Spirit Of Boom Classic

The Spirit Of Boom Classic is a Group 2 race for two-year-olds as a lead-up to the JJ Atkins each Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival formerly known as the Champagne Classic.

2024 Spirit Of Boom Classic Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The Spirit Of Boom Classic – formerly run as the Champagne Classic – is a Group 2 race held at Doomben Racecourse* during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Worth $300,000 in prize money, this 1200m set weight race is open only to two-year-olds and is traditionally held on the same day as the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) in early or mid-May.

For 2020 the Champagne Classic offered $175,000 in prize money and took place on the same day as the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm with the carnival reduced and most Group 1 races including the Doomben 10,000 card cut from the program due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Champagne Classic is regarded as the best lead-up race to the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) held two weeks later and juveniles may then progress onto a mile for the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) on Stradbroke Handicap Day in June.

Cifrado (2023) is the latest runner to take out the Spirit Of Boom Classic – BRC Sires’ race double.

Rothfire (2020) was the last two-year-old to complete the Champagne Classic – JJ Atkins double.

In 2021 the race was run as the Spirit Of Boom classic in honour of the 2014 Doomben 10,000 champion Spirit Of Boom and was aptly won by Spirit Of Boom gelding Prince Of Boom.

The 2022 Spirit Of Boom Classic form was franked with the third place-getter Political Debate going on to run second in that year’s JJ Atkins results.

The 2024 Spirit Of Boom Classic runs on Saturday May 18, 2024 as part of the Doomben 10,000 Day card in Brisbane.

Spirit Of Boom Classic 2024
Date: Saturday May 18, 2024
Track: Doomben Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 2YO Open Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $300,000

2024 Spirit Of Boom Classic Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2024 Spirit Of Boom Classic Betting Odds

The Spirit Of Boom Classic 2024 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the two-years-old feature sprint will be available below the week of the race.

Rothfire ($2.40 in 2020) followed by the fellow Rob Heathcote-trained Prince Of Boom ($4.40 in 2021) are the latest favourites in Spirit Of Boom Classic betting to salute for the punters.

There was a notable upset in 2023 with Cifrado winning at Spirit Of Boom Classic odds of $26.

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2024 Spirit Of Boom Classic Form

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2024 Spirit Of Boom Classic Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Spirit Of Boom Classic 2024 Tips on the Doomben 10,000 Day support act this winter carnival.

  • To Win: #4 Bosustow ($8.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

The Spirit Of Boom Classic is wide open this year, and Annabel Neasham’s Bosustow offers excellent value with potential rain in Brisbane. The well-bred Blue Point colt is chasing his first win but has shown promise in three starts. He placed on a heavy track at Hawkesbury before a creditable third in the prestigious VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes at Flemington. The shorter 1200m distance here could suit him better, and his recent Doomben trial was positive. With a good barrier and Ryan Maloney in the saddle, Bosustow is a surprise contender to watch.

2024 Spirit Of Boom Classic Field

The Spirit Of Boom Classic race field attracts the best two-year-old winter gallopers that may have had an earlier Brisbane run in a race like the Listed Dalrello Stakes in late April at Eagle Farm and who are targeting a run in the following month’s JJ Atkins field.

In 2022 the Dalrello Stakes winning filly Exo Lady ran second as the beaten favourite behind Swiss Exile in the Spirit Of Boom Classic results.

The upset 2023 Spirit Of Boom Classic winner Cifrado came off a lead-up third in the Dalrello Stakes, while that year’s Dalrello Stakes winning filly Appin Girl finished third as the beaten favourite in the Spirit Of Boom Classic results.

Another key lead-up into the Spirit Of Boom Classic field is the Group 3 Ken Russell Memorial Classic and Sizzling (2012) and Pressday (2010) won both races as well as the Group 1 JJ Atkins taking out the winter 2YO triple crown in Queensland. In 2020 Rothfire backed-up from a Champagne Classic win for the punters to take out the Group 1 JJ Atkins next start.

The official Spirit Of Boom Classic 2024 field & barriers are set for release on the Wednesday before race day and will be published in full below.

The 2024 Spirit Of Boom Classic final field features a dozen potential JJ Atkins-bound two-year-olds led in betting by the Clinton McDonald-trained Angel Capital

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2x HEAVENLY IMPACT Marcus Wilson Michael Cahill 9 57kg
2 113 ZOUNA Lawrie Mayfield-Smith Adin Thompson 5 57kg
3 32 BITTERCREEK Leon & Troy Corstens Blake Shinn 8 57kg
4 623x BOSUSTOW Annabel Neasham Ryan Maloney 1 57kg
5 1 ANGEL CAPITAL Clinton McDonald Ms Jamie Kah 11 57kg
6 1x TIGER TIE Chris Munce Ms Tahlia Fenlon (a) 6 57kg
7 35x PRESIDENT Chris Waller James McDonald 7 57kg
8 2 TORN Brett Cavanough Kyle Wilson-Taylor 12 57kg
9 4 SAINT VINCENT Kelly Schweida Tyler Schiller 4 57kg
10 LET’SGO HUGO Kristie Clark & Louis Peoples Jim Byrne 2 57kg
11 21934 EL MORZILLO Kelly Schweida Craig Williams 10 55kg
12 1 RICH DOTTIE Grahame Begg Tim Clark 3 55kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2024 Spirit Of Boom Classic Nominations

