2020 VRC Winter Championship: Race History

The trifecta from last year are entered in the VRC Winter Championship run at Flemington on Saturday.

Reykjavik winning the Vrc-Crv Winter Championship
Reykjavik winning the Vrc-Crv Winter Championship Picture: Racing and Sports

Reykjavik does love this track so must be a hope in the 2020 VRC Winter Championship (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday.

2020 VRC WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP - RACE HISTORY AND BACKGROUND

The VRC Winter Championship Final is a Listed race for milers conducted by the Victoria Racing Club at Flemington.

The VRC Winter Championship Final is run over 1600m under Handicap conditions.

It was worth $128,000 in 2020 due to the coronavirus.

The race has been run under various names and has only received up to Listed status.

Mike Moroney has the most recent wins with three while the jockeys have shared the first prize.

Happy Star won in 1997 and two runs later won a G2 Liston Stakes.

Magic Consol took it out impressively in 2019 and would then two months later win the G2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes first up.

Glaneuse was a dual winner going up 5kg from his first to second win in 2012.

Amovatio set a weight carrying record winning the VRC Winter Championship Final with 60kg.

Notable winners of the VRC Winter Championship Final include Sir Boom (1996), Happy Star (1997), Prince Benbara (2001), Ebony Night (2003), Sea Battle (2008), Doubtful Jack (2010), Glaneuse (2011/2012), Akavoroun (2014), Amovatio (2015) and Magic Consol (2018).

The 2019 VRC Winter Championship Final was won by Reykjavik from Romancer and Holbien.


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