Champagne Classic

  • Date: Saturday May 14, 2016
  • Racecourse: Doomben
  • Race Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2yo Set-Weight
  • Prize Money: $175,000

2016 Champagne Classic News

Miss Wonderland shaping up nicely for the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

Miss Wonderland shaping up nicely for the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

Three year old filly Miss Wonderland is shaping up nicely for the $2m Magic Millions 3yo Guineas (1400m) at the Gold Coast on January 14 according to trainer Ciaron Maher.

Trainer Ciaron Maher, above, has set Miss Wonderland for the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas at the Gold Coast. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Miss Wonderland has …

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.

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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.

2016 Champagne Classic Field

The field is published below for the 2016 Champagne Classic.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
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

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