The Spirit Of Boom Classic 2024 nominations close the Monday leading up to Doomben 10,000 Day and will be available below giving a good early guide to the juveniles out to contest the Group 2 feature sprint.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Hcp Rating
1 21 ALTHOFF C 2 Chris Waller
2 1 ANGEL CAPITAL C 2 Clinton McDonald
3 32 BITTERCREEK C 2 Leon & Troy Corstens
4 623x BOSUSTOW C 2 Annabel Neasham
5 6 BRUTAL BOWLER C 2 Kris Lees
6 21934 EL MORZILLO F 2 Kelly Schweida
7 24×2 EMBASSY C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
8 5×6 ESPINHO C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman
9 1 GRACEFUL ARTIST F 2 Richard & Will Freedman
10 2x HEAVENLY IMPACT C 2 Marcus Wilson
11 4×3 ITALIAN DANCER C 2 Stuart Kendrick
12 LET’SGO HUGO G 2 Kristie Clark & Louis Peoples
13 221 PERSPIRATION C 2 Ciaron Maher
14 35x PRESIDENT C 2 Chris Waller
15 1 RICH DOTTIE F 2 Grahame Begg
16 22 RUN LUCY RUN F 2 Glenn Thornton
17 4 SAINT VINCENT G 2 Kelly Schweida
18 31 SMASHING TIME G 2 Robert & Luke Price
19 1x TIGER TIE C 2 Chris Munce
20 2 TORN C 2 Brett Cavanough
21 1 ZAMPANO G 2 Melissa Dennett
22 54 ZOUBABY F 2 Richard & Will Freedman
23 113 ZOUNA C 2 Lawrie Mayfield-Smith

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Champagne Classic / Spirit Of Boom Classic History

The Champagne Classic was first run in 1982 and won by Peand. The race record of 1:09.36 was set by Gold Edition in 2006 and after starting out as a Listed event, gained its Group 2 status for the first time in the same year.

Plenty of top class juveniles have won the event over the years including Daybreak Lover (1983), Chief De Beers (1994), Court (2008), Sizzling (2012), Brazen Beau (2014), and Rothfire (2020).

The Champagne Classic race name was changed to the Spirit Of Boom Classic in 2021 in honour of form top-line Brisbane sprint star and the 2014 Doomben 10,000 winner Spirit Of Boom.

In 2022 the race took place at Eagle Farm Racecourse due to heavy rainfall making for unsuitable conditions at Doomben.

Champagne Classic Winners Since 2000

Year Place Horse Time
2024
Spirit Of Boom Classic
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2023
Spirit Of Boom Classic
1st Cifrado 1 minute 10.09 seconds
2nd Armed Forces
3rd Appin Girl
2023
Spirit Of Boom Classic
1st Cifrado 1 minute 10.09 seconds
2nd Armed Forces
3rd Appin Girl
2022
Spirit Of Boom Classic (run at Eagle Farm)
1st Swiss Exile 1 minute 13.16 seconds
2nd Exo Lady
3rd (Dead Heat) Thelwell / Political Debate
2021
Spirit Of Boom Classic
1st Prince Of Boom 1 minute 11.54 seconds
2nd Invinsible Tears
3rd Berdini’s Girl
2020
Champagne Classic
1st Rothfire 1 minute 10.40 seconds
2nd Isotope
3rd Wild Ruler
2019
Champagne Classic
1st Dubious 1 minute 10.14 seconds
2nd Czarson
3rd Strasbourg
2018
Champagne Classic
1st Zousain 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Mishani Hustler
3rd Blue Book
2017
Champagne Classic
1st Tangled 1 minute 11.87 seconds
2nd All Too Huiying
3rd Italia Bella
2016
Champagne Classic
1st Winning Rupert 1 minute 09.5 seconds
2nd Attention
3rd Souchez
2015
Champagne Classic
1st Blueberry Hill 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Wicked Intent
3rd Pepperano
2014
Champagne Classic
1st Brazen Beau 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Looks Like The Cat
3rd Shaumari
2013
Champagne Classic
1st Vo Heart 1 minute 12.15 seconds
2nd Vilanova
3rd Global Dream
2012
Champagne Classic
1st Sizzling 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Academus
3rd Dances on Stars
2011
Champagne Classic
1st Free Wheeling 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Dr Ichi
3rd Hot Snitzel
2010
Champagne Classic
1st Pressday 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Buffering
2009
Champagne Classic
1st Funtantes 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Trim
3rd Impulsive Dream
2008
Champagne Classic
1st Court 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Captain Fantastic
3rd Cat D’Antibes
2007
Champagne Classic
1st Keiki 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Key Bar Nights
3rd Diamond Deck
2006
Champagne Classic
1st Gold Edition 1 minute 9.3 seconds
2nd Ghetto Blaster
3rd Silent Power
2005
Champagne Classic
1st Virage de Fortune 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Kincharm
3rd Well Noted
2004
Champagne Classic
1st Golden Fox 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Star Shiraz
3rd Our Sweet Dreams
2003
Champagne Classic
1st Shamekha 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd In Top Swing
3rd Sir Success
2002
Champagne Classic
1st Lovely Jubly 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Yell
3rd Verstak
2001
Champagne Classic
1st Dolce Veloce 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Dutch Harry
3rd Jar Jar Binks
2000
Champagne Classic
1st Chenar 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Centona
3rd Rapid Man

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