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.

Spring Champion Stakes 2020 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 10th, 2020 
  • 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
  • 2020 Spring Champion Stakes Winner: Montefilia

spring champion Stakes 2020 RESULTS

The official 2020 Spring Champion Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 10, 2020.

  1. #13 Montefilia
  2. #6 Lion’s Roar
  3. #5 Bucharest

Montefilia ($2.70) made history in the 2020 Spring Champion Stakes results, the David Payne-trained filly backing-up off her Group 1 Flight Stakes win the Saturday prior to be the first to do the double.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 13 MONTEFILIA David Payne Jason Collett 1 54.5kg $2.70F
2 6 LION’S ROAR (NZ) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 0.8L 7 56.5kg $18
3 5 BUCHAREST Chris Waller James McDonald 4.6L 3 56.5kg $21
4 3 LOVE TAP Richard & Michael Freedman Nash Rawiller 5.1L 12 56.5kg $4.80
5 15e FAVREAU (NZ) John Sargent Sam Clipperton 5.6L 10 56.5kg $21
6 14 MIRAVALLE Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 5.8L 11 54.5kg $26
7 1 CHERRY TORTONI Patrick Payne Ryan Maloney 6.3L 4 56.5kg $4.60
8 7 ACHIEVER Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 8.3L 9 56.5kg $101
9 11 SOCRATES (NZ) John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 10.3L 5 56.5kg $16
10 10 WERTHEIMER (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Tommy Berry 15.1L 8 56.5kg $26
11 4 STREET DANCER Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 18.6L 13 56.5kg $61
12 12 GORSHIN Anthony Cummings Ms Louise Day (a) 29.6L 6 56.5kg $301
F 9 CHOIR James Cummings Ms Rachel King 2 56.5kg $31
SCRATCHED 8 ALBARADO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Tim Clark 0
SCRATCHED 2 GLOBAL QUEST Chris Waller Glen Boss 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Spring Champion Stakes 2020 Betting

New Ways to Bet at neds

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 2020

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  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

2020 Spring Champion Stakes Field (Horses)

The official Spring Champion Stakes 2020 final field is released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2020 Spring Champion Stakes field features a full line-up including the Flight Stakes winning filly Montefilia drawn the inside alley and the undefeated Love Tap with work to do from a wide gate.

  • Scratched: #2 Global Quest (9) for Chris Waller has been scratched in favour of a Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes run earlier in the day; #8 Albarado (11)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 111×32 CHERRY TORTONI Patrick Payne Ryan Maloney 4 56.5kg 83
2 1x224x28 GLOBAL QUEST Chris Waller Glen Boss 9 56.5kg 82
3 1111 LOVE TAP Richard & Michael Freedman Nash Rawiller 14 56.5kg 76
4 92×7712 STREET DANCER Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 15 56.5kg 70
5 1173 BUCHAREST Chris Waller James McDonald 3 56.5kg 69
6 1×211 LION’S ROAR (NZ) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 7 56.5kg 69
7 24431×826 ACHIEVER Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 10 56.5kg 67
8 12×383 ALBARADO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Tim Clark 11 56.5kg 67
9 34413 CHOIR James Cummings Ms Rachel King 2 56.5kg 62
10 6×176 WERTHEIMER (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Tommy Berry 8 56.5kg 62
11 461 SOCRATES (NZ) John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 5 56.5kg 60
12 64946×692 GORSHIN Anthony Cummings Ms Louise Day (a) 6 56.5kg
13 14×3141 MONTEFILIA David Payne Jason Collett 1 54.5kg 98
14 0x176 MIRAVALLE Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 13 54.5kg 64
15e 8×734 FAVREAU (NZ) John Sargent Sam Clipperton 12 56.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Spring Champion Stakes 2020 Odds

Early market odds on the Spring Champion Stakes will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds,  you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of Spring Champion Stakes here once betting opens. 

Spring Champion Stakes 2020 Tips

Favourite: #13 Montefilia ($3.20 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #1 Cherry Tortoni ($6 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #4 Street Dance ($31 at time of publish)

Check in here the week of the race for our exclusive 2020 Spring Champion Stakes tips and betting selections, with a full tipping preview also available on the Neds Blog.

Spring Champion Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 10th of October, 2020. Spring Champion Stakes Day 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)
  • Group 3 Angst Stakes (1600m)

Spring Champion Stakes 2020 Nominations

Closing time for nominations is 11 AM on Monday the 5th of October, 2020.

The 2020 Spring Champion Stakes nominations attracted 19 three-year-old staying types including the undefeated Gloaming Stakes winner Love Tap chasing a fifth career win and David Payne’s upset Group 1 Flight Stakes winning filly from last weekend Montefilia.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 24431×826 ACHIEVER C 3 Chris Waller 67
2 12×383 ALBARADO (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
3 7317 BOB C 3 Mark Newnham 59
4 1173 BUCHAREST C 3 Chris Waller 69
5 111×32 CHERRY TORTONI G 3 Patrick Payne
6 34413 CHOIR C 3 James Cummings
7 4525 DALGARNO (NZ) C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
8 23 DEEPSTRIKE (NZ) C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
9 8×734 FAVREAU (NZ) G 3 John Sargent
10 1x224x28 GLOBAL QUEST C 3 Chris Waller 82
11 64946×692 GORSHIN C 3 Anthony Cummings
12 1×211 LION’S ROAR (NZ) G 3 John O’Shea 69
13 1111 LOVE TAP G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 76
14 0x176 MIRAVALLE F 3 Mark Newnham
15 14×3141 MONTEFILIA F 3 David Payne
16 76×52 REAL PEACE C 3 Clarry Conners
17 461 SOCRATES (NZ) C 3 John O’Shea 60
18 92×7712 STREET DANCER C 3 Anthony Cummings 70
19 6×176 WERTHEIMER (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Spring Champion Stakes 2020 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 6th of October, 2020. The official Spring Champion Stakes 2020 weights on the final runners will be published in our above Spring Champion Stakes Field section. 

