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. 

  1. #2 Profondo
  2. #11 Never Been Kissed
  3. #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

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 2021

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  1. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  2. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  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.

Spring Champion Stakes 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Spring Champion 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 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: 

The other feature race on the card is the $500,000 The Silver Eagle (1300m) for four-year-olds heading towards the $7.5 million The Golden Eagle.

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
2 38x10x5213 COASTWATCH G 3 Chris Waller 2 56.5kg 92
3 5x10x6521 HEAD OF STATE C 3 Chris Waller 3 56.5kg 77
4 143×131 BULLOO F 3 Stuart Kendrick 4 54.5kg 70
5 8628×71655 CHILL F 3 Anthony Cummings 5 54.5kg 74
6 5x025x154 ALEGRON G 3 James Cummings 6 56.5kg 66
7 12 PROFONDO C 3 Richard Litt 7 56.5kg 75
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
11 82×414 CLYDE G 3 Gary Portelli 11 56.5kg 58
12 13 BENAUD C 3 John O’Shea 12 56.5kg 66
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.

Place Prize Money
1st $580,000
2nd $190,000
3rd $98,000
4th $44,000
5th $22,000
6th $10,000
7th $10,000
8th $10,000
8th $8,000
8th $8,000

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.

Year Winner Jockey Weight (kg) Time
2021 Profondo R. Dolan 56.5 2:01.75
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