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.

2017 Champagne Classic Results

  • 1st: #6 Tangled
  • 2nd: #3 All Too Huiying
  • 3rd: #14 Italia Bella

Champagne Classic News

JJ Atkins Odds Firm on Champagne Classic Winner Tangled

JJ Atkins Odds Firm on Champagne Classic Winner Tangled

Sydney’s Chris Waller was back in the money in Brisbane with his 2017 JJ Atkins-bound colt Tangled beating home the locals in the Group 2 Champagne Classic at Doomben Racecourse.

Dual JJ Atkins winning trainer Chris Waller has a livewire shot for the 2017 edition of the Group 1 with Champagne Classic winner Tangled. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

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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 at Eagle Farm Racecourse and juveniles may then progress onto a mile for the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) on Stradbroke Handicap Day in June.

The 2017 Champagne Classic ran on May 13, 2017.

Champagne Classic
Date: May 13, 2017
Track: Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 2YO Open Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $175,000

2017 Champagne Classic Results

  • 1st: #6 Tangled
  • 2nd: #3 All Too Huiying
  • 3rd: #14 Italia Bella

Read the full Champagne Classic 2017 Results, Chris Waller’s JJ Atkins-bound galloper from Sydney Tangled enjoying a half-length win over All Too Huiying on way to next month’s Group 1 over the mile at Eagle Farm.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 6 TANGLED Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 7 57kg $8.50
2 3 ALL TOO HUIYING Gary Moore Brenton Avdulla 0.5L 11 57kg $10
3 14 ITALIA BELLA Stuart Kendrick James Orman 1.8L 10 55kg $26
4 1 OURS TO KEEP Chris Munce Damian Browne 3.1L 4 57kg $6.50
5 4 PAH TERIE Kelly Schweida Jeff Lloyd 3.3L 6 57kg $31
6 2 SNITZKRAFT Kelso Wood & Patricia Gesler Luke Dittman 4.6L 9 57kg $3.10F
7 12 SHOWASHADOW Peter & Will Hulbert Opie Bosson 6.6L 1 55kg $11
8 10 COOROI CHASE Peter & Will Hulbert Micheal Hellyer 9.6L 8 55kg $10
9 11 SHE’S OUR STAR Tony Gollan Robbie Fradd 10.4L 3 55kg $5.50
10 5 NOBLE HUSSLER Liam Birchley Brad Stewart 14.7L 5 57kg $61
11 9 HOLBROOK (NZ) Scott Morrisey Joshua Parr 15.1L 2 57kg $101
7 ZUKAZ Stuart Kendrick Luke Tarrant 0
13 PRICING POWER Clarry Conners Jim Byrne 0
8 ICON OF DUBAI Peter & Paul Snowden 0

2017 Champagne Classic Odds

The Champagne Classic 2017 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.

2017 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.

The official Champagne Classic 2017 field & barriers are set for release on Wednesday May 10, 2017 and will be published in full below.

The 2017 Champagne Classic Final Field drew 14 two-year-olds, many heading towards the JJ Atkins, including Chris Munce’s Group 3 winner Ours To Keep and Chris Waller’s Snitzel colt from Sydney Tangled.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1x119x4 OURS TO KEEP Chris Munce Damian Browne 4 57kg
2 2011×3 SNITZKRAFT Kelso Wood & Patricia Gesler Luke Dittman 9 57kg
3 42×653 ALL TOO HUIYING Gary Moore Brenton Avdulla 13 57kg
4 415x PAH TERIE Kelly Schweida Jeff Lloyd 6 57kg
5 61 NOBLE HUSSLER Liam Birchley Brad Stewart 5 57kg
6 4×51 TANGLED Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 7 57kg
7 5451×5 ZUKAZ Stuart Kendrick Luke Tarrant 11 57kg
8 64 ICON OF DUBAI Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 12 57kg
9 45 HOLBROOK (NZ) Scott Morrisey TBA 2 57kg
10 12 COOROI CHASE Peter & Will Hulbert Micheal Hellyer 8 55kg
11 1x3x SHE’S OUR STAR Tony Gollan Robbie Fradd 3 55kg
12 41x SHOWASHADOW Peter & Will Hulbert Opie Bosson 1 55kg
13 4572×476 PRICING POWER Clarry Conners Jim Byrne 14 55kg
14 5 ITALIA BELLA Stuart Kendrick James Orman 10 55kg

2017 Champagne Classic Nominations

The Champagne Classic 2017 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 2017 Champagne Classic Nominations attracted 21 two-year-old horses including Chris Munce’s in-form colt Saint Patricks Day who has won his past two on the trot including the Dalrello Stakes over 1200m at Eagle Farm in an upset.

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
2018
Champagne Classic
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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