Champagne Stakes

The Champagne Stakes is a Group 1 race run on All Aged Stakes Day in April at Royal Randwick Racecourse during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2021 Champagne Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Captivant
  • 2nd: #2 Hilal
  • 3rd: #3 Converge



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 to late 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 2020 edition of the Champagne Stakes was worth a reduced $400,000 due to the COVID-19 pandemic before returning to $500,000 in prize money for 2021.

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 King’s Legacy (2020), Guelph (2013), Pierro (2012) and Helmet (2011).

The 2021 Champagne Stakes ran at Royal Randwick on Saturday April 24, 2021 and was won by the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Captivant. 

Champagne Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday April 24, 2021
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 2YO Open Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2021 Champagne Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Captivant
  • 2nd: #2 Hilal
  • 3rd: #3 Converge

Co-trainer Peter Snowden celebrated his fifth win in the Champagne Stakes 2021 results thanks to the half-length win by Capitalist colt Captivant ($4.80) who beat home the favourite Hilal ($4.20), while Fernhill Handicap winner Converge ($5.50) ran a brave third.

Click here to read more on the strong 2021 Champagne Stakes win by Capitvant.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 CAPTIVANT Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 1 56.5kg $4.80
2 2 HILAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 0.3L 4 56.5kg $4.20F
3 3 CONVERGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1.8L 3 56.5kg $5.50
4 5 I’VE BEAN THERE Stuart Kendrick James Orman 2L 7 56.5kg $61
5 10 PORT LOUIS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Hugh Bowman 2.2L 14 56.5kg $5
6 6 MAURICE’S MEDAD Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 3.3L 2 56.5kg $18
7 7 ARNAQUEUR Jean Dubois Andrew Adkins 4.5L 6 56.5kg $31
8 14 GIN MARTINI (NZ) John Sargent Brenton Avdulla 4.7L 8 54.5kg $10
9 8 AKAHATA (NZ) Bjorn Baker Craig Williams 5.6L 12 56.5kg $41
10 13 QUEEN OF WIZARDRY Annabel Neasham Ms Jamie Kah 5.8L 9 54.5kg $13
11 4 DAILY BUGLE Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Luke Currie 6L 10 56.5kg $71
12 12 LEASE Anthony Cummings John Allen 8.6L 11 56.5kg $151
13 11 WOLFBURN Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr 9.2L 5 56.5kg $81
14 9 PATTON Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jason Collett 9.4L 13 56.5kg $151

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Champagne Stakes Odds

The best Champagne Stakes 2021 odds on the hopeful two-year-old mile types provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

2021 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 2021 Final Field & Barriers will be released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week announced below.

The 2021 Champagne Stakes field features 14 two-year-old mile types led in betting by the Inglis Sires’ runner-up Hilal and third placed Captivant drawn in barriers four and one respectively.

Click here to read more on the key hopefuls in an open Champagne Stakes 2021 field and betting market.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 14×353 CAPTIVANT Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 1 56.5kg
2 1272 HILAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4 56.5kg
3 1×621 CONVERGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3 56.5kg
4 12016 DAILY BUGLE Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Luke Currie 10 56.5kg
5 2×351 I’VE BEAN THERE Stuart Kendrick James Orman 7 56.5kg
6 7×83312 MAURICE’S MEDAD Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 2 56.5kg
7 14 ARNAQUEUR Jean Dubois Andrew Adkins 6 56.5kg
8 7523 AKAHATA (NZ) Bjorn Baker Craig Williams 12 56.5kg
9 16 PATTON Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jason Collett 13 56.5kg
10 32 PORT LOUIS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Hugh Bowman 14 56.5kg
11 552 WOLFBURN Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr 5 56.5kg
12 9×35 LEASE Anthony Cummings John Allen 11 56.5kg
13 14×05 QUEEN OF WIZARDRY Annabel Neasham Ms Jamie Kah 9 54.5kg
14 623 GIN MARTINI (NZ) John Sargent Brenton Avdulla 8 54.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

ATC Champagne Stakes History

First held in 1864, the 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 ATC Sires Produce Stakes / Champagne Stakes double including King’s Legacy in 2020, Guelph in 2013, Pierro in 2012, Helmet in 2011, Dance Hero in 2004, Hasna in 2003, Victory Vein in 2002, Viscount in 2001 and Assertive Lad in 2000.

In 2020 trainer Peter Snowden enjoyed his fifth win in the race with Captivant.

Recent Champagne Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Champagne Stakes
1st Captivant 1 minute 34.30 seconds
2nd Hilal
3rd Converge
2020
Champagne Stakes
1st King’s Legacy 1 minute 37.06 seconds
2nd Glenfiddich
3rd Ole Kirk
2019
Champagne Stakes
1st Castelvecchio  1 minute 33.31 seconds
2nd Loving Gaby
3rd Lady Lupino
2018
Champagne Stakes
1st Seabrook 1 minute 34.47 seconds
2nd Bondi
3rd El Dorado Dreaming
2017
Champagne Stakes
1st The Mission 1 minute 41.07 seconds
2nd Invader
3rd Whispered Secret
2016
Champagne Stakes
1st Prized Icon 1 minute 36.8 seconds
2nd Chimboraa
3rd Divine Prophet
2015
Champagne Stakes
1st Pasadena Girl 1 minute 38.03 seconds
2nd Street Rapper
3rd Tarquin
2014
Champagne Stakes
1st Go Indy Go 1 minute 40.29 seconds
2nd Zululand
3rd Kumaon
2013
Champagne Stakes
1st Guelph 1 minute 36.28 seconds
2nd Fuerza
3rd Equator
2012
Champagne Stakes
1st Pierro 1 minute 35.0 seconds
2nd Dear Demi
3rd Tatra
2011
Champagne Stakes
1st Helmet 1 minute 40.3 seconds
2nd Pane In The Glass
3rd Fast And Sexy
2010
Champagne Stakes
1st Skilled 1 minute 36.39 seconds
2nd Sasa
3rd Divorces
2009
Champagne Stakes
1st Onemorenomore 1 minute 39.46 seconds
2nd Tickets
3rd Manhattan Rain
2008
Champagne Stakes
1st Samantha Miss 1 minute 38.28 seconds
2nd Sebring
3rd Glowlamp
2007
Champagne Stakes
1st Meurice 1 minute 37.69 seconds
2nd Solo Flyer
3rd Camarilla
2006
Champagne Stakes
1st Mentality 1 minute 35.09 seconds
2nd Miss Finland
3rd Gallant Tess
2005
Champagne Stakes
1st Carry On Cutie 1 minute 36.28 seconds
2nd Fashions Afield
3rd Media
2004
Champagne Stakes
1st Dance Hero 1 minute 34.75 seconds
2nd Wager
3rd Savabeel
2003
Champagne Stakes
1st Hasna 1 minute 36.95 seconds
2nd Aim For Gold
3rd Bushland
2002
Champagne Stakes
1st Victory Vein 1 minute 37.96 seconds
2nd Half Hennessy
3rd Choisir
2001
Champagne Stakes
1st Viscount 1 minute 37.43 seconds
2nd Ustinov
3rd Miss Bussell
2000
Champagne Stakes
1st Assertive Lad 1 minute 40.02 seconds
2nd Clonmel
3rd Re Rinka

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