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Champagne Classic

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History

ROTHFIRE winning the Champagne Classic.
ROTHFIRE winning the Champagne Classic. Picture: Racing and Sports

The Champagne Classic is a Group 2 race for two-year-olds conducted at Doomben by the Brisbane Racing Club.
The Champagne Classic was introduced in 1982 by the former Brisbane Amateur Turf Club as a feature 1200m race for the juveniles under set weight conditions and has carried numerous sponsor names since its inception.
The Champagne Classic has been run every year at Doomben with the exception of 2013 and 2020 when it was transferred to Eagle Farm.
From 1982-1986 the Champagne Classic was a Listed Race. It was promoted to Group 3 in 1987 and became a Group 2 event in 2006, underlining its rise as a prominent feature of the Brisbane carnival.
The Champagne Classic has been won by two Magic Millions Classic winners – Bold Promise (1991) and Lovely Jubly (2002).
Champagne Classic winners to also win the QTC Sires Produce Stakes at Eagle Farm have been Lovely Jubly (2002), Virage De Fortune (2005), Pressday (2010) and Sizzling (2012).
Champagne Classic winners to win the TJ Smith/JJ Atkins at Eagle Farm have been Lovely Jubly (2002), Pressday (2010) and Sizzling (2012).
Chris Waller has an excellent record in the race with the likes of Zousain, Tangled, Brazen Beau and Pressday.
The Champagne Classic will be run for $175,000 in 2020 – reduced due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Notable winners of the Champagne Classic include Breakfast Creek, Prince Anton, Our Horizon, Bold Promise, Surtee, Chief De Beers, Flavour, Staging, Alpine Express, Lovely Jubly, Shamekha, Virage De Fortune, Gold Edition, Court, Pressday, Sizzling, Brazen Beau and Rothfire.
The 2020 Champagne Classic was won by Rothfire from Isotope and Wild Ruler.


Racing and Sports

Previous Champagne Classic Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
ROTHFIRE (AUS) 2G
ROTHESAY (AUS) - HUSS ON FIRE (NZ) HUSSONET (USA)
J BYRNE57.0ROBERT HEATHCOTE2
DUBIOUS (AUS) 2C
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - SUSPICIEUSE (FR) ELUSIVE CITY (USA)
J B MCDONALD57.0C MAHER & D EUSTACE6
ZOUSAIN (AUS) 2C
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - PASAR SILBANO (IRE) ELNADIM (USA)
K MCEVOY57.0CHRIS WALLER8
TANGLED (AUS) 2C
SNITZEL (AUS) - BRAMBLE ROSE (NZ) SHINKO KING (IRE)
K MCEVOY57.0CHRIS WALLER7
WINNING RUPERT (AUS) 2C
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - WINAURA (AUS) SHOW A HEART (AUS)
J LLOYD57.0BJORN BAKER10
BLUEBERRY HILL (AUS) 2F
MYBOYCHARLIE (IRE) - PERKIPSEY (AUS) FALBRAV (IRE)
L V CASSIDY55.0LIAM BIRCHLEY10
BRAZEN BEAU (AUS) 2C
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - SANSADEE (AUS) SNAADEE (USA)
N RAWILLER57.0CHRIS WALLER9
VO HEART (AUS) 2G
SHOW A HEART (AUS) - SMILE OF DESIRE (AUS) RED RANSOM (USA)
E A WILKINSON57.0DARRYL HANSEN4
SIZZLING (AUS) 2C
SNITZEL (AUS) - ADMIRELLE (AUS) GENERAL NEDIYM (AUS)
C MUNCE57.0KELSO WOOD6
FREE WHEELING (AUS) 2G
AD VALOREM (USA) - MISS CAREFREE (AUS) LAST TYCOON (GB)
J BOWMAN56.0PETER SNOWDEN12
PRESSDAY (AUS) 2C
DOMESDAY (AUS) - KAAPTIVE EMPRESS (AUS) KAAPTIVE EDITION (NZ)
N RAWILLER56.0CHRIS WALLER7
FUNTANTES (AUS) 2F
EASY ROCKING (AUS) - CANTANTES (AUS) JUST AWESOME (AUS)
L V CASSIDY54.0ROBERT HEATHCOTE15
COURT (AUS) 2F
ANABAA (USA) - SPLISH (AUS) ZEDITAVE (AUS)
J BYRNE54.0CLARRY CONNERS10
KEIKI (AUS) 2F
FALVELON (AUS) - SHIGEKI (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
D OLIVER54.0MS G WATERHOUSE3
GOLD EDITION (AUS) 2F
LION HUNTER (AUS) - GLIMMERS (AUS) SUCCESS EXPRESS (USA)
G A LYNCH52.5R E MAUND12
VIRAGE DE FORTUNE (AUS) 2F
ANABAA (USA) - VIRAGE (AUS) KENMARE (FR)
J BYRNE52.5BRUCE MCLACHLAN13
GOLDEN FOX (AUS) 2G
FOXHOUND (USA) - SWEET HUMAM (AUS) HUNTINGDALE (IRE)
S SEAMER55.5T M WHITTINGTON3
SHAMEKHA (AUS) 2F
SECRET SAVINGS (USA) - LIFETIME STORY (AUS) DON'T SAY HALO (USA)
J CASSIDY52.5MS G WATERHOUSE10
LOVELY JUBLY (AUS) 2F
LION HUNTER (AUS) - JABOULET (NZ) VICE REGAL (NZ)
B PREBBLE52.5DAVID THROSBY4
DOLCE VELOCE (AUS) 2F
INTEGRA (AUS) - GRACE DANCER (FR) NORTHFIELDS (USA)
L V CASSIDY52.5CLARRY CONNERS7
CHENAR (AUS) 2F
JUST AWESOME (AUS) - BIONIC FLASH (AUS) BIONIC ACE (AUS)
S SEAMER52.5ROBERT HEATHCOTE10

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