ATC Champagne Stakes

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ATC Champagne Stakes

Date: Saturday 18th April 2015
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: 2yo – Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $400,000
2014 Winner: Go Indy Go

The ATC Champagne Stakes is a 1600M race for Two year olds held at the Randwick Racecourse in Sydney annually in April. The group 1 race has a prize money of $400,000 and presents a perfect stage for emerging 2 year olds to compete in ideal conditions. The race last year was won by Guelph after beating Fuerza and Equator to second and third respectively. The ATC Champagne Stakes takes center stage on the final day of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and this year it will feature a long the Group 1 All Aged Stakes at the Randwick Racecourse.

A lot of horse trainers and owners look at the ATC Champagne Stakes as the perfect progression for horses that compete in the ATC Sires Produce Stakes. Over the last few years, a lot of horses have managed to claim the ATC Champagne Stakes and the ATC Sires Produce Stakes Double. Some of the major mares include Pierro in 2012, Helmet in 2011, and Assertive lad in 2000. The race has also produced some outstanding champions and many horses have gone on to claim further victories in different competitions.

The amazing Pierro is a perfect example. The horse took the ATC Champagne Stakes on its way towards a Sydney Autumn Triple title that included victories in the Golden Slipper Stakes and The ATC Sires Produce Stakes. The 2014 ATC Champagne Stakes is expected to light some fireworks in the Sydney Autumn. As always, the race is a perfect display of thrilling horse racing showcasing some of the best mares in Australia.

ATC Champagne Stakes Results

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Go Indy Go Zululand Kumaon 1:40.2
2013 Guelph Fuerza Equator 1:36.2
2012 Pierro Dear Demi Tatra 1:35.0
2011 Helmet Pane In The Glass Fast And Sexy 1:40.3
2010 Skilled Sasa Divorces 1:36.3
2009 Onemorenomore Tickets Manhattan Rain 1:39.4
2008 Samantha Miss Sebring Glowlamp 1:38.2
2007 Meurice Solo Flyer Camarilla 1:37.6
2006 Mentality Miss Finland Gallant Tess 1:35.0
2005 Carry On Cutie Fashions Afield Media 1:36.2
2004 Dance Hero Wager Savabeel 1:34.7
2003 Hasna Aim For Gold Bushland 1:36.9
2002 Victory Vein Half Hennessy Choisir 1:37.9
2001 Viscount Ustinov Miss Bussell 1:37.4
2000 Assertive Lad Clonmel Re Rinka 1:40.0
1999 Quick Star Let’s Rock Again Shogun Lodge 1:38.0
1998 Dracula Happyanunoit Mossman 1:39.6
1997 Encounter Salty Irish Air 1:36.9
1996 Intergaze Anthems My Duke 1:36.5
1995 Isolda Octagonal Pontal Lass 1:39.6
1994 Euphoria Talaga Blevic 1:38.3
1993 March Hare Allez Glen Danger 1:38.3
1992 Burst Yachtie Imposing Bull 1:39.1
1991 Tierce Shadea Hi Precious 1:36.7
1990 Triscay Somalia Whisked 1:38.9
1989 Select Prince Reganza Interstellar 1:39.9
1988 Full And By Paris Weekend Comely Girl 1:39.6