Champagne Stakes 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: The ATC Sires’ Produce – Champagne Stakes double is often achieved by the season’s best three-year-old.

The Champagne Stakes is one of two Group 1 races conducted at Royal Randwick Racecourse on the Saturday after two The Championships meetings during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival each April.

2022 Champagne Stakes Winner She's Extreme

2022 Champagne Stakes winner She’s Extreme. Photo: Steve Hart.

The major support act of All Aged Stakes Day, the elite level feature is run over 1600m and is open to two-years-old horses only.

Offering $1 million in total prize money as of 2024 the Champagne Stakes winner takes out $580,000 for connections and the event is run under set weights.

Other races of note on the card include the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m), Group 3 JRA Plate (2000m), and the Group 3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m).

Colts and geldings carrying 56.5kg and fillies are allocated 54.5kg in the mile classic. The winner of the Fernhill Handicap is exempt from Champagne Stakes ballot but the traditional lead-up is the Group 1 ATC Inglis Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) run a fortnight earlier at the track.

The Inglis Sires’ – Champagne Stakes double was last completed by King’s Legacy (2020) followed by Militarize (2023), while Prized Icon completed the Fernhill Handicap – Champagne Stakes double in 2016.

The next edition of the ATC Champagne Stakes takes place on Saturday April 20, 2024 offering $1,000,000 in stakes for the first time. 

2024 Champagne Stakes Odds

The ATC Champagne Stakes 2024 betting odds will be found below once markets on the two-years-old Group 1 mile showdown are released in April.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Champagne Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Champagne Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 20, 2024
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 2YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1,000,000
  • First Run: 1861

2024 Champagne Stakes Results

The 2024 ATC Champagne Stakes results and finishing order will be announced on Saturday April 20, 2024 and listed below as soon as the race results.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Champagne Stakes Betting

Champagne Stakes betting odds are traditionally led by the best performing two-year-olds in the Group 1 Inglis Sires’ (1400m) held at Randwick over 200m shorter on Doncaster Mile Day two weeks earlier.

The Inglis Sires’ – Champagne Stakes betting double is a popular one and was achieved by three horses on the trot from 2011 – 2013 with Helmet, Pierro and Guelph respectively. In 2023 Militarize became the latest two-year-old to do the Inglis Sires’ – Champagne Stakes double and the first since King’s Legacy (2020).

All but three of the Champagne Stakes winners from 1999 – 2023 came out of the Inglis Sires’ Produce Stakes, and the last winners to finish worse than fourth in their lead-up run were The Mission (Sires’ Produce 6th in 2017) and Seabrook (Sires’ Produce 9th in 2018).

Recently, Captivant improved on a lead-up third in the Inglis’ Sires to win the Champagne Stakes and hand co-trainer Peter Snowden a fifth win in the event in 2021 before Anthony Cummings’ Sires runner-up She’s Extreme turned the tables on Fireburn to win the 2022 Champagne.

Last start winners dominate the Champagne Stakes odds each year and of the winners from 2012 – 2023 seven favourites saluted for the punters, most recently King’s Legacy ($2.70 in 2020) and Militarize ($2.05 in 2023).

2023 Champagne Stakes winner Militarize

2023 Champagne Stakes winner Militarize easily accounted for his rivals stepping-up to a mile for the first time. Photo: Steve Hart.

Champagne Stakes Field

The largest Champagne Stakes race field in the past 30 years was 15 runners in 2010 when Skilled won for trainer Peter Snowden.

The race has run with under 10 starters many times over the past three decades with the smallest line-up being just four starts when Dance Hero won in 2004. The season’s best two-year-old milers make up the Champagne Stakes field and favourites have a gun record in the race.

The Champagne Stakes nominations are taken on the Monday before the race with the final field of acceptances plus the Champagne Stakes barrier draw out on the Wednesday before All Aged Stakes Day.

Champagne Stakes betting favoured the 2016 winner Prized Icon

Prized Icon (2016) saluted for the punters in the Randwick Group 1 race. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

2024 Champagne Stakes Field

The ATC Champagne Stakes 2024 field and barrier draw will be released on the Wednesday leading-up to All Aged Stakes Day and announced below.

2024 Champagne Stakes Nominations

The early ATC Champagne Stakes 2024 nominations are released on the Monday leading-up to All Aged Stakes Day and will be published below.

Inglis Sires’ winning filly Manaal heads the 2024 Champagne Stakes nominations for this weekend at Randwick.

Nominations extended until 11:00am (AEST) – 16/04/2024 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 4331 BROADSIDING C 2 James Cummings 1 56.5kg
2 1×2151 MANAAL F 2 Michael Freedman 2 54.5kg
3 3×1205 PROST C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 3 56.5kg
4 13227 ANODE C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 4 56.5kg
5 11 LINEBACKER (NZ) C 2 John O’Shea 5 56.5kg
6 4×2616 FEARLESS C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 6 56.5kg
7 2701 IN HER EYES F 2 Leon & Troy Corstens 7 54.5kg
8 489 TENBURY WELLS C 2 Brad Widdup 8 56.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Champagne Stakes Tips

Champagne Stakes tips favour the Inglis Sires’ Produce graduates as this lead-up race has produced more winners of the mile event than any other event.

