harry
3rd Jar Jar Binks
2000
Champagne Classic
1st Chenar 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Centona
3rd Rapid Man

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