Champions Stakes Form Guide

2023 VRC Champions Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Atishu
  • 2nd: #9 Duais
  • 3rd: #3 Young Werther



2023 VRC Champions Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Atishu ($8.50)
  • 2nd: #9 Duais
  • 3rd: #3 Young Werther

The Chris Waller-trained Atishu ($8.50) improved on her lead-up second in the Empire Rose Stakes behind subsequent Champions Mile winner Pride Of Dubai, relishing the quick back-up and extra distance to power home late over a quality field to score an upset win in the 2023 Champions Stakes results.

Click here to read more on the big win by Atishu in the VRC Champions Stakes 2023 in the final Group 1 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Stay tuned for the official 2023 Mackinnon Stakes results and finishing order, the $3 million showdown run as the VRC Champions Stakes.

2023 Champions Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 10 ATISHU (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 5 57kg $8.50
2 9 DUAIS Edward Cummings Damien Oliver 1.75L 3 57kg $7
3 3 YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) Danny O’Brien Billy Egan 1.95L 6 59kg $51
4 1 ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham Ms Jamie Kah 2.05L 10 59kg $4.40
5 7 BUCKAROO (GB) Joseph O’Brien Blake Shinn 2.15L 8 59kg $26
6 11 PROWESS (NZ) Roger James & Robert Wellwood Mark Zahra 2.65L 4 56.5kg $5.50
7 2 HUETOR (FR) Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2.85L 11 59kg $61
8 8 MONTEFILIA Chris Waller Michael Dee 3.25L 1 57kg $26
9 4 WEST WIND BLOWS (IRE) Simon & Ed Crisford Jamie Spencer 3.35L 2 59kg $2.80F
10 5 ZEYREK (FR) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Ben Melham 4.85L 7 59kg $61
11 6 PINSTRIPED Enver Jusufovic Ben Allen 5.35L 9 59kg $81

Table Credit: Racing Australia.


The 2023 VRC Champions Stakes Form Guide is essential for all readers looking to successfully tip the year’s Champions Stakes results.

Each spring the Champions Stakes form guide lists all the need-to-know facts and stats on the horses in the Champions Stakes field, which faces off at Flemington Racecourse on the final Saturday of the Melbourne Cup Carnival in early November and was formerly known as the Mackinnon Stakes.

2023 Champions Stakes Form Guide

The full 2023 Champions Stakes Form Guide will be detailed below with everything you need to know about who to back and who to sack in your Champions Stakes Tips this season closer to Melbourne Cup week 2023.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2023 CHAMPIONS STAKES FORM GUIDE

What Is Found In The 2023 Champions Stakes Form Guide

A form guide for the Champions Stakes 2023 details the:

  • Champions Stakes Field: What horses are running in the Flemington 2000m race.
  • Champions Stakes Saddlecloth Numbers: What number saddlecloth the runners will wear in the Group 1 showdown.
  • Champions Stakes Barriers: What barrier the horses will jump from – in the past 30 years the most successful Mackinnon Stakes barrier draw producing seven winners including Tosen Stardom (2017) is gate four.
Barrier 4 has produced the most Mackinnon Stakes / Champions Stakes winners in the past 30 years so check the form on the horse in that gate this year!
  • Champions Stakes Jockeys: What jockeys are riding each horse – in the past 30 years Damien Oliver has ridden five winners in the race. Oliver rode Duais for a second in 2023 in his final Flemington Group 1 ride before retirement.
  • Champions Stakes Trainers: Who trains each horse in the field – in the past 30 years Gai Waterhouse has trained four winners of the race.
  • Champions Stakes Weights: The weight each horse carries under the weight-for-age conditions of the race.

 

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