Champagne Classic

  • Date: Saturday May 13, 2017
  • Racecourse: Doomben
  • Race Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2yo Set-Weight
  • Prize Money: $175,000

2016 Champagne Classic News

BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner will be J.J. Atkins favourite

BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner will be J.J. Atkins favourite

The winner of the Group 2 $250,000 Mitavite BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday will determine who will be the favourite for the Group 1 $600,000 BMW Australia J.J. Atkins (1600m) in a fortnight.

Kerrin McEvoy, above, rides Tangled in the BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes at Eagle Farm. Photo by Daniel …

The 2017 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.

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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.

2017 Champagne Classic Field

The field is published below for the 2016 Champagne Classic.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1x119x4 OURS TO KEEP Chris Munce Damian Browne 4 57kg
2 2011×3 SNITZKRAFT Kelso Wood & Patricia Gesler Luke Dittman 9 57kg
3 42×653 ALL TOO HUIYING Gary Moore Brenton Avdulla 13 57kg
4 415x PAH TERIE Kelly Schweida Jeff Lloyd 6 57kg
5 61 NOBLE HUSSLER Liam Birchley Brad Stewart 5 57kg
6 4×51 TANGLED Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 7 57kg
7 5451×5 ZUKAZ Stuart Kendrick Luke Tarrant 11 57kg
8 64 ICON OF DUBAI Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 12 57kg
9 45 HOLBROOK (NZ) Scott Morrisey TBA 2 57kg
10 12 COOROI CHASE Peter & Will Hulbert Micheal Hellyer 8 55kg
11 1x3x SHE’S OUR STAR Tony Gollan Robbie Fradd 3 55kg
12 41x SHOWASHADOW Peter & Will Hulbert Opie Bosson 1 55kg
13 4572×476 PRICING POWER Clarry Conners Jim Byrne 14 55kg
14 5 ITALIA BELLA Stuart Kendrick James Orman 10 55kg

2017 Champagne Classic Nominations

The nominations for the 2016 Champagne Classic are published below.

Champagne Classic Winners & Results

Year Results Winning Time
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