Champagne Stakes Betting

The Group One Champagne Stakes is run at set weights over the famous Royal Randwick mile and, preceded by the Golden Slipper and Sires’ Produce, is the last leg of the two-year-old Triple Crown.

Held annually by the Australian Turf Club, the 1600 metre juvenile affair is worth $500,000 with first place awarded $287,000, second place $94,000, third place $49,500 and continues to pay out to tenth (10th) place.

Dating back to 1864, when first run over eight furlongs (approximately 1600 metres), the elite affair has been run over varying distances but has always held top billing and has always been named the ‘Champagne Stakes’.

Baguette (1970), Luskin Star (1977), Tierce (1991), Burst (1992), Dance Hero (2004) and Pierro (2012) are feature winners of not only the Champagne but also the Australian two-year-old Triple Crown.

1933 Melbourne Cup winner Hall Mark won the Champagne earlier that year before phenomenon Ajax made the then six-furlong race one of his 33 Principal Stakes wins, in 1937. Other greats including Todman, Sky High, Vain, Red Anchor, Triscay, Intergaze and Encounter boast their names on the highly esteemed honour roll.

Noted trainer of juveniles Gai Waterhouse has claimed the race on five occasions with Assertive Lad, Hasna, Dance Hero, Meurice and Pierro. While, megastar Kiwi hoop Raymond Shane Dye won the race six times with his last success in the race coming aboard Waterhouse’s first, Assertive Lad.

Key Champagne Stakes Race Information


April 18, 2020


Royal Randwick Racecourse


Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival




2YO – Set Weights


Group 1

2019 WINNER:



Total stakes: $500,000 (AUD)

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2019 Champagne Stakes Result & Race Replay

Past Champagne Stakes Results

Year Winner Jockey Weight (kg) Trainer Price
2019 Castelvecchio J Parr 52 R Litt $2.90
2018 Seabrook D Oliver 54.5 M Price $9.00
2017 The Mission D Lane 56.5 Paul Perry $9.00
2016 Prized Icon G Schofield 56.5 J Cummings $4.00
2015 Pasadena Girl H Bowman 54.5 P Moody $2.80
2014 Go Indy Go C Schofield 54.5 L MacDonald & A Gluyas $7.00
2013 Guelph K McEvoy 54.5 P Snowden $2.50
2012 Pierro N Rawiller 56.5 G Waterhouse $1.20
2011 Helmet K McEvoy 56.5 P Snowden $5.50
2010 Skilled J Parr 56.5 P Snowden $10.00
2009 Onemorenomore P Robl 56.5 J Coyle $12.00
2007 Meurice N Rawiller 56.5 G Waterhouse -
2006 Mentality D Beadman 56.5 J Hawkes -
2005 Carry On Cutie L Beasley 54.5 G Rogerson -
2004 Dance Hero C Munce 56.5 G Waterhouse -
2003 Hasna L Beasley 55 G Waterhouse -
2002 Victory Vein D  Beasley 54 B Murray -
2001 Viscount R M Quinn 55.5 J Hawkes -
2000 Assertive Lad R S Dye 55.5 G Waterhouse -
1999 Quick Star D Oliver 55.5 G Frazer -
1998 Dracula L Cassidy 55.5 J Hawkes -
1997 Encounter R S Dye 55.5 C Conners -
1996 Intergaze G Boss 55.5 R Craig -
1995 Isolda R S Dye 54 G Rogerson -
1994 Euphoria G Duffy 54 C Conners -
1993 March Hare S Dye 55.5 J Morish -
1992 Burst S Dye 54 C Conners -
1991 Tierce S Dye 55.5 C Conners -
1990 Triscay M Dittman 54 J Denham -
1989 Select Prince W Harris 55.5 F Cleary -
1988 Full And By J Marshall 55.5 B Cummings -
1987 Sky Chase J Marshall 55.5 B Cummings -
1986 Bounding Away M Dittman 54 T Smith -
1985 True Version W Harris 55.5 A Armanasco -
1984 Red Anchor B Compton 55.5 T Smith -
1983 Lady Eclipse N Voigt 54 R Craig -

Frequently Asked Questions about the Champagne Stakes

When is the 2019 Champagne Stakes? On the last day of the Australian Turf Club’s Sydney Autumn Carnival, April 20.

How long is the Champagne Stakes? Although the distance of the Champagne Stakes has mixed since its inception back in 1864, in modern times, the race is run over 1600 metres.

Where is the 2019 Champagne Stakes? Royal Randwick is almost exclusively and traditionally the venue for the Champagne Stakes.

Who won 2018 Champagne Stakes? Mick Price and Damien Oliver combined to win the 2018 running of the Champagne Stakes with Seabrook.

Who won 2017 Champagne Stakes? Damian Lane steered Paul Perry-trained colt The Mission to victory in the 2017 edition, making him a very valuable stallion proposition.

What is the prize money for the Champagne Stakes? The entire purse holds $500,000 with the winner staking claim to $287,000 of it.


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