Champagne Stakes

The Champagne Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse event for two-year-old colts and geldings, ran every year in September over a distance of 7 furlongs and 6 yards at Doncaster (1,414 metres).

The Champagne Stakes takes place on Sunday 17th September 2023.

Check out our guides to all the other Group 2 horse races.

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Champagne Stakes

Champagne Stakes Odds 2023

Here are the latest odds for the Champagne Stakes in September 2023:

  • These odds have not yet been released.

The champagne stakes betting odds can fluctuate in the buildup to the race as the going can make some horses more fancied dependent on soft going or firm ground.

The champagne stakes market materialises properly on the morning of the race, with most bookmakers offering the best odds guaranteed on the day of the race then many of our professional horse racing tipsters advise this over the ante-post markets.

Champagne Stakes Tips 2023

Here are some tips for Champagne Stakes in September 2023:

  • 2 points to win for TBC at odds of TBC
  • 1 point each way for TBC at odds of TBC

Some of the horses in the Champagne Stakes will run in other events later in the year. Stay updated on the horses and place ante-post bets if you want to wager on them.

Our champagne stakes tips can change in the lead-up to the race because ground conditions can massively influence your picks on who you think will win the race.

Champagne Stakes Previous Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
1974GiacomettiTony MurrayRyan Price
1974GrundyPat EdderyPeter Walwyn1:27.20
1975WollowGianfranco DettoriHenry Cecil1:27.70
1976J. O. TobinLester PiggottNoel Murless1:27.80
1977Sexton BlakeWillie CarsonBarry Hills1:26.70
1978R. B. ChesneJoe MercerHenry Cecil1:28.30
1979Final StrawPaul CookMichael Stoute
1980GielgudJoe MercerHenry Cecil1:28.90
1981AchievedPat EdderyVincent O'Brien1:27.10
1982GorytusWillie CarsonDick Hern1:26.20
1983Lear FanTony ClarkGuy Harwood1:28.16
1984Young RunawayGreville StarkeyGuy Harwood1:28.80
1985Sure BladeBrent ThomsonBarry Hills
1986Don't Forget MePat EdderyRichard Hannon Sr.1:25.06
1987WarningPat EdderyGuy Harwood1:25.22
1988Prince of DanceWillie CarsonNeil Graham1:26.50
1989no race [a]
1990Bog TrotterNigel DayWilliam Haggas1:26.88
1991Rodrigo de TrianoWillie CarsonPeter Chapple-Hyam1:26.55
1992PetardiaMichael HillsGeoff Wragg1:25.86
1993UnblestGeorge DuffieldJames Fanshawe1:28.36
1994Sri PekanMichael KinanePaul Cole1:27.22
1995AlhaarthWillie CarsonDick Hern1:31.57
1996BahhareWillie CarsonJohn Dunlop1:23.21
1997Daggers DrawnKieren FallonHenry Cecil1:26.92
1998Auction HouseMichael HillsBarry Hills1:26.08
1999Distant MusicMichael HillsBarry Hills1:24.16
2000NoverreFrankie DettoriDavid Loder1:25.67
2001Dubai DestinationFrankie DettoriDavid Loder1:26.45
2002AlmushaharFrankie DettoriDavid Loder1:24.15
2003Lucky StoryDarryll HollandMark Johnston1:27.92
2004EtlaalaRichard HillsBarry Hills1:23.33
2005(dh)Close to YouSilent TimesJohn EganJamie SpencerTerry MillsEoghan O'Neill1:26.62
2006Vital Equine [b]Richard MullenEoghan O'Neill1:23.29
2007McCartneyRyan MooreMark Johnston1:25.04
2008Westphalia [c]Johnny MurtaghAidan O'Brien1:28.52
2009Poet's VoiceFrankie DettoriSaeed bin Suroor1:24.91
2010SaamiddFrankie DettoriSaeed bin Suroor1:26.32
2011Trumpet MajorRichard HughesRichard Hannon Sr.1:25.86
2012ToronadoRichard HughesRichard Hannon Sr.1:24.88
2013OutstripMickael BarzalonaCharlie Appleby1:26.90
2014EstidhkaarPaul HanaganRichard Hannon Jr.1:24.18
2015EmotionlessWilliam BuickCharlie Appleby1:27.49
2016RivetAndrea AtzeniWilliam Haggas1:26.63
2017SeahengeDonnacha O'BrienAidan O'Brien1:25.78
2018Too Darn HotFrankie DettoriJohn Gosden1:23.92
2019ThreatPat DobbsRichard Hannon Jr.1:25.42
2020ChinditPat DobbsRichard Hannon Jr.1:24.21
2021Bayside BoyDavid EganRoger Varian1:27.88
2022ChaldeanFrankie DettoriAndrew Balding1:27.01

