The Champagne Stakes is a Group 1 race, held for two-year-olds, at Royal Randwick Racecourse. The $600k mile feature is the third and final leg of the 2YO Triple Crown, preceded by the Group 1 Golden Slipper, and the Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes....
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|Date||Saturday, 15th April, 2023|
|Racecourse||Randwick Racecourse, NSW, Australia|
The Champagne Stakes is a Group 1 race which takes place each year in April. The race in 2023 will be held on Saturday 15th of April at Randwick Racecourse. Looking back to the race in 2022, it was won by She’s Extreme.
The Champagne Stakes forms the final leg of the Sydney 2YO Triple Crown, with the other two races being the Golden Slipper and the Sires Produce Stakes being run over 1200m and 1400m respectively, both a fortnight apart, whilst this race is run over the 1600m.
Whilst it is generally considered a testing trip for Autumn 2YO’s, six horses have completed the triple crown and it has also proven a great form indicator for the three year old classics the following season with the likes of Castelvecchio, Pierro, Samantha Miss, Viscount and the giant killer, Intergaze, all winning the race before going on to Group One success in their classic year.
The Champagne Stakes is an Australian Group 1 held at Randwick Racecourse, it is one of the major races in the Autumn Racing Carnival and the $500,000 prizemoney attached to it means the race attracts some of the best horses from across the country, and even internationally, to Sydney. It also captures the interest of many Australians who enjoy having a casual punt on the races. Our expert racing tipsters will put together a list of Champagne Stakes tips so you can bet with confidence.
Due to the fact that nominations are still not accepted for the Champagne Stakes in 2023, it is hard to provide any updates right now. However, as the Autumn Racing Carnival continues to heat up in Sydney, we will soon get more information about the type of the horses that are aiming for this race, and then we will be able to provide you with updates. If you are after Champagne Stakes horse tips, don’t stress, we will keep you updated with which horses are most likely to be running, so you always get the full picture.
Unfortunately there are no Australian bookmakers that are currently providing Champagne Stakes odds, but please make sure to check back regularly as we will provide them as soon as we can. When looking for Champagne Stakes tips, we have listed some key factors to success in the betting section, which you can find below!
We will list The Sharks’ Champagne Stakes best tips for the race this year closer to race day. Make sure you check back on this page for updates!
Our tips are not out for the Champagne Stakes in 2023 as it is too far out from the event. But the good news is that when the final field for the Champagne Stakes is announced, we will provide guidance on each and every runner in the 2023 Champagne Stakes.
You will find all this information below, when it becomes available. Stay tuned!
There are a lot of important factors to consider before betting on the Champagne Stakes. Make sure you have a read on below before you place your bets:
Is Previous Champagne Stakes Form a Good Indicator of Future Success?
This race has produced a disproportionate amount of very high level gallopers. In modern times, horses like Viscount who would go on to run third in perhaps the most controversial Cox Plate of all time.
While Intergaze would win Group 1 races in three states including an Australian Cup, a Doomben Cup, and a Queen Elizabeth, and of course the great Luskin Star who would prove perhaps the greatest sprinter we have seen, have all tasted success in this race.
Should I Bet On The Favourite in the Champagne Stakes?
Favourites have an exceptionally good strike rate in the race running at close to 50% win rate in the years since 1983.
Formlines from Lead Up Races
A total of 26 of the past 33 winners have come straight out of the Sires Produce race the fortnight prior.
The race is open for two year olds only.
The Champagne Stakes is run under weight for age conditions.
Fillies have a surprisingly good record in the race having won nine of the last 21.
Our Champagne Stakes best bets for 2023 are not out just yet, make sure you keep an eye out on this page as we will provide more details about our best bets when the final field is announced.
You will find our best bets below once available. Stay tuned!
Before the Champagne Stakes field is released – many bookmakers will open early markets, or all-in markets, for all your Champagne Stakes betting needs. This is known as probably the best time to bet on your horse because you might be able to get great odds on your choice.
Once the bookies release their 2023 Champagne Stakes odds, they will tend to fluctuate. There are a number of factors that cause this, but when we get a clearer picture of the type of horses that will be targeting the Champagne Stakes, as well as their recent form and any trials, you will see the odds change dramatically.
If you do choose to place your bets in these early markets, it means you could find one of the favourites at double digit odds or more. So, if your horse does go on to win, you will get more bang for your buck! However, there is a lot more risk associated with this and you need to know what you are getting yourself into.
