Spring Champion Stakes
Looking for info on this year’s Spring Champion Stakes? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know on the race.
Holding Group 1 status since 1979, the Spring Champion Stakes is a set weights race for three-year-olds conducted over 2000m at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse during the Spring Racing Carnival.
The Group 3 Gloaming Stakes (1800m) at Rosehill in September is an excellent lead-up into the Spring Champion Stakes with Shadow Hero (2019) the last to do the double.
This race can be a good lead in to the Victoria Derby in Melbourne during the iconic Melbourne Cup Carnival. Ace High (2017) was the last horse to complete the Spring Champion Stakes – Victoria Derby double.
Plenty of excellent champions of the turf have won the Spring Champion Stakes during their three-year-old seasons including Kingston Town (1979), Tie The Knot (1997), Savabeel (2004) and the filly Yankee Rose (2016).
In 2020 Montefilia made history as the first filly to complete the Flight Stakes – Spring Champion Stakes double. Montefilia also finished third in that year’s VRC Oaks trifecta and the following autumn’s Rosehill Guineas results.
Spring Champion Stakes 2021 – Fast Facts
- Race Day: Saturday, October 9th, 2021
- Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Race Distance: 2,000 metres
- Weight Class: Set weights (colts and geldings: 56.5 kg, fillies: 54.5 kg)
- Qualification: Three year olds
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 1
- Operator: Australian Turf Club
- Prize Purse: $1,000,000
- Inaugural Race: 1971
- 2021 Spring Champion Stakes Winner: Profondo
spring champion Stakes 2021 RESULTS
The official 2021 Spring Champion Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 9, 2021.
- #2 Profondo
- #11 Never Been Kissed
- #3 Alegron
The Richard Litt-trained Gloaming Stakes runner-up Profondo ($2.80F) went one better in the 2021 Spring Champion Stakes results saluting for the punters.
Spring Champion Stakes Betting 2021
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Spring Champion Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Spring Champion Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Spring Champion Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in Spring Champion 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 Spring Champion Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within Spring Champion Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within Spring Champion Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within Spring Champion 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 Spring Champion Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Spring Champion Stakes In 2021
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- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
WHICH HORSE WILL WIN THE spring champion STAKES
Which horse will win the 2021 Spring Champion Stakes comes down to a number of key form factors including the barriers, form over the 2000m distance, record the Sydney way of going and their previous Group 1 race experience.
When selecting the Spring Champion Stakes winner it is also important to consider:
- Gloaming Lead-Up: The Group 3 Gloaming Stakes has been the key recent lead-up race producing eight Spring Champion Stakes winners from 2010-21
- Boys’ Club: Just three fillies have beaten home the boys in the Spring Champion Stakes throughout history: Yankee Rose (2016), Maid Of Heaven (2018) and Montefilia (2020).
spring champion STAKES FAVOURITES 2021
The early favourites in Spring Champion Stakes betting for 2021 include the Chris Waller-trained Head Of State and Richard Litt’s lightly-raced Profondo who ran one-two in the Group 3 Gloaming Stakes last time out.
Since 2014 five Spring Champion Stakes favourites have saluted for the punters: Vanbrugh (2015), Ace High (2017), Shadow Hero (2019), Montefilia (2020) and Profondo (2021).
Spring Champion Stakes Field 2021
The official Spring Champion Stakes 2021 field of final acceptances is released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.
The 2021 Spring Champion Stakes final field features a quality line-up of three-year-olds including Chris Waller’s Gloaming Stakes winner Head Of State and last Saturday’s upset Flight Stakes winning filly over the mile Never Been Kissed.
- Scratched: #12 Chill (3)
Spring Champion Stakes 2021 Tips
Favourite: #2 Profondo ($3.30 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #1 Head Of State ($4.50 at time of publish)
Best Roughie: #6 Raging Bull ($51 at time of publish)
Check in here the week of the race for our exclusive 2021 Spring Champion Stakes tips and betting selections, with a full tipping preview also available on the Neds Blog.
Spring Champion Stakes Race Day 2021
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 9th of October, 2021. Spring Champion Stakes Day 2021 is also host to three other Group status support races with the running of the:
- Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m);
- Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m); and the
- Group 3 Angst Stakes (1600m).
spring champion STAKES 2021 BARRIER DRAW
The official 2021 Spring Champion Stakes barrier draw takes place the week of the race and will be published in our above Spring Champion Stakes Field section.
