MVRC Champagne Stakes

The 2016 MVRC Champagne Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Moonee Valley.

MVRC Champagne Stakes News

Selenia Scores Upset 2016 Scarborough Stakes Result

Selenia Scores Upset 2016 Scarborough Stakes Result

It was a massive boilover in the Scarborough Stakes 2016 at Moonee Valley under the lights on Friday night with two $41 roughies – Selenia and Stop Making Sense – running the quinella.

Apprentice Jye McNeil enjoyed a Group 3 win at Moonee Valley on Selenia in the 2016 Scarborough Stakes. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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The 2016 MVRC Champagne Stakes is a Group 3 1200m sprint conducted by the Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) and held at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Registered in 2016 as the Scarborough Stakes the race runs under the lights at Moonee Valley on Friday, September 23rd.

The MVRC Champagne Stakes is run under set weights conditions and entry is restricted to three year old fillies. Offering $150,000 prize money, the MVRC Champagne Stakes is certainly a wealthy race.

Run over 1200m, the MVRC Champagne Stakes provides a viable alternative to the Golden Pendant at Royal Randwick the following day, as well as the Thousand Guineas Prelude held at Caulfield Racecourse on the Saturday.

The MVRC Champagne Stakes was previously held on Moir Stakes Night, but is now part of a stand-alone Moonee Valley Spring Racing Carnival meeting in late September.

Those fillies which target the MVRC Champagne Stakes usually have a different spring campaign plan to those who seek to compete in the Thousand Guineas Prelude or the two races for fillies at Randwick. The MVRC Champagne Stakes is an ideal race for fillies who may be a bit earlier in their preparations or not quite up to the standard of the horses running on Saturday. Even so, some super star horses often find their way into the field.

Some of the fillies who are particularly successful in the MVRC Champagne Stakes might go on to contest the Group 1 Thousand Guineas, Group 2 Wakeful Stakes or Group 1 Crown Oaks.

A reasonably common lead-up race to the MVRC Champagne Stakes is the Group 2 Furious Stakes held at Randwick.

The 2016 MVRC Champagne Stakes will be run on Friday, September 23rd.

MVRC Champagne Stakes 2016
Date: Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2016 MVRC Champagne Stakes Field

The 2016 MVRC Champagne Scarborough Stakes field of final acceptances was released by Racing Victoria on Wednesday September 21 and features a capacity line-up of three-year-old fillies with 12 confirmed starters plus two emergencies including Prompt Response, Merriest and Motown Lil.

See below for the official 2016 Scarborough Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw below complete with markets from once released.

2016 MVRC Champagne Stakes Nominations

The 2016 MVRC Champagne Stakes nominations closed on Monday September 19 and feature 19 three-year-old fillies including Atlantic Jewel Stakes winner at the track Merriest.

Check out the full 2016 Scarborough Stakes Nominations now.

MVRC Champagne Stakes History

Inaugurated in its current format in 1975, the MVRC Champagne Stakes has a very fractured history. Only a young race by national standards, the MVRC Champagne Stakes has been known by a variety of names throughout its history:

Period Name
1975-1978 Moonee Valley Champagne Stakes
1979-1984 Leilani Stakes
1985-1988 Veuve Clicquot Classic
1989 The Veuve Clicquot
1990-1993 The Laurent Perrier
1994-2003 Champagne Stakes
2004 Mitsubishi Stakes
2005-2015 Champagne Stakes
2016-present Scarborough Stakes

Originally a Principal Race, in 1979 the MVRC Champagne Stakes was made a Group 3 event. It wasn’t long before it’s improving field and prestige led to an upgrade to Group 2 status in 1985. The MVRC Champagne Stakes held Group 2 status until 2005, when it was downgraded to a Group 3 event, which it has remained since.

Some notable MVRC Champagne Stakes winners include Miss Ollie (1975), Canny Lass (1985), Startling Lass (1988), Klokka (1992), Fair Embrace (2001) and Snitzerland (2012). MVRC Champagne Stakes results since 2000 are recorded below.

MVRC Champagne Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
MVRC Champagne Stakes
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1st Take Pride 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Secret Agenda
3rd Serenade
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1st Eloping 1 minute 11.6 seconds
2nd Tahni Dancer
3rd Tawteen
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1st Thump 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Miracles Of Life
3rd I Love It
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1st Snitzerland 1 minute 11.3 seconds
2nd Hoss Amor
3rd Saturn Rock
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1st Miss Stellabelle 1 minute 11.9 seconds
2nd Platelet
3rd Miss Zoom
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1st Lone Rock 1 minute 11.0 seconds
2nd Jesse’s Girl
3rd Military Rose
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1st Avenue 1 minute 12.5 seconds
2nd Rostova
3rd My Girl Helen
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1st Dan Baroness 1 minute 11.6 seconds
2nd Ortensia
3rd Impressive Eagle
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1st Antarctic Miss 1 minute 11.0 seconds
2nd Bel Mer
3rd Gladwell
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1st Estelle Collection 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Industrious
3rd Permaiscuous
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1st Virage De Fortune 1 minute 12.3 seconds
2nd Crevette
3rd Testa Reale
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1st Truly Wicked 1 minute 12.0 seconds
2nd Sharp Aunty
3rd Rich Megadale
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1st Dilly Dally 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Bella Corona
3rd Legally Bay
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1st Before Too Long 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Innovation Girl
3rd Fatoon
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1st Fair Embrace 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Patterns
3rd Bom Priceless
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1st Ateates 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Little Miss Marnie
3rd Stormy Summers