Champagne Classic (BRC)

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Champagne Classic
Group 2 race
Location Doomben Racecourse
Brisbane, Australia
Inaugurated 1982
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Sponsor Moët & Chandon (2016)
Race information
Distance 1,200 metres
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Two year old
Weight Set Weights
colts and geldings – 57 kg
fillies – 55 kg
Purse A$500,000 (2017)

The Champagne Classic is a Brisbane Racing Club Group 2 Thoroughbred horse race for horses aged two years old, at set weights, over a distance of 1200 metres at Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane, Australia during the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.[1] Total prizemoney is A$175,000.

History[edit]

The two-year-old event is the first major race during the Brisbane winter racing carnival.[1]

The race record was set by Gold Edition in 2006 in time of 1:09.36.[2]

Name[edit]

  • 1982–1983 - Coca Cola Stakes[2]
  • 1984–1994 - Coca Cola Bottlers' Classic[3]
  • 1995–1998 - Coca Cola Classic[4]
  • 1999–2001 - Moet and Chandon Classic[2]
  • 2002 onwards - Champagne Classic

Grade[edit]

  • 1982–1986 - Listed Race
  • 1987–2005 - Group 3
  • 2006 onwards - Group 2

Venue[edit]

Winners[edit]

  • 2016 - Winning Rupert[5]
  • 2015 - Blueberry Hill[6]
  • 2014 - Brazen Beau[7]
  • 2013 - Vo Heart[8]
  • 2012 - Sizzling[9]
  • 2011 - Free Wheeling[10]
  • 2010 - Pressday[11]
  • 2009 - Funtantes[12]
  • 2008 - Court[13]
  • 2007 - Keiki[14]
  • 2006 - Gold Edition[15]
  • 2005 - Virage de Fortune[16]
  • 2004 - Golden Fox[17]
  • 2003 - Shamekha[18]
  • 2002 - Lovely Jubly[19]
  • 2001 - Dolce Veloce[20]
  • 2000 - Chenar[21]
  • 1999 - Alpine Express[22]
  • 1998 - Electrifying[4]
  • 1997 - Staging[23]
  • 1996 - Flavour[24]
  • 1995 - Ginzano[25]
  • 1994 - Chief De Beers[3]
  • 1993 - Sardana[26]
  • 1992 - Surtee[27]
  • 1991 - Bold Promise[28]
  • 1990 - Our Horizon[29]
  • 1989 - Gin Rhythm[30]
  • 1988 - race not held
  • 1987 - Prince Anton[31]
  • 1986 - Breakfast Creek
  • 1985 - Swiftly Roman
  • 1984 - Pete's Choice
  • 1983 - Daybreak Lover
  • 1982 - Peand

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Winners and Past Results for the Champagne Classic". Progroup Racing (Australia). 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Champagne Classic". Queensland History of Racing (Australia). 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "1994 Result – Coca-Cola Bottlers Classic (held 2 May 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "1998 Result – Coca Cola Classic (held 4 May 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "2016 Result – Moet/Chandon Champagne Classic (held 14 May 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "2015 Result – Mittys Bollinger Champagne Classic (held 9 May 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "2014 Result – Bollinger Champagne Classic (held 10 May 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "2013 Result – Bollinger Champagne Classic (held 11 May 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "2012 Result – Bollinger Champagne Classic (held 19 May 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "2011 Result – Bollinger Champagne Classic (held 21 May 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "2010 Result – Bollinger Champagne Classic (held 22 May 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "2009 Result – Darley Champagne Classic (held 16 May 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "2008 Result – Champagne Classic (held 17 May 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  14. ^ "2007 Result – Champagne Classic (held 19 May 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "2006 Result – Champagne Classic (held 20 May 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  16. ^ "2005 Result – Champagne Classic (held 21 May 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  17. ^ "2004 Result – Champagne Classic (held 22 May 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  18. ^ "2003 Result – Champagne Classic (held 17 May 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  19. ^ "2002 Result – Champagne Stks (held 6 May 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  20. ^ "2001 Result – Moet & Chandon Classic (held 7 May 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  21. ^ "2000 Result – Moet & Chandon Classic (held 1 May 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  22. ^ "1999 Result – Moet & Chandon 2yo Classic (held 3 May 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  23. ^ "1997 Result – Coca-Cola Classic (held 10 May 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  24. ^ "1996 Result – Coca-Cola 2yo Classic (held 11 May 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  25. ^ "1995 Result – Coca-Cola Classic (held 1 May 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  26. ^ "1993 Result – Coca-Cola Bottlers Classic (held 3 May 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  27. ^ "1992 Result – Coca-Cola Bottlers 2yo Classic (held 4 May 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  28. ^ "1991 Result – Coca Cola Classic (held 6 May 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  29. ^ "1990 Result – Coca-Cola Bottler Classic (held 7 May 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  30. ^ "1989 Result – Coca-Cola Bottler Classic (held 1 May 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  31. ^ "1987 Result – Coca-Cola Btlers Classic (held 7 March 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.