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The 2017 Champagne Stakes is a Group 1 race that is held at Randwick Racecourse in April of each year. Open to two-year-olds only, the ATC Champagne Stakes is worth a total of $500,000 in prize money and is raced over a distance of 1,600 metres. Run under set-weight conditions, the ATC Champagne Stakes requires colts and geldings to carry 56.5 kilograms, while fillies must carry 54.5 kilograms. The ATC Champagne Stakes is held on the final weekend of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, along with the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m).

The first ATC Champagne Stakes was won by Yattendon in 1864. The ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes, which is run at the same track two weeks prior, is often used as a suitable lead-up race to the Champagne Stakes. Horses such as Assertive Lad (2000), Viscount (2001) and Dance Hero (2004) have all claimed the ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes and Champagne Stakes double. The Champagne Stakes is also used by many as a form guide for who to watch as a three-year-old in the coming spring carnival, with 2008 winner Samantha Miss going on to place in the Group 1 Cox Plate and win the Group 1 VRC Crown Oaks.

Notable winners of this historic race include Chester (1877), Heroic (1924), Ajax (1937), Flight (1943), Todman (1957), Sky High (1960), Storm Queen (1966), Vain (1969), Baguette (1970), Luskin Star (1977), Triscay (1990), Intergaze (1996), Onemorenomore (2009) and Skilled (2010).

2017 Champagne Stakes Field

The 2017 Champagne Stakes field is provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 4×25121 INVADER Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 1 56.5kg
2 04×23416 THE MISSION Paul Perry Damian Lane 5 56.5kg
3 311161 ESHTIRAAK David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 7 56.5kg
4 2×6556 ACE HIGH David Payne Blake Shinn 3 56.5kg
5 2×83 REFLECTIVITY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4 56.5kg
6 22 ABERRO Matt Laurie James Doyle 2 56.5kg
7 1519 ONE MORE HONEY John P Thompson Craig Williams 6 54.5kg
8 3×411 WHISPERED SECRET James Cummings Glyn Schofield 8 54.5kg
9 2×234 MEMENTO Anthony & Edward Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 10 54.5kg
10 22 NASHVILLE SKYLINE Bryan & Daniel Guy Brenton Avdulla 9 54.5kg

2017 Champagne Stakes Nominations

The 2017 Champagne Stakes nominations is published here.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 22 ABERRO C 2 Matt Laurie
2 2×6556 ACE HIGH C 2 David Payne
3 2×34 BIDWEE C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
4 311161 ESHTIRAAK C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
5 221127 FROLIC F 2 Michael Freedman
6 73 GO DADDY GO C 2 Anthony & Edward Cummings
7 4×25121 INVADER C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
8 2×234 MEMENTO F 2 Anthony & Edward Cummings
9 22 NASHVILLE SKYLINE F 2 Bryan & Daniel Guy
10 1519 ONE MORE HONEY F 2 John P Thompson
11 4×353 PASEETO C 2 Tony McEvoy
12 2×83 REFLECTIVITY C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
13 04×23416 THE MISSION C 2 Paul Perry
14 49 VALIANT SPIRIT G 2 Daniel Williams
15 3×411 WHISPERED SECRET F 2 James Cummings

Champagne Stakes Winners & Results

Below you will find a list of winners and results of the ATC Champagne Stakes since the year 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 The Mission 2 Invader 3 Whispered Secret 1:41.07
2016 1 Prized Icon 2 Chimboraa 3 Divine Prophet 1:36.85
2015 1 Pasadena Girl 2 Street Rapper 3 Tarquin 1:38.03
2014 1 Go Indy Go 2 Zululand 3 Kumaon 1:40.29
2013 1 Guelph 2 Fuerza 3 Equator 1:36.28
2012 1 Pierro 2 Dear Demi 3 Tatra 1:35.03
2011 1 Helmet 2 Pane In The Glass 3 Fast And Sexy 1:40.32
2010 1 Skilled 2 Sasa 3 Divorces 1:36.3
2009 1 Onemorenomore 2 Tickets 3 Manhattan Rain 1:39.4
2008 1 Samantha Miss 2 Sebring 3 Glowlamp 1:38.2
2007 1 Meurice 2 Solo Flyer 3 Camarilla 1:37.6
2006 1 Mentality 2 Miss Finland 3 Gallant Tess 1:35.0
2005 1 Carry On Cutie 2 Fashions Afield 3 Media 1:36.2
2004 1 Dance Hero 2 Wager 3 Savabeel 1:34.7
2003 1 Hasna 2 Aim For Gold 3 Bushland 1:36.9
2002 1 Victory Vein 2 Half Hennessy 3 Choisir 1:37.9
2001 1 Viscount 2 Ustinov 3 Miss Bussell 1:37.4
2000 1 Assertive Lad 2 Clonmel 3 Re Rinka 1:40.0

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