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
|2014||Go Indy Go||Zululand||Kumaon||1:40.2|
|2011||Helmet||Pane In The Glass||Fast And Sexy||1:40.3|
|2006||Mentality||Miss Finland||Gallant Tess||1:35.0|
|2005||Carry On Cutie||Fashions Afield||Media||1:36.2|
|2003||Hasna||Aim For Gold||Bushland||1:36.9|
|2002||Victory Vein||Half Hennessy||Choisir||1:37.9|
|2000||Assertive Lad||Clonmel||Re Rinka||1:40.0|
|1999||Quick Star||Let’s Rock Again||Shogun Lodge||1:38.0|
|1993||March Hare||Allez Glen||Danger||1:38.3|
|1988||Full And By||Paris Weekend||Comely Girl||1:39.6|