Spring Champion Stakes  2020 Acceptances

Acceptances will be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday, the 7th of October, 2020. The official 2020 Spring Champion Stakes acceptances will be published in our above Spring Champion Stakes Field section. 

Spring Champion Stakes 2020 Riders

Riders must be announced by 12 PM on Wednesday  the 7th of October, 2020. The official 2020 Spring Champion Stakes jockeys will be published in our above Spring Champion Stakes Field section

Spring Champion Stakes Scratchings

Final scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 10th of October, 2020.

2020 Spring Champion Stakes Scratching: 

  • #2 Global Quest (9)
  • #8 Albarado (11)

Spring Champion Stakes Race Number

Spring Champion Stakes is set to run as Randwick Race 7 at 4:50pm (AEDT) on Saturday October 10, 2020 at Royal Randwick. There are nine races in total that day at Royal Randwick.

Spring Champion Stakes 2020 Form Guide

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 2020’s Spring Champion Stakes has been released.

Spring Champion Stakes Winners (Past Results)

Year Winner Jockey Weight (kg) Time
2020 Montefilia J. Colette 54.5 2:01.47
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
2015 Vanbrugh G. Schofield 56.5 2:02.85
2014 Hampton Court J. Parr 56.5 2:00.19
2013 Complacent C. Reith 56.5 2:03.34
2012 It’s A Dundeel J. B McDonald 56.5 2:02.63
2011 Doctor Doom R. Quinn 56.5 2:05.88
2010 Erewhon H. Bowman 56.5 2:02.95
2009 Monaco Consul J. Ford 56.5 2:09.93
2008 Sousa C. Brown 56.5 2:06.28
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Teranaba L. Cassidy 56.5 2:04.49
2005 Hotel Grand J. Ford 56.5 2:04.84
2004 Savabeel C. Munce 56.5 2:07.20
2003 Niello C. Brown 56.5 2:03.38
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
1999 Fairway B. York 55.5 2:02.25
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
1994 Danewin C.J. Tse 55.5 2:04.26
1993 Fraternity B. York 55.5 2:05.10
1992 Coronation Day J. Cassidy 55.5 2:02.50
1991 Kinjite A. Cowie 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
1988 Sakana K. Russell 55.5 2:03.90
1987 Beau Zam J. Marshall 55.5 2:02.40
1986 Imprimatur M. Johnston 55.5 2:05.60
1985 Easter R. Quinton 55.5 2:05.50
1984 Luck’s A Lottery N. Barker 55.5 2:05.40
1983 Sir Dapper R. Quinton 55.5 2:13.10
1982 Veloso R. Quinton 55.5 2:04.00
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 Lefroy B. Andrews 54 2:07.40
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
1974 Asgard P. Cook 54 2:07.90
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
2017 Ace High T. Angland 56.5 2:03.94
2016 Yankee Rose D. Yendall 54.5 2:02.43
2015 Vanbrugh G. Schofield 56.5 2:02.85
2014 Hampton Court J. Parr 56.5 2:00.19
2013 Complacent C. Reith 56.5 2:03.34
2012 It’s A Dundeel J. B McDonald 56.5 2:02.63
2011 Doctor Doom R. Quinn 56.5 2:05.88
2010 Erewhon H. Bowman 56.5 2:02.95
2009 Monaco Consul J. Ford 56.5 2:09.93
2008 Sousa C. Brown 56.5 2:06.28
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Teranaba L. Cassidy 56.5 2:04.49
2005 Hotel Grand J. Ford 56.5 2:04.84
2004 Savabeel C. Munce 56.5 2:07.20
2003 Niello C. Brown 56.5 2:03.38
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
1999 Fairway B. York 55.5 2:02.25
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
1994 Danewin C.J. Tse 55.5 2:04.26
1993 Fraternity B. York 55.5 2:05.10
1992 Coronation Day J. Cassidy 55.5 2:02.50
1991 Kinjite A. Cowie 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
1988 Sakana K. Russell 55.5 2:03.90
1987 Beau Zam J. Marshall 55.5 2:02.40
1986 Imprimatur M. Johnston 55.5 2:05.60
1985 Easter R. Quinton 55.5 2:05.50
1984 Luck’s A Lottery N. Barker 55.5 2:05.40
1983 Sir Dapper R. Quinton 55.5 2:13.10
1982 Veloso R. Quinton 55.5 2:04.00
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 Lefroy B. Andrews 54 2:07.40
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
1974 Asgard P. Cook 54 2:07.90
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