Champagne Classic

The 2016 Champagne Classic is a Group 2 race for two-year-olds run on Saturday 14th May, during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Champagne Classic News

2016 Champagne Classic Results: Winning Rupert Still Unbeaten

2016 Champagne Classic Results: Winning Rupert Still Unbeaten

Bjorn Baker’s progressive two-year-old Winning Rupert continued his run towards a possible JJ Atkins bid at Eagle Farm next month with his second win from as many starts in Saturday’s Champagne Classic 2016 at Doomben Racecourse.

Winning Rupert made it two wins from as many starts in the 2016 Champagne Classic at Doomben Racecourse on BTC Cup Day. ...

The Champagne Classic 2016 is a Group 2 sprinting race held at Doomben Racecourse during the Brisbane Winter Carnival. Worth $175,000 in prize money, this 1200m set weight race is the first group race for two-year-old horses of the festival.

The Champagne Classic is regarded as the best lead-up race to the Group 2 BTC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) held two weeks later at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Held on BTC Cup Day in May, the Champagne Classic is raced alongside the $400,000 BTC Cup (1200m), the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2100m) and the Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap (2100m). In 2013, BTC Cup Day was moved from Doomben to the larger capacity Eagle Farm Racecourse in an attempt to lure Black Caviar to the BTC Cup.

The Champagne Classic 2016 will be run on Saturday 14 May 2016.

Champagne Classic
Date: Saturday 14 May 2016
Track: Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 2YO Open Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $175,000

2016 Champagne Classic Field

Below is the published field for the 2016 Champagne Classic.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 132x NIKITAS Kelso Wood Michael Cahill 5 57kg
2 1x31x SOUCHEZ John O’Shea Jason Collett 2 57kg
3 2×710 ATTENTION Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 3 57kg
4 9×21 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Liam Birchley Damian Browne 10 57kg
5 1 WINNING RUPERT Bjorn Baker Jeff Lloyd 11 57kg
6 72×176 ENDLESS DAYS Peter & William Hulbert Brad Stewart 4 57kg
7 12 DREAMS APLENTY John Zielke Luke Dittman (a) 7 57kg
8 1 REDOUBLE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 9 57kg
9 2×53 EARTH Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 6 57kg
10 113×3 CANDIKA Steven O’dea Paul Hammersley 8 55kg
11 11 TIYATROLANI Tony Gollan Ms Tegan Harrison 1 55kg

2016 Champagne Classic Nominations

Below are the published nominations for the 2016 Champagne Classic

Champagne Classic History

The most recent horse to win the Champagne Classic/Sires Produce Stakes double was three year old mare Virage De Fortune in 2005. The race?s fastest winning time (since 1989) was recorded by Gold Edition in 2006 with 1 minute 9.3 seconds. The slowest winning time was 1 minute 13.2 seconds by Electrifying in 1998.

Prior to 2013 the Champagne Classic was run on Doomben Cup Day.

Champagne Classic Winners Since 2000

Year Place Horse Time
Champagne Classic
1st Winning Rupert 1 minute 09.5 seconds
2nd Attention
3rd Souchez
Champagne Classic
1st Blueberry Hill 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Wicked Intent
3rd Pepperano
Champagne Classic
1st Brazen Beau 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Looks Like The Cat
3rd Shaumari
Champagne Classic
1st Vo Heart 1 minute 12.15 seconds
2nd Vilanova
3rd Global Dream
Champagne Classic
1st Sizzling 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Academus
3rd Dances on Stars
Champagne Classic
1st Free Wheeling 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Dr Ichi
3rd Hot Snitzel
Champagne Classic
1st Pressday 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Buffering
Champagne Classic
1st Funtantes 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Trim
3rd Impulsive Dream
Champagne Classic
1st Court 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Captain Fantastic
3rd Cat D’Antibes
Champagne Classic
1st Keiki 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Key Bar Nights
3rd Diamond Deck
Champagne Classic
1st Gold Edition 1 minute 9.3 seconds
2nd Ghetto Blaster
3rd Silent Power
Champagne Classic
1st Virage de Fortune 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Kincharm
3rd Well Noted
Champagne Classic
1st Golden Fox 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Star Shiraz
3rd Our Sweet Dreams
Champagne Classic
1st Shamekha 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd In Top Swing
3rd Sir Success
Champagne Classic
1st Lovely Jubly 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Yell
3rd Verstak
Champagne Classic
1st Dolce Veloce 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Dutch Harry
3rd Jar Jar Binks
Champagne Classic
1st Chenar 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Centona
3rd Rapid Man