Depending on when you put your 2023 Champagne Stakes futures bet on, your horse may not get a run, but you unfortunately won’t get your money back, occurring when the market is ‘All-In’ or closer to the race day. If you are looking to have a punt when it says ‘Before Noms’, then you know you’ll receive your cash back if your horse doesn’t run in the Champagne Stakes.
The 2023 Champagne Stakes odds are yet to be released, but don’t worry we will show them below once they become available.
It was a very small field that was announced to contest the Champagne Stakes in 2022, with a total of just 6 runners taking part. As is usually the case in a small field, there was a short priced favourite, in Fireburn, who jumped at $1.55. After that it was She’s Extreme as the $3.90, and the only other runner under double digit odds was Williamsburg, at $8.00.
There was good reason that Fireburn started as the short priced favourite. The 2YO filly had just won two Group 1s in a row, which were the Inglis Sires and most notably, the Golden Slipper. She has also won every race she had started on a Heavy track, with a season record of 6:5-0-0.
She’s Extreme was on the second line of betting and the Anthony Cummings was coming off a second place in the Inglis Sires (the race that Fireburn had won) and in mid-March she went on to win the Group 3 Magic Night Stakes. She is yet to win a Group 1 level though.
Next up in the betting was Williamsburg, and the colt was coming off back to back wins in the Listed Fernhill Mile and the Group 3 Baillieu Handicap. His record on the Heavy track was also decent, at 3:2-0-0.
With the 2023 Champagne Stakes field yet to be determined, let’s take a look back at the 2022 field, headlined by winner She’s Extreme:
|1. LET’SROLLTHEDICE (56.5kg)||4||Damian Lane||Danny O’Brien|
|2. WILLIAMSBURG (56.5kg)||3||Kerrin McEvoy||G Ryan & S Alexiou|
|3. COUNTTHEHEADLIGHTS (56.5kg)||5||John Allen||C Maher & D Eustace|
|4. WEALTHY INVESTOR (56.5kg)||1||Joshua Parr||Damien Lane|
|5. FIREBURN (54.5kg)||2||Brenton Avdulla||Gary Portelli|
|6. SHE’S EXTREME (54.5kg)||6||Tommy Berry||Anthony Cummings|
With the 2023 Champagne Stakes result yet to be decided, let’s have a look at the 2022 rendition of the race to see if there are any key performance indicators that can help us find the winner in this year’s race.
It was a very small field, with a short price favourite, but unfortunately for all those favourite bettors out there, Fireburn was just pipped at the post by the runner in the second line of betting, She’s Extreme.
She’s Extreme was leading for a long way, and from the widest barrier of all, she was challenged at the end of the race, but proved too good for Fireburn, who ended up finishing just 0.39L behind the leader.
It was then a long way back to third place, as Williamsburg finished 5.53L off the pace. And for all those first four bettors out there, it was Let’srollthedice who ended up finishing in fourth place, 7.85L off the pace.
You’ve read the words, now watch the video! Have a squiz below at the 2022 Champagne Stakes race:
Here are the results from the Champagne Stakes in 2022:
|1st||6. SHE’S EXTREME (54.5kg)||Tommy Berry||–|
|2nd||5. FIREBURN (54.5kg)||Brenton Avdulla||0.39L|
|3rd||2. WILLIAMSBURG (56.5kg)||Kerrin McEvoy||5.53L|
|4th||1. LET’SROLLTHEDICE (56.5kg)||Damian Lane||7.85L|
|5th||4. WEALTHY INVESTOR (56.5kg)||Joshua Parr||9.13L|
|6th||3. COUNTTHEHEADLIGHTS (56.5kg)||John Allen||20.49L|
The results for the upcoming Champagne Stakes are not yet available, but in the meantime, you can have a look below at all the recent past winners:
|2020||King’s Legacy||Glenfiddich||Ole Kirk|
|2019||Castelvecchio||Loving Gaby||Lady Lupino|
|2018||Seabrook||Bondi||El Dorado Dreaming|
|2017||The Mission||Invader||Whispered Secret|
|2016||Prized Icon||Chimboraa||Divine Prophet|
|2015||Pasadena Girl||Street Rapper||Tarquin|
|2014||Go Indy Go||Zululand||Kumaon|
|2011||Helmet||Pane In The Glass||Fast And Sexy|