Spring Champion Stakes 2022 Tips, Field & Race Guide

Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2022 Spring Champion Stakes. The race will take place on Saturday, October 8, at Randwick Racecourse during the Sydney Spring Carnival.

The race attracts the very best three-year-old gallopers to Sydney and is pointer to staying contests later in the Spring or in the Autumn Carnivals.

We provide you with Spring Champion Stakes tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips & Trends | How to Bet | NewsNominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

Spring Champion Stakes

2022 Spring Champion Stakes Race Schedule

Date October 8, 2022
Track Royal Randwick
Distance 2000m
Class Group 1
Race Type Set Weights
Prizemoney $1,000,000
Age 3YOs

Spring Champion Stakes 2022 Live Stream

Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2022 Spring Champion Stakes free of charge courtesy of their Sky Racing vision.

TAB will be streaming the action from every Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race live after linking up with Sky Racing to broadcast Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central.

As well as watching every race in all three racing codes, you can also check the form and bet on them too at TAB via Desktop or the impressive App.

T&Cs Apply. Vision available for all three Sky Racing channels. Data charges may apply.

Watch the 2022 Spring Champion Stakes with TAB

Spring Champion Stakes Bonus Bets

Australia’s leading bookmakers offer horse racing promotions and bonus bets every day of the week and the offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races

From Double Your Winnings, Cash Back offers and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.

Click below to see Spring Champion Stakes promos

Spring Champion Stakes Tips 2022

When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m), keeping some important factors on your side can help you.

The Spring Champion Stakes has proven to be a good lead-up race for the Victoria Derby which is run a few weeks later at Flemington.

Our experts assess all the Spring Champion Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2022 tips to help you back the winner.

Our expert tipster will provide his 2022 Spring Champion Stakes tips and selections following the barrier draw.

How To Bet On the Spring Champion Stakes

There are plenty of betting options on the Spring Champion Stakes, and for those punters waiting for the big event, you’ll need to be patient as the feature race is run toward to end of the day.

Betting options include:

Win Bets

Exactly as it sounds, a Win bet is betting on a single horse to win the race.

Place Bets

Betting for the place generally pays around one quarter of the win odds and covers three placings with your horse having to finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd to be successful.

Each-Way Bets

Half your stake on the Win and half your stake on the Place is an each-way bet. For example: $20 each-way gives you $10 on the win and $10 on the Place.

Quinella & Exacta

Picking the first two horses past the post will give you the Quinella or Exacta. The difference between the two is with a Quinella, your horses can finish in any order, and in an Exacta, your two runners must finish in the exact order you selected – unless you box them.


The first three horses past the post. You can select three horses in order or you can box three horses meaning they can finish in any order. Flexi Trifectas also give you the option to add more than three horses in any combination for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The cost of a flexi Trifecta is calculated by the amount of runners you have in each placing.

First 4

The first four horses past the past. Same rules apply as Trifectas with straight out First 4 in order, Boxed First 4 or Flexi First 4.

Same Race Multi

Some bookmakers give the option for a same race multi where you can select certain runners to finish 1st, Top 2, Top 3 and Top 4. Odds are displayed next to each horse for each betting option, and odds are combined in a multi bet. The best bookmakers to bet on the Spring Champion Stakes for Same Race Multis include: Sportsbet, Ladbrokes & Neds.


The ‘Quaddie’ is one of the hardest bet types to land but can be very rewarding with massive returns. All Quaddie wagers go into a pool, and the money is shared out among winners. The bigger the odds of each winning leg, the more likely the Quaddie will pay more as more people are knocked out of the pool. To land the Quaddie, you need to select four winning horses in four selected races. You can have one runner per leg or multiple runners, but the more runners you have, the more it costs to place the Quaddie bet. Flexi options allow punters to place large Quaddies but take a smaller percentage for a smaller outlay.

Spring Champion Stakes News

Spring Champion Stakes 2022 Nominations

Below are nominations from last year’s meeting.

Horse Trainer
1 ALEGRON James Cummings
2 BENAUD John O’Shea
3 BULLOO Stuart Kendrick
4 CHILL Anthony Cummings
5 CLYDE Gary Portelli
6 COASTWATCH Chris Waller
7 DARK REBEL Edward Cummings
9 HEAD OF STATE Chris Waller
10 HITOTSU Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
11 INVERELL (NZ) Clayton Douglas
12 MONEY FROM THE SKY Mark Newnham
13 NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
14 PATTON Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
15 PROFONDO Richard Litt
16 RAGING BULL David Payne

Spring Champion Stakes 2022 Field & Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw for the Spring Champion Stakes will be declared at 9:00am on October 5.

