|Group 2 race|
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Sponsor||One Call Insurance|
|Distance||7f (1,408 metres)|
colts and geldings
|Weight||8 st 12 lb
3 lb for G1 / G2 winners
The Champagne Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to two-year-old thoroughbred colts and geldings. It is run at Doncaster over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.
The event was established in 1823, and it was originally open to horses of either gender. For a period it was contested over a mile, and it was shortened to 6 furlongs in 1870. It was extended to 7 furlongs in 1962, and restricted to male horses in 1988.
The Champagne Stakes is held during Doncaster's four-day St. Leger Festival, and it is currently run on the final day, the same day as the St. Leger Stakes.
The leading horses from the race sometimes go on to compete in the following month's Dewhurst Stakes.
Leading jockey (9 wins):
Leading trainer (10 wins):
|1974||Grundy||Pat Eddery||Peter Walwyn||1:27.20|
|1975||Wollow||Gianfranco Dettori||Henry Cecil||1:27.70|
|1976||J. O. Tobin||Lester Piggott||Noel Murless||1:27.80|
|1977||Sexton Blake||Willie Carson||Barry Hills||1:26.70|
|1978||R. B. Chesne||Joe Mercer||Henry Cecil||1:28.30|
|1979||Final Straw||Paul Cook||Michael Stoute|
|1980||Gielgud||Joe Mercer||Henry Cecil||1:28.90|
|1981||Achieved||Pat Eddery||Vincent O'Brien||1:27.10|
|1982||Gorytus||Willie Carson||Dick Hern||1:26.20|
|1983||Lear Fan||Tony Clark||Guy Harwood||1:28.16|
|1984||Young Runaway||Greville Starkey||Guy Harwood||1:28.80|
|1985||Sure Blade||Brent Thomson||Barry Hills|
|1986||Don't Forget Me||Pat Eddery||Richard Hannon||1:25.06|
|1987||Warning||Pat Eddery||Guy Harwood||1:25.22|
|1988||Prince of Dance||Willie Carson||Neil Graham||1:26.50|
|1989||no race [a]|
|1990||Bog Trotter||Nigel Day||William Haggas||1:26.88|
|1991||Rodrigo de Triano||Willie Carson||Peter Chapple-Hyam||1:26.55|
|1992||Petardia||Michael Hills||Geoff Wragg||1:25.86|
|1993||Unblest||George Duffield||James Fanshawe||1:28.36|
|1994||Sri Pekan||Michael Kinane||Paul Cole||1:27.22|
|1995||Alhaarth||Willie Carson||Dick Hern||1:31.57|
|1996||Bahhare||Willie Carson||John Dunlop||1:23.21|
|1997||Daggers Drawn||Kieren Fallon||Henry Cecil||1:26.92|
|1998||Auction House||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||1:26.08|
|1999||Distant Music||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||1:24.16|
|2000||Noverre||Frankie Dettori||David Loder||1:25.67|
|2001||Dubai Destination||Frankie Dettori||David Loder||1:26.45|
|2002||Almushahar||Frankie Dettori||David Loder||1:24.15|
|2003||Lucky Story||Darryll Holland||Mark Johnston||1:27.92|
|2004||Etlaala||Richard Hills||Barry Hills||1:23.33|
|Close to You
|2006||Vital Equine [b]||Richard Mullen||Eoghan O'Neill||1:23.29|
|2007||McCartney||Ryan Moore||Mark Johnston||1:25.04|
|2008||Westphalia [c]||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||1:28.52|
|2009||Poet's Voice||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||1:24.91|
|2010||Saamidd||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||1:26.32|
|2011||Trumpet Major||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon||1:25.86|
|2012||Toronado||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon||1:24.88|
1 The 1865 race was a dead heat, but Redan was awarded victory after Lord Lyon's owner declined to take part in a run-off.
2 Blue Gown finished first in 1867, but he was disqualified for carrying an undeclared weight.
3 The 1886 and 1904 races were dead-heats and have joint winners.
4 The 1941 edition took place at Newbury.
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