Champagne Classic Race Information

The Champagne Classic, now called the Spirit Of Boom Classic, is a 1200 metre set weights race for two-year-olds run by the Brisbane Racing Club held in May. It is run at Eagle Farm as part of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 1200 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights, 2YOs
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse, Brisbane, Queensland
  • Prizemoney: $300,000
  • Date: Saturday 18 May 2024

Spirit Of Boom Race History

See the 2024 Spirit Of Boom Classic Preview and results.

See the 2023 Spirit Of Boom Classic Preview and results.

See the 2022 Spirit Of Boom Classic Preview and results.

In 2021 the name was changed from Champagne Classic to Spirit Of Boom Classic. In 2022 it was moved to Eagle Farm due to heavy rain during the week before.

Coming soon.

Champagne Classic Facts

Last filly to win; Blueberry Hill (2015)

Fastest time (1200m): Gold Edition (2006) 1:09:36

Ken Russell Memorial Classic & Champagne Classic: Sizzling (2012; Pressday (2010)

Champagne Classic & BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes: Sizzling (2012); Pressday (2010); Virage de Fortune (2005); Lovely Jubly (2002)

Interesting trivia: Snitzel sired 2017 winner Tangled and 2012 winner Sizzling. Prizemoney was reduced in 2020 due to the Covid19 pandemic.

Past winners of the Champagne Classic

Winners of past Champagne Classics often go on to the JJ Atkins.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Bittercreek El Morzillo President
2023 Cifrado Armed Forces Appin Girl
2022 Swiss Exile Exo Lady Thelwell
Political Debate
2021 Prince Of Boom Invinsible Tears Berdini’s Girl
2020 Rothfire Isotope Wild Ruler
2019 Dubious Czarson Strasbourg
2018 Zousain Mishani Hustler Blue Book
2017 Tangled All Too Huiying Italia Bella
2016 Winning Rupert Attention Souchez
2015 Blueberry Hill Wicked Intent Pepperano
2014 Brazen Beau Looks Like The Cat Shaumari
2013 Vo Heart Vilanova Global Dream
2012 Sizzling Academus Dances On Stars
2011 Free Wheeling Dr Ichi Hot Snitzel
2010 Pressday Spirit Of Boom Buffering
2009 Funtantes Trim Impulsive Dream
2008 Court Captain Fantastic Cat D’Antibes
2007 Keiki Key Bar Nights Diamond Deck
2006 Gold Edition Ghetto Blaster Silent Power
2005 Virage de Fortune Kincharm Well Noted
2004 Golden Fox Star Shiraz Our Sweet Dreams
2003 Shamekha In Top Swing Sir Success
2002 Lovely Jubly Yell Verstak
2001 Dolce Veloce Dutch Harry Jar Jar Binks
2000 Chenar Centona Rapid Man
1999 Alpine Express Might And Gold Aquive
1998 Electrifying Phorous Manana
1997 Staging Trader Vic Evader
1996 Flavour Foreign Minister La Snippette
1995 Ginzano Sahara Imperial Top Shelf Dancer
1994 Chief De Beers Magic Gent Forward
1993 Sardana Flying Tycoon Gold Apple
1992 Surtee Facile Spritely Jet
1991 Bold Promise Sedgewyn Mercherie
1990 Our Horizon Dancer’s Joy Piper Pan
1989 Gin Rhythm Brilliant Bistro Great Happiness