Champagne Stakes

  • Date: Saturday April 16, 2016
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 1,600m
  • Conditions: 2YO Set Weights
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2016 Champagne Stakes News

Prized Icon wins 2016 Victoria Derby

Prized Icon wins 2016 Victoria Derby

The James Cummings trained Prized Icon scored an upset win in the Group 1 $1.5m AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington today.

Prized Icon, above, proved to be the best staying three year old with his win in the Victoria Derby at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Prized Icon was sent out at the …

The 2016 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).

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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).

2016 Champagne Stakes Field

The 2016 Champagne Stakes field is provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 3×32321 PRIZED ICON James Cummings Glyn Schofield 7 56.5kg
2 41 JAWS OF STEEL Robbie Laing Tye Angland 2 56.5kg
3 03227 CHIMBORAA David Payne Hugh Bowman 3 56.5kg
4 22 EL SICARIO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Kerrin McEvoy 9 56.5kg
5 742 CROWN HIM Anthony Cummings Blake Shinn 11 56.5kg
6 5×1 DIVINE PROPHET Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 10 56.5kg
7 35 OBSCURA John O’Shea James McDonald 1 56.5kg
8 05 NORTH SKY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Sam Clipperton 6 56.5kg
9 11×21 YANKEE ROSE David Vandyke Jason Collett 4 54.5kg
10 2136×53 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith Jay Ford 8 54.5kg
11 8×012 POP Clinton McDonald Brenton Avdulla 5 54.5kg

2016 Champagne Stakes Nominations

The 2016 Champagne Stakes nominations is published here.

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 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
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