- Date: Saturday May 14, 2016
- Racecourse: Doomben
- Race Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: 2yo Set-Weight
- Prize Money: $175,000
2016 Champagne Classic News
Connections of Winning Rupert are considering an offer from a major Australian stud to secure the brilliant colt for a future stud career.
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The 2016 Champagne Classic is held during May every year at Doomben Racecourse just outside the Brisbane CBD. The Group 2 event is for two-year-olds with set weight over a 1200m sprint.
The Champagne Classic is worth $175,000 and held on BTC Cup Day where the program is filled with four exciting Group races. It is the first two-year-old Group race during the Doomben Winter Carnival and always has a full contingent of anxious local trainers in attendance.
Many horses will go from the Champagne Classic to the Group 2 Sires Produce Stakes at Eagle Farm in two weeks time.
Pressday’s 2010 Winter Carnival campaign was one of the most successful on record claiming the Champagne Classic / Sires produce Stakes double and then saluting in the Group 1 TJ Smith as well.
Virage De Fortune didn’t quite manage three but did also claim the Champagne Classic / Sires Produce Stakes double back in 2005.
In 2009 Spot On Target and Linky Dink finished eighth and ninth in the Champagne Classic before coming from nowhere in The TJ Smith to run a Linky Dink / Spot On Target quinella.
2016 Champagne Classic Field
The field is published below for the 2016 Champagne Classic.
|1||132x||NIKITAS||Kelso Wood||Michael Cahill||5||57kg|
|2||1x31x||SOUCHEZ||John O’Shea||Jason Collett||2||57kg|
|3||2×710||ATTENTION||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blake Shinn||3||57kg|
|4||9×21||CRACK ME UP (NZ)||Liam Birchley||Damian Browne||10||57kg|
|5||1||WINNING RUPERT||Bjorn Baker||Jeff Lloyd||11||57kg|
|6||72×176||ENDLESS DAYS||Peter & William Hulbert||Brad Stewart||4||57kg|
|7||12||DREAMS APLENTY||John Zielke||Luke Dittman (a)||7||57kg|
|8||1||REDOUBLE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||–||9||57kg|
|9||2×53||EARTH||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||6||57kg|
|10||113×3||CANDIKA||Steven O’dea||Paul Hammersley||8||55kg|
|11||11||TIYATROLANI||Tony Gollan||Ms Tegan Harrison||1||55kg|
2016 Champagne Classic Nominations
The nominations for the 2016 Champagne Classic are published below.
Champagne Classic Winners & Results
|2017||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2016||1 Winning Rupert||2 Attention||3 Souchez||1:09.56|
|2015||1 Blueberry Hill||2 Wicked Intent||3 Pepperano||1:09.90|
|2014||1 Brazen Beau||2 Looks Like The Cat||3 Shaumari||1:09.8|
|2013||1 Vo Heart||2 Vilanova||3 Global Dream||1:12.2|
|2012||1 Sizzling||2 Academus||3 Dances on Stars||1:09.9|
|2011||1 Free Wheeling||2 Dr. Ichi||3 Hot Schnitzel||1:10.5|
|2010||1 Pressday||2 Spirit Of Boom||3 Buffering||1:09.9|
|2009||1 Funtantes||2 Trim||3 Impulsive Dream||1:09.7|
|2008||1 Court||2 Captain Fantastic||3 Cat D’Antibes||1:10.8|
|2007||1 Keiki||2 Key Bar Nights||3 Diamond Deck||1:10.2|
|2006||1 Gold Edition||2 Ghetto Blaster||3 Silent Power||1:09.3|
|2005||1 Virage de Fortune||2 Kincharm||3 Well Noted||1:10.3|
|2004||1 Golden Fox||2 Star Shiraz||3 Our Sweet Dreams||1:10.3|
|2003||1 Shamekha||2 In Top Swing||3 Sir Success||1:10.8|
|2002||1 Lovely Jubly||2 Yell||3 Verstak||1:10.5|
|2001||1 Dolce Veloce||2 Dutch Harry||3 Jar Jar Binks||1:09.8|
|2000||1 Chenar||2 Centona||3 Rapid Man||1:10.4|