The Spring Champion Stakes is a 2000m Group 1 race held at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. It is run with set weights and has a total prize pool of $1 million. In 2020, the Spring Champion Stakes will be raced on Saturday, October 10.
Shadow Hero claimed victory in the 2019 edition of the Spring Champion Stakes, beating a strong field that included Castelvecchio and Battenburg, who finished second and third. Later in the spring, Shadow Hero finished mid-field in the Group 1 Victoria Derby.
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The first running of the Spring Champion Stakes was in 1971, with Gay Icarus crossing the line in first. Since then we’ve seen some great horses win the race, including Kingston Town, Savabeel and It’s A Dundeel.
Trainer Mark Newnham has enjoyed the Spring Champion Stakes of late, winning it the last two years. The first victory was with Maid Of Heaven, who beat Aramayo and Thinkin’ Big, and that win was followed by the success of Shadow Hero.
Hampton Court recorded the fastest 2000m time in the race over the last 20 years, clocking 2:00.30 to win the Spring Champion Stakes in 2014. That time also happens to be the 2000m Randwick track record.
2020 Spring Champion Stakes Field
|1||Cherry Tortoni (4)J: Unknown 56.5kg T: Patrick Payne||$6.00||$2.25||Bet Now|
|2||Global Quest (9)J: Glen Boss 56.5kg T: C J Waller||$26.00||$6.00||Bet Now|
|3||Love Tap (14)J: Nash Rawiller 56.5kg T: R & M Freedman||$3.70||$1.70||Bet Now|
|4||Street Dancer (15)J: Regan Bayliss 56.5kg T: A J Cummings||$26.00||$6.00||Bet Now|
|5||Bucharest (3)J: James Mcdonald 56.5kg T: C J Waller||$16.00||$4.60||Bet Now|
|6||Lion’s Roar (7)J: Brenton Avdulla 56.5kg T: J A O’shea||$26.00||$6.00||Bet Now|
|7||Achiever (10)J: Unknown 56.5kg T: C J Waller||$41.00||$8.50||Bet Now|
|8||Albarado (11)J: Tim Clark 56.5kg T: T Busuttin & N Young||$26.00||$6.00||Bet Now|
|9||Choir (2)J: Ms Rachel King 56.5kg T: James Cummings||$16.00||$4.60||Bet Now|
|10||Wertheimer (8)J: Tommy Berry 56.5kg T: T Busuttin & N Young||$16.00||$4.60||Bet Now|
|11||Socrates (5)J: Kerrin Mcevoy 56.5kg T: J A O’shea||$41.00||$8.50||Bet Now|
|12||Gorshin (6)J: Ms Louise Day 56.5kg T: A J Cummings||$151.00||$31.00||Bet Now|
|13||Montefilia (1)J: Jason Collett 54.5kg T: David Payne||$3.70||$1.65||Bet Now|
|14||Miravalle (13)J: Joshua Parr 54.5kg T: Mark Newnham||$15.00||$4.20||Bet Now|
|15||Favreau (12)J: Sam Clipperton 56.5kg T: J G Sargent||$21.00||$5.50||Bet Now|
SPRING CHAMPION STAKES WINNERS
2019 – Shadow Hero (2:00.79)
2018 – Maid Of Heaven (2:05.59)
2017 – Ace High (2:03.94)
2016 – Yankee Rose (2:02.43)
2015 – Vanbrugh (2:02.85)
2014 – Hampton Court (2:00.30)
2013 – Complacent (2:03.34)
2012 – Dundeel (2:02.63)
2011 – Doctor Doom (2:05.88)
2010 – Erewhon (2:02.95)