Champagne Stakes (Australia)

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Champagne Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Randwick Racecourse
Inaugurated 1861
Race type Thoroughbred - flat
Sponsor Moet and Chandon (2013)
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification 2-year-olds
Weight Set weights
colts and geldings – 56 12 kg
fillies – 54 12 kg
Purse A$400,000 (2013)

The Champagne Stakes is an Australian Turf Club Group 1 horse race for two-year-old Thoroughbreds at set weights run at Randwick Racecourse over a distance of 1,600 metres (~1 mile) during the Sydney Autumn Carnival.[1] Prize money is A$400,000.

Race history[edit]

The inaugural running of the race was on the second day of the Australian Jockey Club Autumn Meet in 1861 as the fourth race on the six race card. The winner was Exeter trained by the famous trainer of the time Etienne de Mestre.[2] The race became the premier AJC sprint race for two year olds for nearly 80 years. With the introduction of the richer Golden Slipper Stakes in 1957, the AJC decided on extending the distance of the race to 1 mile (1972) and in such creating a natural progression for elite two year old races that is now known as the Juvenile Triple Crown – Golden Slipper Stakes, Sires Produce Stakes (ATC) and Champagne Stakes.[1]

Six two year olds have won the Triple Crown:[3]
Baguette (1970), Luskin Star (1977), Tierce (1991), Burst (1992), Dance Hero (2004), Pierro (2012)

Race records[edit]

The record time for the race when the distance was 6 furlongs was by Vain in 1969 when he won by 10 lengths in a time of 1:09.40.[4] At the time Vain became the richest money earning two year old in Australia.[4]

The record time for the current 1600 metres distance is 1:34.75 set by Dance Hero in 2004.[3]

Race distance[edit]

1914 Racebook[edit]

The winners[edit]

