- Date: Saturday April 16, 2016
- Racecourse: Randwick
- Race Distance: 1,600m
- Conditions: 2YO Set Weights
- Prize Money: $500,000
2016 Champagne Stakes News
One time favourite Astern is officially out for the Group 1 $1m Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on October 8 with trainer John O’Shea not including him among the stable’s list of second acceptances.
O’Shea has …
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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).
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.
|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.
|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|