Below is last year’s field and barrier draw results.

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 HEAD OF STATE Chris Waller James McDonald 9 56.5kg
2 PROFONDO Richard Litt Robbie Dolan 10 56.5kg
3 ALEGRON James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 2 56.5kg
4 BENAUD John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 7 56.5kg
5 FRENCH EMPEROR David Payne Tim Clark 11 56.5kg
6 RAGING BULL David Payne Andrew Adkins 4 56.5kg
7 INVERELL (NZ) Clayton Douglas Nash Rawiller 13 56.5kg
8 PATTON Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 1 56.5kg
9 CLYDE Gary Portelli TBA 12 56.5kg
10 SATIRICAL GLORY John Sargent Sam Clipperton 6 56.5kg
11 NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 8 54.5kg
12 CHILL Anthony Cummings Ms Alysha Collett 3 54.5kg
13 BULLOO Stuart Kendrick Ms Rachel King 5 54.5kg

2021 Spring Champion Stakes Results & Replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1st PROFONDO Richard Litt Robbie Dolan 9 56.5kg $2.80
2nd NEVER BEEN KISSED Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 7 54.5kg $3.90
3rd ALEGRON James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 2 56.5kg $12
4th SATIRICAL GLORY John Sargent Sam Clipperton 5 56.5kg $61
5th BENAUD John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 6 56.5kg $16
6th RAGING BULL David Payne Andrew Adkins 3 56.5kg $41
7th FRENCH EMPEROR David Payne Tim Clark 10 56.5kg $41
8th PATTON Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 1 56.5kg $51
9th BULLOO Stuart Kendrick Ms Rachel King 4 54.5kg $18
10th CLYDE Gary Portelli Joshua Parr 11 56.5kg $201
11th INVERELL Clayton Douglas Nash Rawiller 12 56.5kg $41
12th HEAD OF STATE Chris Waller James McDonald 8 56.5kg $4.40

See more Spring Champion Stakes results & replays here.

Spring Champion Stakes Odds

Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Nedsbet365 & Palmberbet have the latest 2022 Spring Champion Stakes betting odds available in advance of the race. There will be plenty of movements in the betting markets in the days leading up to the race following the barrier draw.

Spring Champion Stakes History

The Spring Champion Stakes is a Group 1 race for three-year-olds run at Randwick during the Sydney Spring Carnival.  It is run over 2000m at Randwick at set weights and carries prizemoney of $500,000.

The race is the now the penultimate Group 1 of the Sydney Spring Carnival and takes place on the same Saturday as the Caulfield Guineas and Thousand Guineas are held in Melbourne.

Read more about the History of the Spring Champion Stakes

Spring Champion Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2021 Profondo
2020 Montefilia
2019 Shadow Hero
2018 Maid Of Heaven
2017 Ace High
2016 Yankee Rose
2015 Vanbrugh
2014 Hampton Court
2013 Complacent
2012 It's A Dundeel
2011 Doctor Doom
2010 Erewhon
2009 Monaco Consul
2008 Sousa
2007 *Race Not Held
2006 Teranaba
2005 Hotel Grand
2004 Savabeel
2003 Niello
2002 Platinum Scissors
2001 Viking Ruler
2000 Universal Prince

Top 5 Spring Champion Stakes Winners

Check out our Top 5 Spring Champion Stakes Winners and see which champion gallopers made the cut.


Originally known as the ‘Sandy Course,’ Randwick Racecourse was first used in 1833 where a private match race between two horses was held.

In 1840 the track was abandoned as a racecourse and used for training purposes before the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) moved its headquarters to Randwick and held a meeting in 1860.

The Queen Elizabeth II stand was opened to the public on August 4, 1969, and in 1992, Queen Elizabeth II visited Randwick and opened the new $30 million Paddock Grandstand.

The Australian Derby (2400m) remains one of the longest standing races to be held at Randwick after its inaugural running took place in 1861.


Randwick is the largest racetrack in New South Wales and all races are run in a clockwise direction. It is a sweeping track with a rise from the 300m mark to the winning post in the home straight.

As well as the main track, Randwick Racecourse contains a second track known as Kensington. Due to large rainfall in the area, Kensington has been reconstructed using the Strathayr racing surface which is similar to Moonee Valley.

Strathayr is a turf cover over a base of sand, this means it is a free draining track which can take a substantial amount of rain without affecting the rating