Champagne Stakes Previous Result

Popular Questions

How Can I Watch The Doncaster Champagne Stakes Race?

The best places to watch the Doncaster Champagne Stakes Race are:

As the Doncaster Champagne Stakes Race is broadcasted on ITV television the ITV Racing bet365 free bet promotion is going to be many of the horse racing punters’ number one betting offer for existing customers.

If you are abroad and looking to watch the race check out our guide on where to watch the horse racing events.

With ITV Racing featuring the Doncaster St Leger Festival races, the Champagne Stakes Race will be watched by millions live on television.

What Are the Important Facts About The Champagne Stakes Race?

Here are interesting facts about The Champagne Stakes Race:

  • The Champagne Stakes is run at Doncaster Racecourse, South Yorkshire, England
  • The Champagne Stakes prize money is £79,458
  • The Champagne Stakes is for two-year-old racehorses only (2yo race)
  • The Champagne Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain
  • The Champagne Stakes distance is 7 furlongs and 6 yards (1,414 metres)
  • The Champagne Stakes is held on the final day of Doncaster’s four-day St. Leger Festival
  • The Champagne Stakes is run on the same day as the St Leger Stakes
  • The best horses in the Champagne Stakes go on to compete in the following month’s Dewhurst Stakes

Champagne Stakes Betting

If you are looking to place bets on the Champagne Stakes market we advise checking out the updated list of the best online st leger festival betting sites in March 2023.

The online st leger festival betting sites are offering some amazing free bets for new customers and even better promotions for existing customers on all races at the Cazoo St. Leger Festival.

The ante post betting st leger markets are strong early on in the season as the group one flat race is a target for many of the best racehorses.

But with the Champagne Stakes, the weather, jockey bookings and confirmed entries can hugely affect the betting odds on the Champagne Stakes market.

For this reason, many punters recognise to truly get the best tips, odds and value for money it is wise to wait until the morning of the race.

With BOG betting offers starting at 9 am on the day of the race it gives st leger festival online betting punters peace of mind to get the biggest prices (whether that is the starting price odds or the Champagne Stakes odds at the time of placing the bet).

Best Champagne Stakes Betting Free Bets

Here are the best champagne stakes betting sites offering free bets or great existing customer promotions:

Check out our guide if you are wanting to research all the best UK horse racing betting sites in 2023.

Summary of Champagne Stakes

Held on the last day of the thrilling four-day St Leger Festival the Champagne Stakes race is watched by millions live on ITV Horse Racing.

The best 2yo racehorses lock horns to compete on the biggest stage at the Doncaster Racecourse.

The result of the Champagne Stakes race hugely affects the betting odds of the Dewhurst Stakes as usually the winner is made a favourite for the big race at Newmarket Racecourse.

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If you do choose to bet, please bet responsibly.


As the Founder of British Racecourses, I have a life-long passion for horse racing and have loved the sport as long as I can remember. I am also a keen racehorse owner and have worked in the gambling industry for several years. I set up British Racecourses with the desire to share my passion for racing with other like-minded people.