CHAMPAGNE STAKES 2022 RACE GUIDE
The Champagne Stakes will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Royal Randwick.
The $500,000, 1600m event is open to 2YOs and up with set weight conditions.
We provide you with Champagne Stakes tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live stream to watch the race unfold.
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When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Randwick, keeping some important factors on your side can help you.
Our experts assess all the Champagne Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 20221 tips to help you back the winner.
Our team of expert tipsters will provide 2022 Champagne Stakes tips and selections once the final field has been declared.
Nominations for the 2022 Champagne Stakes takes place at 11:00am on April 18, 2022.
The final field and barrier draw for the 2022 Champagne Stakes will be released at 9:00am April 20, 2022.
Below is the field and barrier draw from 2021.
|1||CAPTIVANT||Peter & Paul Snowden||James McDonald||1||56.5kg|
|2||HILAL||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||TBA||4||56.5kg|
|3||CONVERGE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||3||56.5kg|
|4||DAILY BUGLE||Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock||Luke Currie||10||56.5kg|
|5||I’VE BEAN THERE||Stuart Kendrick||James Orman||7||56.5kg|
|6||MAURICE’S MEDAD||Bjorn Baker||Ms Rachel King||2||56.5kg|
|7||ARNAQUEUR||Jean Dubois||Andrew Adkins||6||56.5kg|
|8||AKAHATA (NZ)||Bjorn Baker||Craig Williams||12||56.5kg|
|9||PATTON||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||TBA||13||56.5kg|
|10||PORT LOUIS||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Hugh Bowman||14||56.5kg|
|11||WOLFBURN||Bjorn Baker||Joshua Parr||5||56.5kg|
|12||LEASE||Anthony Cummings||John Allen||11||56.5kg|
|13||QUEEN OF WIZARDRY||Annabel Neasham||Ms Jamie Kah||9||54.5kg|
|14||GIN MARTINI (NZ)||John Sargent||Brenton Avdulla||8||54.5kg|
|1st||Captivant||James McDonald||Peter and Paul Snowden||1||56.5kg||$4.80|
|2nd||Hilal||Tommy Berry||Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes||4||56.5kg||$4.20|
|3rd||Converge||Tim Clark||Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott||3||56.5kg||$5.50|
|4th||I’ve Bean There||James Orman||Stuart Kendrick||7||56.5kg||$61|
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The two-year-old set-weights race takes place one week after Day 2 of The Championships is held at Royal Randwick and is one of two Group 1 features on the day with the other being the All Aged Stakes (1400m).
Exeter, who was trained by Etienne de Mestre, won the inaugural Champagne Stakes in 1861 when the race was run over five furlongs (1000m).
Although the race has endured eight distance changes throughout its history, it was traditionally run as a sprint race until the inception of the Golden Slipper in 1957 caused a clash between the two feature sprint races.
In 1972 the race distance was raised to its current 1600m and became part of the two-year-old Triple Crown which includes the Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m), Inglis Sires’ (1400m) and Champagne Stakes.
Six two-year-olds have claimed the two-year-old Triple Crown. They are Baguette (1970), Luskin Star (1977), Tierce (1991), Burst (1992), Dance Hero (2004) and Pierro (2012).
With $500,000 in prizemoney, the Champagne Stakes is a natural progression for Golden Slipper and Inglis Sires’ runners that can run a mile or further.
The Group 1 Inglis Sires’ (1400m) held at Royal Randwick Racecourse two weeks earlier is the most reliable guide to the Champagne Stakes.
Winners of the Champagne Stakes have generally run their grand final for the season but in the spring, possible targets are the Caulfield and Thousand Guineas, or for the more adventurous trainer with a good horse, the Cox Plate.
Notable winners of the Champagne Stakes include Robinson Crusoe (1876), Chester (1877), Heroic (1924), Ajax (1937), Flight (1943), Todman (1957), Noholme (1959), Sky High (1960), Storm Queen (1966), Vain (1969), Baguette (1970), Luskin Star (1977), Rose Of Kingston (1981), Red Anchor (1984), Tierce (1991), Burst (1992), Dance Hero (2004), Samantha Miss (2008), Helmet (2011), Pierro (2012) and Prized Icon (2016).
|2014||Go Indy Go|
|2005||Carry On Cutie|
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