  • 2014 - Go Indy Go[9]
  • 2013 - Guelph[10]
  • 2012 - Pierro[11]
  • 2011 - Helmet[12]
  • 2010 - Skilled[13]
  • 2009 - Onemorenomore[14]
  • 2008 - Samantha Miss[15]
  • 2007 - Meurice[16]
  • 2006 - Mentality[17]
  • 2005 - Carry On Cutie[18]
  • 2004 - Dance Hero[19]
  • 2003 - Hasna[20]
  • 2002 - Victory Vein[21]
  • 2001 - Viscount[22]
  • 2000 - Assertive Lad[23]
  • 1999 - Quick Star[24]
  • 1998 - Dracula[25]
  • 1997 - Encounter[26]
  • 1996 - Intergaze[27]
  • 1995 - Isolda[28]
  • 1994 - Euphoria[29]
  • 1993 - March Hare[30]
  • 1992 - Burst[31]
  • 1991 - Tierce[32]
  • 1990 - Triscay[33]
  • 1989 - Select Prince[34]
  • 1988 - Full And By[35]
  • 1987 - Sky Chase[36]
  • 1986 - Bounding Away[37]
  • 1985 - True Version[38]
  • 1984 - Red Anchor[39]
  • 1983 - Lady Eclipse[40]
  • 1982 - I Like Diamonds
  • 1981 - Rose Of Kingston
  • 1980 - Palaban
  • 1979 - Charity
  • 1978 - Parade
  • 1977 - Luskin Star
  • 1976 - Vivarchi
  • 1975 - Rosie Heir
  • 1974 - Zasu
  • 1973 - Just Topic
  • 1972 - Anjudy
  • 1971 - Andros
  • 1970 - Baguette
  • 1969 - Vain[4]
  • 1968 - Rajah
  • 1967 - Giulia
  • 1966 - Storm Queen
  • 1965 - Eye Liner
  • 1964 - Farnworth
  • 1963 - Time And Tide
  • 1962 - Bogan Road
  • 1961 - Columbia Star
  • 1960 - Sky High
  • 1959 - Noholme
  • 1958 - Wiggle
  • 1957 - Todman
  • 1956 - Count Olin
  • 1955 - Knave
  • 1954 - Lindbergh
  • 1953 - Prince Cortauld
  • 1952 - French Echo
  • 1951 - Ocean Bound
  • 1950 - True Course
  • 1949 - Lady Pirouette
  • 1948 - Wattle
  • 1947 - Temeraire
  • 1946 - Persian Prince
  • 1945 - Magnificent
  • 1944 - Scaur Fel
  • 1943 - Flight
  • 1942 - Bangster
  • 1941 - All Love
  • 1940 - John
  • 1939 - High Caste
  • 1938 - Pandava
  • 1937 - Ajax
  • 1936 - Tonga
  • 1935 - Young Idea
  • 1934 - Great Legend
  • 1933 - Hall Mark
  • 1932 - Kuvera
  • 1931 - Burwood
  • 1930 - Chemosh
  • 1929 - Parkwood
  • 1928 - Mollison
  • 1927 - Cannon
  • 1926 - Rampion
  • 1925 - Manfred
  • 1924 - Heroic
  • 1923 - Linaway
  • 1922 - Rosina
  • 1921 - Furious
  • 1920 - Tressady Queen
  • 1919 - Bigaroon
  • 1918 - Outlook
  • 1917 - Thrice
  • 1916 - Wolaroi
  • 1915 - Two
  • 1914 - Woorak
  • 1913 - Athenic
  • 1912 - Cider
  • 1911 - Posadas
  • 1910 - Desert Rose
  • 1909 - Malt King
  • 1908 - Malt Queen
  • 1907 - Lady Rylstone
  • 1906 - Collarit
  • 1905 - Charles Stuart
  • 1904 - Lord Fitzroy
  • 1903 - Kilfera
  • 1902 - Brakpan
  • 1901 - Ibex
  • 1900 - Haulette
  • 1899 - Reviver
  • 1898 - Bobadil
  • 1897 - Aurum
  • 1896 - Coil
  • 1895 - Bob Ray
  • 1894 - Acmena
  • 1893 - Carnage
  • 1892 - Autonomy
  • 1891 - Oxide
  • 1890 - Wilga
  • 1889 - Rudolph
  • 1888 - Volley
  • 1887 - Matador
  • 1886 - Blairgowrie
  • 1885 - Uralla
  • 1884 - Bargo
  • 1883 - Warwick
  • 1882 - Navigator
  • 1881 - Spinningdale[8]
  • 1880 - Grand Prix
  • 1879 - Baronet
  • 1878 - His Lordship
  • 1877 - Chester
  • 1876 - Robinson Crusoe
  • 1875 - Hyperion
  • 1874 - Kingsborough
  • 1873 - Rose D'Amour
  • 1872 - Lecturer
  • 1871 - Hamlet
  • 1870 - Florence
  • 1869 - Lamplighter
  • 1868 - Fenella
  • 1867 - Fireworks
  • 1866 - Fishhook
  • 1865 - The Pitsford[6]
  • 1864 - Yattendon[5]
  • 1863 - Mavourneen[41]
  • 1862 - The Jade[42]
  • 1861 - Exeter[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Winners and Past Results for the Champagne Stakes". Progroup Racing (Australia). 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "RANDWICK AUTUMN MEETING, 1861. (Official 1861 results and commentary)". Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Chronicle, Sydney (Trove (Digitize newspaper)). 11 May 1861. p. 2 (column 4-6). Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "AJC Champagne Stakes - Randwick". Thoroughbred Pedigree. 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c McQuillan, Charles (13 April 1969). "TWO RECORDS TO VAIN IN CHAMPAGNE". The Sydney Morning Herald (Google News Archive (Digitize)). p. 61. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Randwick Races – Autumn Meeting. - Second Day. (Official 1864 results and commentary)". The Sydney Morning Herald (Trove (Digitize newspaper)). 30 April 1864. p. 6 (column 1). Retrieved 19 April 2013. ...Yattendon, amidst great excitement in the stands, passed the favourite (Tamworth) in a canter; Ruby ... third. 
  6. ^ a b "METROPOLITAN RACES. AUTUMN MEETING, 1865. THIRD DAY. - SATURDAY. (Official 1865 results and commentary)". The Sydney Morning Herald (Trove (Digitize newspaper)). 8 May 1865. p. 5 (column 1). Retrieved 19 April 2013. The Pitsford colt alongside her (Rose of Australia), and beat her in the run in by fully two lengths, Exile an indifferent third. Time, 1 minute 40 seconds. 
  7. ^ "The Australasian Turf Register". Google (Digitized books). The Australasian, Stillwell and Knight, Melbourne. 1873. p. 158. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "A.J.C. AUTUMN MEETING-ST. LEGER DAY. (Official 1881 results and commentary)". The Sydney Morning Herald (Trove (Digitize newspaper)). 19 April 1881. p. 6 (column 1-3). Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  9. ^ 2014 result
  10. ^ 2013 result
  11. ^ 2012 result
  12. ^ 2011 result
  13. ^ 2010 result
  14. ^ 2009 result
  15. ^ 2008 result
  16. ^ 2007 result
  17. ^ 2006 result
  18. ^ 2005 result
  19. ^ 2004 result
  20. ^ 2003 result
  21. ^ 2002 result
  22. ^ 2001 result
  23. ^ "2000 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  24. ^ "1999 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  25. ^ "1998 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  26. ^ "1997 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  27. ^ "1996 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  28. ^ "1995 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  29. ^ "1994 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  30. ^ "1993 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  31. ^ "1992 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  32. ^ "1991 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  33. ^ "1990 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  34. ^ "1989 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  35. ^ "1988 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  36. ^ "1987 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  37. ^ "1986 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  38. ^ "1985 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  39. ^ "1984 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  40. ^ "1983 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  41. ^ "THE TURF. (RANDWICK METROPOLITAN MEETING. THIRD DAY, SATURDAY Official 1863 results and commentary)". Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Chronicle, Sydney (Trove (Digitize newspaper)). 9 May 1863. p. 2 (column 2-3). Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  42. ^ "TURF. RANDWICK METROPOLITAN MEETING. THIRD DAY, SATURDAY (Official 1862 results and commentary)". Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Chronicle, Sydney (Trove (Digitize newspaper)). 10 May 1862. p. 2 (column 3-4). Retrieved 19 April 2013.