The only other races to produce more than one Champagne Stakes champion in the past 30 years are the Magic Night Stakes run at Rosehill in March and the Fernhill Handicap a week out from the Group 1.

Fillies often dominate Champagne Stakes tips as all three winners from 2013 – 15 were female gallopers with Guelph (2013), Go Indy Go (2013) and Pasadena Girl (2015). Go Indy Go ($7) was the only non-favourite in Champagne Stakes betting of those to score an upset. The fillies were again on top in 2018 when Seabrook saluted, while in 2022 the fillies ran the quinella with She’s Extreme narrowly defeating the beaten favourite Fireburn.

2024 Champagne Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ best Champagne Stakes 2024 bets and betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race outlining the two-year-olds to back and sack in the last Group 1 mile race in Sydney for the autumn.

  • To Win: TBD

Champagne Stakes Form Guide

The Champagne Stakes form guide reveals all the crucial information including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form of the runners in the field. Looking for two-year-olds coming off a top two run in the Inglis’ Sires is crucial when doing the Champagne Stakes form.

Peter Snowden is the dominate Champagne Stakes winning trainer in recent years with five winners from 2010 – 2023, most recently Guelph (2013) and King’s Legacy (2020) who both came off a lead-up win in the Inglis Sires’; followed by Captivant (2021).

Gai Waterhouse co-holds the overall record with five winners since 2000 most recently star colt Pierro (2012).

The most successful Champagne Stakes barrier since 1983 producing the most winners is gate six. Barrier six produced five of the 11 Champagne Stakes winners from 2011 – 2023 most recently She’s Extreme (2022) and Militarize (2023).

She’s Extreme franked the Champagne Stakes 2022 form making a stunning spring return finishing runner-up in the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m), third in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) and then winning the Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) over the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The 2023 Champagne Stakes form was franked with the winner Militarize returning that September to win the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m).

Champagne Stakes Form Facts

  • The Mission (2017) was the first Champagne Stakes winner since Mentality (2006) to run worse than fourth in their lead-up run followed by Seabrook (2018) the following year.
  • Fillies dominated the Champagne Stakes results from 2013 – 2016 with three of the four wins in that time; Seabrook (2018) became the fourth filly in five years to win and She’s Extreme (2022) was the last filly to take out the race.
  • Favourites in Champagne Stakes betting have an excellent recent record with seven from 2011 – 2023.
  • Only one horse came off a run outside of Sydney to win the Champagne Stakes since 1983 – Go Indy Go (SA Sires’ Produce win in 2014).
  • Barrier six produced seven of the Champagne Stakes winners from 2011 – 2023.

2024 Champagne Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Champagne Stakes 2024 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Champagne Stakes Results

Champagne Stakes race results have been dominated by favourites in the past half a decade.

There has been only two double figure winners since 1997 with Carry On Cutie ($26 in 2005) and Onemorenomore ($12 in 2009).

Notable recent Champagne Stakes winners include Pierro (2012), Helmet (2011), and Dance Hero (2004).

She’s Extreme (2022) was the last Champagne Stakes winning filly.

Champagne Stakes Winners

Past Champagne Stakes winners and place-getters going back to 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2024 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2023 Militarize Bases Loaded Townsend 1:39.8
2022 She’s Extreme Fireburn Williamsburg 1:41.2
2021 Captivant Hilal Converge 1:34.3
2019 Castelvecchio Loving Gaby Lady Lupino 1:33.3
2018 Seabrook Bondi El Dorado Dreaming 1:34.4
2017 The Mission Invader Whispered Secret 1:41.0
2016 Prized Icon Chimboraa Divine Prophet 1:36.8
2015 Pasadena Girl Street Rapper Tarquin 1:38.0
2014 Go Indy Go Zululand Kumaon 1:40.2
2013 Guelph Fuerza Equator 1:36.2
2012 Pierro Dear Demi Tatra 1:35.0
2011 Helmet Pane In The Glass Fast And Sexy 1:40.3
2010 Skilled Sasa Divorces 1:36.3
2009 Onemorenomore Tickets Manhattan Rain 1:39.4
2008 Samantha Miss Sebring Glowlamp 1:38.2
2007 Meurice Solo Flyer Camarilla 1:37.6
2006 Mentality Miss Finland Gallant Tess 1:35.0
2005 Carry On Cutie Fashions Afield Media 1:36.2
2004 Dance Hero Wager Savabeel 1:34.7
2003 Hasna Aim For Gold Bushland 1:36.9
2002 Victory Vein Half Hennessy Choisir 1:37.9
2001 Viscount Ustinov Miss Bussell 1:37.4
2000 Assertive Lad Clonmel Re Rinka 1:40.0