Looking for early info on this year’s Champagne Classic – now known as the Spirit Of Boom Classic – in Brisbane? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,200 metres, this is a Group 2 race taking place at Doomben Racecourse in early May as the key support act on Doomben 10,000 Day. The set weights sprint offers $250,000 in prize money and is open only to two-year-old runners.
In 2020 the Champagne Classic took place at Eagle Farm Racecourse offering a reduced $175,000 in prize money and ran on same card as the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) due to the COVID-10 pandemic.
This race serves as a good guide to the upcoming Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) held at Eagle Farm over the mile and Rothfire (2020) was the last horse to do the double.
From 1982 to 1986, the race was run as a Listed Race. From 1987, it was held as a Group 3 race, before being upgraded to Group 2 in 2006.
In 2021 the event was renamed the Spirit Of Boom Classic to honour the 2014 Doomben 10,000 winner Spirit Of Boom and was won by one of his progeny, Prince Of Boom.
Champagne Classic 2021 – Quick Information
- Current Name: Spirit Of Boom Classic
- Race Day: Saturday, May 15, 2021
- Track Location: Doomben Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Race Distance: 1,200 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights
- Qualification: Two year olds
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 2
- Operator: Brisbane Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $250,000
- Inaugural Race: 1982
- 2021 Champagne Classic Winner: Prince Of Boom
champagne classic 2021 RESULTS
The official 2021 Champagne Classic results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday May 15, 2021.
- #7 Prince Of Boom
- #13 Invinsible Tears
- #12 Berdini’s Girl
A son of the race’s now namesake, Prince Of Boom ($4.40F), took out the 2021 Spirit Of Boom Classic results handing trainer Rob Heathcote with back-to-back victories in the event following his 2020 win with subsequent JJ Atkins hero Rothfire.
Champagne Classic Betting 2021
There are many different ways to bet on the Champagne Classic, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Champagne Classic|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Champagne Classic.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Champagne Classic. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Champagne Classic, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Champagne Classic, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Champagne Classic to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Champagne Classic to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Champagne Classic to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Champagne Classic, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Champagne Classic
- Login at neds.com.au
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Champagne Classic Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Champagne Classic 2021 ODDS
Early market betting odds on the 2021 Champagne Classic will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.
Which Horse Will Win The Champagne Classic
The best way to pick who will win the Champagne Classic is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- Sydney Raiders: Sydney-trained horses have a strong recent record over the past decade in the Champagne Classic.
- Boys’ Club: The colts and geldings have dominated the Champagne Classic results with few fillies able to beat home the boys in the past 20 years.
Champagne Classic Favourites 2021
Early favourites 2021 Champagne Classic betting include Group 1 performed colt Tiger Of Malay and Chris Waller’s returning Flying Artie colt Giannis.
Rothfire ($2.40 in 2020) followed by the fellow Robert Heathcote-trained Prince Of Boom ($4.40 in 2021) are the latest Champagne Classic favourites to salute for the punters.
Champagne Classic field 2021
The field limit is 16 + 5 EM nominations. The Champagne Classic 2021 field of final acceptances will be released on the Wednesday before the race and published below.
The 2021 Champagne Classic (Spirit Of Boom Classic) final field features 13 two-year-olds including Prince Of Boom – a son of the race’s now namesake Spirit Of Boom – coming off a five length win on debut from May 8 at the Sunshine Coast.
- Scratchings Update: #1 Kalashnikov (10) has been withdrawn from the Spirit Of Boom Classic 2021 field, the Golden Slipper graduate to be saved for a later first-up assignment.
Champagne Classic tips 2021
Favourite: #4 Giannis ($4.60 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #7 Prince Of Boom ($4.80 at time of publish)
Best Roughie: #9 Menazzi ($126 at time of publish)
Our insider 2021 Champagne Classic tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.
Champagne Classic Race Day 2021
The Champagne Classic runs at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday the 15th of May, 2021 as part of Doomben 10,000 Day.
The feature races on the card include the:
- Group 1 $1 million Doomben 10,000 (1200m)
- Group 3 $250,000 Rough Habit Plate (2000m); and the
- Group 3 $150,000 JRA Chairman’s Trophy (2000m).
Champagne Classic Barrier Draw 2021
The 2021 Champagne Classic barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Champagne Classic Field section.
Champagne Classic Nominations 2021
Nominations close at 11 AM on Monday, the 10th of May, 2021.
