The ATC Champagne Stakes is a Group 1 race for two-year-olds that is held annually in April at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres under set weight conditions and worth $500,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 ATC Champagne Stakes was won by Seabrook from Bondi with El Dorado Dreaming third.
|Date:||Saturday 21st April 2018|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||2yo - Set Weights|
The ATC Champagne Stakes is the final 2yo group race of the autumn in Sydney and the 1600m trip provides a natural progression for those two-year-olds who previously contested the Gr1 ATC Sires Produce Stakes over 1400m earlier in the carnival at the same track.
The Sires has been a great guide to this race in recent times with Guelph (2013), Pierro (2012), Helmet (2011), Dance Hero (2004), Hasna (2003), Victory Vein (2002), Viscount (2001), Assertive Lad (2000) all winning the Sires Produce & Champagne Stakes double, while Skilled (2010), Samantha Miss (2008) & Meurice (2007) all ran second in the Sires Produce Stakes before winning this event.
Quite often the race can unearth a quality type who may go on to bigger and better things, such as Manhattan Rain (3rd in 2009), who travelled to Melbourne the following spring and finished runner-up behind So You Think in the Gr1 WS Cox Plate at Moonee Valley.
Brilliant Gai Waterhouse colt Pierro (2012) took out the Sydney autumn 2yo triple crown when he won the Gr1 Golden Slipper Stakes, ATC Sires Produce Stakes and ATC Champagne Stakes in a sizzling autumn campaign.
Seabrook (2018) finished unplaced in the Gr1 ATC Sires Produce Stakes over 1400m at Randwick before proving too classy for his rivals in this event and recent ATC Champagne Stakes winners include The Mission (2017) and Prized Icon (2016).
1. $9.00 Seabrook 54.5 Damien Oliver
2. $7.50 Bondi 56.5 Mark Zahra
3. $7.50 El Dorado Dreaming 54.5 Jason Collett
4. $26.00 Guerrier 56.5 Jean Van Overmeire
5. $6.00 Outrageous 56.5 Brenton Avdulla
6. $9.50 Encryption 56.5 Hugh Bowman
7. $10.00 Irukandji 56.5 Corey Brown
8. $8.00 Not A Single Cent 56.5 Blake Shinn
9. $8.00 Long Leaf 56.5 Kerrin McEvoy
10. $17.00 Seberate 56.5 Tim Clark
11. $21.00 Akkadian 56.5 Jordan Childs
12. $51.00 Ragged Rascal 56.5 Joshua Parr
13. $101.00 Blazing Issue 56.5 Michael Walker
Margins: 0.5 len, 1.3 len
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|2018||Seabrook||Bondi||El Dorado Dreaming||1:34.4|
|2017||The Mission||Invader||Whispered Secret||1:41.0|
|2016||Prized Icon||Chimboraa||Divine Prophet||1:36.8|
|2015||Pasadena Girl||Street Rapper||Tarquin||1:38.0|
|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|