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Champagne Stakes

Race Name Grade Track
Champagne Stakes 1 Randwick Racecourse Champagne Stakes

Champagne Stakes

The Champagne Stakes is a Gr 1 Australian horse race run over 1600m by two-year-old thoroughbreds assigned set weights at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. Held annually at the end of April, the race is part of the Randwick Autumn Carnival. In 2008, its purse was just over AUD$450,000.

The Randwick Autumn Carnival runs is usually contested on key days, including Easter Saturday, Easter Monday and the two following Saturdays. The final Saturday of the carnival is considered to be the most important because it boasts the Sydney Cup, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the Champagne Stakes and the All-Aged Stakes.

Inaugurated in 1863, the Champagne Stakes is something of a staple in the Australian horseracing calendar, and a race that regularly attracts many formidable two-year-old and trainers from Sydney and beyond. One of the race's more notable winners was Sky High, who won the coveted race in 1960.

Sky High also went on to win many other big Australian races including the VRC Futurity Stakes in 1961, the VRC Lightning Stakes in 1962 and the AJC Daily and Sunday Telegraph Stakes in 1962. A more recent Champagne Stakes winner that went onto greater things is 1984 winner, Red Anchor.

In the same year he chalked up victories in such races as the MVRC W.S. Cox Plate (Gr 1), the VATC Caulfield Guineas (Gr 1), the VRC Victoria Derby (Gr 1), the MVRC Moonee Valley Stakes (Gr 2), the QTC Sires' Produce Stakes (Gr 2) and the Tatt's NSW Roman Consul Stakes.

Champagne Stakes - Past Winners

2004 Dance Hero
2005 Carry On Cutie
2006 Mentality
2007 Meurice
2008 Samantha Miss

Champagne Stakes - Betting

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