The 2021 Champagne Classic nominations feature just 15 two-year-old hopefuls led in pre-field betting by promising Extreme Choice colt Tiger Of Malay.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||12×4||BERDINI’S GIRL||F||2||Chris Munce|
|2||25×2||FRONTMAN||C||2||Anthony & Sam Freedman|
|4||42×2||INVINSIBLE TEARS||F||2||Gillian Heinrich|
|5||57×0110||KALASHNIKOV||C||2||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|6||1||KING KAPA||C||2||Toby & Trent Edmonds|
|9||1139×1||MISS HIPSTAR||F||2||Kelly Schweida|
|10||1||PRINCE OF BOOM||G||2||Robert Heathcote|
|12||11||SEE YOU IN SPRING||F||2||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|13||217||THE STIFMEISTER||G||2||Stuart Kendrick|
|14||21||TIGER HEART||G||2||Tony Gollan|
|15||1×527||TIGER OF MALAY||C||2||Richard & Michael Freedman|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Champagne Classic Weights 2021
Set weights apply to this race. Colts and geldings run at 57 kilograms, fillies at 55 kilograms. Weights on the final acceptances will be published in our above Champagne Classic Field section.
Champagne Classic Acceptances 2021
Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 12th of May, 2021 and will be published in our above Champagne Classic Field section.
Champagne Classic Jockeys 2021
The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 12th of May, 2021 with jockeys to be published in our above Champagne Classic Field section.
Champagne Classic Scratchings 2021
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 15th of May, 2021.
2021 Champagne Classic Scratchings:
- #1 Kalashnikov (10)
Champagne Classic Prize Money 2021
The Champagne Classic prize purse is worth $250,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.
Champagne Classic Race Number 2021
The 2021 Champagne Classic is set to run as Doomben Race 5 at 2:02pm (AEST) on Saturday the 15th of May, 2021. There are nine races that day in total held at Doomben Racecourse.
Champagne Classic Form Guide 2021
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for the 2021 Champagne Classic has been released.
Champagne Classic Live
You can watch or listen to the 2021 Champagne Classic live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Free to air television: Channel 7
Champagne Classic Winners
Winners of the Champagne Classic going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below.
|2021||Prince Of Boom||Robert Heathcote||Ben Thompson||57 kgs||1:11.54|
|2020||Rothfire||Robert Heathcote||Jim Byrne||57 kgs||1:10.40|
|2019||Dubious||Ciaron Maher & david Eustace||James McDonald||57 kgs||1:10.14|
|2018||Zousain||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||57 kgs||1:10.80|
|2017||Tangled||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||57 kgs||1:11.87|
|2016||Winning Rupert||Bjorn Baker||Jeff Lloyd||57 kgs||1:09.56|
|2015||Blueberry Hill||Liam Birchley||Larry Cassidy||55 kgs||1:09.90|
|2014||Brazen Beau||Chris Waller||Nash Rawiller||57 kgs||1:09.76|
|2013||Vo Heart||Darryl Hansen||Eddie Wilkinson||57 kgs||1:12.15|
|2012||Sizzling||Kelso Wood||Chris Munce||57 kgs||1:09.96|
|2011||Free Wheeling||Peter Snowden||Hugh Bowman||56 kgs||1:10.50|
|2010||Pressday||Chris Waller||Nash Rawiller||56 kgs||1:09.96|
|2009||Funtantes||Robert Heathcote||Larry Cassidy||54 kgs||1:09.71|
|2008||Court||Clarry Conners||Jim Byrne||54 kgs||1:10.88|
|2007||Keiki||Gai Waterhouse||Damien Oliver||54 kgs||1:10.20|
|2006||Gold Edition||Ron Maund||Glenn Lynch||52.5 kgs||1:09.36|
|2005||Virage De Fortune||Bruce McLachlan||Jim Byrne||52.5 kgs||1:10.31|
|2004||Golden Fox||Trevor Whittington||Scott Seamer||55.5 kgs||1:10.31|
|2003||Shamekha||Gai Waterhouse||Jim Cassidy||52.5 kgs||1:09.86|
|2002||Lovely Jubly||David Throsby||Brett Prebble||52.5 kgs||1:10.52|
|2001||Dolce Veloce||Clarry Conners||Larry Cassidy||52.5 kgs||1:09.87|
|2000||Chenar||Robert Heathcote||Scott Seamer||52.5 kgs||1:13.43|