Spring Champion Stakes 2021 Nominations
Closing time for nominations is 11 AM on Monday the 4th of October, 2021.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||True Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||1191||NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ)||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||1||54.5kg||95|
|3||5x10x6521||HEAD OF STATE||C||3||Chris Waller||3||56.5kg||77|
|8||33×51||RAGING BULL||G||3||David Payne||8||56.5kg||62|
|9||108×760||DARK REBEL||C||3||Edward Cummings||9||56.5kg||64|
|10||160×5835||PATTON||C||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||10||56.5kg||61|
|13||706×1||HITOTSU||C||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||13||56.5kg||62|
|14||310||FRENCH EMPEROR||G||3||David Payne||14||56.5kg||62|
|15||19||INVERELL (NZ)||G||3||Clayton Douglas||15||56.5kg||61|
|16||7×819||SATIRICAL GLORY||G||3||John Sargent||16||56.5kg||56|
|17||292||MONEY FROM THE SKY||C||3||Mark Newnham||17||56.5kg||60|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Spring Champion Stakes 2021 Weights
The race is run with set weights. Colts and geldings at 56.5 kg, with fillies at at 54.5 kg. Final weights will be declared by 4 PM, Tuesday the 5th of October, 2021. The official Spring Champion Stakes 2021 weights on the final runners will be published in our above Spring Champion Stakes Field section.
Spring Champion Stakes 2021 Acceptances
Acceptances will be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday, the 6th of October, 2021. The official 2021 Spring Champion Stakes acceptances will be published in our above Spring Champion Stakes Field section.
Spring Champion Stakes jockeys 2021
Riders must be announced by 12 PM on Wednesday the 6th of October, 2021. The official 2021 Spring Champion Stakes jockeys will be published in our above Spring Champion Stakes Field section
Spring Champion Stakes Scratchings 2021
Final scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 9th of October, 2021.
2021 Spring Champion Stakes Scratchings:
- #12 Chill (3)
spring champion STAKES PRIZE MONEY 2021
The current Spring Champion Stakes prize money is set at a total of $1,000,000 with prize money paid from first to tenth.
Spring Champion Stakes Race Number 2021
The 2021 Spring Champion Stakes is set to run as Randwick Race 8 at 4:50pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 9th of October, 2021. There are ten races in total that day at Royal Randwick.
Spring Champion Stakes 2021 Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Spring Champion Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances.
Spring Champion Stakes Winners (Past Results)
Winners of the Spring Champion Stakes going back to 1971 are displayed in the table below.
|2019||Shadow Hero||J. Parr||56.5||2:00.79|
|2018||Maid Of Heaven||R. King||54.5||2:05.59|
|2017||Ace High||T. Angland||56.5||2:03.94|
|2016||Yankee Rose||D. Yendall||54.5||2:02.43|
|2014||Hampton Court||J. Parr||56.5||2:00.19|
|2012||It’s A Dundeel||J. B McDonald||56.5||2:02.63|
|2011||Doctor Doom||R. Quinn||56.5||2:05.88|
|2009||Monaco Consul||J. Ford||56.5||2:09.93|
|2007||Race Not Run||–||–||–|
|2005||Hotel Grand||J. Ford||56.5||2:04.84|
|2002||Platinum Scissors||J. Cassidy||56.5||2:04.28|
|2001||Viking Ruler||L. Beasley||55.5||1:49.50|
|2000||Universal Prince||J. Sheehan||55.5||2:05.10|
|1998||Dignity Dancer||C. Munce||55.5||2:00.43|
|1997||Tie The Knot||D. Beadman||55.5||2:05.40|
|1996||Magic Of Sydney||R.S. Dye||55.5||2:03.97|
|1995||Nothin’ Leica Dane||R.S. Dye||55.5||2:03.17|
|1992||Coronation Day||J. Cassidy||55.5||2:02.50|
|1990||St. Jude||B. York||55.5||2:04.70|
|1989||Sylish Century||C. Carmody||55.5||2:02.40|
|1987||Beau Zam||J. Marshall||55.5||2:02.40|
|1984||Luck’s A Lottery||N. Barker||55.5||2:05.40|
|1983||Sir Dapper||R. Quinton||55.5||2:13.10|
|1981||Best Western||L. Olsen||55.5||2:02.80|
|1980||Prince Majestic||D. Peake||55.5||2:03.70|
|1979||Kingston Town||M. Johnston||55.5||2:03.40|
|1978||Just A Steal||R. Thompson||55.5||2:08.80|
|1977||Sir Silver Lad||D. Wyatt||54||2:03.50|
|1976||Cheyne Walk||J. Letts||54||2:02.70|
|1975||Taras Bulba||P. Cook||54||2:04.50|
|1973||Gold Brick||R. Quinton||54||2:02.90|
|1972||Latin Knight||R. Selkrig||8 7||2:03.60|
|1971||Gay Icarus||R. Mallyon||8 7||2:04.00|