Looking for early info on this year’s Champagne Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know on the race.
The Group 1 Champagne Stakes is a 1600m set weights race for two-year-old mile types contested at Royal Randwick in mid-late April each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
The event is one of two final elite level features of the carnival run alongside the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) for TJ Smith Stakes graduates and is held on the Saturday following the coveted ‘The Championships’ race days.
The Group 1 Inglis’ Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) held at the track a fortnight earlier is considered a key lead-up into the Champagne Stakes with King’s Legacy (2020) the last youngster to do the double.
The Champagne Stakes is also considered the final leg of the coveted Juvenile Triple Crown following on from the Golden Slipper and Inglis’ Sires. Six two-year-olds have won the Autumn 2YO Triple Crown: Baguette (1970), Luskin Star (1977), Tierce (1991), Burst (1992), Dance Hero (2004) and most recently Pierro (2012).
In 2022 the Golden Slipper – ATC Sires’ winning filly Fireburn was narrowly beaten in the final leg and denied the Triple Crown by the barest of margins.
A time-honoured classic having been run and won since 1861, the Champagne Stakes has been won by plenty of nice types during their juvenile racing season including Vain (1969) who won the race by a record 10 lengths in 1:09.40 when it was a 1200m event and the current 1600m race record (1:34.47) holder Seabrook (2018).
champagne Stakes 2022 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, April 16, 2022
- Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Race Distance: 1,600 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set Weights
- Qualification: Two-year-olds
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 1
- Operator: Australian Turf Club
- Prize Purse: $500,000
- Inaugural Race: 1861
- 2022 Champagne Stakes Winner: She’s Extreme
champagne Stakes 2022 RESULTS
The official 2022 Champagne Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday April 16, 2022.
- #6 She’s Extreme
- #5 Fireburn
- #2 Williamsburg
The 2022 Champagne Stakes winner She’s Extreme turned the tables on the Golden Slipper – Inglis Sires’ winning filly Fireburn in a narrow upset.
Champagne Stakes Betting 2022
There are many different ways to bet on the Champagne Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Champagne Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Champagne Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Champagne Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Champagne Stakes, 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 Stakes, 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 Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Champagne Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Champagne Stakes 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 Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Champagne Stakes in 2022
- Login at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- 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 Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
champagne stakes 2022 Odds
Early market betting odds on the 2022 champagne stakes 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 stakes Stakes?
The best way to pick which two-year-old will win the Champagne Stakes in 2022 is to take into account the earlier Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry and look for the proven young milers in the mix.
Additional factors to consider when picking the Champagne Stakes winner include:
- Top 4 Lead-Up: Since 2006 just two Champagne Stakes winners have run worse than fourth in their final lead-up run.
- Filly Factor: The fillies have a strong recent record over the boys in the past decade. She’s Extreme (2022) was the last Champagne Stakes winning filly.
- Snowden Stable: Co-trainer Peter Snowden prepared his fifth Champagne Stakes winner in 2021 with Captivant.
Champagne Stakes Favourites 2022
Early favourites in 2022 Champagne Stakes betting include undefeated Group 2 VRC Sires’ winner Let’srollthedice and the consistent Team Hawkes-trained Magic.
From 2012 – 2022 there have been six Champagne Stakes favourites to salute for the punters, most recently King’s Legacy ($2.70 in 2020).
Champagne stakes 2022 Field
The official 2022 Champagne Stakes field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.
Champagne Stakes 2022 Tips
Best Bet: TBD
Best Roughie: TBD
Our insider 2022 Champagne Stakes tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.
Champagne Stakes Race Day 2022
The 2022 Champagne Stakes takes place at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 16th of April, 2022 following Sydney’s two ‘The Championships’ race days.
There are two Group 1 races in total held that day at the track with the Champagne Stakes run alongside the Group 1 $600,000 All Aged Stakes (1600m). The other key support acts on the card include the:
- Group 3 $160,000 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m);
- Group 3 $160,000 JRA Plate (2000m);
- Group 3 $160,000 Frank Packer Plate (2000m); and the
- Group 3 $160,000 James HB Carr Stakes (1400m).
Champagne Stakes Barrier Draw 2022
The 2022 Champagne Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Champagne Stakes Field section.
Champagne Stakes Nominations 2022
Nominations close at 11:00 AM on Monday the 11th of April, 2022.
Champagne Stakes Weights 2022
The Champagne Stakes is a set weights event. Colts and geldings carry 56.5kg and fillies 54.5kg. Weights must be declared by 4:00pm (AEST) on Tuesday the 12th of April, 2022 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Champagne Stakes Field section.
Champagne Stakes Acceptances 2022
Acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday the 13th of of April, 2022 and will be published in our above Champagne Stakes Field section.
Champagne Stakes Jockeys 2022
The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday the 13th of April, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Champagne Stakes Field section.
Champagne Stakes Scratchings 2022
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday the 16th of April, 2022.
Champagne Stakes Prize Money 2022
The Champagne Stakes prize purse is worth $500,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.
champagne Stakes Race Number 2022
The 2022 Champagne Stakes race number is TBC for Saturday the 16th of April, 2022. There are ten races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse.
Champagne Stakes Form Guide 2022
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Champagne Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2022 CHAMPAGNE STAKES FORM GUIDE
champagne Stakes Live 2022
You can watch or listen to the 2022 Champagne Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Streaming: Racing NSW
Champagne Stakes Winners
Winners of the Champagne Stakes going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. View a complete list of past Champagne Stakes winners dating back to 1930 by clicking here.
|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|
|2011||Helmet||Pane In The Glass||Fast And Sexy||1:40.3|
|2006||Mentality||Miss Finland||Gallant Tess||1:35.0|
|2005||Carry On Cutie||Fashions Afield||Media||1:36.2|
|2003||Hasna||Aim For Gold||Bushland||1:36.9|
|2002||Victory Vein||Half Hennessy||Choisir||1:37.9|
|2000||Assertive Lad||Clonmel||Re Rinka||1:40.0|