Champagne Stakes

The $1 million 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.

2024 Champagne Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Broadsiding
  • 2nd: #2 Linebacker
  • 3rd: #4 Fearless



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 $1 million in prize money as of 2024.

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 and increased to $600,000 for 2023 before reaching the million-dollar stakes in 2024.

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 Militarize (2023), King’s Legacy (2020), Guelph (2013), Pierro (2012) and Helmet (2011).

In 2022 She’s Extreme improved on a lead-up Inglis Sires’ second to win the Champagne Stakes. That year’s Golden Slipper Stakes – Inglis Sires’ double winning filly Fireburn meanwhile ran second in the Champagne Stakes results.

She’s Extreme went on to frank the 2022 Champagne Stakes form returning in the spring for a second in the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m), third in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) and victory in the Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) in Melbourne over the Cup Carnival.

In 2023 trainer Chris Waller completed the Sydney 2YO Triple Crown with Shinzo winning the Golden Slipper before Militarize took out the Inglis Sires’ – Champagne Stakes double.

Militarize franked the 2023 Champagne Stakes form that spring returning to win the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m).

The 2024 Champagne Stakes ran at Royal Randwick on Saturday April 20, 2024 and saw the James Cummings-trained Fernhill Handicap champ Broadsiding ($3.30) best handle the Heavy (10) track with a strong win in the Group 1. 

Champagne Stakes 2024
Date: Saturday April 20, 2024
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 2YO Open Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,000,000

2024 Champagne Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Broadsiding ($3.30)
  • 2nd: #2 Linebacker
  • 3rd: #4 Fearless

Maintaining his winning momentum, James Cummings’ Too Darn Hot colt Broadsiding ($3.30) stepped up in class to claim victory in the 2024 Champagne Stakes. Despite the challenging Heavy (10) track conditions at Randwick, Broadsiding powered to a near one-length victory, showcasing his strength and talent.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 BROADSIDING James Cummings James McDonald 7 56.5kg $3.30
2 2 LINEBACKER (NZ) John O’Shea Tommy Berry 0.76L 5 56.5kg $4.20
3 4 FEARLESS Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Dee 5.27L 2 56.5kg $14
4 7 MANAAL Michael Freedman Ms Jamie Kah 6.24L 4 54.5kg $2.50F
5 1 ANODE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 7.82L 3 56.5kg $11
6 8 IN HER EYES Leon & Troy Corstens Dylan Gibbons (a) 15.15L 1 54.5kg $41
7 6 TENBURY WELLS Brad Widdup Zac Lloyd (a) 15.78L 6 56.5kg $101
8 5 EL CASTELLO Anthony Cummings Tyler Schiller 20.17L 8 56.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Champagne Stakes Betting Odds

The best Champagne Stakes 2024 odds on the hopeful two-year-old mile types provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

King’s Legacy ($2.70 in 2020) followed by Militarize ($2.50 in 2023) are the latest favourites in Champagne Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2024 CHAMPAGNE STAKES ODDS (Final Field)

2024 Champagne Stakes Form Guide

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2024 Champagne Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Champagne Stakes 2024 Tips on the 2yos feature this autumn.

  • To Win: #7 Manaal ($2.35 at time of publish) – BET NOW

With a small field in this year’s Champagne Stakes, the Group 1 winner Manaal looks like a strong contender to claim victory over the mile. This Michael Freedman-trained filly by Tassort boasts an unblemished record at Randwick, having won all three of her starts here, including a narrow win in the Inglis Sires’ over 1400m last time out. The Inglis Sires’ has historically been a strong form line for the Champagne, and we expect it to hold true again this year. While the extra 200m presents a slight challenge after her close finish last time, with only seven rivals and the talented jockey Jamie Kah in the saddle, Manaal has a good chance of overcoming it.

2024 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 2024 Final Field & Barriers will be released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week announced below.

The 2024 Champagne Stakes field features a small but quality line-up of two-year-olds led in betting by Manaal coming off a narrow Inglis Sires’ win in the wet last time out.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the Champagne Stakes 2024 field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 13227 ANODE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 3 56.5kg
2 11 LINEBACKER (NZ) John O’Shea Tommy Berry 5 56.5kg
3 4331 BROADSIDING James Cummings James McDonald 7 56.5kg
4 4×2616 FEARLESS Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Dee 2 56.5kg
5 32 EL CASTELLO Anthony Cummings Tyler Schiller 8 56.5kg
6 489 TENBURY WELLS Brad Widdup Zac Lloyd (a) 6 56.5kg
7 1×2151 MANAAL Michael Freedman Ms Jamie Kah 4 54.5kg
8 2701 IN HER EYES Leon & Troy Corstens Dylan Gibbons (a) 1 54.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Champagne Stakes Nominations

Early nominations for the Champagne Stakes in 2024 close the Monday ahead of All Aged Stakes Day and will be updated here once released.

The 2024 Champagne Stakes nominations attracted a diminutive potential line-up numbers-wise with Michael Freedman’s Inglis Sires’ winning filly Manaal heading all-in markets.

Nominations extended until 11:00am (AEST) – 16/04/2024 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 4331 BROADSIDING C 2 James Cummings 1 56.5kg
2 1×2151 MANAAL F 2 Michael Freedman 2 54.5kg
3 3×1205 PROST C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 3 56.5kg
4 13227 ANODE C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 4 56.5kg
5 11 LINEBACKER (NZ) C 2 John O’Shea 5 56.5kg
6 4×2616 FEARLESS C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 6 56.5kg
7 2701 IN HER EYES F 2 Leon & Troy Corstens 7 54.5kg
8 489 TENBURY WELLS C 2 Brad Widdup 8 56.5kg

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 Militarize (2023), 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
2024
Champagne Stakes
1st Broadsiding 1 minute 42.71 seconds
2nd Linebacker
3rd Fearless
2023
Champagne Stakes
1st Militarize 1 minute 39.84 seconds
2nd Bases Loaded
3rd Townsend
2022
Champagne Stakes
1st She’s Extreme 1 minute 41.20 seconds
2nd Fireburn
3rd Williamsburg
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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